Principal’s Message

Hi Everyone

Term 4 at Exmouth District High School is always the busiest time of our school year reports are being written, final assessments are being done, our teachers continue to work hard with students delivering curriculum outcomes and we look forward to wrapping up the year with award assemblies, excursions and celebrations.

On Monday 19th October, the WA Premier re- leased a media statement to announce details of the remaining phase 4 requirements as part of Western Australia’s Roadmap for easing restrictions. The Phase 4 Operating Guidelines for WA public schools and residential facilities remain effective. These restrictions affect many of our end of year events. Our primary end of year concert will now be split into two concerts with attendance being limited. The school drama production will continue but with different attendance guidelines.

We have also needed to modify the usual upper school presentations with the Year 12 students having a separate function and including the Year 11 students with the year 7-10 ceremony.

As we edge closer to the school holidays we know that families’ lives become busier as well. We would like to take this opportunity before the ‘silly season’ begins to thank our parents, community volunteers, students and staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the year, and for their continued support as we near the end of this most exceptional year, 2020.

SCHOOL STAR

Thank you to all who have downloaded the app and should be receiving communications from the school. Exmouth District High School is bringing you the next generation in school-parent communications. Personalised SMS text messages sent direct to and from your mobile phone are the best solution for student safety attendance management and significant event reminders.

Parents and caregivers with iPhones or Android phones can also benefit by installing School Star, a highly secure, easy to use smartphone app. School Star gives you a Facebook style news feed to keep you up to date on the latest school news, as well as allowing you to receive and reply to important messages from the school for free. Please contact the school if you would like assistance getting started with School Star.

STUDENT REPORTS

Student reports will be going home (via email) at the end of this term on Monday 14th December. Once again, a reminder to all parents to ensure that they sit down with their student to discuss their results. It is important that students are supported to reflect on their achievements and determine strategies to further improve their results if needed. Equally important is for parents and students to celebrate excellent results.

2021

To assist with our planning for 2021, I ask that you inform the school if your child/children will not be attending next year. This will assist in determining our class structures and student placement.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO OUR YEAR 12 CLASS OF 2020

Our school community would like to acknowledge our wonderful year 12 class of 2020. Completing year 12 is a huge achievement and one that the year 12s should be very proud of. Students have embraced the challenging year with focus, humour, and great support for one another. Best wishes for achieving all of your hopes and dreams! Your journey with our school may stop here, but is the beginning of new heights for you! Stay safe, and stay in touch with the EDHS community.

A celebration of the achievements of our year 12s will take place on Thursday 29th of October at the Ningaloo centre.

THANKYOU

A big shout out to the Shire of Exmouth for supporting our application in the Round 1 Community and Sporting Grant process. The school received $1500 to subsidise the 2020 In-term Swimming program.

Gary Stenhouse Principal

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