It is with pleasure I welcome you to the Norwood International High School community and to our Transition page for 2024 Year 7 students.
As a vibrant and inclusive school community Norwood International High School aims to develop engaged global citizens who can rise to the challenges of this fast-changing world. We champion the diversity that each student brings and value their unique skills, talents, interests and cultures. This commitment is underpinned by our core values of Distinction, Diversity and Respect and shaped by our focus on high standards, student wellbeing and internationalism.
Enrolling your Year 7 child for 2024
At this stage the Transition to High School process has been completed centrally and families should have received an online offer of enrolment to a government secondary school.
(Please check your junk mail if this has not been received.)
Parents/Carers of students placed at Norwood International High School received an enrolment package via email on Friday 11 August. This information includes:
A welcome letter for the parent/carer with important dates
A welcome letter for the student
An invitation to the Prospective Family School Tour
The online enrolment form and
The NIHS Admissions documentation.
Norwood International High School requires the TWO online enrolment forms to be submitted by Friday 25 August to confirm your child’s placement with us.
NB Only those families who have received a formal offer of enrolment should complete these forms.
1. The School Enrolment form
This generic enrolment form can be found via a personalised link of the email sent with your child’s offer of placement. You will need to follow instructions in the email to access the form.
2. The NIHS Admissions form
This is a secure online form that enables the school to collect additional information about our new students, including your child’s Year 7 subject selections and parental/carer’s consent for different activities and procedures. This information will assist us to effectively plan for your child’s leaning and wellbeing needs. The link to this form can be found in your welcome letter.
For additional tips on how to complete the online form, please visit
www.education.sa.gov.au/enrolment or alternatively contact the school on 8364 2299.
In the event your child has not received an offer to NIHS you may request a review from central office before 25 August. You may also complete a Registration of Interest form for 2024 enrolment via our website. These registrations will be added to our waiting list, which will be activated in early term 4. Families will be contacted should year 7 vacancies become available.
Transition to High School
Norwood International High School is proud of its extensive transition program which has been developed to support our students and families to learn more about our school and be better prepared for starting high school. These events include a school tour, live-stream session, parent information evening, interview and a transition visit for students on Friday 8 December. Please refer to the Transition program and events section below for more information and the key dates.
I invite you to explore information below related to our school’s world-class learning experiences, our extensive curriculum offerings, and most importantly details about our uniform and information technology requirements. Please visit this page regularly for updates.
Our partnerships with families are important to us and we also encourage you to provide feedback or ask questions about transition-related processes via the link at the bottom of this page.
Once again, welcome to our school community!
We look forward to meeting you later in the year and will provide more valuable information via this webpage in term 4 to keep you informed and connected.
Jacqui van Ruiten
ROUND 2 SPECIAL INTEREST PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
Students who have received an enrolment offer for Norwood International High School and have not been offered a place in our Special Interest Programs for 2023 are now invited to apply for Round 2.
Applications must be submitted digitally (via the button below) by 9am Monday 5 September 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of Term 3, 2022. Further information about these unique and innovative programs can be found on our Enrolment page or by clicking here.
TRANSITION TO HIGH SCHOOL
TRANSITION PROGRAM & EVENTS
Our 2023/2024 transition program has been designed to support our future year 7 students in their move to high school. This program includes opportunities for students and parents to connect with our school, through parent information evenings and transition events.
In addition to these events and experiences, our staff work closely with primary schools to gain information and data about all students transitioning to school. This includes students completing and presenting a ‘Transition Profile’ to their Connect Teacher. This information enables our teachers to provide personalised learning experiences for our transitioning students.
Parent Information Sessions & Tours
Transition Visit & Interview
First Day of 2024
Year 7 Camp: Woodhouse: Monday 8 April to Wednesday 10 April 2024
Monday, 29 January 2024
A Connecting with NIHS Interview: Thursday 7 December 2023
Students and parents/carers are invited to book a 15-minute interview between 8am and 5pm. During this time, students and parents/carers will meet their Connect Teacher and students will present their Transition Profile. Information about this profile will be shared during the 'Welcome to Year 7: Live Streamed Student Event'. Booking information for these interviews will be shared via email closer to the date of this event. Students should attend this event in their primary school uniform.
A Transition School Visit: 8.30am - 3.30pm, Friday 8 December
New Year 7 students will be able to attend Norwood International High School for the day, where they will meet their new classmates and experience new learning activities in our specialist facilities. More event details and other school information will be shared with families in term 4. Students should attend this event in their Primary School Uniform.
Prospective Parent Tour of NIHS: 9.30am, Monday 22 August 2022
An opportunity to meet our principal and transition team as we take you on a guided tour of the NIHS campus. This event is optional and families will need to register online via Trybooking. Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes early for a prompt start.
Welcome to NIHS Live Stream: 6pm, Monday 26 September 2022
A live streamed information session, designed for students and families, where you will hear from key staff and students about our school and our unique transition to high school program. This will be streamed via our website www.nihs.sa.edu.au.
Getting Ready for Year 7: Parent Information Evening
6pm, Wednesday 7 December 2022
Parents/Carers are encouraged to attend this important session to learn more about starting school at NIHS and the transition events.
Enrolment Offers and Packages: Families will receive an offer from their allocated secondary school by 12 August 2022 via email. The allocated school will provide you with an enrolment package which you must follow to secure your place. This will include completing online forms from DfE and NIHS, and uploading required documentation.
Please ensure both of these online forms and supporting documentation is submitted no later than Friday 26 August (Week 5, Term 3 2022).
Transition Parent Information Evening: 'Getting Ready for High School'
7.00pm, Wednesday, 22 November 2023.
Sessions will be held in the Ivan Coward Hall.
'Welcome to Year 7': Live Streamed Student Event
6.00pm, Thursday, 21 September 2023.
Year 7 Prospective Student School Tour
9.30am, Friday 18 August 2023
An opportunity for year 7 students and families to meet our principal and transition team, as we take you on a guided tour of the NIHS campus. This event is optional, however families will need to register online via this link.
In year 7 our students undertake the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP). This curriculum framework is designed for middle years learners, developing their capabilities and skills to experience success in education and life beyond school. Our subject offerings and courses have been developed to align to the requirements and philosophy of the IBMYP.
When beginning high school our students will be introduced to a range of new subjects providing them with a broad experience to develop their own interests and talents. Students will have the opportunity to select some of their subjects which will be completed via the NIHS Admission form (see your enrolment pack). There is also an opportunity for our students to apply for a place in one of our Special Interest Programs, details can be found below.
All year 7 students must study subjects from the eight learning areas of the IBMYP and Australian Curriculum. Students study each of the following learning areas for a full year (2 semesters) and within some learning areas there are opportunities for students to select different subjects.
English or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Students study one semester of a lifestyles focused subject as well as one semester from each the following learning areas:
Health & Physical Education
For further information please see the NIHS Curriculum Guide
Norwood International High School is pleased to announce our engagement with Box of Books for the provision of digital and physical education resources from 2023. Box of Books is a proudly Australian owned company and is an online platform supporting contemporary education. The platform enables students and families to order stationery, resources, and access digital texts and interactive content all in the one place. Please see the video below on how Box of Books works and how it will support your student’s ongoing educational needs. Box of Books - Service Overview Stationery and additional learning resources can be purchased through the Norwood International High School Box of Books shop, which is now open (see instructions below). The booklists are available for all year levels at NIHS in 2022, the Year 7 Booklists can also be found below. Please note, that the last day for ordering with guaranteed Term 1 delivery and free shipping is 10 December 2022. Steps to order:
Visit Box of Books Shop
Create an account, or login, using your mobile
Find Norwood International High School or enter student’s Learnlink email
Add your students and select their booklists
Select items to purchase from the booklists and check out using our secure payment gateway
For further assistance, please see this short informative guide on How to Purchase Books or contact the Box of Books team through the in-app support function (located at the bottom right corner of the shop).
ONLINE RESOURCES & STATIONARY
REQUIRED LAPTOP PROGRAM
Norwood International High School is committed to providing a world class learning experience that prepares our students to become active global citizens. Our learning programs and future-focused pedagogies promote innovation, challenge, and creativity through authentic connections and the integration of technologies.
At Norwood International High School (NIHS) it is an expectation that each student has access to a laptop 24/7 to enable them to fully engage in their learning.
All students new to NIHS in 2024 are required to purchase the prescribed device (see below) to enable consistency in learning, support, and the ability to charge devices at school (using school-charging stations). In addition, with the prescribed device, students and their laptops can be fully supported by our ICT Service Desk, with extensive technical support and a repair and drop-off centre.
The student device for 2024 is the LENOVO ThinkPad L13. This device must be purchased through the school’s online portal, which can be accessed here.
PLEASE NOTE: Other devices will not be supported and will not have access to the school’s internal network.
Families are strongly encouraged to order their laptop by 16/10/2023 (the first day of Term 4), so the ICT Support Team can have it school ready for day 1 of 2024.
Norwood International High School takes great pride in its uniform. All students are expected to wear their uniform appropriately at all times. We believe that the wearing of the uniform not only creates a strong sense of identity within our school and wider community, but also supports the safety and wellbeing of our students.
All middle school students (in Years 7-9) will be required to wear their sports uniform to school on the days they have their lessons or a class excursion (with a physical activity). Students in Years 10-12 are not to wear their sports uniform outside of their sports-related lesson and will need to change into their sports uniform in the school’s change-rooms for their class. Please refer to our Uniform Guidelines for more information (these guidelines are in the process of being updated to include the new items). 2023 Price List UMS is the school’s uniform supplier. Items can be ordered/purchased online at https://umspl.com.au/pages/norwood-international-high or at their uniform store.
New families: We encourage all new families to book a fitting at the UMS Firle location (161-167 Glynburn Road, Firle), phone 0431 771 260. Please see information on the new families bookings via this link.
Please see information from UMS via this link.
Transitioning to high school can be a challenging time for students as they begin their journey at a new school. To support this transition and help our teachers know our students before they arrive, all future year 7 students will complete and present a Transition Profile. This involves students creating their own profile with information they would like our teachers to know about them as individuals and learners.
This profile will be shared during the Connecting with NIHS interview on Thursday, 7 December 2023. For further information and instructions for the task please click this link: NIHS Transition Profile Scaffold.
WELCOME TO YEAR 7: Live Streamed Student Event
The Digital Transition Session is designed specifically for 2024 year 7 students and will be taking place at 6pm on Thursday 21 September 2023. During the session, students will hear from current students and key staff who will share information about the transition to Norwood International High School. A link to the live stream will be posted here closer to the event.
SPORT & CO-CURRICULAR
Out of Hours Sport registrations are now open for Term 1, 2022 for the following sports:
Boys & Girls Tennis
Girls Touch Football
The cost is $35.00 for a 7 week season of games from Saturday 19 February - Saturday 9 April.
Games are played on Saturday mornings at both home and away venues. In addition to weekly games teams also train once a week before or after school.
If you require further information or have any questions please email email@example.com
Transition to high school is an exciting moment in a child's life and a period of significant change. Parents and caregivers can support their child's journey to high school in a range of ways. The resources below provide a range of strategies and expert advice to support parents and students during the transition to Norwood International High School.
If you have a question that you don't feel was answered through this information, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. As questions come in, we will post them in this section so that all families are kept up to date. Please note that all questions will be posted anonymously, your name and email details are being collected so we can contact you directly with a response.
Norwood International High School proudly presents a selection of video presentations for new families. These videos are currently branded with the Norwood Morialta High School name, however, their content accurately reflects Norwood International High School.