Our Expectation

Attendance

Attendance to all classes is compulsory. In the case of absence from school, due to illness, a doctor's certificate must be provided for absence of more than two consecutive days. Any other absence from school must be approved in advance by the Director of International Education. It is a Department of Home Affairs Student Visa requirement that overseas students must attend at least 80% of their full-time course of study and must not absent for 5 consecutive days or more without approval or risk the cancellation of their student visa.

High School Preparation students and Senior School students may not return home at the end of term, before assessment is complete and cannot request to undertake the assessment earlier or change the date of assessment. This is Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) policy.

Students may not miss summative assessment items for such things as family holidays, non-School representative sporting commitments or outside work. Students who miss summative assessment for these reasons will receive a zero for the piece of assessment. For Senior School students, this will severely affect ATAR results. The School is also not permitted to move an assessment date for students in this situation.

Further information can be found in the International Course Progress And Attendance Policy.

Study and Course Progress

Students must work diligently in class and complete all homework, assignments and assessment.

Students are required to pass end of term tests at each level of the High School Preparation Program before progressing to the next level within the course.

Students must attain the required level of English language proficiency, before they will be offered a place in the Mainstream School.

International students are required to meet and maintain satisfactory course progress as a condition of their visa condition. In this regard:

a) The School will monitor, record and assess the course progress of each student for the course in which the student is currently enrolled.
b) The course progress of all students will be assessed at the end of each semester of enrolment according to All Saints Anglican School’s course assessment requirements.
c) Students who have begun part way through a semester will be assessed according to the School’s course assessment requirements after completing one full semester.

To demonstrate satisfactory course progress, students will need to satisfy the following requirements after the completion of any full semester of study:

High School Preparation

  • The High School Preparation course is divided into 3 progressive levels from HSP 1 to HSP 3. Students must maintain a grade point average of C (Satisfactory) after completing 1 semester or (2 terms) in any single level of the HSP program. The maximum duration of the course is 2 semesters (4 terms), unless the School is satisfied 1 additional term of study will realistically give the student a chance to meet minimum English language entry requirements for entry into the mainstream school.
  • Students must maintain a formally reported “satisfactory” (or equivalent) level of effort in all subject areas and must endeavour to actively participate in class activities, complete course assignments, examinations, homework and other coursework.

Primary

  • Years 1 – 6: the student must demonstrate continued English language progression measured through improvement in the NLLIA bandscale levels. Students must maintain a formally reported “satisfactory” (or equivalent) level of effort, in all subject areas.
Junior Secondary
  • Years 7 – 8: Students must demonstrate continued academic improvement. Students must maintain a formally reported “satisfactory” (or equivalent) level of effort in all subject areas and must endeavour to actively participate in class activities, complete course assignments, examinations, homework and other coursework.
  • Years 9 – 10: Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of C (satisfactory), but cannot fail more than 2 subjects in any full semester. Students must maintain a formally reported “satisfactory” (or equivalent) level of effort in all subject areas and must endeavour to actively participate in class activities, complete course assignments, examinations, homework and other coursework.

Senior Secondary

  • Years 11 – 12: Students must remain on course at the end of each semester to obtain a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) by the completion of Year 12. Students must also maintain a formally reported “satisfactory” (or equivalent) level of effort in all subject areas and must endeavour to actively participate in class activities, complete course assignments, examinations, homework and other coursework.

Further information can be found in the International Course Progress And Attendance Policy.

Behaviour

  • Students must accept and abide by the School rules.
  • Uniform is to be worn correctly and appearance is to be neat and tidy at all times.
  • Smoking, alcohol and drugs are forbidden.
  • Teachers' instructions must be obeyed and respect must be shown to all members of the School community.
  • Students must always inform homestay parents or boarding staff of their planned whereabouts and must always be contactable School staff, should they be off campus (boarders) or away from their homestay residence (homestay students).

For more detailed information regarding behavioural expectations and other matters concerning student life, please read our International Student Handbook.