Enrolment


ENROLMENT FORMS

 

Stage 1 Form

 

Stage 2 Form - to be completed after receiving a letter of acceptance from NASHS

Please email completed forms to: northalbany.shs@education.wa.edu.au

 

Parent Guide

 

Acceptable Usage Agreement

 

Form 1 Student Health Care Summary

 

MEDICAL FORMS:

 

Anaphylaxis Form

 

Mild-Moderate Allergy Form

 

Asthma Form

 


 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:

  • Phone the front office – 9892 0611
  • Reply to the attendance SMS message
  • Email the school - northalbany.shs@education.wa.edu.au
  • A signed note upon their return to school.

Staff at NASHS:

  • Mark rolls every day and every period
  • Ask for notes if your child has been absent
  • Check on your child’s wellbeing if they are away from school a lot
  • Inform family/caregiver when they are absent

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my responsibility as a parent/caregiver?

Make sure your child:

  • attends school on ALL school days
  • is on time every day

Make sure you:

  • provide the school with an explanation if your child is away
  • contact the school if your child does not want to go to school
  • arrange doctor and dentist appointments out of school hours
  • arrange personal shopping trips with your son/daughter or birthday celebrations out of school hours
  • do not allow your child to stay at home for minor reasons.

Is regular attendance at school important?

  • Yes – from the first day. If your child misses the basic skills in primary school they can experience difficulties with their learning
  • Regular attendance is essential to make sure learning is not disrupted. Regular learning provides building blocks for the future
  • Schools help children to develop important social skills, such as friendship building, teamwork, communication skills and healthy self-esteem.

What can I expect from the school?

  • Monitoring of student attendance and review progress on a weekly basis
  • Strategies to help you as a parent encourage your child to go to 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:

  • teacher working with the student in a supportive, counselling role school student welfare co-ordinator working with the student
  • provide a mentor for your child
  • home visits to identify the problem and help work it through with parents
  • identify the reasons why your child doesn’t want to go to school
  • strategies to help you encourage your child to go to school
  • develop an incentive program to encourage your child to attend school
  • link with community agencies

Must I send my child to school every day?

Yes, unless:

  • your child is too sick or injured to go to school
  • your child has an infectious disease
  • the principal is provided with any other genuine and acceptable reason for absence.

 

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

  • Credit Card by phone or in-person
  • Cash to our Accounts Office
  • Cheques should be made payable to North Albany Senior High School
  • EFT to ANZ    BSB No. 016-510  Account Number 340862846            

            (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.

 

Secondary Assistance Scheme

 

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.

 


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

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.

 

See link here re Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

 


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.

Links:


Transregional Website and Bus Timetable

Local School Buses Timetable changes for 2019

 

For more information on which route will work for you, contact the relevant bus provider.