New Secondary School Students


TEXTBOOKS:
Subject textbooks are loaned through the Library and are inclusive of your fees. Textbooks will be available for collection from the Ken Thamm Centre (Library). The Library will be open for textbook collection on Thursday 21 January and Friday 22 January 2021, alternatively students will be able to collect their textbooks on the first day of school.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:
The 2021 academic year commences on Wednesday 27 January 2021. Students should aim to be at the College by 8:15 am for an 8:25 am start. New Year 8 - 12 students are to assemble by the flagpole in the Secondary School outside (Lillypilly Building). All Year 7 students are to go directly to their Home Group rooms (Lillypilly Building). 

Year Level Coordinators and Student Leaders will personally escort students to their Home Groups where their buddies and teachers will greet them.

LOCKER ALLOCATION:

All new Secondary School students must ensure that they have purchased a lock for their locker. These are available via the College Shop or can be purchased elsewhere. Combination locks are recommended.

Locker allocation lists for students entering Years 8 to 12 will be posted in the locker rooms. More information will be sent to families prior to school commencing.

The Year 7 Home Group teachers will allocate lockers for the Year 7 students.

SPORTS UNIFORM: 

Secondary Students (Years 7 to 12) are advised to refer to their printed timetables noting where they have a double HPE or Sports and Activity lesson. On these days they will be required to bring their sports uniform to the College and change prior to their lesson. In the past, Year 7 students were allowed to wear their sports uniform to the College on the day they have a Sport and Activity lesson. If there is any change to this arrangement, it will be communicated via the Year 7 Co-ordinator when your child starts. All Secondary School students wear their formal summer uniform for the first day of school.

SECONDARY SCHOOL HOURS: Start:   8.25am Finish: 3.10pm

PARKING:

Parking in the first couple of weeks of a new school year can be busy. To keep the traffic flowing we will have our staff guiding traffic in the first two weeks of the first term.

Secondary School parents are encouraged to park near the A J Jericho Stadium.

The Immanuel Early Learning Centre Car Park (out the front of the Main Administration Building) is strictly off limits for College families to park and drop off unless they have a child in the IELC.

COLLECTION OF COMPUTING DEVICES FOR NEW STUDENTS (OUT OF THE BOX EVENING):

All new Year 7 to 12 (excluding Year 10) students will be issued their devices after school on 27 January 2021, at the Out of the Box evening. Parents must attend the information session with their student to collect the device and have already completed the Parent 1 to 1 Device User Agreement (1 to 1 Device Form_Parent). More information will be sent regarding times and venue.

New Year 10 students will receive their devices during school hours on 27 January 2021.

Important: Please note, in order for students to receive their devices at the Out of the Box night, parents must read the Acceptable Use Guidelines and complete the online Parent 1 to 1 Device User Agreement form prior to the information evening. This form and guidelines can be accessed via this link: 1 to 1 Device Agreement Form.

ACADEMIC REPORTS:
For those who haven’t done so, please forward copies of your child’s Semester 2, 2020 reports and 2020 NAPLAN results (if applicable) to the Enrolment Registrar.

PROCEDURE TO LEAVE EARLY:

If your child needs to leave the College early, they must sign out in the Student Services Office and provide written evidence that you have approved an early departure. An email or phone call from you to Student Services is also acceptable, and your child can meet you at a pre-designated collection point.

ABSENTEE LINE:

If your child is absent from school, please call the Absentee Line on 5477 3459.

EXTENDED HOLIDAYS:

Under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (Qld) parents have a legal obligation to ensure that their children attend school and if your child is likely to be absent from school for more than 10 consecutive school days (e.g. holiday, illness), prior approval must be obtained from the Principal. An Application for Exemption form can be obtained either from Student Services or the Enrolments Registrar.

SECONDARY SCHOOL TUCKSHOP:

EFTPOS payments are now accepted at the tuckshop. 

Alternatively, recess and lunch orders can be lodged online (refer to information regarding FlexiSchools), and orders must be placed before 9:00 am. Secondary School Tuck-shop operates from Monday to Friday. Click here to view Tuckshop menus. FlexiSchools' cashless card system links a students’ existing school ID card to their FlexiSchools account, allowing them to purchase securely without the need for cash. A FlexiSchools account can be set up online and pre-loaded the account with funds. Students make purchases at the Tuckshop by scanning/ swiping their card at the cash register. On-screen photo ID security protects your account from lost or stolen cards.

  • Parents can view their children’s purchases online and can set a daily spending limit. Get Started with FlexiSchools
  • Students pay with cashless card and funds are debited from your FlexiSchools account.

HOW TO SET-UP A CASHLESS CARD

1. Register for FlexiSchools by clicking here

2. Add your child, their school and class to get started. If you are registering before your child commences you will need to select “New Starter” when you are asked what class they are in.  

3. Top-up your account via Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or direct deposit. 

4. Add the student ID card by selecting ‘set-up card number.' This is located on the ‘My Students’ page under the link used to start an order. Enter the number from your child’s student ID card and click ‘save.' 

5. Set a daily spending limit in the student profile section to control spending via cashless card.