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, an enrolment package can be collected or posted out on request from the school office.
A proof or residence must be provided when enrolments are submitted. A child's birth certificate must be sighted if the student is enrolling in a Department of Education school for the first time. Group interviews will be scheduled from August each year for incoming Year 7 students. Previous school reports and any additional information is always helpful to enable us to cater appropriately for children.
How can we find out more?
An open afternoon for prospective families will be advertised and conducted under the Department of Education's COVID safe plan.
How are houses organised?
Harristown has a unique mini-school structure made up of four houses 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, Positive Behaviour Coach, as well as
a group of form teachers who build close working relationships with students and their families. These relationships grow and develop over the course of students’ secondary schooling here at Harristown.
We invite you to join our
Hawk Family and experience true Hawk Pride.
The steps to enrolment are:
Families need to submit enrolment paperwork to the Harristown office. This paperwork includes:
Families will be contacted to be involved in a group interview.
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.