I would like to extend a warm welcome to all families, new and
continuing to the 2017 school year. We have experienced continued enrolment
growth from last year with our final numbers expected to be between 1160 and
1170. It is pleasing to see the community show its continued confidence in our
school through the enrolment of their children!
Good communication is an important key to fostering a strong
partnership between school and home. As well as the school’s website we have
the free Q School’s App, fortnightly newsletter which comes out at the end of
each ‘even numbered’ week and we are frequent users of email and phone contact.
Our first newsletter will be emailed home next week.
Often it is difficult to remember all of the information that we
need so the school has provided a Diary for every student which contains our
policies, procedures and general information. I think it would be very
beneficial if all parents familiarized themselves with the Diary.
Throughout the year we will also host a number of parent functions.
Invitations are sent either electronically (or in paper form) a few weeks in
advance. I urge all families to attend these functions so that they are kept
fully informed of what is happening at Ormeau Woods. Our first parent function
is on Wednesday 15 February. It is our
‘Meet the Parents Evening’. More information will be sent home closer to the
We have a number of important functions occurring in the next few
weeks. These include school photos which will be taken on Friday 3 February. Students must be in the
formal day uniform, not the sports polo for the photo. Students who aren’t in
full formal uniform will not have their photo taken which will slow down the
process of when they can get their ID card.
On Tuesday 7 February we have
our annual swimming carnival, ‘Splashfest’. This is a fantastic day where
students can show their House and School spirit. It is also an ideal
opportunity for students to meet and socialize with other students.
If you have instances relating to student absences you may
call the Attendance Hotline on 5540 9266, email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org or send in an explanatory note with your child upon their
return to school which is then given to their Form Teacher during Roll Mark.
There will be more information in next week’s newsletter. In the
meantime I hope your child has settled in well and is looking forward to the
year ahead. Best wishes.
Woods State High School
(07) 5540 9222
(07) 5540 9200