Byron Bay High School delivers a collaborative learning environment where students achieve excellence through our connection with community and land, creating holistic leaders of the future.
Dates for your diary
- Mon 15 Mar | Zeal Theatre Performance
- Mon 15 Mar | RSA - Year 12
- Mon 15 Mar | FNC Soccer Gala Trials - Open Girls
- Tue 16 Mar | FNC Soccer Gala Trials - Open Boys
- Tue 16 Mar | Year 7 2022 Parent Information Evening
- Tue 16 Mar | P&C Meeting
- Wed 17 Mar | Year 7 2022 Taster Lessons
- Thu 18 Mar | Opens Water Polo Gala Day
- Thu 18 Mar | Year 12 SLR Beach Fitness
- Fri 26 Mar | Mufti Day for Harmony Day
- Fri 26 Mar | Bill Turner Cup Girls Round 1
- Wed 30 Mar | White Card Training
- Thu 1 Apr | Last day of Term 1
- Fri 2 Apr | Good Friday
- Sun 4 Apr | Easter Sunday
- Mon 5 Apr | Easter Monday
- Tue 20 Apr | First day of Term 2
Payments now due
- School Fees
- Wednesday Sport fees - Years 7 - 10 | price varies
- Aquatics Program - Years 7 to 10 | $40
- Year 9 PASS Beach Fitness | $20
- Zeal Theatre Performance | price varies
- QCUP AFL Opens boys and girls | $10
- Open Boys and Girls Soccer @ LHFC | $22
- White Card Training - $80
- NR Careers Expo | $10
- Opens Water Polo Gala Day | $15
- Bill Turner Cup Girls Round 1 | $25
When your child is absent
What you need to know
When your child is absent from school you will receive a text message at around 11 am.
Please reply to this message with a detailed reason for their absence. If your child is unwell please be specific with your explanation Ie. gastro, migraine, head lice, conjunctivitis, chickenpox, earache, cold/flu.
If your child has cold or flu like symptoms they will need to get a COVID test and have a negative result before they can return to school. (The latest information regarding COVID19 and helpful links are at the end of this newsletter).
Plea to Parents
From the students at Byron Bay High School
Dear Parents and Caregivers of Byron Bay High School,
As parents of our future leaders we write to you on behalf of the students of Byron High, asking you to support the removal of single use plastics in our school community.
On 26 October 2020, Byron High pledged to play our part in the fight against consumerism and dwindling resources by implementing a zero waste policy and a sustainable composting system at our school.
As the devastating effects of climate change become ever more prevalent with the worst bushfires on record, a major coral bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef and the devastating droughts of last year, there is no more important time for all of us to adopt sustainable practices.
The longer it takes for action plans to be implemented, the more extreme and frequent these weather events become.
In an attempt to resolve the impacts of climate change, the waste free system at Byron High aims to minimise the school’s carbon footprint and encourage the school community to adopt sustainable practices. Although this may seem simple and insignificant on a grand scale, it is a vital step towards sustainability that can only be achieved with the support of you, our parents.
We cannot do this without your support. We are asking for your help in avoiding single use plastics.
We appreciate that this might mean making some adjustments to the daily routine but really they are quite minor and we have some suggestions to help.
- Use tupperware that is big enough to hold the ‘messy’ items like used tuna tins and small yoghurt containers. You or your kids can dispose of these in your council bins afterwards at home.
- Buy larger packets of biscuits and put them into reusable containers to avoid all that wasted packaging.
- Wrap lunches in compostable paper that can be thrown in the compost bins at school.
We think it would be a tragedy for us to be in the position of looking at our future children, knowing the damage we are doing is irreversible and we had the information available to us but didn’t do our part to act on it.
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We look forward to seeing the collaboration of our school community in an ongoing effort to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Yours sincerely, The students of Byron Bay High School
Congratulations Mia Thom
Mia Thom, 2020 graduate, received an award at the Society and Culture Association awards. Mia placed fifth in the state for her HSC exam and received a Distinction for her Personal Interest Project (Decolonising the Patriarchy).
Mia also placed third in the state for Advanced English and was shortlisted for her Extension English Creative Writing piece.
These impressive results are a testimony to her intelligence and hard work but also to the dedicated staff at Byron Bay High School.
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