For teenagers today, their everyday life is surrounded by technology. Mobile phones, tablets, smart watches, televisions, and gaming devices are everywhere we look! As we take in life around us, it can be easy to get caught up and become reliant on this technology. Unfortunately, there can be too much of a good thing, and recent research suggests that children and teenagers can attract significant health risks when they spend too much time in front of screens or use electronic devices inappropriately. Please read the PDF link below for some helpful tips and information.
As a school based in the Mt Lofty Ranges, we are subject to a school closure on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger. For information regarding the site’s plan in such a situation, please see the document below.
We recognise that sometimes things go wrong and you may feel that your expectations are not being met. If you have an unresolved complaint or want to provide feedback, we would like to hear from you. It’s important to work together, talk, listen and find solutions in a courteous and respectful manner, so we can improve our services. Please follow the link below.
Raising a complaint with the Department for Education
The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) takes place each year for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 and has been an everyday part of the school calendar since 2008.
NAPLAN helps parents, carers and educators to see if children are meeting important numeracy and literacy standards.
The move to NAPLAN Online started in 2018. Moving online means NAPLAN is transitioning from paper-based tests to computer-based assessments. The aim is for schools to transition to online testing by 2020.
Online testing brings many benefits and opportunities including providing better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.
More information on NAPLAN Online is available at www.nap.edu.au/naplan/parent-carer-support/
NAPLAN Online 2019 – privacy collection notice – Feb 2019
Birdwood High School is located in the Adelaide Hills almost 50 Km East of the Adelaide CBD.
South Australia 5234
tel: +61 (08) 8568 5100
fax: +61 (08) 8568 5222