Information: Policies and Procedures
- An Introduction
- Assembly and Performance Venue Policy
- Academic Policies
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Behaviour Management Policy
- Bullying Policy
- Campus Life Policies
- Sexual Harassment Policy
- Sibling Policy
- Social Media Policy
The All Saints Anglican School policies are designed to reflect and enhance the aims and values of the School. Students need a safe, stable and healthy environment in order to fulfil their academic and personal potential. By accepting a place at All Saints Anglican School, students and their parents make a commitment to fulfil the School Mission statement, dedicate themselves to the School's aims and objectives, uphold the School values and follow the fundamental policies and procedures that are designed to ensure a healthy community.
School Mission Statement
All Saints Anglican School will treat with care and respect all people involved in its communal life in the certain knowledge that each is precious, worthy and loved by God. We aim to honour our founding creed of 'Truth, Faith and Compassion' and to foster an environment where the Gospel is lived as well as taught and where the quality of life enhances the quality of performance.
Aims and Objectives
The School is open to all students irrespective of ethnic or religious origins and is dedicated to:
- the education of the whole person
- the pursuit of excellence
- the fostering of enquiring minds through a broad but well balanced curriculum, which will enrich the lives of students through the development of initiative, character and personality.
All Saints Anglican School is a place where the gospel is lived as well as taught.
As a Christian School, we believe that each member of our community is loved by God, and therefore deserving of respect and kindness. By promoting and aspiring towards the values implicit in the Gospels, it is our intention to stay true to our charter by building, through our Christian ministry, a genuine commitment to Truth, Faith and Compassion. As an inclusive spiritual community, members of All Saints Anglican School respect diversity, and are committed to developing a spiritual awareness of ourselves and the world around us.
Assessment Extension Policy: This policy applies to students in Year 8 and Year 9. Deadlines for Year 7 assessment will be negotiated with the relevant teacher.
- An extension must be sought at least 48 hours prior to the assessment deadline using the 'Request for Extension' form (available from every classroom and the Middle School Office).
- It must be completed and signed by a parent, before being submitted to the relevant teacher, who will present it to the Year Level Co-ordinator with their recommendation (exceptional circumstances may be negotiated with the Year Level Co-ordinator).
- The Year Level Co-ordinator will then grant or decline the request for an extension.
- The teacher will return the form to the student, requesting that the form be stapled to the top of the work in question prior to submission.
- Should an extension not be granted, the student is required to submit as much of the task as has been completed by the due date. This will then be marked accordingly.
- The student will still be required to complete the task within a time-frame negotiated by the teacher.
Policy on Special Provision for Assessment: Under certain circumstances special arrangements can be made for assessing students. This may involve changing the timing, duration or venue of an assessment instrument. Special provision means making reasonable adjustments to the conditions of assessment to ensure equitable opportunities for all students.
The policy guiding special provision in the Senior School recognises the following categories of disadvantage:-
- short-duration disruption
- representative sporting commitments
- long-term, ongoing disadvantage
- special educational needs.
Special provision may be applicable, but not limited to:
- students suffering from a physical injury or illness
- students experiencing emotional upheaval
- students unable to attend School during the time of, or leading up to, an assessment instrument
- ESL (English as a Second Language) students whose score is 6.5 or lower on the NLLIA (National Language & Literacy Institute of Australia) Band Scales.
Reasonable educational adjustments include, but are not limited to:
- allowing the use of specialised equipment to accommodate a student's disability
- providing a reader to communicate text or a scribe to produce transcription
- allowing additional time for students to complete tasks
- re-scheduling dates for assessment instruments.
Decisions on applications for special provision will be made by the Head of Department after consultations with the class teacher, Head of House, Student Counsellor and/or parent/guardian where necessary. Each case will be examined individually and the Head of Department, after consultation with the Director of Studies, will be the final arbiter in each case.
When considering applications for special provision the following guidelines will be adhered to:
- students with special needs should have equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills
- special provision should not constitute an unfair advantage to any student
- special provision does not allow for the modification of assessment standards and criteria
Students requesting special provision should complete the Special Provision Application Form as soon as possible to ensure that, as far as practicable, the student is able to have early access to the support required to complete subject requirements. Special provision will only be given to those applications that have adequate supporting documentation such as a doctor's certificate, a detailed statement from a parent/guardian or a recommendation from the School Counsellor or Nurse.
An assessment instrument could refer to an assignment, class test, oral presentation, practical activity or examination in an Authority or Authority-registered subject.
Assignments are tasks set by teachers for students to complete individually or in groups over a period of time. It is the responsibility of the student to regularly check with teachers and review their rate of progress. The task requirements, including marking criteria and due date will be clearly printed on the task sheet; students must submit this task sheet with their assignment. Students must acknowledge their sources of bibliography and referencing using the APA System and the assignment must be submitted in the required format; eg. hard copy, DVD, EduKate including a 'Turnitin' receipt if required.
Common problems encountered by students preventing them from handing in assignments on time are lost USBs and printer problems. Students are encouraged to regularly save work on their School H-drive. Time management is an essential skill for any Senior Student and assignments should not be left until the night before the due date to print.
In general, assignments aim to assess a student's understanding of what has been learnt and mastery of skills taught in class. The purpose of teachers viewing drafts is that, prior to the due date of the assignment, they may identify aspects that need to be reviewed and give feedback allowing students to refine their responses. Drafting is a consultative process with some written or verbal feedback; it is not a marking process. Teachers may indicate some but not all textual errors. Subjects have their own drafting policies so it is essential that students check with their teacher when an assignment is given.
Students who know beforehand that they will be away on the due day of an assignment must hand in their assignment beforehand or complete a Special Provision Application form. Students who are sick on the due day must get a family member or friend to submit the assignment to Senior Administration, e-mail the assignment to the class teacher or send it by fax to 5530 7842 by 3:00pm that day. Alternatively, the assignment could be sent by post with a due date postmark.
In situations where an assignment is not handed in by the due date, judgments will be made using evidence available on or before the due date. This could include marking a student's draft response, marking work from a planning lesson or asking the student to produce a response on the due day. This will occur at the discretion of the Head of Department in consultation with the class teacher. A late assignment will not receive a grade, only a comment. The grade awarded is based on evidence previously sighted by the teacher. The consequence of not submitting an assessment instrument is major and in some cases could result in the School being unable to award credit for the semester.
If a student is unable to be present for a class test, oral presentation, practical activity or examination, they need to consult with the Head of Department to reschedule the assessment. This must be done in advance, or as soon as the student returns to School. The Special Provision Application form must be completed with supporting documentation. Since the assessment instrument will be completed at a different time to the majority of students, it may be necessary to alter the conditions in which it is completed. The assessment instrument may also be modified in some way if it is considered that the student might gain an unfair advantage. This will occur at the discretion of the Head of Department in consultation with the class teacher and Director of Studies.
If a student arrives at School on the day of an assessment and becomes physically or emotionally unfit to sit the assessment instrument, they must complete a Special Provision Application form and get it signed by the School Counsellor or Nurse.
Authentication of Student Work
Plagiarism includes unintentional copying without acknowledgment as well as the more deliberate and deceitful copying of work. Students should be made aware that the following are acts of plagiarism:
- paragraphs or sentences copied word for word and not enclosed in quotation marks, or appropriately cited
- paragraphs or sentences paraphrased or summarized, and the source of the material not acknowledged within the text
- taking an idea or work from another person without reference being made to the source
- copying some or all of the work of a fellow student, older sibling or past student
- producing work in conjunction with a parent or tutor when it is purported to be the student's own independent research
- using electronically available media, images, audio, video, graphics or photographs without indicating their origin
It must be stressed that only the original part of the assessment instrument will be graded against the subject standards and criteria. The plagiarised component will not be given any credit. Turnitin is a web based utility recognised worldwide as the standard in online plagiarism prevention; it instantly identifies work that is not original.
Students must take great care to acknowledge their sources and be aware that intentional plagiarism is always cheating and unintentional plagiarism may be cheating.
Use of Inappropriate Materials
Students must make sure they only use equipment and materials that are allowed for class tests and examinations. If a student is found to have, on their person, inappropriate materials the conditions of the assessment instrument may be changed and/or modified. This will be at the discretion of the Head of Department in consultation with the class teacher and Director of Studies.
Under no circumstances are students to have a mobile phone or other electronic devices on their person during an assessment instrument.
No credit will be given for work that is considered to have been completed with an unfair advantage. Intentional use of inappropriate materials is cheating and unintentional use of inappropriate materials may be cheating.
Vocational Education And Training Policy
All Saints Anglican School is a Registered Training Organisation and delivers nationally recognised qualifications using the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The following policies explain our approach to all VET certificates delivered by our School and demonstrate our commitment to the delivery of high-quality training and assessment in accordance with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). Students will also receive a handbook detailing the specific information relating to their chosen course at the first lesson of the programme.
The Australian Qualifications Framework
All of the VET programmes offered by All Saints can lead to nationally recognised qualifications – a certificate if you complete all of the requirements of the qualification, or a Statement of Attainment where only some of the course requirements are achieved. Certificates and Statements of Attainment are recognised throughout Australia and are prescribed by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Those qualification are:
|VET Sector||Higher Education Sector|
Your VET Teacher will provide you with a detailed information booklet about the VET Qualification/s you are aiming for, including an overview of the specific units of competency or modules in each, assessment requirements, vocational outcomes etc.
Student Selection, Enrolment and Induction Procedures
Where numbers are limited for a VET programme, selection will be based on the order in which enrolments are received.
At the commencement of all VET subjects, VET teachers will induct students on workplace health and safety issues and will continue to incorporate WH&S through VET delivery and assessment.
Specific Course Information
An information booklet has been developed for each separate VET curriculum area. This booklet outlines industry/VET specific information relevant to the particular course, including qualifications, course code and name, units of competency to be delivered, course outline and vocational outcomes.
Assessment Policy and Procedures
Your VET teacher will provide you with a thorough overview of the assessment requirements for your individual VET programme. The following information, however, represents some general information about the VET assessment process adopted at All Saints.
Assessment for VET courses will be competency based. Students are considered to be competent when they are able to demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to successfully complete work activities in a range of situations and environments, in accordance with the standard of performance expected in the workplace.
Assessment Policy Principles
The following represent the basic VET assessment principles at All Saints. They are designed to promote fairness and equity in assessment.
- Students will be given clear and timely information on assessment. Information given to students will include:
- Advice about the assessment method
- Assessment procedures
- The criteria against which they will be assessed
- When and how they will receive feedback
- The mechanism for appeal
- Students will be made aware of their responsibilities in regard to assessment
- The assessment approach chosen will cater for the language, literacy and numeracy needs of students
- Any special geographic, financial or social needs of students will be considered in the development and conduct of the assessment
- Reasonable adjustment will be made to the assessment strategy to ensure equity for all students, while maintaining the integrity of the assessment outcomes
- Opportunities for feedback and review of all aspects of assessment will be provided to students.
Students with a concern regarding the manner that the School conducts its responsibilities as an RTO should firstly discuss their concerns with their VET Teacher. Should the student be dissatisfied with the outcome of that discussion they should then direct their concern to the Head of Careers and VET who will make a decision and record the outcome.
Should the student still feel dissatisfied with the outcome of this discussion a Formal Written Complaint can be lodged. Full details of the Formal Complaint process can be found in the VET Handbook located in the Careers Centre.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
When you commence a VET programme, you may feel there are some units of competency or modules you can already do and would already be considered competent. You could apply for what is called 'Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)' for those specific units of competency. If you do, you will need to provide evidence that you can in fact already do these particular tasks. Evidence might include:
- Letters or testimonials from employers
- Samples of work
- Certificates etc.
For details on how to apply for RPL please speak with your VET Teacher or Head of Careers and VET.
If you already have a VET Certificate or Statement of Attainment for identical competencies you are eligible to receive automatic credit for these competencies. To do this you must provide a certified copy of the Certificate or Statement of Attainment to your VET Teacher.
Students may be charged a Materials Fee to cover the consumable costs for delivery of the programme. This fee will be advised in the Subject Selection Book and on the Subject Change Form, prior to commencement of the course.
The School will refund this fee on a pro-rata basis after calculation of consumable costs to date, to students who leave before completion of the VET course. Students are to complete the 'Application for Refund - Materials Fee' form which is available from the Careers Centre and the form is to be returned to the Careers Centre. On receipt of the Application for Refund form, a calculation of the pro-rata refund will be made and the student advised by email of the outcome of the application within 14 days. Where a refund is due, it will be arranged within 14 days of receipt of the email date and a cheque forwarded to the student's Parents/Guardian.
All enquiries regarding the All Saints VET subjects should be directed to Ms Alison Weeks, Head of Careers and VET.
Assembly And Performance Venues Policy
(Nairn Theatre and Lecture Theatres)
Audience Etiquette: The experience of a performance or presentation is unique and special for every individual, whether they are on stage or in the audience. Out of respect for those on stage and in the audience, the following expectations apply in public venues:
- Enter venues in a manner that is respectful of the occasion
- Follow directions for appropriate seating
- Please do not block aisles, walkways, and stairways as these must be kept clear at all times for safety reasons
- For performances and productions, please switch off all mobile phones and other electronic devices before entering the venue
- When speakers approach the podium or take centre stage, that is the cue for the audience to focus their attention and listen silently
- As a courtesy to the performers / presenters, audience members should remain seated at all times; we ask that you respect the performance and do not leave the venue until the conclusion
- Please do not video any part of a performance, as this will breach copyright law
- Please remain silent during presentations / performances as a courtesy to the performers and other members of the audience
- No food or drink is permitted in any All Saints theatre complex
Behaviour Management Policy
One aspect of the Pastoral Care System at All Saints is Behaviour Management. The Behaviour Management plan includes a range of strategies designed to protect the rights of children, teachers and members of our School community. The effective use of these plans should prevent and minimise everyday problems that can occur in the School community.
We believe that everybody in our School has the right to:
- be safe and to feel safe
- be treated with respect and fairness
- communicate their feelings and to be listened to
- move safely and calmly around the School
- learn and share in games and activities
- have their say in a problem-solving situation.
Everybody has the responsibility to allow others to enjoy these rights. This responsibility sits with children, teachers and members of the School community.
Please refer to the Student Behaviour Management plans for the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools as follows:
Junior School Behaviour Management Plan
|Level||Student Behaviour||Teacher Action||Extra Support|
Student respects the rights of self and others – is co-operative and self controlled.
Positive – reinforces behaviour with appropriate comments and specific feedback e.g. pat on the back, acknowledgement and share success, giving responsibility etc.
Involve parents and colleagues in the celebration of student's
Basically respects the rights of others but has some difficulties with self-control. Some degree of frustration, low concentration levels. Minor disruption e.g. rudeness and annoyance to others, erratic homework, punctuality a problem, occasional truancy, incorrect equipment.
Supportive – teachers seek solution to problem with student. Consultation with colleagues and parents notified via Diary. Reinforce success, communication between home and school. Behaviour documented.
If necessary, gain collegial help from staff in defining problem and applying solution.
Persistently violates the rights of others in a minor way. Has continuing but minor problems e.g. violates rights of others, continues Level 2 behaviour, poor attitude to learning and work, rude and unresponsive in class.
Teacher consults with colleagues and Head of Junior School, and may contact parents for formal parent/teacher interview. Actions may include time out, counselling by appropriate support staff. May be placed on general behaviour contract/withdrawn from playground.
Involve support, Class Teacher, School Counsellor, Head of the Junior School and colleagues
Involve support, Class Teacher, School Counsellor, Head of the Junior School and colleagues
Teacher consults with colleagues, Head of Junior School and formal parent contact is made. Documentation recorded and filed. Information passed to all staff. Actions may include banned from school activities. No playground privileges – time out, lesson by lesson behaviour report (minimum 2 weeks, maximum 4 weeks).
Must involve Head of Junior School, School Counsellor, Class Teacher and parents.
Seriously violates the rights of others and shows no signs of wanting to change. e.g. abusive, poor effect on peers, dangerous, uncontrollable and un-cooperative, high level of truancy.
Teacher refers problem directly to Head of the Junior School. Headmaster is informed. After discussion with parents, the student's position at the School may need review.
Must involve Head of the Junior School, Headmaster and parents.
Middle School Behaviour Management Plan
|Level||Student Behaviour||Teacher Action||Extra Support|
Respecting the rights of self and others – is cooperative and self controlled.
Reinforce positive behaviour with appropriate comments – share success, give responsibility etc.
Involve students, parents and colleagues in the celebration of achievements.
Basically respects the rights of others but has occasional lapses. Minor disruptions such as:
Seek solution to problem area with student. Refer to Middle School Staff Information Guide (pp13-19)
Continue to highlight and reinforce student's positive behaviour and success.
Gain collegial help from year level team and Co-ordinator. Maintain consistency of behaviour expectations and consequences across year level and Middle School, through discussion at year level and staff meetings.
Continuation of Level 2 behaviour, despite action as above.
Action may include time out, withdrawal from activities/playground.
Discuss situation with colleagues, YLC to notify HOMS. Seek support from Director of Student Services, if appropriate. YLC to file document and monitor – arrange follow up meetings with student and core teacher. Inform parents of student's progress.
Continued deterioration in behaviour and showing no signs of wanting to change, despite action as above, repeated truancy.
YLC to arrange meeting with parents and Head of Middle School (HOMS):
All staff informed of student on behaviour folder for monitoring. Discuss expectations and consistency. YLC to arrange ongoing weekly meetings with student for at least three weeks and contact parents following meetings to discuss student's progress. If student's behaviour shows no sign of improvement, HOMS refers case to the Headmaster.
Serious infringements on the rights of other such as
In the case of an isolated incident:
Depending on nature and seriousness of the incident, and following discussions with the Headmaster, the student's position at the school may need reviewing.
Senior School Behaviour Management Plan:
Classroom Teacher strategies:
If poor behaviour/effort continues:
ACADEMIC → INFORM HOD BEHAVIOUR → INFORM HOH
If poor behaviour/effort continues:
If poor behaviour/effort continues:
If student cannot modify behaviour at this stage:
If student cannot modify behaviour at this stage:
Definition of Bullying: Bullying is any type of repeated behaviour, intentional or unintentional, that causes a person to experience physical hurt or emotional pain. To threaten or frighten someone is equally unacceptable. Bullying behaviour may be:
- physical (eg pushing, hitting, damaging other's possessions)
- verbal (eg name calling, spreading rumours, My Space/Facebook/chat line/e-mail abuse)
- social and/or psychological (eg causing someone to feel afraid through intimidation, purposely excluding someone from an activity, making menacing gestures at another person).
Victimisation: Any student who reports bullying and is then subject to threat, harassment or any form of victimisation, must report this to the Head of School immediately. The School will not tolerate such behaviour and reserves the right to withdraw the enrolment of any offending student.
What to do if you believe that you are being bullied: Students are encouraged to try to ignore the bullying; talk with the person to let them know that you do not like their behaviour. If these actions do not change the bullying behaviour and it continues, then students must report this as soon as possible. The people you could contact in your particular Sub-School include: your Class Teacher; Year Level Co-ordinator; Tutor; Head of House; Director of Pastoral Care; Head of School; Chaplain; School Psychologist or the Nurse.
Action to be taken by the School: The reported offence will be thoroughly investigated. If there is a case to answer, the offending student will be counselled about the behaviour and a letter sent home (or a phone call made) to the parents of both victim and bully. If the offence is repeated, the offending student will be referred to the Head of School, and the student and their parents will be required to attend an interview where the offending student will be placed on a Contract, reminding them of the need to change their behaviour if they wish to remain at All Saints. Copies of all documentation will be placed on the student's file.
If the bullying behaviour continues and the offending student has not responded to counselling and/or sanctions, then the School may decide to withdraw the student's enrolment.
Campus Life Policies
Absence: Should a student be absent, a parent or guardian must telephone the relevant Sub-School office before 10.00am. When the student returns to School a note explaining the absence is required to be handed to the class teacher or tutor. When absence is requested from School for any reason, a note must be received by the School as far in advance of the requested absence as possible.
Absences of a student without acceptable reason or leave granted by the School are regarded as truancy and, if repeated, may amount to grounds for suspension or dismissal.
Absence (extended): Parents who request an extended leave of absence for their student will be granted such leave for a maximum of one semester provided School fees are paid for this period. The student's position will then be held until their return at the beginning of the next semester.
No extended leave of absence for a period of more than one semester is available. Parents will be required to withdraw their student's enrolment if they wish to remove the student for a period of longer than one semester. The student's name will then be reinstated on the waiting list. While the School will endeavour to help the student return to the All Saints Community following their leave of absence should they wish, no guarantee of a position can be provided.
Bounds: Students must stay within the School boundaries at all times. Students must not disturb classes which may be in session during their breaks. Students are expected to stay in the vicinity of the School buildings and oval. The maintenance area and the various car parks are out of bounds throughout the school day. In order to fulfil our duty of care, students are not permitted to leave the campus without the express permission of the Head of School in the Junior and Middle School and the Director of Pastoral Care in the Senior School.
Christian Living: Students are expected to be fully involved in the Christian Living and Worship programme as specified by the School including attending Christian Living classes and attending Chapels and Eucharists.
Chewing Gum: Chewing gum is totally banned at School.
Computer Policy: Eight well-equipped Electronic Learning Centres (ELCs) and numerous banks of laptops are located across the School. The ELCs and laptops provide facilities for students to utilise a variety of Applications, access the Internet and Online services. A code of behaviour is specified and students are required to accept the terms of this prior to their being given access rights. They are in place to ensure that resources are used ethically, restraint is shown in consumption of resources, ownership of information is respected, and consideration is given to the rights of other users on the system.
Everyone using the All Saints Anglican School ELCs and other computing facilities is deemed to have read and agreed to the conditions of use displayed in all computing rooms and on all student computer workstations. Those who are in breach of this policy face disciplinary action appropriate to the seriousness of the offence with loss of rights being the first step in this action.
Conduct: Students are to always be punctual and act courteously; show respect to home and School, common sense and good manners. The School recognises that genuine feelings of affection may exist between older students; however, students should refrain from inappropriate intimate behaviours on campus or at School related events.
Damage: Any breakage of items of School property must be notified to a member of staff. Where damage occurs through a student's carelessness or misbehaviour, then that student will be charged for the cost of the repair.
All Saints makes a clear stand on the issues of vandalism, theft, and the use or possession of illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco. Students face dismissal over involvement in these matters.
Diaries: School Diaries should be well presented at all times and must not be defaced in any way. Parents and teachers should use the diary as a communication tool in the first instance. Students must demonstrate an ability to organise their work through use of the diary. Persistent failure to complete homework tasks and other work will lead to disciplinary action. Students may be asked to purchase a replacement Diary, should the present copy be found to be unacceptable.
Emergency Evacuation Procedure: If an evacuation of the area you are occupying is ordered, move immediately to the designated Assembly Area as indicated by the map displayed within your room.
- Follow all instructions given teaching staff
- Leave books and all equipment in the room
- Move rapidly to the Assembly Area, but do not run
- Those students moving from the top floor are to file down the steps on the handrail side
- Do not loiter or delay your arrival at the Assembly Area
- Group with other students in your Tutor group (NOT subject groups such as Maths etc), at the appropriate House marker.
- Students will need to assemble in the area designated to their section of the School, and then line up in alphabetical order by Tutor group
- Tutors will mark rolls
- Students must be seated and remain so until the "all clear" is given by the Headmaster or the Evacuation Warden.
Lockdown is the securing of persons - students/staff/visitors/contractors on site - within buildings in response to a potential threat of harm or injury.
- Follow all instructions given by teaching staff.
- All teaching/supervision staff will remain in the room they are occupying with their students until the "threat event" is over. Secure doors and windows, seat students on the floor.
- Students and/or staff outside a classroom, eg. on the oval, must move to the closest room even if it is already occupied, when the alarm is sounded, or they are notified of a 'threat event'.
- If the alarm sounds at a lunch break, recess or during class change-over, everyone is to move into the closest room and follow lockdown procedures.
Family Details: It is important that the address, telephone (home/ business/ mobile) and other such details held by the School are correct. In the event of changes, the Assistant to the Director of Development and Admissions, Mrs Leigh Sweeting, must be informed in writing using the relevant form located on the Parent Portal; This will enable all sections of the School's records to be updated. For enquiries on this matter, Mrs Sweeting can be contacted by email (email@example.com).
Where a change in family circumstances occurs, a Change of Circumstance form must be completed and signed by both enrolling parties. This form is available on the Parent Portal and should be returned to Mrs Sweeting in Main Administration.
Hair: Hair will be kept clean, neat and tidy; the colour should be natural and the style should not be attention-seeking. Hair should not come over the eyes at any time and accessories are not appropriate. Boys' hair should also be clear of the collar. Students who do not meet these guidelines will be required to adjust their hair at their own expense. Girl's hair which is long enough to be secured should be tied back using blue school ribbons, 'scrunchies' or clips. Boys must be clean shaven.
Hats: All students are expected to wear a hat while outside during recess and lunchtime without exception.
Health and Medical Information: It is imperative that we know of allergies or ailments that may require emergency medical attention. Please inform class teachers and tutors of any such allergies or ailments. The School Nurse (Telephone: 5587 0320) is located in the Main Administration Building, and will attend to students who have minor complaints at School. She will determine if a student needs to go home for health reasons, and will make every endeavour to contact parents in such cases. Students should not phone parents directly using private phones. Relevant telephone numbers and medical history must be completed on the forms distributed at the beginning of each year so that this information is up to date. All students who take regular medication must leave their medication with the School Nurse.
'Liquid Paper/Whiteout': These items are totally banned at the School, in order to protect our furniture and fittings from marks and spills.
Lockers for Senior Students: Senior students are allocated lockers for the storage of books, uniform and valuables. These are to be kept free of adhesive 'stickers' and rubbish, and should be locked at all times. For security reasons students must not divulge their combination to anyone. Students experiencing difficulties with lockers should seek assistance from Heads of House or Senior Administration.
Lost Property: All 'found' property goes to the Junior School Office and the School Shop. Enquiries for lost property can be made during normal shop opening hours, but not before the start of the school day.
>Medical/Dental Appointments: Except in cases of emergency, these should be made outside school hours. Exceptions to this policy require a parental note to the class teacher or tutor
Mobile Phones: In order to reduce the risk of disturbance in class, abuses, cheating in assessment, inappropriate photography and other inappropriate and anti-social use, mobile phones are not permitted in the School community during school hours.
If phones are brought to School, the following rules apply:
Junior School - Phones are to be handed in to the Junior School office before school and collected at the end of the day.
Middle School – Phones are to be handed in to the class teacher before school and collected at the end of day.
Senior School - Phones are to be switched off and kept locked in the student's locker or stored at Senior Administration during school hours. During morning
tea and lunchtime, students may check messages and make calls while at their lockers, but they must not take phones out into the School yard. Mobile phones that are taken into classrooms or used inappropriately will be confiscated and returned only after parents/guardians have met with the Head of House or Head of Senior School. Students will serve an afternoon detention. A repeat offence will result in a Saturday detention and may result in a suspension.
No responsibility will be taken for phones that are lost, damaged or stolen.
MP3, IPods, CD Players, etc: In order to reduce the risk of loss and disturbance, these items are not permitted in the School community. If brought to School, they are to be kept locked in the student's locker during school hours. Devices used during school hours or used inappropriately may be confiscated. No responsibility by the School will be taken for any of these items which are brought to School and may be lost, damaged or stolen.
Outdoor Education/Camping: Some of the most important lessons take place outside of the classroom, and outside of the students' personal comfort zones. The School Outdoor Education/Camping Programme features specially designed camp experiences for 2 to 12 that are compulsory for all. School staff provide student supervision in the camp environment. The camp is an extension of the School campus and School standards, policies and rules for student behaviour apply and are enforced. These camps are designed to promote environmental awareness, self discovery, team-work, problem-solving and leadership.
Pastoral Care: Pastoral Care is interpreted in its widest sense, bringing together the many experiences of the student as a member of the School – academic, social, personal and co-curricular. All staff play a role in pastoral care, and students experiencing challenges or difficulties should feel free to approach any staff member for assistance. Other staff members available to assist include the Chaplains and the School Counsellors.
Recreational Resources: Students are welcome to use the outside playing fields and courts at free time during the school day and students are responsible for playing in a safe and appropriate manner. They are asked not to disturb any sporting equipment and resources that have been set up on the grounds for later use. Students are not permitted to use the HPE (Health and Physical Education Centre) unsupervised. We ask that students playing on indoor and outdoor basketball courts wear non-marking sporting shoes at all times. At no time are students to be in the pool area or under the HPE without staff supervision.
Shoes: Black or white leather lace-up shoes must be worn at all times in the Home Economics area and in laboratories. Predominantly white sport shoes that provide adequate support during physical activities must be worn with the Physical Education uniform.
Social Behaviour off Campus: There are only three official off-campus Senior School Socials: the Year 10 Dinner Dance, the Year 11 Soiree and the Year 12 Formal. The School has no official responsibility regarding students' participation in non-school social events, but we ask that parents and students uphold School values and standards as representatives of the School in the broader community. We seek the support of parents / guardians in providing reasonable supervision and control of students' social activities.
Sport: Organised sport is an integral and essential part of the All Saints curriculum and is compulsory. All students must attend physical education classes plus training sessions after school as required. The School sports uniform must be worn in its entirety
Transport: Students are required to be 'dropped off' and 'picked up' at designated carparks only. In the interests of children's safety, students are not allowed to use Highfield Drive as a pick up/set down point.
Bus Services: Surfside Buslines operate bus services to and from the School. Details of services may be obtained by telephoning: (07) 5571 6555
Bus Behaviour: Bus travel does not fall within the School brief, however, we take great interest in ensuring that children show proper conduct in their journey to and from school. Students are expected to follow the Queensland Government 'Code of Conduct for School Bus Travel' at all times. Local bus services reserve the right to refuse bus privileges to any students whom they determine to be in breach of this code.
Student Drivers: Senior Students who wish to drive to School or School functions must register with the Director of Pastoral Care and agree to travel under the terms and conditions set out at registration. Students who wish to travel as passengers must also be registered. Student drivers who are deemed 'dangerous' will be suspended from parking on campus. Learner Drivers must not drive on School grounds.
Uniform: Students are to be correctly and neatly dressed at all times. All items are to be clearly named. Students must travel to and from School, and attend roll call, in correct day uniform. Sports uniform is only to be worn to and from School on sports and sports carnival days or at the discretion of the Head of School. Boys and girls shoes are to be flat, black, leather lace ups. Hats must be worn by all students during recess and lunch. If a hat is lost a replacement must be purchased from the School shop. The next day they are required to be present with their original or a replacement. Jewellery is not to be worn with the School uniform. (A watch and a chain with a small cross is permitted, but must not be visible). Girls may wear either a plain gold or silver single stud OR single sleeper in the lobe of the ear; boys are not permitted to wear earrings of any kind. No make-up or nail polish is allowed.
Sexual Harassment Policy
All Saints Anglican School is committed to providing all staff and students with a working and learning environment free from sexual harassment. All staff and students are required to honour and support this commitment. The sexual harassment of staff and students is unlawful under the Federal Sex Discrimination Act 1984. This Act explicitly prohibits the sexual harassment of students by staff or other students; and the sexual harassment of staff by students or other staff.
Definition of Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is any unwelcome and uninvited comment, attention, contact or behaviour of a sexual nature that an individual, or witness, finds humiliating, offensive or intimidating. It can be verbal, physical, written or visual. Sexual harassment has nothing to do with mutual attraction or consenting friendships.
Disciplinary action will be taken in any proven instance of harassment.
Victimisation: A person is victimised if threatened, harassed, harmed or subjected to any form of detriment. In relation to sexual harassment, it is against the law to victimise a person who: has made a complaint; intends to act as a witness; intends to make a complaint; supports a victim; acts as a witness; or intends to support a victim.
What do you do if you are sexually harassed: Staff or students who believe that they are being sexually harassed should make it known that the comments, attention, contact or behaviour is unwelcome and offensive. If the sexual harassment continues, or if you are unable or unwilling to handle the matter, you should contact one of the following for information, advice or to make a formal complaint: Head of School; Director of Pastoral Care; Head of House; Year Level Co-ordinator; Classroom Teacher; Chaplain; or School Psychologist.
At All Saints, preference is given to the siblings of current students. For the purpose of entry into All Saints Anglican School, a sibling shall be defined as one of the following:
- the brother or sister of a current student only having the same biological mother and father
- the brother or sister of a student who has attended All Saints in the past would be admitted according to the Headmaster's discretion rule, if he or she has the same mother and father as the former student.
- the brother or sister of a current student only having the same biological mother or father who is living in the same household with that parent as the primary custodial parent.
- • the step brother or sister of a current student only where one parent of the step-child and one parent of the current student are legally married, have formed a new family unit and the parent and step parent are the primary custodial parent of their individual children.
- the legally adopted brother or sister of a current student
- the legally adopted half sibling (as above defined) of a current student only.
Entry into All Saints is in every case offered at the Headmaster's discretion.
Social Media Policy
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