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Uniform Shop Access over the School Holidays

Uniform Shop Access over the School Holidays

shorts and polo

Full uniform – unisex

PE & Sport uniform

PE & Sport uniform

Dapto High School

Uniform Shop Special Opening Hours 2018

 

January 2018

Thursday 18th January 8:00AM – 2:00PM

Friday 19th January 8:00AM – 2:00PM

Wednesday 24th January 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Thursday 25th January 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Monday 29th January 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Tuesday 30th January 8:00AM – 3:00PM

 

February 2018

Thursday 1st February 8:00AM – 11:00AM

THEN EVERY TUESDAY: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

THURSDAY: 8:00am – 11:00am

Girls dress

Girls dress

 

Purchase Online: daylightsportswear.com/dapto

PRICE LIST / ORDER FORM ON THE BACK

MASTERCARD VISA EFTPOS NOW AVAILABLE, CHEQUES NOT ACCEPTED.

Uniform Price List

 

Full Uniform - Unisex

This is an example of the accepted uniform for 2018. It has both the maroon polo and grey shorts. Suitable for both boys and girls.

Full uniform - unisex

This is an example of the accepted uniform for 2018. It has both the maroon polo and grey shorts. Suitable for both boys and girls.
Attention Year 12, 2018, UPP applications for UOW are open!

Attention Year 12, 2018, UPP applications for UOW are open!

Applications for the 2018 University Preparation Program (UPP) are open.

Please see Ms St Hill in the library if you are interested.

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This program is designed to support students who have higher education aspirations, but are looking to improve their final HSC marks.

Running weekly across Terms 2 and 3 2018, the program offers students the following benefits:

  • Up to 30 hours of free subject-based tutoring sessions with our In2Uni Mentors (who have achieved a Band 5 or higher in that particular subject)
  • A guaranteed Admissions interview to UOW*
  • Face-to-face and online study skills development
  • Assistance completing their Admission interview and UAC online applications
  • Mentoring to explore post-high school options, including course options based on Year 12 academic performance
  • Mock Interview and Mock Exam Super Study Days- to prepare for the HSC exams and UOW Admissions interviews under accurate conditions

* Students who successfully complete the University Preparation Program, will be eligible to receive a guaranteed admissions Interview with one UOW faculty. This interview will be for a degree determined by UOW, dependant on the student’s academic performance, and may not be for the course/s listed in their Admissions application. Further to the above students who are not meeting the published indicative criteria for courses applied to ,may be at the discretion of UOW faculties, be offered an admissions interview to a UOW Pathways Program in lieu of an admissions interview to a UOW degree.

Days and Times

At the Wollongong Campus, UPP sessions will be offered at the following times:

  • Wednesday 1.30 – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 3.30 – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 1.30 – 3.00pm

Cost

  • Free for students who attend an In2Uni sponsored high school
  • Free for students who meet equity criteria

Eligibility

Students are invited to apply for this program if they meet the following criteria:

  • Completing the HSC or IB in 2018 at a high school in the Illawarra/South East Region
  • Academic performance in Year 11 indicates that, at this time, they are unlikely to achieve the results needed to get entry to their preferred post high school study option (university, TAFE, other RTO)
  • In order to be eligible to participate in the program, students must be attending an In2Uni sponsored school, OR meet one of the following criteria:

o   Completing the HSC in a rural or remote area**

o   Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

o   On a permanent humanitarian visa or have refugee status

o   Currently experiencing financial hardship, disability/health condition or social disadvantage that have impacted on your studies**

Application
Students can learn more about the program on our website apply online to the program here

Applications will remain open across the Summer holidays through until Friday 16 February, 2018.

We will be sending details of the application process to all students who have registered interest tomorrow, as we are still waiting for final changes to our website to update overnight.

Support DHS reach the Solar Panel Goal

Support DHS reach the Solar Panel Goal

Solar Panel

Project: 400 solar panels for Dapto High School

Donations over $2 are fully tax deductable and spent entirely on this project.

As part of the 60th celebrations, our school has taken on the challenge of raising $55k to install 400 solar panels on the roof of E Block.

Why are we doing this?

To improve the learning outcomes of our students. On some days, students are being taught in classrooms that reach in excess of 40 degrees. The school’s power bills are horrendous. With solar panels on the roof, the school can work towards heating and cooling classrooms in a sustainable manner.

Our time frame: June 2018

We only have a window opportunity of 9 months to take up the NSW Governments generous offer of matching schools $1:$1 to install solar panels on the roof of our school. We need $55k by June 2018. Sustainability

The 400 panels should produce > 60% of our current daily electricity usage. During weekends and holidays, excess power will be sold back to our supplier. Each panel cost $250 and has an estimated productive life  of 40 years. Demonstrating  a responsible approach to sustainability is a school and  community priority.

This is not a dream.

The project has begun, and already over $3,000 has been donated with the total still growing!

We will keep you updated with the progress of the project via the school’s website and newsletter.

Tax Deductible Donations

Donations above $2 are fully tax deductible. This is because your donation will be deposited into the Dapto High School P&C Building Fund. The P&C is very conscious of it’s responsibility of accepting public money and pledges that every donated dollar will be spent entirely on the project. We accept donations from everyone: individuals, families, the wider Dapto community, businesses and clubs. As part of our 60th celebrations we are hoping former students will ‘dig deep’. No donation is too small, or too big!

A list of all donors will be published and invited to a celebration at the official, ‘flicking of the switch’!

You can make your donations by –

1. A cheque to be made payable to:
Dapto High School P&C Building Fund.

Please attach your name/club/business along with your address, so we can ensure you receive your receipt to claim as a tax deduction.

3.Credit Card  or Cash

Either phone Dapto High School 02 4261 1416 or visit the front office between 8.30am – 3pm.

2. Direct Deposit to Account
Dapto High School

P&C Building Fund

BSB                 062-531

Account No   10233150 Description

Your Name & Solar (Please contact the school or email

daptohighpandc@gmail.com with your contact

details so a receipt can be forwarded to you).

REMEMBER: No donation is too small or too big!…….every $ is a step closer to our goal.

If you require any futher information about the project please contact Dapto High School

Kiara rides 82km for MS Foundation

Kiara rides 82km for MS Foundation

Kiara White and her mother before the MS Sydney to Gong ride.

Kiara White and her mother before the MS Sydney to Gong ride.

On Sunday 5th November, Yr 12 student, Kiara White, took part in the 82km MS Sydney to Gong bike ride to raise awareness and funds for MS. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and often debilitating disease that attacks the central nervous system. Kiara, alongside her dad and older brother, took part in this challenge, as her mum has been diagnosed with this disease. At the successful completion of the ride, Kiara said, “It was a challenge, especially in the wet conditions, but being 1 of 10000, riding for a cause so close to my heart, helped push through the pain.”

Kiara would like to say a big thankyou to all of the students and teachers who supported not only herself, but the MS Foundation on Friday 3rd November by wearing mufti, buying ice-cream and kindly donating any spare change. That day alone, helped Kiara raise a total of $1417.00, all of which will help the lives of those living with MS. Monies raised help with research because unfortunately there is still no cure.

World Skills Competition – 1st November 2017

World Skills Competition – 1st November 2017

On Wednesday 1st November, Dapto High School hostedthe Illawarra Regional World Skills Competitions for Commercial Cookery and Food Beverages. The competition took place in Dapto High School’s Hospitality Trades Skills Centre.

World Skills Australia is a social enterprise which encourages excellence in vocational training. Competitions are held across a number of areas and test the skills and knowledge of apprentices, trainees and students from throughout the local area. Competitors have the chance to win Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and to go on and compete at a national level. Competitions are held every two years.

Students prepared, cooked and served a range of foods and beverages to guests and were judged throughout the entire process. The judges have extensive training and experience in these areas. This year judges come from TAFE, local restaurants such as the Award Winning Kiama restaurant “Hungry Monkey” and teachers such as our own Michael Pfeffer who has substantial industry experience.

Our special guests were the ladies from VIEW Clubs across the Illawarra. These ladies work tirelessly supporting, volunteering and conducting fund raising for the Smith Family, who offer educational scholarships for students in need.

Students commenced the competition at 9.00am, with entrée served at midday. Final presentation for medals were at 2.25pm. Well done to all competitors.

Canteen Volunteer

Canteen Volunteer

Canteen Vol

 

Providing nutritious food in our canteen is a vital step in helping kids set up healthy routines and habits for life. Our canteen is run with the help of a network of volunteers from our school community working together. If you can spare any time to join our network and help prepare and serve food at our canteen, we would very much appreciate a hand. Its easy and fun work with on–‐the–‐job training and you can dedicate as much or as little time as you like.

Apron Canteen

National Science Week Celebrated with #STEMinSchools

National Science Week Celebrated with #STEMinSchools

Friday 18th August, several TAS students from Yr 7, 9 and 10 were part of the CSIRO initiative to celebrate National Science Week in our school library. The CSIRO conducted a webinar with 6 notable space scientists talking about their work as scientists in a variety of space related fields. It was impressive that 3 of these scientists were women with the young Ms Solange Cunin really grabbing the students’ attention. She is the co-founder of Cuberider and coordinated several schools sending their science experiments into space this week.

Following this was a wonderful display of the STEM related activities our students are studying. The TAS faculty provides a wonderful opportunity for robotics and programming. Many of Mr Walker and Mr Petreski’s students capably entertained Mr Stephen Jones MP, the federal member for Whitlam. It was a wonderful showcase of engaged students working collaboratively, problem solving and coding.

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HSC SHOWCASE 2017

HSC SHOWCASE 2017

This years HSC showcase displayed the amazing talent DHS has on offer. Thanks are due to the Hospitality, Visual Arts, Music, Furnishings, Entertainment, D&T, Graphics, S&C and Extension English teachers and students.

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Parent-Teacher Consultations

Parent-Teacher Consultations

Parent-Teacher Consultations for Year 7-8 will be held on Wednesday 28th June from 2.45pm – 6.30pm in the school library and hall.

Students have been issued with booking codes. Parents CLICK HERE to make bookings.

Year 7-8 students will receive their reports two days prior to the consultations on 26th June.

NB Parent-Teacher Consultations for Year 9-11 will be held Wednesday 19th July from 2.45 – 6.30pm (the first week back in term three) in the school library and hall students will issued with booking codes next week. Students will be issued with their reports in the last week of term two.

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