Splash Carnival

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Our 2020 Splash Carnival for Years 5-8 students was held on Wednesday the 12th February at Salisbury Swimming Centre. With the return of favourite events such as the swim/walk relay, rope pull and the peg scramble, 2020 also introduced a series of new events. Students competed in Freestyle, Breaststroke and Backstroke 50 Races. They challenged their peers to a game of Finska and collaborated to beat opposing houses in Stand-up Water Polo. Students also had the chance to participate in Elimination; a novelty event requiring speed, persistence and teamwork. The pool was packed with students when it came to Free Swim time and once again students lined the banks of the pool for their chance to tackle the Inflatable Fun Run.

Our annual Staff vs Student 50m Freestyle Relay witnessed the male teaching team taking home the glory and our boys team finishing 2nd with the Flinders University Student Teacher Team in 3rd. It was once again an event that had all eyes on the pool and the noise of encouragement for both students and staff. Congratulations to all students and staff who participated in Splash Carnival and made our 2020 a wonderful day!

Thank you to all staff members for your support with Splash Carnival. I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding work of our year 10 helpers. Without their support the running of the carnival would not have been possible.

Congratulations to our winning House the Corvus Redbacks:

Corvus Redbacks (Red) 457

Draco Crocodiles (Green) 445

Aquila Dingoes (Yellow) 409

Hydra Sharks (Blue) 403

2020 Reception Welcome

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On Monday 17th February, The School hosted a special Reception 2020 – “Welcome to The Heights” celebration assembly.  The purpose of this event was to formally welcome our Reception children and their families into our School community. 

The assembly was attended by Reception students and their families, Year 12 students, staff and school leaders.  It was a wonderful opportunity to bring our community together and to observe our Reception and Year 12 students developing positive relationships.  After initially being a little timid about supporting their Reception buddies, our Year 12 students really stepped up to the mark and were fantastic role models and supporters of our youngest students.  The Reception students spoke about their aspirations for the future with help from their Year 12 buddies.  It was clear to see that our teachers have already had a strong impact on their students, with many of our children saying that they would like to be teachers and scientists when they grow up!

We had a wonderful Year 12 speaker; Binar Rasool who has been at The Heights since Preschool.  He shared his most treasured school memories and a piece of advice that he would give to his Reception self. 

The Reception children performed one of their current, favourite songs, “Elephants Have Wrinkles” which was very entertaining.  The Year 12 big buddies then presented their Reception buddy with a commemorative book mark and a flower which signified blossoming and growing and our hope that each child develops a love of learning. 

After the formalities, it was lovely to speak with families over morning tea which was kindly organised with support from our team of volunteers.  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the organisation of this event.

Rebekah Goodall

Primary Years Leader

2020 Acquaintance Evening

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The 2020 Acquaintance Evening will be held on Monday 10 Feb 2020.

A free BBQ and refreshments will be available for families from 5 – 5:30pm in the courtyard.

Primary Years families who wish to see any of your child’s teachers should secure a short appointment time between 2:45 and 7:30pm by going to the school website (www.theheights.sa.edu.au) and clicking the link titled Primary Years Aquaintance Evening
If you do not have access to the internet or are having trouble making a booking please call the school directly on 82536244 and speak to Primary Student Services who can make your booking for you.
Bookings close on Thursday 6th of February.

Secondary Years families can attend one of the following sessions:

  • Years 7 and 8 – 4:30pm in the M Block Multipurpose space.
  • Secondary Year 11 – 5:30 in the B Block Upstairs common area.
  • Secondary Year 12 – 6:15 in the B Block Upstairs common area.

These sessions are expected to run for approximately 30 minutes.
Please fill in the attached RSVP form and return it on fee paying day or to Student Services by Monday 3 February.

Acquaintance Evening Invitation
Acquaintance Evening RSVP form

Celebration in the Courtyard

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Our end of year Celebration in the Courtyard was a fantastic success! Thanks to everyone involved for their hard work and to everyone who came to see our students perform.

Uniform Shop Times – Start of 2020

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To further support our families as they prepare their child/ren for a successful start to 2020, we are offering additional times and extended opening times to our Uniform Shop the week before school starts and the first week of the school term.

Please note the following times:-
Tuesday 21 January 9:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday 22 January 1:00pm-6:00pm
*Fee Paying Day
Thursday 23 January 9:00am-1:00pm
*Fee Paying Day
Tuesday 28 January 8:30am-10:30am & 2:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday 30 January 8:30am-10:30am & 2:00pm-4:00pm
Friday 31 January 8:30am-10:30am

Upcoming Events

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10 December 2019             Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Summer Market Stall
10 December 2019             Celebration in the Courtyard
22 February 2020               Ignite Testing Date

ADVANCE NOTICE – ADMINISTRATION / FEE PAYING DAYS

Families of our enrolled students will receive Materials & Services Charges with other helpful school information via mail early in January 2020.To provide convenience for families with payment of these charges, the school administration opens during the below times the week prior to the school term commencing:-
Wednesday 22 January 2020 1:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday 23 January 2020 9:00am-1:00pm


During these times the school also opens its Uniform Shop, offers payment plan services, school card application and provides customer service to assist parents with queries relating to administrative forms and general information. It is also a great opportunity to verify and update any family information we have recorded to assist with correspondence and your child/ren’s wellbeing (for example postal address, email, emergency contacts, medical plans).

ADDITIONAL TIMES FOR OUR UNIFORM SHOP TO BEGIN 2020

To further support our families as they prepare their child/ren for a successful start to 2020, we are offering additional times and extended opening times to our Uniform Shop the week before school starts and the first week of the school term.

Please note the following times:-
Tuesday 21 January 9:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday 22 January 1:00pm-6:00pm
*Fee Paying Day
Thursday 23 January 9:00am-1:00pm
*Fee Paying Day
Tuesday 28 January 8:30am-10:30am & 2:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday 30 January 8:30am-10:30am & 2:00pm-4:00pm
Friday 31 January 8:30am-10:30am

Celebration in the Courtyard

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Just a reminder that our Celebration in the Courtyard is on this Tuesday!

The theme this year is ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and staff and students. Students and Staff have been very busy rehearsing to provide the entertainment for the evening.

If you wish to take advantage of the Food Trucks that will be on offer, EFT and Cash purchases will be available from 4:30pm.

Date: Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm (Formal proceedings commence at 5:45pm)
Where: The Heights School – Central Courtyard

We are Winners! – SALA Award

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Congratulations to Catherine Bourn, students and staff involved in this year’s Art Exhibition Competition. After eleven years of running this annual event, this year, our exhibition was included in the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival. On Tuesday evening (3rd September), a small number of students and staff attended the special school’s presentation ceremony at the Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of SA. We were over the moon to be announced as a winner in the Credit Union SA School Awards – for South Australian Primary Schools and Secondary Schools. The prize includes $2,500 for the Art Department to use for equipment and resources. Well done all!

Uniform clearance sale

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Heavily discounted uniform items on sale. 3 days only!

Prices range from $14.00 to $22.00

Monday 26 August from 8.30am – 10.35am and 2.15pm – 3.30pm

Tuesday 27 August from 8.30am – 10.35am and 2.15pm – 3.30pm

Tuesday 3 September from 8.30am – 10.35am and 2.15pm – 3.30pm

Follow the signs from Reception.

Strictly no returns as these are discontinued items – change rooms will be available for students to try uniform on for sizing.

Selected styles as pictured below (limited sizes):