Urrbrae Agricultural High School
Science with Practice
Principal: Mr Wal Czernezkyj
District: Southern Adelaide
Urrbrae is located 5 kilometres south-east of the Adelaide CDB. Parking is available off Fullarton Road.
Staff and Students
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.
Independent review of public school and preschool Governance in South Australia
The School Council has been approached by the Department for Education and Child Development to take part in an Independent review of public school and preschool Governance in South Australia.
As many of the consultation questions involve parents’ perception of their school council I invite you to visit the website and download the discussion paper from http://www.edlawreform.sa.gov.au/pages/default/47426/
You can either send feedback to the school’s admin email address firstname.lastname@example.org with “Response to Review” in the subject area and your feedback will be included in our Council response or you can download the feedback form and make your own submission.
The consultation process closes on the 1st August.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
It has been not only a busy but hectic term this year and both students and staff have found the educational program creeping away at an ever increasing pace. Paramount in our thinking and actions are two major contexts.
1) The length of the remaining year for our Stage 2 SACE students. After the mid-semester break there will be 11 - 12 weeks of school time remaining. In Stage 2 courses there is still a considerable amount of new work to cover, as well as revision.
2) The Royal Adelaide Agricultural and Horticultural Show Society’s annual show will be running from the 5th - 14th September this year. It is also the Show’s 175th Anniversary. Urrbrae students have already been involved in the anniversary celebrations this year to date. Our level of activity with the Show will involve our entire Year 8 cohort, a further 100+ Year 9 – 12 students in attendance at the show, and other individual entries. Logistical planning and preparation is well underway and will evolve into a huge effort.
Pupil Free Days 2014
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
Recommended Laptop Bundle for 2014 is the
Acer Aspire V5 Ultrabook.
2. Bringing Your Own Device
3. Using the School Supplied Laptops
Christian Pastoral Support Worker (PDF File)
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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