Info Share - Term 3, Week 3, 2022


Our staff and students have been focussing on the traits of an active learner as part of our fortnightly PBL (Positive Behaviour for Learning) focus. Active learners participate in class, work co-operatively with their peers, contribute to class discussions, and persevere and try to the best of their ability.

Active learners also ask for help when needed. There is no shame in asking for help or seeking clarification. Active learners are leaders in their own learning and are self-disciplined. Last week some of our students created a video to share with their peers, sharing their tips on how to actively learn in class. This week we are focussing on students being active learners in class, by being responsible users of their mobile phones and devices. Phones should be ‘off and out of sight’ while learning, unless instructed by the classroom teacher.
On Thursday, Detective Inspector Gary Pettiford presented an informative talk to our Year 10 students about the upcoming RYDA program. Students viewed a number of images and listened to Detective Inspector Pettiford discuss the importance of road safety. Our students will be attending the RYDA program on Tuesday to gain more information, and learn road safety strategies to help protect them when they are behind the wheel.
Detective Senior Constable Eddie Anderson and Detective Senior Constable Dan France also presented impactful information and facts addressing mobile phone safety, sexting, using a carriage service to make threats, and the risks and consequences of sharing images. Our students had an opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification. We look forward to working with our Police Officers when they to present further safety information again in Term 4.
There was a lot of action in the Sports Centre on Thursday afternoon as our Interschool Basketball competition commenced. Teams from a variety of schools in Hervey Bay will participate in a weekly competition each Thursday in the Sports Centre.
Hervey Bay State High School have two teams (U/15 and Open boys), and they have been training hard before school and lunchtimes in the leadup to the competition. We look forward to supporting our students in this exciting competition. Thank you to coaches Boswell and Stephenson for giving your time to support our players.
Last Tuesday, some of our Dance students participated in a day-long workshop with guest choreographers from Mad Dance House. Throughout the day, students extended their skills and techniques in the worlds of Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance. A big thank you to Hamlin, Chase and Charles for coming out and providing such a great experience for our staff and students alike – we loved dancing with you all!
It was lovely to be able to meet our parents/carers in person for our Parent-Teacher Interviews held last Tuesday afternoon.
This week our Year 10 students will participate in a number of key middle school initiatives. Year 10 immunisations were held today in the Sports Centre. Year 10 students received a dose of vaccine covering meningococcal ACW and Y strains. If your student was absent or did not return their permission form, they will be able to receive their immunisation during a catch-up day held later in the year. COVID vaccines are NOT part of the school program.
The RYDA education program will commence for all Year 10 students at the Maryborough Showgrounds tomorrow. This is a compulsory school day for all Year 10 students. Students will be transported via bus from Hervey Bay State High School at 8:45am on Tuesday August 2, and return to school by the 3pm.
SET Plan interviews will occur for all Year 10 students and their parents/carers this Wednesday August 3. Information has been sent to families, and SET Plan interviews can be booked via the SOBS booking system. Year 10 students will be learning from home on Wednesday, and only attend school for their scheduled SET Plan interview time.
Do you have a student currently in Year 6 who needs to enrol​ at Hervey Bay State High School for 2023? We will be offering a catch-up enrolment session on Tuesday Aug 2 in the eHub. We will once again offer a tour option (at 3:30pm - meet at the gate next to the office), or an enrolment session presentation with no tour (at 5:15pm at the eHub).
Please bring your completed paperwork, your proof of address, Medicare card and birth certificate. Please ensure that you socially distance, use hand sanitiser, and wear a mask if possible please. If you are COVID positive, or have symptoms, please do not attend.
If you miss this session, then our Term 4 Sessions will be held at 3:30pm and 5:15pm on Tuesday 25 October.
Assessment planners are now available for students and their parents/carers. Semester two assessment planners are now available via your school email account. Parents/Carers - you can see assessment dates via the QParents app. For QParent enquiries, please email
If you have any questions or queries regarding Hervey Bay State High School, your student or their schooling, please email enquiries@herveybayshs.eq, and we will be in contact with you.
Terri Weatherley
Deputy Principal- Middle Schooling
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Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022