School Hours & Supervision
Following Home Group each morning from 8.55 am - 9.10 am, lessons commence at 9:10 am and conclude at 3:15 pm. The school grounds are open to students from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm. Supervision will be provided between these times.
Special arrangements will be made concerning authorised school activities that require students' attendance at the School outside these hours.
The office hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. If you require assistance with fee payments and EFTPOS, office staff can only assist with this during these hours.
Students who arrive late to school must report to the Student Services Office before proceeding to class. The student must have an explanation as to why they are late; alternatively, a parent must accompany them to the Student Services Office. The student will be given a Late Slip which they will present to their teacher on arrival at Home Group or their lesson.
Students may not leave the School premises during school hours without signing out through the Student Services Office. Parents must have notified the school, in advance, of the absence. Students will be issued with a Leave Pass they are to show to their classroom teacher. Parents/guardians must collect their children from the Student Service Office.
Senior Students - driving?
If a senior student is driving or walking home, or going to an appointment, they must have a written note from their parents and verbal communication from the parents/guardian. The student must go to the Front Office prior to departure. The College Attendance Officer will contact a parent/guardian and confirm that they are aware of the student leaving. The student’s diary will be noted with an early leaver stamp.
A student may not depart the College before 3:00 pm without following these steps. A student who needs to depart early may not drive with another student.
Absence from School & Extended Leave
Parents/Guardians will be notified of absences if the Student Services Office has not received notice of the absence (via a text message, phone call or email).
If students feel unwell at school during class time, their teacher will sign their Planner and they will go to the Student Services Office. If students feel unwell during recess or lunch, they must go to the Student Services Office for assistance.
Restricted Items at School
Students are not allowed to use mobile phones or music players at school. These items are to be placed in lockers at the beginning of the school day and retrieved at the end of the day.
Under no circumstances are students to use their mobile phones to contact parents during the school day. If they need to contact parents, this is to be arranged through the Student Services Office. Likewise, any parent needing to contact their child(ren) during school hours should phone the Student Services Office.
Security of Ownership
All articles of clothing, bags, books, stationery items, calculators and so on must be clearly marked with the current owner's name. Valuable school time should not be wasted looking for lost or otherwise ‘missing’ articles.
Students should not bring to school more money than is needed for the day and must accept responsibility for its use and whereabouts. If, for some exceptional reason, a larger sum than usual is brought and needed for after school, it must be lodged (in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the student’s name) at the Student Services Office for safe-keeping and claimed at the end of the day. School fees should be deposited at the Student Services Office before school.
The Lost Property basket is located outside the Student Services Office. Please clearly label all items that are brought or worn to school.
Each student is issued with a School Planner.
There may be intermittent inspections of the Planner by either the class teacher, the Year Coordinators or the Leader of Student Welfare.
Messages for Students
If you have a message for your son/daughter, please contact the Student Services Office as early as possible and preferably before lunchtime (1.30 pm), as classes will not be interrupted to pass on routine messages. In case of emergencies, there will be exceptions to this rule; however, a paramount aim of the College is to safeguard the students' instruction time as much as possible.
Change of Address/Family Circumstances
Parents are asked to promptly notify the College of any change of address, phone number, email address or place of employment. When parents arrange for students to stay with relatives or friends while they themselves are away from home for a period of time, the Student Services Office must be informed in writing. We need particulars relating to the name, address and phone number of relatives/friends and the duration of the student's stay.
Similarly, any change in family status, such as a separation, must be notified to the College. This is not only for administrative purposes but also so the school can work for the pastoral welfare of the child(ren).
It is a legal requirement that all visitors to our College premises must sign in at the Front Office.
While this may sound daunting and unfriendly, particularly as we wish to encourage parents to come to the school and feel welcome, you must report to the office first in order for us to comply with Child Protection legislation.