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									Lalor North Secondary College


'Inspire, Believe, Achieve'




Student Handbook 2009




Principal                        Denise Veltre
Assistant Principals             Roger Bodycoat
                                 Karen Money
Welfare Coordinator              Tamara Howlett




The information contained in this handbook is correct at time of printing - February 2009
                                                                       Contents
General Information............................................................................................................................... 2
  Admission ...................................................................................................................................................... 2
  After School Consultation Period .................................................................................................................. 2
  Attendance at School .................................................................................................................................... 2
  Aerosol Deodorants and Perfumes ............................................................................................................... 2
  Banned Items ................................................................................................................................................ 2
  Canteen ......................................................................................................................................................... 2
  Change of Details .......................................................................................................................................... 2
  College Council .............................................................................................................................................. 2
  College Magazine .......................................................................................................................................... 2
  Communication between Home and School ................................................................................................ 2
  Computers ..................................................................................................................................................... 2
  Detention ...................................................................................................................................................... 2
  Early Leave .................................................................................................................................................... 3
  Excursions and Camps ................................................................................................................................... 3
  Financial Assistance....................................................................................................................................... 3
  First Aid ......................................................................................................................................................... 3
  General Office Services ................................................................................................................................. 3
  Home Study ................................................................................................................................................... 3
  Lateness......................................................................................................................................................... 4
  Letters ........................................................................................................................................................... 4
  Library: Conditions of Use ............................................................................................................................. 4
  Library/Resource Centre ............................................................................................................................... 4
  Lockers .......................................................................................................................................................... 4
  Mobile Phones .............................................................................................................................................. 5
  Music Players................................................................................................................................................. 5
  Newsletter ..................................................................................................................................................... 5
  Parental Involvement .................................................................................................................................... 5
  Parent/Teacher Meetings and Reports ......................................................................................................... 5
  Photographs .................................................................................................................................................. 5
  Physical Education/Sport/Interschool Sport/Outdoor Education................................................................. 6
  Public Transport ............................................................................................................................................ 6
  School Books ................................................................................................................................................. 6
  Student Bicycles ............................................................................................................................................ 6
  Student Cars .................................................................................................................................................. 6
  Student ID Cards............................................................................................................................................ 6
  Student Leadership ....................................................................................................................................... 6
  Student Welfare Coordinator........................................................................................................................ 7
  Transport ....................................................................................................................................................... 7
  Uniform ......................................................................................................................................................... 7
     Girls Summer Uniform .............................................................................................................................. 7
     Girls Winter Uniform ................................................................................................................................ 7
     Boys Summer Uniform .............................................................................................................................. 7
     Boys Winter Uniform ................................................................................................................................ 8




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     Shoes ......................................................................................................................................................... 8
     PE/Sport Uniform (for both Boys and Girls) ............................................................................................. 8
     Hats ........................................................................................................................................................... 8
     Dress and General Appearance Code ....................................................................................................... 8
     Uniform Suppliers ..................................................................................................................................... 9
   Valuables ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
Courses of Study .................................................................................................................................. 10
     Year 9 Electives ....................................................................................................................................... 10
     Year 10 Semester Learning Units ............................................................................................................ 10
     Acceleration: Year 11 VCE Units 1 & 2 ................................................................................................... 11
     VCE Subjects............................................................................................................................................ 11
     VET Programs within the School ............................................................................................................. 11
     VET Programs at a TAFE or another Secondary College ......................................................................... 11
     VCAL Units............................................................................................................................................... 11
Discipline and Welfare Policy................................................................................................................ 12
     Aims of the Policy ................................................................................................................................... 12
     Discipline Plan ......................................................................................................................................... 12
     Serious Offences ..................................................................................................................................... 12
     Consequences for Misdemeanours ........................................................................................................ 12
     Detention ................................................................................................................................................ 13
     Suspension .............................................................................................................................................. 13
     Discipline Meetings ................................................................................................................................. 13
     Rights and Responsibilities ..................................................................................................................... 13
     Welfare and Discipline Structure ............................................................................................................ 14
Harassment Policy................................................................................................................................ 14
     Sexual, Racial and Physical Harassment Policy ....................................................................................... 14
     Sexual Harassment.................................................................................................................................. 15
     Racial Harassment................................................................................................................................... 15
     Physical Harassment/Bullying ................................................................................................................. 15
     When a Student Harasses another Student ........................................................................................... 16
Index ................................................................................................................................................... 17




Student Handbook 2009                                                                                                                                           -2-
             Dear Parent, Guardian or Student

             This booklet has been prepared to assist you and your student understand
             the programs, rules and assistance available at Lalor North Secondary
             College.

             The College has always enjoyed a good reputation within the Lalor,
             Thomastown, Epping and Mill Park communities. As a stand-alone year
             7-12 College, we aim to provide the best in educational opportunities for our
             students in the City of Whittlesea. Each year we further develop and refine
             what we offer to meet the challenges and demands of the future.

             Lalor North Secondary College values you as a partner in this enterprise.
             I trust that you will find this booklet useful.




             Denise Veltre
             Principal




Student Handbook 2009                                                                        1
                                            General Information
                                                             College Council
Admission                                                    Meetings of the Lalor North Secondary College Council
At the time of enrolment parents complete and sign a         are held on the third Monday of each month. The
confidential student enrolment form. For welfare             composition of the council is:
reasons it is imperative that you notify the General
Office of any change to your contact details.                    Principal
                                                                 6 parent representatives
                                                                 4 staff representatives
After School Consultation Period                                 4 co-opted members (includes 2 student
Students may be required until 3:15pm on any school               representatives and a Parent Group
day to meet with a teacher. Generally, students are               representative).
dismissed at 3:00pm each day.                                An election for parent and staff representatives is held
                                                             in February.
Attendance at School
                                                             The names of all representatives will be published early
To successfully complete their education, students
                                                             in each year so that members of the school community
should attend school every day. Long term absence
                                                             can contact them if they wish to have matters raised at
has a harmful effect on a student‟s education. Students
                                                             Council meetings.
are also expected to arrive on time. Absence notes
must be brought to the school immediately a student
returns. Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 students are to return         College Magazine
absence notes to their form teacher. Students in Years       The College magazine, Chameleon, is published
11 and 12 are to return notes to their Student Services      annually and students are encouraged to participate in
Coordinator. Dental or medical appointments should be        its production. The magazine is distributed at the end
made outside school hours if possible. Permission to         of the year to those students who have paid their
leave school for such appointments must be requested         Materials and Services Levies, and is available for
in writing addressed to the Student Services                 purchase.
Coordinator.
                                                             Communication between Home and
Aerosol Deodorants and Perfumes                              School
Aerosols are not permitted at school because of the          Communication between home and school is possible
danger they present to asthmatics, and to the eyes of        on a number of levels.
students nearby. They will be confiscated from students
who bring them to school.                                    1.   Day to day: the Study Planner should be used by
                                                                  both parents and teachers as a quick means of
Banned Items                                                      communication. Parents are also able to contact
Chewing gum, textas, steel rulers, liquid paper, aerosol          Student Services Coordinators, and the Senior
cans.                                                             School Leader, and the Years 7-9 Sub School
                                                                  Leader to discuss student progress. An
                                                                  appointment is recommended.
Canteen
The canteen is open from 8:30am - 1.20pm each day.           2.   Conferences: it is possible for the school or
Lunch orders can be left at the canteen before school             parents to request a meeting to discuss student
and at recess time. At the canteen there are separate             progress.
queues for Years 11 and 12 students, Years 9 and 10
students and Years 7 and 8 students.                         Computers
                                                             The College has four computer labs which are available
Change of Details                                            for student use at recess, lunchtime and after school as
If, during the year, your home address, telephone            well as during class time. All computers are connected
number, emergency telephone number, or work contact          to the internet (research purposes only). The College
details should change, parents are requested to notify       also has a mobile lab of Notebook computers for
the College. There are times when parents have to be         classroom use.
contacted urgently in cases of illness or accident, and it
is important that our records are accurate.
                                                             Detention
                                                             School detentions will be held at lunchtime and
                                                             occasionally after school. An individual teacher may
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hold a detention on any night. For lunchtime and after        First Aid
school detentions, students will receive a slip, to be
                                                              In case of illness or accident the student is treated at
signed by parents, indicating the time, reason and staff
                                                              school and if necessary taken to a doctor. Parents will
member giving the detention. It is the student‟s
                                                              be contacted as soon as possible. Accommodation in
responsibility to attend the detention. Failure to attend
                                                              sick bay is very limited and, as we do not have a
will result in further, longer detentions.
                                                              qualified nursing staff member, students who become ill
                                                              will be sent home as soon as possible.
Early Leave
Any student who needs to leave school during the day          If a student needs to go to sick bay they must get a
must bring a note from home explaining the reason,            note from their classroom teacher and then report to the
and then obtain a pass from their Student Services            General Office. The First Aid Officer is in the sick bay
Coordinator before school. Students must then present         for half of recess and lunchtime and during Period 5.
the note to the office when leaving so that the absence
can be recorded. When no note has been provided,              It is essential that the school has up-to-date
students will be brought from class for emergencies           telephone numbers, both business and private, at
only.                                                         which parents, or other emergency contacts can be
                                                              contacted. It is also important that we know the name
                                                              of the doctor you prefer. We strongly recommend that ill
Excursions and Camps                                          students not be sent to school, for the well being of
The College believes that excursions/camps are an             themselves and other students.
extremely valuable learning experience and are an
extension of the curriculum. Information detailing each       General Office Services
individual excursion/camp will be provided in advance.
                                                              Payment for the school programs can be made at the
A completed parent permission form is needed for
                                                              Office between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm.
excursions/camps. A student medical form is also
                                                              Students can only make payments before school,
required for camps.
                                                              during recess and lunchtime, and after school.
Parent permission forms and costs must be
                                                              All receipts issued by the school should be
submitted at least five days before any excursion,
OR THE STUDENT WILL NOT ATTEND.                               kept by the parents.

                                                              Students can see teachers before school, recess, and
Financial Assistance                                          after school if available.
Families incur expenses with school uniform, books,
levies in subjects which require consumable items or          Home Study
additional expense (food, excursions), and the General
                                                              Homework helps students by complementing and
Materials And Services Contribution. As many of these
                                                              reinforcing classroom learning, fostering good lifelong
fall due at the end of the year (for the following year) or
                                                              learning and study habits, and providing an opportunity
very early in the school year, it helps if families plan
                                                              for students to be responsible for their own learning.
ahead for this.
                                                              Homework also provides an opportunity for parents to
                                                              participate in their child‟s education. As well as set
Assistance is available in the form of the Education
                                                              assignments and exercises, careful and constant
Maintenance Allowance, up to the value of $221.50 per
                                                              revision of class work, plus wide reading around topics
student, to holders of a Health Card, provided by
                                                              studied should be part of each student‟s nightly study
Centrelink. It will be available for students until they
                                                              program. Suggested study times:
reach 16 years of age. Any parents or guardians
receiving a pension or who have a Health Care Card
                                                              Year   7      1 hour per night.
are advised to see the Business Manager at the
                                                              Year   8      1 hour per night.
College regarding this allowance. Application forms are
                                                              Year   9      1½ hours per night.
available at the College at the start of the year and the
                                                              Year   10     2 hours per night.
matter is treated as confidential.
                                                              Year   11     2½ hours per night.
                                                              Year   12     3 hours per night.
Closing dates for EMA applications are 27th February,
2009 for the first instalment, and 7th August, 2009 for
                                                              Parents can help greatly by:
the second instalment.
                                                              (i) Providing suitable conditions for study.
                                                              (ii) Taking an active interest in the work set.
                                                              (iii) Seeing that work set is actually completed.
                                                              (iv) Signing the school study planner each week.
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Any queries concerning homework should be directed              Other library material is to be placed on trolleys
to the Student Services Coordinator or relevant form                provided
teacher in years 7, 8 and 9.                                    Care is to be taken with use of computers and
                                                                    other equipment.
Lateness
                                                            5.   VCE students only:
If a student arrives late they must come to the General          VCE students using the library must sign in, using
Office to be issued with a personalised Late Pass. If a          the book provided at the loans desk. If a student
student is late to subsequent classes during the school          leaves before the end of the period, they will be
day the classroom teacher will issue a consequence.              required to sign out.

Letters                                                     Consequences:
                                                            Failure to abide by these common sense rules will
Letters relating to particular events such as
                                                            result in the following consequences:
parent/teacher evenings, social and sporting activities,
                                                            1. A warning given to student.
and changes in the normal routine involving early
                                                            2. Student asked to leave library for the period/day
dismissal will be given to students to take home.
                                                                  and sent to appropriate Student Services
Parents are asked to remind students that they
                                                            Coordinator.
expect to receive these communications promptly.
                                                            3. Detention given by library staff.
                                                            More severe breaches of library rules or breaches of
Library: Conditions of Use                                  discipline expectations will result in the students being
Rules that relate to all students of Lalor North            sent to the Assistant Principals where appropriate
Secondary College                                           action will be implemented, such as school detention, a
                                                            more lengthy ban from library, parental contact.
Students are expected to behave in a manner
consistent with the Lalor North Secondary College           Library/Resource Centre
Code Of Conduct And Welfare And Discipline Policy.          The Library/Resource Centre comprises a collection of
As well, there are some specific rules that relate to the   materials located centrally in the library.
library.                                                    1. Book materials are organised in the following
                                                                 sections - reference books (encyclopaedias,
1.   The following are not allowed in the library:               dictionaries, etc), non-fiction, fiction, and class
     bags                                                        sets.
     food                                                   2. Non-book materials, such as newspapers,
     drink                                                       magazines, pamphlets, charts and pictures, art
     chewing gum                                                 prints, maps and educational games, give variety
     jackets                                                     to our teaching/learning materials.
                                                            3. Audio-visual software, such as audio-cassettes,
     Under no circumstances are scissors to be used              slides and kits are available to teaching staff only,
     in the library.                                             for use in class.
     Note: Bags and jackets to be left in library foyer.    4. Students in years 7 to 10 can borrow 4 books for
                                                                 14 days each. Students in years 11 and 12 can
2.   Students are not permitted to talk in the main body         borrow 5 books for 14 days each. Students may
     of the library. The library aims to develop a quiet         also borrow non book items such as video
     working atmosphere. Discussion can occur with               cameras, slides, kits, cassettes, etc. providing it is
     staff members only. If students wish to discuss             for educational purposes. Once a student has a
     issues then they should move into the discussion            book overdue he/she may not borrow until the
     room situated off the main library.                         overdue item(s) is/are returned.
3.   Common courtesies and respect for all library staff    5.   The library has 10 computers available for student
     members is expected.                                        use during the day, each with CD Rom
                                                                 capabilities, access to the internet and catalogues
4.   Proper care of all library books, furniture and             to enable students to access resources.
     equipment is expected.

For example:                                                Lockers
 Chairs are to be put under tables before leaving          Each student is provided with a locker. All lockers
 Rubbish is to be placed in bins                           require a padlock. Students‟ property including wallets
 Reference books are to be returned to shelves             must be kept in lockers, which should be kept locked at
                                                            all times.
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Large sums of money or valuables should not be              Facilities Committee, Uniform Committee and
placed in lockers. If they need to be brought to school     Curriculum Committee.
they should be handed to the general office for safe-
keeping, as the school is not responsible for any loss.     Parents are also very welcome to attend curriculum
If a locker is damaged and the student is unable to         days, sporting events, awards ceremonies and
provide a satisfactory explanation then he or she would     information evenings.
be expected to pay a fine to cover the cost of the
damage.                                                     Parent/teacher afternoons and evenings and
On payment of materials and services funding, all year      information nights are very important to foster a close
7 students will be issued with a combination lock for       working relationship between home and school.
their locker. This lock can be used through to year 12.
                                                            Parents are welcome to contact the College at any
Mobile Phones                                               time. General enquiries can be made at the reception
                                                            area at the College during school hours. If you wish to
The mobile phone policy is detailed in the Junior           discuss an issue with a Principal, Years 7-9 Sub School
Student Planner on page (iv) and in the Senior Student      Leader, Senior School Leader or Student Services
Planner on page (vi).                                       Coordinator, it is best that an appointment be made to
                                                            ensure the person required is available. Please
When students bring a mobile phone to school:               telephone 9401 3888 to make an appointment.
1. Mobile phones are not permitted in any class, or
    assembly. A student's phone will be confiscated if
    they have them in class.                                Parent/Teacher Meetings and Reports
2. Mobile phones must be kept in the student‟s bag          There will be two full parent/teacher meetings each
    or locker and must be switched off.                     year, one at the end of Term 1 and another early in
3. As is the case with other valuables, the College         Term 3. In addition, provision will be made for parents
    can take no responsibility for any loss or damage       to discuss reports with teachers at the end of the year.
    to mobile phones brought to school by a student.        All students will receive a full Semester 1 Report and
                                                            students in years 7-11 will receive a full Semester 2
Mobile phones will not be returned on the day of            Report. Semester 1 Reports are collected by parents
confiscation.                                               from the College. Semester 2 Reports are posted
                                                            home. Year 12 students do not receive a Semester 2
Music Players                                               Report.
CD players, minidisk players, MP3 players, iPods etc.       All students will be issued with a Progress Report
are not to be used during class times and will be           indicating whether they are up to date with their work at
confiscated if students have them in class.                 the following times during the year:

Newsletter                                                  End of term 1
A Newsletter is sent home with students every second        Mid term 2
Thursday. Contributions to the Newsletter are welcome.      End of term 3
Articles should be passed in to the general office. We
keep parents informed about what is going on in the         Students whose work is up to date will be handed the
school through the Newsletter and suggest that you ask      report to take home to parents, otherwise the Progress
your child for the Newsletter. Once per term the            Report will be posted home to parents.
Newsletter is posted to all families.                       At the beginning of the year there is an informal
                                                            Parent/Teacher meeting held for Year 7 parents.

Parental Involvement
                                                            Photographs
A fortnightly Parents and Friends Morning Coffee Group
meets Monday mornings from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. A          Early in the school year all students in the school will be
calendar of activities is sent home early in the year.      photographed both individually and as a form. If parents
                                                            wish to purchase photographs, then they must be paid
Information Evenings occur at various times throughout      for before the photographs are taken. Envelopes for
the year, as notified in the fortnightly Newsletter given   ordering will be sent home and parents will be given
to each student and listed on the Yearly Planner.           more details via the fortnightly Newsletter.

There are various committees on which parents,
students and teachers may be represented eg. School
Council, Sub-committees of Council such as the

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Physical Education/Sport/Interschool                         dates and times arranged annually, usually in the week
                                                             prior to the commencement of the school year. All
Sport/Outdoor Education                                      parents who have ordered books are individually
The College physical education/sport program aims to         notified about dates and times of collection.
develop enthusiasm for physical activity and to maintain
and encourage that enthusiasm so that students               Any order forms not at the school on the set date in
become committed to pursuing an active and healthy           December, must be sent directly to:
life.
                                                             Landmark School Supplies (Northern) Pty. Ltd.,
It is required that students wear the Physical Education     364 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield, Vic 3078; Phone
uniform (see uniform requirements). All students are         9379 7900.
expected to participate in physical education and sport
lessons. Only written requests from parents or               Every student needs all books and stationery by the
guardians giving a medical reason will permit                first day of the school year.
exemption from class.

All students are given the opportunity to participate in     Student Bicycles
the athletic sports. Competition format is a one day         When students ride bicycles, parents are asked to co-
carnival. Students who win events then go on to              operate with the school in ensuring that bikes are
represent the College at District and Northern Zone          roadworthy and that pupils observe the road safety
Level. Students also have the opportunity to represent       code. An efficient locking device for each bicycle is
the College in swimming and cross country.                   essential as the school cannot guarantee security.
                                                             Bicycles are expected to be placed in the bicycle shed
Students have the opportunity to represent Lalor North       before school and collected at the end of the day. They
Secondary College in other sports. Students can select       can be used at lunch time for students going home for
a different sport each term, for each of terms one, two      lunch. When riding bicycles students must wear a
and three. There are separate competitions for year 7,       helmet. Helmets may be stored in lockers during the
year 8, intermediate (years 9 and 10) and senior (years      school day. Students who do not wear helmets will not
11 and 12). Boys and girls compete separately.               be permitted to bring their bikes to school. If they do,
                                                             then the bike will be kept until collected by a parent or a
Emphasis is placed in three areas:                           helmet delivered to the student.
1. the concept of team participation and involvement         Students must not ride their bicycles in the school
    rather than individual performance,                      grounds.
2. the enjoyment of participation, rather than a „win
at all costs‟ philosophy,                                    Student Cars
3. maximum participation by students.
                                                             We strongly urge that students who are licensed drivers
When competing, students are expected to be in full          do not drive to school. If they do, specific permission
LNSC physical education uniform. Failure to comply           and a LNSC car park permit must be sought to park
with the uniform requirements will mean the student          cars within the school grounds. Except for those
cannot represent the school and will be withdrawn from       students with lunch passes, the cars are not to be used
the team.                                                    during the day and can only be used by the licensed
                                                             driver.
Public Transport                                             For legal reasons a student is not allowed to transport
Many students use public buses and trains to travel          any other students on any school excursion or activity.
daily to the school. Details are available on the train,
tram and bus information line 131 638. It is expected        Student ID Cards
that students behave appropriately when they travel on
public transport in the LNSC uniform and that they are       Students will be issued with an I.D. card that will also
respectful of other transport users.                         be used as a school library card. It is anticipated the
                                                             I.D. card will last for two years. Students are asked to
                                                             take care not to lose their card, as a replacement costs
School Books                                                 $5.50.
Landmark School Supplies Pty. Ltd. is the recognised
school supplier for books and stationery. Each student
will receive a booklist before the end of the school year.
                                                             Student Leadership
This list should be completed and left at the school         The Student Leaders are nominated and elected by
office at a set date in mid December. Books and              their peers at each Year Level, 7-12, after giving
stationery can then be collected from the school at the      election speeches at a School Assembly. The Student
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Leadership Coordinator organises elections. Leaders          Pullover    (Wool) Bottle Green embroidered with
meet regularly to bring forward and discuss issues,                      school logo.
concerns, to develop activities for the raising of charity   Shirt       Short or Long Sleeve business style shirt
monies, and to suggest improvements to the College.                      to be worn with winter skirt.
                                                                         No embroidery, no pintucks, plain white
Members are elected to represent students on the                         shirts with pointed collars. (e.g. Midford
School Council and can be elected to the CAC, Uniform                    brand).
Committee and other appropriate areas. Students learn        Polo Shirt Bottle Green school polo shirt,
organisation, leadership and decision making skills from                 embroidered school logo.
participating in the Student Leadership Committee.           Windcheater Years 9-12 ONLY. Bottle Green
                                                                         embroidered school logo.
                                                                         No new windcheaters should be
Student Welfare Coordinator                                              purchased as they will not be on the 2010
The Student Welfare Coordinator is available to provide                  Uniform List.
guidance and help for students who need to talk over a
problem concerning school or home. Teachers and/or           NOTE: White knee high socks only to be worn in
parents may also ask the Student Welfare Coordinator         summer – no black tights
to talk to students. In addition, the SWC administers
State Schools' Relief, other student financial               Girls Winter Uniform
assistance, and used clothing. The SWC has qualified
support staff to refer students to and has information on    Blazer       Bottle green gabardine with LNSC logo
the services and resources available in the local                         on breast pocket.
community.                                                   Skirt        (Winter) Green checked material. Must
                                                                          be worn at knee.
                                                             Tie          Black plain standard tie.
Transport                                                    Shirt        Short or Long Sleeve business style shirt
We expect good behaviour from students travelling on                      to be worn with winter skirt.
public transport either to or from school, excursions or                  No embroidery, no pintucks, plain white
camps. We appreciate it when members of the public                        shirts with pointed collars. (e.g. Midford
telephone the school to congratulate us about our                         brand).
students.                                                    Pullover     (Wool) Bottle Green embroidered with
                                                                          school logo.
Any student who places the good name of the school in        Slacks       Black LNSC endorsed tailored trousers or
jeopardy as a result of misbehaviour will be banned                       elasticised waist both gaberdine (stretch
from attending further excursions for a period of time.                   material, jeans, hipsters, etc are NOT
                                                                          allowed).
                                                             PLEASE NOTE: SPLIT, CUT OR RIPPED TROUSER
Uniform                                                      LEGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Uniform must be worn to the College, including on            Windcheater Years 9-12 ONLY. Bottle Green
the journeys to, and from the College.                                    embroidered school logo.
                                                                          No new windcheaters should be
There are clear guidelines for Summer and Winter                          purchased as they will not be on the 2010
Uniforms, items of either are not to be mixed and                         Uniform List.
matched.                                                     Polo Shirt Bottle Green school polo shirt,
                                                                          embroidered school logo.
Girls Summer Uniform                                         Tights       Black.
                                                             Socks        Black/White knee highs.
Blazer    Bottle green gabardine with LNSC logo              Shoes        Black leather school shoes (See note
          on breast pocket.                                               below).
Dress     (Summer) Green checked material.                   Scarves      White or Black plain not fluffy.
Socks     Black/White knee highs.                            Spray Jacket Specially designed LNSC jacket with
Slacks    Black LNSC endorsed tailored trousers or                        logo.
          elasticised waist both gaberdine (stretch
          material, jeans, hipsters, etc are NOT             Boys Summer Uniform
          allowed).
PLEASE NOTE: SPLIT, CUT OR RIPPED TROUSER                    Blazer       Bottle green gabardine with LNSC logo
LEGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.                                                     on breast pocket.
Shoes     Black leather school shoes (See note               Shorts       Black gaberdine tailored or black
          below).                                                         gaberdine elasticised waist.
                                                             Trousers     Black gaberdine tailored or black
                                                                          gaberdine elasticised waist.
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PLEASE NOTE: SPLIT, CUT OR RIPPED TROUSER                         White school polo shirt, embroidered school
LEGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.                                              logo.
Spray Jacket Specially designed LNSC jacket with                  Runners or sneakers.
            logo.                                                 LNSC Bottle Green tracksuit pants. No
Shirt       Short or Long Sleeve business style shirt              pockets. (Micro fibre)
            to be worn with jumper.                               Bottle green school windcheater. (Yrs 9 - 12
Pullover    (Wool) Bottle Green embroidered with                   ONLY)
            school logo.
Windcheater Years 9-12 ONLY. Bottle Green                Hats
            embroidered school logo.
            No new windcheaters should be                The only hats allowed in the school are plain black caps
            purchased as they will not be on the 2010    (no beanies) available from both uniform suppliers.
            Uniform List.                                These hats have no logos and no other colours. If other
Polo Shirt Bottle Green school polo shirt,               hats are brought to school they will be confiscated.
            embroidered school logo.                     Students are encouraged to wear the black school hat
Socks       White/Black ankle socks.                     for PE and Sports classes.
Shoes       Black leather school shoes. (See note
            below).                                      Dress and General Appearance Code
                                                         1.   All students in Years 7-12, are to wear College
Boys Winter Uniform                                           uniform.
Blazer      Bottle green gabardine with LNSC logo
            on breast pocket.                            2.   A high standard of neatness and cleanliness is
Tie         Black plain standard size.                        required.
Shirt       Long Sleeve (white) to be worn with
            pullover.                                    3.   Hair must be well groomed. Hairstyles or colours
Pullover    (Wool) Bottle Green embroidered with              should not be extreme, with only natural colours
            school logo.                                      permitted.
Polo Shirt Bottle Green school polo shirt,
                                                         4.     Jewellery:
            embroidered school logo.
Windcheater Years 9-12 ONLY. Bottle Green                          studs or sleepers may only be worn in ears
            embroidered school logo.                                  (earrings are not permitted)
            No new windcheaters should be                          a watch may be worn
            purchased as they will not be on the 2010           Lalor North Secondary College respects the
            Uniform List.                                       diverse religious beliefs of members of its
Trousers    Black gaberdine tailored or black                   community. Modest exceptions are made to the
            gaberdine elasticised waist.                        uniform code to allow students to observe the
PLEASE NOTE: SPLIT, CUT OR RIPPED TROUSER                       requirements of the religions to which they belong
LEGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.                                           (and not for personal adornment).
Scarves     White or Black plain not fluffy
Skivvy      White or Black (Plain no other colours              One religious symbol may be worn around the
            permitted).                                         neck under the following conditions:
Spray Jacket Specially designed LNSC jacket with
            logo.                                               (i) The symbol is small and plain (no more than
Shoes       Black leather school shoes. (See note               25mm unless specific permission is given);
            below).
Socks       Black ankle socks.                                  (ii) The symbol is suspended below the
                                                                collarbone on a fine chain, thin thong or similar.
Shoes
                                                                In addition, head coverings may be worn where it
Please Note: Students in Years 7-12 must wear black             is a religious requirement.
leather (not suede) lace-up school shoes with flat
heels or T-bar school sandals.                                  No other clothing or jewellery may be worn unless
Not boots, runners, blundstones or fashion high heels.          parents have sought and obtained permission for
Shoes must be leather, not suede etc., and must be              the specific item from the Principal.
plain black with no other colours.
                                                         5.     If nail polish is worn to school, it must be clear.
PE/Sport Uniform (for both Boys and Girls)
        LNSC Bottle Green sports shorts. No pockets.    6.     Make-up is not to be worn.
         (Micro fibre)
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7.   Caps/hats must not be worn in class. They are to       Valuables
     remain in lockers/bags during class time.
                                                            Students should not bring valuables to school as the
     Exception - caps/hats may be worn during Phys.
                                                            school is not responsible for any loss. If a large sum of
     Ed. and Sport and for safety reasons in practical
                                                            money needs to be brought to school it must be taken
     classes as directed by a teacher.
                                                            to the general office before school starts.
8.   Only all black or all white scarves are permitted at   Lost property - check with Student Welfare Coordinator.
     school.                                                Private property brought to school is not insured, nor is
                                                            the Department of Education responsible for any loss.
9.   Students are not permitted to have bags, including
     bum bags, in the classroom or in the yard at
     recess and/or lunchtime.

Please Note:      All articles of clothing MUST BE
NAMED.

*Consultation has occurred in developing this code and
it has been approved by School Council.

Uniform Suppliers
Academy Uniforms
238 Wolseley Place, Thomastown, 3074
Telephone: 9460 8011

Hours: Mon – Fri 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sat 9.00 am to 12 noon.

Note: Academy Uniforms operate a uniform store every
Friday at Lalor North Secondary College between
10.30 am and 11.00 am.
All items of uniform can be purchased.

Bux Wear (formerly GPI Wearhouse Direct)
218 Settlement Road, Thomastown 3074
Telephone: 9464 7555

Hours: Mon – Fri 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sat 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.




Student Handbook 2009                                                                                                   9
                                                         Courses of Study
The following is the current curriculum outline and time allocation for Courses of Study. It is subject to the availability of
staff. The School operates on thirty periods per week.
                                                                    YEAR 7
English       Maths        HUM       Science      LOTE        Pastoral    P.E.         Sport          Drama/          Art/            Tech/Textiles/
                                                                                                     Ceramics        Music             Home Eco.
   5           5           3            3            3             1          2          2               2             2                    2
Note: Subjects bracketed together (eg. Art/Music) are studied for one semester each.

                                                                     YEAR 8
 English         Maths           HUM           Science        LOTE        Pastoral         P.E./          Music/              Art/         Textiles/
                                                                                          Sport            VCD              Systems       Home Eco.
    5              5              4               3           3                1             3              2                  2              2
Note; Subjects bracketed together (eg. Textiles/Home Economics) are studied for one semester each.

                                                                    YEAR 9
  English             Maths        HUM/Civics &         Science         LOTE/ESL              P.E.          Electives                 Electives
                                    Citizenship                                              Sport
     5                  5                 5                 3                3                 3                 3                        3
Note: Four electives are chosen, with each being studied for one semester only.

                                                          YEAR 10
    English                 Maths                 SLU*                 SLU*                  SLU*                    SLU*
      5                       5                    5                    5                     5                       5

* Semester Learning Unit
NOTE: Four Semester Learning Units (SLU) are studied for each semester, unless the student has been accepted into
a Year 11 Acceleration subject. A Year 11 subject replaces two Semester Learning Units (one per Semester). One SLU
must be selected from Science and one from Humanities. All students will study one semester of Managed Individual
Pathways (MIPs).

Year 9 Electives
Art 1:                                 Information Technology                     Textiles – Print & Dye
   - 2D Art                            Literature                                 Visual Communication 1:
   - Drawing, Painting &               Photography                                   - Information Design
       Printmaking                     Recreation                                 Visual Communication 2:
Art 2:                                 Robotics                                      - 2D & 3D Drawing Systems
   - 3D Art                            School of Rock
   - Sculpture & Ceramics              Sport
Ceramics                               Technology:
Drama                                     - Wood
Health & Human Development                - Food
                                          - Metal


Year 10 Semester Learning Units
Advance                                Drama                                      Legal, Money and Business                 Textiles/Print and Dye
Advanced Photography                   Economics                                   (Humanities)                             Visual Communication
Art 1:                                 E*Commerce                                 Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs)         & Design 1
 - 2D Art                              Health & Physical Education                Materials Technology – Food               Visual Communication
- Drawing, Painting & Printmaking      Literature                                 Media                                      & Design 2
                                       History: War & Revolutions                 Personal Trainers
Art 2:                                   (Humanities                              Recreation
 - 3D Art                              Information Technology: Publishing)        School of Rock
 - Sculpture & Ceramics                  and Presentation                         Science Advanced (Semester 2)
Cake Decorating                        Italian (Semesters 1 & 2)                  Sport
Ceramics                               Journalism                                 Technology – Materials – Wood
Cold War and Conflict in the world                                                Technology – Systems
Today




Student Handbook 2009                                                                                                                             10
Acceleration: Year 11 VCE Units 1 & 2
(These units are available to year 10 students who demonstrate the level of mastery required to attempt a VCE Unit).

Accounting                                   Information Technology                   Political Studies
Business Administration (VET)                International Studies                    Sport and Recreation (VET)
Business Management                          Legal Studies                            Studio Arts
Dance (VET)                                  Literature                               Twentieth Century History
Drama                                        Materials Technology - Food              Visual Communication
Economics                                    Music (VET)
Health & Human Development                   Physical Education


VCE Subjects
Accounting                                       Italian                              Physics
Biology                                          Legal Studies                        Physical Education
Business Management                              Literature                           Psychology
Chemistry                                        Materials Design – Wood              Studio Arts
Economics                                        Materials Design - Food              Visual Communication
English / ESL                                    Mathematics Units 1 & 2:              & Design
Health & Human Development                           - Foundation Maths
History - Modern History (Units 1 & 2)               - General Maths A
        - Revolutions (Units 3 & 4)                  - General Maths B
Information Technology (Units 1 & 2)                 - Mathematical Methods
Info Processing & Management (Units 3 & 4)       Mathematics Units 3 & 4:
International Studies (Units 3 & 4)                  - Further Maths
Industry & Enterprise (Units 1 & 2)                  - Mathematical Methods
                                                     - Specialist Maths



                                                                              VET Programs at a TAFE or another Secondary
Note:                                                                         College
At Year 11 and 12 LNSC offers VCE (Victorian                                  Some of the courses we are involved with include:
Certificate of Education, VET (Vocational Education &                             Certificate II in Automotive Technology
Training) and the VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied
                                                                                  Certificate II in Engineering Technology
Learning).
                                                                                  Certificate II in Furnishing
VET Programs within the School                                                    Certificate II in Multimedia
                                                                                  Certificate II in Hospitality
The College will offer the following programs in 2009:
                                                                                  Certificate II in Hair and Beauty
     Certificate II in Business
                                                                                  Certificate II in Child Care
     Certificate II in Music
     Certificate II in Sport and Recreation                                  VCAL Units
                                                                                      Literacy
                                                                                      Personal and Work Skills
                                                                                      Foundation Maths or General Maths B
                                                                                      VET Subject
                                                                                      VCE Subject/s




Student Handbook 2009                                                                                                             11
                                   Discipline and Welfare Policy
                                                    Community Version


The purpose of this document is to provide an easy to           Serious Offences
read version of the full policy which is available on                      Leaving school grounds without permission.
request from the Assistant Principals.                                     Fighting.
                                                                           Sexual/racial/physical harassment.
Aims of the Policy
                                                                           Indecent (including racist) language.
 To provide a cooperative and caring environment                          Vandalism.
  where all members of the school community feel                           Drug and alcohol abuse (including smoking).
  valued and respected.                                                    Swearing at a teacher.
 To equip students and staff with a stimulating and
  secure learning environment.
                                                                Consequences for Misdemeanours
 To establish standards of behaviour based on
  cooperation, courtesy, respect, mutual responsibility         1.      Out of uniform: Students will not be permitted to
  and self-discipline that will promote positive                        attend regular classes if out of uniform. Students
  relationships between all community members.                          may be sent home to change into correct uniform
                                                                        if parents can be contacted and issued with a
Discipline Plan                                                         school detention.
Teachers should have a discipline plan for individual           2.      Lateness: It is the classroom teacher‟s
classes which would include positive consequences.                      responsibility at the start of each lesson. Students
The plan will specify consequences for negative                         late to school are to report to the office for a pass.
behaviour.                                                              The third and subsequent lateness each term will
                                                                        incur a school detention.
The following rules are common to all classrooms.               3.      Wagging classes/days: One 45 minute detention
                                                                        for each period missed. Students do class work
Classroom rules                                                         missed in detention. Parent contact.
1. Students to be punctual.                                     4.      Graffiti: Detention(s) spent cleaning tables,
2. Students to be prepared for class: with homework                     chairs, etc. Repeat or extreme offences will mean
      completed, and the right books and equipment.                     suspension (internal/external)
3. Students to carefully follow classroom instructions.         5.      Damage to property/minor vandalism: Letter to
                                                                        parent. Payment to cover cost of repair or
4. Students to respect the rights of others.
                                                                        replacement.
Additional specific classroom rules could apply to
individual classes.                                             6.      Smoking: First time - parent contact plus
                                                                        "education" essay and/or research. Second and
Positive consequences (or rewards)                                      subsequent times - suspension.
1. A positive note or phone call to parents.                    7.      Tampering with fire extinguisher: Internal
2. Free admission to school functions.                                  suspension given. Payment to cover cost of repair
3. Extra computer time.                                                 or replacement.
4. Special class-based activity.                                8.      Serious offences: Fighting, minor stealing,
5. Class excursions.                                                    disobeying teacher and other offences of a similar
                                                                        seriousness. First time - parents contacted and up
Negative consequences for breaking classroom                            to five detentions or internal suspension given.
rules                                                                   Second and subsequent times - external
1. Warning.                                                             suspension is likely.
2. Speaking to student after class.                             9.      Very serious offences: Major stealing, major
3. Isolate student from friends / sent from class to                    vandalism, assault, swearing at teacher and taking
     Student Services Coordinator or Assistant                          or possession of illegal drugs and prohibited
     Principal / buddy system.                                          substances - immediate suspension. (Police
4. Complete unfinished class work at home.                              involvement may be necessary.) Student Welfare
5. Class teacher to give detention.                                     Coordinator and outside agencies may also be
6. Note in diary to parents.                                            involved where appropriate and counselling/advice
7. Meeting with Level/Sub School Coordinator and/or                     given in all cases.
     parents.



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10. Harassment: For more serious cases a                            Have ready access to school administration
    conference will be held and the student will be                  and teachers to discuss concerns.
    suspended. The student may also be required to                  Are fully informed of school welfare and
    complete a work unit on harassment. Student                      discipline procedures.
    Welfare Coordinator and outside agencies
    involved where appropriate and counselling/advice     Parents have the responsibility:
    given in all cases.                                        To support the school welfare and discipline
11. Swearing: First time – warning / reprimand.                   policy and practices.
    Second time: lines / detention.                            To make the school aware of any difficulties
                                                                  that may affect a student‟s development.
Detention                                                      To keep in contact with the school concerning
A school detention may be the consequence for the                 student‟s progress by attending parent/teacher
breaking of school rules and other serious offences.              interviews and information sessions.
                                                               To ensure students attend school regularly
Suspension                                                        and show an interest in student‟s school work
                                                                  and homework.
Suspension is a serious disciplinary measure and will          To notify school about change of personal
be used if student behaviour breaches regulations in              information (phone number, address, etc.).
the Department of Education's “Student Code of
Conduct”:                                                 Students
                                                          Students have the right to learn and to be given the
1.   in the instances mentioned above; or                 opportunity of experiencing success in reaching their
2.   when other measures have not produced a              potential. They should be able to learn without
     satisfactory response.                               interruption or distraction from others, in the knowledge
                                                          that their teachers are concerned for their progress.
Suspensions may be:
1. Internal - student completes school work at            That these rights may be safeguarded, students have
school, but has no contact with other students.           the responsibility to support school policy by:
2. External - student not permitted to attend school,           Behaving in a courteous and tolerant way in
    completes school work at home.                                 dealing with teachers and other students.
                                                                Carrying out instructions and directions from
Discipline Meetings                                                teachers.
Informal meetings may be convened at the request of             Attending classes regularly and punctually,
teachers or parents to discuss solutions to behavioural            bringing the necessary materials.
problems. These meetings should have a cooperative              Completing all set work to the best of their
focus where positive strategies and goals are set for              ability.
students.                                                       Observing school rules with respect to persons
                                                                   and property.
Dealing with difficult students
Possible approaches with „difficult‟ students for whom    Teachers
all other approaches have failed, could include:          Teachers have the right to expect that students would
  Attending a Teaching Unit                              come to class properly prepared and willing to work
  Support groups                                         cooperatively in the classroom. Teachers have the right
  Special programs at school                             to expect students to show courtesy and respect to all
  Work experience                                        members of the class.
  Contracts
  Outside agencies                                       Teachers have the responsibility to:
                                                               Foster a positive, safe environment conducive
Rights and Responsibilities                                       to learning.
Parents                                                        Encourage awareness and understanding of
Parents have the right to expect that teachers have an            school rules.
interest in and concern for their children‟s education         Encourage respect and acknowledge
and welfare. This means that they have the right to               differences.
expect the school to provide a suitable learning               Encourage sharing, tolerance and compassion
environment which promotes social, emotional and                  amongst all students.
academic growth of the student.                                Enhance and encourage ongoing
                                                                  parent/teacher contact through a variety of
For this to occur, it is important that parents:                  means.
      Are kept informed of the progress of their              Be consistent and fair in applying discipline.
          child.

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        Promote self-esteem, confidence and personal         teachers to provide help and support in matters related
         development among students and recognise             to student welfare and discipline. They will assist with
         all student achievements.                            strategies, make parental contact and counsel students
        Expect students to strive for high levels of         when necessary.
         achievement.
                                                              Student Welfare Coordinator
Welfare and Discipline Structure                              This person helps students who have personal
                                                              problems or concerns which could affect their work at
Form teachers
                                                              school. Problems could relate to home, other students,
One of your child‟s subject teachers will normally be
                                                              teachers, coping with school work, health or emotional
their form teacher. The role of this teacher is to exercise
                                                              problems. Young people these days seem to have to
a pastoral care function, getting to know each student
                                                              deal with many difficult situations and decisions and so
as thoroughly as possible, encouraging, counselling or
                                                              need support and guidance in order to be able to
disciplining wherever necessary.
                                                              effectively solve their own problems.
Coordinators
There is a Year 7-9 Sub School Leader, a Senior
School Leader, and Student Services Coordinators at
each year level who support classroom and form

                                              Harassment Policy

Sexual, Racial and Physical Harassment Policy                 Statement of Belief
Student Version                                               Any verbal or physical conduct of any nature is sexual,
This policy applies to any harassment based on the            racial or physical harassment when it is:
attributes outlined in the Victorian Equal Opportunity        Uninvited, unreciprocated, unwelcome and/or repeated.
Act 1995. Although the words sexual, racial and/or            People are defined in terms of their gender or sexual
physical harassment are used, these may be                    preference; race or nationality; or disability; and the
substituted for harassment involving any of the other         individual‟s contribution and worth is denigrated or
attributes such as: disability, physical features or          ignored.
personal association and bullying.                            Sexual harassment does not refer to occasional
                                                              compliments or common courtesies. There are three (3)
Rationale                                                     basic forms of sexual harassment, which often combine
"Sexual, racial, physical or any other type of                in practice and may join with elements of ethnic and
harassment in a school means that people will be              racial prejudice. None of the forms is acceptable and
offended, self-esteem and morale will be undermined           none is too trivial to warrant complaint. They include
and work effectiveness and learning ability will be           subtle, explicit and criminal.
impeded. Students and staff should not have to work in
such an environment."                                         NOTE: Both subtle and explicit forms of harassment
(Statement from Director General of Education 1985.)          may be considered as minor or major depending on the
                                                              circumstances. The following gives examples of
                                                              harassment that is unacceptable at Lalor North
                                                              Secondary College. These are only examples and the
                                                              lists are by no means exhaustive.




Student Handbook 2009                                                                                               14
Sexual Harassment

Subtle: (not always obvious)           Explicit: (obvious)                        Criminal Action:

   Subtle forms of sexual             Explicit forms are easier to identify as   Criminal action may include some of
    harassment tend to be the most     they often involve overtly offensive or    the above but also covers:
    common. They include:              intimidating behaviour. They include:
   Leering, staring.                                                                  Indecent exposure.
   Sexual comments about a               Pinching, patting, touching,                Sexual assault.
    person's body, or dress.               embracing, grabbing.                        Attempted or actual rape.
   Smutty comments or jokes.             Repeated requests for dates,                Sending obscene letters or
   Questions about another's              especially after refusal.                    making obscene phone calls.
    sexual activity.                      Smutty jokes and comments.
   Persistent comment about a            Sexually provocative remarks.
    person's private life.                Displays of sexually graphic
   Physical contact, eg.                  material - pornography.
    purposefully brushing up against      Offensive gestures.
    another's body.
   Belittling (degrading) comments
    based on sex-role stereotyping.


Racial Harassment

Subtle: (not always obvious)           Explicit: (obvious)                        Criminal Action:

   Racial comments.                      Pushing, hitting, spitting.               Inciting racial hatred.
   Belittling (degrading comments        Racial comments and jokes.                Assault.
    based on race/nationality             Offensive racial gestures.                Sending or making racially
    stereotyping).                        Using racially insulting language.         offensive or threatening letters or
                                          Writing or displaying graphic              telephone calls.
                                           material which is racially
                                           offensive.
                                          Mimicking a person‟s accent or
                                           speech pattern.


Physical Harassment/Bullying

Subtle: (not always obvious)           Explicit: (obvious)                        Criminal Action:

   Leering, staring.                     Belittling (degrading) comment            Assault / Battery
   Mimicking a physical disability        (put downs).                              Making threats
    (eg. limp, speech pattern)            Insulting and upsetting remarks           Bullying
   Excluding people from groups           about a person‟s physical
                                           features, name calling
                                          Pushing, kicking, hitting, spitting
                                          Damaging the property of others
                                          Threatening or spreading
                                           rumours
                                          Making rude or threatening signs
                                          Hiding their belongings
                                          Repeated put downs
                                          Demanding money, food or other
                                           belongings or services




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When a Student Harasses another Student


Student is sexually, racially, or physically harassed OR student             Report matter to Equal Opportunity Coordinator (Principal and/or Assistant Principals) OR any
sees someone sexually, racially, or physically harassed                      trusted teacher



                                                             A Confidential Incident Report will be filled in


                      The Principal and/or Assistant Principals will investigate the complaint by listening and talking to all those involved in the incident
                      individually and confidentially. The person who makes the complaint will be made as comfortable as possible. Both the person making
                      the complaint and the person who the complaint has been made against will have an opportunity tell the Equal Opportunity Coordinator
                      what happened. Anyone who witnessed the incident will also be interviewed




         Principal and/or Assistant Principals find the complaint is                                       Principal and/or Assistant Principals find the complaint is NOT
         TRUE                                                                                              TRUE
                                                                                                           (Any false claim will be treated the same as sexual/racial
                                                                                                           harassment)




                               MINOR                                                                                                MAJOR




            PROCEDURES FOR MINOR SEXUAL, RACIAL,                                                                PROCEDURES FOR MAJOR SEXUAL, RACIAL,
            PHYSICAL HARASSMENT                                                                                 PHYSICAL HARASSMENT


When a minor incident of sexual, racial or physical harassment occurs, the                       As soon as a complaint is made, the student may be removed from class or
person(s) who did the harassing will be counselled by the Principal and/or                       parents may be contacted
Assistant Principals

                                                                                                 After an investigation by the Principal and/or Assistant Principals, a group will
They must then agree not to repeat the behaviour. This means they must                           meet and may be involved in further investigation. This group will consist of at
not engage in any behaviour which may be classified as sexual or racial                          least two people from the following: Assistant Principal, Principal, Sub School
harassment                                                                                       Coordinator and Student Services Coordinator


The student must also agree to keep the matter confidential. That is, not
talk about the incident to other students                                                        The student who did the harassing will be taken out of class and must stay
                                                                                                 with either the Assistant Principal, Sub School or Student Services
                                                                                                 Coordinator until their parents come to the school for a meeting with the group
A written contract agreeing not to repeat the behaviour and to keep the                          (or part of the group). The student will stay out of class until this happens
matter confidential may be taken out depending upon the seriousness of
the incident

                                                                                                 The harassing student will be suspended for a number of days that will be
The parents of the student who did the harassing will be told if the Principal                   decided on by the group
and/or Assistant Principals decide this is necessary


                                                                                                 A contract will be drawn up and must be signed in front of the student's
The parents of the student who was harassed will be told if the Principal                        parents
and/or Assistant Principals decide this is necessary

                                                                                                 The student will do a unit of work on sexual, racial, physical harassment while
                                                                                                 suspended
If the student who did the harassing repeats the behaviour, this then
becomes a major incident of sexual, racial, or physical harassment
                                                                                                 The students must meet with the Principal and/or Assistant Principals to
                                                                                                 discuss the incident before returning to class


                                                                                                 The incident will be carefully documented and filed with the Student Contract



                                                                                                 NOTE: If the incident of sexual, racial, physical harassment involves
                                                                                                 criminal action, the Police will be involved.


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                                            Index
Acceleration: Year 11 VCE Units 1 & 2, 11       Library rules, 4
accident, 3                                     liquid paper, 2
after school meetings, 2                        Lockers, 5
attendance, 2                                   Materials And Services Contribution, 3
bicycles, 6                                     minidisk players, 5
Books, 6                                        Mobile Phones, 5
Boys Summer Uniform, 8                          Morning Coffee Group, 5
Boys Winter Uniform, 8                          MP3 players, 5
Bullying, 15                                    newsletter, 5
camps, 3                                        Offences, 12
canteen, 2                                      Office hours, 3
Cars, 6                                         Out of uniform, 12
CD players, 5                                   Outdoor Education, 6
Chameleon, 2                                    parent/teacher meetings, 5
change of address, telephone number, 2          Parents, 13
Chewing gum, 2                                      Rights and Responsibilities, 13
Classroom rules, 12                             PE/Sport Uniform, 8
College Council, 2                              Perfumes, 2
communication between home and school, 2        Photographs, 6
computers, 2                                    Physical Education, 6
Deodorants, 2                                   Physical Harassment, 15
detention, 13                                   Public Transport, 6
Discipline and Welfare, 12                      Racial Harassment, 15
Discipline Meetings, 13                         religious symbols, 9
Dress and General Appearance Code, 8            reports, 5
drugs, 12                                       Sexual Harassment, 15
Education Maintenance Allowance, 3              Shoes, 8
enrolment, 2                                    Smoking, 12
excursions, 3                                   Sport, 6
Fighting, 12                                    stealing, 12
Financial Assistance, 3                         steel rulers, 2
fire extinguisher, 12                           Student ID Cards, 7
First Aid, 3                                    Student Welfare Coordinator, 7, 14
Form teachers, 14                               Students, 13
Girls Summer Uniform, 7                             Rights and Responsibilities, 13
Girls Winter Uniform, 7                         Study Planner, 2
Graffiti, 12                                    Suspension, 13
harassment, 13                                  swearing at teacher, 12
Harassment, 17                                  Teachers, 13
Harassment Policy, 14                           textas, 2
Hats, 8                                         Transport, 7
Health Card, 3                                  Uniform, 7
Homework, 3                                     Uniform Suppliers, 9
ID Cards, 7                                     Valuables, 9
illness, 3                                      vandalism, 12
Interschool Sport, 6                            VCAL Units, 11
iPods, 5                                        VCE Subjects, 11
Jewellery, 9                                    VET Programs, 11
late arrival, 4                                 Wagging, 12
Lateness, 12                                    Welfare and Discipline Structure, 14
leave school early, 3                           Year 10 Semester Learning Units, 10
Letters, 4                                      Year 9 Electives, 10
Level/Sub School Coordinators, 14




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