Secondary School

Secondary School News

Wow! What a term we have had! From Learning at Home to Face to Face. Filling in COVID 19 restriction forms and keeping 1.5 metres apart, assessments, exams, ESTs, as well as learning the curriculum. I want to say that through all of this, the young ladies at SBC have been strong, resilient and  have shown  that women can do anything.

On a more serious note, some of the young ladies are coming to school breaching school rules. The school rules are there for a reason, and it isn’t very reassuring seeing this. These young ladies have been placed on lunchtime detention and have been asked to ensure the uniform code isn’t  breached again. To assist you as a parent, I have done a very brief summary of the uniform rules.

  • No make -up is to be worn to school
  • Only two plain small earrings are to be in the ear lobe (no other earrings)

The below was emailed to all students this week

 Sport Uniform

  • All students are to wear their full school uniform to school and home from school every day. 
  • If you have sport /dance for either period 1 or 2, you change at the start of the lesson and back into your school uniform at recess time.
  • If you have sport/dance for either period 3 or 4, you change at recess time and back into your school uniform at the end of the lesson.
  • If you have sport/dance for either periods 5, 6, or 7, you change at lunchtime and then back into your school uniform at the end of the lesson.

 

The link below is to the Safe on Social Toolkit, which is a digital survival kit of everything you need to know how to keep your kids safe on social media. This Toolkit will provide you with the best defence on how to keep the kids safe, and you’ll know how to talk to them about what’s going on.
https://www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com/pages/toolkit

 

College Leaders 2021

The Year 11s  have received the paperwork and information regarding College Leaders for 2021. The girls can nominate themselves for as many positions as they would like, and a parent/guardian needs to sign the Duty Statement form before it can be uploaded to the nomination form.

 

Keys4Life

Our Year 10s had their Keys4Life  day this week and attended sessions run by  Ms Wood.

Keys4Life is a pre-driver programme that empowers young people to make informed decisions about safer driving.

Students who successfully complete the Keys4Life program are provided with the opportunity to sit the Learner’s Permit Theory Test at school. Those who pass and have a valid Keys4Life certificate are granted an exemption from the theory test fee by the WA Department of Transport.

 

During this break, I would encourage the girls to go through their stationery items to see if they need replacing as well as backing up their work. There are a couple of ways to do this. One is placing it on to the Office 365 cloud using One Drive. However, when a student leaves school, they don’t have access to their school’s Office account. The other way is to use an external Hard drive. Why am I mentioning this? Well, it is disheartening to see a student whose laptop has just crashed and they have lost their work. Students are encouraged to do regular backups just in case!

I always encourage the girls to give themselves some downtime during this break, especially the Year 12s. I would encourage you as  parents to provide yourself with a break as well. The young ladies at SBC are very talented young women who need to know how to operate a washing machine, wash and dry the dishes as well as keeping their home clean so get them to do some of the house chores.

I wish you all a nice, peaceful break and now that COVID 19 restrictions are slowly lifting, enjoy a coffee with your friends and family.

 

Fiona Hepi 
Head of Secondary School