Boyup Brook District High School
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77 Barron Street
Boyup Brook WA 6244
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Email: boyupbrook.dhs@education.wa.edu.au
Phone: 08 9765 0000
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Boyup Brook Junior Tennis Registration

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Junior tennis returns with professional coach Woody in week 1 of Term 4. Please find attached registration form and information details. 

Tennis Registration Form 2022

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. 

Kind regards,
Lizzie Twigg
Junior Tennis Co-ordinator

P&C Update

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our meeting on Monday 12th September was fabulous with a great turn out of many and we welcomed Mrs Melissa Reimer for her first meeting with us.
Our major focus next term is the Dinninup show with the P&C having an area to generate fun for children of all ages. Next term we will be seeking a volunteer's roster. Please can you look at doing a stint and have some fun along the way. P&C will be selling show bags from there too.
Have a safe and happy holidays to all staff, students and families.

Regards,
Lizzie Twigg
P&C President

September 23 Newsletter

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Friday 23 September

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thursday 22nd September is a public holiday as a day of mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth ll. This means that Boyup Brook District High School will be closed on this day. 

It is important to note that the school term officially ends on Friday 23rd September and students are expected to attend school on this day. It will be 'business as usual', except that the high school students will attend the primary school site for the day as many of the high school staff will be on TOIL from Country Week. High school students are to meet in the primary school library on Friday morning and will be set up to continue with their learning program. If you have any questions with regard to this, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Renee at the school. 

I would like to thank you all for a wonderfully busy six weeks at Boyup Brook District High School. I hope you have a wonderful two-week break, and I look forward to continuing to work with you, the staff and students in Term 4.

Regards,
Melissa Reimers
Principal

Kindy Movie & Pizza

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Tuesday 20th September the Kindy students will be celebrating the end of a fabulous term by watching the movie Back to the Outback rated G and sharing in mini pizzas and fruit kebabs. The children will have to use their skills to create a fruit pattern on their kebab and to identify the shapes of the ingredients they use on their pizzas.  

If your child has any food allergies we need to be aware of please let us know below. If your child does not want a pizza or fruit kebab then they will be able to eat from their lunchbox. Please pack a full lunch box for your child on Tuesday anyway as we can be very hungry.  

On the below form please indicate that you are happy for your child to watch the movie. If you are not happy for your child to watch the movie they will be provided with an activity pack and will be supervised in the Pre-Primary classroom.  

 Kindy Movie & Pizza

Regards,
Holly Francke
Kindergarten Teacher

UPDATED Country Week Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Next week we will be participating in our annual District High School Country Week competition. This year we have had a directive from the Honourable Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, that a national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II will be held on Thursday, 22nd September 2022, which will be a public holiday.

This has directly impacted the proceedings for this week, and we have been informed that Country Week will be finalised on Wednesday 21st September 2022. As a result of this, we will be travelling home on Thursday 22nd to Boyup Brook District High School, to ensure that our students have the maximum amount of time to enjoy the planned activities and participate in all games for the three days of competition.

Today we have been rearranging our itinerary and this will be sent out on Friday. We understand that Country Week is a huge event for our secondary students and as a staff we have worked hard to maintain the integrity and social connectedness that students look forward to during this week. We have planned to maintain activities such as Laser Tag, Mini Golf and an opportunity for students to go shopping on the three nights they are in Perth, to maximise their time during these three days.

We are aware that some parents may however choose to pick up their child/ren directly from Karrinyup Waters, to be with their children on the public holiday, rather than having them travel home on the bus back to Boyup Brook.

To gauge which students will be travelling home to Boyup Brook District High School on Thursday 22nd September, please fill out the online form no later than Friday 16th September 2022. 

Country Week Pick Up Form

Additionally, if your circumstances change during Country Week, please inform the front office on 9765 0000, so that we can update these changes before departure on Thursday.

Friday 23rd September will be a normal school day for all students and more information will be provided to parents, as to what that would look like for our Secondary students early next week.

Regards,
Cheree Shields
Deputy Principal

Vaping Information for Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Boyup Brook DHS, like many other schools, is concerned about the increase in young people vaping.

In order to address this ongoing societal issue we will be engaging students at the High School in education about Vaping and Alcohol & Other Drugs during Health lessons in Term 4.  I have also had a preliminary conversation with students this term about the dangers associated with vaping and the misleading information surrounding vapes and how to make better choices.

Below is some information that you may like to share with your children or use to start a conversation about vaping.  I have also attached are some visuals and posters that also include some key information.

Parent Information Vaping.pdf

VAPING INFORMATION

E-cigarettes, or ‘vapes’, are not safe for young people. They come in many shapes and sizes and can be hard to spot as they can look like everyday items including highlighters, pens or USB memory sticks.

KEY VAPING FACTS

· Many vapes contain nicotine. Nicotine can cause long-lasting negative effects on young people’s brain development, including impaired learning ability and altered mood, and can increase the risk of depression and anxiety.

· Vapes can contain the same harmful chemicals found in cleaning products, nail polish remover, weed killer and bug spray, which can lead to serious lung diseases.

· Young people who vape are 3 times as likely to take up smoking cigarettes.

THE LAWS AROUND SELLING VAPES

It is reported that young people often purchase vapes online, from retail stores or from friends and contacts in the community. However, it is illegal in WA to sell e-cigarette devices and nicotine vaping products to anyone regardless of age, unless they are prescribed by a doctor for smoking cessation purposes and obtained with a prescription from a pharmacy. E-cigarette devices and their components, whether they contain nicotine or not, cannot be sold by tobacco or general retailers in WA. You can report suspected illegal sales of vapes to the Department of Health by emailing TobaccoPolicy@health.wa.gov.au.

TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT VAPING

It’s important to take the time to talk to your child about the risks of vaping. Try to start the conversation in a relaxed easy-going way, and remember your goal is to have a conversation, not deliver a lecture. Importantly, get the facts at: www.education.wa.edu.au/drug-education

Regards, 

Renee Knapp

Deputy Principal

Country Week Items to Bring

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please find attached an updated list of items for students to bring to Country Week and the updated Itinerary. Can you please indicate on the Panadol form below, if your child has 1 or 2 tablets, if required during Country Week.

Country Week Student Requirements

Itinerary Updated Country Week

Panadol Administration

Regards,
Cheree Shields
Deputy Principal

UPDATED Country Week Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Next week we will be participating in our annual District High School Country Week competition. This year we have had a directive from the Honourable Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, that a national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II will be held on Thursday, 22nd September 2022, which will be a public holiday.

This has directly impacted the proceedings for this week, and we have been informed that Country Week will be finalised on Wednesday 21st September 2022. As a result of this, we will be travelling home on Thursday 22nd to Boyup Brook District High School, to ensure that our students have the maximum amount of time to enjoy the planned activities and participate in all games for the three days of competition.

Today we have been rearranging our itinerary and this will be sent out on Friday. We understand that Country Week is a huge event for our secondary students and as a staff we have worked hard to maintain the integrity and social connectedness that students look forward to during this week. We have planned to maintain activities such as Laser Tag, Mini Golf and an opportunity for students to go shopping on the three nights they are in Perth, to maximise their time during these three days.

We are aware that some parents may however choose to pick up their child/ren directly from Karrinyup Waters, to be with their children on the public holiday, rather than having them travel home on the bus back to Boyup Brook.

To gauge which students will be travelling home to Boyup Brook District High School on Thursday 22nd September, please fill out the online form no later than Friday 16th September 2022. 

Country Week Pick Up Form

Additionally, if your circumstances change during Country Week, please inform the front office on 9765 0000, so that we can update these changes before departure on Thursday.

Friday 23rd September will be a normal school day for all students and more information will be provided to parents, as to what that would look like for our Secondary students early next week.

Regards,
Cheree Shields
Deputy Principal

UPDATED Country Week Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Next week we will be participating in our annual District High School Country Week competition. This year we have had a directive from the Honourable Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, that a national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II will be held on Thursday, 22nd September 2022, which will be a public holiday.

This has directly impacted the proceedings for this week, and we have been informed that Country Week will be finalised on Wednesday 21st September 2022. As a result of this, we will be travelling home on Thursday 22nd to Boyup Brook District High School, to ensure that our students have the maximum amount of time to enjoy the planned activities and participate in all games for the three days of competition.

Today we have been rearranging our itinerary and this will be sent out on Friday. We understand that Country Week is a huge event for our secondary students and as a staff we have worked hard to maintain the integrity and social connectedness that students look forward to during this week. We have planned to maintain activities such as Laser Tag, Mini Golf and an opportunity for students to go shopping on the three nights they are in Perth, to maximise their time during these three days.

We are aware that some parents may however choose to pick up their child/ren directly from Karrinyup Waters, to be with their children on the public holiday, rather than having them travel home on the bus back to Boyup Brook.

To gauge which students will be travelling home to Boyup Brook District High School on Thursday 22nd September, please fill out the online form no later than Friday 16th September 2022. 

Country Week Pick Up Form

Additionally, if your circumstances change during Country Week, please inform the front office on 9765 0000, so that we can update these changes before departure on Thursday.

Friday 23rd September will be a normal school day for all students and more information will be provided to parents, as to what that would look like for our Secondary students early next week.

Regards,
Cheree Shields
Deputy Principal