Year 12 Industrial Technology Timber Major Projects

Congratulations to the year 12 Industrial Technology Timber class who have completed their major projects and folios! After many long hours and lots of hard work the students proudly displayed their work in the library this evening. Family and friends were very impressed with the finished pieces and the students are very proud of their achievements. Many thanks to Mr Duffy for supporting and guiding the students and for the extra hours you put in as the due date drew closer.




When do you start in 2018

Tuesday 30th January – Years 7, 11, & 12 and any new enrolments for other years to attend on this day.

Year 7 – Periods 1 & 2  Orientation and class placement.

Periods 3 to 8 normal timetabled lessons.

Year 11 –  Periods 1 & 2 Year meeting and class placement.

Periods 3 to 8 normal lessons.

Year 12 – Periods 1 & 2 Year meeting.

Periods 3 to 8 normal lessons.


Week 1 will use A week timetable.

Week 2 will use B week timetable.

Wednesday 31st January – All years to attend.

Years 7, 11 & 12 will attend normal lessons Periods 1 to 8.

Years 8, 9 & 10 will have year meetings followed by normal lessons from periods 2 – 8.

Sport choices will occur at various times in the afternoon.


These are available for purchase through the school canteen or orders can be placed. please refer to the Bookpack order form for the details. the basic bookpack contains the requirements for core subjects.

Prices are expected to be as follows:

Year 7 – $85.00     Year 8 – $30.00   Year 9 – $25.00   Year 10 – $25.00

Students from Yr 8, 9 & 10 can also purchase their elective book requirements through the school canteen. Book requirements for Elective Subjects will depend upon subject choice. Order forms will be distributed through Student Advisers.

Book pack and elective books will be on sale from the Canteen

  • Last week of Term 4 2017 – Thursday 14th December – 8.00am – 1.00pm.
  • First week of Term 1 2018 – Monday 29th January – 8.00am to 1.00pm.
  • Tuesday 30th January – 8.00am to 1.00pm.

Credit card and EFTPOS facilities are available at the Canteen for purchase of bookpacks.


Sport Day in 2018 – is on Thursday afternoon. the first normal sport day will be on 8th February (See Swimming Carnival).

Swimming Carnival – The 2018 JFHS swimming carnival will be held on Friday 2nd February at 9.00am. The carnival will involve students from all years. Students are strongly encouraged to participate. Sun safe practices will apply.

Bus Passes – Students who held a 2017 bus pass will automatically be reissued with a 2018 pass if their address is unchanged. All other students requiring a bus pass will need to apply through the Transport of  NSW. The website address for this is:

The completed application form will require endorsement by the school. Students will be permitted to travel without bus passes until a cut-off date determined by the bus companies. (approx 2 weeks).

School Fees – Families are strongly encouraged to pay their school fees as soon as possible. Fees vary according to what year a student is in and their choice of elective subjects.

2018 SCHOOL & SUBJECT FEES (per annual year)

Annual School Fee Year 7 & 8 – $50.00 Annual School Fee Year 9 & 10 – $60.00
Annual School Fee Year 11 & 12 – $70.00Year 11 Crossroads Payment – $175.00
Art Subject Fee Year 7 – $17.00Art Subject Fee Year 8 & 9 – $20.00
Art Subject Fee Year 10 – $24.00Art Subject Fee Year 11 & 12 – $45.00
Art Subject Fee Special Ed – $20.00Photo & Digital media Year 8 & 9 – $22.00
Photo & Digital Media Year 10 – $27.00Photo & digital Media Year 11 & 12 – $27.00
Drama Years 8, 9 & 10 – $20.00Drama Years 11 & 12 – $25.00
Dance Years 10, 11 & 12 – $15.00Food Technology subject Fee Year 8 – $50.00
Food Technology Subject Fee Year 9 & 10 – $60.00Food Technology Special Ed – $40.00 
Textiles Technology Subject Fee Year 9 & 10 – $50.00Computing Information & Software Technology Year 8 – $15.00
Information & Software Technology Year 9 & 10 – $20.00Technology Year 7 & 8 – $40.00
Industrial Arts – Design & Technology Year 11 & 12 –$40.00Industrial Tech Metal or Timber Year 8 & 9 – $40.00
Industrial Tech Metal or Timber Year 10 – $25.00Industrial Tech Timber Year 11 & 12 – $50.00
Industrial Tech Automotive Year 11 & 12 – $50.00Industrial Technology – Special Ed – $20.00
Information Processes Tech Year 11 & 12 – $20.00VET Hospitality Year 11 & 12 –$100.00
VET Retail SErvices Year 11 & 12 – $50.00VET Metal & Engineering Year 12 – $80.00

Credit card and EFTPOS facilities are available at the Office for the payment of school fees and purchase of sport shorts and Kea Jackets.

School Day Finish Times:

In 2018, timetabled lessons will finish at 3.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Thursday, Sports Day, finish time is 3.05pm. On Thursday, supervision will be provided in the main quad for bus travellers and other students required to remain at school until 3.30pm. Other students are permitted to go home if not required at school.

Parents picking up students from school are requested, for supervision and safety reasons, to do so from the Glenly Street gate.

P & C Association meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm during the school term.




Calendar & Family Newsletter

Family Newsletter – read all the recent news at James Fallon!

In an effort to improve our lines of communication with our wider community, we are offering you the opportunity to receive a link to The Family Newsletter via email – the link will take you to the downloadable pdf version of the newsletter.

So if you would like to receive The Family Newsletter link in your inbox, then send a message to [email protected] and we will send you regular newsletter links to that email address.

You can download a copy of the latest Family news letter – June 2017 – right here by clicking on the Appropriate month below.

Term Dates 2017

Term 1 – Wednesday 27th January to Friday 7th April

Term 2 – Tuesday 24th April to Friday 30th June

Term 3 – Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September

Term 4 – Monday 9th October to Tuesday 19th December

Please note: The first day of  Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last two days of Term 4 are School Development Days.  Students are not required to attend school on these days.


Term Dates 2018

Term 1 – Tuesday 30th January to Friday 13th April – 30th January for Years: 7,9,11 / 31st January for Years: 8,10,12.  

Term 2 – Tuesday 1st May to Friday 6th July

Term 3 – Tuesday 24th July to Friday 28th September

Term 4 – Monday 15th October to Wednesday 19th December

Easter Break: Good Friday –  30th March, Easter Monday –  2nd April 2018


SMS Messaging

As of Monday 24th July, JFHS will be using an SMS and email service to notify you of absences. A message/email will be sent out in relation to unexplained late arrivals mid morning. A message/email will also be sent for unexplained whole day absences in the afternoon to remind families to supply an explanation. This can be done via note, school app or a phone call.

Student cards for updated family details were distributed for amendments last semester.  If there are any incorrect numbers or email addresses, please notify the front office as soon as possible.

If there are problems with the information you receive using this system, please contact the school. If there are any issues with our roll marking system, this communication practice will bring them into the open so we can rectify them.

Monitoring and encouraging school attendance is a legal responsibility of both the family and the school.  Thank you for the work we do together to ensure that our students be at school in order to learn.

What’s On

Term 4

Dates to Remember



6th – 10th – Year 10 Examinations

7th – Year 7 2018 Family Information Evening 7-8pm

7th – HSC Exams Conclude

8th – Year 12 Graduation Dinner

10th –  School Spectacular Rehearsal in Wagga

15th – Year 10 Wellness Expo

20th – La Trobe Engineering Showcase

21st -24th – Schools Spectacular Sydney

27th – 30th – Year 9 Excursion – Sydney


1st – Year 9 Excursion – Sydney

4th – Year 7 Parent Exhibition

5th – Year 7 Parent Exhibition

5th – Year 7 2018 Orientation Day #2

7th – Presentation Night

15th – Final Day of 2017 School Year for Students