Families and Friends

Welcome to the Wirreanda Community!

We hope the following information will support you and your child to become part of our growing community.

Front Office and Student Reception Hours

Both the Front Office and Student Reception open from 8.15am to 4.00 pm daily. Student absences and any inquiries can be phoned in during these times.

Call Student Reception for....

  • Accident, Illness or Injury
  • Late Arrival
  • Early Departure
  • Lost Property
  • Student Timetables
  • Student Achievement Records
  • Messages for students


Our Learner Wellbeing Centre provides many services including:


  • Student Counsellors
  • Student Welfare Worker
  • Psychologist
  • General Practitioner
  • Health Care Nurse

Student Diaries

All students will be issued with a Student Diary.

Students should take their diary to all lessons.

The diary is used to record homework, assignments and test and exam results. It is also used as a means of communication between parents and the school


Student Absences

School can be notified in a number of different ways if a student is absent by

either calling the Student Reception Office or writing a note in the diary.


The school currently uses an SMS Messaging System to confirm a student’s absence.


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School Uniform

The wearing of school uniform at Wirreanda High School is compulsory. All uniform requirements can be purchased through the school uniform shop, which is open 5 mornings a week.


Bikes

A bike shed is provided for students wishing to ride to school. For security, the shed is locked between 9.10am and 3.15pm each day.


Student Assessment

Student reports for term 1 are given out at Parent/Teacher interviews held in the last week of the term.

Student reports are sent home at the end of terms 2,3 and 4. Term 1 and 3 are mid - semester reports and term 2 and 4 are end of semester reports.

A Course Counselling Information Night is held at the beginning of term 3. This is also an opportunity for parents to discuss any concerns.

Parents are encouraged to contact the school at any time during the year to discuss their child’s progress.


School Canteen

The school canteen is open before school, 7.40am to 8.45am, recess time and lunchtime. Students can order lunch if they wish.


Homework

Our school policy is that all subject teachers will set a number of different tasks or continuing assignments for homework on a regular basis. Homework is to be entered into the student diary by students


Lunch Passes

For the sake of student safety the school discourages the use of lunch passes. They will be given only after parents have discussed the matter with a member of the Administration Team.


Money collection

Money for excursions, camps etc should be taken to the Cashier’s Office before school. The office is open from 8.30am to 11am for students. Parents are welcome to come to the cashier at any time during school hours.


Personal Property and Valuables

Valuables such as mobile phones, laptops, iPods or tablets are brought to school at student’s own risk. It is up to the discretion of the classroom teacher as to when these devices can be accessed during lesson times.

Digital Technology

We have a range of devices and opportunities for students to engage with and utilise technology. All students have access to computers, laptops both windows and IOS operating systems, iPads and are able to access wireless internet. Digital Citizenship and appropriate use of technology is embedded in our curriculum and sensible use is expected and monitored.

Behaviour Management Policy

Wirreanda Secondary School has a detailed Behaviour Management Policy that includes a Students’ and Parents’ Harassment and Grievances Procedure.

Copies of this are available from the school upon request.

Harassment

All students who attend Wirreanda Secondary School have an equal right to get the most out of their schooling in a safe, supportive atmosphere. The school has set down guidelines to assist students and parents to deal with harassment of any kind.

Grievance Procedures for Parents

Good relationships between our school and its community give our children a greater chance of success. It is only natural that from time to time parents will have concerns about aspects of their child’s education. When this happens parents need to feel confident that they can have the issues heard and acted upon. Parents should initially contact the teacher involved. If you feel the issue is not resolved, make an appointment with the Principal, Deputy or Assistant Principal.


Parent Involvement in the School

There are many different ways parents and caregivers can become involved in the school community. Governing Council, various committees such as uniform, finance and sport and general volunteer work in areas such as the Library The school also holds regular informal open meetings for parents.