Welcome to Rossmoyne Senior High School.
Student orientation and the first day
Parent Information Night
Parent Information Night takes place in Term 4 prior to the incoming Year 7 students’ year of commencement. This evening serves as a welcome to parents of new Year 7 students. It is an informative evening hosted by key school leadership staff. All enrolled families will receive details and instructions on how to RSVP for this event after they have enrolled. View the powerpoint slides from this session.
Student Orientation Day
In December of the students’ final year of primary school students who are enrolled in Year 7 at Rossmoyne are invited to a day of orientation where they see the school grounds and meet their peers. All enrolled families receive details of this event by email in Term 4.
Family Orientation Day
In January, families of students enrolled in Year 7 are invited to a day of orientation where they can become familiar with the school grounds together. All enrolled families receive details via email Term 4, including their Family Pass for the day.
Our transition staff team coordinate multiple days of orientation activities to help new Year 7 students settle in during the first week of Term 1. During this week, students will receive their timetables, school diary, their SEQTA account log-in details, and other instructions about how to prepare for each of their classes.
Students' first day
On Day 1 students should come prepared with basic stationery, their laptop and a healthy lunch and snacks. During this week, students will receive their timetables, school diary, their SEQTA account log-in details, and other instructions about how to prepare for each of their classes.
Please do not come to the front office on Day 1, instead, enter via the Apsley Road carpark as it is the closest to the Year 7 Courtyard.
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What to prepare
Packing your bag for day 1
On Day 1 students should come prepared with basic stationery, their computer and healthy food. Across multiple days of orientation in Week 1, students will receive their timetables, school diary, SEQTA account log-in details, and other instruction on how to prepare for each of their classes for the rest of the Year.
Book lists are available on our Book and Resources List webpage. Please only purchase resources for the subjects that your child is enrolled in, as shown on your Contributions and Charges Statement (received late November by post).
Year 7 students have optional access to purple coloured lockers. To start using a purple locker, find one that is empty and place your own lock on it, memorise the locker number, and then log in to SEQTA and register your name to the locker number. Students will recieve their SEQTA account log-in details during their first week of school, and may register a locker at any time once logged in. Unregistered locks will be removed by school staff.
Computers, notebooks or tablets for school use
Parents of Year 7s and new students are requested to provide a notebook computer or tablet for their child. The device needs to have a long battery life, be light and portable (maximum 14” screen), and be practical for classroom use. Learn more.
Contributions and charges
Enrolled families will be mailed their Contributions and Charges Statement in late November, before Term 1 commences the following year. This will display a summary of your child’s enrolled subjects for the year, and will detail specific Book List or Resource requirements for each subject.
Uniforms are available to purchase new and second hand. Read more about where to purchase. Students will need to be responsible for packing and bringing their Sports Uniform for PE and other Physical Recreation Classes.
The student diary (received in Week 1) includes a copy of the RSHS School Map.
SEQTA is an online portal used for teacher-student-parent communication. Student timetables, parent communication with teaching staff, assessments and reports are all located online on SEQTA. Parents will receive their log-in details for SEQTA during the first week of Term 1 by email.
Event invitations and information about key school our year group events is emailed directly to families. The school also publishes regular ‘school news’ updates throughout each term on the school’s website: view recent updates here.
At the end of each term, the school publishes The Rossmoyne Quarterly online magazine as a celebration of student achievement and aspiration. The Rossmoyne Quarterly is emailed to parents and is also available to read online here.
Parents are encouraged to stay connected with the school’s public news via our Facebook and Latest News webpage. The Student Council also run a student news chanel on Instagram, students aged 13+ are encouraged to stay connected by following this account.
Student clubs and groups
Students have the opportunity to join in with a wide range of clubs and groups at Rossmoyne. Learn more.
What can you do before Day 1?
How can students prepare themselves?
Students can focus on the skills below, these will help with transition to the high school environment:
- Manners and respect (for themselves, for others and for property).
- Being able to look at someone, politely greet them and shake hands.
- Catching public transport and using appropriate behaviours on the bus and train.
- Crossing roads.
- Appropriate personal hygiene habits and being able to manage any regular medications.
- Keeping organised, particularly taking note of task due dates.
How can parents help?
To help your child transition to high school, we suggest:
- Keep a copy of your child’s timetable and encourage them to refer to it when packing their bag each day.
- Set up a designated area for study at home – it doesn’t have to be a desk, but it is best to have a quiet area that is kept as neat as possible.
- Label everything!
- Only buy the uniform as outlined.
- Attend school events such as orientation days, picnics, music recitals, Rossmingles. See the School Calendar.
- Listen to your child to pick up on the names of their teachers and friends.
- Take care when driving around the school.
- Please avoid phoning or texting your child directly during school hours.
Attendance and absentees
Parent and guardian requirements
It is a legal requirement for any absence to be covered by a phone call or written explanation from the student’s parent or legal guardian. Parents are advised to SMS our 24 hour SMS absentee line 0419 098 172 before 9.30am on the day of absence or phone 9235 1740 during business hours. Please state the students full name, year group, the parent/guardian name, date of absence and reason for absence. The school will contact the parent/guardian via an SMS message if a student has been marked absent from school with no notification. The parent/guardian must provide a reason for all absences from school.
Arriving late or leaving early
If your child is late to school, or needs to leave early, they must bring a note from their parent or legal guardian and come through Student Central to sign in or out.
Key staff members and contacts
Pastoral care contacts for parents
If parents have concerns relating to their child’s pastoral care, including social and emotional wellbeing, any family situation, learning difficulty or mental health they are encouraged to make contact with Student Central via their child’s Year Leader. Contact details for your child’s Year Leader are available through SEQTA. You can also email the Student Central team on email@example.com, or (for urgent matters) contact them by phone during school hours on 9235 1740.
Curriculum contacts for parents
If parents have concerns relating to curriculum (including queries about classes, curriculum, homework etc.) they are encouraged to contact the relevant classroom teacher using contact details found on the student timetable (accessed through SEQTA). Parents will receive their log-in details for SEQTA during the first week of Term 1. If necessary, these queries will be refered to the relevant Head of Learning Area.