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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, staff and visitors.  

In this environment students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and access equitable educational opportunities, resulting in improved outcomes for all students. 

We encourage high standards of behaviour from all in the school community, ensuring learning and teaching in our school is prioritised, where all students are able to experience success and staff enjoy a safe workplace.

​​ATTENDANCE

At Caboolture State High School we apply 'Every Day Counts' strategies and we want all students to attend every day.  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.  You will find their contact details under Our Staff

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 

Please notify the school of your child's absence prior to 9.00am each day.  Details must include student name, parent name, House Group and reason for absence.

If no notification has been received by the school the student will be marked with an 'unexplained absence' and parents/guardians will be notified via our message service. Please reply to this text.

Parents and carers may use either of the following:

  1. QParents App
  2. Student absence text message | 0451 562 283
  3. Student absence line | 5498 0160
  4. Student absentee line via the main school number | 5498 0111 (option 2)  

If you are unable to leave a message, please contact the main school number.

We are required, by the Department of Education, to implement a same day absence notification to parents.

EARLY DEPARTURES

Early leave passes should be requested prior to the start of the school day. The least disruptive times to collect students are during our two scheduled break times – 11:40am to 12:10pm; and 1:20pm to 1:50pm. You may do this by either:

  • By sending you child with a note stating student name; House Group; time of departure and reason. A confirmation text will be sent to you.
  • By contacting the school office by phone.

Your child will be issued a pass to leave at the appropriate time.

Please note:

  • We ask that you do not contact your child to come to the office to request to leave early – they will not be released without the parent or carer contacting the school.
  • Students will not be released after 1.50pm or during Period 4, if prior arrangements have not been made.

Our office staff do not have the capacity to find your child throughout the day, if you have not made the appropriate arrangements - it is imperative that you arrange this before school commences. Parents must not expect that their child can be located and brought to the office without prior notice, unless the case is an emergency.

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.  We ask that parents respond to these texts, so that your students absences can be recorded correctly.

STUDENT ILLNESS/INJURY

Students who become ill while at school must follow the correct procedure, as outlined below.

  • Students must report to the First Aid Room, which is located in C Block.
  • They must request a movement pass from their classroom teacher to move to the First Aid Room.
  • Our First Aid Room Teacher Aides will then phone a parent or carer to advise and arrange collection if necessary.

If your child does contact you, please ask them to go to the First Aid Room.

STUDENT/PARENT CONTACT  

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 06 October 2021
Last updated 06 October 2021