Stage 2 Form - to be completed after receiving a letter of acceptance from NASHS
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ATTENDANCE & FAQ
It’s not OK to be away – A better attendance means a brighter future
It is a simple fact that the better a student’s attendance, the better their results will be. By attending school each day students have a much greater likelihood of actively engaging in the curriculum and developing the knowledge and skills they need for future personal and career success.
Those students who attend school more regularly also tend to have a stronger sense of belonging, they feel part of a community, they have a solid group of friends and find school more enjoyable.
Please inform the school if your child is unable to attend either by:
Staff at NASHS:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is my responsibility as a parent/caregiver?
Make sure your child:
Make sure you:
Is regular attendance at school important?
What can I expect from the school?
What help can I get if my child refuses to go to school or is truanting?
The school can offer a range of support options:
Must I send my child to school every day?
Will my child be marked absent if they are doing a TAFE, VET or community program?
No – as long as it is part of the school program.
What if my child is involved in sport?
No – as long as it is part of the school program.
Do I need to let the school know if my child has been away?
Yes – for the wellbeing of your child, Department of Education has an attendance policy for teachers and schools.
CONTRIBUTIONS & CHARGES
Financial support provided by parents has always played an enabling role in the provision of resources that extend the school's capacity to add value to students' learning experience.
Government funding is provided to schools for the operating costs associated with the education of students. These costs include salaries of teaching and support staff, student support services, school buildings, furniture and equipment, school maintenance and school operational costs.
Parents are responsible for other costs including the purchase of workbooks, hire of textbooks and specialist materials used in practical subjects. These costs are referred to as Contributions and Charges. All Contributions and Charges have been approved by the NASHS School Council. Parents are also responsible for personal items including pens, pencils, files and computer printing costs.
At NASHS we are committed to keeping costs for parents as low as possible. Over many years NASHS has built up an excellent range of resources and students are able to participate in a wide range of educational experiences both inside and outside the classroom. We hope that we will be able to continue to rely on the support of parents. Your support through payment of Contributions and Charges will help us to ensure the continued provision of quality resources and services.
Lower School Voluntary Contributions: are used by our school to provide and enhance funds provided by the government. They are used to purchase many resources including class textbooks, photocopied materials and some materials in elective subjects. Parents are expected to pay contributions to assist in providing adequate materials for their child/children.
Charges: these apply to elective subjects in lower school and all upper school courses. High-cost electives are subjects that cost an additional value to participate in the course. There is a high demand for these subjects and payment of all charges associated with electives is compulsory. If you cannot provide funds to support these projects your child/children will be able to attend another program to support in their total education.
Any family who is unable to meet payment deadlines or wish to arrange scheduled payments are welcome to contact the Business Manager to discuss payment options. Payments may be made via
(Please include Student Name & year for identification)
The Western Australian Department of Education provides an allowance to assist eligible families with secondary schooling costs. Click the link below to find out more.
A link to the Secondary Assistance Scheme application form can be found on the 'Forms' page of our website.
It is important that ALL Charges & Contributions are paid to enable the school to continue to provide quality education to all students.
The Australian Government has proposed to introduce new scholarships as part of its policy package to improve access to educational opportunities for regional students.
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships will support 1200 regional and remote students to undertake STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) studies. The scholarships will be for vocational education, undergraduate and postgraduate students (Certificate IV to PhD) and valued at up to $18,000 each.
LOCAL SCHOOL BUSES
Have you ever wondered which school buses are available in your area? Or what the difference is between the orange and green school buses?
There are lots of different bus routes in Albany, covering all parts of town and servicing all schools. This map will help you see which buses are operating near your place, and lets you know who to contact to find out more.
Catching the school bus is a great way to reduce parking congestion around the school, provides a safe way for children to get to school, and helps to support kids to be independent.
For more information on which route will work for you, contact the relevant bus provider.