Helensvale State High School Community,
Welcome to the
2019 school year, a year of continued opportunity and success. I trust that our students had a safe and enjoyable
break and that families have made the most of the holiday season. I would especially like to welcome our new
families to the Helensvale State High School Community, a community that works
together to support the learning and well-being of our students.
It is now time for students, parents and carers to start thinking of
returning to school. Below is some information that will assist in ensuring a
smooth start to the new school year.
School Commencement Dates 2019
The first day
back for Years 7, 8 and 11 is Tuesday 29th January. Year 7 students are to meet in the Student
Activity Centre (SAC). Parents and
carers are welcome to attend the welcoming Year 7 Assembly. Students will be heading to classes by
9:15am. Year 8 and 11 students will go straight to their roll mark class.
The first day
back for Years 9, 10 and 12 is Wednesday 30th January. All students will go straight to their roll
Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th January, Roll mark class
lists will be posted in various locations throughout the school. Our staff and Year 12 prefects will be
available to support students find their way to their various areas.
suggest that where possible students arrive no later than 8.30am on their first
day back so there is time to find venues and classrooms.
Student Dress Code
students should arrive to the first day of school in their formal uniform.
A reminder to
our school community, that we are a uniform school and our uniform policy is
aligned to the Department of Education’s Student Dress Code policy and
procedures. Below is an excerpt from the
school’s Uniform Policy.
‘Not wearing the uniform correctly is a breach of the
school’s Uniform Policy. Students who do
not wear their uniform appropriately or who wear non uniform items will be
requested to change into a uniform provided by the school.’ (This includes shoes).
Shoes must be plain black (no logos/trim in
other colours), lace up and leather with a protective substantial upper. Shoes
are to be worn with both formal and sports uniforms
Shoes must be the smooth black leather. No
suede shoes are permitted
Canvas shoes, suede shoes, ballerina style
shoes, boot style/high tops and slip-on shoes
are not permitted. Thongs are
never suitable for the workplace or school
Shoe laces must be black
Socks must be Helensvale High socks (white
with school name printed on sock)
Students are able
to bring sport shoes to change into for their sport lesson.
wearing the uniform correctly is a breach of the Uniform Policy. Students
who do not wear their uniform appropriately or who wear non uniform items will
be requested to bring a note and change into a uniform provided by the school
including shoes and socks. Parents will be contacted when students do not
comply with our Uniform Policy.
who refuse to follow the uniform policy will incur consequences. These
include, but are not limited to the following:
that some families from time to time may have hardships in their lives, which
makes it difficult to provide resources and uniform items. We are always willing to support you in
whatever way we can and encourage you to contact us should this be the case.
recognise that the majority of parents and carers prepare their children for
learning each and every day by ensuring their child attends school on time,
brings the necessary books and resources to school, is in 100% correct uniform
and has access to food throughout the day.
I sincerely thank you for that.
By doing this, we show our children how much we value their education.
If we are truly
‘One Community’ we will continue to work together to uphold the high standards
of academia, behaviour, attendance and dress that we are renowned for – a
formula that we have proven leads to success for your child, our student.
Finance and Uniform Shop Hours
Administration Office hours
Administration office will open at 8am on 21st January 2018.
We look forward
to another exciting and productive year ahead for our Helensvale State High