Urrbrae Agricultural High School is the only comprehensive special interest agricultural secondary school in South Australia. It is recognised as a centre of excellence in student learning with a focus on agriculture, technology and the environment. Established as an Agricultural High School in 1932, it has continued to educate South Australian secondary students in an agriculturally focussed curriculum to the present day. It is also recognised as a focus school in environmental education, landcare and technology. These subjects are integrated across the school curriculum. Alongside these specialist subjects, Urrbrae students study the normal range of secondary school subjects except languages other than English, or can choose from the specialised certificate courses at senior school level.

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PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT  INTERVIEW DAY

Wednesday 7th May

Parent Teacher On-Line

Interviews will be held between 12.30pm and 8.00pm.There will be no lessons conducted on Interview Day but students are asked to come to school with their parents for the interviews. All interviews will be conducted in the school gym and parking will be available on the oval accessed through Gate C on Cross Road.

To make appointments, click on the PTO logo at left and log on using the access details mailed home with the Term 1 report. If you require assistance, please ring the school.

 

MEMORIAL GROVE PROJECT

We are currently doing work on the Memorial Grove on the Eastern side of the school oval.

As part of the project, existing plaques to commemorate members who served in both the Royal Australian Air Force in World War 11 and Vietnam are being restored.  We are seeking the relatives of the following:  Graham A Grant  (RAAF), David Underwood (RAAF), Geoffrey Burgan (RAAF), Robert G Wesley-Smith (RAAF), David W Petch (RAAF), Keith W Gratton (AMF), Leonard Whibley (RAAF), Peter M Piggot (AMF) and Peter F Newman(AMF).

If you have any information please contact David Kempe, S&E Teacher, at the school on 8372 6955 or email:
david.kempe244@schools.sa.edu.au

Current Newsletter

PRINCIPAL'S REPORT

Term 1 is rapidly coming to a close. Teachers have been preparing their term 1 2014 Reports for you and your children’s information and as an interim report on their progress to date. For year 12 students the end of this term will signal that the first third of the year is over for them, and the pressure to complete their subject content will mount in the remaining two terms. I cannot emphasise enough that they should be organised and up to date with their work.

The same advice is extended to all other year levels, ie be organised and up to date with work. It is a good habit to develop for future years.

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Important Dates

5th April   Barn Market
8th April   Year 8 & 9 Immunisations
11th April   End of School Term
28th April   Staff Conference Day/Pupil Free Day
29th April   Beginning of Term 2

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Pupil Free Days 2014

Term 2   Monday 28th April
Term 2   Friday 6th June
Term 3   Wednesday 13th August

 

*** Parking at Urrbrae ***

When dropping off and collecting students, parents are asked to use the car park adjacent to Student Services on Fullarton Road, as this car park is likely to be less congested than the main southern car park between Block A and the farm.  The Student Services car park is easily accessed from Fullarton Road via gates A and B. 

Parents and students are reminded that there is no parking for Urrbrae available at the Waite Campus on Fullarton Road, even for dropping off and collecting students.  At this time of the year, many of the large trees under which cars have recently parked are highly stressed.  Several have dropped limbs without warning following the January hot weather; please do not place yourself, your child or your vehicle at risk by parking in this area.

Cassie Dickeson

Assistant Principal Student Wellbeing

1:1 Computer Access

Urrbrae Agricultural High School has a strong focus on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that fosters a climate of inquiry and enables successful global citizens in the 21st century. ICT is a significant feature in the school’s strategic plan and the school has invested heavily to support this vision.

In 2013 Urrbrae built upon this foundation with the introduction of the 1 to 1 Computer Access policy. This policy has 3 modes of providing laptops to students:

1. The Recommended Laptop Bundle

The Recommended Laptop Bundle for 2014 is the Acer Aspire V5 Ultrabook.
The bundle can be bought outright or there are finance options available via the dedicated portal at http://uahs.ippartners.com.au. Use the green “Sign Up” button at the top right hand corner of the screen to create an account.

2. Bringing Your Own Device

3. Using the School Supplied Laptops

 

Student Services

Positive Parenting Seminars available through the Effective Living Centre in 2014

Christian Pastoral Support Worker (PDF File)

 

SAPOL Road Safety
Proposed changes to the graduated licensing scheme

Open letter to parents from the Premier - 26/11/2013

A letter from the Premier & the Minister for Education and Child Development - 04/07/2013

 

FEEDBACK & COMPLAINTS

Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment.

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SCHOOLKIDS BONUS

The Australian Government introduced a new, upfront cash payment in June 2012, to help families with the costs of sending their kids to school. Families can use the bonus to pay for school expenses such as uniforms, books, school excursions, stationery and other things like music lessons and sports registration fees.

The Schoolkids Bonus replaces the Education Tax Refund that was previously claimed through the tax system. This means that families don’t have to keep receipts and wait months to claim money back at tax time.

From 2013, eligible families will be paid the bonus at the start of Term 1 and 3 – in January and July each year.

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Fridge Calendar - 2014

 

School Context Statement

Annual Report - 2012

Principal's Report to AGM - 2012

Chairperson's Report to AGM - 2012

 

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