Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability Survey

The Data Collection is an annual count of the number of students with disability receiving educational adjustments to support their participation in education on the same basis as students without disability.

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STEM AWARDS

Newton Moore Senior High School, Winner of the Inaugural Governor’s School STEM Awards
On Thursday 3rd December at the presentation ceremony Government House, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, was delighted to present Newton Moore Senior High School as the Winner of the Inaugural Governor’s School STEM Awards.
The award recognizes schools that demonstrate leadership in encouraging and supporting the enrichment of science and mathematics programs. The other secondary finalist were John Curtin College of the Arts, Georgiana Molloy Anglican School, Leeming Senior High School, Penrhos College and Perth Modern School.
During the announcement it was mentioned that Newton Moore Senior High School had developed strong industry and the community partnerships, greatly enriching the students’ education.
Congratulations to all staff and students who involved, especially those who participated in presentations to the Judging Panel. This is a prestigious award of which we can all be proud of.
Attendees photographed at the award ceremony are Ms Roche, Head of Science - Mrs Lorraine Ellis, Luella Knuckey, Director General DoE - Ms Sharon O'Neill, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Principal - Mrs Susan Kerr, Reuben Pemberton-Ovens, WA Chief Scientist - Professor Klinken.

School's 50 Anniversary

Did you know, it is our schools 50th year celebration?
Make sure you book this date in your diary: Friday 21st October 2016

  • Activities
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Performances
  • Old time outfits
  • School tours
  • Time capsules
  • Welcome Assembly
If you would like to register to be kept up to date please complete the form at the below address:
Register Here

Student Recognition

It was fantastic to have the opportunity at our last whole school assembly to recognize students who uphold our Newton Moore values. Over fifty students received certificates and wristband USBs to acknowledge 100% attendance in Semester One. Senior School students who achieved top of their subject and A grades were awarded Honour certificates and will be enjoying the Academic lunch in Week 5. Students of the month for July were awarded to the following students:
Year 7 Kynen Neill
Year 8 Shachar Eyal
Year 9 Laura Harris
Year 10 Kelley Roberts
Year 11 Cameron Kendall
Year 12 Taylor Watson
Our next whole school assembly is on Tuesday 25th August 2015. Parents are always welcome to attend.
Pippa Herbert

Learning Support Coordinator

My name’s Kirsty Jacobs and I’m the new Learning Support Coordinator.

The positive and vibrant tone of this school was evident the moment I walked in. Thank you to the parents, staff and students that I have already met. You have made me feel very welcome.

As the Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) I would like to offer parents the opportunity to contact me for assistance and support with their child’s learning. Not only do I support students with diagnosed disabilities but I am here to assist all students who have learning difficulties. I can be phoned on 97222473 or emailed at kirsty.jacobs@education.wa.edu.au

Each newsletter I will include a few tips, websites, applications that may help students, or assist parents in supporting their children at school. This issue the focus is on organisation.

Staying organised at home and at school can be difficult. Here are a few simple ideas to encourage students to stay organised:
Prepare – Don’t go scrambling for a pen and paper. Go to class with all your materials ready to go.
Organise – Keep your notes for each class in one place. Use a file or multi-subject notebook to keep notes together. Remember to include a place for any loose handouts.
Label – Use dividers to separate each class into sections by unit or topic.
Chronology – It can be tempting to shove your notes into your file after a long class, but take the time to ensure that they are in the correct order. Better to take the time now, rather than search for them when you need to study.
Maintain – Go through your file or notebook weekly to ensure that there is no loose paper and do a general tidy up of them.

Year Twelve Information

The end of school year is fast approaching for our Year Twelve students. Their last day of school is Tuesday 20th October (Week 2, next term). On this day the traditional Year 12 final assembly will take place in the gym commencing at 8.40am. A morning tea for students and staff and Activity Day will take place after the assembly. On Monday 21st September, the Year 12 Dinner will be held at Barbados. The Presentation Evening is on Wednesday 28th October at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC). Rehearsal for the Presentation Evening is compulsory for every student and is held at the BREC on Wednesday 28th October from 10.30am to 12 noon. On the night, students must arrive at BREC no later than 5.50pm. Parents need to be seated by 6.15pm.The ceremony will start promptly at 6.30pm. Tickets for the Presentation Evening are limited to five per student. If more than five tickets are required, please contact the Senior School Coordinator, Kristy Harper in Student Services. Parents will not actually receive a ticket or a particular seat – seating will be based on first in, first served. Permission notes and further information will be sent home shortly about the above events, however if you require any further information in the mean time please contact Kristy on 9722 2400 or via email Kristy.Harper@education.wa.edu.au

Transitions

Year 6 to Year 7 In preparation for the transition of Year 6 students to Newton Moore SHS, we are running “taster” days in Science for Year 6 students from feeder primary schools. Carey Park Primary, Maidens Park Primary and Picton Primary participated in these workshops in Term 2. Activities include using laboratory equipment to make gases and extracting DNA. Year 6 students will also be invited to a separate, additional transition day later this year. Enrolment packages were distributed to students when the Year Coordinator and students visited the primary schools at the end of Term 2. These packages can also be collected from our school’s reception.

Assessment and Reporting

Assessment is often viewed, especially from the child’s perspective, as unfair, daunting and stressful; however, it is an important aspect of your child’s education. Teachers use informal and formal assessments to draw out a student’s current ability and identify any gaps in their learning. Teachers can then provide timely feedback and plan personalised learning opportunities to ensure all students move forward and improve. This year, students have performed well in formalised assessment weeks and during exams. Teachers continuously analyse these assessments so the curriculum can be adjusted to cater to our students’ needs. The Semester 1 reports were mailed home at the end of last term. These are a valuable indicator of how your child is progressing with assessments and their learning. Please ensure you discuss with your child their progress and support them with their learning. Reports should be used to plan for improvement and build better results in Semester 2. Parents who attended the Year 10 interviews discussed with Admin how their child could improve. If you wish to know more about your child’s progress please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange an appointment with the teacher concerned as they are happy to support students in their learning.