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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

Managing depression in children

One in four kids over the age of 12 has significant depressive symptoms. For girls, depression generally appears between the ages of 11 through to about 14. For boys, depression generally appears between 12 and 16. Signs your child may be suffering from depression If you see a number of these problems starting to develop, it's time to ask the question, could this be a more significant emotional disturbance than general teenage moodiness or attitude? A persistently bad, often irritable mood withdrawal not experiencing pleasure not reacting to... Read more

School Captains 2015

The election of school captains has been completed and we are pleased to announce that the student leaders for 2015 will be: Captains: Eliza Crebert, Sam Barry Vice Captains: Teagan Lawrence, Brayden Carroll... Read more

Managing exam stress

As students prepare for end-of-year exams, child psychologist Kimberley O'Brien, from Sydney's Quirky Kid Clinic, has some good advice to help families manage pre-exam stress. "Stress isn't necessarily a bad thing – adrenalin can be useful in helping kids stay on track, study longer and finish tasks more quickly," Kimberley says. "The problems arise when it takes over and your teenager starts to feel overwhelmed and even isolated." In a perfect world, your teenager will have organised their study and revision into manageable chunks... Read more

Building your child's reading skills

Here are some simple tips to encourage your child to become a strong reader and a book lover for the rest of their lives. Share a book at home Children love to hear a story read aloud. Try reading with different voices, lots of emotion, invented sound effects and funny faces. Change the tone in your voice and vary its loudness or softness. Have fun and enjoy it. It's a good idea to practise reading before sharing a book. Listen to your child talk about the story and the pictures. Try asking your child which parts of the books they found... Read more

SHS Wins Excellence Award!

The Dare to Lead Excellence in Leadership in Indigenous Education Awards have been presented annually since 2004. The awards recognise schools that demonstrate high levels of effective leadership, Indigenous community involvement and improvements in targeted outcomes. These schools demonstrate focused, data-driven, strategically-planned activities with measurable outcomes for their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The winning schools are determined by a panel of Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators which assesses each... Read more

Too sick to go to school?

Sometimes it's hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Mondayitis. For safety's sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice. However, if they miraculously recover by 11:00am, ready to race around the backyard, keeping them in bed all day may send the message that staying home isn't nearly as much fun as going to school. The School A to Z website's Too Sick For School? chart will help answer your questions about common childhood illness... Read more

SHS P&C

P&C Clothing Pool is now online!

The Singleton High School P&C Clothing Pool is now online. Select and pay for items securely. Pickup only. SHS P&C... Read more

Smoke Free Campaign

NSW Health has advised that Phase 2 of the NSW public notice tobacco campaign to increase community awareness of smoke-free outdoor public places under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 will take place from 18 May to 30 June. Further information is available at a dedicated web page to be found at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/smokefree... Read more

Surviving the HSC

If your child is studying for the HSC, you're probably feeling the stress too. Many parents want to help but don't want to interfere. As well as pre-exam tension, there are other common factors that can make life seem even more challenging for the whole family. Year 12 is often the year when students: lose interest in school develop an intense relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend get their driver's licence experiment with legal or illegal drugs have a part-time job develop an eating disorder suffer from depression. If any of these... Read more

Singleton Learning Community website released

The new website for the Singleton Learning Community has been released. Please visit http://www.singleton-lc.schools.nsw.edu.au/... Read more

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