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General information

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ASSESSMENT  
SchedulesWill be available through One School
ATTENDANCE 
Absent from schoolParent/Guardian to SMS 0427 248 467 by 8.00 am. Messages must come to this number.
​Late to school (for 8.00 am class)
Bring a note to the Deans' Office to sign in late.
Late to school (after 8.55 am)Bring a note to Deans' Office to sign in late.
Late (because your bus/train was late)Report to Deans' Office to sign in. Give the bus number.
Leaving school early (for medical appointment)Bring a note to the Dean's Office before school or morning tea.
Absent from a classSee your teacher when you return for work missed.
Late for a classBring a note from the previous teacher.
Extended absence (planned)Parent to call Dean's office to organise work to be completed during absence.
Senior student attendanceMust maintain at least a 90% attendance record to avoid the Cancellation of Enrolment process from commencing.
Senior student truancyCancellation of Enrolment process commences.
BICYCLES & SCOOTERS 
Riding to schoolNo riding of bikes/scooters in school grounds. Secure bikes/scooters in compound. No responsibility will be taken for bike/scooter damage or loss outside of the bike/scooter enclosure.
BUSES 
Travel to and from schoolContact Surfside Bus lines on 5552 2700 (menu option 204) for eligibility. Students not adhering to the bus travel code of conduct may be banned from using the service.  Bus passes and more information are available in the quick links. Email gcschools@tagroup.net.au ​
EMERGENCY SITUATIONS 
In the event of a fire or similarThe siren sounds in a continual series of short bursts. Exit to assigned evacuation areas.
In the event of danger from outsiders or similarA siren will sound (similar to a truck reversing). Students remain in classroom locking all doors and windows. If during a break move to nearest room.
FIRST AID/SICKNESS 
Injured or not feeling well: 
-During classAdvise teacher and request to go to Administration Office – bring note.
-During morning tea/lunch breakGo directly to Administration Office
-Are injured in the playground/outside of class timeGo directly to Administration Office or send for assistance.
GUIDANCE/COUNSELLING 
Wish to access support personnel Make an appointment at Student Services in person or through gcoun2@eq.edu.au More information on website.
LOST PROPERTY 
Such as items of clothingMark all items with owner's name. Report missing item(s) to the Uniform Shop or check at the Administration Office.
MEDICATION 
Need to take medication at schoolIs the responsibility of the student unless official medication form completed and lodged at the Administration Office.
MOBILE DEVICE 
What is the policy?They may be used during breaks.
 They must be switched off and out of sight during class time. If not students will be directed to take them to the Office and collect them at the end of the day.
 They are brought to school entirely at the student's own risk.
 To avoid any possibility of a breach of the Invasion of Privacy Act, students are not permitted to record or photograph other students or staff. Any student who photographs or shoots footage of students in school uniform and then posts the images/footage on the Internet will face serious consequences from the School and/or police action.
PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNICATION 
What is the process? Reports are produced four times a year and parent/teacher meetings occur twice a year. Progress reports and/or interviews may be arranged at any time through the appropriate Year Dean. SMS messages are sent out when required and email contact is regularly utilised. Our Facebook link is: www.facebook.com/pages/Coombabah-State-High-School/765683420128670
PARENTS & CITIZENS ASSOCIATION 
When do meetings occur?Meetings are advertised on facebook and emailed out. Meetings are on Tuesday at 4.3​0 pm in the Staff Common Room. All welcome. An email is sent out to parents the week of the meetings.
PERMISSION TO LEAVE SCHOOL GROUNDS 
What do I do?A parent letter must be presented to the Dean's Office before school or morning tea and a leave pass organised.
PERSONAL PROPERTY 
Who is responsible?All personal property is the responsibility of individual students. Students should carry their bags with them and NOT leave any valuables in them if unattended. Any large sums of money should be handed to the Administration Office for safekeeping.
SKATEBOARDS 
Are they permitted?No – they are a safety hazard to both students and staff. 
SPORT 
When does it happen?Sport cluster days occur on five Tuesdays in first semester for Years 7 to 10.
STUDENT DRIVERS 
Can I drive to school?Yes – students with licenses are permitted to drive to school and bring any siblings with them. Students may park in the public car park below Industrial Technology and Design.
UNIFORM 

If not in full school uniform

(including hair, make-up and piercings)

Report to the Deans' office before school with a note of explanation and have it countersigned.  Students whose appearance is unacceptable to the Administration will be required to rectify the issue immediately or participate in an alternative program of study until the issue is resolved.

Excessive make-up will require removal at Administration Office.

VISITORS 
What is the process?All visitors must report to the Administration Office to sign in and collect a pass. It is illegal for parents/visitors to be on school grounds without first observing this procedure.


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Last reviewed 15 June 2022
Last updated 15 June 2022