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COVID - 19 advice for parents and carers

18th July 2021

Dear GHS community, please see information below regarding the NSW Government's announcement over the weekend and the adjustments required for Gorokan High School, as well as adjustments to transport.

This information will be emailed to parents tomorrow.

"Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Transport for NSW will be running a reduced timetable that will include changes to some school bus routes from Monday 19 July. While there has been a significant drop in students attending class in person due to learning at home in Greater Sydney, parents and carers need to consider all their travel options for students. Please plan ahead as your child’s regular school service may not be running.

Transport for NSW will continue working with the Department of Education and will monitor the network as these changes roll out. Please use your private vehicle if you can and for those essential workers needing to use the network, please plan ahead as there will be changes to your usual trip"

Thank you for your ongoing support as work to meet the Public Health Orders while also supporting all of our students.

GHS Team.

16th July 2021

Click the link for the latest information covering the next 2 weeks.  https://gorokan-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/content/dam/doe/sws/schools/g/gorokan-h/news/2021/3/2021_16_th_July_GHS_Snapshot_Term_3_

12th July 2021

12th July 2021

We look forward to Term 3 commencing for our students online tomorrow. Our staff have been busy preparing. For parents and carers who are essential workers and can't have their student at home, we have a number of devices set up at school to provide online learning, with a limited number of staff onsite.

All students and staff need to wear masks while indoors at school, as per the Health advice. Further information is available here:


If you don't have a mask, we will provide one.

Please contact the front office for support with loaning a device, internet access or student work booklets on 43 937000.

Thank you for your ongoing support

9th July 2021

Dear Gorokan HS community,

Thank you for your patience and please see below for information relating to the week ahead.

Department of Education systems are expected to be progressively returning online from today and it is anticipated that they will be fully operational in time for the start of Term 3. We know this issue has impacted staff and community alike.

Our staff will be adhering to the Stay At Home Orders, with minimal staff onsite each day to support the online learning at school for students whose parents or carers are essential workers. In line with Health advice, all students and staff onsite will be required to wear a mask, and there will be no canteen facilities.

HSC preparation remains a focus and our staff will be in contact with their students to support them and provide information.

Our office staff will be available from Monday to direct any phone or email queries to our Wellbeing Team, Faculty Head Teachers or ICT Support to ensure access for our students.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school during the week ahead to have any concerns addressed.

As is always the case, do what can be done in your context and home environment without placing excessive stress on yourself or your family. If we can support, please reach out.

We are looking forward to a positive Term 3.

GHS Team.

7th July 2021

COVID Update

Good Morning,

As many of you will know by now, Gorokan High School will move to a Learning from Home model for Week 1 Term 3 as per the extension of the NSW Government Stay at Home Orders.

As a school, we will be interpreting the NSW Premier's announcement, NSW Health and NSW Department of Education advice and what that means for all our students and community.

We understand that this will have an impact on our students and community and we will provide further information on the support available, as well as the details of how students will connect with learning as the week progresses.

As we finalise the plan for Gorokan High School over the coming days, it will be on the back of many positive experiences and lessons learnt during the Learning from Home phase last year. We thank you for your ongoing support and encourage you to look after one another and stay safe.


Matthew Boake

Principal - Gorokan High School

28th June 2021


Good News:

Updated NSW Department of Education COVID guidelines provide scope for practical and performance subjects to undertake HSC preparation at school (major works, performances, specialised lab equipment) where they can not be conducted from home.

For those subjects planning to do this, it will be coordinated by your teacher. Strict COVID guidelines will need to be adhered to, including the wearing of face masks by all staff and students while onsite.

For further information, please contact your subject teacher or Mrs McLean via email or online learning platform.

If you are in Year 12 and having difficulty participating in HSC preparation from home due to technology access, please email Mrs McLean to see what support is available.

We will continue to update as further information is made available.

Stay positive Year 12, you have got this!

GHS Team.

23rd June 2021

To our students, parents, carers and staff, we are thinking of you. These holidays are a well earned break and while the Stay at Home Orders issued yesterday will impact how that looks, we hope there is still a chance to refresh and recharge during the next two weeks.

As the break progresses we will provide updates on any news that will impact school business, and for now there will be no students or staff on site.

Important Information:

Year 12 tutorial sessions will be delivered online. Mrs McLean will email all Yr 12 students to provide login to Yr 12 Google Classroom. For those not already connected via online learning or email to their teacher, Mrs McLean will be able to facilitate that. Please respond to Mrs McLean's email with any Year 12 questions.

At this stage Yr 12 students are unable to access the school site for major works. We know this is important and will continue to seek advice on how we can try and facilitate this. We hope to have further information in the coming days.

While the school is closed there are still community organisations who are open to support you should you feel this would be of benefit. A couple of options are listed below:



Take care, and we are looking forward to Term 3 as normal and will update any further information as it comes to hand.

GHS Team.


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23rd June 2021

19th November 2020

Year 12 students considering "schoolies" activities & keeping safe. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/.../covid-19/Pages/schoolies

11th September 2020

Important information for ALL HSC students - regarding exam day procedures.

Please click on the following link : HSC Examinations procedures

7th September 2020

Year 12 Important Information

Year 12

Our Year 12 students remain a priority for Principals across the Central Coast.  Please read the important information on behalf of the Central Coast Secondary Principals.  If you have questions relating to GHS, please contact the Year Advisor or Deputy Principal on 43937000.

31st August 2020

An Update on COVID testing for HSC students:
Prioritising HSC students:
COVID-19 test results for HSC students will be prioritised by NSW Health to minimise any impact on HSC preparations.  When HSC students are getting tested, they need to advise the GP or testing clinic that they are currently doing their HSC so their test results can be prioritised.

29th August 2020

Year 12 Leaving Assembly

Important information for all Year 12 students, parents and carers from Mr Boake

25th August 2020

Resources for parents of HSC Students

Please click on the below links for more information:

19th August 2020

19th August 2020

  1. Sport will look a little different for the rest of term due to the new COVID-19 policy.
  2. Students are allowed to come to School in their PE uniform on Thursday's and any day they have practical PE.
  • Year 7 Passion Projects will be running as normal in their allocated rooms.
  • Year 7 Passion Projects (Indoor Sports) WILL STILL be attending Charmhaven Indoor, so please bring your money for the Bus and Venue.
  • Year 8-10 Bus sport and Lake haven sports are unfortunately CANCELLED for the term.
  • Our Annual Goro Cup competition which is ran during Recess and Lunch is CANCELLED for the Term.

18th August 2020

18th August 2020 

Thank you to our families and community for their continued support in adhering to NSW Health and Education advice.  The latest measures communicated to schools on Monday 17/8 will see some changes impact daily school operations.
Please see the link below for Department of Education advce to families.

4th August 2020

On 2/8/2020, NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant recommended the use of face masks on public transport.  This was also recommended by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.  As a number of Gorokan HS students catch public bus services to school and we certainly support this advice and the families and students who chose to do so.

2nd August 2020

Given the updates from the NSW and Victorian Premiers today, we are watching closely and remain prepared.
For further information, click on the following link:  https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-fro-families

22nd May 2020

20th May 2020

19th May 2020

18th May 2020

14th May 2020

13th May 2020

Uniform Shop - Term 2

All uniform purchases are to be done online during this time at: https://gtschool.com.au Orders will be available from the from the front office 24 hours after the order has been made.  If your sizes are incorrect, please email (address on the website) for exchanges.  Keep safe and well.

Thank you

Leanne - Uniform Shop

10th May 2020

The attached link will also be sent via SMS throughout Week 3.  If you have already completed the form ignore the SMS message.


6th May 2020

4th May 2020

4th May 2020

29th April 2020

29th April 2020

TAS (Technological and applies studies) - Platforms for online learning. 

Please click on below link:

TAS Platforms (898KB)

29th April 2020

GHS Parents & Student Portal link update.

Our server was undated last night to better support learning from home.

The new address for students to use is below.


As a parent if you'd like to know more about the Parent Portal please follow this link.


29th April 2020

Attention Year 7 & 8

Welcome back to term 2.  If you are unsure about your Technology Mandatory class for this term, please look on your Year 7 or Year 8 Teams Page.  You just need to know the number for your DT class and then you will access that Team page for your focus area resources and instructions.  For example, 7Dt1 had Ms Jacobs for Textiles in Term 1, you will change into Mr Mihalys Digital Technology lessons for Term 2.

28th April 2020

27th April 2020

We are currently in Phase 0.  Phase 1 will commence from Monday 11th May.  More information in relation to our transition to Phase 1 will be published over the next two weeks.


21st April 2020

6th April 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please be aware that GHS staff are making courtesy phone calls home,  between 8am and 4pm, to see what more we can be doing to support our families.  The call may come through as 'No Caller ID'.  Please only answer if you feel comfortable doing so, but it may just be a friendly GHS staff member.


27th March 2020

Dear students, parents/carers,

Attached is summary of the current situation regarding Stage 6 assessments tasks.  Some due dates remain the same, others have had their due date changed or have been postponed.  Most posponed tasks will be completed on the third lesson back in Term 2.  Students have also been emailed this information.  If there are any questions or queries relating to assessment within you course please email the relevant teacher.

Year 11 Assessments

Year 12 Assessments


27th March 2020

25th March 2020 - Codes for CAPA classes

24th March 2020 - Daily Structure for on-line learning

Information for our students and their Parents/Carers

Recommendations and Daily Structure for on-line learning (836KB)


24th March 2020 - Work Booklets

Work Booklets for students who DO NOT have access to on-line learning can be collected from the Front Office from this afternoon.


24th March 2020 - Year 7

24th March 2020

Until further notice all uniform orders are to be placed online and they will be delivered to the front office.  Text messages will sent out when orders are available.  Due to the current situation, there will no face to face selling or uniforms until after the holidays.


24th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please note some internet service providers are starting to include extra data in your current internet plans for mobile and nbn services.  For example Telstra have made some nbn plans unlimited till 30th April. 

Also an offer for mobile plans https://say.telstra.com.au/customer/general/forms/COVID-19

Please check with your provider if you qualify for any of these.


24th March 2020

23rd March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see the below link to access a survey which will help us collate important information in relation to your child's access to technology at home.




23rd March 2020

23rd March 2020