Recent visit from Age newspaper
Recently the Melbourne Age visited Ocean Reef SHS to look at how we operated as an Independent Public School. If you would like to see the article please follow the link http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/going-it-alone-20130811-2rqg3.html
Parking around Ocean Reef Senior High School
The City of Joondalup has recently alerted the school to a high number of complaints from residents regarding parking and traffic around the school. In particular, there are cars parking in ‘no stopping’ zones and parking on grass verges on Venturi Drive and Herreshoff Ramble. To date, many warning notices have been given out by the City of Joondalup. The City of Joondalup will begin issuing and enforcing fines to owners who have illegally parked their vehicles. Please be aware of the parking zones & signs around the school to ensure that all students and the community are safe.
Zero Tolerance to Drugs – School Policy
Uniform shop extended hours
From 13 November until the end of term 4 the uniform shop will be open until 5pm on Wednesdays to allow parents an extra opportunity to make their uniform purchases. Parents of new students for 2014 are encouraged to visit the uniform shop this year to organize uniforms ready for the new year.
Currently the uniform shop hours are: Monday 8.00am – 11.30am, Wednesday 1.30pm – 4pm and Friday 8.00am – 11.30am.
From 13 November until the end of the year: Monday 8.00am – 11.30am, Wednesday 1.30pm – 5.00pm and Friday 8.00am – 11.30am.
To call the uniform shop please phone 9270 4665
|As an Independent Public School in 2011, Ocean Reef SHS has a proud academic history, which has been built around strong positive leadership and excellence in teaching and pastoral care. Our reputation is enhanced by a wide range of activities conducted by the School. This combination has seen the school win numerous national and state awards, including an Australian Careers Service National Innovation in School Careers Programs Award and Young Achievement Australia. In 2010 the School won a ‘Top Public Schools’ Award from the Minister for Education and Training for the third time.|
The atmosphere of the school is friendly, supportive, well ordered and disciplined; pastoral care is an integral part of school life. Our Student Services personnel, Year Coordinators and Tutorial teachers show a genuine interest in our students and nurture them to strive for personal excellence. They also ensure that students feel safe, secure and happy at school. We encourage pride in our school and expect all students to follow our dress code.
At Ocean Reef SHS, we are equipped and committed to providing opportunities that allow your child and our teachers to perform to their highest potential. The school is air-conditioned, providing a comfortable learning environment even in our hot Perth summers. Students’ differing needs, interests and abilities are well catered for with the offering of a wide variety of optional programs in Art, Business Studies, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, Home Economics, Marine Studies, Media Studies, Music, Photography and Physical Education, in addition to the compulsory subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Society and Environment. To maximize your child’s potential, we also offer Specialist Music, Specialist Marine Studies, Academic Extension (SEAC) and Elite Soccer. Students at risk are catered for with a range of extension, pastoral, literacy and numeracy initiatives. Special needs students are supported with relevant programs and individual assistance. Two CadetsWAY units, State Emergency Services and Surf Lifesaving, are also available and well supported.
Ocean Reef SHS has become a first choice school, because of the strong relationships we have developed over time with our learning partners – parents, families, community members, service providers, businesses, other schools, institutions of higher learning and the professions. The school is highly regarded in the local community, evidence of which is demonstrated by our energetic School Board, the numerous special committees and a hard working P&C. Also, many people newly arrived in Australia choose the school because of its reputation in promoting academic achievement, providing positive pastoral care, having high standards of discipline and an overt focus on values and sporting success.
We are justifiably proud of our students. Our motto, ‘Sail Forth’, emphasizes that students graduating from Ocean Reef SHS are well equipped to take on their individual directions for their futures and that they leave the school prepared to be productive and worthwhile members of the community.