Brief Notices

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Subject Selections for 2012 Process

Click here to view information to families with students currently in 8.10 Home Group, Yr 9, Yr 10, or Yr 11 about the 2012 Subject Selection Process

Yr 12 Formal 2011

Click here to view letter to Year 12 families about the Year 12 Formal scheduled for Friday 8 July. It includes the consent form for families to complete and return by Friday 24 June.

Yr 8 One-2-One Learning Laptop Program

Click here to Yr 8 One-2-One Laptop Learning Program Handbook

Yr 9 One-2-One Learning Laptop Program

Click here to Yr 9 One-2-One Laptop Learning Program Handbook


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Tuesdays 8.15 - 9.45am

Wednesdays 12 - 1.00pm

Fridays 1.00 - 2.00pm


Mon 25 Jul
Semester 2 Term 3 starts

Mon 25 - 29 Jul
Roxby Downs IGNITE Trip

Mon 25 - 29 Jul
Yr 12 Semester 1 Exams

Fri 29 Jul
Reports Term 2 Issued

30 Jul - 5 Aug
Yr 11 Ski Trip

Thu 4 Aug
Australian Mathematics Competition

8 - 19 Aug
Koishikawa SES Study Tour/IB

Tue 9 Aug
Yr 9 Parent Info Night - SACE/IB

Wed 10 Aug
MASA Quiz Night

Thu 11 Aug
Yr 9 Parent Info Night - SACE/IB (repeat of Tue 9 Aug)

15 - 18 Aug
Science Olympiads Qualifying Exams

Thu 18 Aug
Yr 11 Parent Info Night - SACE/IB

22 - 26 Aug
Yr 10 Ski Trip

Fri 26 Aug
Newsletter Issue 5

Tue 30 Aug
Yr 11 Subject Selections Confirmation Meetings

Wed 31 Aug
Yr 9 Subject Selections Confirmation Meetings

Thu 1 Sep
Yr 10 PLP Pathway Planning Day/Subject Selections Confirmation Meetings


Click here for latest important notices including the Annual General Meeting invitation to all GIHS families & Expression of Interest for GIHS Parent Committees and Groups




In 2004 DECS published new guidelines for schools regarding Choosing and using teaching and learning materials. These updated guidelines deal with traditional and new media, and the rights and responsibilities of the Principal, teaching staff and parents in relation to materials used in schools. At Glenunga International High School we value the diversity of cultures, values and beliefs, and seek to uphold students' rights to seek and receive information, while respecting the rights of parents and caregivers to make decisions regarding the materials their children use.


All teaching and learning resources for use by students and staff at this school must be selected and accessed in accordance with the following principles. This includes materials that are donated.

Resources will:

  • Be directly related to the school's curriculum policies and programs, based on SACSA, SACE, IBMYP and IB Diploma frameworks, and include where relevant, support for the recreational needs of students.
  • Support an inclusive curriculum, thus helping students gain an awareness of our multicultural society and the importance of respectful relations with others
  • Encourage the many important contributions made to our common Australian heritage by men, women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • Motivate students and staff to examine their own attitudes and behaviour and to comprehend their duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges as citizens of our local and global community
  • Be relevant to the age of the students for whom they are selected and their emotional, intellectual, social and cultural development. This includes the assurance that students will not be exposed to offensive materials; that is, materials which describe, depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of nudity, sexual activity, sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in a manner that a reasonable adult would generally regard as unsuitable for minors of the age of the relevant students.
  • Provide opportunities for students to find, use, evaluate and present information and to develop the critical capacities to make discerning choices, so that they are prepared for exercising their freedom of access, with discrimination, as informed and skilled adults.
  • Represent a range of views on all issues.


The Principal will:

  • Ensure that staff and parents/caregivers through governing council are involved in the development of processes for the selection of teaching and learning materials and the provision of access to them, including processes for the resolution of complaints.
  • Ensure that these processes are documented and made available to staff and parents/caregivers
  • Ensure that staff are made aware of their responsibilities for the consistent implementation of these processes under this policy to support the curriculum outcomes for students and arbitrate on potentially contentious materials
  • Provide staff training and development if required
  • Ensure that processes are monitored and regularly reviewed.


All staff share the responsibility for the consistent implementation of processes that support the achievement of curriculum outcomes for children and students, including:

  • The provision of appropriate and relevant learning materials for all students
  • Where relevant the provision of wider access to learning materials for all students
  • Limiting access to certain materials, where appropriate
  • Informing the responsible staff member about materials which may be considered controversial or offensive

In particular learning area coordinators, teacher librarians/resource centre managers and staff with specific responsibility for ICTs have a key responsibility for

Maintaining staff, community and student awareness of these processes

Maintaining awareness of the curriculum undertaken, and appropriate learning materials to support it

overseeing selection and access processes on an on-going basis

assisting staff to interpret policy and processes


  • May contribute to the monitoring and review of the selection and access processes through Governing Council and school committees
  • Will use the established process to raise issues and concerns about resources.


  • May contribute to the monitoring and review of the selection and access processes through school committees and Governing Council
  • Will use the established process to raise issues and concerns about resources.

Staff with responsibility for selecting and reviewing materials, will do so according to the following criteria:

  • Educational value within the context of the learning program
  • Consistency with DECS policies and guidelines
  • Consistency with other school policies
  • Appropriateness for targeted students
  • Degree to which material is likely to be controversial
  • Physical quality and suitability of material
  • Aspects specific to the particular medium (eg. Print, film, online access)
  • The obsolescence of some materials and the development of new materials and new media
  • The framework developed for ESL that provides a process for evaluating features of inclusivity when selecting texts for use by learners from a non-English speaking background
  • The particular care that needs to be taken when selecting materials with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content

Access and borrowing procedures should address the following:

  • Students do not access materials intentionally or otherwise that are inappropriate to their age and maturity eg. restricted borrowing for Senior Fiction
  • Curriculum needs of senior students are supported with access to a broad range of texts
  • Take into account the classification guidelines of the Office of Film and Literature

In particular, the selection of films for curriculum use should include reference to the South Australian Consolidated Act, Classification Act 1995. Films, videos and DVDs are classified as X, R, MA, M, PG and G or RC (Refused classification). Section 94 of the Administrative Guidelines contains additional information about the showing of films and videos.

The selection of computer games should consider the classification of computer games by the Commonwealth Classification Act, 1995. Games are classified as RC, MA(15+), M(15), G(8+) and G.

The use of on line resources should afford students the same freedoms, guidance and protection that relate to the use of other teaching and learning materials. To this end:

  • Staff will supervise and be involved in the use of online resources
  • Computer monitors will be located in a visible place
  • An acceptable use agreement is in place to reinforce the expectations of students when using computers and online resources
  • Publishing on the web will be mindful of privacy and safety issues. Informed written consent of parent or caregiver will be obtained before publishing anything that could identify a student
  • Filtering tools will be used to block access to inappropriate websites, and administrative tools to track individual usage

There shall be a complaints procedure using the form Request for reconsideration of a learning resource. The Principal will nominate the relevant Curriculum Area Coordinator, one parent and one other staff member to review the resource and its use in the school. The recommendation of the group will be made to the Principal who will provide feedback to the complainant.



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