Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from year 7 parents and students
First Day at School
Year 8 students meet in the School Gymnasium where they are allocated to their Care groups and participate in orientation activities throughout the day. They spend the morning with their Care Teacher. Year 12 students also participate in Senior School Orientation. Please note that school finishes at 3:10pm. Year 9, 10 and 11 students return to school on the following day.
Your Child’s Care Teacher
Your child will meet their Care Teacher on the first day. You will be invited to a Year 8 Parent/Caregiver Sausage Sizzle early in Term 1 to meet your child’s Care Teacher.
If you have any concerns or issues about your child please contact their Care Teacher in the first instance or the Senior Leader for Middle School.
Diaries are a good way to communicate with Care Teachers. Please use the diary to advise the school of absences, appointments, illness etc.
The School newsletter is published twice a term and is available on our web site.
If your child feels unwell they should report to the Front Office. If the problem is serious, Parents/Caregivers are contacted. Due to Department for Education and Child Development policy we are not able to issue paracetamol to any student. Students may carry and administer their own. Please ensure that the school has names and phone numbers for emergency contacts.
Extreme Hot Weather Policy —Third Consecutive day over 38 degrees.
When the estimated maximum temperature for the Adelaide Metropolitan Areas, as announced on radio at 7:00am or Channel 7 Sunrise program, is 38 degrees or above for the third consecutive day, students in Years, 8, 9 and 10 who have written permission can be dismissed at the beginning of lunch. Year 11, 12 and Vocational courses will continue as normal in order to enhance SACE achievement. Classes will be conducted in the coolest rooms available.
Stationery can be purchased locally at Big W, Coles, Target etc. A list of requirements will be sent home to parents with the school accounts at the beginning of each year. Stationery packs are available to Year 8 students only.
Student ID and Family photographs are taken early in Term one.
Your school account will be posted to your address early in January. The dates to pay your account and purchase school uniform will be included. Accounts can be paid by instalments but must be finalised by the end of Term 1. Please advise us if you have changed your address or phone number. School Card details will be included with your account. Please note, you need to reapply every year - this is not automatic.