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Thank you for considering Woodvale Secondary College for your child's education. We are an independent public school that prioritises the breadth of our students' experience and learning, and take great pride in developing confident and capable students.

GENERAL COLLEGE INFORMATION

110 Woodvale Drive
Woodvale 6026

Telephone: (08) 9309 0808

Website: www.woodvale.wa.edu.au

Email: woodvale.sc@education.wa.edu.au

Connect: Search for the Connect Now app on iTunes or Google Play.

SEQTA: Search SEQTA Engage on iTunes or Google Play.

 

2020 TERM DATES

The College website has the term by term breakdown, nb. SDD is non-student attendance.

Term 1     Monday 3 February – Thursday 9 April

(SDD - Thursday 30 January, Friday 31 January and Tuesday 17 March)

Term 2     Monday 28 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3     Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September

(SDD - Monday 20 July)

Term 4     Monday 12 October – Thursday 17 December

(SDD - Wednesday 4 November and Friday 18 December)

As advised by the Department of Education, Woodvale Secondary College strongly discourages parents taking students on vacation during the school term. If you are considering an in-term vacation, your child will have an unapproved absence recorded. Students will not be provided with work or given credit for assessments during their period of absence, they can however access their course work on SEQTA/Moodle and submit assignments via email to their relevant teacher by the due date. Parents and carers are to make use of the absence request form on the College SEQTA.

 

OPERATING TIMES

Classes commence promptly at 9:00am daily. Students will be dismissed at the new time of 3:10pm daily, including WEDNESDAY, there is no early close on Wednesday. Year 11 & 12 students’ timetabled classes finish on Wednesdays after Zone 3, when they do not have testing or seminars running.

 

                        MONDAY

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY   

FRIDAY

ZONE 1

9:00 – 10:20

   ZONE 1

  9:00 – 10:20

ZONE 1

9:00 – 10:20

ZONE 2

 10:20 – 11:00

   ZONE 2

  10:20 – 11:00

ZONE 2

10:20 – 11:00

Break 1

 11:00 – 11:25

   Break 1

  11:00 – 11:25

Break 1

11:00 – 11:25

ZONE 3

   11:25 – 12:45

   ZONE 3

  11:25 – 12:45

ZONE 3

11:25 – 12:45

Break 2

12:45 – 1:10

   Break 2

  12:45 – 1:10

Break 2

    12:45 – 1:10

Home Room

      1:10 – 1:50

   ZONE 4

  1:10 – 2:30

ZONE 4

     1:10 – 1:50

ZONE 5

      1:50 – 2:30

 

 

ZONE 5

1:50 – 2:30

ZONE 6

      2:30 – 3:10

   ZONE 5

    2:30 – 3:10

ZONE 6

2:30 – 3:10

NB. No Home Room on Tuesday - Friday

 

HOME ROOM

During 2020 every student at WSC will spend time in Home Room.  Home Room runs on Monday after Break 2 for 40 minutes.  This is an opportunity for students to process social skills and learn skills to enable them to flourish.  The program for Home Room is age related and sequenced.  There will also be many opportunities for students to attend year group assemblies and listen to guest speakers during this time.

Lower school students will be working through Learning Curve Wellbeing Journal activities and Senior School students will use this time to meet with their mentors or to work on their porfolios.  Home Room is an evidence based strategy that has been demonstrated to improve student wellbeing.

BOOKSHOP

The College bookshop operates through Campion at 751 Marshall Road Malaga 6090.

(Ph: 6240 2778). Queries regarding purchase of books can be made to Campion. The booklists are available on SEQTA.

SCHOOL CONTRIBUTIONS AND CHARGES

Financial support provided by parents enables the provision of resources that extend the College’s capacity to add value to students’ learning experience. Voluntary contributions, chargesextra cost optional components and voluntary approved requests are approved by the College Board and advised to parents/caregivers prior to the school year. Charges are compulsory and extra cost optional components require payment where students opt to participate.

i)         Acceptance of payment for all College contributions and charges will be conducted by College personnel from 28 January 2020 during school hours, by mail, phone or in person at the administration office.

ii)       Parents can organise payment by cash, cheques and EFPTOS (Credit card phone payments are accepted). Also Internet Banking – Bank: Commonwealth Bank – BSB: 066158 – Account Number: 00900882. (Please ensure you write student’s name and indicate what the payment is for e.g. College charges).

iii)      Those parents who wish to pay by instalments are asked to make the necessary arrangements with the Manager Corporate Services or Finance Officer at the commencement of the school year.

iv)      Contributions and charges are vital for the resources for student learning.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE/SECONDARY ASSISTANCE SCHEME

i)     In the case of families who hold a current Health Care Card, Pensioner concession Card of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, financial assistance is available. The card must be current some time during first term (3 February – 9 April 2020).

Students must be enrolled in Years 7 to 12 studying a full-time secondary course. Allowance is paid up to and including the year the students turns 18 years of age (i.e. not eligible if born in 1997 or before).

Students can only claim for themselves if they are classified by the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) as an Independent Youth. Appropriate evidence must be supplied by the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) to validate the claim.

ii)    Applications must be completed at the College in Term 1 of each year and close on Thursday 9 April, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

ALLOWANCES FOR ISOLATED CHILDREN

These allowances are available for students who live away from home in order to attend school. Parents need to find out if they are eligible. (Refer Centrelink Ph 132318).

CANTEEN

Phone: (08) 9309 0875

An excellent canteen service is conducted under the control of a subcommittee of the P & C. Students are able to obtain a variety of relatively inexpensive healthy lunches, fruit and drinks. All profits are channeled into amenities for the College. Lunches can be pre-ordered (check SEQTA for information).

The canteen can provide such efficient service at low rates because of the generous help of many parents who assist the supervisor on a roster basis. It is very important that this assistance be increased for 2020. The larger the roster, the less the demand on time for each individual. Your help would be appreciated.

HOMEWORK/HOME STUDY

Types of homework can include:

i)             set assignments;

ii)            completion of work set in class;

iii)           revision, including summarising of notes and the maintenance of files; and

iv)          study for tests;

v)            reading for pleasure.

It is important that homework be done on a regular basis. Therefore, each student needs to schedule every week for sporting/artistic/cultural activities, social activities, paid work and home study. Parents/Carers need to support their child with this process (eg. making use for a month by month broadsheet calendar) by checking their child’s weekly schedule. Good study habits formed early are invaluable in later years. It is emphasised that homework is the responsibility of the individual student.

STUDY CLUB

Woodvale SC creates this extra learning opportunity for students to work with teacher guidance in the iCentre every Tuesday from 3.10pm - 4.00pm.  It is a good opportunity to get homework completed while still at school.

LIBRARY

Our Library is open for students to borrow books from 8.30am-9am, Break 2 and 3.10pm-4pm on weekdays.  This comfortable and welcoming area is also where the therapy dogs live and is a quiet wellbeing space for staff and students.

LAPTOPS – STUDENT

The College offers a hire scheme for laptops. Usually there is a 99 per cent up-take of a device. The laptops are provided with software, technical support and insurance. They are to be taken home at the end of each day and cared for by each student. This includes recharging the laptop every night.

It is essential that we are all aware that whilst the digital age brings with it many positive and exciting things, it also brings with it some rather challenging elements. Our classrooms depend heavily on integrating these technologies and the many benefits they provide, whilst at the same time training students to use them wisely. We ask that parents help support us in our endeavours.

It is every parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child comes to school each day with their laptop fully charged. The College integrates computers into the vast majority of classes and if your child is not equipped with their computer, this will negatively affect their learning in the classroom. Parents need to monitor their child’s screen use.

We attempt to keep the cost of this program as low as possible for parents. Students cannot bring devices from home as in most cases these will not have the specifications appropriate to integrate with our network structure and because we cannot provide the same level of support. They also are unlikely to have all the required software (valued in excess of $4000) installed. The devices remain the property of the College as long as they contain school licensed software.

SCHOOL DROP OFF

 

Please be patient while dropping off and collecting your child at the College and do not enter the main car park.

STUDENT PARKING

Due to the lack of available parking, Woodvale SC accepts NO liability for students driving to school. Students using street parking do so at their own risk. Please ensure your child does not park on private property. Students must NOT leave the grounds during the day without signing out with Student Services.