Especially for New Students

Welcome to Willetton Senior High School. Below is some information that will help you settle into our school.

There is nothing to be scared of at Willetton SHS. It's a great school and we hope the following information will help you enjoy the start of this new time in your life.

Tutor Group

Tutor groups are made up of a teacher and other students in your year. You will be told your tutor group and given your timetable on your first day of school. Tutor group time is the last 15 minutes of your Session 2 class.

Tutor Groups are:

  • Great, because if you have a problem you are able to work it out
  • Where you meet people and make new friends
  • Where you get important information
  • Where outings can be planned
  • A big help when settling into school
  • A place to talk about the good things and the problems

Just a reminder………..

Years 7 to 10

You do not have a book, the cost of textbook use is including in the fees. During the year subject teachers will distribute any necessary books for your use in various parts of the courses.

Absences & Lateness

Remember

  • If you are away, ask your parents to phone or SMS the school before 9.00am. If no call is received, they will get a text message informing them of your absence.
  • If you are late to school, you must have permission from home in the form of a note or phone call. You must sign in at the Student Services Centre on your arrival, before going to class.
  • If you need to leave school during the day, you must have permission either by letter or by phone from home. You can go to the Student Services Centre before school, recess or lunch for a Leave Pass. If returning to school that day, you must sign back in at Student Services when you re-enter.

Daily Session Times

Session 1

8:30am to 9:30am

Session 2

9:30am to 10:45am

Recess

10:45am to 11:15am

Session 3

11:15am to 12:15pm

Session 4

12:15pm to 1:15pm

Lunch

1:15pm to 1:45pm

Session 5

1:45pm to 2:45pm

 

There are no sirens to announce the start or end of sessions so your own timetable should show the times of sessions. You should use your watch to make sure you arrive for each session promptly.

Lateness is not acceptable!

Where to go if you are having trouble at school?

If you feel upset about anything or if someone is giving you a hard time or making you feel uncomfortable, please go to Student Services. Everyone at our school has the right to feel safe and happy.

School Nurse

You will find me in the Health Centre. I am here to help you with any health problems you may have.

What is HEALTH? Health is feeling OK. Any time you are not feeling OK you may like to see me. Students come to me with concerns like headaches, feeling sick, dizziness, injuries, loss of appetite, feeling unhappy or sad, having difficulty making friends or hassles at home.

New Students 10 Most Asked Questions!

  1. Where are the toilets? There are five toilet blocks for students and they are situated in each of the major classroom blocks.
  2. Am I allowed to bring my phone? Yes. Appropriate use of mobile phones and other electronic devices is covered in our school policies.
  3. What do I do if I am lost? Go to the nearest person and ask.
  4. Do I need a uniform? Yes. We expect all students to be in school uniform from their first day.
  5. What do I do if I feel sick? If you feel unwell, please go directly to the First Aid Officer.
  6. How do I order my lunch? Lunch orders are taken from 8.15am onwards at the Canteen windows facing the quadrangle.
  7. Where do I leave my bicycle when I get to school? The bike racks are found at the front of the school. Please park bikes in an orderly fashion. The front gates are locked from 8.30am to 2.45pm and are re-locked at 3.45pm. It is advisable to bring a chain and lock your bike to one of the racks.
  8. Does a siren announce the beginning and end of session? No. Session times are shown on your timetable and you must check your watch or classroom clock to make certain that you are on time.
  9. Am I allowed to wear my physical education gear for the day when I have PE on my timetable? No. You are allowed to wear PE gear to school if you have PE Session 1. Similarly you may wear PE gear home if you have PE Session 5. You may not wear PE gear during other classes.
  10. What do I do if I feel I am being bullied or I am in need of help? Go immediately to the Student Services Centre.
  11. What do I do if I get into trouble? Go and see your Year Coordinator. You will find them in the Student Services Centre.