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Beenleigh State High School Newsletter
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Principal's Report
Student Payments
Calendar of Events
Year 11 Tourism
Culture Group has made a Great Start to the Year
Rugby League Academy
Under 13 Boys Futsal Team News
Girls AFL News South Coast School Sport
Year 9 Foodies Get Rolling!
Parents/Carers Notice
Year 8 Literacy 2015
Road Safety for our Students
ASDAN News
International Women's Day
Immunisation Free Catch Up Clinics
Music Notes
2015 Computer Program - Bring Your Own Device
Bridges Reconnect
(BYOD), Office 365 & BYOD Cafe'
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)
Introduction SenseAbility - Building
Resilence in Our Students
Aurasma 2015 at Beenleigh SHS
Email Addresses
Attendance & Lateness Notice
Beenleigh SHS App for Phone/Mobile
Friday Night Youth
2015 Next Steps Survey
National Youth Week
PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
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Cecilia Liu, our Dux from 2014, was recognized at the Enable Dux Dinner at Windaroo Valley SHS a fortnight
ago. A number of politicians and local Education Queensland Principals and Regional Directors were in
attendance. Cecilia is enjoying her studies at the University of Queensland and was very grateful toward the
teachers who assisted her in her studies. Well done Cecilia!
Next Saturday the Rugby League Academy is running the inaugural Tonie Carrol Cup for Year 7 students. Tonie
represented Australia, New Zealand, Queensland and the Broncos and was also named in the Australian
Secondary Schools Team of the Century from his days as a student at Beenleigh SHS. Tonie has been happy to
add his name to this comp and we have 15 teams nominated. Games will commence at Bill Norris Oval on
Saturday March 21 from 8.30. All are welcome to attend.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been visiting classrooms to assess the programs that we run and review
our teaching practices. As in the past we are continuing to use classroom walkthroughs and internet technology.
We receive a range of good information to continue our development of the way we teach. The feedback our
staff receives allows us to build continuous improvement into our teaching. At P& C each month I present an
aspect of our school program.
Mrs Maggie Walker – CEO ASDAN UK – visited our school last Friday to see the operation of ASDAN at
Beenleigh. Mrs Walker was excited about the program we are running and complimented our staff on the
excellent way in which we are providing opportunities to our students under the ASDAN banner.
We have had a number of students selected in South Coast teams and it is great to see our students performing
well at a regional sports level. See inside for details.
NAPLAN practice tests are about to start and this year we are also preparing our year 7 cohort. We encourage
parents to talk to their children about the test and the need to do their best. QCS preparations and practice tests
are also ongoing and are an essential component of the year 12 lead up to the QCS test in early September.
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Parent Teacher Night is on the Tuesday 28 April from 3:00- 6:00pm. Please keep this time free and book an
interview with your child’s teachers.
Finally, a number of students are smoking in and around the school. We have advised all students that
suspensions will follow any student caught smoking.
MR MATT O'HANLON
PRINCIPAL
13 March, 2015
STUDENT PAYMENTS
STUDENT RESOURCE FEES 2015
Senior subject levies have recently been sent home together with Rugby League and Multi Sports Academy.
Please note there have been slight increases in some subject levies from our original mail out.
The following changes are as follows:Rugby League Academy year 7, 8, 9
$ 95
Rugby League Academy year 10, 11, 12
$120
Agriculture Certificates
$100
(Note-Fee covers enrolment in one or more Ag Certificate)
Congratulations to Alisha Vardy year7 WINNER of our Lucky Draw to have her Student Resources reimbursed.
A reminder that student ID cards will be issued shortly. Please ensure that you have paid a deposit or
made full payment on your child’s Student Resources in order for them to receive there card.
BEENLEIGH STATE HIGH SCHOOL BANK DETAILS 2015
Account Name: Beenleigh SHS General A/C
BSB: 064 401
Account Number: 0090 1289
DETAIL: (Place student's name)
STOP PRESS
• P & C Meeting every 3rd Monday evening of the month at 5:30pm
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• If you wish to view the Electronic version of our newsletter, you could phone the office with your email
address or view on the website http://www.beenleigshs.eq.edu.au/ newsletter
• If you wish to have your newsletter forwarded to you by email, please call the office or email
[email protected]
• Students and Parents can assess and print up their timetable on their OneSchool page
BEENLEIGH STATE HIGH SCHOOL
RESPONSIBLE ELECTRONICA
POLICY SUMMARY
The Use of Personal Technology Devices at School
This policy summary reflects the importance the school places on students displaying courtesy, consideration
and respect for others whenever they are using personal technology devices.
◦ The school does not accept responsibility or liability for damaged or stolen electronica such as
mobile phones and other personal technology devices (e.g. IPods).
◦ Personal technologies must be turned off and out of sight during assemblies or classes.
◦ Personal technology should only be used in a classroom for learning under the explicit instruction
and direction of a teacher.
◦ Personal technology devices may be used during morning tea and lunch breaks and before and
after school.
◦ Teachers will remove electronica from students if they are not being used appropriately and they
will be returned to students within a reasonable time frame.
◦ Recording of behaviours or incidents such as fighting, pranks or bullying on personal electronica
is not permitted or legal. Recording of such incidences is an invasion of personal privacy and will
result in disciplinary action.
◦ Devices containing evidence of criminal offences may be reported to the police. In the event of
this occurring, police may take possession of such devices with students/parents advised to
contact Queensland Police Service directly.
◦ The school takes no responsibility for, and has no jurisdiction over, personal social network
content (e.g. Facebook, Twitter). Such matters should be referred to the Network Site itself (e.g.
Facebook) or the Queensland Police Service.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Date
Event
13 March
QCS Preparation
21 March
Toni Carroll Cup - Year 7 Rugby League Carnival
24 March
Year 8 & 9 Broncos Rugby League qualifying trails
25 March
Beacon Students Pledge
30 March - 1 April
Indigenous Camp
30 March - 2 April
Structured Work Placement
31 March - 2 April
Royal Pines Resort College
2 April
School Reports issued
3 April - 19 April
Easter & School Holiday
YEAR 11 TOURISM
Riding rollercoasters, spotting sharks and patting sting rays, all in a day’s work for year 11 Tourism!
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Who said learning wasn’t fun? The Year 11 Tourism class recently enjoyed an excursion to SeaWorld on the
Gold Coast as part of their course and assessment for term 1. The day began well with a bus ride to Southport.
On the trip down all eyes were out the windows searching the skies and wishing away the rain that could
potentially limit their ‘learning experiences’ for the day, but thankfully it never came. The first item on the agenda
was an educational talk from the staff at Sea World discussing all things Tourism. From information on target
markets, rides and shows all the way to employment opportunities our students were exemplary in their engaged
and respectful behaviour. They certainly weren’t shy when it came to question time either! Of course, its one
thing to understand the theory behind something but what good is it if you don’t experience it for yourself! The
students took that opportunity with both hands, exploring the park, the rides, shows and attractions all while
representing the school in very positive fashion. They even managed to con a poor vulnerable tourism teacher to
ride on the rollercoaster whilst strategically sitting me in the ‘wet seat’ (all in the name of education of course!). It
was a fantastic day and I know it will only be a matter of time before we see one of our Tourism students getting
flipped in the air by a dolphin or sending us to our doom on the dreaded Storm Coaster!
What do you think they were doing at school today??? Year 12 Tourism says,”Who cares, we are having
a blast”!
After dropping the Year 11 Tourism class off at Sea World, Year 12 Tourism continued to explore the Gold Coast
from top to bottom. Staring with a walk on the Spit Sea Wall we moved down the Sky Point Tower on the 77th
floor of the Q1 high rise. While there we had spectacular 360 degree views of the entire coast, as well as
displays and a short film on the history of tourism on the Gold Coast. Continuing down the coast we stopped at
the North Burleigh Surf Club for a tour of the club and a filling lunch. Then we went to the Coolangatta YHA at
Bilinga, the first ever youth hostel in Queensland. We were given the keys to the hostel and allowed to explore
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the site and learn how young people can travel the world on a budge. Finally we stopped atop Point Danger and
could see yet more amazing views and surprise the students with how far we had travelled in one day. We even
had the good luck to see a surf competition. Returning to the Spit we had a quick stop at the Surfers Paradise
YHA hostel and then collected a very happy group of Year 11 Tourism students. When it is fun you learn!
Well done to all!
By Mrs Vidler– HOD Senior School & Mr Clinch – HPE & Drama Teacher
CULTURE GROUP HAS MADE A GREAT
START TO THE YEAR
Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Kia Ora, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula vinaka, Kia Orana, Taloha ni, Namaste, Halo ola keta,
Mauri.
Culture Group is up and active 55-65 students attend each week. We have three performances coming up this
semester.
To prepare we are having a night time practice. Students are receiving a permission note at the Culture Group
practice.
Date: Friday 13 March
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Place: School Library
Time: 4:00-10:00pm. Parents are responsible for ensuring their child has a ride home.
The school gates will be closed at 6pm on the night and only opened again at 10:00pm when we all exit together.
There will be 2 teachers, 2-5 tutors and about 50 students in attendance. The phone number in the library for the
night is 3442 3708 if you need to contact us. There will be a security guard there from 6pm-10:30pm to ensure
no outsiders are disturbing our practice. Dinner at 5:30pm and requires donations by the parents.
Our upcoming events are:
20 March
Harmony Day 15 minute performance at the Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre
25 April
ANZAC Day in the town square for Dawn and Morning ceremonies, singing of the NZ
Anthem in Maori and Australian Anthem
17 May
Extended performance for Open Day at the Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre
There will be more extended practices in Semester 2 for:
18 September
Bundamba Cultural Festival
16 October
Beenleigh SHS Culture Day
TBA
Logan District Spark It Up Multicultural Festival.
Further events will be made available throughout the year.
By Mrs Mary Ann Vidler – HOD Senior School & Ms Rebecca Mariner – Culture Teacher Phone: 3442
3725
RUGBY LEAGUE ACADEMY
South Coast representative
Year 11 student Dray Ngatuere-Wroe has been selected for the Under 18 South Coast team. He will travel with
the team to Arana Hills in Brisbane for the Under 18 Queensland Schoolboys Championships 1 – 4 May. Dray
not only competed against players from renowned Rugby League schools like Keebra Park and Palm Beach
Currumbin but he was also competing in a higher age group. His performance at the trials was exceptional with
many selectors and spectators commenting on his performance. Dray joined Beenleigh SHS this year and
Opens coach Dustin Stewart has been full of praise for his efforts so far. We wish Dray the best of luck at the
State championships in May.
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Inaugural Tonie Carroll Cup
On Saturday March 21st, Beenleigh SHS will be hosting the inaugural Tonie Carroll Cup at Bill Norris Oval,
Boundary Road. This is a year 7 Rugby League Competition open to all schools. We have 15 school teams
nominated therefore we will be hosting approximately 300 students and staff plus parents/spectators. Tonie
Carroll, a former Beenleigh SHS student and Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australian representative, will
be on hand to present the trophy to the winning team. Our year 7’s will be competing in the competition while
many students in the Rugby league Academy from years 8-12 will be assisting with a variety of roles on the day.
We are looking forward to a successful competition and plenty of support from the community.
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By Mr Ricketts – Rugby League Academy Co-ordinator/HOD Engagement
UNDER 13 BOYS FUTSAL TEAM NEWS
On Monday 2nd March, our Under 13 Boys Futsal team competed at the South East Queensland School Futsal
Titles. The boys showed exemplary sportsmanship in all games they played and were outstanding
representatives for Beenleigh State High School. I had coaches from other schools tell me how well-mannered
the boys were which made me very proud to be their coach. Although the boys did not make the finals on the day
they should be highly commended on their exceptional effort and dedication throughout all training sessions and
the day!
Team:
Joey Burnside
Isaiah Ngatuere
Ray Gray
Hamish Clay
Tanakorn O’Kong
Jodeci Sionepeni
Declan Slater
Ihaia Stretch
By Ms Stellino - Junior Futsal Coach
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GIRLS AFL NEWS
SOUTH COAST SCHOOL SPORT
Regional Trials were recently held for the South Coast under 16 Girls AFL team at Somerset College on the Gold
Coast. There were 59 girls who trialled from all four Districts in the South Coast Region and competition was at a
very high standard throughout the day.
Two of our Beenleigh State High School students, Tori Groves-Little and Divine Bikorimana, who are both in year
10, were selected into the South Coast Team. Crystal Perkins, who is in Year 11, was selected as a shadow
player. The South Coast team will head to Cairns in May to defend their title as State Champions in 2014.
Congratulations to all three girls!
By Mrs Liza Callaghan - Science/Maths Teacher
YEAR 9 FOODIES GET ROLLING!
The Year 9 Food and Fashion cooking class experimented with Vietnamese cuisine in week 6. Students
julienned their vegetables, cooked their meat and softened their rice paper rolls ready to roll! All the students
thoroughly enjoyed this cooking task and participation was at 100%. Students learnt about the Yin and Yang of
Vietnamese culture where there are often sweet and sour flavours combined. Students will plan and prepare a
healthy meal and drink next for the next two weeks, ready for their assessment task in week 8.
By Ms Jolly – Head of Department IT/Business/Industrial Tech & Home Economics
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PARENTS/CARERS NOTICE
• Parents/Carers please be aware that if your child is absent for any reason you must phone the absentee
line on 34423760. If for some reasons you haven’t contacted the absentee line, a SMS message is
deployed to the 1st contact person from student’s data - please reply. We attempt to do our very best in
communicating with the information we have.
• Many students are using their mobile phones to ring parents to get permission to leave. Unless someone
from the office has actually spoken to the parent/carer, then the student will not be signed out.
• Please understand that during class time it is very difficult to get messages through to students. Please
keep messages to emergencies only. If you need to drop off lunches, money or cooking etc, office staff
will endeavour to locate your child. However sometimes with outside school/classroom activities, this is
not always possible.
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• If you wish your child to be signed out, please write a note with student’s name, date, time out and
parent’s or carer’s signature which is to be handed into the office in the morning so passes can be
arranged. Please be aware of school break times.
• Students can be contacted on their mobiles only during the lunch times (listed below).
A reminder that mobile phones must be turned off during class times.
SCHOOL COMMENCES
8:40am
CARE GROUP
8:50am
MORNING TEA
11:00am – 11:35am
LUNCH
1:40pm – 2:00pm
SCHOOL FINISH
2:45pm
YEAR 8 LITERACY 2015
The Year 8 Literacy classes are off to a great start this year! At the beginning of the year, students participated in
quite a lot of diagnostic testing in order to place them into the right groupings for their current level of expertise.
Everyone has now settled into routine and we are well into our stride with students engaging in meaningful but
fun lessons.
Each class completes two literacy lessons per week; one which focuses on reading and the other on writing. The
reading lesson takes place in our specifically designed reading room and the students rotate in small groups
through a number of activities including comprehension, reciprocal teaching and also some reading
conferencing.
Within the writing lesson, students are learning about the importance of structuring great paragraphs using the
TEEL (yes you can google that one!) strategy. This has involved them creating their own topic sentences, going
on a ‘gallery walk’ around the classroom to read and identify elaborating sentences and distinguishing the
difference between fact and opinion.
We look forward to seeing the students’ literacy skills excel as the year progresses.
By Mrs Wonnacott-Wakeham – Head of Curriculum Teacher Instruction
CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW OF PHOTOS OF YEAR 8 LITERACY 2015
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ROAD SAFETY FOR OUR STUDENTS
Our school based police officer wishes to remind everyone that Alamein Street School Zone has a 40km/h limit
in operation 7am-9am and 2pm-4pm during school term. School grounds are restricted to an advisory 20km/h
limit for student safety.
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Students are encouraged to use the school crossing staffed both before and after school situated outside gate 2
(opposite Aldi). Parents/carers are encouraged to remind their children to use this facility and to adhere to
responsible use of skateboards and bicycles when arriving and departing school. Students must wear a bicycle
helmet by law when riding a bicycle and risk personal injury and/or positive police action if they fail to comply.
Again this is paramount for student safety.
Please be extra vigilant for students, on pick up or drop off, and use caution when utilising the school bus zone
or the on-street car park outside the main gates on Savages Parade.
By Constable Caunt - Beenleigh State High School Police Officer
ASDAN NEWS
Beenleigh State High School will be the only school visited by ASDAN’s CEO Ms Maggie Walker during
her time in Queensland.
Ms Walker has travelled from the UK to finalise the contract between ASDAN and Dete (Education Queensland)
for provision of ASDAN throughout Queensland schools. This is a very important and exciting time for all
involved.
ASDAN Mainstream
We have welcomed 21 exceptional mainstream students in our 2015 class.
Students range from Year 7-Year 11 and are majoring in the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Activities we have
been busy with include: Completing the grueling assessment required by Ms Jude, trying to sort out our
overgrown Permaculture garden that had become feral over the holidays, fostering one of Ag’s piglets rejected
by his mum and 12 newly hatched chickens fresh from Science’s incubator. Our successes include two students
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Brendan Robinson (ASDAN Leader 2014) and Dylan Stone have both transferred across to the Eagleby
Learning Centre.
ASDAN SEP
SEP ASDAN Year 8 Bronze students have already completed a variety of challenges including: Design a menu
for a party, plan TWO journeys using a different kind of map for each: a street map, a road map and describe
your journeys, and show you can complete forms accurately.
SEP Silver Year 9 students have been working really hard preparing the ground in readiness for new dripirrigated vegetable gardens.
ASDAN Year 7
All year 7 students will be expected to complete their ASDAN Bronze Award this year making this a first in
Australia. Challenges will include: Build a kite by following diagrams and instructions, then using your practical
experience and problem solving skills to improve the diagrams and instructions, Show that you can obtain
information from interviewing someone, plan two journeys using a different kind of map for each: a street map
and a road map describing your journeys, and show you can complete forms accurately.
By Ms Raudon-Hill - ASDAN Co-ordinator
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
On Tuesday 3 March, an International Women’s Day event was held at the Marriott Hotel in Brisbane. The
‘Make It Happen’ High Tea was attended by two Grade 11 students, Chelsea Peace and Tameka Clarke. The
students were fortunate enough to hear from some inspirational Australian women.
Madeline Price, a finalist in the Queensland Young Australian of the Year Award 2015, spoke passionately about
gender equality and the power each of us holds to make a difference in the world around us. Madeline shared
her experience of ‘making it happen’ in the face of complacency and negativity. She has now established and
runs the One Woman Project, which empowers young people to create sustainable change.
Alyssa Azar inspired the audience with her story of setting and achieving her goals. At age 8, she was the
youngest person to trek the Kokoda Track; at age 14, she climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. Now aged 18, Alyssa Azar
aims to become Australia’s youngest ever person to summit Mt Everest when she heads there in a few short
weeks. Alyssa’s determination to pursue her dreams, in spite of tragedy and setbacks, is an inspiration to us all.
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The event reinforced the power of both women and men to ‘make it happen’ – whatever ‘it’ may be!
By Ms Armitage – Guidance Officer
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Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was
held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media
celebrate the day. This year Soroptimist International held a breakfast to celebrate IWD at the Beenleigh Sports
Club where Beenleigh State High School leaders Cordell Blaik, Zoe Te Hau and Lycharne Parkinson were
invited to attend. The theme for 2015 was Make it Happen encouraging effective action for advancing and
recognising women. Key speakers spoke of the need for young women to take control of their lives and be
resilient in the face of any disappointments. Girls and women of Beenleigh State High – Make it happen.
By Ms Harvey – Deputy Principal
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MUSIC NOTES
Instrumental Music
Our Instrumental Music program is very much up and running now, with just over 50 students signing up to learn
a Brass, Woodwind, Percussion or String instrument this year. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our
new strings teacher, Miss Tess McLennan, who has had a great start to the year working with our students. We
hope you will enjoy your time here at Beenleigh High J An overview of our ensembles and lessons on offer is
provided below. Please contact Ms Angela Nieuwenburg ([email protected]) if you have any questions about
our Instrumental Music Program.
Concert Band
Saxophone
Ensemble
Tuesday
8:00am –
Morning
8:40am
Tuesday
8:00am –
Ms
Morning
8:40am
Nieuwenburg
Mr Farmer
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Percussion
Ensemble
String Lessons
Symphonic Band
Vocal Group
Jazz Band
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Wednesday
8:00am –
Morning
8:40am
Wednesday
P1 & 2*
Wednesday
3:00pm –
Ms
Afternoon
4:15pm
Nieuwenburg
Thursday
First
Break
Friday
8:00am –
Morning
8:40am
Friday
All Day*
Mr Farmer
Miss
McLennan
Mr Farmer
Mr Farmer
Brass, Woodwind
& Percussion
Lessons
Mr Farmer
*on a rotating timetable
Music Academy
Music Academy for Year 7’s and 8’s has also seen a great start to the year, and it is already very clear that there
is a lot of talent among these young students! Students participating in Music Academy this Term have been
busy rehearsing performances for the Term 2 piazza lunch time concert series (more info next Term!). They are
all looking forward to performing and I’m sure these young musicians are going to produce some fantastic items!
Please contact Ms Angela Nieuwenburg ([email protected]) if you have any questions about Music Academy.
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IMMUNISATION FREE CATCH UP CLINICS
As a year 8 or 10 student have you missed an immunisation session at school? You can catch up (free for a
limited time) at any of the following clinics:
Beenleigh Library, Crete Street, Beenleigh – Every Thursday 9am to 10:30am
Caddies Community Care Centre, 19-33 South Street, Jimboomba – Every Thursday 11am to 12pm
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Browns Plains Early Years Centre, Cnr Wineglass Drive & Middle Road, Hillcrest – Every Thursday 12:30pm
to 2pm
Logan Central Library, 26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central – Every Thursday 3:30pm to 7pm
Redland Community Centre, 29 Loraine Street, Capalaba – First Thursday of every month, 4pm to 6pm
Logan North Library, 2-6 Sports Drive, Underwood – Every Friday 9am to 10:30am
Logan Hyperdome Library, 66 Mandew Street, Shailer Park – Every Friday 12pm to 1pm
No appointment necessary, for further information contact Logan City Council on 34125397.
2015 COMPUTER PROGRAM
- BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE
(BYOD)OFFICE 365 & BYOD CAFE'
Students are expected to have a technological device in all classes from 2015 as the 1:1 Computer funding has
ceased. Students can choose from the following options:
Option 1: BYOD
Students bring a device that can be used in the classroom to research using the internet; create word processing
and presentation documents. These devices are maintained by the student and parents/caregiver with limited
assistance with basic problems and connectivity from the school IT technicians. Insurance is recommended. The
cost of the WIFI maintenance is $20.
Option 2: Take-home laptop program
Students can hire a laptop or tablet for the year which they can take home. This is the device hire program where
the school maintains the device. This program costs $150 for the year. The first accidental warranty claim is $50,
the second accidental warranty claim is $100, the third accidental warranty claim is $150. There are limited
devices available.
Option 3: Day hire
Students can rent a device at no cost from the student technology desk. The device must be collected between
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8.00am-8.40am and returned each afternoon by 3pm. If the device is not returned the following steps will
occur;
Step 1: The parents/caregivers of the student will receive a text message to return the device
Step 2: The student will receive an after school detention and will not be able to rent a device for 1 week.
Another ICT RUP form will be required to be resigned by the parent and student and returned to the student
laptop technician.
Step 3: The student’s school account will be invoiced for $150 take-home laptop payment.
Office 354 free to all Education Queensland Students
Go to this webpage https://mishelp.eq.edu.au/studentadvantage/Pages/default.aspx to access the instructions to
download Office 365 to students personal device. This enables students to have free access to presentation
software for school assignments such as word, power point and excel.
BYOD Café
During week 3 all students participated in the BYOD Café to ensure that any issues that students were having
with their devices could be rectified. All students completed the BYOD Option form to indicate which option they
were selecting for 2015. They also completed the BYOD RUP (responsible use policy) which students signed to
agree to use all technology at Beenleigh SHS appropriately at all times. Those forms would have come home
with your child, please sign these and return to the Laptop Coordinator. Students spent time with the technicians
going through the appropriate steps to connect to the school wifi. Please remember that during 8am-4pm the
school network does have restricted access preventing students from accessing inappropriate learning websites.
By week 5, Friday 28th February, every student must have selected which option they will participate in for 2015.
Students are required to bring their device to school every day for learning purposes. Remember that we are
moving into a digital world, and in order for our students to be ready for the work force they must start learning
these digital literacy skills now.
By Ms Jolly - Head of Department for Business/IT/Industrial Tech & Home Economics
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BRIDGES RECONNECT
THE GIRLS SPOT SUPPORT GROUP
The Girls’ Spot is a support group for 12 - 18 year
olds.
The group is designed to empower girls through supporting each other.
The group is operated by Bridges Reconnect at 100 Railway Parade, Woodridge.
It meets every 2nd Wednesday from 4 - 6pm during school terms and 10am - 2pm during school holidays.
If you are interested, or just want more information, please ring: Tammy, Donna or Allan on 07 3208 1478
CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF GIRLS SPOT SUPPORT GROUP
IS CONFLICT WITH YOUR TEEN
Is conflict with your teen bringing you to breaking point? Has your teen been taking off from home? Do you wish
you could take some time out?
The team at Bridges Reconnect can help!
Call 07 3208 1478 Email: [email protected] or find us on Facebook:
wwww.facebook.com/bridges.reconnect
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POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING (PBL)
During weeks 7&8 our PBL focus will be WE ACHIEVE – Strive to achieve our best in all class work, homework
and assessment. In weeks 9 & 10 our PBL focus will be WE CARE – Showing empathy and are kind to each
other.
Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded PBL certificates. Merit points are awarded to
students by their teachers for exceeding expectations at school. Great work everyone.
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By Mrs Richardson – Teacher Aide E-Learning Centre
YEAR 7
YEAR 8
YEAR 9
YEAR 10
YEAR 11
YEAR 12
AWARDS
AWARDS
AWARDS
AWARDS
AWARDS
AWARDS
Kauri
Byrce
Jaiden
Shae-Anne
Rebekkah
Ali Jawad
Broughton
Hughes 8C
Buckley 9C
Nicholson
Cracknell-
12F
10Z
Azzopardi 11C
7B
Kylie Moratti Daniel
Georgia
Tyson Dent
Hayley
John
7B
Armstrong
10B
Gardner 11B
Barnard
Schloss 8C
9F
12D
Dianna
Charde
Josh Hobbs
Amy Herbst
Leonardo Jay
Kyle
Olivar 7B
Smith 8A
9D
10D
11A
Shadwell
12D
Caitlin
Jamie-Leigh
Vincent 9Z
Griffin 10C
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INTRODUCTION SenseAbility - BUILDING
RESILIENCE IN OUR STUDENTS
CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF SENSEABILITY
Students in Years 7‐9 will be participating in a new program during 2015. Called SenseAbility, the program is
aimed at building resilience in young people, to help them manage the life challenges that are an inevitable part
of growing up. The program is part of our school’s commitment to the understanding that teachers, in partnership
with parents, have a significant role in promoting good mental health in their students.
SenseAbility will be delivered to students by our teachers and will provide a range of skills to empower students
to care for their own wellbeing. The program takes a strengths‐based approach. Instead of focusing on negatives
and things that don’t work, it assists young people to focus on the unique characteristics and qualities they have,
but are inclined to ignore or downplay. How often do your children comment on the things they can’t do? A
strengths‐based approach does not require individuals to excel or perform in particular areas, rather it
encourages them to acknowledge and appreciate the small things they do in their everyday lives ‐ such as being
a good friend, being responsible and demonstrating small acts of kindness that reflect underlying valuable
qualities. The program also encourages young people to develop good help‐seeking skills for themselves and
others, so they can obtain assistance if challenges are too difficult for them to manage alone.
Many of the activities will give students the opportunity to practice breaking down their thoughts in the following
way:
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The program will also allow students to work individually and cooperatively with their peers, thus developing their
ability to build relationships and enhance their connection to school. These are vital elements to improving your
child’s sense of self and belonging. Parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss the SenseAbility lessons
at home with their children so that all students understand that the significant people in their lives have an
important part to play in their wellbeing.
Parents
and
guardians
are
welcome
to
look
at
the
materials
in
this
program
by
visiting
www.beyondblue.org.au/senseability. Please contact the following year level coordinators if you have questions
about the program:
Year 7 – Ms Sarah-Jane Currie
P: 34423715
Year 8 – Ms Odette Cheal
P: 34423789
Year 9 – Mr James Mackney
P: 34423789
By Mr Ricketts – Head of Engagement
AURASMA AT BEENLEIGH
STATE HIGH SCHOOL
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This year as a way to get our students and parents working with new technologies we have been busy creating
some magnets which are being handed out with this addition of the newsletter. On this magnet there are two
interactive icons. The first is a QR code and when you use any QR reader app you will find some instructions
about how to access our Aurasma channel. This is a free augmented reality app which we are using more and
more of throughout 2015. We are encouraging the students within their lessons to create their own videos to
engage with our displays within the school grounds. The second icon on the magnet can be scanned using
Aurasma and will direct you to the latest addition of the newsletter. Therefore you can keep it on the fridge and
always have access to the latest news from our wonderful school.
By Mrs Wonnacott-Wakeham – Head of Curriculum Teacher Instruction
CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF INSTRUCTIONS OF AURASMA
EMAIL ADDRESSES
Communication between parents/caregivers and staff is very important to all members of staff at the Beenleigh
High School. We are asking parents/caregivers to provide their email address to the school via the school email
address: [email protected] Teachers want to use this form of communication also for sending
student assessment and progress throughout the year. The school newsletter is also sent via email on a
fortnightly basis. In using email we are all also helping our environment with less paper being used in printing of
the school newsletter.
ATTENDANCE & LATENESS NOTICES
Please read the flyer attached re attendance and lateness, this is very useful, important information for
parents/carers and your student.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF FLYER
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BEENLEIGH SHS APP FOR PHONE/MOBILE
Be involved in our school community, keep yourself in touch and this provides you all the information from the
website. You can save school calendar dates to your personal mobile, access newsletters, news pages, twitter,
class times, forms and documents and annual reports.
You can download our Beenleigh SHS app to your phone/ mobile device? (In less than 1 minute)
1. Download QSchools from the app store
2. Open the app
3. Search Beenleigh SHS
Click the star to add Beenleigh SHS to your favourites.
FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH
Date:
13 March
Venue:
Beenleigh High School Multi Hall
Year Level:
Years 5-6 commencing 6:15pm
Years 7-9 commencing 7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Senior Pastors Mark & Cindy Kujawa www.centrocentre.com.au
Mark 0412 725431 | E [email protected] | Cindy 0411 113856 | E [email protected]
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2015 NEXT STEPS SURVEY
The Queensland Government is conducting its annual statewide survey of all students who completed Year 12 in
2014. The Next Step survey is a brief, confidential survey that gains a comprehensive picture of the employment,
study and life choices made by Queensland school completers in the year after they finish Year 12.
Between March and June, all our students who completed Year 12 last year can expect to receive instructions to
complete a web-based survey or a telephone call from the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office to
complete the survey. Please encourage them to take part. If their contact details have changed, please assist
the interviewer with their updated details or forward the survey to their new address so they can participate.
Thank you for your support of the Next Step survey in 2015.
Further information on Next Step is available online at www.education.qld.gov.au/nextstep/ or on toll free
telephone 1800 068 587.
NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK
Voices of the Future
‘Voices of the Future’ is a FREE event for all young people of the community aged 12-25 years. Bungee Run,
Mechanical Surf Board, Rock Climbing, Indoor Skate Ramps, Basketball Shoot comp, Jumping Castle, Music,
lots of food, and more!!!Come along, have some fun, and have your say about the community- It Starts with US!
Date: Saturday 11 April
Time: 12pm-3pm
Venue: Beenleigh PCYC, 20-38 Alamein St
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CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK
40 Alamein Street / PO Box 29
BEENLEIGH 4207 QLD
07 3442 3777
07 3442 3700
07 3442 3760
[email protected]
http://www.beenleigshs.eq.edu.au/
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