Enrolments

Enrol now for 2022

Nhill College invites parents of Kinder children to register for a Parent Information Evening to be held at 7.00pm on Monday 30th August. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this information session will be held remotely via Webex. Please contact the Office for instructions on how to access this online meeting.

Information Packs are available for all current kinder children and can be picked up from the Nhill College Office. These packs contain lots of relevant information about the programs, facilities and staff at Nhill College. A 2022 Enrolment Form has also been included in the pack. If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact the school on 03 5391 2111.

School tours are still unable to be held at this time. We will contact families as soon as they are able to re-commence. In the meantime, please check out some of the resources we have prepared below to help you get to know Nhill College a little better...

Early Years

Students starting their education at Nhill College are in great hands with our wonderful early years team featuring Mrs Karen Kerber (F), Miss Shannon Smith (Yrs 1-2) and Mr Mitchell Dahlenburg (Yr 3). Combined with our specialist and Education Support staff, we provide that excellent mix of youth and experience that is able to cater to the individual learning needs of all students.

2022 Enrolment Forms

Enrolment forms can be found in the Kinder packs that are available from the Office at Nhill College. If you are unable to drop into the school to collect your pack, or you have any questions about the enrolment process, please contact the Office at Nhill College on (03) 5391 2111 and we will be happy to help.

Kinder Packs

Kinder Packs have been provided for all kinder children to help them get the best start to their schooling. Each pack contains an enrolment form, a 'Pig the Pug' book, a getting ready for school checklist, tips on how to hold a pencil correctly, a uniform price list, canteen menu and much more. Check it out below...

Kinder Transition Parent Information Booklet

Foundation Literacy and Numeracy Programs

SoundsWrite

SoundsWrite has been implemented in Foundation to Year 3 to improve students’ literacy levels in their reading and spelling. It is a phonics programme that teaches the three essential skills of segmenting, blending and phoneme manipulation (stretching, blending and manipulating sounds) necessary for reading and spelling on a daily basis. SoundsWrite has improved students’ self-esteem around reading and writing. The program has developed stronger spellers and students who transfer their phonics knowledge straight into their written work. This has allowed teachers to develop a curriculum with strong links between speaking, listening, reading and writing from the start of their school life.

All Primary Teachers and Education Support Staff have undertaken extensive training in the SoundsWrite program and are extremely well qualified to provide the solid foundation your child needs as they begin their educational journey at Nhill College.


Primary Maths Specialist Program

Another key focus of every day is the development of student Numeracy skills. Maths classes are usually held each day between recess and lunch times, with a specialised Maths classroom set up to cater to the individual learning needs of students in Years F-2. This room houses a large range of resources to help engage the children with hands-on tasks. In F-2, students begin to develop a love of Maths by solving problems that are relevant to them while developing an understanding of using maths in everyday situations. When possible, students are engaged in hands-on activities in the outdoor learning space known as our Maths Garden. This purpose-built facility helps engage students in maths by making their learning fun and active.

Nhill College is extremely fortunate to have two staff members participating in the Primary Maths Specialist Program which is designed to upskill our primary teachers to become specialists in Mathematics. A Maths specialist serves as a support position for both teachers and students in regards to the Mathematics curriculum. Their duties revolve around creating an improved school-wide Mathematics plan that ensures coverage of the whole curriculum and includes appropriate testing, analysis of data enabling a focus on individual students' strengths and weakness, and providing resources and assistance for all staff. This select entry program provides our staff with with access to some of the best maths teachers in Australia to help us strengthen and build upon our numeracy program.

Kinder Transition Video and 360° Virtual Tour

Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, we are once again unable to welcome families on-site to visit our school, meet our staff and inspect our fantastic facilities and resources. To help provide prospective parents with a snapshot of what life is like at Nhill College, we have developed a Transition Video and 360° Virtual Tour of our school. Please take some time to check them out below...

Staff Profiles

During lockdown in 2020, we were not able to welcome prospective families on-site to introduce them to our amazing staff. As a result, we decided to create a series of video profiles to share with families through our Website, Newsletter and Facebook page. Because we are again unable to host families on-site, we have re-posted these profiles below. Please take a few minutes to meet the following teachers who work predominantly with students in the Early Years.

Mrs Kerber (Foundation)

Miss Smith (Years 1-2)

Mr Dahlenburg (Year 3)

Miss McCartney (Maths Specialist)

Miss Bates (Music)

Year 7 Transition Information

Year 6 students at Nhill College's feeder schools - St Patrick's School and Nhill Lutheran School - have already received transition booklets from our Year 7 Co-ordinator, Miss King.

A Year 6 into Year 7 Transition Evening will - COVID-19 permitting - hopefully be held on-site at Nhill College some time in Term 4. Further information regarding the the time and place for that meeting will be communicated to all relevant families as it becomes available.

Nhill College recognises transition as a very important time for all and has in place full week of the Headstart Transition Program which is designed to ease the stress for both parents and students. During this Headstart week, which runs from the 6th - 10th of December, students will learn about the school in a more in-depth way than any transition booklet can provide. Classes will begin their curriculum, provide essential information about class expectations, and may even begin assessments. Hence, it is essential that your child attends this week in order for them to familiarise themselves with the school and its processes and be ready to start secondary school in 2022.

If you have any questions regarding Year 7 at Nhill College in 2022, please contact the office or Miss King on 5391 2111.