Year 8 Camps

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Information regarding year 8 camp in week 1 of term 1 is as follows: Year 8 Sub School leaders – Ian Milne/ Jude Boyle / Angie Prime will be down Pt Elliot Caravan park & Horseshoe Bay at various times throughout the week.


Tuesday : 8A – Josh Coldwell & 8B – Brad Haskett (Aquatics)

Wednesday :  8A – Josh Coldwell & 8B – Brad Haskett  (Activities) / 8D – Ella Tucker & 8E – Stefan Malinowski (Aquatics)

Thursday : 8D – Ella Tucker & 8E – Stefan Malinowski (Activities) / 8C – Ryan Shaughnessy (Aquatics)

Friday : 8C – Ryan Shaughnessy (Activity)

School Student Drop Off/Pick Up

School Student Drop Off/Pick Up during Victor Harbor Football Club & RSL Development Project


The VHFC/RSL project requires that the area around their building site be fenced off to keep everyone safe. The works for this project commenced in early January and the access for parents/guardians to drop off or pick up their students will be largely affected.


Any parents/guardians who used the George Main Road/Victoria Street roundabout entrance last year and drove through the oval carpark to Kullaroo Road will no longer be able to do so due to the closure.


Parents will be able to access the drop off zone behind our school in the gravel car park if they come in via Oval Park Road to the Kullaroo Road entrance and exit the same way.


This is going to cause lots of traffic congestion and dust, so please let as many people know as possible and understand that this will be inconvenient, but with patience we can all reach our destinations safely. Please consider leaving some space for the school buses to manoeuvre their way in or out of the designated bus loading zone.


If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Congratulations SACE Students 2017




Victor Harbor High School is pleased with the SACE results earned by the Class of 2017. The school’s motto AD OPTIMA – “to seek the best” along with perseverance and integrity two of the school’s four values have been demonstrated in many of the results.

Compared with results from the previous 5 years, the 2017 graduating class is responsible for a SACE completion rate of 95% again climbing more than 14% compared to recent years. A first has been achieved within the Disability Unit with a 100% Modified SACE completion rate. Jess Bhatia, Senior Leader, Special Education Sub School said, “this is an excellent example of tenacity, high standards and rigor by both teaching staff and students.”

Individual acknowledgments go to the following students who scored an ATAR in the 90s;

• Amber Whalland-Stedman 93.45

• Genevieve Guidi 92.25

• Tenayah Norman 91.20

• Bethany Overall 90.05

Following this group of individuals were many students with ATARs in the 80s which will serve them well when aspiring to university courses.

The 2016 Valedictorian Kira Adams reminded us in her address at Presentation Night “……. that your ATAR no way defines you ……. just remember that there are so many ways to be accepted into a Uni Course or follow a career path if it’s what you really want and you’re willing to work for it.”

SACE completion and successful performance in Flinders University Assessment Centre activities, which also included an applicant statement, school assessment, overall performance at Year 11/12 studies, and achievement in other aspects of life and other studies, where relevant, has meant SACE completers, Maddie Turley and Thomas Goodier have achieved a guaranteed Bachelor of Science admission to Flinders University.

For the few students who may not have received the results hoped for, there are still doors open at Victor Harbor High School including re-enrolling for a thirteenth year or enrolment in the school’s Flexible Learning Program. If you are interested in this option, please contact Ms. Lindsey Cowper after January 2nd, 2018.

Whilst students themselves and family contribute to student success we also know effective teaching is also a great influence. Amanda O’Shea, Principal said “Year 12 subject teachers are to be congratulated for their efforts, particularly those subject teachers who have surpassed the school’s improvement target for the A grade band. It is very pleasing to note we are shifting the bell curve towards the A and B grade bands.”

“A special thank you and congratulations to families for their ongoing encouragement and nurturing of students and support for the school. The great majority of the Class of 2017 are now well positioned to move forward into a career path of their choice” said Phil Boyle, Stage 2 Sub School Leader.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on your diligence, and commitment throughout the year. We wish you, our newest Old Scholars, the very best for a bright future ahead.

Meningococcal B (B Part of It) Study

A message from the Meningococcal B (B Part of It) Study

Year 12 students, who are not involved in the B Part of It study, are invited to have a throat swab taken, complete a consent form and a questionnaire in 2018.

Students who wish to participate can visit the B Part of It stands at Orientation week (‘O’ Week – week of 19th February 2018) located at the main campuses of the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and the University of South Australia.

Students will be reimbursed with a $40.00 Coles Myer Voucher for their time and travel costs.

Students who are already participating in the B Part of It Study will receive a letter in the next few weeks which will provide further information about their involvement in the study, including catch-up locations for vaccinations.

Further details regarding where and how Year 12 students can be involved in the study will be available on the B Part of It website:


Presentation Night

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Presentation Night

All students, staff, families and community members are invited to attend the VHHS Presentation Night, where we celebrate academic achievements and community awards.

  •        Wed 29 Nov
  •        7 - 9:30pm
  •        Victor Harbor Convention Centre, McCracken Country Club


Year 12 Completion Ceremony

Year 12 students and families are invited to attend the Completion Ceremony, to celebrate the completion of schooling and students will receive a farewell gift and certificate. 

  •        Fri 1 Dec
  •        6 - 9pm
  •        Victor Harbor Convention Centre, McCracken Country Club
  •        Tickets $5 per head (free for Yr 12 students), please pay by Friday 17 November

To RSVP for these events, please phone 8551 1900 or email

Order your 2017 Yearbook!

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These are the days that students will want to remember forever. Buy a 2017 Yearbook to make it unforgettable!

To secure your copy, please place your order by Fri 10 November.


At over 90 pages, the Yearbook is well designed and professionally colour printed and bound. It includes class photos, Mentor Class memories, Year 12 student profiles including Q&A, and an autograph section for friends.

The Yearbook is excellent value at $28.00 and gives you a record of school memories to cherish forever. 

Remember all the best things about your school days, your friends and classmates, teachers and teammates. It’s unlikely that there will be spare copies, so please put in the order form so you don’t miss out!

Changes to school card eligibility

The state government is raising the school card income threshold from next year to help families with the cost of living. This means that families with 1 child and a gross income of $57,870 in the 2016-17 financial year will be able to apply for a school card.

Application forms for 2018 will be available from schools or by the end of the 2017 school year.

Yr9 Masterchef Challenge

Semester 2’s Masterchef Challenge was hotly contested by student groups with the final results being very close. 

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Yr 9 Home Economics students learn a variety of food preparation skills in one term that culminate in a Masterchef Challenge, with 3 guest judges to taste their food.

Students worked in groups and were given a list of foods to choose from, to design a dish, sweet or savoury, and prepare and present with 75 minutes on the clock. They could bring up to 3 ingredients from home, if they wished to do so. The recipe had to also consider where it fits in the Australian guide to Healthy Eating.

The final dishes presented to the judges were: Sausage Wheels, Sausage Rolls and a Tossed Salad, Mini Quiches, Tiramisu, and Chicken Parmesan Sliders.

Congratulation to Ruby O and Emily P who created the winning dish for the 2017 Semester 2 Masterchef Challenge, Chicken Parmesan Sliders.

Students ‘Stand Up, Speak Out’

Victor Harbor Students were a part of the ‘Stand Up Speak Out’ panel event at Brighton Secondary School last week, focused on respectful relationships and diversity. Chaired by Corey Wingard MP, student panellists explored what it will take to create a community free of violence, racism and sexism.

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The panel discussed and answered audience questions on a range of topics including; Domestic Violence to coincide with White Ribbon Day, Racism, Student Leadership, Drug and Alcohol abuse.

Pictured: VHHS Students Emily, Lily and Kayhla with MP Corey Wingard and MP Katrina Hildyard.

STEM Works at VHHS

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STEM is the integrated learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Victor Harbor High School is excited to be a part of the STEM Works redevelopment project, a $250 million investment by the State Government to provide 139 schools with modern STEM facilities to enrich teaching and learning.

These contemporary facilities will support cutting-edge teaching and learning approaches to help prepare students for future jobs in a range of industries.

To keep up with the latest STEM Works developments, please refer to the following link:

Importance of STEM skills

75% of jobs in the next 10 years will require STEM skills.

The STEM Works program will give our teachers the specialist facilities they need to:

  • inspire innovation and creativity
  • stimulate imagination
  • challenge students

Yr 9-10 Subject Counselling

In the week beginning Mon 18 Sept (Week 9), a specialist counselling team will assist all Year 9 students in making their subject choices for 2018.

A letter has been sent home with each Year 9 student detailing their appointment time. 

Families are strongly encouraged to attend this interview so there is an opportunity for discussion and final approval of student subject preferences. You are welcome to contact us on 8551 1900 if you need to change the appointment time.

For successful transition into Year 10 it is crucial that students choose an appropriate program of subjects that aligns with their intended future pathway.  Prior to Subject Counselling we ask that students inform themselves about the subjects on offer and consider these in context with advice and guidance on their particular situation and future aspirations.

Further information about specific Year 10 subjects can be found in the 2018 Senior School Handbook.

All interviews will be held in A1 – the Heritage Building, enter from courtyard veranda.