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byron breeze what's on | tERM 1 wEEK 8 2021

OUR VISION

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

March

  • Tue 23 Mar | Open Boys Basketball Semi Finals
  • Tue 23 Mar | Bangarra Dance Workshop
  • 23, 24, 25 Mar | Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Thu 25 Mar | Gold Coast Aqua Splash | Year 8
  • Fri 26 Mar | Bill Turner Cup Girls Round 1
  • Fri 26 Mar | Girls Can't Surf Doco
  • Wed 30 Mar | White Card Training

April

  • Thu 1 Apr | Last day of Term 1
  • Fri 2 Apr | Good Friday
  • Sun 4 Apr | Easter Sunday
  • Mon 5 Apr | Easter Monday
  • Mon 19 Apr | Staff Development Day
  • Tue 20 Apr | First day of Term 2
  • Tue 20 Apr | ANZAC Day Assembly
  • Tue 20 Apr | P&C Meeting
  • Thu 22 Apr | Cross Country
  • Thu 29 Apr | Northern Rivers Careers Expo

Payments now due

  • School Fees
  • Wednesday Sport fees - Years 7 - 10 | price varies
  • Aquatics Program - Years 7 to 10 | $40
  • Girls Can't Surf Doco - Year 8 - | $17
  • Open Boys Basketball Semi Finals | $10
  • NR Careers Expo | $10
  • Bill Turner Cup Girls Round 1 | $25

Sport News

Sports selections for Term 2 took place this week. Permission slips and payments must be returned to the front office for processing so that we can begin sport Week 1 Term 2. Hard copies of the sport notes are at the PE office or can be found online on our website Links and Downloads page.

A reminder to parents that sport is a compulsory part of the Byron Bay High School curriculum and all students in Years 7 to 10 are required to attend regularly. Ongoing medical concerns or injuries must be documented with the front office. Medical appointments, where possible, should be made outside of school hours.

For any questions please see Mrs Caoyonan.

Mrs Kelley Caoyonan - Sport Coordinator and Year 8 Year Adviser

Tax Deduction Opportunity

To support our students and donate now simply follow the steps below!

1. Go to our website and click 'Make a Payment' at the top of the homepage

2. Fill in the fields with an asterix

3. The Reference field needs to say 'Donation to Building Fund'

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity!

The 2021 Student Support Officer recruitment campaign

$88.4 million is being invested over the next four years to provide every public high school in NSW with a full-time school counselling allocation, as well as a full-time Student Support Officer. This initiative will make it easier for students to access mental health and wellbeing support.

To support this initiative, the NSW Department of Education will be employing an additional 207 Student Support Officers (SSOs) from July, 2021.

Hero Video

Jenny is an experienced SSO working at Sir Joseph Banks High School in Revesby. In this video, she shares her experiences as an SSO and encourages others to join the profession. View the video here.

E Cigarettes and Vaping

E Cigarettes or 'vaping' is a health and safety concern for students and young people in our community who are often unaware of the risks associated with the practice.

The NSW Department of Education has advised schools that students should not bring e-cigarettes or e-cigarette accessories onto school premises or use them during school-based activities.

Consistent with the Department of Education and school policy - vaping, selling, or being in the possession of e-cigarettes will result in disciplinary action that may lead to a student being suspended from school.

Vaping is the act of inhaling a vapour produced by an e-cigarette or electronic vaporizer. The vapour can contain nicotine and other substances and may expose users to chemicals and toxins which are harmful to health. The devices are small and can be easily hidden in a pocket or bag. The most popular disposable vapes resemble large USB sticks or highlighter pens.

The Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008 was amended in 2015 to define e-cigarettes and e-cigarette accessories to be separate from tobacco products. The Act makes many of the provisions that apply to tobacco products also apply to e-cigarettes and e-cigarette accessories. The Act makes it an offence:

• to sell e-cigarettes and e-cigarette accessories to persons aged under 18, and;

• for adults to buy e-cigarettes and e-cigarette accessories on behalf of persons aged under 18.

Parents, carers, and the community can support the school and our students by being informed about this ongoing concern and to speak to their children about making positive decisions. Additional information to support parents, carers, community, and students can be found at NSW Health here.

Latest COVID update - 4 March

In accordance with advice from NSW Health, parents and carers are reminded NOT to send children to school if they are unwell, even if they have the mildest flu-like symptoms.

  • NSW Health has requested that schools encourage anyone who is unwell or has even mild flu-like symptoms, to arrange to be tested through their local medical practitioner or one of the COVID-19 clinics.
  • Students and staff with flu-like symptoms need to be tested and provide a copy of a negative COVID-19 test result and be symptom-free before being permitted to return to school.
  • Students who do not undertake a COVID-19 test will not be permitted to return to school for a 10-day period. Additionally, they must be symptom-free for at least 3 days prior to returning to school.
  • Students who have seasonal allergic rhinitis or another condition that presents similarly to flu-like symptoms are still required to get tested for COVID-19 and return a negative test result. Where their symptoms continue beyond 10 days, students should provide documentation from their GP confirming their symptoms are typical for their condition. If the student develops new or changed symptoms, they should get tested for COVID-19. Find more information about COVID-19 symptoms.

PLEASE slow down at the crossing

A friendly reminder to both drivers and children to SLOW DOWN in Arakwal Court. Drivers have reported that children are running across the road in front of them. Please have the conversation with your children to slow down when using the raised red crossing in Arakwal Court.

30min Safe on Social Masterclass - Group Chats

Available for Teachers and Parents

The first of our 30min Masterclasses is about "Group Chats". The apps, the risks, and strategies to support young people.

Click here to RSVP

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Ange McDermott
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Created with images by Paige Delacour - "Byron Bay" • Tumisu - "coronavirus virus mask" • Unknown - "Warning Sign Slow Traffic · Free vector graphic on Pixabay"