School Surfing

Round Three of school surfing was held in very wintery conditions at Dump Beach on Monday.

Victor Harbor High Surfers finished 2nd overall in both the female and male divisions.

Congratulations to Bella, Hannah, Noah and Harry for braving the cold to represent their school. The under 16 girls final was well represented by VHHS with Poppy finishing 2nd, Charlie, 4th and Amelie 5th overall. The under 16 boys narrowly missed out on the final to claim a respectable 5th from the 15 teams that competed on the day.  A warm shower and hot food was welcomed by all at the end on the day.

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Mayor and local councillors visit

We were delighted to have our local Mayor and a number of local councillors to visit our school today. There was a brief informal meeting with the school's senior leaders discussing support and opportunities for our students and their families. Then our guests joined us in attending our whole school assembly.
We thank them for their time and interest and look forward to working closely with our local council representatives into the future

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School Surfing

Some excellent results Friday 17 May at the first round of school surfing. VHHS won the Open Girls division, with Hannah and Bella picking off some great waves in the final. We also had 4 girls make the final in the u16 girls, with Poppy finishing 1st and Tess 2nd overall. VHHS also finished 3rd in close finals in both the boys divisions. Congratulations to all competitors and student judges..

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Year 11 Tourism - Working in the Tourism Industry- Barista Experience!

Year 11 Tourism students have this term been learning about the nature of work in the tourism industry, researching a specific tourism related career and preparing for 'mock interviews' creating resumes, cover letters, undertaking company research and interview preparation skills. Along with this, students have had some barista / coffee making experience, which can now be added to resumes! 

 Thanks to Pre-service teacher Miss Ling for sharing your expertise from many years working at local well know coffee establishments. All students have described the procedure, trial and error researched to improve and were able to make a delicious coffee with some practice.  

 A HUGE thank-you to Dorcen Waters at  KOMMON GROUNDS COFFEE for very kindly and generously donating not one but two bags of delicious 1kg Coffee beans for students to trial with. Staff - watch this space as coffees will be available for purchase in the coming weeks with some fundraising initiative by school world Challenge team

Year 9 Camp -Woodhouse - Week 1, Term 2

At the start of this term, year 9 students and their wonderful mentor teachers and support staff braved the rain and cooler conditions to camp at Wood-house Activity Centre in the Adelaide Hills. The focus of the camp was building relationships, escaping technology and having fun with some team building activities including putting up tents, get-to-know you games, lazer skirmish amongst nature (which was a crowd favourite),  climbing the boulder wall, Frisbee golf, meandering through the labyrinth and of course making there way through the obstacles on Challenge Hill! Well done and thank-you to all involved (we are welcoming feedback from students, parents and staff for next years Year 9 camp event)

Biggest Morning Tea & National Volunteer Week Celebration

On Friday 24 May from 10:15am to 11:00am we will be holding our Biggest Morning Tea and National Volunteer Week celebration.

We welcome all of our current school volunteers and anyone who may be interested in becoming a volunteer for our school to attend this event, if you are available. Please RSVP via email or phone 8551 1900 if you would like to attend.

We value all that our volunteers undertake for our school and community. There are many behind the scenes, out of hours and offsite occurrences of your often quiet and diligent support of our students and staff in many different endeavours. Be assured that we most certainly appreciate your time and expertise.

This shared morning tea will also recognise the valuable contributions that the Cancer Council organisation provide and your financial donations will be gratefully received in support of them.

Sadly, most of us have been or will be impacted by cancer. One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

But today, thanks to research funded by morning teas like ours, more of us are surviving cancer than ever before. Almost seven in 10 Australians will survive at least five years after a cancer diagnosis.

Everyone will have us to thank for the chance to make a difference.

After all, a cancer free future is everyone’s cup of tea.


Year 12 Society and Culture - Middle School waste project

As a part of Year 12 Society and Culture 2019, Ebony, Kelsea, Alison and Mimi are focusing on making a change within the middle school. By educating students on the two-bin system and the implications of litter in the environment. In an attempt to minimise waste going into the incorrect bins, we will be implementing general waste and recycling posters around the middle school, outlining what waste goes in what bin. By applying these posters, we not only aim to minimise incorrect disposal within our school, but we aim to promote reducing, re-using, and recycling, on a larger scale by making the students aware of the environmental impacts.

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2019 Public Education Awards

Nominate, recognise and celebrate an outstanding educator in the 2019 Public Education Awards.

 Get involved and say thank you to a leader, teacher or support staff member making a significant difference to the lives of their students and their communities.

 An educator’s influence continues beyond the classroom and supports children and young people to reach their full potential in life. We all remember a teacher who inspired and motivated us to enjoy learning, and the awards honour the dedication and passion of individuals who deliver the best possible outcomes for young people and their families.

 The Public Education Awards are entering their 9th year and we’re excited to share excellence in South Australian public education and invite you to celebrate and recognise an educator who makes a positive impact every day.

The Public Education Awards recognise excellence in South Australian public education, and nominations are open 1 to 31 May. Visit to nominate and find out more about the awards.

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School Photo Day - 20 May 2019

Catch Up Day: 23/5/2019


Online Order link:

Dear Parents,

School photography day is coming up very soon. Sibling, Group and Individual photographs can be purchased by following the link above or by using the envelope. Spare order envelopes are available from the Research Centre.

Important Information:

● School photos purchased online DO NOT require envelopes returned to school*
● Don’t forget to order your sibling photos now
Late fees/additional charges will be applied for purchases after photo day
● Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are taken

*Sibling photographs (if available) must be ordered either online or by order envelope prior to the day of photography. A photograph will not be taken without an order. Sibling photographs only apply to children enrolled at the school.

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School Sailing Championships

Thank you to a couple of members of our dedicated staff, Emma Brown and Tim Frears for all of their hard work organising team sailing in the holidays. 

They jumped through many hoops and made many phone calls to allow our students to compete in the SA secondary school team racing championship in Goolwa during the second week of the holidays.

The students that were lucky enough to be a part of this really enjoyed themselves and despite the weather conditions being too windy on the last day they worked together in a composite crew of mixed schools and ability to finish their races with smiles on their faces and experience that will keep them coming back for many more seasons. Well done to everyone involved.

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Harmony Day Experiences

Thank you to everyone who supported our Harmony Day event last week.

Those who attended enjoyed tasting food, creating works of craft and listening to music. There were many different foods representing different countries of origin and Cedric provided his expertise in the fine craft of weaving.

Aboriginal Education students shared part of their culture through food - kangaroo steak and sausage samples.

 International Education Students were busy cooking a cultural food safari sharing samples from their home country with other students. The line ups were long and there were some coming back from seconds! Cultural Tastings included; Potato Pancakes with apple sauce from Germany, Potato salad and meatballs from Germany, delicious Tiramisu from Italy, Sushi from Japan, Dumplings from Luxembourg and Sauerkraut from Poland! 

Thank-you to our International Students for sharing your culture through food.

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School Community Garden Project - Thank you Victor Harbor Markets

Huge thank you to Neil Hoskins and the Victor Harbor Farmers Market for their generous donation of $200 towards establishing our school community Earth day garden. This kind donation was used towards an order of 2.5 cubic metres of loam/soil delivered yesterday! 9E have been learning about 'Biomes and Food Security', in class creating their own mini, self-sustaining ecosystem - planting sunflowers, beans and tomatoes and today they raked the garden bed (thanks to Bunnings supplies), shovelled the loam, levelled it and planted their plants - the school garden has officially commenced a productive practical Geography lesson in the sunshine! #VictorHarborFarmersMarket #SchoolGarden #Earthday