We would like to invite you to a morning tea at Chester Hill High School.
As you maybe aware the new school leaving age has risen to 17 years of age. This means that all students must complete the Year 10 School Certificate. They now have four options
(i)Stay at school until they are 17 years old.
(ii)Go to TAFE to gain further training.
(iii)Be in full time paid employment (an average of 25 hours per week).
(iv)A combination of these.
To help support the students at Chester Hill High School, we believe that it is important for both the school and parents to work together to ensure students are engaged within the classroom and are taking advantage of all educational opportunities provided for them.
As part of our Student Engagement Program, we are starting up a new initiative where we invite parents to the school one day a week for an hour, to discuss ways in which we can help support students and ensure they are successful in receiving their School Certificate.
The program will be run by staff members from the High School and District Office. There will be interpreters available to run sessions to help all parents. Other schools who have run similar programs have reported an increased rate of student engagement.
We would like to commence this program next term. Starting on Thursday July 29 from 9.30am to 12.00pm. If you would like your child to be involved in this program please print out the following form and have your child return it to the school.