In exciting news, with the lifting of Covid restrictions, we are able to run our Orientation Day for Year 7 2021 on Tuesday 1 December, which is the state-wide Orientation Day. Year 7 2021 parents have been mailed a package with all of this information.

The event will consist of two sessions:

  • Year 6 students will attend PHHS during the day, (9:00am – 2:45pm) and
  • we will hold a Zoom meeting for parents in the evening. (6:30pm)

Orientation Day: Student Sessions

On the day, students will need to bring a pen and pencil and food for recess.  The school canteen will also be in operation.  Students should wear their primary school uniform. Head Teacher Wellbeing Mr Papangelis, Year 7 2021 Adviser Mr Truebody and Peer Support Coordinator Mr Rice have a heap of fun planned for the day!

Students will engage in peer support activities, wellbeing transition activities, and complete a short online test to assist with our class formation.

We hope to provide, as we do each year, a BBQ lunch for students, where students will receive a sausage sandwich and a drink at no cost.  Covid-19 restrictions will be followed. We will finish the day at 2:45 pm.

Parents must park outside of the school grounds and please wait for students outside the gates. Covid rules prevent parents being on site.

Orientation Evening: Parent Information Session 6:30pm – Zoom Meeting:

Year 7 2021 parents are invited to join us for a parent information session via Zoom where we will introduce you to our principal (Brett Hugo), myself (Lisa Edwards – Deputy Principal Year 7), Adam Truebody (Year 7 Adviser), and Hipp Papangelis (Head Teacher Wellbeing).

We will cover:

  • Routines and school organisation (timetables, daily structure)
  • Student wellbeing and discipline policy and Code of Conduct
  • Uniform expectations
  • 2021 orientation program, Year 7 camp, peer support lessons
  • Class formation
  • BYOD (bring your own device) information and Department of Education software downloads
  • High potential and gifted program, learning support
  • Getting organised – diary, homework, study
  • Sport and extracurricular opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs
  • Fees and school contributions

Date: Tuesday 1 December 2020

Time: 6:30pm

Zoom Link: https://nsweducation.zoom.us/j/7556799322?pwd=eHJaMlBiUFR3dDN1R0pFZnlJcy9tUT09

If the Zoom link does not work, log into Zoom and then use the meeting ID: 755 679 9322

Password: phhs

You will need to sign into Zoom with a registered Zoom account. Further information can be found on this document about accessing Zoom and the meeting: Parent Zoom Orientation 2020

We look forward to seeing your children on 1 December, and to talking with you via Zoom in the evening meeting session.

Lisa Edwards – Deputy Principal