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safe talk poster

safe TALK

Safe TALK Being held at Singleton Public Library, 8-10 Queen Street Singleton on Thursday 20th August from 4.30 - 8.30pm. This session is free of charge with afternoon tea provided. All people over the age of 18 years are welcome to attend. If you have any questions please call Kathleen Ballard at the school on 65711199.... Read more

Japan Trip 2015

Students from Year 8, 9 & 10 will be visiting Japan in the September holiday. Destinations will include Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Tokyo and of course our regular home stays with our sister-school in Takahata.... Read more

Calendar Format Changed

The source and format of the website calendar has been changed to a Google calendar to provide enhanced functionality. Users are now able to add an event from the school calendar directly into their own calendar, and also to subscribe to the school calendar. More information will be provided about this at a later stage. To subscribe to the school calendar, use the following address: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/e14vgkdrbt37113vfqgvfksqnc%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics Feedback on this is most welcome, to... Read more

School Captains meeting with State Governor

Singleton High School Captains Reception NSW Parliament House

Singleton High School Captains, along with a number of other schools, were invited to a reception at NSW State Parliament House on Wednesday June 3. They were able to be part of a tour of Parliament House before enjoying lunch with the State Governor David Hurley. The captains were accompanied on their visit by the Head Teacher of Year 12 Mrs. Johns.... Read more

SES assembly

SOS for the SES Assembly

The State Emergency Service (SES) is the lead response agency for floods, storms and tsunami across NSW. Under the SES Act of 1989, the SES has a responsibility to ensure that communities throughout the state are adequately prepared to reduce the impact of these events. Assisting communities prepare for these events can reduce the damage, loss and costs associated with floods, storms and tsunami. The protection of life is the priority for the SES in these events. It was in relation to their response to the recent State Emergency that we... Read more

SOS for SES

"SOS for the SES" Singleton High School celebrates our local SES with a special pancake breakfast on Friday June 5. $1500 Raised by students to be donated to the SES at this breakfast. Photos to come!... Read more

School Sign

New School Sign

The new electronic messaging sign has now been installed and switched on. If you have any feedback on this initiative, please contact greg.norris@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more

2015 HSC Seminars 29 May

On Friday May 29, 2015 at Singleton, over 1000 Year 11 and 12 students representing over 30 schools from Narrabri, Merriwa, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Taree, Wauchope, Maitland and Central Coast areas will attend HSC Seminars in Singleton. The Singleton High School HSC Seminars have attracted over 40 experienced teachers including: Educational consultants, Senior HSC markers, HSC markers, University lecturers and Board of Studies staff from across the state. This highly experienced group of presenters will ensure the very latest HSC content... Read more

Singleton High AutoFest

Singleton High AutoFest 9th May 2015

The Singleton High School P&C will be conducting AutoFest as a fundraising activity on Saturday 9th May 10am to 2pm. See attached poster for details. Registration form coming soon!... Read more

Extreme Weather Event

Due to extreme weather conditions arising from the East Coast Low of April 2015, Singleton High School was closed on Wednesday 22 April, and minimal supervision of students was provided on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Major flooding occurred in areas surrounding Singleton, Maitland, Cessnock and Newcastle, and cyclonic winds uprooted trees in many areas. A Natural Disaster was declared for many areas including Singleton.... Read more

School app released

The official app for Singleton High School has now been released. Download it for iOS, Android or HTML5 from the following locations: The school app has been released. Download it from the following locations App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/singleton-high-school/id962960849?ls=1&mt=8 Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_singletonhs.layout&hl=en HTML5: http://apps.activemobileapps.com/html5/?appcode=SingletonHS If you have any questions about our school app, please contact... Read more

Changes to Branxton/Greta Buses

We have been informed by Hunter Valley Buses that from Friday 13 February, any student from Singleton High School travelling to Braxton/Greta who TERMINATE (get off to go straight home), or who TRANSFER (get onto another bus to continue their journey home) at John Rose Oval Braxton, will be required to use Bus 41 in the afternoon. Bus 41 is now scheduled to arrive at 3:50pm. Also, ALL students are required to present their bus pass to the driver. After 20th February, a cash bus fare will have to be paid to the driver if a student does... Read more

Parents asked not to pick up students in King Street

All parents are asked to not pick up their children in King Street. Students are not permitted to exit the school at the bus gates unless they are catching a bus. Parking is very limited in King Street and it is dangerous and illegal to stop in a bus zone. Police frequently patrol school zones. The recommended pickup area is in Edinburgh Avenue at the back of the school. Students exit the school through the gate at the rear of the property.... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

BYOD Information for Parents

Today in the MPC I spoke to parents of Year 7 students, 2015 about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program at this school. Further information for parents may be found on the Curriculum & Activities tab on this website. If any parent wishes to contact me about any aspect of BYOD at Singleton High School, they are welcome to do so by email at greg.norris@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more

Hosting gatecrasher-proof teenage parties

If your teen is planning an end-of-year get together with their mates, the NSW Police website MyNite.com.au has some excellent tips, including how to register your party to help prevent things getting out of hand. The number one tip is never to advertise a private party on Facebook or other social networks. Uninvited visitors are increasingly a problem at teenage parties. By giving the local police a heads-up at least 72 hours prior to the party, they'll be better prepared to help out if you need them to. There are obviously a lot of parties... Read more

What parents should know about Instagram

It's hard to keep up with all the social media platforms and apps our kids want to use. Instagram is currently one of the most popular social networks for school-aged children at the moment. It's a free, photo and video sharing mobile application and social network for people aged 13 years and over. There's no age-verification process though, so younger children can create an account pretty easily, sometimes without parents even knowing. Instagram say they'll remove under-age users' accounts if they are reported. Instagram has just published... Read more

Bus pass information

We have been advised by Hunter Valley Buses that from the start of Term 4, if a student is not able to present their bus pass, a $1.10 fare will will apply. This arrangement has always been the case, however Hunter Valley Buses has decided to be consistent in the application of this rule. Attached to this article is a flyer about the School Student Transport Scheme from TransportNSW. SSTS booklet (pdf 176 KB)... Read more

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