Student Reports – published online 3pm Friday 6th July

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A reminder to all families. This term, Student Reports will be published online through our web-based parent portal, Daymap Connect. The Parent Portal is available by going to: https://www.theheights.sa.edu.au/index.php/contact/daymap/

A letter has been sent home providing the information needed to login to Daymap Connect.
• For parents/caregivers of students in years Reception – 6, this was sent home earlier this term.
• For parents/caregivers of students in years 7 – 12, this was sent home during Term 1.

If you have any questions or problems logging in, please contact the ICT Office.

Student Reports will be available on the parent portal from 3pm this Friday 6th July.

To obtain a printed copies of student reports, please notify the school by:
– Years R-6: Primary Years Office via telephone or email: donna.beaty934@schools.sa.edu.au
– Years 7-12: Student Services via telephone or email: dl.1430.studentservices@schools.sa.edu.au

Volunteer afternoon tea – Friday 6th July

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All volunteers are welcome to pop by the Community Room this Friday afternoon, 6th July, from 1pm onwards for an afternoon tea and a chance to catch up before the school holiday’s. Hope to see you there.

Winter Market Stall – Wednesday 4th July 2018

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Don’t forget that we will be holding our annual on the last week of Term 2; Wednesday 4 July from 2.30pm-4.00pm. There will be many tempting things for sale from both our Kitchen and Garden
such as delicious soups, jams and jellies. From the garden, there will be potted plants, fresh produce, seeds and seedlings all prepared in the garden classes this term.

What’s the Buzz?

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For 7-12 year olds

What’s the Buzz is an internationally recognised social skills program developed by Mark Le Messurier and Madhavi Nawana Parker as a 16 lesson highly structured, role play and play- based program designed to teach children how to think socially and make friendship work.

Who is it for?

What’s the Buzz? Is designed for all children, but are especially valuable for those who struggle to appreciate the free-flowing reciprocal nature of social interactions. It has proven to be helpful for children with higher-functioning forms of Autism Spectrum Disorders, those identified with language disorder, specific learning difficulties, Auditory Processing Disorder, Non-verbal Learning Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder – not otherwise specified, ADHD, reactive behaviours, anxiety, shyness and social phobia

The program engages children into feeling friendship together, it encourages them to see it, taste it, smell it and laugh with each other. It connects young people and offers them the skills to belong.

Each unit/session runs for an hour, with resources, course material and information sheets shared with students and parents/carers.

What’s the Buzz for primary students is particularly aimed at children aged between 7- 12 years of age, with a maximum group size of 8 students.

Cost per child is $40 per session.

Please note: For those children already receiving NDIS funding who are self or plan managed it may be possible to utilise funds to support payment of costs (this will need to be determined through your NDIS case manager).

When:       Tuesday afternoons weekly, Term 3 & 4 over 16 weeks
(Starting week 2 of each term)

Time:         4pm- 5pm
Location:   Keithcot Farm Children’s Centre, Community Room

Bookings are essential as places are limited

To book please contact Laura: Phone 8251 2700 or email laura.francis@sa.gov.au

Year 10 Heath & PE unit

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A new semester and a new Year 10 Heath & PE unit. Today our Year 10 students were introduced to cooking on a Trangia. The unit integrates a nutrition focus with skills students will learn in Outdoor Education, a new subject offered for Year 11 in 2019.

2018/2019 Entertainment Membership

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Support The Heights School and you’ll be rewarded!

Help us raise funds for our School by buying a 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership and for a limited time, you’ll receive 2x BONUS EVENT Cinemas Saver eTickets in time for the school holidays! Hurry, stocks are sure to run out.

Click here to order

Enter promotional code ‘EVENTGIFT’ at checkout and you will receive your eTickets via your email inbox within 48 business hours.
Redeem your EVENT Cinemas eTickets at participating EVENT Cinemas.

School Volunteer Partnership (SVP) Meeting – Term 2

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We are very excited to announce that in this term’s SVP meeting we will be hearing from our R-Year 7 School Wellbeing Leader, Suzanne Ierace, who will be sharing valuable information about the PLAY IS THE WAY® methodology. The Heights School utilises this methodology for teaching social and emotional skills using guided play, classroom activities and an empowering language. It is a process that gives our school a way to develop, improve and entrench the personal and social capabilities of students.

We encourage all of our volunteers, interested parents and caregivers to come along to this special SVP meeting to learn about the benefits of the curriculum and how you can use it at home.

For more info visit: https://playistheway.com.au/content/9-for-parents
and click on the ‘parents’ tab.

Date: Tuesday, the 19th of June (Week 8)
Time: 9am
Location: MG3
Host: Felicity Barty
Please RSVP to: heightsvolunteerpartnership@gmail.com by 16/06/18 to assist with catering and seating

ICAS tests during week 7

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For those students involved in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS), the following tests will be held during week 7:

Wednesday, 13th June – ICAS Spelling Test:-
Year 2 at 9:10 am in Primary breakout area
Year 3 at 10:00 am in Primary breakout area
Year 4-5 at 9:10 am in MG3
Year 6-7 at 10:00 am in MG3

Thursday, 14th June – ICAS Writing Test:-
Years 3-12 at 9:10 am in MG3

Year 8/9 Girls Soccer

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We tried our best every game and scored some goals.

Congratulations to our Year 8/9 Girls 5-a-side Soccer team.