Anti-Bullying Parent Session
There will be an anti-bullying parent session will be running to support National Day of Action Against Bullying. The message from this National Day is to imagine a world free from bullying in our schools and share schools BIG ideas and educate others about bullying. The session will be run on: Thursday 15/3/18 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the school Find out more: https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/nationalday... Read more
InTouch School Newsletter Distribution Review
We are also reviewing the way in which InTouch is distributed to our families and the community. If you would like to continue to receive a paper copy of the newsletter, please complete the form below and drop it off at the front office. If you would prefer the newsletter to be emailed to you as well, or instead of paper, please write your email address clearly on the form below. As of Term 2, we will only be printing and distributing newsletters to those families who return this form. We will continue to publish the newsletter on Twitter and... Read more
We are currently undertaking a review of our school uniform. If you would like to have your say about our uniform, please complete the online parent and community survey at the link below, or come into the school and complete a paper survey. Students should all have completed the survey during Reading on Thursday 8th March, but if they did not, can do so on the student survey available from their reading teacher. https://goo.gl/forms/mPu8ra5m4Jj3t81x1... Read more
Have Your Say – Upgrade at Yass High School
School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) is now seeking community feedback through an online ‘have your say' page regarding the planned upgrade at Yass High School. While the project is still in the early planning stages, we are seeking community feedback to inform our decisions. The online page has a ‘stay informed' button which will allow you to subscribe and stay up to date with what's happening on the project. To access the page, click on the link below: https://yoursay.education.nsw.gov.au/Yass Details regarding the next public information booth... Read more
Year 8 Geography Clean Up Australia Day
Once again the Year 8 Geography classes participated in the Clean Up Australia Day 'Schools Clean Up Day'. We spent time picking up rubbish around our school in an effort to keep it beautiful, and stop our litter from ending up in the Yass River, and ultimately out at sea. Each year we put on our hats and gloves and pick up more rubbish than we expect, and are reminded that all the plastic we wrap our food in at lunch time lasts for years and years, and can cause great harm to the environment. We are also reminded that putting our rubbish in... Read more
Visit by NSW Premier - STEM_Share Launch
Visit by NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian Thank you for visiting @ YassHighSchool # Premier @ GladysB and @ PruGoward in our # InteractiveLearning space, supporting @ FuturesLearning. Announcing @ STEM_Share to roll out quality # STEM learning experiences, resources and training across @ NSWEducation Gallery http://www.yass-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/gallery/visit-by-nsw-premier-stem-share... Read more
Parent and Citizen AGM
Yass High School P&C AGM is this Monday night 5 March at 7:30pm. Come along and support our wonderful school by having your say.... Read more
EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced
This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more
Australia Day Award to Victoria Alley
Young Citizen of the Year: Victoria Alley Victoria is a personable, mature, diligent and courteous student who graduated from Yass High School in 2017. She has an excellent record of school participation and made a much-valued, extensive and impressive contribution to her school and the community. Victoria is a leader on the sporting field showing determination to learn and improve. She has been recognised at a regional and state level for her abilities on and off the field winning the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin award in 2017. The the... Read more
Information for New and Returning Students in 2018
We would like to welcome all new and returning students and their families. Our school has had many changes over the New Year shut down, and we are excited to begin a new year. We have had many queries about enrolment, equipment, and classes for 2018. Our office and administration staff return on Monday, January 29, and will be available for enrolment equiries from 1:30 until 3:30 pm. Lists of requirements for students can be found on the website in the School Years menu. We look forward to welcoming Year 7, 11 and 12 students on Tuesday... Read more
Information Booth - Upgrade to Yass High School
Information Booth Upgrade to Yass High School The @ NSWEducation Department is upgrading facilities @ YassHighSchool. If you would like more information about the projects, or would like to provide feedback, please visit the information booth @YassValley Library 88 Comur Street Yass, Thursday 25 January 2018 5-7pm. https://www.yasstribune.com.au/story/4742718/schools-secure-funds/ … @ YassTribune... Read more
It's the moment thousands of students have been waiting for! Congratulations to every student who gave it their all. HSC results will be sent by text and email from 6am today (Dec 14) and can be accessed via the online portal: bit.ly/2BfQAeu... Read more
Celebration Assemblies Semester 2 2017
Type your heading here... use clear headings that mention the subject Welcome all to # CelebrationAssemblies today @ YassHighSchool # Yr7 11.30am # Yr8 9.15am # Yr9 10.10am # Yr10 12.30pm Come and # celebrate with reports and awards for every one our wonderful students and musical items to entertain.... Read more
Mufti Day to support our sponsor child
Mufti Day Friday 8th December Dress in the colours of the Sri Lankan flag and bring a gold coin to support our World Vision sponsored child. Come along in green, orange, red or gold. Wear clothes and footwear suitable for school. There will be a BBQ and cupcake stand in the quad during lunch.... Read more
Lessons at school Thursday 7 Dec
Students not attending Thursday's excursion will have lessons at school. Students will meet in the quad at 9am and be placed in year groups and given a timetable for the day. Students will need to bring a book and pens. School uniform is to be worn.... Read more
Year 9 MINI-FETE
YASS HIGH SCHOOL QUAD 1.30 – 3.25pm FRIDAY DECEMBER 1st 2017 Cake stalls, BBQ, Car Wash, Drinks, Slushies, Milkshakes, competitions Pizza stall, Fairy bread, Chocolate Toss, Pie Throwing, Car Boot sale, Tie-dye stand, Live Music, and lots more. Proceeds go towards Yr 9 Camp Fees. TIME SCHEDULE 1.30-3.10pm Various FOOD STALLS running 1.30-3.10pm Face painting and chocolate toss 1.30- 3.10pm- Car wash 1.45- 3pm LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES in the QUAD 2 - 3.25pm MOVIE THEATRE Screening running in PA1 AND PA2 2.20pm Egg and Spoon Race 2.30- 3.25... Read more
Pink Day @YassHighSchool Tuesday Well it is finally upon us as tomorrow is PINK DAY. Please come prepared to help us reach our goal to help the NBCF of Zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. Lots of wonderful prizes for you to win if you donate and don't forget the big Yass High Cup run at 1pm on JA oval. Show your support by wearing pink and donating generously to this very worthy cause. A reminder to the Community studies students if you haven't bought your goodies for the breakfast in can you please make sure you do by tomorrow morning.... Read more
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Yass High School
Grampian St, Yass, 2582
Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Supervision Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Phone: 6226 1711
Fax: 6226 3174
Staff: Linda Langton
Students: Brendan Roberts
Subjects: Relevant Head Teacher (See below)
Principal: Linda Langton
Deputy Principal: Brendan Roberts (Relieving)
Administration Manager: Janet Carswell
Business Manager: Angela Parker (Wed)
Faculty Head Teachers
English: Scott Grose
Mathematics: John Duncan
Science / Agriculture: Tracy Randall
HSIE: Renee Gerkens (Relieving)
Language (LOTE): Renee Gerkens (Relieving)
Visual Arts/Music/Drama: Ruth Riach
PDHPE: Glenn Matthews (acting)
Tech & Applied Studies: Joanne Southwell
Vocational Education: Joanne Southwell
Learning and Support: Margaret Mironov
Special Education: Mel Freebody (Relieving)
Year 12: Robyn Chaplin
Year 11: Rebecca Dymond
Year 10: Teresa Baines
Year 9: Sanae Panton
Year 8: Ian Munn
Year 7: Ree Nicholson
Stage 6 (Year 11 & 12): Renee Gerkens
Stage 5 (Year 9 & 10): Fiona Wykes
Stage 4 (Year 7 & 8): Louise Pinson
Year 6 Transition: Margaret Mironov
Transition Adviser: James Harding
Careers Adviser: Fiona Wykes
Trade Skills: Joanne Southwell
Representative: Tracey Bills
Sport Coordinator: Glenn Matthews
Deputy Principal: Brendan Roberts (Relieving)
Wellbeing Coordinator: Tracey Bills
Year Adviser: See above for relevant year
Girls Adviser: Robyn Chaplin
Boys Support: James McDonald
School Counsellor: Libby Petersen
Learning and Support: Mel Freebody, Margaret Mironov
Financial: Janet Carswell
Uniform: Ruth Riach / Year Adviser
Enrolment / Transfer: Linda Langton
SRC: Scott Anderson
Anti-Discrimination: Tracey Bills
Aboriginal Programs: Sophie Broadhead, Kate Vale
Lost Property: Duplicating room staff
Clothing Pool: Front Office staff
How we communicate with parents and students
Open communication between the school, home and the community is our ideal at Yass High School. All school community members are urged to use appropriate communication channels to keep each other informed of matters related to students and learning. Lack of time is often an issue in keeping communication channels open on a busy school day so patience is sometimes necessary. The other inhibiting factor to good communication is rumour and gossip: if what you hear sounds odd please contact the school for clarification.
Contacting the school
All contact with the school should be through the Front Office.
Communication is enhanced by contacting the relevant person. A list of ‘key contacts' is provided above
The Deputy Principal is responsible for daily operations, student welfare, discipline and attendance.
The Principal is responsible for overall management of the school including teaching and learning, staffing, community partnerships, student enrolment, and policy and planning.
Head Teachers are responsible for teaching and learning in allocated areas.
For progress reports please contact the Year Adviser.
For serious welfare concerns, please make an appointment to see the Counsellor.
Messages will be conveyed if it is of an urgent or serious nature. Please restrict requests made of the office staff.
A contact /medical card is required for each student each year.
Channels of Communication
We have a very informative website www.yass-h.school.nsw.edu.au
Twitter is used to give immediate and regular updates of school achievements and events @YassHighSchool
A regular bulletin (InTouch) containing news of student achievement and the forthcoming calendar is sent home before P&C meetings and is emailed to each student.
It is recommended that students purchase a diary to record homework and assist them in organising their day.
Parents may request a profile of their student's work (progressive report), at any time through the relevant year adviser.
Warnings about incomplete assignments and students at risk are provided in writing.
If parents supply a mobile phone number the school can contact them via sms regarding student attendance. Please contact the school to arrange this.
Parent Teacher Night
A Parent Teacher night is held at the beginning of Term 3 to allow discussion following semester 1 reporting.