ACCESSING PARENT PORTAL
Parent Portal allows you to see your student’s timetable, lesson attendance, assignments, results, reports and communication from teachers and the school. It is a very effective tool which will enable you to track your student’s and we encourage you to check Parent Portal on a weekly basis.
A unique username (not your email address) and password is required to access Parent Portal.
How to reset your password:
New families please select the option ‘can’t access your account’ or current families please select the option ‘forgot your password’.
Enter the email that we have on record for you.
Enter your students ID number. (This is on their ID card they have been issued and the invoice that you have been issued with.)
Click on the reset password button.
You will then be sent an email with a link to reset your password. This email will also show your unique username.
If after following the steps above and you are unable to logon please email email@example.com with your name and your students name.
To update your email address or phone number please contact Student Services – firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNICATING WITH NIHS
At Norwood International High School we value our partnerships with families and recognise that these positive connections support students to flourish in their learning. Research clearly demonstrates that when schools and families work collaboratively to support young people, their level of success is enhanced as is their well-being.
We maintain that effective communication and sharing of information is essential for successful partnerships and have a number of ways to facilitate this process.
Parents are encouraged to contact teachers, Learning Community Leaders (LCL), Learning Area Leaders or Support Services over any issues of concern. If staff are unavailable at the time, they will return calls as soon as convenient.
The school number is 8364 2299.
As staff often need to contact parents by phone, up-to-date contact details are essential. Please email Student Services if any contact details change email@example.com
Parents/caregivers/homestays are contacted for school events and absentee information by SMS.
If a student is going to be absent or late please send an SMS to 0429 608 617 with the student’s name, year level and reason for absence.
SchoolStar is a school communication app that is used for messaging and news, available on both Apple and Android devices.
NMHS families will receive general communications from the school through the SchoolStar news feed. The app is secure, and is only accessible by parents/caregivers/homestays who have provided the school with a current mobile number.
SchoolStar provides a Facebook style news feed to simplify the information you receive that can be customized to the needs of the user. There are over 90 languages which can be selected to receive your news feeds for ease of communication.
If you have any issues accessing SchoolStar, please email your name and your student’s name to firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters for the whole school community are published on the school website (on the page of the event it relates to).
Parents can also email the school using email@example.com Emails will be forwarded onto the relevant staff member on their behalf.
The school encourages parents to like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up‐to‐date news and achievements.
Daymap is the school’s web‐based Learner Management System. The system enables staff, students and parents to access to a range of functions including timetables, attendance and absence details, lesson information, messaging, homework and assignment details.
The module that parents/caregivers/homestays access – Parent Portal ‐ is a secure system and access requires a unique username and password. Information on how to access Parent Portal is on the school’s website.
We encourage all parents/caregivers/homestays to access Parent Portal on a weekly basis to monitor their child’s progress and specifically:
Welcome to our Parent Connect site for existing families at NIHS. Here you will find critical information and links that will support you and your students during their time at NIHS. Below you will find a series of quick links:
At Norwood International High School, we are proud to offer a number of student clubs. These clubs range from those organised by staff at our school through to student-developed and led clubs focusing on student interests. Hovering over each club listed below will allow you to find out more information.
Acoustic Songwriting for Everyone
A place for students who are interested in songwriting. Students may be brand new, experienced, want to share their ideas, be a mentor, seek feedback or learn a new skill.
Place for students to come together, spend time reading and discussing a range of novels of different genres.
Come and play chess in a friendly environment.
This is a student-initiated club that provides a space for anyone whether you have a faith or not, to discuss beliefs, perspectives, and issues about life and religion. It is a great opportunity to make friends and have meaningful discussions about life, faith, and friendship.
Please contact Mr. Cameron Wilden the schools Pastoral Care Worker if you are interested or have any queries.
Current Affairs Club
A student- run club for those who like to stay informed with the news and current affairs. You will be working towards keeping the school updated with the latest news.
During the Debating SA Tournament Season, allowing students to prepare, practice and get feedback on their debate materials
Digital Media Club
A student- run club where you can enjoy digital arts for beginners. Tutorials will be provided and projects will be worked on. Bring your creativity and imaginations!
A student- run club for all students interested in Drama. You will have the opportunity to participate in games, improvisations and learn new skills.
Learn to play the drums in a specific style of music (Marching Drum Corp). Here, you will have the opportunity to participate in competitions
Dungeons & Dragons Club
As a player or the Dungeon Master, rollplay a campaign where the dice are the only thing between you and success or failure and your imagination is the limit.
Creates awareness about our surroundings, litter and recycling at school. Eventually making connections to food waste and composting.
Greek Dancing Club
A club open to all students who wish to learn Greek Dancing!
This club is looking for passionate students to spread internationalism throughout the school and support international connections. You will have the opportunity to make friends from around the world!
Japanese Culture Club
Experience traditional Japanese activities like Karuta and Origami.
Learning Hub Advisory Committee
Have your say in selecting new books, writing reviews for current books, and guiding the activities that take place in the Learning Hub
Get creative using Lego!
The Mock Trial Competition run by the Law Society of South Australia gives students the opportunity to participate in a series of simulated court cases against other schools. Students have the opportunity to take on the roles of instructing solicitors, barristers, witnesses and court officials
A club for all students to have a private area to pray zuhr namaz, by jamaat. Students will also have the opportunity to make friends and celebrate festivals such as Eid and Ramadan
Ride pedal powered vehicles during Terms 2 and 3. Students join a team and compete in the Uni SA HPV Super Series held on closed tracks
Please contact Mr. Ben O'Connell if you are interested.
Raising awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues as well as promoting wellbeing and community through supporting each other.
Please contact Mr. Ben O’Connell or Ms. Emily Laidin if you are interested
Social Justice Club
This club aims to make a positive impact on social issues through raising awareness, collecting donations and organising fundraisers.
Sports Stacking Club
Learn sports stacking and engage in friendly competitions.
Table Tennis Club
Come join for a social game of table tennis. All skills levels are welcome.
Come workout in the Ergo room and learn the correct form for different exercises and get the chance to access equipment you might not normally access.