- From the Principal
- Year 7 and Year 10 Immunisations
- Validation and ICT Forms
- The Smooth Groove Music Club
- Visual Arts, Drama and Music at HHS
- Collecting Students Through the School Day
- Huonville Bike Collective - Volunteer Opportunity
- Indoor Cricket Try Outs
- Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Online Workshop
- Huon Valley Theatre Production
- Australian Navy Cadets
- Baptcare's Foster Care Program
Welcome to the new school year, although it is hard to believe that we are already into week 5 and from Wednesday, halfway through the term.
The main focus for us as a school community this year will be implementing our new school vision.
For the past fifteen months the staff, students and school community have been working on developing this for the school, a vision that is aspirational and identifies the strengths of the school as part of the Huon community.
With over 80 teaching and support staff, one of the advantages we have is that we are big enough to offer a breadth of opportunities and learning experiences for the young people of the Huon, but significantly, we are small enough to really know our learners and their needs. We also know our families and work closely with them through the learning process.
Our focus is to provide learning for all that isn’t just seen as good enough, but that every learner leaves having experienced opportunities to become the best they possibly can be; that their literacy and numeracy skills, broader knowledge and experiences have set them up to be worthwhile citizens of the future.
As well as the regular course offerings through ACARA and Year 11/12, students are able to engage in a number of other learnings, including a music program that has regularly seen entrants in the top 50 of triple j Unearthed, and active sports, Arts including digital and manual arts (now involving Computer Assisted Design projects), Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), Food Studies and Drama programs.
Incorporating the Huon Valley Trade Centre as part of the school, we are a strong pathway for young people into industry. Our aquaculture program has received national recognition and graduates from our hospitality, agriculture, auto engineering and construction courses are sought after by employers both locally and state-wide.
We also have the Huon Zayed Future Energies program where students and the broader community engage in learning about sustainability and future energies. As part of this program we have had students travel to the United Arabs Emirates, Poland and Spain, where they represented the school and state at the Conference of Youth. The hub has technologies that monitor our solar panel systems as well as demonstrating a range of energy efficient resources.
The pathway through Huonville High doesn’t just start when students arrive here in Year 7. We have a close relationship with our primary feeder schools and have worked together as one staff being responsible for all learners in the valley.
Through all of these opportunities, we are preparing our young people to be worthwhile members of the community; who contribute to the well-being of the region and state, as well as its social and economic viability.
As the main public provider for Huon valley students, our commitment to our families and community is that we will provide the optimum learning for all.
This year we welcome Ms Amy Richardson and Mr Matt Eyles to the school. We also welcome Mrs Holly Johnston back after taking maternity leave.
Ms Richardson is working in the English and Humanities area, whilst Mr Eyles has a senior leadership role in the 9-12 areas of the school.
The National Immunisation Program provides free vaccines for students in Year 7 (HPV and Diptheria, tetanus and pertussis [whooping cough]) and Year 10 (Meningococcal ACWY), through the local council.
Immuisations will be given on Thursday, 25th March, and Friday, 26th March, 2021, with forms going home with students on Wednesday, 3rd March.
Even if you do not wish for your student to receive the immunisation, or if they have had it elsewhere, we ask that you still complete the form where relevent and return it to school.
The session on the Thursday is to catch up on the 2nd dose of Gardasil for last years grade 7s, who would currently be in grade 8. The Friday session, will be the immunisations for the grade 7s and grade 10s.
Please return your student's Validation and ICT Forms as soon as possible.
The Validation Forms are essential to ensure that we have up-to-date contact information for your child and those permitted to collect them should the need arise.
ICT forms are required so that students are able to access computers/information technology while at school.
The Visual Arts, Drama and Music departments are launching lunch time clubs for all students. As a school, we are working to provide students with creative and practical skills, by supporting them to develop school events, such as: gallery exhibitions, musical performances and plays, but there is also scope for students to decide what they would like these clubs to pursue. The clubs will provide students with the opportunity to work in small groups, building their interpersonal skills and developing a range of creative projects.
Starting Tuesday, 23rd of February, the Drama Club kicks off, followed by the Smooth Grooves Music Club on Wednesday, and the Visual Arts on Thursday. All clubs will run as lunch time activities in their department classrooms and students will find out in their first meeting how to nominate themselves or others as club leaders. If you or your students would like to find out more information, please get in touch with one of our amazing creative arts team members.
As students are not permitted to leave their classroom without a note, if you need to collect your student during the school day for an appointment, or to leave school early, please write a note and give it to your student to give to their teacher who will allow them to leave class and meet you at the front office for signing out.
This will save time for you when you come to collect your student as we don't generally use the PA system to call individual students to the office. Thank you.
The online suicide prevention workshop consists of two sessions:
Australian Government funding has allowed for this event to be fully subsidised, there will be no charge incurred to attend the workshop.
Please register for the Zoom event by clicking this link:
As spots are limited and demand is high for our workshops, please ensure you only book if there is a genuine intent to attend.
Below is some pre-reading material, FAQ’s and Hints and Tips for Zoom.
You will receive a survey and a certificate upon completion of the survey, after Session 2.
Remember to sign in with your own email as this will ensure you get your workbooks after each session, including your evaluation and certificate.
A maximum of three participants from the same organisation are permitted, should you require more training for your organisation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a requirement to have your camera turned on during the sessions for best engagement and as a duty of care. If unable to do so speak to your trainer, otherwise this may require you to join another workshop.