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									            Learning in our Valley – Thinking Beyond the Hills

     PROSPECTUS 2012
College Principal                                   Tony Fuller
Head of Campus      Prep-6 School                   Robert Hanlon
Associate Principal Middle School                   Colin Troyahn
Associate Principal Senior School                   Mark Wilson
Deputy Principal Primary Campus                     Samantha Molloy
Deputy Principal Primary Campus                     Michael Bruno
Deputy Principal 7-12 Campus                        Annie Murie
Deputy Principal 7-12 Campus                        Maurice Andrejic
Head of Special Education Services                  Janet Kirby

Business Manager                                    Christine Smith
Business Service Manager – Finance                  Maxine Wienert
Business Service Manager – Human Resources          Gloria Pyne
Business Service Manager – Students                 Margaret Baldock
Parents & Citizens President                        Chris Gloor

Address                                             Jungara Road
                                                    REDLYNCH QLD 4870

Postal Address                                      P.O. Box 326
                                                    REDLYNCH QLD 4870

Telephone                                           07 40399222
Student Absentee Number                             07 40399294
Fax                                                 07 40399200
Outside School Hours Care                           07 40390267
Email                         the.principal@redlynchsc.qld.gov.au
School Website                          www.redlynchsc.qld.ed.au
Office Hours                                 8-00 am – 4-00pm

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                       TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents                                                       2
Principals Welcome                                                      3
Location, History and Future Development                                4
School Vision                                                           5
Enrolment Procedures                                                    6
Structure of Redlynch State College                                     7
School Calendar 2012                                                    8
Daily Routine                                                           8
Appointments                                                            9
Attendance / Absenteeism                                                9
Books / Booklists and Stationery                                       10
The Code of School Behaviour                                           11
Communication between School and Home                                  10
Computer Usage                                                         11
Curriculum                                                             11
Homework                                                               12
Camps and Excursions                                                   13
Instrumental Music/Sports                                              13
Custody / Parental Orders                                              14
Early Departure / Late Arrival                                         14
Electronic Devices policy                                              15
Health and Safety                                                      15
Illness/Communicable Diseases                                          17
Leaving School Grounds                                                 18
Lost Property                                                          18
Media Release                                                          18
Money and Valuables/Money Collection                                   18
Outside School Hours Care Program                                      19
Parade                                                                 19
Parent Contribution Schemes/ Parent and Citizens Association           19
Parent Volunteers                                                      20
Personal Items                                                         20
Preparatory (Prep)                                                   20-22
Religious Education                                                    22
Reporting Student Progress                                             23
Resource Centre                                                        23
School Photographs                                                     23
Smoking                                                                23
Specialist Services                                                    25
Student Transfer                                                       25
Student Leadership                                                     25
Sun Smart Policy                                                       26
Travel to and from School                                              26
Tuckshop / Canteen                                                     27
Visitors to School                                                     27
Uniform Policy                                                       28-30
College Map                                                            31

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Redlynch State College (formerly Redlynch State School) has a proud history of academic
success, sporting prowess, community support and parent involvement. The College has
strong community links that have been a recurrent feature as our community continues to

By 2012 the College will cater for approximately 1840 students from Prep to Year 12 and
provide a seamless learning path to students as they journey through life. We feel that our
school vision of “Learning in our Valley. Thinking beyond the Hills” sets an
appropriate focus for the social, emotional, spiritual and physical growth of students in our

During this learning journey ongoing positive relationships will be encouraged and there
will be opportunities to succeed academically and to engage in real life learning. We are
providing innovative and challenging experiences for all students in preparation for future
pathways beyond the school environment.

It is with much pleasure that we present to you our prospectus for Redlynch State College.
The prospectus is a brief description of the college procedures, if you would like further
information please contact us at the college.

Our policy is an ‘open door’ one. We encourage people to talk about our school and our
students. Education is about partnerships between the home and school. Without your
support neither the school nor our students will progress. I would ask that you make time
available so that we can work together to improve all aspects of this partnership.

As the College Principal, I am excited to see this development in our school community.
We will provide a unique learning experience for all students. One that aims to capture,
engage and provide success for all individuals.

Welcome to our life-long learning journey where thinking beyond the hills is the key.
Together we can create and continue our proud traditions.

Tony Fuller


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                OF THE SCHOOL
Redlynch State College is located in the outlying suburb of Redlynch to the west of the
Cairns city centre. Nestled in the Freshwater Valley and surrounded by the steep hills of
the Great Dividing Range the school primarily services the needs of families in the
Redlynch, Caravonica, Kamerunga, Freshwater and Brinsmead areas.

Redlynch State School was first opened in 1932, with an enrolment of 80 students at the
original school site on Redlynch Intake Road. A new primary campus was built at the
current Jungara Road site in 1994. That new site, once a sugar cane farm, opened its
doors with an enrolment of 165 and continued to experience considerable growth during
the last 18 years.

In 1999 a proposal for a new high school to be built across the road from the primary
school was developed. The concept was originally designed to cater for the Middle School
years of 6 to 9. However, strong population growth in the area prompted the Queensland
Government to put forward a vision for a Prep to Year 12 State College.

In 2007 the 7 to 12 Campus of the newly named Redlynch State College opened its doors
on a new campus site on Jungara Road, catering for year 7 students and also the first
group of year 8 students. Further extensions to buildings and facilities followed in 2008
and the following years have seen all four stages completed with the opening of Stage 4
to be held this year 2012. When all extensions are completed they will provide a seamless
learning journey from Prep to Year 12.

Redlynch State College is committed to developing high quality, innovative, challenging
and flexible educational programs that will meet the needs of students in a rapidly
changing world.

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                                   SCHOOL VISION
Our College’s Vision ‘Learning in Our Valley, Thinking beyond the Hills’ has been
developed through consultation with all school community members. Our school-wide
beliefs about teaching and learning are based on this vision. It provides for a range of
opportunities to support the eight key learning areas as well as the ‘whole child’.

Our goal is to create an enhanced learning environment that meets the needs of all
learners. On joining our school community, your child is being catered for throughout
their entire schooling life - a seamless learning journey.

Our school wide teaching philosophy supports our Vision and is based on a simple
acronym: R.S.C.E.Q.

          SUCCESS
          CONNECTIONS
          EQUITY
          QUALITY

We demonstrate:
  Excellence in teaching and learning to achieve the best student outcomes
  A quality curriculum that contributes to students leading morally responsible and
    productive lives in their own and a global society.
  Fair and equitable practices
  Sensitivity to cultural diversity
  Productive partnerships to achieve our common goals
  Innovative responsive and accountable leadership and management.
  A high level of pastoral care and support student welfare

 To achieve this, we are committed to Students, Quality and Accountability
 supported through the:

        Implementation of a learning framework that prepares students for life in a complex,
         multicultural, networked society.

        Creation of learning communities that meet diverse student and community needs.

        Development of a high quality professional workforce to move the organization to its
         preferred future.

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                             ENROLMENT PROCEDURES

1.     All parents of new enrolments and of students seeking to repeat any year will be
      interviewed by the Principal, Associate Principal or Deputy Principal. Interviews
      will be by appointment.

2.    The following documentation must be produced before any new enrolment:

     (a)   A Birth Certificate or Birth Registration Card is required as proof of
           age. Students must turn the age of 5 from the 1st July of the prior year
           before commencing and the 30th June in that year.

     (b)   For students who have attended a Queensland State School immediately
           prior to enrolment, a privacy release form will need to be signed so that all
           information held at the previous school can be forwarded. Our college will
           request the required transfer form. This is proof of earlier enrolment and
           year level of education reached.

     (c)   For students enrolling from interstate or from a Queensland non-state
           school, the most recent school report is required.

     (d)   For students with an impairment, a profile and verification and/or guidance
           reports and in some cases medical reports , may be needed. The parents of
           these students will need to have an interview with our Head of Special
           Education before final enrolment occurs.

     (e)    Meet all requirements of the Enrolment Management Plan(attached)

3.    The best possible placement of new students is assisted by the presentation of

4.    An Enrolment Form and other Administrative Forms will be completed at the time
      of enrolment. These are included in this package and available on our web site.

5      Please complete the School Resource Scheme and The Voluntary Financial
      contribution forms in your enrolment package so that resources can be issued
      to your student/s.
      New Enrolments:
            Please complete and return to the College office with intention to participate
            before student commences at our College
      Continuing Enrolments:
            Please complete and return to the College office with intention to participate
            before student commences each year.
6.    Commencement of schooling after enrolment will be negotiated depending on the
      specific needs of individual students.

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 Any change of details from the original enrolment form such as address, telephone
 number or parent employment address should be communicated immediately in writing
 to the school office. This information should be kept up to date so that parents can be
 contacted quickly in any emergency.


 The College has an Enrolment Management Plan that defines boundaries, catchment
 areas and the numbers enrolled in each year level. A copy of the Policy is provided as an
 attachment in this document.
 Strict adherence to these guidelines will be followed to ensure the College maintains
 manageable enrolment numbers.


Redlynch State College encompasses both a Prep to Yr 6 Campus and a Yr 7 to 12
Campus. Facilities on either campus will sometimes be used by students from the other

  Phase of
  Learning                                      Year Levels
                 The journey for the life long learner at Redlynch State College begins with
                 our Prep program. This facility contains areas for social gathering, outdoor
                 wet areas, an equipment store and a grass area with a playground and
                 sandpit. Each Prep building is internally equipped with a student size
    Early        kitchen, a variety of carpeted areas, a bag rack area and activity alcoves.
    Phase        Years One, Two and Three
   Learner       These buildings are grouped together with specified playground equipment
                 and undercover area. The school facilities such as computer lab, library,
                 tuckshop and music room are all in close proximity.
                 Years Four, Five and Six
                 Students from Years 4 to 6 are located on the eastern side of the P – 6
                 Campus. Each block has 4 teaching spaces which can be opened up to
                 create 2 large open areas. A number of small versatile rooms designed for
                 technology, teacher preparation and learning centres are off the main
                 teaching areas. A multi-purpose kitchen and wet area exists in each block
                 and is shared between the four classes. The school facilities such as
                 computer lab, library, tuckshop, music room and performance centre are
   Middle        all in close proximity.
    Phase        Years Seven, Eight and Nine
   Learner       As students grow and mature, so do their need for more specialized school
                 facilities. The year 7 to 9 students learn on the 7 to 12 campus. Facilities
                 include General Learning classrooms for the foundation subjects of English,
                 Maths, Science, SOSE and HPE. Specialized facilities in the areas of
                 Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Food Technology, ICTs and Industrial
                 Technology are also used.
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                       SCHOOL CALENDAR 2012
                                        TERM DATES

Term 1                 School starts              Monday       23 January 2012
    10 Weeks           Last day                   Friday       30 March 2012
Easter Vacation        Friday 30 March
                       School Recommences         Monday       16April 2012
Term 2                 School starts              Monday       16 April 2012
    10 Weeks           Last day                   Friday       22 June 2012
Winter Vacation        Saturday 23 June
                       to Sunday 8 July 2012
Term 3                 School starts              Monday       9 July 2012
    10 Weeks           Last day                   Friday       21 September 2012
Spring Vacation        Saturday 22 September
                       to Sunday 7 October 2012
Term 4                 School starts              Monday       8 October 2012
    10 Weeks           Student Free Day           Monday       22 October 2012
                       Last day                   Friday       14 December 2012
                       *Final Day for Year 12     Friday 23 November
                       *Final day for Year 10 and 11 students Friday 30 November 2012
Summer                 Saturday 15 December 2012
Vacation               to Sunday 22 January 2013 (incl.)
Term 1       2013      School starts              Monday       23 January 2013

                                      DAILY ROUTINE

          School     School     Lessons    Break 1     Lessons     Break     Lessons    School
          Arrival    Start                                           2                 Departure

Prep      8:15am     8:45am     8:45am     11:05am     11:55am    1:25pm      1:55pm    2:55pm
to                                 to         to          to         to          to
Year 6                          11:05am    11:55am                1:55pm      2:55pm
*                                                      1:25pm

Year 7    8:15am     8:45am     8:45am     11:20am     12:00pm     1:20pm     1:50pm    2:55pm
to 10                              to         to          to          to         to
                                11:25am    12:05pm                 1:45pm     2:55pm

* Students arriving early must sit in the undercover area until the 8:00am bell.

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   Appointments to see teachers to discuss student concerns or other school matters
    should be made via the Student Diary (Yr 4 -10) or by phone on 40399222.

   Appointments with members of administration are always welcome. Parents wishing to
    discuss student concerns or other school matters will need to phone 40399222 to
    make an appointment.

   For security and safety reasons all visitors are required to report to administration to
    record their details and whereabouts in the school.

                             ATTENDANCE / ABSENTEEISM

Students must attend school regularly in order to ensure satisfactory learning outcomes.
                          EVERY DAY COUNTS
If your child is absent from school please notify the school as soon as possible, either:

       in writing,
       by phoning the student absence line on 40399294
       or verbally in person to student services (not the class teacher)

This ensures our accountability and your child’s safety/wellbeing.
Children who arrive late on the P- 6 campus are to report to the Student Services block
Children who arrive late on the 7-12 campus are to report to the Student Services Centre
in the main Admin Block.

Students require a note from a parent/guardian explaining late arrival. This is linked to
effective time management and achieving the best possible academic outcomes for

An electronic Text Messaging system is used across the college for those students who are
late without notice or those who are absent without an explained reason. This message is
sent by Text informing you of your child’s absence or lateness by 11.00am. A response to
this message is required. This communication ensures that we know where all our
students are on any given day. If no explanation is given a follow up letter will be issued
and will require completion and return.

In the event of a child being absent for a period of 3 weeks without notification and
efforts by the school to contact parents are unsuccessful, the child’s enrolment will be
Where truancy is suspected the school will contact the parents/ and or appropriate
authorities to follow Duty of Care.

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                       BOOKS / BOOKLISTS AND STATIONERY

A list of required stationery and workbooks is prepared for each year level. These lists are
available in November/ December for the following school year.

                          THE CODE OF SCHOOL BEHAVIOUR
Education Queensland and Redlynch State College are committed to provisions that ensure
all young Queenslanders have a right to and receive a quality education. Redlynch State
College creates a supportive school environment where all people feel respected,
safe and are committed to learning. A positive learning environment is created by
building on quality relationships with students and parents. Our approach to developing
responsible behaviour is focused on these positive relationships and takes place in a
caring supportive environment. We believe that self-control is necessary for children’s
welfare and happiness and their ability to function effectively in society. Students are
encouraged to manage their thinking and own their behaviours and it is expected that
they develop self discipline and take responsibility for their actions. The values that drive
and influence all our decisions are:

                   Respect, Safety and a Commitment to Learning

The values and beliefs are embedded in the curriculum and expressed through our
learning outcomes. All are inter-related and without all three in place, the college would
not function effectively. It is expected that all members of our school community will
consistently display our values and beliefs in all actions. These values and beliefs are the
foundation of our Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students. Our Responsible Behaviour
Plan will be available for all parents to peruse and sign at the enrolment interview.

                   Conduct of parents and visitors to our College

It is expected that all parents and visitors entering the college, will follow the Code of
School Behaviour. We are highly committed to keeping our entire school community safe
within a supportive school environment that values Respect for each other.

Ongoing communication between school and home plays an important role in your child’s
education. We encourage you to be involved and to regularly speak with teachers about
your child’s progress. It is important to notify us if you have a concern or if you
believe your child is experiencing a problem. Some ways of communicating are:

   Parent / Teacher meetings - you are welcome to discuss your child’s progress with
    the teachers concerned. Please organise a convenient meeting time. Teachers are
    unable to meet with you while they are responsible for supervising other students.
   Parent / Teacher evenings - at the beginning of each year, Parent -Teacher
    evenings are arranged to inform all parents of classroom procedures and the
    expectations of your child’s teacher. We value partnerships with our parents and
    encourage genuine and meaningful communication.
   Parent /Teacher interviews - are arranged for the end of Term one and three.
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   Parent / Deputy Principal, Associate Principal, Principal meetings -parents are
    welcome to discuss their child’s progress with members of administration.
   Home - School Communication - each teacher has a system to facilitate
    communication between school and home. A daily communication booklet is often
    used to inform you of your child’s progress. Please feel free to use this system to
    communicate to your child’s teacher. Year 4 -11 students will have a student diary to
    facilitate this communication.
   Messages - contact with the school can always be made by phone or letter. Letters
    that contain sensitive information should be sealed and addressed to the intended
    reader. Phone messages will be relayed to teachers.
   Newsletters - the College has a weekly newsletter that is issued every Friday. This
    contains all relevant information for the next fortnight. We also publish a Term
    Calendar, which contains important dates. The Newsletter is also available on the
    school website.
   Webpage – visit www.redlynchsc.qld.edu.au It provides a range of information that
    will answer some of the questions you may have about curriculum, student welfare,
    the P&C and school events. This also has all staff work e-mails listed to enable you to
    make contact with various teachers.

                                   COMPUTER USAGE
The use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is central to the role of
teachers in preparing for learning, delivering learning experiences, managing and
assessing learning and reporting on student achievement. Student use of Redlynch State
College computers, networks and Internet services is a privilege, not a right.
Unacceptable use/ activity may result in suspension or cancellation of privileges. Students
and parent/ caregivers are required to sign a “Student Agreement – Computers and
the Internet Agreement” form prior to the student accessing school computers.

                                   RSC CURRICULUM

We believe that curriculum is the key to students seeing themselves as learners who can
develop the skills and knowledge they need, work across cultures, and persevere to
achieve success. Learning and teaching is central in all activities of our school. The
Redlynch State College curriculum is a cohesive and cumulative approach to teaching,
learning and assessment across P–12 that:
     maximises the learning of all students;
     recognises and celebrates diversity;
     engages all students in intellectually challenging learning experiences;
     provides students with clear guidelines on what they are learning and how they will
       be assessed; and
     involves a range of teaching strategies to meet different learning needs and explicit
       teaching to scaffold students’ learning.

Our teachers hold high expectations for all students and value the resources that they
bring from their home and community. The RSC curriculum supports all students to
develop a deep understanding of important subject matter and the intellectual tools and
strategies to think for themselves and manage their own learning.

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In 2012 Redlynch State College will implement the Australian Curriculum
(http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Home) P-10 for Science, Mathematics and
English through Education Queensland’s Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) project. All
other Key Learning Areas will continue to implement the Essential Learnings of QCAR
(http://education.qld.gov.au/qcar/index.html), while bridging into the eventual
implementation of the Australian Curriculum across all key learning areas over the next
three years.

Students in Years 11 and 12 undertake a number of pathways to achieve their QCE
(Queensland Certificate Education). This could involve OP eligible subjects for students
wishing to progress to university or a number of Certificate courses that provide
qualifications in areas such as hospitality, recreational studies and personal training prior
to completion of schooling. All subjects are QSA approved by the Queensland Studies
Authority (http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/569.html).

RSC prides itself in developing individual pathways that enable students to exit school with
qualifications and qualities that will set them on the right path for their future. Senior
Education and Training Plan begins in the middle phase of learning to help students
determine what their future pathways may be. Teachers and students work together to
ensure that they exit with the correct prerequisites for transitioning into the career of their

L.O.T.E. (Language other than English)
Education Queensland provides a Language Other Than English Program (LOTE).
Japanese and French are offered at Redlynch State College.
    Year 5, 6 and 7 students learn Japanese for up to 90 minutes per week
    Year 7 -12 students are offered Japanese as an elective.
    Year 7 -12 students are offered French as an elective.


Homework provides students with opportunities to consolidate their classroom learning,
prepare for lifelong learning beyond the classroom and involve family members in their
learning. The setting of homework takes into account the need for students to have a
balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, recreation, cultural pursuits and
employment where appropriate.

It is critical that parents support their children by supervising their home studies. If your
child is able to establish a regular working pattern the whole process of home study
becomes a more successful venture.

Homework that enhances student learning:

      is purposeful and relevant to students' needs
      is appropriate to the phase of learning (early, middle and senior)
      is appropriate to the capability of the student
      develops the student's independence as a learner
      is varied, challenging and clearly related to class work
      allows for student commitment to recreational, employment, family and cultural
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There is an emphasis on helping students establish a positive routine of regular,
independent study, without going overboard.

Time allocation for homework – guide only, as per EQ Homework Policy

Years 1, 2 and 3 could be up to but generally not more than one hour per week (15
minutes per night)

Years 4 and 5 could be up to but generally not more than two to three hours per week
(30 minutes - 45 minutes per night)

Years 6 and 7 could be up to but generally not more than three to four hours per week
(45 – 60 minutes per night)

In Year 8 and Year 9, students should be given more responsibility for their own
learning. They can be required to engage in independent learning to complement work
undertaken in class. Homework in Years 8 and 9 could be up to but not more than five
hours per week (at least 60 minutes per night)

In the Senior Phase the amount of time devoted to homework and independent study
will vary according to the student's learning needs and individual program of learning,
determined through their Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan.

                               CAMPS AND EXCURSIONS

Camps and school excursions will be offered as part of our educational program. Every
effort will be made to keep excursions expenses to a minimum. As camps and excursions
are designed to support curriculum programs, lead-up and follow-up classroom activities
will be designed around the camp or excursion and within the context of the Discovery
Journey/ Quest/ curriculum subject. Some curriculum based and leadership camps will be
offered in the Middle School.
                                INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Instrumental Music tuition is offered to students from Year 3 on a myriad of instruments.
More information can be found with the music teachers.


Interschool Sports occur in 2nd & 3rd Term for Year 5, 6 and 7 (occasionally year 4 is
             2nd Term             Softball/Soccer (boys) and Netball (girls)
                                  Cluster Sports Days
             3rd Term             Athletics Inter-house Carnival - July/Aug
                                  Athletics Interschool Carnival - Aug/Sept
                                  Cricket/Kanga Cricket (boys) and Softball (girls)
                                  Swimming Years 1 & 2

For Years 8 to12 a range of sporting activities are undertaken including swimming , inter-
school sport (Terms 3 and 4), club sport and out of school competitions at night. Years
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8and 9 are involved with TCN (Trinity Cairns North) sport while yrs10-12 participate in
CISSA (Cairns Inter-School Sports Association)
Bus travel is involved for all sports and a bus fare will be charged to get to sport. Children
are requested to wear full school uniform, including a hat when competing or out on field
trips. Sports are part of the total school curriculum and students are expected to take part
unless a suitable written reason is provided by a parent eg ill health, injury etc.
                                  ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
The school holds an Athletics Carnival in either July or August. Children are allocated into
sports houses as follows:

                            TORRENTS             Blue
                            CASCADES             Green
                            RAPIDS               Red
                            FALLS                Gold

House Polo Shirts are available from the School Shop.

                          CUSTODY AND PARENTAL ORDERS

If there are custody arrangements with your child, please notify the school of those
details. It is essential that the Principal, class teacher and our administration staff are
informed when concerns surround custody issues so that the appropriate action can be
taken by the school if necessary. On occasion we may have to act on custody information
held in our confidential school files. It is vital that this information remains current and is
supported by appropriate documentation.

                        EARLY DEPARTURE AND LATE ARRIVAL

Parents/ carers wishing to collect students from school early are required to:
 Advise the school by note or phone of the intended collection
 Report to the Administration to collect your child. Have student complete checkout
   from kiosk
 If a person other than the parent/caregiver is to collect a child early from school, they
   will require a note from you
 Due to our duty of care responsibilities, we decline requests to allow students to leave
   our care to make their own way home unsupervised by an adult during class time
 Students are required to catch the school bus service where provided. No permission
   will be given to leave early to catch public bus services if a school run operates

Prep – 6 students arriving late to school are required to report to the office in the Student
Services block before proceeding to their class with their “Late Slip”.

Year 7 to 11 students arriving late to school are required to report to Student Services in
the admin Block before proceeding to their class with their “Late Slip”.

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                            ELECTRONIC DEVICES POLICY
Due to ongoing concerns about the inappropriate use of mobile phones, ipods and other
types of electronic devices the College has banned the use of such items both in class and
during breaks while students are at school. Education Queensland states clearly that

schools can ban these items if they are causing disruption to the school and to the
educational program of other students. This policy will reduce the risk of cyber-bullying,
lessen the cost of having the phones and also reduce the peer pressure of having the best
and latest phone. Students who continue to bring mobile phones and other electronic
devices into the classroom will have them confiscated and taken to the office. Parents
will then be required to collect them from the office.

If a student needs to bring a mobile phone to school it will need to be signed in at the
office and left there for the day turned off. At the end of the day it can be collected and
signed out. All phones will need to be marked with appropriate identification.

                                 HEALTH AND SAFETY

 Should your son or daughter be prescribed by their Medical Practitioner to take
 medication while at school the following Department of Education regulations apply:
 1.    The parent or guardian must in the first instance make written request to the
       principal of the school, and fill in an “Administration of Medication to Students”
       form available at the school office.

 2.    The student’s medication, with the pharmacist’s written instruction on the
       container must be lodged with the school for security purposes.

 3.    Administration of the medication will be carried out by an adult staff member
       designated by the Principal.

 4.    Non-prescribed medication should not be brought to school and will not be
       administered by school staff.

 5.    Parents who have children with a Medical Condition should contact the Office to
       discuss their Health Action Plan. This will clarify the required actions and the use
       of medication.

 Parents who have children with serious medical conditions (ie epilepsy, heart
 conditions, serious allergies, chronic asthma) should not only mention this on the
 Enrolment Form but also draw attention to this condition with the School Office. A
 Medical Alert may be required and Health Action Plan so that information is available to
 staff who may be in contact with children whose medical conditions may require
 immediate action.

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If a student is ill please do not send them to school. School is not a place for sick
children. If your child becomes ill at school you will be required to collect them from sick

The only way the headlice can be defeated is if everyone checks their children’s hair and
treats the problem, If one person misses out the headlice infestation starts again.
To quickly resolve the problem we are asking all parents to inspect their child’s hair and
scalp and take a few precautions against spread. We suggest you look for the following
symptoms or signs, which would indicate the presence of headlice:
 General: child scratching his/her head excessively
 On the pillow: fine black powder or paler coloured material
 In the hair: “Nits”, the lice eggs, seen as cream to coffee coloured specks stuck near
    the hair roots.
 The lice themselves, small white to greyish parasites about as big as a pin head.

If you notice any of the above signs or need further advice please contact your local
pharmacist. Treatment is easy and readily available from the pharmacy.

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 Set out below are the exclusion times and conditions for a number of childhood

Diarrhea                      Excluded for 24 hours after diarrhea has ceased.
                              If Norovirus 48 hrs

Vomiting                      Excluded for 24 hours after child last vomited.
                              If Norovirus 48 hrs
Conjunctivitis                Excluded until discharge has ceased on morning waking.

Chicken Pox                   Excluded until completely healed.

German Measles                Excluded until rash completely gone.

Herpes (Cold sores)           Excluded until cleared.

Impetigo (School sores)       Excluded until cleared.

Infectious Hepatitis          Excluded until symptoms have cleared and receipt of medical
                              certificate of recovery.

Measles                       Excluded until cleared up.

Mumps                         Excluded until swelling has gone and infection is cleared

Streptococcal Infection       Excluded until appropriate treatment given and medical
                              certificate of recovery is produced

Scabies                       Excluded until all evidence of the disease has disappeared or
                              a medical certificate produced stating that treatment has been

Whooping Cough                Excluded for 4 weeks from onset and a medical certificate of
                              recovery is produced.

Diphtheria                    Re-admit only on receipt of a medical certificate of freedom
                              from infection.

Meningococcal Infection       Re-admit on receipt of a medical certificate of recovery

Ornithosis                    Re-admit on receipt of a medical certificate of recovery

Typhoid and Paratyphoid       Re-admit after certificate of freedom from infection is issued

Fever, Salmonella             Following 3 negative faecal cultures taken at intervals of 72
                              hours, commencing at least 72 hours after cessation of
                              specific therapy.

Ringworm                      Lesions must be covered.

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                             LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS

No student will be permitted to leave the school grounds at lunch breaks, or at any other
time before school finishes, except in an emergency or for special reasons explained by
the parent.
If you would like your child to leave the school grounds during school hours please
     Send a letter informing the school of your intentions
     Personally inform your child’s teacher when you collect your child, and
     Complete the late arrivals/ early departure register through the school office.

                                    LOST PROPERTY

Please label all clothing and belongings clearly. Lost property containers are positioned
outside the administration. Please feel free to check these boxes at anytime.
At the end of each school term, unmarked property will be donated to a clothing charity.

                                    MEDIA RELEASE

In your enrolment package you will note the Media Release Form. Please read this
carefully as it will impact on your child/ children while at this school.

                               MONEY AND VALUABLES

Students are discouraged from bringing valuables or toys to school. The school cannot
accept responsibility for any loss or breakage.

                                 MONEY COLLECTION

Money collection operates Monday to Friday 8:15am to 9:30am and 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
Alternative times can be arranged by the administration.

Cash collection and EFTPOS transactions are located at the payments window in the main
administration building. Cash and cheques can be deposited at any time in the money
collection box. One money collection box is located on the P – 6 Campus at the Student
Services Building. The second money collection box is located near the cash collection
window at Administration on the 7 – 12 Campus.

Redlynch State College prefers payment made by EFTPOS transactions to help minimize
fees charged by the bank when banking cheques and cash. Credit Card for payment $20
or over.

PAYING BY INTERNET BANKING: Instructions available at administration.

PAYING BY MAIL: Payment by Credit Card, Cheque or Money Order.

PAYING IN PERSON: Payment by Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash, Cheque or Money
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                                Order. Payment can be made at the College Office.

EFTPOS: Facilities are available. Credit Cards and Debit Cards (EFTPOS) for amounts
         of $20.00 and over.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Please discuss other payment options with the School Business

                           OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE PROGRAM

Redlynch State College Out-side Hours Care Program operates before and after school for
students aged between Prep to approximately 13 years of age. The program is available
each week day 7:00am – 9:00am and 3.00pm to 6:00pm. Vacation care programs are
available during school holidays. For more information phone 40399267.


Year Levels gather each week to celebrate the efforts and achievements of students.

Students are responsible for leading assembly. This helps to develop skills in leadership
and public speaking.

We welcome your attendance to celebrate our students’ achievements.

Years   P   –   1    Monday 2:00 pm
Years   2   –   3    Monday 2.25 pm
Years   4   –   6    Tuesday 2.00 pm
Years   7   –   12   to be confirmed

There will be occasions where a whole College Assembly is held.

                               PARENT CONTRIBUTION SCHEMES

The College requests parents/ guardians to contribute towards two areas in our school.

   1.           The College requests a voluntary financial contribution per student to support
                the classroom activities. This allows for additional consumables and resources
                to be utilised in our classrooms. Part of this Voluntary Scheme is the P & C
                contribution and the Chaplaincy contribution.

   2.           The School Resource Scheme covers those items that parents would normally
                purchase. As the College can purchase in bulk these are provided at very
                competitive prices and are value for money for every parent.

   3.           Parents are required to complete the Participation forms for these schemes

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                          PARENT & CITIZENS ASSOCIATION

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. Meetings are
conducted in the P-12 Resource Centre. All parents and interested community members
are welcome to attend. The association is very active and is strongly supported by the
school community. It provides many amenities and needs the support of all community
members. Meeting procedures are as follows:-
7:00pm       Meeting opened/ Guest Speaker
7:30pm       General Business
8:00pm       Moving and Discussion of reports
8:30pm       Meeting closes

Parents are asked to support the P & C Fundraising by providing a donation to support
their operations.

                                   PARENT VOLUNTEERS

The College encourages participation by parents in many classroom activities. For
insurance purposes, parents are asked to please sign the attendance register located in
each block when helping in the classroom. All parent volunteers will be expected to
participate in an Induction Workshop (TBA). This workshop will clearly explain policies and
procedures of working at our College.

                                         PERSONAL ITEMS

All students are to carefully label all equipment and belongings with their name. No
student should bring valuable items to the college. Small amounts of money for lunch
should be carried with the student and not left in school bags. The college accepts no
responsibility for personal items brought to the college.

                                      PREPARATORY (PREP)

Every day counts in Prep
Every day counts in Prep because…
      going to Prep every day makes sure all Queensland children get the most out of
       their important first year of school
      Prep gives children a head start for Year 1
      going to Prep every day improves children’s reading, writing and maths
      going to school every day builds a positive approach to learning
      going to school every day strengthens your child’s independence and confidence
Prep in Queensland
      Prep is the first year of school. It is also the first year of the Australian Curriculum

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          Prep is full-time. It is from Monday to Friday – the same as the other years at
          School’s assess and report on Prep student’s achievements


    Children born from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 will be eligible to attend Prep in 2012.

    Children will need to be 5 by 30 June in the year they enrol in Prep.

    Children who need special consideration for Prep enrolment (early entry or delayed entry)
     should contact the College to discuss these issues

    Special Note
    Most children commence Prep in the year they become eligible, however should you be
    concerned your child is not ready to start school at this time, they can commence Prep a
    year later when they are of compulsory school age – 6 years and 6 months


                 Birth date                                    2011       2012
                 Child born 1   Jan 2001 to 31 Dec 2001        Year 5    Year 6
                 Child born 1   Jan 2002 to 30 June 2002       Year 4    Year 5
                 Child born 1   July 2002 to 30 June 2003      Year 3    Year 4
                 Child born 1   July 2003 to 30 June 2004      Year 2    Year 3
                 Child born 1   July 2004 to 30 June 2005      Year 1    Year 2
                 Child born 1   July 2005 to 30 June 2006      PREP      Year 1
                 Child born 1   July 2006 to 30 June 2007                PREP
    The Early Years Curriculum Guidelines have been designed for use in all prep classes.
    Prep is play-based and child-centred. It clearly identifies enquiry-based learning
    and investigations as key elements.

    Teachers will plan for children’s learning using five Early Learning Areas. These five
    learning areas are linked to the Australian Curriculum.

      Australian Curriculum (K) Learning Areas              Early Years Areas (EYCG)
                     and strands
    History – Knowledge & understanding            Social & personal learning
                                                   Health & Physical learning
    English – Language, Literature, Literacy       Language learning & communication
    Mathematics – Number & Algebra, Statistics     Early mathematical understanding
    & Probability, Measurement & Geometry
    History – Knowledge & understanding, skills    Active learning processes
    Science – Science Inquiry Skills,
                Science Understanding
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Children will learn through:
   o Play
   o Investigations
   o Real Life situations
   o Routines and transitions
   o Focused learning and teaching

The teacher’s planning will respond to children’s needs and interests. Teachers will
monitor, assess and reflect on children’s learning by:
   o Understanding children
   o Building partnerships
   o Establishing flexible learning environments
   o Creating contexts for learning
   o Exploring what children learn

Classrooms and resources for Prep are designed to support active learning.

For more information about Prep and changes to the school starting age contact:

   Your local school and Education Queensland District Office
 Department of Education and the Arts Website:
     email: etrfimplementation@qed.qld.gov.au Phone: 1300 650 220
 Catholic Schools – Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC)
     Phone: (07) 3336 9306 Website: www.qcec.qld.catholic.edu.au
 Independent schools – The Association of Independent Schools of Queensland (AISQ)
     Phone: (07) 3228 1515 Website: www.aisq.qld.edu.au
 Subscribe to Education Queensland’s email updates at:
Pre- Prep Services
For more information about kindergartens and other child care service options for children
prior to Prep contact:
 Department of Communities Website: www.communities.qld.gov.au/childcare
 Child Care Information Service (CCIS) Phone: (07) 3224 4225 or for callers outside of
    Brisbane 1800 637 711
 Crèche and Kindergarten Association Website: www.candk.asn.au/
     email: info@candk.asn.au Phone: (07) 3552 5333

                                 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Time is allocated for religious education at all P-6 year levels. All students are required to
attend these non denominational sessions. Only those with written exemption will be
deemed as non-attendees.

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                          REPORTING STUDENT PROGRESS

Written Reports are completed twice a year at the end of each semester – in June and

Parent / teacher interviews to discuss your child’s progress are arranged at the end of
Term 1 and Term 3. These interviews are important. They are an effective way for
parents and teachers to work together and provide you with a valuable opportunity to
keep informed of your child’s specific needs and achievements.

As partners in your child’s education, we seek to build a cooperative relationship so that
we can all provide the most supportive and appropriate learning environment possible.

Additional interviews may be arranged at any time throughout the year.

                                  RESOURCE CENTRE

Our library is fully automated and equipped with the latest technology. We continue to
build an extensive collection of books and other resources such as tapes, magazines,
videos, a computer laboratory and educational software. We actively encourage all
children to become regular borrowers of library books and resources. Books can be
borrowed and returned during lunch breaks as well as during individual library class
borrowing sessions. A computerised tracking system records the books each child
borrows and returns. The maximum time for loan is three weeks. The book may be
returned as soon as it is finished. If an extension in the borrowing time is required the
student will need to take the book to the library before or on the due date to have it
Prep–3 students are required to have a library bag to protect books. A library bag with
school logo is available for sale. Prep–3 students are able to borrow one book and Year
4–12 students are able to borrow two books.

Should a book become lost or damaged while in your possession, you will be notified and
asked to replace the book. Classes borrow on a weekly basis and participate in lessons
with the Teacher Librarian when needed.

                               SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS

Class photographs are taken in the first half of the year. Children are required to wear
their full uniform. Dates for school photographs are published in the College Newsletter.


Government regulations state that smoking is not permitted on school premises.

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                                   STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Redlynch has access to various visiting educational specialists. Your permission for
referral and testing will be obtained where a teacher considers that your child would
benefit from specialist support. Parents, teachers and specialists work closely together.

Two Guidance Officers are based at the College sharing 15 days a fortnight. The role of
Guidance Officer is to provide counselling and assessment support to students and families
as well as Career Counselling for our older students.

A number of Support Teachers in Literacy and Numeracy are based at Redlynch.
The Support Teachers in Literacy and Numeracy assists students by:
    Working closely with teachers
    Designing support programs (enrichment and learning support)
    Working in classrooms and on a small group/ individual basis.

Special Needs Programs and additional support are available to children diagnosed
with a disability within the criteria set by Education Queensland. Support teachers assist
student with disability to access the school curriculum by:
    Facilitating the design and implementation of Individual Education Programs
    Collaborating with teachers to create inclusive, individualized programs
    Working closely with teachers, parents, teacher aides and other specialist agencies
       to meet student needs

The College Gifted Education Program provides educational opportunities for the
learning needs of students who have high intellectual potential by supporting the
Education Queensland vision.

Students who are gifted will feel valued and supported in a learning environment which both challenges and
inspires them to pursue excellence and possess a passion for lifelong learning. Our commitment to the
education of students who are gifted will be demonstrated by:
 A greater awareness of the prevalence and specific needs of students who are gifted
 The identification of all students who are gifted regardless of their ethnicity, location, (dis)ability, gender
    or economic status
 Meeting the specific needs of students who are gifted and improving their learning outcomes
 Cooperation and collaboration among teachers, parents, carers, students, education administrators and
    the community to ensure students who are gifted have opportunities to develop their abilities.

The gifted education program has evolved within the context of a holistic vision of
teaching and learning at Redlynch State College. It encompasses our college wide
pedagogy of Relationships, Success, Connections, Equity and Quality (RSCEQ). The
gifted education policy addresses the needs of identified and yet-to-be identified
students with advanced potential for higher order learning and achievement.
(for further information refer to policy documents available on College website)

Our College Chaplain works in the College on a regular basis. The school Chaplain works
with other support staff at the College. The Chaplain provides and facilitates pastoral care,
assist at risk students through support programs, and provide support in cases of
bereavement, difficulty with family relationships or other crisis & loss situations. The
Chaplain supports students exploring their spirituality, regardless of the students' faith or
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belief. The Chaplain also provides support and guidance in matters of religion, values and
ethics that students face. The Chaplain is not an RE teacher or is involved in the RE
Programs. The Chaplain is there to provide a listening ear and a caring presence for kids
in crisis and those who need a caring supportive adult.

Our School based Youth Health Nurse is available two days a week based at the 7-12
Campus. The school Youth Health Nurse works with the school community on issues that
may affect the health and well being of young people and the school community as a
whole. This includes helping with curriculum, teaching and learning activities; providing
health information and referrals; supporting the development of an environment and
school culture that supports health and well being; and working with community and other

                                  STUDENT TRANSFER

      Prep – 6 students leaving or wishing to transfer to another primary school are
       required to hand in all of their library and reading books/ musical instruments and
       finalise outstanding payments for booklists and uniforms.
      Year 7 – 12 students leaving or wishing to transfer to another primary/ secondary
       school are required to hand in all of their text and resource materials/ musical
       instruments and finalize outstanding payments for booklists and uniforms.
      A Student Exit Form must be completed for this purpose with all financial
       obligations met.
      Please advise the office and class teacher that your child will be transferring from
       the school as soon as possible so that a forwarding report may be prepared by the
       class teacher and appropriate documentation gathered.

                                  STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Student Council
Students are important members of our College community. They participate in the
decision-making processes of the College through their Council.

The Student Council is comprised of school captains and representatives from Years 4 -12.
Representatives are nominated by their peers. The College Captains chair the meetings
with the support of the elected Secretary and Treasurer from the leadership group.

The purpose of the Student Council is to:
    Promote life within a democratic society
    Develop confidence and leadership skills
    Enhance communication between students, staff and school management
    Provide an avenue for students to participate in the college’s decision making
    Establish a fundraising body to finance student initiated programs and facilities.

The operations of the Council are supported by staff through modelling and teaching the
principles and processes of leadership, active and informed citizenship and democracy.

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                                    SUN SMART POLICY

Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world and, with this in mind,
Redlynch State College strongly supports the need to protect children’s skin and educate
them about Sun Smart behaviour, thus reducing the risk of skin damage from exposure to
the sun. The purpose of the Sun Smart policy is to ensure that all children attending our
college are protected from the harmful effects of the sun throughout the year. Our
students will:
     Be aware of the school’s Sun Smart policy
     Comply with Sun Smart rules and guidelines by wearing suitable hats, clothing and
     Use shaded or covered areas when outdoor for appropriate activities.

                               TRAVEL TO AND FROM SCHOOL

The college has morning and afternoon bus services provided by Loves Bus Company,
phone 4035 4500 for further information.
Students in Prep to Year 7 living more than 3.2km from the school are eligible for free
conveyancing. Year 8 to 12 students need to reside more than 4.8kms from the school for
this allowance. Transport application forms are available from the Bus Company or the
office. Non eligible students may travel on the bus after filling out a Transport Application
Form and paying a small fee. Buses leave the school at 3.10pm. Students are required to
make their way to the bus once let out of class.

Bicycle and Scooters
Children riding bicycles and scooters are to enter the College grounds through the gate
closest to the bike racks on their side of the road. They are to be walked through the
college grounds and placed in these racks. Children are required by law to wear a helmet
whenever they ride their bicycles and are encouraged to use a bicycle lock and chain to
secure their bicycles.

Car Parks are provided for parents outside the College gate. Only those parents who have
children with physical impairments are to drive in and out of the grounds and pick up and
drop off children. The school has an additional carpark off Lillipilli Close at the top end of
the P-6 campus. All drivers are asked to be especially careful entering these parks.
The medium strip near the top of the public carpark has been concreted to provide safer
access for prams and strollers. It would be appreciated if these parking spaces are left
free for use by parents with prams.
At Redlynch we have developed a “Kiss and Drop” zone to improve the safety of our
students. These are found on both sides and are signed as’ Loading Zones’
Please follow these directions and keep our children safe.

         ‘Kiss and Drop’ zone means:
           1. Keep your car engine running
           2. Drivers stay in your car.
           3. Drive in Drop off/Pick up immediately, move on.
         Drive to the end so others can move in behind you.
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           Teach your children to all get in/get out on curb side of car, move over to let
            other children in - safety is important
           Make a time with your children to be ready and waiting for you.
           If waiting to move into the zone make sure there is room for other cars to pass
            you to get to parking spaces on right. Please, no double parking in this area.

Walking is a smart alternative to getting to and from college.

                                    TUCKSHOP / CANTEEN

P- 6 Campus The P & C Association provide this service every day (Lunch & Afternoon
Parents from the P-6 Campus can utilize on-line ordering This is an efficient and well
managed process that makes life easy for parents. You are able to control what your
student orders and spends. You will find this at www.flexischools.com.au or you are able
to phone them on 1300361769. You are still able to order using a brown paper bag with
the child’s name, grade and order written on it, (to avoid confusion mark Big Lunch or
Afternoon Tea) Enclose the correct change (if possible) and the order is then placed into
the basket kept in the classroom. These orders will be collected and returned at
appropriate times.
Food OTHER THAN HOT FOOD OR SANDWICHES may be purchased over the counter.
Parents, relatives and friends are urgently needed as voluntary workers to help our
Convenor on Tuckshop days. Please contact our convenor or leave a message at the
school office. This is a great way to meet other parents from our school.
7 -12 Campus The P & C Association provide this service Monday to Friday (Lunch &
Afternoon Teas).Students purchase over the counter.

                                 VISITORS TO THE COLLEGE

For Educational and Safety reasons, persons required to visit the College and classrooms
during the day should firstly contact the Office. This will minimize disruptions to routines
and ensure the safety of our students.
All visitors who are volunteering their time need to sign the Volunteer Book. This is
available in the administration block and each teaching block. This covers you in case of

          Unauthorised persons in the College grounds at any time are breaking the law.
          Itinerant Staff will have identification name tags

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                                  UNIFORM POLICY
At Redlynch State College students are encouraged to take pride in themselves and in
their school. Adherence to the school’s dress standards promotes a feeling of pride in the
college. Compliance with this uniform policy is an important factor in ensuring student
safety and promoting a positive learning environment where students develop a sense of
belonging. Redlynch State College P&C Association endorses this uniform policy.
Students are expected to be clean and well groomed and wear a uniform that is neat and
tidy. Students unable to wear uniform should have a written note from parents explaining
reasons for non-compliance.

                                  Boys                                             Girls
P-6       Polo Shirts: Turquoise with royal trim- Sizes 4-   Polo Shirts: Turquoise with royal trim- Sizes 4-
          14yrs, small and medium.                           14yrs, small and medium.
          Shorts: Royal blue basketball shorts or similar)   Shorts: Royal blue unisex basketball shorts sizes
          sizes 6-14 yrs, XS to L                            4-14 yrs, XS to L
          Hat: Broad brimmed bucket hat with college logo    Hat: Broad brimmed bucket hat with college logo
          Jackets: Royal blue with college logo.             Jackets: Royal blue with college logo.

          (all of the above are available from the           (most of the above are available from the
          uniform shop)                                      uniform shop)

          Shoes: joggers /sandals (must have heel straps,    Shoes: joggers /sandals (must have heel straps,
          slip-ons are not suitable)                         slip-ons are not suitable)

7–9       Polo Shirts: Navy, turquoise and white             Polo Shirts: Navy, turquoise and white
          Available in sizes 12 – XXL.                       Available in sizes 12 –X XL.
                                                             Skirts : Navy blue, short A line
          Shorts: Navy blue basketball shorts available in   Shorts: Navy blue basketball shorts available in
          sizes 12 yrs – XXL                                 sizes 12 yrs – XXL
          Hat: broad brimmed bucket hat with college logo    Hat: broad brimmed bucket hat with college logo

          Jackets: Navy blue with college logo.              Jackets: Navy blue with college logo.
          (all of the above are available from the           (all of the above are available from the
          uniform shop)                                      uniform shop)

          Polo Shirts: Navy and white Available in sizes     Polo Shirts: Navy and white Available in sizes
          12 – XXL.                                          12 – XXL.
          Senior Shirt for Year 12’s                         Senior Shirt for year 12’s
          Shorts: Navy blue basketball shorts available in   Shorts: Navy blue basketball shorts available in
          sizes 12 yrs – XXL                                 sizes 12 yrs – XXL
          Hat: broad brimmed bucket hat with college logo    Hat: broad brimmed bucket hat with college logo
          Jackets: Navy blue with college logo.              Jackets: Navy blue with college logo.
10-12     (all of the above are available from the           (all of the above are available from the
          uniform shop)                                      uniform shop)
          A formal representative uniform of White           A formal representative uniform of White
          Shirt, College Tie, Navy Trousers, Navy            Blouse and tie, Blue checked skirt, Navy
          Blazer is available from Uniform Link on           Blazer is available Uniform Link on
          Anderson St. Ph: 40537355                          Anderson St. Ph: 40537355

          Shoes: All students must wear covered shoes for    Shoes: All students must wear covered shoes for
          safety purposes in Science, Home Economics and     safety purposes in Science, Home Economics and
          Manual Arts facilities.                            Manual Arts facilities

House     Polo House Shirt : House colours are               Polo House Shirt : House colours are
Sports    Cascades(Green), Torrents (Blue), Rapids (Red)     Cascades(Green), Torrents (Blue), Rapids (Red)
Uniform   and Falls (Gold)                                   and Falls (Gold)

          Shorts: As above                                   Shorts: As above


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We believe that the wearing of hats is essential in our environment and have a policy to
make students aware of the necessity to wear hats (no hat, no play). No caps are
permitted. For students to play in the sun, they must wear a broad brimmed hat.

Shoes are to be worn at all times (no shoes, no play). Years 7 to 12 - all students must
wear covered shoes for safety purposes in Science, Home Economics and Manual Arts

Due to Work Place Health and Safety issues, jewellery is to be limited to:

      One watch
      One thin, discreet chain necklace worn under shirts – attached charms must be no
       larger than a 5 cent piece in size
      One small, flat signet ring
      One thin bracelet – no bangles, no charms, no pandora’s
      Small sleepers or studs as earrings in earlobes only – maximum of two in each
      Headbands are to be blue, black or white
      Hair ties are not to be worn in excessive numbers or on wrists
      Students when asked will be expected to remove inappropriate jewellery
       without argument

Keep this jewellery at home – beads, shells, large chains or facial piercing except for
one small nose stud

For Health and Safety reasons students may be required to remove certain
     jewellery and make-up. Such subjects may include HPE, Sport, Art, Home
     Economics and Manual Arts.

The wearing of excessive make-up is not appropriate for school.
Mascara, eye shadow and eye liner are not suitable for school.
Make-up is to be limited to:
    Light foundation or tinted moisturiser
    Clear nail polish
    Clear lip balm

LIBRARY BAGS are available from the Uniform Shop.

PERFORMING ARTS SHIRTS sizes 8 - XL – available from the Uniform Shop.


The Uniform Shop in the new administration building is open daily from 8:15 to 9:30am.
Most uniform requirements for students can be purchased via this service. An order form
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will be provided on enrolment listing your child’s requirements. This can be left at the
Uniform Shop to be filled. Payment will be required on collection.
Polo shirts, basketball shorts, skirts, jackets and hats are available from the Uniform Shop.
Formal Representative Uniform for Yrs 10-12 is available from Uniform Link on Anderson
Street, Manunda. Ph: 40 537355

Please contact the office for assistance outside of these hours.

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