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

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:
and click on the ‘parents’ tab.

Date: Tuesday, the 19th of June (Week 8)
Time: 9am
Location: MG3
Host: Felicity Barty
Please RSVP to: 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.

Host families needed

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We are in need of families who can host girls who are visiting our school from Osaki, Japan from the 26th of July to the 2nd of August.

The school will pay you $280 for the week, as well as covering the cost of your DCSI screening.

Please contact Robin Parsons or Lynn McKenzie on 82636244 if you are able to help.

Working Bee – This Saturday 9am

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Due to site building works, last weekend’s working bee had to be cut short.  We will continue to fill the skip this Saturday morning from 9am.  We would love you to join us in the senior drama space. Volunteers will not need to hold or obtain RAN-EC training or DCSI clearance to help at this working bee.  We hope to see you, and your strong arms, there.