YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 - BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL - Burwood ...

 
YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 - BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL - Burwood ...
BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
                      YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY
                          3 DECEMBER 2019
                       Welcome to our new Year 7 for 2020

                                  Year 7 Camp 2019

Class Names for 2020:
7N – Olivia Newton-John

7U – Irene Ayako Uchida

7M – Louise Mack

7B – Ashleigh Barty

7E – Amelia Earhart

7R – JK Rowling

7S – Dr Evelyn Scott                     Mr Lorus Hi              Ms Christine Ha
                                     Year 7 Adviser 2020   Year 7 Assistant Adviser 2020

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YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 - BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL - Burwood ...
PROGRAM FOR ORIENTATION DAY
8:30 – 9:00 am   Band performance

8:45 – 9:00 am   Students collect handout
                      Students sit in colour groups
                      Parents sit in parent areas
9:00 am          Assembly chaired by 2020 School Captains
                 Lucy Olson, Amelia Pieri, Thu Tran
                 Welcome to Burwood Girls High School
                    Mia Kumar, Principal
                          Musette performance
                           Band Ensemble Program – Andrew Del Riccio, BEP Director

                          Year 7 2019 representatives
                           Evie Rozdal, Holly Carmody
                          Student Wellbeing and Support Program introductions
                              o Voulla Kalogeropoulos, Head Teacher Wellbeing
                              o Lorus Hi, Year Adviser for Year 7, 2020
                              o Christine Ha, Assistant Year Adviser, Year 7, 2020
                              o Judy Elkington, Learning and Support Teacher (LaST)
                              o Marja Boddeus, School Counsellor
                              o Maria Sander Burns, Teacher-Librarian
                              o Sandy Zhao, Chinese Student Learning Support Officer

                          Year Adviser’s address
                           Lorus Hi, Year Adviser for Year 7, 2020
                           Christine Ha, Assistant Year Adviser, Year 7, 2020
                          Dance performance
                           Musical Theatre dance ensemble
9:40 am          Big Sisters / student tour of the school (return approx. 10:05 am)
                      Parents remain in the Hall
9:45 am          Middle schooling at Burwood Girls High
                     Katherine Lye, Deputy Principal for Year 7
                     Parent information
                       Technology – Fiona Diakos, Coordinator
                       Maths Pathway – Heather Oh, Coordinator
                       Community involvement – Sally Steele, P&C Representative
                       Administration arrangements – Katherine Lye, DP
10:10 am         Parents’ administrative requirements / Band Ensemble Program
                 In the Office: The administration staff will be available in the front office from
                 10:00 am for:
                        Distribution of Invoices (or sent home tomorrow)
                        Payment of Year 7 Camp deposit today or ASAP.
                        Payment of school contributions can be made online quoting the Fee
                           Description on the Schedule of Fees.
                        Outstanding forms to the front office.
                 Band Ensemble Program: Students trial instruments in the hall, and parent
                 question session.

           PARENTS TO PICK UP DAUGHTER AT 2:45 pm FROM HALL
           Please notify us if you are making other arrangements for your daughter.

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YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 - BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL - Burwood ...
COMMUNITY SUPPORT IS VALUED AT BURWOOD GHS
       Liz James
       We have a wonderful School Community Youth Worker, Liz James, who has
       been working in our school community for the past 15 years.
       Liz liaises with students in an informal manner in the playground at lunchtimes
       to build trust and offer support. She also runs a program aimed at developing
       and reinforcing good social skills, resilience and the ability to make good
       decisions based on shared values. We feel that it is important to support
       young people in making the right choices and develop personal skills.

       Maria Hong
       Parents and students from a Korean background value improved
       communication with the school that Maria Hong has facilitated over the past
       two years.
       Maria is a wonderful support for our Korean students and their families and
       guardians.
       As part of the school’s growing focus on engagement with Asia, Korean is
       growing with elective language classes in Years 8-12 and a strong relationship
       being nurtured with Qeefaa An (Korean teacher), Maria Hong and our Korean
       community.

       Sandy Zhao
       Parents and students from a Chinese background also value improved
       communication with the school since Sandy Zhao has been working here.
       As part of the school’s growing focus on engagement with Asia, Chinese
       language classes continue to be very strong with courses for students in
       Beginners, Continuers, Literature and In Context students.
       Sandy Zhao speaks Mandarin.

       Brittany Kalauni
       Brittany is our Pacific Islander Support Officer. Brittany is of Niuean/Maori
       heritage born here in Australia.
       Brittany supports students in the classroom as well as looking out for their
       overall wellbeing. She acts as a positive role model for the upcoming
       generation of Pacific Islander students, being someone whom they can identify
       with and confide in.
       In addition, the girls are given opportunities throughout the year to showcase
       their Polynesian culture, typically through dance. Brittany is available once a
       week and students are free to visit her in the Wellbeing Office. Brittany
       facilitates individual sessions, group gatherings and practices.

       Hoai Ianitto
       Hoai is our Vietnamese Student Learning Support Officer and currently attends
       Burwood Girls one day per fortnight. Hoai speaks Vietnamese.

                     If you would like to contact one of our
        Community Student Learning Support Officers or Community Youth
               Worker, please contact the school on 9747 3355.

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NSW ADOLESCENT VACCINATION PROGRAM 2020
Each year NSW Health works with schools to offer the vaccines recommended for
adolescents by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

In 2020, the following vaccines will be offered to all Year 7 students:

 Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a 2-dose schedule
 dTpa vaccine [Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough)] as a single dose

Each student will receive one Parent Information Kit at the beginning of the year,
which contains the following information:

 Consent Forms for parents/guardians to sign
 Information for You and Your Child sheet
 Privacy Statement that details how personal information will be collected, stored
  and utilised

Parental/guardian consent is required for students to be vaccinated.

Parents/guardians who wish to withdraw their consent for any reason may do so by
writing to the school Principal. The Procedure for Withdrawal of Consent is available
on the NSW Health website at www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation.

A ‘Record of Vaccination’ will be given to each student and it is important they provide
this to their General Practitioner to ensure that records are kept up to date. To
improve vaccination completion, students will be opportunistically offered any missed
doses throughout the year.

The Parent Information Kits have been translated for parents/guardians into 21
community languages and are available on the NSW Health website at
www.health.nsw.gov/immunisation. However, only the English-language Consent
Form should be completed.

Vaccination Dates for 2020 at Burwood GHS:

 12 March
 4 November

Voulla Kalogeropoulos
Head Teacher Wellbeing

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YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 - BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL - Burwood ...
YEAR 7 – DAY ONE 2020
School begins for Year 7 on:      Wednesday 29 January 2020
Students need to arrive by:       8:40 am and assemble in the School Hall.
Bring:                            A pen, food or canteen money. No books needed on Day 1.

     TIME                           ACTIVITY                             VENUE            STAFF
  8:45 – 9:00   Year 7 Welcome assembly                                Hall         Kathy Lye, Voulla
                All Year 7 students and accompanying parents                        Kalogeropoulos,
                are to assemble in the Hall.                                        Lorus Hi, Christine
                                                                                    Ha, Year 7 Roll
                                                                                    Teachers
 9:00 – 10:10 Year 7 Student Meeting:                                  Hall and     Kathy Lye, Voulla
               organisation for Year 7                                Roll Call    Kalogeropoulos,
               allocated roll class                                   classrooms   Lorus Hi, Christine
               timetables                                                          Ha, Year 7 Roll
               school diaries issued                                               Teachers
               BGHS policies and procedures
10:10 – 10:30 RECESS                                                                Teachers on
               Bring your own snack from home OR                      Playground   playground duty
               Purchase food from the canteen                                      can help you
10:30 – 11:50 Period 2:                                                Period 2     Year 7 class
              Year 7 will be collected from the hall by their          rooms        teachers
              class teachers.

 11:50 – 1:10   Period 3:                                              Period 3     Year 7 class
                Year 7 will be collected from the hall by their        rooms        teachers
                class teachers.

  1:10 – 2:00   LUNCH                                                               Teachers on
                 Bring your own lunch from home OR                    Playground   playground duty
                 Purchase food from the canteen                                    can help you
  2:00 – 3:15   Period 4:                                              Period 4     Voulla
                Year 7 will be collected from the hall by their        rooms        Kalogeropoulos,
                class teachers.                                                     Lorus Hi, Christine
                Year 7 teachers will take their class to the hall at   Hall         Ha,
                3:00 pm                                                             Year 7 class
                Parents may collect daughters from the Hall at                      teachers
                3:15 pm

The first day will end at 3:15 pm. We advise parents to plan a designated meeting area if they are
picking up their daughters at the end of the day, for example, Cheltenham Rd, front foyer, Blair
Park or a nearby side street. Alternatively, you may choose to pick her up from the school hall. For
safety reasons, please do not drive into staff car parks to pick up your daughter.

The first day is usually very exciting for the students. For some it can also be a source of anxiety.
If your child is tentative and anxious about coming to high school, reassure them that all will be
well. With the passing of a few short weeks, they will be happily settled into Year 7 at Burwood
Girls High School.

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YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 - BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL - Burwood ...
SPORTING HOUSES FOR 2020
                    CUMBORA            KAYEROO            KURRAJONG              YORELL
        YEAR
                     (Yellow)            (Red)              (Green)               (Blue)
          7           A–E                F–K                 L–R                   S–Z
          8           G–L                M–R                 S–Z                   A–F
          9            A–F               G–K                 L–Q                   R–Z
          10           V–Z               A–L                 M–Q                   R–T
          11           L–R               S–Z                 A–D                  E–K
          12          E–K                L–R                 S–Z                  A–D

                 Houses are based on the first letter of your family name.

                                         ATTENDANCE
Burwood Girls High School expects students to attend school regularly and punctually.

Parents/Carers: If you know your child is going to be late or absent for the day, please notify
the school before 10am by phone or email, followed by a written note. Please include the student's
full name, year and date of lateness/absence on the note, or use the template notes available on
the school’s website. Notes from home must be handed to the teacher during roll call.

Students: If you are late to school and have a note from home, please go to the front office to
‘swipe in’ with your ID card and hand in your note, before proceeding to class.

ID cards: You will receive your ID card around mid-Term 1 (after photo day). If you don’t have
your ID card yet, just give the office staff your name, and they will ‘swipe in’ for you.

Students: If you are late to school, and you don’t have a note from home, please go to the
front office to swipe in as soon as you arrive. You will be given a computer slip to take home to be
signed and returned to your roll call teacher.

Unexplained lateness or absence results in an SMS message being sent to a parent’s mobile
phone on the day so they are aware of the absence. This is for the safety of students.

Early Leavers
Students: If you know in advance that you have to leave the school during school hours, for
example, to go to an appointment, you must bring a permission note from a parent/guardian
and hand it to your roll call teacher. At the time you need to leave the school, collect your ‘early
leave pass’ from the front office before you depart.

Religious Leave
Students who wish to join their family for recognised religious celebrations must bring a note
requesting leave for the day (or partial day) prior to the event. If the request is authorised by the
deputy principal, the day will not count towards the student’s official attendance record.

Extended Leave
If an extended period of leave (5 school days or more) is necessary, parents must request leave
from the principal, in writing, at least one week prior to the leave, by completing the DoE form
available from the front office or website. Supporting documentation is to be included (itinerary for
air travel and/or copy of plane ticket).

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YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 - BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL - Burwood ...
JUNIOR UNIFORM (Years 7 – 9)
Shirt:         White buttoned blouse with collar and school crest.
Skirt:         Knee length A-line skirt with an inverted pleat in Burwood mid-blue check fabric.
Trousers:      Navy tailored trousers may be worn. NO tracksuits or jeans.
Shorts:        Navy tailored shorts may be worn.
Jacket:        Navy ‘Microfibre’ jacket with school crest.
Jumper:        Navy wool blend with V neck.
Cardigan:      Navy wool blend.
Blazer:        Blazer with school crest.
Socks:         White or black socks or black stockings.
Shoes:         Flat heeled, enclosed, black, sturdy leather (NOT boots).
Scarf:         Navy or white.
Tie:           School tie (optional).

         Junior blouse             Junior skirt           Jacket (all years)   Jumper (all years)

                                            SPORTS / PE UNIFORM (all years)
                             Navy school PE polo shirt with striped collar and crest, navy
                             school shorts and ‘Microfibre’ jacket with school crest and
                             matching track pants. Appropriate sports shoes.

                             Students in Year 7 must bring their PE uniform and shoes to
                             school to change into before PE or sport. However the
                             ‘Microfibre’ jacket may be worn to school at any time.

                             Tuesday Sport (Years 8–11)
                             Years 8–11 students may wear the school sport uniform to
                             school on Tuesdays. Please note that you must arrive at school
                             dressed in EITHER full sport uniform OR full school uniform,
                             including appropriate footwear.

If you are out of uniform, you must go to the front office when you arrive at school, to obtain a
Uniform Pass, and hand in your note from home explaining why you are out of uniform. Students
without a note from home may be given a ‘uniform detention’ at lunchtime.

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YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 - BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL - Burwood ...
LOCKERS FOR YEAR 7, 2020
Year 7 are given preference in the allocation of lockers, as we do not have enough lockers for all
students.

If you would like a locker for Year 7, 2020, please complete the form you will be given today, and
pay $40.00 to the front office either today, or no later than Friday 14 February 2020. After this
date, unallocated lockers will be available to students in Years 8-12.

The school will provide a lock for your locker in Term 1.

                                     SCHOOL OPAL CARD
Just a reminder. Year 6 families received information on applying for a School Opal Card in the
interview pack (also available on our website).

If you are eligible for a School Opal Card, and have not yet applied, please apply online as soon
as possible. If you could apply by Monday 16 December, it would help the school administration
and be much appreciated.

https://transportnsw.info/tickets-opal/opal

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YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 - BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL - Burwood ...
WELLBEING FRAMEWORK
The following is a proposed program for 2020.

                        TERM 1                 TERM 2            TERM 3              TERM 4
 Year 7            Year 7 Camp              Big Sister       Cybersafety      Big Sister
 Transition        Welcome BBQ               Activities        Workshop –        Activities
                   Vaccinations             Optus-Digital     Police           Celebration of
 & Social
                   Big Sister Activities     Thumbprint-       Presentation      Learning
 Resilience        Cyber Bullying            Cybersecurity    Gala Day         STEM
                   Police                   Year7/8 Disco    Big Sister       Vaccinations
                    Presentations            Recognition       Activities       Time Capsule
                   Year 7 Starr Day          Assembly         RUOK Day and     Look Up Day
                    21/4 Performance         Anti-Bullying     Picnic           Jump Rope for
                    Changes                   Activities       Charity           Heart
                   Elevate – Study                             fundraising      International
                    Skills, Time                                                  Day of the Girl
                    Management                                                   Mental Health
                   Anti-Bullying –                                               Month activities
                    positive                                                     Gifted and
                    relationships                                                 Talented
                   National Day of                                               presentations
                    Action against
                    Bullying and
                    Violence
                   International Day
                   Harmony Day

The Big Sister Program
Aim: The aim of the Big Sister program in Year 7 is to smooth the transition from primary
school into high school. It aims to improve student’s sense of belonging in a new environment
and encourages them to develop peer relationships with their mentors – the Year 10 Big
Sisters. Throughout the year, the program further develops skills in students that allows them
to build their resiliency and wellbeing which, in turn will enhance their educational outcomes.
The program also aims to develop leadership skills for the Year 10 Big Sisters.

Rationale: The current Wellbeing Framework for Schools emphasises the importance of
wellbeing programs to promote the development of social skills and friendship, empathy and
resilience, peer support, mentoring and student leadership. It emphasises the strong links
between wellbeing and students having greater satisfaction with life, more confidence and self-
efficacy and greater feelings of resilience. The development of wellbeing contributes to social
competence, self-esteem and a student’s sense of meaning and purpose. The Big Sister
program will expose students to experiences that develop character by promoting mindfulness
(emotional self-regulation and behaviour), courage and resilience. Through the development
of resiliency skills, students have greater self-esteem; they stretch themselves and take risks
in their learning. They are more likely to demonstrate self-discipline and effort toward their
learning as well as develop strong positive character traits that are reflected in their decision
making and relationships.

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TERM 1, 2020 SUMMARY FOR YEAR 7
Wk             Mon                  Tue                         Wed                             Thu                         Fri
      27                  28                           29                         30                            31
      Australia Day       School Development Day        First day for Year 7      Assembly                      Yr.7/10 Big Sister
       (observed)           – staff only, except for    Meet in the Hall by                                       Activity #1, p.4
1A
                          Band workshop & intro,         8:40am. Parents
                            Years 7-12, in Hall          welcome to stay and
                            11:30am-2pm approx.          ask questions.
   3 FEB                  4                            5                          6                             7
   Assembly
2B
   BEP rehearsals
     commence
   10                     11                           12                         13                            14
   Sports House Meeting                                School Photo Day #1 -                                    Last day to pay for a
    (at 10:10am)                                        Year group and                                            locker (optional)
3A
    Learn the chants and                                individual photos.
    theme to support your
    sports house.
      17                  18                           19                         20                            21
      Swimming Carnival                                P&C Meeting, 7pm in        School Photo Day #2 -
       Enfield Pool                                      Library. All parents      Year group and
4B
                                                         welcome! Refreshments     individual photos.
                                                         provided. See flyer on
                                                         page 6.
      24                  25                           26                         27                            28
      Assembly                                         Year 7 Welcome BBQ,
5A                                                       6pm outside Hall,
                                                         hosted by P&C. See
                                                         flyer on page 6.
      2 MAR               3                            4                          5                             6
                                                       Year 7 Camp                Year 7 Camp                   Year 7 Camp
6B

   9                     10                            11                         12                      13
   International Women’s                                                          Yr.7 Vaccinations – HPV
7A
     Day Assembly                                                                  and Boostrix (Day 1)
                                                                                   (Day 2 in November)
      16                  17                           18                         19                            20
                                                       P&C AGM, 7pm in            Year 7 STARR* Day
                                                        Library Election of           (*Sisterhood, Trust,
8B                                                      office bearers. All           Acceptance, Resilience,
                                                                                      Respect)
                                                        parents welcome!
                                                        Refreshments provided.    Year 7 Parent Evening,
                                                        See flyer next page.       6:30pm in Library
      23                  24                           25                         26                            27
      Assembly                                                                                                  International Day
9A                                                                                                              An annual event which
                                                                                                                 supports Harmony Day and
                                                                                                                 National Close the Gap Day.
      30                  31                           1 APR                      2                             3
10B                                                                               Yr.7 Interim Reports
                                                                                    available on portal
    6                     7                            8                          9                             10
    Assembly              School Cross-Country                                    Last day of term              Good Friday Public
11A
    Year 7 Interim Reports Carnival                                               (payment window                Holiday
      distributed                                                                   closed)

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