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Rules and policies

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Caboolture State High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff.  In this environment students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and access equitable educational opportunities, resulting in improved outcomes for all students. 

High standards of behaviour are expected of all students to ensure learning and teaching can be achieved. 

Rules and policies are provided to all parents and students upon enrolment.

Assessment Policy

Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students

Uniform and the dress code  

Dress Code

Wearing the correct uniform each and every day sets students up for success, looking good , makes you feel good and ready to take on the day.

in Term 2 & Term 3 each year, students must wear their winter formal uniforms every Monday as part of their assembly day.

Shoes are also a very important part of the uniform, as students are required to conduct experiments in science, cooking in home economics, practical lessons in manual arts, activities on the farm in agriculture and hands on lessons in visual arts, even just having fun in the playground.  Without wearing the correct shoes, students may miss out on these opportunities due to safety concerns. 

Attendance

At Caboolture State High School we apply 'Every Day Counts' strategies and we want all students to attend every day.  We are required by the Department of Education to implement a same day absence notification to parents.

Students cannot learn to their full potential if they are not here, in class, on time and stay for the entire day.  

In 2019, we put a number of new systems and processes in place to support everyone to improve attendance and participation.  If you need help getting your student to school, please contact their year level coordinator, HOD or DP.

Students are not to leave the school grounds during breaks.  Students are not permitted to go to the shop across the road during school hours.  Please do not send notes requesting permission for students to go to any shops during lunchtime as they will not be approved.  Students need to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch from the school tuckshop. 

Absences

To advise of absences, leave a message on the direct student absentee line: 5498 0160, or text 0451 562 283 prior to 9.00am.

Early departure from school   

If you require your student to leave school early to attend essential appointments, please ensure that you arrange this prior to the start of the school day.  Break times are the most appropriate and least disruptive time to collect students, rather than during their class time.

Please either send the student with a note to the office (stating the student’s name and house-group, the time of departure and the reason for early departure), a confirmation text will be sent to you and the student will be issued a pass to leave at the appropriate time.  We are not able to release your child without contact from the parent/carer via a signed note or direct phone call.

Students will not be released after 1.45pm or during Period 4, if prior arrangements have not been made.  Please contact the school office to make these arrangements, rather than ring your child’s mobile phone.  If in an emergency, you require your child to come home early, you may contact them to come to the student counter at either first or second break to collect a pass. 

Late arrivals 

Students who are late to school are required to present to the student counter to be issued with a late pass.  If a student is absent from House Group, the student will be marked as an unexplained absence.  Parents and/or Caregivers will receive a text message to advise them of their absence.  Parents must respond to that text if they  willmiss vital information and roll marking in their house group.

Contact during school hours   

Students shouldn't contact parents to ask them to leave school due to illness.  All students must go to the Health Room, if they feel unwell.  Students should ask their teacher to leave; the teacher will issue them with a movement pass.  The staff at the Health Room will contact the parents to pick them up from school.  If you're student does contact you, please ask them to go to the Health Room and wait.

If your student has a mobile phone, then during the day it is appropriate to contact your student directly on their mobile phones via text if you need to pass on information.  Whilst they may not be able to answer during lesson time, they can respond to you in the break times to confirm they have received the information.

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Last reviewed 26 June 2020
Last updated 26 June 2020