To p o f t h e H i l l Newsletter of Duval High School Inside this issue: Page 2 Parent Online Payments P&C News School Uniform Review Page 4 HSC Performances Sports News Get Active Armidale Congratulations to our School Captains and Prefects for 2015 (Back) Prefects: Aleisha Singleton, Tamika Cotton, Rachel Dawson, Bethany Jedlicka, Citi Emojong, George Prokop, Max Owen, Jol Choct, Dominic Horneman, Oliver Bruhl (Middle) School Captains: Eleanor Logan, Sam Munday (Front) Vice Captains: Madeline Reckord, Thomas Browne DATES FOR THE DIARY 13 October 7 November> 23 October> HSC Exams Immunisation Yr 7 Boys and Girls and Yr 9 Boys 6 November> Year 6 Orientation Day 10-14 November> Year 10 Exams 11-14 November> Year 9 Newcastle excursion We are looking at COMMUNITY and the meaning and importance of reputation. CORNER PO Box 751, Crest Road Armidale NSW 2350 Telephone 02 6772 1266 Facsimile 02 6771 1766 Email [email protected] School Leaders 2015 Newsletter No. 16 16 October 2014 L2L Publication of this newsletter is made possible through the generous support of the Duval High School Parents & Citizens Association. 16 October 2014 Page 2 PARENT ONLINE PAYMENTS (POP) P&C NEWS From Tuesday, 21 October it will be possible for parents to make online payments to the school for amounts owing for students, via a secure payment page hosted by Westpac. Payments can be made using either a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. The payment page is accessed from the front page of the school’s website by selecting $ Make a payment Here we are in Term 4 and the P&C have been making progress on a few fronts. Items that can be paid include voluntary school contributions, subject contributions, excursions, sales to students, and creative and practical arts activities (these include band, drama and dance). There is also a category called ‘Other’ to cover items not covered in the previous headings. ‘Other’ can be used to make a complete payment of a school invoice. When you access the $ Make a payment you must enter: the student’s name, and class and reference number, OR the student’s name, and date of birth These details are entered each time you make a payment as student information is not held within the payment system. This is a secure payment system hosted by Westpac to ensure that your credit/debit card details are captured in a secure manner, and these details are not passed back to the school. You have the ability to check and change any details of the payment before the payment is processed. Receipts can be emailed and/or printed. Details of the payments are passed daily to the school where they will be receipted against your child’s account. As a receipt has been issued from the payment page a further receipt will not be issued by the school. On the school website you will find a powerpoint with instructions on how to use POP at https:// edit.pws.det.nsw.edu.au/web/duval-high-school/ourschool/schooling-costs For any further enquiries regarding the Parent Online Payments process please contact Julia Woods, the School Administration Manager. Firstly, the whole of school uniform review is reaching its final stages, as can be seen in this edition of the Top of the Hill. The aim is to create a comfortable, but representative uniform code which has enough options to allow the students to wear it well and correctly all year round. Again, please direct your comments to the P&C via the school office. A reminder that Duval HS has an app which can provide a handy way to keep in touch with what’s happening and to communicate with the school. Our successful canteen fundraising has led the P&C to apply for joint funding for a large project/s for Duval. We welcome your input and suggestions. Just direct them to Caroline via the school office. The P&C fund a level of student health insurance. If you would like to know whether you may be eligible to make a claim or to find out more, please contact Therese or Caroline via the school office. Finally, our next working bee will be Sunday, 2 November, when we will garden and continue with the front wall. Stay tuned via the app and next newsletter for more details! P&C Committee SCHOOL UNIFORM REVIEW The results are in …… The recent uniform review conducted by the P&C has been completed with feedback from students, parents and teaching staff. An astonishing percentage of students gave feedback through the survey to change the uniform in some particular manner. The table below lists the possible new additions to the Duval High School uniform. We hope to have at least some of these modifications take place from Term 1, 2015. The existing uniform for both boys and girls can still be worn and parents are not obligated to buy any of the new items of 16 October 2014 Page 3 uniform. The P&C would like to stress this information is an outcome of the recent surveys and that it has not been confirmed as yet. Parents and carers have until the close of business on Friday, 24 October to register their opinions (for and against) the new items of uniform with the front office. Please refer to the table below on the P&C recommendations for the DHS uniform 2015 and beyond. V-NECK COTTON BLEND PULLOVER 50% COTTON AND 50% LOW PILL ACRYLIC FEATURES: Classic style, V-neck school jumper, unisex style Cotton and low pill acrylic Durable, machine-washable and holds shape Superior colour retention Available in children’s sizes 4-28 DHS Uniform Review Boys Uniform Existing uniform New addition or modification Girls Uniform Skirt Pants Grey trousers Black/grey pants Pants Canterbury style black track pants Sports pants Sports pants Shorts Grey Black Shorts Shirt Plain white with buttons and collar (includes polo shirt) Bottle green Sloppy Joe/ Woollen sweater Black White polo with sports collar and DHS logo ( sun safe material) Blouse Plain green cotton blend (with or without logo) Black/grey/white Jumper/ sloppy joe sweater Socks Jumper Socks Existing uniform Green tartan skirt Black tailored trousers New addition or modification Same Black pants Canterbury style black track pants Black tailored (summer) Plain white with buttons and collar (includes polo shirt) Bottle green Sloppy Joe/ Woollen sweater White/black Shoes Black fully enclosed Same Shoes Coats, jackets Black or dark green Same Stockings Coats, jackets Black leather uppers Black Black or dark green Scarves and hats Black or dark green Black, green, red accessories Scarves and hats Black or dark green Black shorts reasonable length White polo with sports collar and DHS logo ( sun safe material) Plain green cotton blend (with or without logo) Black/grey/white Black fully enclosed Same Same Black, green, red accessories Black, dark green bucket hat Black, dark green bucket hat No existing dress Summer dress, design to be confirmed, available Term 4 2015 16 October 2014 Page 4 HSC PERFORMANCES Congratulations to William Harrison (Year 12) on his nomination for OnStage for his HSC Drama performance. Congratulation to Jol Choct (Year 11) on his nomination for Encore for his HSC Music performance. SPORTS NEWS Athletics Three Duval boys competed at the NSW All Schools Track and Field Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park last week. Stuart Geddes (Year 9) competed in the 14yrs 800m, 1500m and 3000m. His best performance was in the 3000m where he won the bronze medal in a time of 9:59.11, however he also performed extremely well in his other two events to finish 6th in the 1500m (4:30.67) and 8th in the 800m (2:11.31). Turner Lynch (Year 8) competed in the 14yrs 200m and 400m. His best result was in his favoured event, the 400m, where he placed 14th in a time of 57.10. In the 200m he ran a new PB of 25.70 to place 23rd overall. Aaron Iji (Year 7) competed in the 13yrs 100m, 200m and long jump and placed 23rd, 24th and 25th respectively overall. Well done boys on your achievements.
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