CURRICULUM HANDBOOK YEARS 7 TO 10 - Information for students attending school in 2021 - Broome Senior ...

 
CURRICULUM HANDBOOK YEARS 7 TO 10 - Information for students attending school in 2021 - Broome Senior ...
LOWER SCHOOL I 2021
www.broomeshs.wa.edu.au

     CURRICULUM
     HANDBOOK
                                 YEARS 7 TO 10

   Information for students attending school in 2021
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Part of the BROOME CLUSTER of
  INDEPENDENT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SCHOOL PURPOSE
 To provide a safe and caring
learning environment valued
     by the community,
  which will equip students
     with learning skills,
 perseverance and integrity.
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Principal's welcome

Dear Parents/Carers and Students,
A very warm welcome to all of you. This booklet is designed to give you
an overview of the school and to assist you in becoming an active school
community member. At any stage please feel free to contact our school
administration to clarify any section of this book or to discuss anything else.
Broome Senior High School is one of the best rated high schools in WA. This is acknowledged
by the fact that in 2012 we were WA Secondary School of the Year; an incredible achievement
and the only country school ever to win this prestigious award. For the past three years we
have been ranked as one of the top 10 state schools in Western Australia.
We are a school of approximately 900 students. This is very significant, as we are able to
provide the full depth and breadth of courses and face-to-face teaching here in Broome.
This means that your child and/or your family do not have to move away to receive the best
education.
In addition, since 2013 we have been operating as an Independent Public School (and along
with our primary schools have formed the Broome Cluster of Independent Public Schools).
This means the Department of Education trusts us to be self-governing and allows the school
to directly make decisions to meet the needs of you, our community.
As Principal I know that your child will be given every opportunity to gain a quality education
because we offer:
•    academic excellence covering a wide choice of subjects and academic pathways including
     an on-entry tested Academic Extension program in Year 7;
•    a safe and caring learning environment based on respectful relationships between staff
     and students;
•    sporting and extracurricular activities including Kimberley Cup sport week, Country Week
     in Perth, interstate and overseas excursions, state and national competitions e.g. dance,
     drama;
•    an experienced and dedicated staff who pride themselves on developing positive
     relationships and providing quality learning experiences;
•    a fully functioning high school with up-to-date resources (e.g. Trade Training Centre,
     Performing Arts Centre, Visual Arts Centre).
We have tremendous pride in our school. The staff are exceptional and our success enormous.
I know you will be equally delighted with your child attending Broome Senior High School.
    Thank you

    Mathew Burt
    Principal
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SCHOOL VALUES: A CULTURE OF SUCCESS
             Excellence: personal and professional, be the best you can be

Positive respectful relationships: between staff, students, parents and the community

                      Commitment: to self, to others, to the school

          Perseverance: pursuit of knowledge and achievement of potential

 Integrity: moral soundness, doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons

                SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

                          PRINCIPAL                 BUSINESS
                         Mathew Burt                MANAGER
                                                  Leanne Wells

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL       DEPUTY PRINCIPAL        DEPUTY PRINCIPAL       DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
   (Curriculum)         (Student Services)     (Education Support)       (Alternative
  Cath Winfield           Emma Twining            Sandi Passmore          Learning)
                                                                           Greg Slavin
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Voluntary contributions                          Education Program Allowance
                                                 Financial assistance is available for
and charges                                      eligible families who are holders of a valid
                                                 Centrelink Pensioner Card, Health Care
Broome Senior High School receives               Card or Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Card.
government funds each year to cover the          Applications are available from the school’s
expenses of running the school. Financial        administration and completed forms need
support provided by parents has always           to be returned to the Accounts Office before
played a vital role in the provision of          the end of Term 1 each year.
resources that extend the school’s capacity to
add value to students’ learning experience.      The allowance consists of two parts:
For example, parent contributions allow          • $115 Clothing Allowance paid directly to
schools to provide class sets of text books         the parent/guardian or to the school
instead of students having to provide their      • $235 Education Program Allowance paid
own.                                                directly to the school
Determining Charges                              For further information regarding
Broome Senior High School endeavours             school charges please contact the school
to keep its charges to a minimum while           on 9195 3100.
maintaining a high standard of educational
programs. The level of financial support         Being prepared
requested of parents requires the approval of
the School Board, which plays an important       for class
role in the school’s financial planning          It is very important that students bring the
arrangements to meet the needs of students       essential items for learning. This eliminates
while minimising the financial burden on         wasted time at the start of each class and
parents.                                         encourages students to become independent
At times there may be additional charges         learners.
in some subjects where extra cost activities     Recommended items include:
are part of the program such as excursions       • school bag
and camps that students are encouraged           • file with dividers for each subject
to attend and which the voluntary                • red and blue pens, pencils, etc.
contributions and charges do not cover.          • lined file paper or exercise books
Participation in these extra components is       • ruler
voluntary but conditional on payment of the      • school diary.
cost of providing the activity.                  Personal Items List
Collection of School Charge Payments             Recommended personal and stationery
Full payment of charges can be made prior        items are detailed on the Personal Items
to the start of the 2021 school year. It is      Lists issued each year in Term 4. These lists
acknowledged that some families may              are available from the front office or from our
struggle to pay charges. To help overcome        website. Personal and stationery items may
the problem of paying all charges in             be purchased locally from Broome Office
advance, a time payment arrangement may          National on 26 Clementson Street, Broome
be organised by contacting the Manager           or any other supplier of choice.
Corporate Services (Business Manager) on
9195 3100 prior to the commencement of the
2021 school year.
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About lower school                                tertiary-bound students and Transition ARC.
                                                  Mainstream caters for students wishing to
at Broome Senior                                  move directly into training opportunities
                                                  such as TAFE, apprenticeships, traineeships
High School                                       or employment.
Broome Senior High School is an excellent         Literacy support and Academy classes in
school with an impressive record of               Years 7 – 9 assist students from remote
producing high-achieving, well-rounded            backgrounds and those with interrupted
students. In Years 7 – 9, students are offered    schooling experiences who require extra
a comprehensive curriculum, stimulating           support to develop literacy and numeracy
learning environment and opportunities to         skills.
extend themselves in a variety of disciplines.
We have a strong focus on academic                A large number of extracurricular activities
achievement, as well as vocational, sporting      are offered to students throughout each year,
and artistic programs to suit individual          including the opportunity to be involved
student needs.                                    in the Kimberley Cup and Country Week
                                                  sporting carnivals in Term 2. There are also
Year 7 students experience a comprehensive        staff versus students sporting matches each
induction program prior to commencing             term and specific carnivals such as football,
their studies at Broome Senior High School.       basketball, cricket, swimming and athletics.
The orientation schedule ensures students
are already comfortable with the school           Students also have the chance to participate
environment before they enrol. An induction       in musical and dance performances; art
day at the beginning of the year allows           and media competitions and programs for
students to develop positive relationships        Aboriginal students delivered by the Broome
with their peers and teachers, as well as learn   Clontarf Academy (BCA) and Broome Stars.
about school rules, policies and procedures.      Year 7 students selected for the Academic
                                                  Extension Program have the option of
Year 8 and 9 students are placed in classes       attending an overseas trip to Japan. Year 9
designed to meet their individual needs.          students can participate in a week-long camp
Academic Rigour Classes (ARC) provide a           in Term 4.
strong and challenging academic focus for

Term Dates
The term dates for students in 2021 are:

 Semester 1 2021
 Term 1              Monday 1 February - Thursday 1 April
 Break               Friday 2 April - Sunday 18 April
 Term 2              Monday 19 April (Students return Tuesday 20 April) - Friday 2 July
 Break               Saturday 3 July - Sunday 18 July
 Semester 2 2021
 Term 3              Monday 19 July (Students return Tuesday 20 July) - Friday 24 September
 Break               Saturday 25 September - Sunday 10 October
 Term 4              Monday 11 October - Thursday 16 December
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Our School

The School Logo                                2017
                                               The new logo
1990-2015                                      wonderfully represents
1990 was the inaugural year of Broome          the school we now
High School after Broome District High         are. At the same time,
School was divided into its primary and        it pays respect to our
secondary components. In January 1994,         previous school logo,
the school was upgraded to Senior High         history and culture.
School status. 200 students attended the
                                               Key features:
school. This enabled the school to offer
                                               • Shield and crest
more opportunities for
                                                  give firm shape to the logo representing
students in Year 11 and
                                                  strength in education.
12, as well as provide a
                                               • Moon and staircase have been retained
wide range of courses
                                                  and symbolise Broome and our diverse
in lower school.
                                                  community.
At this time, our school
                                               • Four waves represent stairs to our four
logo took shape into a
                                                  Cluster primaries leading to BSHS.
stylised representation
                                               • Our motto ‘perseverance and integrity’
of the famous
                                                  is highly commendable and has been
Broome “Staircase to
                                                  retained.
the Moon”, a phenomenon created by the
                                               • The gecko (an animal in the Kimberley)
coincidence of an extremely low tide and a
                                                  has been replaced with a goanna or barny
full moon over Roebuck Bay. The colours
                                                  (a Kimberley animal) in colours to reflect
were chosen by students in 1990 and the
                                                  the area.
artwork was donated by noted Broome
                                               • The colours of the shield background
artist Mary Kirby. The logo symbolised the
                                                  represent the colours of Broome,
purpose of education in the progression
                                                  where the blue sky meets with our
along a pathway to achieve a goal.
                                                  turquoise waters. They also represent
2013-2016                                         our lower school students in green shirts
Established since 2013 as an Independent          transitioning to senior school students in
Public School in 2016, Broome Senior High         blue shirts.
School took the opportunity to re-evaluate     • The Broome Senior High School lettering
the school it had become and the imagery          embedded in the original logo has been
associated with it.                               pulled out so it is clearly legible.
With financial assistance from the School
P&C, projects to enhance classrooms and the
general school surrounds have taken place,
with many future projects still to progress.
We also reflected on our school logo. After
an extensive internal process of nearly
nine months, a new logo was unanimously
approved by the P&C and School Board.

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Our School

    New build 2020                                      School expectations
    In 2019 works on a school upgrade                   The Rights and Responsibilities at
    commenced delivering an addition of two             Broome Senior High School are:
    new chemistry labs and expanding our
    existing Food Technologies block with a new          Rights
    commercial kitchen and alfresco student              Everyone has the right to work and learn
    cafe.                                                without being disrupted by others.
    Following this, construction then                    Everyone has the right to work and learn
    commenced on a two-story extension                   in a clean and safe environment.
    at the front of the school facilitating
    modern learning spaces for Maths, HaSS,             Everyone has the right to take part
    Health, Information and Communication               without fear of ridicule or intimidation.
    Technologies (ICT) and Vocational                    Everyone has the right to have his or her
    Education and Training classes. The new              individual and shared property respected.
    facilities also included a new toilet block
    and a purpose-built Student Services
                                                         Responsibilities
    space that houses our Year Leaders, School
    Psychologists, School Chaplains, Nurse,              No student should interfere with any
    Attendance Officers, School Officers and             other student’s learning.
    Student Services Coordinator.                        Students and staff should strive to
                                                         keep the school and its grounds safe
    The quality of the build and new structures          and clean.
    provides our school community with some
                                                         Students and staff should treat each
    of the best learning facilities in the state that
                                                         other with courtesy and respect.
    will now compliment the quality teaching
    that Broome Senior High School staff                 Students should obtain all their own
    provide.                                             equipment and treat shared property
                                                         with respect.

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Our School

School Rules
                                               Behaviour
The School rules are based on the Rights and
Responsibilities pertaining to all members     Management
of the school community. Students will be      The Behaviour Management team supports
familiar with the specific rules as they are   students in making positive choices at
common to most schools.                        school. Students are provided with strategies
                                               to regulate their behaviour and are assisted
 1.   Students will follow any reasonable
                                               with settling into the school routine.
      instruction from a Broome Senior High
      School staff member.                     Staff guide students and assist them in
 2. Students are expected to comply            developing problem-solving skills in regards
    with all laws of society – in respect      to a range of behaviours. Broome Senior
    to personal and school property;           High School follows the model of Positive
    vandalism; bullying, fighting and          Behaviour Support, which has a focus on
    threatening behaviour; obscene             celebrating achievements and reinforcing
    language; drug possession and use;         positive behaviours.
    harassment (physical or sexual) and
    theft.                                     Parent involvement
 3. Our school has implemented the             Overwhelming evidence supports the fact
    Department of Education policy of          that success of students at school is greatly
    banning the use of mobile phones for       assisted where there is a positive partnership
    all students. Students are allowed to      between parents and teachers. The staff are
    have their phone in their possession       very keen to involve parents in school life as
    but must turn it off and keep it out       much as possible.
    of sight from the time they arrive
                                               You are very welcome to attend school
    at school to the end of the school
                                               assemblies and other functions. We
    day. Inappropriate use will result in
                                               encourage interaction with your child’s
    confiscation of equipment.
                                               teachers. Please feel welcome to seek
 4. Once students enter school grounds,        progress reports on a regular basis.
    they are required to remain on site
    until the end of the day unless signed
    out by a parent or Deputy Principal.
 5. Students are required to take an
    active part in maintaining a clean and
    healthy school environment, including
    appropriate disposal of litter.
 6. Chewing gum is not permitted within
    the school grounds.
 7. All students are required to adhere to
    specific Broome Senior High School
    policies regarding uniforms and
    footwear; drugs; internet use, student
    car use, etc.

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Our School

    Mobile Phones                                    If you are interested in being part of the
                                                     School/Cluster Board, please contact the
    As from 2020, our school joined with all         Principal.
    public school statewide and implemented the
    Department of Education policy of banning        Parents and Citizens
    the use of mobile phones for all students.
    All students in years 7 to 12 are allowed to     Association (P&C)
    have their phones in their possession but        The Parents and Citizens Association (P&C)
    must turn turn it off and keep it out of sight   meetings are held twice each term with
    from the time they arrive at school to the       dates set by the P&C at the beginning of
    end of the school day. This extends to the       the year. Dates and times are included in
    use of smart watches, earbuds, tablets and       newsletters and the term calendar. Meetings
    headphones also. The policy aims to reduce       are traditionally held in the conference room
    distractions in class and improve student        at the school. In the past years we have had
    enbgagement. Please help us implement this       great parental support and the P&C is going
    policy by talking with your child and mkaing     from strength to strength. Funds raised
    them aware of their responsibilities regarding   by the P&C are reinvested into the school
    mobile phone use at our school.                  to support the school for the benefit of all
                                                     students. The P&C requires parents to be
    School board                                     involved. Please take the time to consider
    As part of the school’s governance structure     being involved.
    as an Independent Public School (IPS),
    Broome Senior High School has a School           School assemblies
    Board. As part of the Broome Schools Cluster     Formal assemblies are held twice each term.
    (with Broome North, Broome, Cable Beach          Parents are strongly encouraged to attend
    and Roebuck primary schools) we have also        and be seen to be involved in their child’s
    formed a Cluster Board.                          education. These are fantastic events that
     The role of the Board(s) is to:                 are run by students to celebrate student
     • Establish and review the school’s             achievement. Students perform music and
        purpose and performance indicators.          dance items, with certificates and special
     • Represent the educational needs and           awards presented to individual students.
        aspirations of students, teachers,
        parents and community.
     • Promote the school(s) in the
        community.
     • Take part in formulating codes of
        conduct for students.
     • Monitor the allocation of financial and
        human resources.
     • Determine a dress code for students.
     • Review school contributions and
        charges.
     • Determine the school priority areas in
        consultation with staff.

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 Cyclone procedures                                Student reports
 Schools will close on the yellow alert of a       Broome Senior High School assesses
 cyclone on the advice of the police and SES       students according to standard Department
 Coordinator. If this is issued before children    of Education requirements. Parents will
 come to school then please listen to the          receive two annual reports stating the grades
 local ABC radio station to confirm that the       students have attained in each aspect of each
 school will actually be closed. The ABC will      Learning Area. In addition to this, reporting
 broadcast information about the closure of        to parents occurs through:
 schools in the Broome area. Cyclone Smart           • Written progress reports
 packs are available to parents and residents        • Telephone interviews
 at the SES office and Broome Shire Council.         • Letters of commendation
 If you are at all concerned for your child’s        • Letters of concern
 safety, you should take whatever you believe        • Assignment covers
 is the most appropriate course of action.           • Emails
 Please notify the school if your choice is to       • Discussions at parent evenings.
 keep your child away from school while the
                                                   Parents are consulted regularly through
 school is still open.
                                                   the P&C, School Board, Broome Clontarf/
                                                   Broome Stars staff and AIEO liaison, and
 Parking                                           direct individual contact with the school is
 Please refer to the map on the back page.         encouraged. Parents are welcome to request
                                                   a progress report at any time.
 All visitors to the school must park in the
 visitors’ bays near the Administration block
 and report to the front office. Senior school
                                                   Change of address
 students wishing to drive their vehicles to       If you change your address, telephone
 school must see their Year Leader for student     number or email, it is important to notify
 parking arrangements.                             the school. In an emergency, we need to
                                                   know where to contact a parent quickly, and
 Parents setting down and picking up
                                                   therefore accurate records are vital. Contact
 students are requested to do so at the
                                                   information helps us to make sure all
 western end of the school adjacent to the
                                                   important communication gets to you. It is
 basketball courts or at the rear off the school
                                                   very important that this information is kept
 on Kerr Street. For safety reasons associated
                                                   up to date. Please keep the school informed
 with the bus turnaround area, during the
                                                   of changes.
 hours of 7.15 - 8.00am and 2.00 - 2.45pm, the
 main gate is only open to buses, staff vehicles
 and visitors to the Administration block.

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School notifications                            Newsletters
                                                A school newsletter is produced twice per
and communications                              school term. Within our school community,
                                                these newsletters are seen as an important
CONNECT notifications                           way to keep you informed about school
CONNECT is our primary source of                events and achievements and student
communication to parents and carers.            successes. The newsletter will be available
CONNECT is a secure online environment          to all parents via CONNECT. The newsletter
developed by the Department of Education        is also available via publications on our
to provide a tool for staff, students and       website. Should you not have access to these
parents to keep in touch. This secure           electronic means, please inform the school
communication platform provides an              and a paper copy can be posted instead.
excellent opportunity for you to access your
child's class information and keep up to date   Facebook and Instagram
about the school.                               Please follow the Broome Senior High
                                                School Facebook and Instagram sites.
PLEASE register for CONNECT with the            It is an excellent way to view day-to-day
school and ensure that your email address is    events, news, photos, and videos of student
kept up to date.                                achievements.
As well as being available online. CONNECT
is also available as an App and can be          www.instagram.com/broomeshs/
downloaded to both Apple and Android            www.facebook.com/
phones. The advantage of using the              BroomeSeniorHighSchool
CONNECT App is it will allow you to receive
alerts directly to your phone in real time so   Website -
you can stay up-to-date on the move. For        The school website also offers an excellent
more information please contact the school.     way to access our school’s key information:
                                                Learning Area overviews, course outlines,
                                                student achievements, videos, photos and
                                                calendars.
                                                www.broomeshs.wa.edu.au
                                                All Parent Emails
                                                From time to time the school will send all
                                                parent emails with specific information.
                                                Please ensure we have your up-to-date email
                                                address.
                                                SMS Messaging
                                                Parents and caregivers will be notified
                                                automatically via the school SMS messaging
                                                attendance system, if their child/ren are
                                                absent from school each morning.
                                                Occasionally this messaging system may also
                                                be used to send important reminders.

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 Aboriginal Education                               Our students come from all over Australia
                                                    and some from overseas. Our Indigenous
 We value the rich and diverse history,             students are from a wide range of language
 cultures and languages of Aboriginal               groups across the Kimberley and beyond.
 and Torres Strait Islander people. We are          The AET strives to support all students
 improving our practices around Culturally          to have “strong spirit”, “good feeling” and
 responsive education, through Curriculum           “positive wellbeing” – MABU LIYAN – and
 where Aboriginal perspectives are                  to celebrate their identities as a key to being
 embedded, Aboriginal students and families         strong and proud.
 feel valued and culturally safe in their
 identity.
                                                    The 2021 Aboriginal Education team:
 The Aboriginal Education Team (AET) -
 including the Program Manager, Aboriginal
 and Islander Education Officers and
 Aboriginal Education Support Officers
 - are there to support all school staff to
 reflect on their approaches to promoting
 engagement and achievement of excellence
 of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
 students.
                                                       AIEO             AIEO             AIEO
 Working in hand with the Student Services           Daniel Cox      Linah Enosa      Emile Boxer
 team, Broome Clontarf Academy, Broome
 Stars, Follow the Dream, families and carers
 the AET continue to work to implement the
 Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework to
 help build a culturally responsive school and
 to foster positive relationships between the
 school and community.
 THE AET is located in the Bagu
 Warrdarndan Jimbin Centre, meaning
 “Everyone come inside”. This Cultural Centre          AIEO             AIEO
 is located in a new Cultural space with a           Mena Bin          Juanita
 Yarning Circle, a meeting place for parents,        Sulaiman         Clements
 families, community members, students
 and staff. It is a culturally safe space for all
 Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people
 which celebrates cultural diversity and
 promotes reconciliation.

                                                    AE SUPPORT      AE SUPPORT       COORDINATOR
                                                     OFFICER         OFFICER             Rebecca
                                                      DJ Muir          Halina           Famlonga
                                                                     Kolatowicz
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The Student Services Team
Broome Senior High School places a high priority on ensuring that students are happy and
comfortable here. Our Student Services (SS) team ­— comprising of the Student Services
Manager, Year Leaders, Deputy Principals, School Psychologists and other staff — is a highly
skilled and effective group who support students in many ways. They cater for the physical,
social and emotional wellbeing of students at school, allowing them to reach their full
potential.
Each year group has a Year Leader, who coordinates all communication, activities, camps and
through consulation with form teachers, the pastoral care for students and families within
their year group.
Parents and carers are always welcome at the school. If you have any questions or concerns
regarding the academic performance or wellbeing of your child, please do not hesitate to
email or phone the school and make an appointment to discuss these issues with the relevant
Deputy Principal, Year Leader or Student Services Manager.

                     The 2021 Student Services Year Leader team:

       YEAR 7 LEADER       YEAR 8 LEADER      YEAR 9 LEADER      YEAR 10 LEADER
        Rebecca Kevin       Megan Bonner           Neda Loh        Kaytlin Courtis

                 YEAR 11 LEADER          YEAR 12          SS MANAGER
                   Sam Alexeeff          LEADER         Stacey Mathieson
                  (Emily Criddle       Joy Wearing
                    Term 1 only)
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                           Other Student Services team members:

  School Psychologist (Years 7-9)                            Scott Pierce
  School Psychologist (Years 10-12)                          Jessica Cox
  School Psychologist (Consultant)                           Rebecca Shellabear
  School Chaplains                                           Tamara Combe and Will Veldman
  School Nurse (Off Site)                                    Scott Dow
  Student Services Deputy Principal                          Emma Twining
  Operations & Curriculum Deputy Principal                   Cath Winfield
  Education Support Deputy Principal                         Sandi Passmore
  Alternative Learning Deputy Principal                      Greg Slavin
  Student Services School Officer                            Janine Murton
  Attendance Support School Officer                          Kim Chapman
  School Based Attendance Officer                            Clinton Cox
  Behaviour Management Coordinator (Years 7-8)               Suzanne Rushton
  Behaviour Management (Years 9-12)                          Rohan Mather
  Broome Stars Program Manager                               Bella Fleming
  Broome Clontarf Academy (BCA) Director                     Jack Reagan
  Aboriginal Education Support Officers                      Helena Kolatowicz and
                                                             Darren Muir (Dj)

     We support students through the provision of:
     • Counselling regarding personal and school related issues.
     • Mediation and conflict resolution.
     • Parent and family liaison.
     • Referral to community agencies.
     • Information flow between family and school regarding student needs and issues.
     • TLC when students are stressed, unwell or unhappy.
     • Celebrating when students are achieving.
   Students and parents are always welcome to make contact with Student Services staff, either
 in person or by phone or email.

 Arriving on time
 It is important for each student to arrive at school on time each day. It is strongly
 recommended that students arrive at school by 7.45am so they are ready for the
 commencement of period 1 at 8am.
 Students arriving at school after 8am are required to report to the Student Services office and
 request a late note before proceeding to class. Arriving late to class causes an unavoidable
 delay and unnecessary interuptions to the learning of other students.
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Daily timetable

PLEASE NOTE: On Tuesdays we close early to allow all staff to attend meetings to
continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning programs at our school.
Other periods during the week are extended to make sure your child still receives
their full requirement.

Attendance
By law, students must attend school. Department of Education regulations require every
absence from school to be covered by an explanation (parents may either write a note, email,
text message or phone). Students are requested to bring a note from parents/guardian or a
medical certificate either before their absence, in the case of appointments etc. or on the day
they return to school following an illness.
When a student is marked absent from class, caregivers will be notified automatically via
the school’s SMS messaging attendance system. Please ensure that you notify the school of
changes to your mobile phone number.
No student is to leave the school during school hours without the permission of a school
administrator. Attendance is checked every period throughout the school day.
Student detentions may be conducted where necessary for students who are regularly late to
school.

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 Leaving the                                      Student dress must comply with accepted
                                                  standards of health, cleanliness, modesty
 school grounds                                   and safety.
 Students are not permitted to leave the          If students arrive not in their school uniform,
 school during the day without permission. If     they will need to report to the Cultural
 you require your child to leave school during    Centre to borrow a uniform for a short term
 the day, please contact the front office.        (daily basis) only. Students not appropriately
                                                  dressed may be sent home to change.
 School factions                                  The School Uniform is:
 When enrolling at the school, your child          Years     Green Broome Senior
 will be allocated a faction. There are four       7-9       High School polo shirt
 factions named after prominent explorers or                                            Black
 personalities in the history of the Kimberley.                                         shorts/
 They are: – Miller, Riddell, Dampier and          Years     Royal blue or white        skirts
 Durack.                                           10-12     Broome Senior High         with
                                                             School polo shirt          the
 The associated colours to                                                              school
 each faction are:                                 All       Sports polo SunSmart       logo.
  Miller          Blue                             Years     shirt (For Sports
                                                             and official School
  Riddell         Red                                        representation)
  Dampier         Yellow
  Durack          Green                           Uniform for Physical Education
                                                  Students are required to bring an appropriate
 The faction system forms the basis of            change of shirt for Physical Education
 pastoral care throughout the school              classes or wear our newly designed SunSmart
 with students daily (except for Tuesdays)        polo shirts. Hats are also encouraged when
 attending a 20 minute Form class which is        participating outdoors in Terms 2 and 3.
 made up of other students in their year group    Appropriate Footwear
 and faction, e.g. Miller 8, Durack 7, Dampier    Closed-in shoes are essential for Design &
 9 etc.                                           Technology, Science, Food & Technology and
                                                  some Physical Education classes, therefore
 Uniforms/school                                  all students are requested to wear them at
                                                  all times. If you have a problem meeting this
 dress code                                       requirement please see the relevant Year
 School uniforms are available for purchase       Leader. Thongs are not permitted to be worn
 from Totally Workwear which is located           at school.
 at 5 Haynes Street, Broome.
 All students are required to wear school
 uniform. This is endorsed by the P&C and
 School Board. The uniform is attractive,
 serviceable and economical and we believe
 that in wearing it, students develop more
 pride in themselves and their school.
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Valuables                                        Year 7      1hr /night       5-6hrs/week
We recommend that valuables of any               Year 8      1hr/night        5-6hrs/week
kind should not be brought to school. If         Year 9      1½hrs/night      8-10hrs/week
valuables are brought to school, they are the
                                                 Year 10     2hrs/night       10-12hrs/week
responsibility of the owner and should be
kept with you at all times.                      Year 11/12 2½-3hrs/night 15 - 18hrs/week

Lockers                                           3. Home study organisation and planning
                                                     will be discussed with all students
Lockers are available for student use. Please        early in the year. Students should have
enquire for availbility in the Front Office.         regular home study times.
Food and valuable items should not be left
                                                  4.   Deadlines for assigned work will be
in school lockers. It is strongly advised that
                                                       clearly established.
students do not leave any items in lockers
overnight or on weekends.                        Help from home
                                                 The greatest assistance you can give your
Home study policy                                child from home is to show an active interest
                                                 in their school work. Early in the year we will
Rationale                                        inform you when you can expect reports to
This school recognises that regular home         come home. Check that the reports make it
study is an integral part of the learning        home and take time to discuss their content
process.                                         with your child. Attend parent nights and
Purpose                                          individual parent meetings when requested.
Home study:                                      Students will complete normal day-to-day
 • Promotes self-discipline and skills in        class work in a file. This should contain
    time management, study habits and            notes, homework, experiments, textbook
    organisation.                                work and so on. You can also be involved in
 • Promotes independence and                     your child’s education by regularly asking
    responsibility for learning.                 to see their file and helping them to keep
 • Encourages resourcefulness and fosters        organised.
    perseverance.
 • Reinforces work covered at school.            Finally, if in doubt, please contact us. We
 • Allows for the completion of class work.      welcome opportunities to speak with you
                                                 about the progress of your child. Our
Guidelines                                       planned reporting process is a parent night
 1. Home study includes:                         in Term 1 and 3, and two formal reports at
    • completion of class work/home work         end of Terms 2 and 4.
    • daily review of work completed
    • completion of assigned work
    • reading
    • preparation for tests
    • preparation for the next day.

 2. Recommended time for home study is:

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 Bicycles                                        School Bus Service
 Students are permitted to ride bicycles to      The Broome Explorer Bus provide three
 school. Bicycles are to be placed in the bike   Broome Regional Public School Bus Services.
 compound and secured with a suitable chain
 and lock. Students should fasten bicycle        These service the residential areas of:
 helmets to their bike. The compound is           • Cable Beach and Broome
 locked at the start of the day and then          • Sunset Park, Sunset Rise, Broome
 unlocked again on the final siren.                  North and Roebuck Estate
 PLEASE NOTE: Students are to follow the         Timetables for these services will be made
 law by wearing bicycle helmets.                 available soon on our School website but are
                                                 also available from the school front office or
 Skateboards                                     you can contact the Broome Explorer Bus
                                                 (Be Bus) Service on 0429 832 058
 Problems in the past have meant skateboards     and www.bebus.com.au.
 will be confiscated unless they are in the
 skateboard locked box near Student Services.    Safety and behaviour
                                                 Travelling on the bus is not a right, and
 Please note that we recommend students          unacceptable behaviour may result in being
 wear helmets when riding skateboards to         banned from the bus.
 and from school.
                                                 The following are some examples of
 Rural Bus Service                               unacceptable behaviour:
                                                  • Harassing or bullying other students
 The school is serviced by School Bus Services    • Using offensive language
 (SBS) who are responsible for providing          • Distracting the driver with persistent
 eligible rural students and students with            noise
 special needs free Transport Assistance to       • Not following directions from the bus
 travel to and from school on contracted              driver
 ‘orange’ school buses.                           • Fighting or throwing objects
                                                  • Stopping others from disembarking.
 Their services extend to:
  • Roebuck Plains                               Safety - When you get off the bus at the end
  • Coconut Wells                                of your trip, wait for the bus to drive away
                                                 then look BOTH ways before crossing the
 For eligibility and assistance please direct    road.
 your enquiries to:
                                                 Students need to be old enough to travel
 Public Transport Authority at                   on the bus independently and responsibly.
 www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au                       They must be able to identify their stop and
 or by phone 13 62 13.                           inform the driver if they feel unsafe at any
                                                 time.
 Broome School Bus Service by

 phone 9192 1476 or mobile 0427 091 092.

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BROOME PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES
        Term 4 - 2020                   BUS 001              -               BUS 001                   -       ROUTE 781
                                                  School                                                             School
                                                                 Departs                                                       Departs
       Morning                                    Begins                          Afternoon                          Finish
       Depot                                                      7.16            Cable Beach Primary                 2.10       2.15
       Port Drive, Dakas                                          7.18            St Mary's Primary                   2.10       2.17
       Djaigween Rd                                               7.22            St Mary's High School               2.15       2.20
       Sayonara Rd                                                7.25            Guy St, Hunter                                 2.21
       Koolama Dr                                                 7.27            Pryor Dr, before Bardwell                      2.22
       Challenor Dr, near Ivy Crt                                 7.29            Anne St, Dantoine St                           2.23
       Challenor Dr, Kapang Dr                                    7.29            Anne St, Matsumoto                             2.24
       Maritana Way                                               7.30            Dora St, Louis                                 2.25
       Delaware Rd                                                7.31            Dora St, Hopton                                2.26
       Lorikeet Dr, Greenshank                                    7.35            Robert St, Herbert                             2.27
       Sanderling Dr, Bronzewing                                  7.38            Herbert St, Guy St                             2.28
       Sanderling Dr, Bowerbird                                   7.39            Herbert St, Pelican Grds                       2.29
       Roebuck Primary - off and on                   8.00        7.41            Broome Senior High School           2.10       2.31
       Sanderling Dr, Bettong                                     7.43            Opp Bme Visitor Centre                         2.34
       Broome Senior High School                      8.00        7.48            Sanderling Dr, Bettong                         2.36
       Cable Beach Primary                            8.00        7.53            Roebuck Primary                     2.00       2.37
       St Mary's Primary                              7.55        7.55            Sanderling Dr, Bowerbird                       2.38
                                                                                  Sanderling Dr, Bronzewing                      2.39
                                                                                  Lorikeet Dr, Greenshank                        2.41
                                                                                  Sanderling Dr, Pipit Loop                      2.40
                                                                                  Magabala Ave, Kassim                           2.43
                                                                                  Magabala Ave, Nakamura                         2.44
                     These services are provided by:                              Delaware Dr                                    2.47
                                                                                  Maritana Way                                   2.48
                                                                                  Challenor Dr                                   2.49
                                                                                  Koolama Dr                                     2.51
                             p: 08 9193 6585                                      Sayonara Rd                                    2.52
                         e: info@bebus.com.au
                      w: bebus.com.au/school-bus                                  Djaigween Rd                                   2.54
                                                                                  Port Dr, Taiji                                 2.59
                                                                                  Depot                                          3.02

   IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    It is our purpose to provide safe transportation for all students.
        As this is a public service, students must be old enough to travel on the bus independently and
        responsibly. They must be able to identify their stop and inform the driver if they feel unsafe at any time.

If a student displays unacceptable behaviour,                         FARES: NO CHANGE GIVEN - as per PTA COVID19 direction.
  this may result in being banned from travel
                                                                              Single Ride - $1.40              HAVE CORRECT
                on our services.
                                                                              10 Ride Multirider - $7.00         CHANGE READY
       The following are some examples of unacceptable
       behaviour:                                                        The multirider only is valid for travel on BE Buses - Monday to Friday from
       * Harassing or bullying other students                                       the first to the last gazetted school day of the year,
                                                                         and during mid-year school term holidays and on public holidays that fall
       * Using offensive language
                                                                                            on a weekday during the school year.
       * Distracting the driver with persistent noise
                                                                                           It is not valid on Saturday and Sunday.
       * Not following directions of the bus driver                          Student fares are only available for purchase on the school buses.
       * Fighting or throwing objects
       * Stopping others from disembarking
BROOME PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES
Term 4, 2020                    BUS 002          -       BUS 002                  -        ROUTE 782
                                     School                                                 School
                                               Departs                                               Departs
Morning                              Begins              Afternoon                          Finish
Depot                                           7.12     Broome Senior High School           2.10     2.13
Port Dr, Reid Rd                                7.14     Broome Primary (Anne St)            2.10     2.18
Taiji Rd, De Pledge                             7.15     Walcott St, Guy                              2.19
Fong Way, Biddles                               7.16     Robert St, Herbert                           2.20
Reid Rd, Fong                                   7.16     Dora St, Hopton                              2.22
DeMarchi Rd, Edgar                              7.17     Dora St, Louis                               2.23
DeMarchi Rd, Harman                             7.17     Anne St                                      2.24
Howe Dr, Smirnoff                               7.19     Pryor Dr, after Bardwell                     2.26
Gunian Dr                                       7.20     Guy St, Hunter                               2.28
Banu Ave                                        7.21     Reid Rd, Palmer Rd                           2.30
Reid Rd, BP                                     7.22     Dakas St, BP                                 2.31
Cable Beach Primary School              8.00    7.24     Cable Beach Primary School          2.10     2.32
St Mary's Primary School                7.55    7.25     St Mary's Primary School            2.10     2.35
Guy St, Hunter                                  7.27     Taiji Rd, DePledge                           2.37
Pryor Dr, before Bardwell                       7.28     Fong Way, Biddles                            2.38
Anne St, Dantoine St                            7.29     Reid Rd, Fong                                2.39
Anne St, Matsumoto                              7.29     DeMarchi Rd, Edgar                           2.40
Dora St, near Louis - then Hopton               7.30     DeMarchi Rd, Harman                          2.40
Robert St, Herbert                              7.33     Howe Dr, Smirnoff                            2.42
Walcott St, Guy                                 7.35     Gunian Bvld                                  2.42
Walcott St, Anne                                7.36     Banu Ave                                     2.43
Broome Primary (Weld St)                8.00    7.37     Depot                                        2.46
Weld St, Barker                                 7.38
Broome Senior High School               8.00    7.40
St Mary's Senior High School            7.45    7.44
Cable Beach Primary School              8.00    7.48
St Mary's Primary School                7.55    7.50

                        BUS 003         -      BUS 003         -           ROUTE 783                           003    002
                                                                                                                TUESDAYS
                                     School                                                 School   Departs BSHS Finish ROEBUCK
Morning                              Begins    Departs   Afternoon                          Finish   M,W,T,F    1.50      ONLY
Depot                                           6.56     Broome Senior High Sch              2.10     2.17      1.57       1.55
Port Dr, Dakas St                               6.58     Opp Bme Visitor Centre                       2.20      2.00      1.58
Cable Beach Rd East                             6.59     Sandpiper Ave, Jigal                         2.23      2.03      2.01
Sayonara Rd                                     7.03     Sanderling Dr, Bettong                       2.24      2.04      2.02
Koolama Dr                                      7.04     Roebuck Primary - off and on        2.00     2.25      2.05      2.03
Millington Rd/Cbl Bch Cvan Pk                   7.06     Sanderling Dr, Bowerbird                     2.26      2.07      2.05
Millington Rd/Mantra Resort                     7.08     Sanderling Dr, Bronzewing                    2.27      2.08      2.06
Lullfitz Dr/Cnr of Sands St                     7.11     Sanderling Dr, Pipit                         2.28      2.09      2.07
Pearl Coast Rd                                  7.12     Magabala Dr, Kassim                          2.30      2.11       ---
Sands St                                        7.14     Broome North PS                     2.10     2.32      2.14       ---
Kapang Dr                                       7.16     Sariago Tce                                  2.34      2.16       ---
Maritana Way                                    7.17     Tanami Dr                                    2.35      2.17       ---
Delaware Rd                                     7.19     Flowerdale Rd                                2.36      2.18       ---
Magabala Rd                                     7.22     Kapang Ave                                   2.39      2.21       ---
Kassim St                                       7.23     Delaware Rd                                  2.40      2.22       ---
Broome North Primary School             8.00    7.24     Maritana Way                                 2.41      2.23       ---
Sariago Tce                                     7.26     Lullfitz Dr/Cnr of Sands St                  2.45      2.27
Tanami Dr, Foy Way                              7.27     Pearl Coast Rd                               2.46      2.28
Tanami Dr, oppo Florence Way                    7.28     Sands St                                     2.48      2.30
Sanderling Dr, Pippit                           7.31     Millington Rd, Mantra Resort                 2.53      2.35       ---
Sanderling Dr, Bronzewing                       N/A      Millington Rd, Cble Bch C'vanPK              2.55      2.37       ---
Sanderling Dr, Bowerbird                        7.34     Koolama Dr                                   2.56      2.38       ---
        (NO DROP OFF AT ROEB PRIMARY)                    Sayonara Dr                                  2.57      2.39       ---
Sanderling Dr, Bettong                          7.35     Cable Beach Rd East, Reid Rd                 2.59      2.41       ---
Broome Senior High School               8.00    7.41     Depot                                        3.01      2.43       ---
St Mary's High School                   7.45    7.44                                                                       ---
Our School

Recess and                                       'Megabytes' the
lunch orders                                     school canteen
Orders for recess and lunch can be made          The school has a canteen on site. The
before school only at Student Services and       canteen is operated by the Broome Senior
during recess at the canteen. In emergencies,    High School Parents & Citizens (P&C)
recess/lunch orders can be handed to             Association who appoint a manager
Student Services during Form class. All          and paid staff.
orders are to be collected from the order line
at the canteen when open over recess and         Parent volunteers are always welcome.
lunch.                                            • Food is sold at a low cost and funds
                                                      raised are allocated back to the school
Canteen Volunteers                                    for facilities and resources for the
                                                      students.
If you have a spare moment the canteen            • All students are encouraged to order
could use your help. Please contact the               food items rather than queueing up as
Canteen Manager on 0475 271 724 to add                lines can be very long.
your name to the volunteer list.                  • A menu and price list is available
Everyone is welcome. Or else email your               to parents and students via the
enquiry to broome.shs.canteen@education.              school website as well with each first
wa.edu.au.                                            newsletter of a new school term
                                                      (week 5).
                                                  • The menu and price list is also available
                                                      to collect from the Front Office.
                                                  • Students are able to purchase food and
                                                      drinks at recess and at lunchtime only.

                                                 The canteen complies with The Department
                                                 of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink
                                                 Policy.

                                                 Mandatory in all Public Schools
                                                 and based on:
                                                  • The Australian Dietary Guidelines for
                                                      Children & Adolescents
                                                  • The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
                                                  • A ‘traffic light’ system for rating the
                                                      suitability of food and drinks
                                                      G = GREEN - fill the menu > 60%
                                                      A = AMBER - Select carefully < 40%
                                                      R = RED - off the menu

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Spaghetti Bolognaise       $ 5.50                               $ 7.50                                                                           $ 6.50
Macaroni Cheese            $ 5.50                               $ 7.50                                                                           $ 4.50
Fried Rice                 $ 5.50

Meat Pie                   $ 4.50
                                    SANDWICHES
Potato Top Pie             $ 4.50
                                                                $ 3.50
Sausage Roll               $ 4.00
                                                                $ 3.50
Quiche                     $ 4.50                               $ 4.50
Pasta in a Cup             $ 4.00

Hash Brown Nuggets         $ 2.00
                                                                $ 7.50
Pizza Pockets              $ 3.00
                                                                $ 7.50
Nachos - Small             $ 4.50
                                                                $ 7.50
Nachos - Large             $ 6.50

PRE-ORDERING IS EASY
Avoid Disappointment and                                        $ 3.00                       Vegetarian Lasagne Tray                             $ 5.50
                                      Lasagne Square
order your lunch.                                                                                                                                $ 5.50

Hawaiian Pizza          $ 3.00
Hawaiian Pizza          $ 5.00
Hash Browns (2)         $ 1.00                         Sm:   Lg: $ 5.00   Bucket/Billabong
Chicken Chilli Strips      $2.00
Specialist Programs

                   Year 7 and 8
                   Academic Extension Program
                   The Academic Extension Program, introduced in 2015 to extend and
                   support high-level critical and creative learners, is an innovative two-year
                   learning experience that incorporates the Big History Project (BHP) and
                   West Australian Curriculum in an enriched cross-curricular classroom
                   environment.
 ACADEMIC
                   The Big History Program, in essence, covers 13.7 billion years, from the Big
 EXTENSION
 PROGRAM
                   Bang to Modernity, seeking common themes and patterns to understand
 LEADER            people, civilizations and the world we live in.
 Emily Criddle    The Academic Extension Program encourages students to grasp the entire
                  scale of human history through evaluating a variety of perspectives and
 frameworks, allowing them to develop high-level thinking skills critical for future learning.
 The course inspires students and caters for a variety of interests and abilities in a way that will
 prepare them to excel in their future schooling at Broome Senior High School and beyond.
 The course is run over 5 lessons per week (gaining an additional lesson) and provides for a
 range of collaborative and individual assessment strategies that allow students to demonstrate
 their knowledge and skills across the WA curriculum, the Big History Program online
 framework and through inquiry and project-based learning experiences.
 As from 2018, there has been a Year 8 class attached to the program. Broome Senior High
 School has been chosen to develop this course in conjunction with the Big History Project for
 Australian and Western Australian based schools. The format in Year 8 builds on the ideas
 of the Year 7 program and adds an increased emphasis on student-centred project-based
 learning with a cross-cultural and cross-curriculum focus.
 In previous years, students have also embarked on a Japanese Learning Experience – a trip to
 Japan which allows them to encounter the modern world at its peak, before finishing their
 course with predictions on the future and creating a final presentation asserting the next
 threshold for our planet. These predictions are a showcase of student learning throughout the
 year and are then presented during an evening event combining the Year 7 and 8 Academic
 Extension classes. From 2021, the program aims to explore the possibility of interstate,
 national and international excursions that align with the themes and ideas of the program.
 For further information about the Academic Extension Program please see the Academic
 Extension Program Leader, Ms Emily Criddle or Head of Learning Area (HaSS), Ms Kate
 Murrihy.

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Specialist Programs

                 Follow the Dream
                 Follow the Dream is an academic program for aspiring Aboriginal students.
                 The primary aim of the program is to increase the number of Aboriginal
                 students graduating from Year 12 and continuing on with either tertiary
                 education, or skilled Vocational employment.
                   Follow the Dream has been operating at Broome Senior High School since
                   2006. In this period of time it has had over 150 members successfully
FOLLOW             graduate from high school. Well over 90% of these graduates have moved
THE DREAM          onto productive post school outcomes across a wide spectrum of vocations
COORDINATOR and training pathways.
Tim Gray
                   Follow the Dream seeks to engage students who
                   demonstrate the following attributes:
• a desire to do well at school
• good classroom behaviour and attitude
• good literacy skills and/or numeracy skills.
• strong attendance
The program operates after school hours Monday to Thursday. The program provides students
with access to tutors; computer and internet access; on-going advice about careers and school,
and refreshments. Students will have the opportunity to participate in our vocational camps
program, as well as attend other excursions.
Student members of the program are expected to commit towards achieving and maintaining
good outcomes at school. There is an expectation that they maintain an “aspiration” to
succeed at high school.
Formal selection of Year 7 students will begin at the end of Term 1, however, prospective
applicants can begin attending the centre from early in Term 1 on a trial basis.
For more information, please contact Tim Gray, Program Coordinator on 0417 992 571.

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Specialist Programs

                   Broome Clontarf Academy
                   Mission Statement:
                   The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the discipline, life skills and self-
                   esteem of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by so doing
                   to equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.
                   Our programme is delivered through a network of Academies established
                   in partnership with schools. Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander male
 WEST              enrolled at the school is eligible to participate in the Clontarf Academy.
 KIMBERLEY
 ACADEMY           The Academy provides an important school-engagement mechanism for
 DIRECTOR          many at-risk students who would otherwise not attend or have low school
 Jack Reagan       attendance. However, we also cater for and support students who are on a
                   more academic pathway.
 Full time, locally-based Clontarf staff mentors counsel students on a range of behavioural and
 lifestyle issues while the school caters for their educational needs.
 Academy activities are planned within the focus areas of education, leadership, employment,
 well-being, community and sport. To remain in the program, participants must continue to
 work at their schooling and embrace the objectives of the Foundation.
 •    Members must consistently endeavour to:
 •    Attend school regularly
 •    Apply themselves to the study of appropriate courses
 •    Embrace the Academy’s requirement for behaviour and self-discipline
 Upon completing the programme, graduates receive assistance in seeking employment.
 Clontarf Employment Officers are engaged to do this, as well as to provide support until
 graduates become comfortable with their new jobs.
 For more information, please contact the Program Director, Jack Reagan.

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Specialist Programs

                  Broome Stars
                  The Stars Foundation provides a holistic program that supports Indigenous
                  girls and young women to attend and remain engaged at school, complete
                  year 12 and move into full-time work or further study.
              Our program is based on strong, trusting relationships. The Stars room
              provides a culturally safe, warm environment – a place where the girls
              and young women in our program feel nurtured and inspired. Our full-
BROOME STARS time Mentors provide a diverse range of activities to support our Stars to
PROGRAM       develop the self-esteem, confidence and life skills they need to successfully
MANAGER       participate in school and transition into a positive and independent future.
Bella Fleming and the community.
The Stars program is based around four key pillars of personal development:
• Healthy Lifestyles
• Wellbeing
• Employment, Education & Training
• Community, Culture & Leadership
The program offers activities and experiences in many different areas, including academic
support, personal health and wellbeing, music, drama and dance, art, cooking and nutrition,
and exercise and sport.
Students also take part in the community, cultural and volunteering activities to build their
life-skills and confidence and further develop their links to culture and community. The
Stars program has a strong focus on successful transitions from school into full-time work or
further study.
In the Stars room, staff are highly motivated, caring and determined men and women whose
focus is to care and mentor the students of Broome Senior High School to instil academic
motivation, support sporting endeavours and channel the skills and abilities of students to
focus on work readiness.
For further information contact the Program Manager, Ms Bella Fleming.

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Education Support Centre

                      Education Support for students
                      The Education Support Centre aspires to deliver meaningful and relevant
                      learning outcomes for all students with educational needs and disability.
                      We cater to students across the full spectrum of disabilities from profound,
                      severe and complex in specialist environments to students with mild
                      disabilities taught within mainstream classrooms. We also address the
                      needs of students with learning disadvantage and imputed disability.

 DEPUTY               Our Education Support framework enables a culture of success and
 PRINCIPAL            inclusion, with mainstream immersion a targeted priority. We consistently
 (EDUCATION
                      deliver individualised learning to ensure each student reaches their full
 SUPPORT)
                      potential and develops self-confidence, independence, knowledge and
 Sandi Passmore
                      skills to maximise opportunities beyond school.

                     We provide community-based training opportunities and work placements
 as well as onsite learning and individualised pathways that compliment student transitions
 into the community or workforce.

 The Education Support Centre offers an extensive array of ASDAN Endorsed Programs which
 promote the development of personal, social, independent, Information and Communication
 Technology (ICT) and work-related skills and vocational qualifications within a real-world
 context. ASDAN Award programs have become an integral part of the curriculum in Western
 Australian secondary schools allowing students with educational needs and disability to
 achieve prerequisite skills enabling entry to Certificate I and II industry pathways.
 The following programs are on offer at Broome Senior High School:
     •   ASDAN Towards Independence designed to develop personal, social, independent
         and work-related skills and give students the opportunity to try options such as Personal
         Safety, Business Enterprise, Meal Preparation and Cooking, Practical Workshop, Work
         Awareness, Vocational Training, Developing Numeracy and Developing Communication
         and Literacy.
     •   ASDAN Workright is a program that develops a range of basic transferable
         employability skills. This program assists students with Health and Safety, Being
         Responsible and Working with Others in the Workplace.
     •   Ranger Cadets Program incorporates Bush Ranger Cadets WA and Indigenous
         Ranger Cadetship. The Ranger Cadets Program supports youth to take an active role
         in the conservation of the natural environment and to understand the mechanisms of
         environmental management. The Ranger Cadets model promotes leadership, personal
         growth and skills development as central key components of the program.
 For more information on the Education Support Centre please contact the Deputy Principal
 Ms Sandi Passmore.

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Lower School Curriculum

West Australian Curriculum
At Broome Senior High School, substantial progress has been made with developing and
implementing the new West Australian Curriculum. All teaching staff are actively involved in
this process and are continuously improving their curriculum planning and teaching methods
through professional development.
Lower school students spend a predetermined number of periods in each of the seven
Learning Areas, with in-built flexibility to adjust the curriculum to meet students’ needs.

Core Learning Areas are:                          Optional Learning Areas are:
 • English                                         • Arts (Dance, Drama, Media, Music,
 • Health & Physical Education (HPE)                  Visual Arts)
 • Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS)             • Technologies (Food Technology,
 • Mathematics                                        Information Technology, Metalwork,
 • Science                                            Woodwork)

                   English                        In Years 7-9, students will develop their
                                                  functional and critical literacy skills, as well
                   Course Charge:                 as their knowledge of the evolving English
                   $25.00 per year                language, literary concepts, text forms and
                                                  text production. Activities include narrative
                    The English teachers at
                                                  and essay writing, extended informational
                    Broome SHS deliver the
                                                  writing, drama, film study, persuasive text
                    West Australian K-10
                                                  types, public speaking and using information
                    English Curriculum
                                                  technology. Students will learn about the
HEAD OF             organised around the
                                                  conventions of a range of text types such
LEARNING            three main concepts of
                                                  as novels, poetry, drama, feature films,
AREA                Language, Literacy and
                                                  documentary and nonfiction texts.
(ENGLISH)           Literature and students
Denise              are reported on the three     All students are expected to work in a journal
Shillinglaw         strands of Reading and        for their English studies. To extend course
                    Viewing, Writing, and         concepts and to develop positive work
Speaking and Listening. Furthermore, the          habits, students are expected to complete
three cross curriculum priorities of Asia         home study on a regular basis and the use of
and Australia’s Engagement with Asia,             a homework diary is essential for effective
Sustainability, and Aboriginal and Torres         management of English. Homework may be
Strait Islander Histories and Cultures are        in the form of finishing off work started in
embedded within curriculum programs.              class, research, written assignments, journal
English teachers work closely with the            work, assessments, reading or rehearsal.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in
                                                  The English Curriculum has a large emphasis
the school.
                                                  on reading and viewing a range of texts, and
In English, all students will be introduced       staff encourage students to read and view
to more complex literary concepts, text           extensively for their own development, critical
forms and critical thinking than they             literacy skills and to achieve the Online
have experienced in their primary years.          Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA).
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