In 2019, a number of Harrisdale SHS Science students signed up with NASA to send their names to Mars. Their names were etched onto a microchip placed aboard the Mars 2020 rover Perseverance that was launched on its mission to Mars on 30 July 2020. The Perseverance rover landed on Mars on 18 February 2021 with the names of our students. With a mission duration of at least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days), the Perseverance rover will search for signs of past microbial life, collect rock and soil samples, and help pave the way for future exploration of Mars.
Parents and Carers, we hope your children have enjoyed their first week of the 2021 school year at Harrisdale SHS. From the staff’s perspective, they have made a terrific start to the year! With well over 1,600 students on our compact campus each day, their positive interaction with their teachers and each other in classes and in the grounds is really pleasing to see. Thank you for supporting your children’s transition back to school.
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to advise that our school will be closed tomorrow following Premier McGowan’s announcement earlier today.
The Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions are moving to a 5-day lockdown effective at 6pm, Sunday 31 January, 2021 until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021.
This means all public schools in these regions will be closed this coming week. Our teachers and school staff will also remain at home. This will be an extension of the school holidays and no lessons or supervision will be provided.
Public schools in all other areas of the State return on Monday 1 February.
Please find further information as per the Department of Education’s webpage www.education.wa.edu.au/current-schooling-arrangements.
I will provide more information during the week about school arrangements beyond Friday.