ICAS 2019 Testing

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The ICAS testing procedure has changed to an online format in 2019 and a representative from the University of NSW is visiting us later in March to explain the new process.

All ICAS tests in 2019 will be in September so there will be plenty of time to inform parents/caregivers of the changes and organize test payments.

We will notify everyone of the new requirements after our meeting with the representative later this term.


Acquaintance Afternoon 6th February 2019

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Dear Students, Parents/Caregivers and Families,

You are warmly invited to join us for the chance to get to know each other Wednesday, February 6th, 2019.

Reception Welcome event: 2.00pm – 3.00pm. This event will be held in the Performing Arts Space adjacent to the Gym.

Refreshments will follow the conclusion of the assembly.

Acquaintance Afternoon

At the following times an opportunity is provided to meet the Leadership Teams and your child’s teacher in their classroom to discuss the processes and expectations of the school.

Primary Early Years R – 2: 3.30pm in the Primary room upstairs area
Primary Years 3 – 6: 4.00pm in the Primary room downstairs area
Secondary Years 7 – 9: 4.00pm in the Multi-Purpose space in the middle years building
Secondary Years 10 – 12: 4.30pm in the Secondary space upstairs in the senior years building

The Principal Nigel Gill, Executive Leaders, Student Wellbeing Leaders and the Year Level Mentors will also be available for you to speak with.

We anticipate the afternoon to complete around 5.00pm and hope to see you there.

Breakfast @ The Heights on Fridays

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Our Free Breakfast Program is back in 2019.

The Heights Church will generously be supplying breakfast every Friday.

All students are invited to join in this delicious and free breakfast! We always have variety with different toppings for the pancakes, as well as toast, yogurt and fruit!

Breakfast is FREE for all students.

We will begin serving at 8:00am and finish serving at 8:30am. No food will be available after 8:30am, to ensure no one is late to class.

‘Volunteer of the Year’

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“Our Principal, Nigel Gill, took great pleasure in presenting the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ shield to Shaun Mulick at the Celebration in the Courtyard Last night.
Shaun is an exceptional volunteer who has made an incredible impact across the school. He helps run the breakfast program, lunchtime programs and also mentors two students to support their learning and emotional wellbeing.
We are very grateful for Shaun’s wide reaching generosity and care.

OSHC @ The Heights – Change of Email address

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OSHC @ The Heights has a new email address.

Our new email address is: TheHeights.OSHC167@schools.sa.edu.au

Please remove OSHC08@bigpond.com
This account will still be monitored for the remainder of 2018.
An Out Of Office response will now commence.

Celebration in the Courtyard – Parents information

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The Heights School students and staff would like to invite all families to attend the Celebration in the Courtyard end of year event on Tuesday 11th December, from 4.30pm – 7.30pm. Our theme this year is “Broadway Musicals”, students and staff have been working hard to perfect their musical items to entertain you on the night.

Celebration in the Courtyard will be held in the school “Courtyard”, which is the
covered outdoor area between the Admin building and the Primary Years building, seating will be provided for families in this area. There are toilets close by as well.

Food will be available to purchase from 4.30pm. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden will also have a stall selling plants and goodies from the kitchen and garden. Programs are being sent home with more details.

At 5.30pm Children need to go to their classroom. Year 6 students meet their teacher in the Primary upstairs break out area. Rolls will be taken by the teachers and parents are not permitted in classrooms for the duration of the concert.

Parents are to be seated in the Courtyard ready for the Principal’s Welcome and Volunteer of the Year Award presentation at 5.45pm.

The performance will begin 6.00pm.

Children can be collected by one parent/caregiver from classrooms at the end of the performance at approximately 7.15pm. 601 and 603 can be collected from Primary upstairs break out area and 602 from the library. As all students are all in the finale they will be required to stay until the end.

Only staff and performing children are allowed upstairs. The audience needs to stay in the courtyard on the other side of the bunting. Please do not go on the balcony, behind the bunting or on any stairs. This is to keep our children safe as they negotiate balconies and stairs on their way to and from the stage for their performance. The balconies around the Courtyard will also be used as part of the performance so we need to keep this area clear please.

We hope you enjoy the show!

We would like to wish all families a safe and happy holiday.