Appointments with staff are to be arranged through the front office. Parent complaints will be managed according to the DfE parent complaint management process.
All contact between parents and students during school time needs to be made through the Front Office to reduce distractions in lessons.
Each classroom in the school is equipped with a telephone to facilitate easy contact with staff and students.
Using the front office will:
- assist the school in managing the student’s whereabouts (particularly if they are required to leave the school grounds)
- ensure that lessons are not disrupted by calls
- ensure that students are supported to adhere to the school expectations on the use of electronic devices
Parents and visitors to the school are asked to report to the administration area to sign in and collect an identification badge.
Our school is committed to supporting the health and well-being of all students. An important part of this commitment is our student health and personal care management policy. We acknowledge that parents/guardians retain primary responsibility for their child’s health care.
This includes responsibility for providing accurate, up-to-date, relevant information for staff regarding children’s routine and emergency health care needs. Students will be supported to develop safe, self-management of their health care needs. This will occur with respect for the child’s age and stage of development.
In case of an accident, students will be given appropriate first aid and Student Services staff will contact parents/guardians, or emergency contacts as required. Guardians are asked to make sure medical information is updated as circumstances change.
Note: Analgesics e.g. Panadol will not be supplied or administered.
Some students may require assistance with their routine or emergency health and personal care needs. Before staff can assist with this, parents/guardians/adult students must provide written information from their doctor outlining specific care needs. Health support, medication and specific medical condition plans are available from Student Services.
It is the responsibility of the parent/adult student to request and ensure all appropriate forms are completed and returned to the school.
As much as possible, we encourage students to take medication outside of school hours, e.g. three times per day, can be taken in the morning (before school), afternoon (straight after school) and evening (bedtime). If medication needs to be taken at school:
– prescribed medication must be stored with Student Services and not to be stored in student’s bags
– prescribed medication must be provided to Student Services in the original pharmacist container with directions on the label
Note: A medication plan must be completed in conjunction with the family doctor and submitted to the school. Students are responsible for getting themselves to Student Services when required to have medication administered.
Parents are encouraged to become involved as much as possible in the decision-making of the school and to contribute wherever possible to the improvement of school life.
There is an active Governing Council consisting of parents, students, staff and community representatives which meets twice a term. Our school encourages parents to call in to the office, or phone in about any area of concern.
Students receive an initial supply of stationery at the start of the year or at enrolment, upon payment of Materials & Services Charge invoices or application of School Card.
Students will be required to purchase additional stationery for subject changes throughout the year, i.e. semester change.
Please Note: YES students – all stationery will be distributed through the YES Centre.
The following additional stationery will be distributed to students via class teachers in semester 1 only (where applicable):
– A4 Art sketch books (year 8 – 12)
– 48 page graph books (Electronics year 8 – 11)
– graph books (year 12)
Students who hire a school laptop will also be issued with a protective laptop sleeve which they will need to keep for the remainder of their school life. Additional sleeves will also be available for purchase through Student Services.
All students in years 10, 11 and 12 are required to purchase a scientific calculator. Graphics calculators are available on a long term loan basis from the Resource and Technology Centre for students who are studying General Maths or Mathematical Methods at Stage 1 or 2.
School photos will take place at 2 different times in 2020:
Week 2, term 1: Monday, February 8th, individual ID photos will be taken.
All students will be photographed and issued a free STA Identification Card. These cards are also suitable for use on STA provided transport (bus or rail) in the metropolitan area of Adelaide.
Week 3, term 2: Tuesday May 11th, class photos and family photos.
Photos will be conducted by ‘The School Photographer’.
All students will be issued with a personalised envelope outlining the types of photos available and costs. Envelopes must be returned on the day the photos are taken with correct amounts if using cash.
Photos can be purchased by parents with money/cheque/credit card details included in the envelopes or alternatively payment can be made online via The School Photographer website www.theschoolphotographer.com.au before photo day or up to 1 week after photo day.
Photo packs will be available as follows:
*Blue Pack = $42 (group and individuals) Group = $27 (group)
*Red Pack = $39 (group and individuals) Portrait Only = $25 (individual set only)
*Green Pack = $37 (group and individual) *Blue, Red & Green packs include a BONUS HI RES portrait download
Note: prices and pack selections are subject to change.
Lockers are available for student use. Check with the Resource and Technology Centre staff. Students must supply their own padlock.
Lost property is held at Student Services for collection by students prior to the end of each term. Unclaimed items will then be passed onto charitable organisations.
The school has a yearbook available to purchase towards the end of each year. It is a professionally bound and printed book and is approximately $22, depending on the volume of material submitted.
Religious instruction is not conducted at school. However the study of religion or cultural beliefs may be included in curriculum subjects and students may have the opportunity to attend seminars delivered by religious organisations.
Note: Participation in such religious seminars or activities is voluntary and requires the written, informed consent of parents.
PASS operates a chaplaincy service through the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP).
The NSCSWP is a voluntary program that assists school communities to support the spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing of their students. This can include support and guidance about ethics, values, relationships and spirituality; the provision of pastoral care; and enhancing engagement with the broader community. Note: religious instruction is not part of this service.
Chaplaincy services complement the work of Wellbeing Leaders and other services offered at the school and may include:
- assisting wellbeing staff in the delivery of student welfare services
- providing students, their families and staff with support and or appropriate referrals, in difficult situations such as during times of grief or when students are facing personal or emotional challenges
- supporting students to explore their spirituality and providing guidance about spirituality, values and ethical matters or referring students to, or sourcing appropriate services, to meet these needs; and facilitating access to support agencies in the community, where applicable
Our Chaplain is employed through the Schools Ministries Group, to provide service to the school and can be contacted through the YES centre on 86473300.