News from Frankston High School

02 February 2018
Issue One
From the Principal
School Council Election 2018
Senior School News
Important Dates and Notices
Seeking Host Families
Music Notes
In The Spotlight
Our Sponsors
Frankston High School
03 9783 7955
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Frankston, Victoria, 3199
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From the Principal

Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Friends

At the end of last year, we were celebrating our excellent VCE results whilst also welcoming back over 100 students who had been either trekking overseas on the World Challenge Expedition, gaining their surf bronze qualification on the Surf Lifesaving Camp or completing the Great Victorian Bike Ride.  This provides just a brief snapshot of some of the challenging learning experiences our young people can participate in throughout the school year.  I encourage all students to get the most out of school life by becoming involved beyond the four walls of the classroom.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday time with family and friends and look forward to supporting everyone to make the best of their learning time throughout 2018 with a special welcome to all new students and their families.

 

OUTSTANDING YEAR 12 RESULTS

We need to all be very proud of our Class of 2017 who achieved outstanding VCE results.  As you can see from the front page of our newsletter, we are thrilled with the results achieved by this cohort, some of which are the best ever in the history of our great school.  Consequently, we can continue to be justifiably proud of Frankston High School’s outstanding reputation as a high performing academic school of excellence.   

 

Highlights other than those featured on our front page include:-

  • Frankston High School continuing to be the leading government school on the Peninsula and, in fact, obtaining results up with and ahead of many private schools.
  • 9% of subject scores over 40 places Frankston High School within the top 10 of metropolitan government co-educational and non-select entry schools.
  • A median subject score of 31 indicates that a typical Year 12 student at our school achieves above average study scores compared to students in private and government schools across the state.
  • The many students who were able to reach their full potential as a result of their commitment to their studies and the outstanding teaching at Frankston High School.  

These results reaffirm Frankston High School as one of the leading schools in the state.

 

UNIVERSITY PLACEMENTS

It is a great pleasure to report that following the first round university offers,  95% of our Year 12 students who applied for tertiary study have received an offer.  We anticipate that after second round offers and mid-year offers, 100% of these students will be proceeding with tertiary courses.

 

This is an outstanding result.  We were thrilled that most students received their first or second choice.  This is another great example of how our students achieve their dreams by striving to do their best always.

 

FOND MEMORIES OF GEORGIA NEWTON

During the holidays representatives from Frankston High School attended the funeral of a cherished former student; Mrs Georgia Newton, who passed away after a short illness.  Georgia was an active member of the Former Students and Staff Association committee.  For many years Georgia assumed the mammoth workload of organising reunions of former staff and students from across Australia, holding many of these events interstate.  Georgia was full of life and fun, having a great love for our school.  She was responsible for allowing thousands of former staff and students to stay in contact and share happy memories of their time at Frankston High School.  She will be sorely missed by us all and our thoughts are with family and friends who have so dearly felt this loss.  

 

FRANKSTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FEATURE IN NATIONAL AND LOCAL AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

It was an absolute privilege for me to accompany Ms Bahramis and two students from our Year 9 LEAD class to the National Australia Day award ceremonies in Canberra.  The reason we were invited was because our LEAD class won a National award: The Inspired Citizens Award.  They received this award for developing a project called ‘Stomping out Stereotypes’ whereby they have developed a website and implemented a program to encourage people not to stereotype others.  For example, not to expect girls and boys to behave in a certain way because of their gender but to support people to become the individuals they need to be.  These great young leaders are helping our school to continue to celebrate diversity and to be an inclusive safe environment for everyone.  During the awards ceremony which was televised by the ABC some of our students were featured talking about their ideas about the future of Australia.  Such achievements make us all very proud of the very talented forward thinking skills and talents of our students and, of course, Ms Bahramis who inspired her students to make a positive change in the world.  At the same time back in Frankston, we were delighted to hear that one of our school captains, Eilis Peters (Year 12), was awarded the honour of Frankston’s Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year, for her great leadership and community work in the wider community.  Eilis is a lovely student who is well deserving of this acknowledgement.  

 

DAVID CROSS: AWARD WINNER :  FRANKSTON CITY COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to our School Council President, Mr David Cross, who as a leading member of Frankston Rotary was awarded the 2018 Frankston City Community Event of the Year.

The Seaford Farmers Market marked its 10th Anniversary in November and is held monthly every third Sunday of each month.  The market brings together a group of stallholders to sell to the local community such goods as fruit and vegetables, meat products, bread and cakes, household items such as soaps, candles etc., and arts and crafts; along with food and drinks for consumption at the market.

The Rotary Club of Frankston runs a hot food stall with all profits going towards various charitable projects.  The Seaford Farmers Market offers the community the opportunity to support small, local producers and retailers in a friendly and pleasant environment.

The Rotary Club of Frankston has raised in excess of $400,000 over the ten years the market has been running, which has been distributed to worthwhile organisations and charities. 

 

WELCOME TO NEW STUDENTS, PARENTS AND FRIENDS

Welcome to all new students and their families.  You are joining a wonderful school with exceptional teachers who will support you to achieve your best.

Frankston High School provides a learning community where we all respect and care for each other, always working cooperatively as a team.  In addition, our school provides you with magnificent facilities and resources which are yours to use.  You are among friends who care and support each other.  Please don’t be afraid to ask questions, and students and staff alike will enthusiastically respond to ensure you feel welcome.  Staff, students and parents are eager to help you make a successful transition into our school. 

                      

A MULTI CAMPUS SCHOOL

Frankston High School is a multi-campus school. We have two Campus Principals who have responsibility for making decisions regarding the students on their campus.

Ms Helen Wilson

Principal of the Senior School (VCE Campus)

Ms Cathy Hogg

Principal of the Junior School (Year 7-10 Campus) 

 

HELP ALWAYS AVAILABLE

Frankston High School has a commitment to providing all the care and support necessary for each student to do their best and achieve the highest possible learning outcomes.  It is important when parents have concerns about their children, that they contact the relevant staff members immediately to ensure a quick supportive response.

 

The most appropriate staff members to talk with when you have specific concerns are the classroom teachers, then Assistant/Year Level Coordinators, then Sub-School Coordinators. These are the staff members who have a thorough understanding of the needs of the students in their care.  Decisions regarding students are made in partnership with parents and students with careful consideration of what is in the best interests of the students.

 

In addition, we are fortunate to have a very caring Student Wellbeing team: Mrs Kirsten Bakker on the Senior Campus, with Mrs Michelle Beirouti, Mrs Sam Rowe and Mrs Linda Hughes on the Year 7-10 campus) who are available to help students and their families with wellbeing related concerns.  We also have a Careers Counsellor : Mrs Carolyn Walsh, who is available to counsel students and families in relation to exploring career options. 

 

RITCHIES

I encourage all parents to patronise Ritchies Supermarkets and access a Community Benefits Card, nominating Frankston High School as your preferred beneficiary.  Each time you shop at Ritchies you will be actively contributing to your child’s education by helping us continue to provide high quality resources for our students.

 

FAMILY WELCOME EVENINGS

I look forward to welcoming our parents of new students in Years 8 to 12 at an evening get together to familiarise yourselves with our great school, on Thursday 15 February at 7.00pm.  Also we have our Meet and Greet evening for parents of Year 7 students on Thursday 8 March at 7.00pm. I can recommend these nights to new parents, as an informal, social get together in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

 

In conclusion, I extend my best wishes to everyone as we embark on another challenging, stimulating year of teaching and learning where I am sure we will be regularly celebrating the many achievements of our extraordinary students.  I encourage all students to become involved in many different aspects of school life, which will enhance their learning and provide wonderful lifelong memories of well spent years at Frankston High School. 

 

Mr John Albiston

Principal

 

School Council Election 2018

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has approved the commencement of the electoral process for the election of School Councillors for 2018.

 

1. Membership

Our School Council consists of six parents, five members of staff including the Principal and four community members consisting of one PFA representative, one student representative and two School Council appointed  community members.

 

2. Term of Office

The term of office is for two years, with half of the members retiring each year, but eligible for re-election. 

Three parents and two staff representatives end their term of office at the start of 2018.

 

3. Retiring School Councillors

The following members of School Council, some being eligible for re-election will retire at the end of this month:

 

Parents: Mrs Melissa King, Mr David Cross, Mr Gil Garnier

Staff:  Ms Suzanne Caldwell, Ms Kylie Williams

 

4. Proposed Timetable for Elections

Friday 2 February          Call for nominees

Friday 16 February       Nominations close 4.00pm

Monday 19 February   Nominations displayed at school

Election held if required

Friday 2 March                 Close of ballot 4.00pm

                                                 Votes counted

Tuesday 20 March          School Council AGM, followed by                                                                                    School Council Meeting

 

5. Voting

If the number of nominations exceeds the vacancies in either the parent or staff electorates, an election will be necessary.  All parents are entitled to vote for parent representatives and can vote for the staff representatives.

 

 6. Methods of Voting

There are two ways in which you can record your vote on the official voting form, from Monday 19 February to Friday 2 March at 4.00pm.

(a) Post your vote to school to arrive by 4.00pm on Friday 2 March.

(b) Vote in person at school at the 7—10 Campus Office, between 8.00am and 4.00pm from Monday 19 February to Friday 2 March at 4.00pm.

 

7. Nominations of Candidates

There are two distinct categories of elected members of School Council: Parent and Staff/DET Employees.

 

8. Parent Member Category

DET employees, who are parents at the school, are now eligible for election to this category.  However, there is a limit on the number of DET parent members for a given school council configuration.  (The total number of DET employee members must be less than half of the total number on School Council.)

 

9. DET Employee Member Category

To be eligible for election to this category, a person must be a DET employee and either:

- a parent of a student at the school, and/or

- employed to work at or for the school.

 

10. Role of School Councillors

School Councillors play an important role in decision making and the management of our school.  They donate many hours to the various sub-committees of council; Education, Finance, Facilities & Grounds, Chaplaincy and Sponsorship & Marketing.   Councillors belong to two committees, they also attend monthly council meetings and represent the school at many functions.

 

SCHEDULE 4

NOTICE OF ELECTION AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

An election is to be conducted for members of School Council of Frankston High School.

The ballot will close at 4.00pm on Friday 2 March 2018.

 

Nomination forms may be obtained from the school and must be lodged by 4.00pm on 16 February 2018.

 

Following the closing of nominations, a list of the nominations received will be posted at the school.  The terms of office, membership categories, and number of positions in each membership category open for election, are as follows:

Membership                           Parent Member

Term of Office                        20 March 2018 - 17 March 2020

Number of Positions          Three

 

Membership                           DET Employee Member

Term of Office                        20 March 2018  - 17 March 2020

Number of Positions          Two

 

If the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, a notice to that effect and calling for further nominations will be posted in a prominent position at the school.

 

              Mr John Albiston

Principal

Senior School News

I would like to welcome back all students, parents and staff.  I look forward to another successful year working with our teachers and students to further improve the learning outcomes of our senior school students. 

 

A special welcome to the Senior School Leadership team:

Mr Simon Cameron (Senior Sub School Leader and Year 12 Coordinator)

Mrs Ellen D’Ambra (Year 11 Coordinator)

Ms  Nicole Filippou (Assistant Year 12 Coordinator)

Mr Con Neratzoglou  (Assistant Year 11 Coordinator)

Mrs Carolyn Walsh (Careers Coordinator)

Ms Kirsten Bakker (Student Wellbeing Coordinator)

Mrs Sharon Koning (International Student Coordinator)

Ms Mindy Fischer (Senior Office Manager)

Mrs Carolyn McIver (Senior Coordination Assistant and VET Administrator)

 

If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team.

 

OUTSTANDING VCE RESULTS

I would like to congratulate the Class of 2017 on their outstanding VCE results.   In particular, congratulations to Fiona Yu who was the DUX of Year 12 with an ATAR of 99.90.  Fiona has our sincere best wishes as she embarks on her university studies at Monash University.

In addition there were nine perfect study scores of 50 in our Class of 2017:  Jack Higgins (Further Maths and Chemistry), Josh Gardner (Further Maths and Business Management), Sehra Aladin (Health and Human Development, English and Business Management), Brooke Collins (Heath and Human Development) and Fiona Yu (Maths Methods).  This is an outstanding achievement. 

 

Congratulations to the following students who received the top study score in these subject areas:

The following students are to be congratulated on achieving outstanding ATAR scores:

 

These results are a reflection of the excellent teachers at Frankston High School.  I am full of admiration for the professionalism, motivation and commitment shown by our teachers in ensuring all students maximise their learning outcomes. 

I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding support and opportunities given to our Year 12 students by the Careers Co-ordinator, the Year 11 and Year 12 Co-ordinators,  the International Student Co-ordinator, Kirsten Bakker,  the Senior Resource Centre and Mrs McIver and Ms Fischer.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO EILIS PETERS – FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Mrs D’Ambra, Ms Mazlo and I had the pleasure of attending the Frankston City Council Australia Day Awards on Friday 26 January at the Frankston Arts Centre.  At this ceremony Eilis Peters received the prestigious award of Young Citizen of the Year.  This is a wonderful achievement and is in recognition of the values held by Eilis and her leadership skills and community involvement.  Eilis received a commemorative certificate by the Mayor, Councillor Colin Hampton and she will be involved in a range of Frankston City projects and events throughout the year.

 

SENIOR SCHOOL PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

We have a very important parent information night that we would like you to note in your calendars.

It will be held on Monday 12 February in the senior presentation area at 7.00pm.  Issues such as VCE requirements, assessment, study scores, tertiary selection and parent support will be discussed.  The evening is tailored to assist parents of all Year 11 and Year 12 students undertaking VCE. 

Our parent information nights are invaluable and I look forward to seeing parents at this information night.

 

YEAR 12 MOTIVATION DAY

All Year 12 students will attend a Motivation Day on Friday 9 February at Monash University, Peninsula Campus. 

The agenda includes:  Motivational Speaker, Principal’s Address, Elevate “Study Sensi” presentation, Elevate “Time Management” presentation, careers session and a Year 12 Q and A panel.

Thank you to Ms Filippou and Mr Cameron for the organisation of this day.

 

IMPRESSIVE START TO THE YEAR

It has been an excellent start to the 2018 school year.  The students were motivated and focused and it is pleasing to hear so many positive comments from teachers on their classes. Teachers have been very impressed with the students’ work ethic in completing homework set during the early commencement week.  Students in the senior school should be completing 2-3 hours of homework each night.  Students should also be consistently revising their class notes on a regular basis in preparation for assessments. Overall, it has been an outstanding commencement to the term and I sincerely thank all teachers, students and parents for all of their efforts.

 

I look forward to the year ahead as we continue on our journey of learning, reflecting the school’s vision “together we become purposeful learners”

 

Ms Helen Wilson

Senior School Principal

Important Dates and Notices

Important Dates

 

Finance Office Hours

Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday

8.00am - 4.00pm

 

Wednesday

8.00am - 11.00am

11.00am - 1.00pm (CLOSED)

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Uniform Shop Hours

CONTACT

Sarah Smith & Sara Dawson

Telephone 9784 9080

 

NORMAL TRADING HOURS

Thursday

12.30pm - 1.30pm

3.00pm - 4.00pm

7.30pm to 8.30pm

Saturday

10.00am - 12.00noon

Canteen Price Lists

 

Students With Medical Conditions

Parents are reminded to advise the school of any change in diagnosis and treatment of their child’s medical conditions immediately.

 

The school is prohibited from administering any over the counter medication, including panadol and antihistamines.  If you would like your child to have access to these, or any other medications, you must have provided it, with your child's name and form, to the First Aid Attendant.

Mrs Christine Dawe

First Aid Attendant

Student Insurance

Parents are reminded that Department of Education and Training (DET) and Frankston High School do not provide personal accident insurance for students.  Parents and guardians are responsible for the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including transport costs.

Students’ accident insurance policies are available from the private insurance market. These cover a range of medical expenses not covered by Medicare. They can be obtained by parents for individual students.

 

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Parents of students at Frankston High School are reminded that Frankston High School does not have a whole of school policy.

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Belongings at School

Students are advised not to bring personal and expensive belongings to school other than equipment required for learning.

 

Frankston High School Council does not have the authority to reimburse parents or replace students’ personal belongings that are lost or stolen.  This can include mobile phones, calculators, toys, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.  As the Department does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property, students and staff should be discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school.

 

Students must always ensure personal belongings are placed in their lockers and then locked with their padlock.

Mrs Carolyn Florance,

Business Manager

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) helps ensure that no student misses out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities.  It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government's commitment to breaking the link between a student's background and their achievements.

CSEF will be provided to eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.  A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families.  The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

 

The annual CSEF amount per student is:

  • $125 for primary school students
  • $225 for secondary school students

You can apply by contacting the General Office to​ obtain a CSEF application form or download from the CSEF website​.

All applicants must complete and lodge their submission by 28 February 2018

 

For further information please see website

 

Year 7 Immunisations

The Frankston City  Council's immunisation service may contact you about the secondary school vaccine program.  Schools have been authorised to provide details to local councils for this purpose.  Please write a letter to the school if you do not want your contact details given to the Frankston City Council.

 

You should have received the vaccine consent form/s sent home from school with your child. You need to read, complete and return the form/s regardless of whether your child is being immunised at school.

 

To learn more about the diseases, the vaccines, or how you can prepare your child for vaccination, go to immunehero.health.vic.gov.au

 

The vaccination dates allocated to Frankston High School are listed below.

 

Year 7 Students

Friday 2 March

Friday 12 October

 

Vaccines:

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 

Diphtheria-Tetanus-Whooping Couch

 

If you would like your student immunised but have not completed a card, you may collect one from the General Office.

 

Please ensure the card is returned prior to the immunisation date.

 

 

 

Year 10 Work Experience
25-29 June

Students should now be well under way with securing their Year 10 work experience placement.  If your child has not yet started looking for a placement could you please make sure they start as soon as possible.  Places will quickly fill up as time goes on.  Important dates are listed below:

 

Work Experience Week

25 – 29 June 2018

 

Work Experience Arrangement form

and Travel Arrangement forms

due back 16 March 2018

All forms are to be handed in to the JRC.

 

Students will be doing their Industry Modules during Term 2.  Once all documents have been signed by Mr Albiston, we will then prepare packs which will be sent home with your child and a separate pack will be sent to the employer.  This will occur in early June 2018.

 

If your child is struggling to secure a placement during work experience week, they have been advised that they can do their placement in either the July or September school holidays.  They will receive the last week of Term 2 as a holiday in lieu of giving one week of their holidays.

 

Myself and the JRC staff will be available to assist with any questions at recess or lunchtime.

 

Ms Lorelle Molloy

Work Experience Coordinator

Junior Resource Centre (JRC) Opening Times and Useful Information

 

Home Work Club 2018

 

Breakfast Club

 

All students are welcome every Wednesday and Friday during the school terms.

 

We would like to open for breakfast Monday mornings (8.00-9.00am).  If any parents are available and able to assist, you are more than welcome to contact us.  Also should you know of a local business that would like to donate to our Breakfast Club please contact Sam or Stav on 9783 7955.

Human Powered Vehicles

Each year Frankston High School enters multiple teams in the Human Powered Vehicles (HPV) Grand Prix Series.  These events are competed in by secondary schools across the state, racing multiple distance courses.  We are seeking interest from students in Years 7-9.  The successful applicants will have multiple compulsory training sessions on Sunday afternoons. For more information on the HPV series please visit the following website http://vichpvseries.org.au/

If you are interested in becoming a part of FHS HPV team or have any further questions please email our HPV Coordinator Elizabeth Nicol [email protected]

 

Frankston High School Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.
 

For the latest Careers newsletter please go to

http://fhscareers.com/

 

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

 

Students Driving to School

Any student of legal driving age who intends to drive to school, either on a regular basis or occasionally, must comply with the school requirements and is required to complete the Parent Permission and Student Agreement Form.  These forms are attached below and also available from the Senior Office.

 

Crossing The Road

REMINDER TO BUS TRAVELLERS

 

All students who travel to and from school via the public buses are reminded to only use the black and white ‘zebra crossings’ on Towerhill Road and Foot Street to get to and from bus stops, before and after school.

 

Traffic is extremely congested on the streets before and after school.  It is not safe for students to cross the roads anywhere but the zebra crossings at any time, but especially before and after school.  Parents are asked to discuss with their children, the importance of this matter.

 

 

Learn Greek At Frankston High School

The Frankston Greek Community is conducting classes in Modern Greek language & Culture every Thursday Evening from 4.45-7.30pm, at Frankston High School 7-10 Campus.

The syllabus is approved by the Victorian Department of Education and Training and is taught by qualified teachers.  The classes range from Preparatory to Year 10.  The school caters for students from parents of Greek and non-Greek background.  Other activities such as dancing, singing and participating in Festivals are also held during the year.

 

Classes  commenced 

Thursday 1 February 2018

 

The fees are: $300pa for the first child, $200 each for the second & third child, and free for any additional children in the same family.

For more details contact Ms Athanasia Vass (Principal) on 0422 391 000.

 

 

 

 

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Seeking Host Families

Osaka Seikei Host Family Information

 

We have our annual visit from Osaka Seikei Girls School in Japan from Tuesday 20 March to Thursday 28 March 2018 (eight nights).

 

There will be approximately 25 female Japanese students aged 15-16 years who will be accompanied by their two teachers from Japan.  

 

The emphasis of the program is to experience our culture, our food and our language, so interacting as much as possible with a host family in English and eating your food at meal times is recommended.

 

Please consider this rewarding experience!

 

Soweto Student

 

For more than a decade our student leaders have been actively promoting the wonderful relationship we have with our sister school, Letsibogo Girls High School in Soweto, South Africa.  Each year Frankston High School sponsors a student from Letsibogo and provides her with the opportunity of experiencing life and learning in a privileged environment that offers opportunities she may otherwise never experience, which can be utilised with success when she returns to South Africa. The student is selected according to her potential to graduate from school and progress with further tertiary learning and a fulfilling career.

We are asking Frankston High School families to consider hosting our 2018 Letsibogo Girls High School student for a period of four weeks. Our Soweto student will be arriving soon and completing Year 11 at Frankston High School.  Host families are needed from March 2018 onwards.  Daily needs such as clothing, toiletries, pre-pay mobile phone, public transport costs plus a $30 per week allowance are provided by the school.  However, we would be relying on the generosity of host families to provide accommodation and food.

Receipts from public transport, phone cards for overseas calls (available from a newsagency) mobile phone cards, etc. will be reimbursed from the Finance Office on the 7-10 Campus.

 

PLEASE CONTACT:   Anne Thomson

Mob:     0409 835 541 or Email:  [email protected] 

Music Notes

Welcome Back

Welcome back music lovers! We are looking forward to another exciting year in music and we have some great things coming up.

 

Rehearsals and lessons will commence on Monday 5 February.

 

The rehearsal times for our ensembles are:

Senior Concert Band

Monday         3.30pm to 5.30pm

Intermediate Concert Band

Tuesday        3.30pm to 5.00pm

Junior Concert Band                

Thursday       3.30pm to 4.45pm

Senior Stage Band                  

Thursday       3.30pm to 5.30pm

Intermediate Stage Band         

Wednesday    3.30pm to 5.00pm

Guitar Group

Tuesday       3.30pm to 4.30pm

 

Students who have not yet picked up a re-enrolment form will need to do so this week.

New Students Years 8-12

New students in Years 8 – 12 who are interested in joining our band program are very welcome. Just come along to the Music Centre and we will get you started.

Year 7 Students

Year 7 students can join our band program in one of two ways;

 

If you have already been playing an instrument for a year or more you may be able to join our Junior Band.  Just come along to the Music Centre and show us what you can do.

 

We also have a band specifically for beginner musicians in Year 7.  Over the coming weeks the Music Department will visit all Year 7 classes to explain to them how to get involved in the music program.  This will culminate in a Information and Try Out night which will be held in the Music Centre on Tuesday 27 February.

Please see our flyer elsewhere in the newsletter.

Year 7 Students Only:
Training Concert Band Information and Try Out Night, 7.30pm
Tuesday 27 February

Year 7 students interested in joining our exciting band program and learning to play a musical instrument are invited to attend our Information and Try Out Night which will be held in the Music Centre on Tuesday 27 February, commencing at 7.30pm.

 

Our Training Concert Band is for students who have had little or no musical experience and we are offering tuition on flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, euphonium and percussion.

 

On the night we will provide information on how our program works, and give a recommendation on which is the best choice of instrument for you to play.  We will also have a performance from our Junior Concert Band.  

 

Don’t forget that all students must be accompanied by a parent or adult representative.

 

Parking will be available on the 7-10 Campus basketball courts.

Mr Peter Sharp

Director of Instrumental Music

2018 FHS Vocal Ensemble

All year levels welcome – we have a range of students from different year levels currently in the FHS Vocal Ensemble and we perform a variety of styles. We welcome Year 7 students and new students to FHS. Rehearsals are weekly and performances include school assemblies, school concerts and community events.

 

Vocal Ensemble rehearsals start

Tuesday 6 February

Lunchtimes in Room 72

 

Enquiries to Mrs Sally Bredin or Mrs Peta Laughlin

Email: [email protected]

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Ms Sally Bredin

Music Teacher

In The Spotlight

 

Our Sponsors

 

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Proud Sponsors of our
2018 New Zealand Athletics Tour

 

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Proud Sponsors of our 
Breakfast Club

 

News from Frankston High School
Dates.pdf
Key Dates Issue 1.pdf
Key Dates Issue 1.pdf
Key Dates Issue 1.pdf
Key Dates Issue 1.pdf
TERM 1 SEMPER 2017.pdf
7-10 Campus Canteen Price List Term 1.pdf
Senior Cafeteria Menu Term 1 2017.pdf
Senior Cafeteria Menu.pdf
Term 1 2018 Canteen 7-10 Price.pdf
CSEF Application Form 2017.pdf
CSEF Application Form.pdf
Driving to School.pdf
JRC 2018.pdf
2017 OSAKA Host Family Form.pdf
2017 OSAKA Host Family Payment Form.pdf
2017 OSAKA WWCC Information.pdf
2017 Updated OSAKA Host Family Information and Guidelines.pdf
2018 OSAKA Host Family Form.pdf
2018 OSAKA Host Family Payment Form.pdf
2018 OSAKA WWCC Information.pdf
2018 OSAKA Host Family Information and Guidelines.pdf