|Wednesday 22 - Friday 24||Grade 10 Outdoor Ed Camp|
|Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30||Grade 8 Camp|
|Wednesday 29||Health Careers Day - Don College|
|Friday 1||Public Holiday - No Show Day|
|Friday 8||RHS Orientation Day|
|Friday 8||Don start day|
|Monday 11 - Tuesday 12||Grade 9 Outdoor Ed Camp|
|Tuesday 12||Realising Potential Evening from 6pm|
|Tuesday 19||Activities Day - Grade 7-9|
|Tuesday 19||Grade 10 Day to Launceston|
|Wednesday 20||Grade 10 Assembly & Celebration Dinner|
|Thursday 21||Annual Walkathon Grade 7-9|
|Thursday 21||Last day for students|
|Friday 22||Last day for staff|
At this time of the year, while contemplating their future, the Grade 10 students have been undergoing PAT testing and will soon be undertaking exams. I just wanted to highlight how proud of them we are as a group of staff. In the leadup to a stressful period, they have remained respectful and taken responsibility for their own learning. This has seen a number of them staying in at break times or accessing teachers after school to ensure they give themselves the best chance to achieve well in their testing. The majority of our students have indicated that they are heading to Don College next year, with the others either receiving apprenticeships or completing years 11 and 12 at Reece High School. We believe that we have given them the tools to succeed in post-Grade 10 education or training and know that they are striving towards our school vision of “Inspire Today to Empower Tomorrow.”
Students Leaving School
We understand some students may need to leave school during the day to attend appointments. If this is the case, it is essential they follow our school protocol.
Sickness or Injury
If students need to be collected from school as a result of illness or injury, the office staff will contact parents. Students SHOULD NOT be contacting parents through their own devices. Students still need to sign out when leaving, by speaking directly to the office staff.
This system is in place to keep our records accurate and ensure the safety of all our students so please help us by following the process as outlined below.
* A note of permission should be provided from the parents if it is a pre-arranged appointment.
* Students need to sign out at the front office, and sign in if and when they return to school.
* Students must be collected from the front office, not met in the car park or on the road.
* The person who collects the student must also sign them out.
IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR CHILD DURING SCHOOL HOURS, CAN YOU PLEASE RING THE SCHOOL OFFICE ON 6420 8100 AND A MESSAGE WILL BE SENT TO YOUR CHILD
Students Arriving Late to School
If your child arrives late to school they must sign in at the office. You will then receive a text message asking you to explain your child’s lateness if you have not already done so. Students must sign in at the office if they are late, no matter what time they arrive.
Earlier this month, DECYP launched the Tell Someone initiative, to raise awareness in the community about child sexual abuse and grooming.
The Tell Someone website gives children and young people clear advice on what to do in situations where they feel worried, unsafe, or unsure. It also gives adults advice and support on how to respond if they suspect or know a child is being groomed or sexually abused or is at risk of harm.
Please visit the website, read the information, and find a suitable time to talk with your child/children about this issue and the resources available. It’s important that everyone understands the possible signs of sexual abuse or grooming behaviour, and how to stay safe online and offline.
If reading this information has caused you distress, please visit DECYP’s website for a list of support services.
Please contact the school if you have any questions about this information.
I feel like a bit of a broken record but I would like to again thank parents and students for the effort they have made to make sure they are in full school uniform. The school uniform builds a sense of connectedness among students and to the school. When worn well, it enhances the way in which individuals and the school are viewed in the community. Uniform also means that students can easily be identified as a member of RHS, increasing safety and supervision for all students. I would like to highlight that black shoes are the required item for footwear from our uniform policy. If you are starting to think about purchasing footwear for 2024, can you please ensure they are black with black laces. This will be a tight expectation within our Uniform Policy in 2024.
Grade 7’s have been working on improving their technical skills during terms 3 and 4. Their focus has been on trying to play with fluency and accuracy, as well playing with correct technique. The most popular songs have been ‘Smoke on the Water’, ‘Seven Nation Army’, ‘Fur Elise’, ‘Happy Birthday’ and mastering a straight 8 on the drums. There are a few groups that have been forming and we’re excited to see if they will become the next rock band(s) at Reece!
Year 7 are celebrating students who are displaying school values. This week, these students have been recognised for their respectful contributions toward themselves, peers and adults, as well the environment.
Our “Respectful Students of the Week” focus has continued in Grade 8 with lots of students doing an amazing job of upholding our school value of Respect. This was especially evident during our Athletics Carnival. We saw some outstanding demonstrations of all our school values.
The winners for week 4 are:
We are still looking forward to Grade 8 camp coming up and remind students to return their camp forms ASAP or for parents to contact us so we can continue the planning process.
If you’re a young adult who loves to write and is looking for a community of like-minded individuals, then look no further!
Our creative writers group is the perfect place for you to connect with others who share your passion for writing. You’ll have the opportunity to receive feedback on your work, learn new writing techniques, and engage in stimulating discussions with fellow writers. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, our group is a safe and supportive space for you to explore your creativity and develop your skills. Join us and discover the joys of writing with others who understand and appreciate the power of the written word. (Please note this is a once-off session in November 2023, but in 2024 it will be run as a fortnightly program.)
Thursday 30 November 4.30 – 5.15pm
Ages 13-21 years.
Devonport Country Club are in the fortunate position of being able to offer FREE junior girls’ golf scholarships.
We have obtained funding from The Australian Golf Foundation (AGF) to support six lucky teenage girls to pursue the sport of golf. No previous skill necessary.
Scholarships are open to girls aged 9 to 16. Girls new to golf may also be engaged in this program should they demonstrate a commitment to learning the sport. A willingness to learn a new skill.
“This is a terrific opportunity”, said Helen Plaister, DCC Scholarship coordinator.
“Not only will girls receive 24 coaching sessions with Alex Hamilton PGA Professional but also a one-year junior club membership that carries playing rights, to ensure girls can participate in club competitions and obtain a handicap”.
The Scholarship program is part of a national campaign to get more girls playing golf. Along with over 160 other golf facilities across Australia, DCC will be working closely with golf’s national body Golf Australia throughout 2024.
“All we ask is that applicants display a desire and willingness to learn and therefore improve golf skills, obtain a handicap, play in club competitions (or at least social play) and engage in any extra-curricular activity that fosters friendships between scholarship holders”.
A total of 6 scholarships will be available at DCCfor 2024.
For further information and to apply, please contact:
Helen Plaister, Email: email@example.com
Or, Mobile; 0488233905 and leave a message.
I will always return your call.
Thank you so much,
Helen Plaister. DCC Junior Girls Coordinator