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Swimming Carnival 2016

Swimming Carnival 2016

Swimming Carnival 2016
     The School Swimming Carnival is to be held at Dapto Pool on Friday the 5th of February and will run all day. The swimming carnival is compulsory and all students must attend as there will be no lessons run at school. Year 7 and Year 10 peer  support leaders will also complete a proficiency swim at the carnival, so they can attend the year 7 camp.
     Students are to meet at the pool for an 8.28 roll call. The carnival will finish at 2.00pm and students will be dismissed from the pool at this time. Students who catch a bus to school will either walk to the pool from school or be transported via the school’s mini bus. Only students arriving on late buses will be transported to the pool. Students will be supervised while walking. Students will not be supervised once they are dismissed at 2.00pm.
     Entry to the pool will cost $3.10 Please try to have correct change(I know silly amount  – blame council)
Students should wear either house colours or PE shirt.
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Students should bring their own hats, sunscreen, lunch and drinks, however, there will be canteen facilities available.
Peter Cattle             
PDHPE/L@SSO  Teacher
Attendance Matters and Learning to Surf!

Attendance Matters and Learning to Surf!

Congratulations are due! – 30 students have had near perfect attendance this year and are being rewarded with a FREE Learn to Surf day at Wollongong Beach. That’s right- if you have awesome attendance at Dapto High school we will reward you!

On Monday the 7th of December we will be surfing!

If you think your attendance has been excellent drop in and see Mr Cattle and he will check your percentage and you could be on your way to the green room (surf talk).

Mr Cattle

Featured image:  creative commons licensed (BY-NC-SA) flickr photo by Christopher Lane Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/christopherlanephotography/8499713659
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High

Staying Connected When Emotions Run High

The way parents and carers manage and respond to those we care for has an immediate impact on levels of stress and emotion we all experience. This is the message of a free workshop for families and carers to be held next week on Friday 4th September. We can’t control what others do or say, but we can manage how we react and this practical and down-to-earth workshop gives demonstrations and strategies that will benefit every parent and carer.

Ms Georgia Leach and Ms Fiona McKay attended a ‘professional’ version of this family workshop last Friday and can highly recommend both the presenters and the content. It will be well worth your time and effort to go to this FREE workshop. Full details on the flier.

“Every parent and carer in the world needs to go to this workshop!”

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‘Down Under’ circus show tickets on sale

‘Down Under’ circus show tickets on sale

Students from Wollemi and mainstream at DHS have been attending Circus Monoxide weekly for two terms during Sport. They have been working hard on the production of ‘Down Under’, a nautical themed circus show that will have its world premiere at 5pm-6pm on Thursday 17 September at Circus Monoxide, 3/3 Jardine St, Fairy Meadow. The show will include slapstick comedy, aerial talents on the silks and many other amazing skills. It’s a great achievement for our students!

Tickets are available online at, HERE otherwise you can go to www.trybooking.com and type in Down Under (name of event) and 17 September 2015 (date of event).

Prices: 4-16yrs – $5  Adult – $10 Family of 4 – $28

Come and show your support at this exciting performance!

Down Under poster

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data – School Students with a Disability (NCCD)

Information for parents and carers:
Schools across Australia are taking part in a new national data collection on school students with a disability.  From 2015, this information is collected in every school across Australia annually. The aim is to provide better information about students with a disability in school settings.  It is a requirement for all schools to contribute to this data collection in the August census and as a school we will provide the government with non-identifying information about students with a disability in our setting.


Further information is available about the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for School Students with a Disability for those wishing to know more. You may wish to read the 2015 information fact sheet for parents and carers and further information on the updated privacy notice can be found here and here.


Wellbeing team

Year 9 Work Ready Program

Year 9 Work Ready Program

All Year 9 students will be participating in the Work Ready Program which is to run for a full day at Dapto High School on the 17th June 2015.

Students will be actively involved in a variety of group activities which will assist students in confidently participating in future work experiences in years 9 & 10.

Students are to be full school uniform, morning and lunch breaks will be as usual. The day will commence on the quad after roll call.


Please contact Ms Hughes for further information

English competition

English competition

This competition asks you to tell us about a person in your life who inspires you.

To enter, you will need to submit two items mounted on an A3 page.

You will need to write a brief description of your chosen person. This description should be persuasive and descriptive. You need to edit your work and present your text in an interesting way.

You will also need to take an original photo of your subject and present it alongside your text. Remember the photo is judged separately so you need to carefully consider the composition of your photo.

So in the end it will look like this…

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…only a lot better.

Prizes:  There are two prizes to be given away- one for the best piece of writing and one for the best photo.

                        The prize is a $30 iTunes gift voucher.

Mr Sandford



Dapto High will be holding a ‘GO BLUE FOR AUTISM’ day on Wednesday 29th April.

On that day staff, students and parents are asked to wear a blue accessory and/or use a blue pen to show their support of those in our school and community living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Fiona McKay

Book Cover Competition!

Book Cover Competition!


Are you creative? Do you like prizes?

The English Faculty is looking to decorate the corridor with interesting, student-designed book covers.

We want you to re-imagine the covers of your favourite books.

Your designs can be created on a computer, hand-drawn, painted on a canvas etc. A3 or A4 is preferred so we can laminate your beautiful designs.

You have 2 weeks (Monday 2nd of March) to complete your designs and bring them to the English Staff Room.


Below are some handy links to help you with your designs.




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