Dapto High School http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au Inspire. Explore. Create. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 23:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 ICAS student assessment and competition opportunity http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/icas-student-assessment-and-competition-opportunity/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/icas-student-assessment-and-competition-opportunity/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2018 23:00:14 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6895  


Throughout term 2 and term 3 of this year, our students have the opportunity to participate in the ICAS assessment program. ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. There are 6 assessments including Digital Technologies, Science, Spelling, Writing, English and Mathematics. If you think your child would be interested in participating, please contact Ms St Hill (HT Teaching and Learning) to discuss this. Students are welcome to self-nominate. Each student receives a certificate of participation and feedback on their results compared to students in the same year grade throughout the world.


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Yr 8 students attend Festival of STEM at UOW http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/yr-8-students-attend-festival-of-stem-at-uow/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/yr-8-students-attend-festival-of-stem-at-uow/#comments Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:37:29 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6862 45 Yr 8 students along with 450 other students from around the region,​ attended the free Festival of STEM and Entrepreneurship at the UOW. IMG_3320 IMG_3323 IMG_3324 IMG_3334 IMG_3336 IMG_3338STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology. Engineering and Mathematics. Students participated in emerging technologies and used creative and critical thinking skills to problem solve interesting tasks. They heard from women involved in STEM study, research and careers. Hayleigh was lucky enough to have her name drawn out to receive one of three prizes given on the day.

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Free Parent Workshop http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/free-parent-workshop/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/free-parent-workshop/#comments Sat, 03 Feb 2018 21:50:45 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6872

The P&C has invited John Joseph, who will present workshops* to Year 7 on how their brains work in Week 4, to speak with parents on Tuesday 20th Feb. 5.00-7.00pm. Year 7 parents are particularly invited to attend.

This is a free event.

Please email Darcy.Moore@det.nsw.edu.au if attending (for catering purposes).

Parenting Flyer Template for Dapto HS SM1 Feb 2018

*The focus is on “learning how to learn” and how brains work. Students complete dissections** and a range of practical learning activities to complement the theory presented by Mr Joseph about happiness, brains and learning. This will be the sixth time John has presented to an incoming Year 7 cohort.

**Parents will not be doing dissections. ;)

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Year 6, 2018 into Year 7 2019 INFORMATION EVENING – 28th February 2018 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/year-6-2018-into-year-7-2019-information-evening-28th-february-2018/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/year-6-2018-into-year-7-2019-information-evening-28th-february-2018/#comments Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:34:40 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6864

Open Night - 2018

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ATTENTION YR 10 SCIENCE STUDENTS 2018 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/attention-yr-10-science-students-2018/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/attention-yr-10-science-students-2018/#comments Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:07:33 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6856

Student research project – SCIENCE
It is a NESA requirement that all Science students are required to undertake one substantial research project during Stage 5:
The Stage 5 project will be an individual task involving hands-on practical investigation.

Students should choose investigations related to one of the topics they have studied or to an area of interest. They should be encouraged to address problems relevant to their immediate environment and use readily available materials to undertake their investigation at home.
Year 10 students at Dapto High School will be completing their student research project at home over the coming weeks. The project has two components due for submission a scientific report and a film of the experiment. The student research project is a due Friday 16th March 2018.
Students will be receiving a hard copy of their assessment task shortly and digital copies are available via google classroom.

Mrs Sandra Horsley
Head Teacher Science.

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2018 – Beginning of Term 1 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/2018-beginning-of-term-1/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/2018-beginning-of-term-1/#comments Mon, 29 Jan 2018 04:38:35 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6859 Tuesday 30th January – Year 7, 11 and 12 return

Wednesday 31st January – Yr 8, 9, 10 return

Thursday 1st February – Normal school day (Sport Afternoon)

Friday 9th February – Swimming Carnival (notes will be issued from school with details of this day)

Monday 12th February – School photos (envelopes will be issued from school)

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Attention Year 12, 2018, UPP applications for UOW are open! http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/attention-year-12-2018-upp-applications-for-uow-are-open/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/attention-year-12-2018-upp-applications-for-uow-are-open/#comments Mon, 27 Nov 2017 23:28:39 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6822 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


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


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**

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.

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Support DHS reach the Solar Panel Goal http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/support-dhs-reach-the-solar-panel-goal/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/support-dhs-reach-the-solar-panel-goal/#comments Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:29:45 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6796 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

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Canteen Volunteer http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/canteen-volunteer/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/canteen-volunteer/#comments Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:58:09 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6730 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

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HSC SHOWCASE 2017 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/hsc-showcase-2017/ http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/hsc-showcase-2017/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 01:49:05 +0000 http://web2.dapto-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/?p=6626 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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