Fairhills High School has been abuzz throughout term 3 with a range of events. Some of the term 3 school highlights include:
Year 12 Well Being Day provided an opportunity for students to relax away from their normal school routine. The students enjoyed listening to speakers from Red Frogs and a range of fun activities that allowed them time to take their minds off SACs, studying and exam preparation.
We were pleased to welcome two groups of students from Japan. All the Japanese students bonded with their Australian host brothers and sisters. Apart from their studies at the school, they enjoyed watching a game of Aussie football and managed to visit the tourist sights of Melbourne. Fairhills students are currently in Japan with the Head of Languages, Ms Wintone. We eagerly wait more news of their experiences as they travel around Japan.
During Diversity Week students and staff experienced a range of food from different cultures, a General Assembly was held that celebrated diversity in the school and the wider community. A range of activities were organised by Ms. Keech (Student Voice Coordinator) and Amal Saleh-Zada (Well Being Coordinator). The week was a great success enjoyed by staff and students.
This year’s production Mayhem: The Musical was co-written and co-directed by Sarah Power and Julian Stokes. It was a story set in the 1950s with costumes, make-up and sets of the era. The show kept the audiences intrigued as the plot twisted and turned with a range of themes that included romance, drama, suspense and laughter. The production was an overwhelming success and enjoyed by young and old.
It’s always a pleasure to chat to parents at Parent Teacher interviews. We experienced a constant stream of parents and students. It was clear staff enjoyed meeting parents and discussing their child’s progress.
NAPLAN results were released this term. The data is used to measure our school’s performance against other schools in the state. There are some pleasing results and patterns of growth from years 7 to 9.
I was pleased attend, with four of our student leaders, Riley Colcott, Alexa Wijaya, Jesse Elderhorst and Natalie Thomas, the Bayswater Youth Forum along with students and Principals from our local schools. We spent the morning exploring creative solutions to a range of social and environmental issues.
We look forward to the final term as we celebrate the achievements of all our students.
Have a safe and relaxing holiday.