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Glenwood High School

Glenwood High School

Opportunity Through Learning

Telephone02 9629 9577

Emailglenwood-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Principal's Address Presentation Day 2020

This year the Principal’s addressed included something a little bit different than the traditional speech.

We wanted our students to know that even though it has been a year of unpredictability and some disappointments, ultimately, we have the luxury of living in a wonderful country and a wonderful community. At times we need to remember that the world is truly a wonderful place. 

Opening of the new Welcome Garden.

Uncle Col opened our new garden with a traditional Smoking Ceremony. Thank you to the P&C for applying for the Michelle Rowland’s Communities Environment Program grant. Without the grant we would not have this beautiful Welcome Garden.

Welcome Class of 2026!

We enjoyed having you with us on Orientation Day. Here are some highlights of your time with us.

School Improvement Plan Survey

Together with our SRC, we have been working on the next version of our school plan. Please see the video for details of our process so far. If you can spare a few minutes, please fill out one of the surveys below:

Survey for Parents of Students in Years 7-10

Survey for Parents of Students in Years 11-12 

Virtual Assemblies

Upcoming events

Thursday

13

May

NAPLAN - Years 7 and 9

Date

13 May

Time

8:45 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Glenwood High School

2021 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) In May 2021, students at our school in Years 7 and 9 will sit the NAPLAN paper assessments. NAPLAN assesses the literacy and numeracy skills of students across Australian schools. The results of the tests will provide important information to schools about what each student can do, and will be used to support teaching and learning programs. Parents will receive a report indicating their child’s level of achievement. The NAPLAN test will be conducted from May 11-13, 2021. Tuesday 11 May - Language Conventions test (spelling, grammar and punctuation). Writing test Wednesday 12 May - Reading test Thursday 13 May - Numeracy test On Friday 14 May, a ‘catch-up’ day is scheduled for students who missed a test or were absent on a test day. Students may be exempt from the NAPLAN tests if they: · are from language background other than English, have arrived from overseas and have been attending school in Australia for less than one year before the test; or · have significant intellectual disability and/or significant co-existing conditions which severely limit their capacity to participate in the tests. Students may be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer after consultation with the school. To withdraw your child from NAPLAN, a parent or carer consent form must be signed. All other students are expected to participate in the tests. Disability adjustments which reflect the student’s normal level of support in the classroom may be provided. Alternative format test materials are available to meet the needs of individual students (e.g., large print, braille, black and white test material or the electronic test). Access to disability adjustments or exemption from the tests must be discussed with the school and a parent or carer consent form must be signed. Please contact the school office for further information on disability adjustments or exemption from the tests. For further information about NAPLAN, visit the NESA’s NAPLAN website.

Friday

14

May

Year 10 Exams

Date

14 May

Time

8:45 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Refer to timetable - Glenwood High School Auditorium / in class

14-19 May A copy of the examination timetable when published will be posted on this event, and Year 10 page. This is a formal examination period and students are expected to be undertaking home study in preparation for their examinations. Attendance at these examinations is compulsory and students are expected to attend school every day, for every examination. When students do not have examinations, they will attend normal classes. During the examination period, students must arrive at school by 8.40am (normal time) and present to the allocated examination venue 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to allow for entry and procedural explanations. Where students fail to complete an examination (due to illness or misadventure), students must follow the procedures as outlined in the ‘Year 10 Assessment Policy‘ document issued to students in Term 1. This document is also available on the school’s website. Expectations of acceptable behaviour for students are outlined in this letter and in the ‘Year 10 Assessment Policy’ document. The following key points should be noted: As these are formal examinations, students will be expected to follow strict examination conditions from the moment they enter any room until they are dismissed. This includes having all their own equipment - borrowing during examinations is not permitted. Pencil cases are not permitted into the examination room. Students are responsible for checking their examination timetable carefully each day, ensuring that they arrive 20 minutes early to the relevant examination venue. If a student is absent during the examination period, please advise the school as soon as possible prior to the examination, and provide written confirmation on the next possible school day. This must be supported with a medical certificate or statutory declaration for the examination mark to contribute to the student’s school assessment grade. A formal appeal must be lodged with the deputy principal. Students are not permitted to enter the examination room with mobile/smart phones, electronic devices, Smart watches or any device that may provide an unfair advantage over other students. These devices must be switched off and kept in students’ school bags if they are brought to school. Students must wear correct full school uniform to all examinations. It would be appreciated if you could discuss these expectations with your child. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions. Expected Student Conduct During Examinations Examinations are an important part of your progress through school. They help in gauging your progress and are an integral part of the assessment process in the school. The following are guidelines that outline student responsibilities and general organisation for major examinations at Glenwood High School. Organisation STUDENTS… • Must supply a medical certificate to cover absence from an examination. • Should ensure they have all the necessary equipment for each examination complete an Illness/ Misadventure form the morning of their first day back at school. No borrowing of equipment is permitted in the examination room. • Are not permitted to leave during the examination. Required Behaviour To be fair to all students attempting to complete their examination, strict rules governing behaviour are necessary. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR OF ANY SORT WILL RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE EXAMINATION AND A ZERO MARK WILL BE AWARDED: No food, drink, digital devices or mobile phones are permitted in the examination room; Only equipment needed for the examination should be taken into the examination venue. All other materials (including magazines and novels) are not permitted; Electronic devices such as an organiser, dictionary or computerised watch are not permitted into the examination room, unless approved by the NESA; Students must not attend a test while under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs; Students should comply with the school rules governing the wearing of hats inside the examination room; Once seated, students should remain silent, face the front and not communicate with other students without the permission of an examination supervisor; Students must behave in a way that is not likely to disturb the work of any other student or upset the conduct of the test; Students must make a serious attempt at answering all questions in the test; o Non-serious attempts at any examination will not be marked. In addition, examination papers with offensive writing or graffiti will not be marked; Students will not be permitted to leave the examination room for the toilet. If a student has a medical complaint which makes this necessary, medical information should be provided to the deputy principal in advance of the examinations, in order for the required accommodations to be made. Students must stop writing when advised to by the supervisor. o Test material cannot be removed from the test room. All work produced for marking in examinations must be the student’s original work. Malpractice and Breaches of Examination Rules Students who are caught cheating or disrupting an examination will be removed from the venue. These students must report directly to the deputy principal. ANY STUDENT SENT OUT FROM AN EXAMINATION WILL RECEIVE A MARK OF ZERO FOR THAT PAPER PENDING AN APPEAL TO THE PRINCIPAL Non-Serious Attempts at Examinations Non-serious attempts in examinations are identified during the marking process. Non-serious attempts include frivolous or objectionable material. With the exception of LOTE examinations, students who provide answers to test questions in a language other than English will also have a mark of ZERO awarded.

Friday

14

May

NAPLAN - Years 7 and 9

Date

14 May

Time

8:45 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Glenwood High School

2021 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) In May 2021, students at our school in Years 7 and 9 will sit the NAPLAN paper assessments. NAPLAN assesses the literacy and numeracy skills of students across Australian schools. The results of the tests will provide important information to schools about what each student can do, and will be used to support teaching and learning programs. Parents will receive a report indicating their child’s level of achievement. The NAPLAN test will be conducted from May 11-13, 2021. Tuesday 11 May - Language Conventions test (spelling, grammar and punctuation). Writing test Wednesday 12 May - Reading test Thursday 13 May - Numeracy test On Friday 14 May, a ‘catch-up’ day is scheduled for students who missed a test or were absent on a test day. Students may be exempt from the NAPLAN tests if they: · are from language background other than English, have arrived from overseas and have been attending school in Australia for less than one year before the test; or · have significant intellectual disability and/or significant co-existing conditions which severely limit their capacity to participate in the tests. Students may be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer after consultation with the school. To withdraw your child from NAPLAN, a parent or carer consent form must be signed. All other students are expected to participate in the tests. Disability adjustments which reflect the student’s normal level of support in the classroom may be provided. Alternative format test materials are available to meet the needs of individual students (e.g., large print, braille, black and white test material or the electronic test). Access to disability adjustments or exemption from the tests must be discussed with the school and a parent or carer consent form must be signed. Please contact the school office for further information on disability adjustments or exemption from the tests. For further information about NAPLAN, visit the NESA’s NAPLAN website.

Monday

17

May

Year 10 Exams

Date

17 May

Time

8:45 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Refer to timetable - Glenwood High School Auditorium / in class

14-19 May A copy of the examination timetable when published will be posted on this event, and Year 10 page. This is a formal examination period and students are expected to be undertaking home study in preparation for their examinations. Attendance at these examinations is compulsory and students are expected to attend school every day, for every examination. When students do not have examinations, they will attend normal classes. During the examination period, students must arrive at school by 8.40am (normal time) and present to the allocated examination venue 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to allow for entry and procedural explanations. Where students fail to complete an examination (due to illness or misadventure), students must follow the procedures as outlined in the ‘Year 10 Assessment Policy‘ document issued to students in Term 1. This document is also available on the school’s website. Expectations of acceptable behaviour for students are outlined in this letter and in the ‘Year 10 Assessment Policy’ document. The following key points should be noted: As these are formal examinations, students will be expected to follow strict examination conditions from the moment they enter any room until they are dismissed. This includes having all their own equipment - borrowing during examinations is not permitted. Pencil cases are not permitted into the examination room. Students are responsible for checking their examination timetable carefully each day, ensuring that they arrive 20 minutes early to the relevant examination venue. If a student is absent during the examination period, please advise the school as soon as possible prior to the examination, and provide written confirmation on the next possible school day. This must be supported with a medical certificate or statutory declaration for the examination mark to contribute to the student’s school assessment grade. A formal appeal must be lodged with the deputy principal. Students are not permitted to enter the examination room with mobile/smart phones, electronic devices, Smart watches or any device that may provide an unfair advantage over other students. These devices must be switched off and kept in students’ school bags if they are brought to school. Students must wear correct full school uniform to all examinations. It would be appreciated if you could discuss these expectations with your child. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions. Expected Student Conduct During Examinations Examinations are an important part of your progress through school. They help in gauging your progress and are an integral part of the assessment process in the school. The following are guidelines that outline student responsibilities and general organisation for major examinations at Glenwood High School. Organisation STUDENTS… • Must supply a medical certificate to cover absence from an examination. • Should ensure they have all the necessary equipment for each examination complete an Illness/ Misadventure form the morning of their first day back at school. No borrowing of equipment is permitted in the examination room. • Are not permitted to leave during the examination. Required Behaviour To be fair to all students attempting to complete their examination, strict rules governing behaviour are necessary. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR OF ANY SORT WILL RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE EXAMINATION AND A ZERO MARK WILL BE AWARDED: No food, drink, digital devices or mobile phones are permitted in the examination room; Only equipment needed for the examination should be taken into the examination venue. All other materials (including magazines and novels) are not permitted; Electronic devices such as an organiser, dictionary or computerised watch are not permitted into the examination room, unless approved by the NESA; Students must not attend a test while under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs; Students should comply with the school rules governing the wearing of hats inside the examination room; Once seated, students should remain silent, face the front and not communicate with other students without the permission of an examination supervisor; Students must behave in a way that is not likely to disturb the work of any other student or upset the conduct of the test; Students must make a serious attempt at answering all questions in the test; o Non-serious attempts at any examination will not be marked. In addition, examination papers with offensive writing or graffiti will not be marked; Students will not be permitted to leave the examination room for the toilet. If a student has a medical complaint which makes this necessary, medical information should be provided to the deputy principal in advance of the examinations, in order for the required accommodations to be made. Students must stop writing when advised to by the supervisor. o Test material cannot be removed from the test room. All work produced for marking in examinations must be the student’s original work. Malpractice and Breaches of Examination Rules Students who are caught cheating or disrupting an examination will be removed from the venue. These students must report directly to the deputy principal. ANY STUDENT SENT OUT FROM AN EXAMINATION WILL RECEIVE A MARK OF ZERO FOR THAT PAPER PENDING AN APPEAL TO THE PRINCIPAL Non-Serious Attempts at Examinations Non-serious attempts in examinations are identified during the marking process. Non-serious attempts include frivolous or objectionable material. With the exception of LOTE examinations, students who provide answers to test questions in a language other than English will also have a mark of ZERO awarded.

Tuesday

18

May

Macquarie Zone Cross Country

Date

18 May

Time

8:00 AM-3:30 PM

Location
TBA

Covid Declaration: Unfortunately, due to guidelines from both NSW Health and the Department of Education, we are unable to adequately accommodate parents at this event. Correct at time of post 8 February 2021 Students that qualify at Glenwood High School's Cross Country will be provided the event information

Tuesday

18

May

Year 10 Exams

Date

18 May

Time

8:45 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Refer to timetable - Glenwood High School Auditorium / in class

14-19 May A copy of the examination timetable when published will be posted on this event, and Year 10 page. This is a formal examination period and students are expected to be undertaking home study in preparation for their examinations. Attendance at these examinations is compulsory and students are expected to attend school every day, for every examination. When students do not have examinations, they will attend normal classes. During the examination period, students must arrive at school by 8.40am (normal time) and present to the allocated examination venue 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to allow for entry and procedural explanations. Where students fail to complete an examination (due to illness or misadventure), students must follow the procedures as outlined in the ‘Year 10 Assessment Policy‘ document issued to students in Term 1. This document is also available on the school’s website. Expectations of acceptable behaviour for students are outlined in this letter and in the ‘Year 10 Assessment Policy’ document. The following key points should be noted: As these are formal examinations, students will be expected to follow strict examination conditions from the moment they enter any room until they are dismissed. This includes having all their own equipment - borrowing during examinations is not permitted. Pencil cases are not permitted into the examination room. Students are responsible for checking their examination timetable carefully each day, ensuring that they arrive 20 minutes early to the relevant examination venue. If a student is absent during the examination period, please advise the school as soon as possible prior to the examination, and provide written confirmation on the next possible school day. This must be supported with a medical certificate or statutory declaration for the examination mark to contribute to the student’s school assessment grade. A formal appeal must be lodged with the deputy principal. Students are not permitted to enter the examination room with mobile/smart phones, electronic devices, Smart watches or any device that may provide an unfair advantage over other students. These devices must be switched off and kept in students’ school bags if they are brought to school. Students must wear correct full school uniform to all examinations. It would be appreciated if you could discuss these expectations with your child. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions. Expected Student Conduct During Examinations Examinations are an important part of your progress through school. They help in gauging your progress and are an integral part of the assessment process in the school. The following are guidelines that outline student responsibilities and general organisation for major examinations at Glenwood High School. Organisation STUDENTS… • Must supply a medical certificate to cover absence from an examination. • Should ensure they have all the necessary equipment for each examination complete an Illness/ Misadventure form the morning of their first day back at school. No borrowing of equipment is permitted in the examination room. • Are not permitted to leave during the examination. Required Behaviour To be fair to all students attempting to complete their examination, strict rules governing behaviour are necessary. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR OF ANY SORT WILL RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE EXAMINATION AND A ZERO MARK WILL BE AWARDED: No food, drink, digital devices or mobile phones are permitted in the examination room; Only equipment needed for the examination should be taken into the examination venue. All other materials (including magazines and novels) are not permitted; Electronic devices such as an organiser, dictionary or computerised watch are not permitted into the examination room, unless approved by the NESA; Students must not attend a test while under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs; Students should comply with the school rules governing the wearing of hats inside the examination room; Once seated, students should remain silent, face the front and not communicate with other students without the permission of an examination supervisor; Students must behave in a way that is not likely to disturb the work of any other student or upset the conduct of the test; Students must make a serious attempt at answering all questions in the test; o Non-serious attempts at any examination will not be marked. In addition, examination papers with offensive writing or graffiti will not be marked; Students will not be permitted to leave the examination room for the toilet. If a student has a medical complaint which makes this necessary, medical information should be provided to the deputy principal in advance of the examinations, in order for the required accommodations to be made. Students must stop writing when advised to by the supervisor. o Test material cannot be removed from the test room. All work produced for marking in examinations must be the student’s original work. Malpractice and Breaches of Examination Rules Students who are caught cheating or disrupting an examination will be removed from the venue. These students must report directly to the deputy principal. ANY STUDENT SENT OUT FROM AN EXAMINATION WILL RECEIVE A MARK OF ZERO FOR THAT PAPER PENDING AN APPEAL TO THE PRINCIPAL Non-Serious Attempts at Examinations Non-serious attempts in examinations are identified during the marking process. Non-serious attempts include frivolous or objectionable material. With the exception of LOTE examinations, students who provide answers to test questions in a language other than English will also have a mark of ZERO awarded.