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Enrolments

Dear prospective students

I would like to encourage you and your family to consider an education at Harristown High, filled with wonderful opportunities, great resources and a history of proud achievements.
 
It would be our pleasure to welcome you to the Hawk family here at Harristown.  Our school comprises students from a rich diversity of cultures whose interests span all four of our academies: academic, industrial, sporting and the arts.
 

Students from across the globe are welcomed each year to share the educational experience at Harristown and many opportunities are provided for our students to experience life beyond school locally, nationally, and in some instances, overseas.

We at Harristown pride ourselves in being able to offer small school support in a large school context.  This being the case we intend to offer enrolment interviews to all families.  To cater for such a large number of enrolments, interviews in the junior school will be done in small groups.

How can we enrol our child?

Primary students in our local primary schools are visited as part of a comprehensive Transition to High School process. During these visits enrolment packages are handed out to students who are intending to come to Harristown. Part of this comprehensive transition involves an Orientation Day in the last week of the school year.
 
Alternatively, enrolment packaged can be collected or posted out on request from the school office. Group interviews will be scheduled from August each year for incoming Year 7s.

How can we find out more?

An open afternoon for prospective families is held in May. Refer to the important dates on the fridge magnet in the enrolment package for the current year.
 
The steps to enrolment are:

Step 1:

Families need to submit enrolment paperwork to the Harristown office.  This paperwork includes:

Step 2:

Families will be contacted to be involved in a group interview.

Step 3:

Participate in a group interview.

In addition to this support, a team of Harristown support staff will visit or be in contact with our local feeder primary schools to discuss the type of support required by each and every one of our incoming students.  This information will be used to structure classes and arrange support required by students.

 

Unique Mini School Structure

How are houses organised?
 
Harristown has a unique mini-school structure made up of four schools that we liken to family groups; Balkuin, Barang, Bonda and Dherwain. Students are allocated to a house based on the initial letter of their surname and once in a house, students remain in that house until they graduate. As a family group, each house has a Deputy Principal, Junior Student Manager and Senior Student Manager, as well as a group of form teachers who build close working relationships with our students and their families. These relationships grow and develop over the course of students’ secondary schooling here at Harristown.
 
 
 
 
 

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