Introducing Eddie!

Eddie is Findon High School’s newest enrolment; he’s a fully qualified Assistance Dog and you’ll be seeing a lot more of him around our school this year! Eddie’s worked in a range of schools where he has connected powerfully with students, even improving school attendance and wellbeing! He works alongside Niki, our school’s newly appointed social worker who has a long relationship with Eddie; together they will work to support students both one on one and in small group settings. Eddie was trained in a school environment as a Therapy Dog, so he isn’t your usual Assistance Dog that can’t be approached or touched; he loves a pat so make sure you say hello when he you see him around!

House Netball Action

The Hoffman Hawks soared to the highest heights, taking out the House Netball tournament. The Flynn Falcons fought hard but just didn’t have what it took to overcome the might of the Hawks.  Most impressive was student leader’s organisation and like always, our school community turned up with huge amounts of school spirit and House pride!

Reconciliation Week

Our school marked Reconciliation Week in a range of ways this year. Out in the courtyard our ASETO, Steve created a fire pit with help of Alexis, Wesley, Lincoln and Lila. They dug a huge hole and stoked the flames until all that was left was hot coals.

By lunch time students were drawn to the fire and they had a lot of questions!

The Intermediate Drama Students Hit the Stage!

Findon High School’s Intermediate Drama class performed ‘Romayo and Julie’, a comedic interpretation of Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet. 

 

The play explores the theme of overcoming conflict, with two teams of 7th and 8th grade students pitted against each other as they compete in an intense hall decorating contest.

 

The show was enjoyed by a large audience and was a unique opportunity for students plan and present some live theatre.

Our New and Improved Learning Exhibitions

To end the Semester on a high note, Foundation and Intermediate students shared their learning at Learning Exhibitions.

 

This year the presentations have transitioned to Google Classroom technology with each student creating a website that they will use to reflect on their progress as they continue their secondary education.  

 

It was brilliant to see parents and caregivers engaging in the process, participating in their child’s learning journey.

International Education Services Tertiary Expo at Flinders University

It was for our International students as they explored all the tertiary options open to them during a visit to Flinders Uni!

 

They got the latest on new facilities at Flinders University during a campus tour, heard from the experts through a range of tertiary info presentations, enjoyed the delicious food options for lunch in the student hub and met heaps of new people!

How do you achieve success in career planning? Engage in the Pillars!

Pillars to Success is a The Brocas initiative that kicked off last term at the City of Charles Sturt Civic Centre.

What was covered? The opportunities for employment that exist within council, how to identify key employability skills and connect them to your personal experiences and tips and tricks for marketing yourself to employers in a competitive employment market.

Our students networked with Seaton High School students and key council staff, developing not just their known of the job market but also their interpersonal communication skills.

The program concludes with a week of Work Experience in an area of council that relates directly to each student’s unique strengths and career interest area.

Courtroom Drama at Findon High School

All the drama of the classic tale ‘Snow White’ played out in our courtroom this Term.

 

Intermediate ‘Young People and the Law’ students had a dress rehearsal in preparation and then stunned the jury (the Foundation Global Studies class) as they brought it to life!

 

I’m sure you’d agree that they really look the part and not only that, their knowledge of the law and court proceedings shone through in this real world learning environment!

A trip to the theatre for Graduate 2 English

‘Creation, Creation’ is a show for anyone who is curious about the mysteries of the universe and our place in it. It’s fun, it’s thoughtful and you’ll leave feeling like your head has grown two sizes.’

 

The Graduate 2 English class grew their heads at least two sizes today as they headed to the Space Theatre to check out this example of immersive Documentary Theatre. It is part of the Dream Big Festival, and was written & directed by the Windmill Theatre company.

 

They laughed, they cried and they learnt a lot about life, and how the real world can inspire some amazing stories! 

Job, done!

The Cutting Edgers put the finishing touches on the grandstand seating they’ve been creating over the last ten weeks. 

 

They have learnt so much along the way about safe power-tool use & OHSW, a wide range of wooden construction skills, numeracy in context, team work and communication skills and goal setting & career pathway links.

 

Students who successfully completed the program will achieve 10 Stage 1 SACE Credits.

 

The team will be back on-site next Semester for another exciting project.

The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre

Over eons of time, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains have gathered at Warriparinga. The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre was built here to ensure that Kaurna culture, and the Dreaming Story of the Land, is passed on from generation to generation.

 

Students from Findon High School visited and gathered so much new knowledge from our tour guide, Tom.

 

From bush-tucker, to scar trees, to fish traps to bio-chemistry, the knowledge of the Kaurna people is relevant and so important in understanding the history of the place that we call home.

 

The students will use this knowledge to create a range of texts to teach a lesson that always was and always has been, important. 

Youth Music Night at the Woodville Town Hall

These superstars absolutely rocked at the Youth Music Night! 

 

The night kicked off with some amazing performances from our school’s very own Greg, Jordan, Courtney & Jasmine. 

 

Rock band Lola got things pumping, followed by hip hop extraordinaire Akeim who took to the stage and got us vibing.

 

The show continued with Sarah stunning the audience with her amazing vocals, followed up by a killer performance from Hayley and Taylaa closing the show. 

 

Great job to all involved and huge thanks to the staff at The Brocas for your endless support of our school. 

The Findon Fishos bagged an impressive catch out on our local waters!

It was a busy week, preparing equipment, checking the safety gear and consulting tide and weather information but it all paid off when they hooked a few Leatherjackets off Marino and Brighton.

 

They even brought them back gutted, filleted and ready for the Outdoor Fishing Club to cook up on the BBQ.

 

What a day of learning our natural environment provided and what a great way Clubs is, to harness it!

Primary Showcase Superstars

The dancers, leaders, artists, singers, & fishers of Findon High School headed off to Woodville Gardens, Challa Gardens and Seaton Park Primary Schools to showcase their skills!

They did a brilliant job sharing some of the best bits of Findon High School and the Year 5/6 audiences had a blast!

Well done to our Showcase team. They are developing as leaders and are having lots of fun working together in the process.

Student Voice

Student voice is powerful in enacting change and it is harnessed through the Student Pillars Program.

The program enables students to show leadership around literacy and numeracy improvement strategies. They spent the day at the Torrens Rowing Club, developing strategies for improved student outcomes.

I Love Coffee

‘I Love Coffee’ is Findon High School’s latest initiative and today the enterprise served up steaming cups of deliciousness for the families who joined our Principal’s Tours. Check it out!

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Principal's Tours

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, scheduled Group Principal Tours are by appointment only.

However, as every day is Open Day at Findon High School, individualised Principal Tours can be coordinated through

Natalie Critchley.

The next tour is to be held on Wednesday 18 August at 9am.  Please contact the school to book a place.

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Uniform Shop

Uniforms may be purchased through our uniform supplier, Hambours, located at 2 Wilson Street, Royal Park
Ph.  (08) 8447 2077   Open Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm or from their online store.

Ordering of house polo shirts and sizing for Soft Shell Jackets at  Student Services.