New Secondary School Students


TEXTBOOK COLLECTION DAY:
Subject textbooks are loaned through the Library and are inclusive of your fees. Textbooks will be available for collection from the Ken Thamm Centre on the following days:

Thursday 24 January 2019 (7.30am to 5.00pm).
Friday 25 January 2019 (7.30am to 5.00pm).

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:
The 2019 academic year commences on Tuesday 29 January 2019. 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 (L Block). All Year 7 students are to go directly to their Home Group rooms (lower L block). Click here to view Campus Map. 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 (please refer to the table below for locker locations) for viewing on

Thursday 24 January 2019 or on Friday 25 January 2019.

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

Click here to view the campus map. Table list for Locker Blocks


Year 7                         

Lower L Block

Year 8

B Block (facing Sound Shell)

Year 9

B Block (facing G Block)

Year 10

First Mt Binga group students will not be allocated a locker until their return from camp. They will take their bags with them to their Alternative Program

Second Mt Binga group students are in S Block (for Term One)

Year 11

S Block

Year 12

S Block

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.

SURFACE DEVICE (Out of The Box Evening):

New Year 7 students

Will be issued their device on 4 February 2019 in the Lecture Theatre as per the following arrangements:

5.30 pm                                                                     7A and 7B 

6.15 pm                                                                     7C and 7D

New Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 students

Will be issued their device on 29 January 2019, during school hours, on the proviso that they bring their completed Microsoft Surface User Agreement Form (Please download form from the link). Devices will not be issued unless the completed form is submitted.

Please note: Parents are still required to attend the information evening on 4 February 2019 in the Lecture Theatre.

Parents can choose to attend either session:

5.30 pm                                                                    

6.15 pm

ACADEMIC REPORTS: For those who haven’t done so, please forward copies of your child’s Semester 2, 2018 reports and 2018 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:

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.