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Student Services

The Student Services team is dedicated to the task of assisting with the development of our wonderful young men and women into socially and economically viable citizens able to contribute in a meaningful way to their local community. The team recognises that in order to achieve this, students require support in a range of areas including pastoral care, attendance and from time to time assistance in regulating behaviour and emotions.

Supports provided by Student Services include the provision of counselling services, small group interventions and the formulation and implementation of a range of support plans aimed at assisting students with identified needs. The team also  organises and runs bi-termly Rewards Activities aimed at celebrating and recognising student retention of their Good Standing status.

The team consists of a Program Co-ordinator, Deputy Principals, Year Co-Ordinators, School Psychologist, Chaplain, School Based Attendance Officer and clerical support.

Student Services Centre

It is a legal requirement for the school to keep accurate attendance records. In cases of legal inquiry it is the teacher who has to respond as to whether or not a child was present in his/her class at a given time. Parents are required to provide an explanation of their child’s absence to the school within three days of the absence and this is recorded and/or followed up by the school.

 

When students are late to school or need to leave early for an appointment, they must first report to respective Student Services – Primary or Secondary. Please note that if a student arrives to school during a break from lessons, they must still report to Student Services to sign in before going to class.

 

Please note the reason your child is late in their diary. Students without a written note will be given detention (unless a parent/ guardian has called the school). Year 11 and 12 students’ Good Standing may be affected.

 

If a student needs to leave school early, they must go to respective Student Services to ‘sign out’, have the diary stamped and signed by a staff member on duty and to collect a Department of Education leave pass. Please note that an early leave pass will only be provided if there is a written note or a phone call has been received from a parent/guardian.

 

Parents are requested to phone the school early in the day if a child is absent on 9168 4400 or fill in the Online Absentee Notification form.