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Picton High School

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Year 6 - Year 7 Transition 2019

      DAY 1 - Year 7 2019

Wednesday 30th Jan 2019 for all year 7 students.

Please wear full school uniform (not sports uniform).  For this Wednesday only there will be no sport. Year 7 will finish at 3.20pm. 

Please note: At Picton High each team begins on Week 'A'.

Book packs are available from the Finance office during school hours.

Picton High School Orientation Day for Year 7 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

Picton High School will be holding the Orientation Day for Year 7 2019 students on 4th December 2018. Students are required to wear their primary school uniform and parents/carers are responsible for the transport of their child to and from the school.

Parents/carers are invited to attend the start of the day with their child, which will begin in the school hall. We will have presentations from the Principal, School Captains and Year Advisors. Students will then be sorted into their Peer Support groups, participate in Peer Support activities, and then have a school tour. During this time, parents/carers are invited to enjoy a tea/coffee in the hall and from 10:30am you will have the opportunity to pay school subject fees, buy the book pack and calculator, as well as pay a camp deposit. We will have an area set up in the hall for cash payments, and EFTPOS facilities will be in the administration building (preferred method).

The uniform shop will also be open on the day from 10am-4pm and this will give you the opportunity to purchase the school uniform. It is important to note that the uniform shop will also be open for the rest of the term, as well as specific times during the holidays if you are unable to access it on the day.

Students will be provided with a lunch contributed by ‘Made Fresh' (our canteen) which is a sandwich, bottle of drink and a piece of fruit. We do advise that students bring their own water and snacks. If your child has certain dietary requirements, please advise the school in advance, otherwise they will need to bring their own lunch.

An important reminder that the camp deposit $100.00 is due on Orientation Day, with cash payments made in the hall and again, EFTPOS facilities in the administration building. Please note that money cannot be paid before this date. 

I look forward to seeing you at what will be a valuable and exciting day for Year 7 2019 students.

Year Advisors

 

 

YEAR 6 INTO 7 2019

Picton High School would like to welcome our future students and families

Moving into high school is an extremely daunting process, not just for students, but also for the families. Picton High School aims to make the move as smooth as possible with an extremely thorough transition program that aims to provide our future students with a positive outlook on coming to high school. Throughout 2018, your child will have the opportunity to visit Picton High School, as well as having visits to the primary schools from their year advisors where any questions will be answered as best as possible.

 

Deputy in Charge and Year Advisors

Year 7 Deputy: Mr Timothy O'Neill

Year Advisor: Mr Shayne Walsh

Assistant Year Advisor: Mr Toby Chicharo

 

The year advisor and the assistant year advisor will become two very important people to your child, especially through this transition stage. These people, along with the deputy in charge of the year group will also be a point of contact for you when it comes to any questions about areas of high school, whether it be uniform, welfare or special needs provisions. All 3 people are contactable by ringing the school.

ENROLMENT

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 in a public primary school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school in Year 7 of the following year, contact the Year 6 Coordinator at your current school to obtain an "Expression of Interest" form to complete and return to them. The primary school will forward the information to us and we will contact you once a decision has been made about your child's potential enrolment, and next steps.

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 in a non-government primary school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school in Year 7 of the following year, contact us to obtain an "Expression of Interest" form to complete and return to us. We will contact you once a decision has been made about your child's potential enrolment, and next steps.

UNIFORM

We are committed to the wearing of a school uniform. A school uniform helps to develop a student's sense of belonging and enhances the health and safety of students when involved in sporting and practical lessons within the school curriculum. In accordance with Workplace Health and Safety laws, all students must wear fully black, covered leather footwear to school each day to prevent feet from damage caused by accidents such as falling objects or chemical spillages. These shoes must have a flat, solid sole.

 

 


MEDICAL ISSUES

If your child is anaphylactic, diabetic, severe asthmatic, epileptic, needs a toilet pass, takes prescribed medications at school or has another serious health issue one of our Sick Bay/Student Central ladies will be able to discuss how the school can support your child's needs at school. 

 

FEES/PRICES 2018: May vary in 2019

Year 7 School Voluntary Contribution   $25

Visual Arts fee                                         $30

Industrial Arts fee                                   $60

Year 7 2017 camp                                   $290

Year 7 bookpack                                     $25

Art Diary                                                  $5

Calculator                                                $25

 

 Future Newsletters with updated information for 2018/19 can be found on this website

 

Year 7 Camp 2019 

Feb 20 - 22 2019

Year 7 at Picton High School is given the opportunity to attend the Great Aussie Bush Camp in their first term, located at Kincumber (one hour north of Sydney). This new facility is situated on 40 hectares of un-spoiled bush land with 600m of broad water frontage. The camp is a perfect opportunity for students to connect and form new relationships with both their peers and their teachers. Students participate in outdoor recreation based recreation activities that are fun, challenging, diverse, relevant and memorable. Some of the activities that students may be involved in include: archery, canoeing, giant swing, high ropes, lost island, rock climbing, survivor challenge and night based activities. Its facilities include cabin accommodation, dining hall, full size rugby oval and night time supervision.

More information about the camp and the activities will be provided at orientation days, where a permission note will be distributed and parents will be given the opportunity to pay the deposit.

You can visit the Great Aussie Bush Camp website at http://www.bushcamp.com.au/

   

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