Lessons commence each day at 8:50 am and conclude at 3:20 pm. The school grounds are open to students from 8:30 am to 3:50 pm. Supervision is provided between these times.
Special arrangements will be made in relation to authorised school activities which require the attendance of students at the College outside these hours.
The office hours are 8:00 am to 4.00 pm. Office functions, such as fee payments and EFTPOS, can only be conducted by office staff during these hours.
Students who arrive late must report to Student Reception at the Office with their student diary before proceeding to class. The student must have a note in their diary explaining why they are late; alternatively, a parent must accompany them to Student Reception. The student’s diary will be noted with a late arrival stamp.
Late Arrivals and Early Departures are monitored on a regular basis as part of the College's Duty of Care.
Students may not leave the College premises during school hours without signing out through the Student Reception at the Office. The student must have a note in their diary, signed by their parent/guardian to show the teacher of their current class to be excused. The student’s diary will be noted with an early leaver stamp. Parents/guardians must collect their children from Student Reception.
If a senior student is driving or walking home, or going to an appointment, they must have a written note from their parents and verbal communication from the parents/guardian. The student must go to the Student Services (Front) office ten minutes prior to their departure time. The College Attendance Officer will contact a Parent/Guardian and confirm that they are aware of the student leaving. The student’s diary will be noted with an early leaver stamp.
A student may not depart the College before 3:20 pm without following these steps. A student who needs to depart early may not drive with another student.
Please visit our dedicated Absence from School page.
Students are not allowed to use mobile phones at school. These items should be switched off at all times and kept in safe place (bag or lockers).
Under no circumstances are students to use their mobile phones to contact parents between 8:50 am and 3:20 pm, even if unwell. If they need to contact parents, this must be arranged through the College Office. Likewise, any parent needing to contact their child(ren) between 8:50 am and 3:20 pm should phone the College Office.
If you have a message for your son/daughter, please let the office know as early as possible and preferably before lunchtime (1:00 pm) as classes will not be interrupted to pass on routine messages. In case of emergencies, there will be exceptions to this rule; however, a paramount aim of the school is to safeguard as much as possible the instruction time of the students.
Please note that during examination blocks (i.e. HSC, Trial HSC), announcements will not be made over the loudspeaker. Where possible, please ensure that your child is informed of any need to leave class before commencing the school day so they are able to present at the office at the required time. Examination block dates may be found within the College's Term Planners.
Parents are asked to notify the school promptly of any change of address, phone number, email address or place of their employment. When parents arrange for students to stay with relatives or friends while they themselves are away from home for a period of time, the office must be informed in writing. We need particulars relating to the name, address and phone number of relatives/friends and duration of the student's stay.
Similarly, any change in relation to family status, such as a separation, needs to be notified to the school. This is not only for administrative purposes but also so the school can work for the pastoral welfare of the child(ren).
All articles of clothing, bags, books, stationery items, calculators, etc. must be clearly marked with the name of the current owner. Valuable school time should not be wasted looking for lost or otherwise ‘missing’ articles.
Students should not bring to school more money than is needed for the day and must accept responsibility for its use and whereabouts. If for some exceptional reason, a larger sum than usual is brought and needed for after school, it must be lodged (in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the student’s name) at the school office for safe-keeping and claimed at the end of the day. School fees should be deposited at the College Office before school.
Each student is issued with a school Diary/Planner.
It is a legal requirement that all visitors to our school premises must sign in at the front office.
While this may sound daunting and unfriendly, particularly as we wish to encourage parents to come to the school and feel welcome, you must report to the office first in order for us to comply with child protection legislation.