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									Year 7 2009 Handbook
Who was John Edmondson?
                                   John Hurst Edmondson, the first Australian to be
                                   awarded a Victoria Cross during World War II, was
                                   born in Wagga Wagga in New South Wales in 1914.
                                   His family moved to a property on what is now
                                   Camden Valley Way near the Crossroads in the
                                   Liverpool area, which they called Forest Home.

                                   John attended Austral Public School and then
                                   Hurlstone Agricultural High School, after which he
                                   worked on his father's property.

                                   John Edmondson was 26 when he enlisted and was
                                   posted to the 2/17th Battalion AIF.

                                     On 13 April 1941, he was involved in a bayonet
                                     charge against a party of German troops on the
 perimeter of the Australian-held area. The Australians were outnumbered and during
 the hand-to-hand fighting his platoon commander, Lieutenant F Austin Mackell,
 called for help. Edmondson, despite being mortally wounded himself, managed to
 shoot or bayonet at least three of the enemy. Mackell survived but John Edmondson
 'lay all night on a stretcher at the back of the battle pit' and died the next morning
 on 14 April 1941.

John Edmondson's VC was presented to his mother by the Governor General on the
27 September 1941. In 1969 she presented John’s medals and some of his possessions to
the Australian War Memorial.




What is the Victoria Cross?
The Victoria Cross is the highest award for acts of bravery in
wartime. It was instituted in 1856 by Queen Victoria and made
retrospective to 1854 to cover the period of the Crimea War. It is
possible for any serviceman to obtain this award.

The Victoria Cross is designed in the form of the Maltese Cross, in
the centre of the medal is a lion guardant standing upon the Royal
Crown. The words "For Valour" are inscribed below. The Victoria
Cross is suspended from a bar by a red ribbon. On the reverse of the
cross the date of the act of bravery is inscribed, along with the
name, rank and unit of the recipient.
                                             Principal’s Message
                                It is with great pleasure that I welcome Year 7 2009,
                                and their families, to John Edmondson High School. We
                                are a new school that has, I believe, made a very
                                auspicious beginning. It is a significant transition time,
                                for both the young people who are enrolling at John
                                Edmondson and their parents. Students bring with them
                                the normal sense of anticipation and apprehension. The
                                fears and concerns quickly subside as they are welcomed
                                into their new school. For a parent, it is often a time for
                                reflection as your young one reaches this milestone. Let
                                me reassure you that your decision to enrol your child at
                                John Edmondson High School has been a wise one. Our
                                wonderful facilities, striking uniform and positive student
                                attitude has already built a fine reputation in the
                                community. The many visitors to our school always
comment on the manners and helpful nature of our students. We promote a spirit of
participation and cooperation. We have high expectations for our students and a staff
who are dedicated to providing the very best educational environment for our students.
Our P&C and volunteer parent helpers are exceptional in their support of the school and
its aim to provide a quality comprehensive educational program that caters for the needs
of all our students.

I would particularly like to express my admiration and appreciation for one of our parents
Mr Leo Castro who designed our wonderful school crest. His graphic design skills have
provided our school with a striking emblem that incorporates the Victoria Cross and its
ribbon as a lined maroon backdrop. The bravery of those Australians who have the letters
VC following their names is something that we as a nation will be forever proud of and
grateful. The colours are rich and striking. It is a powerful symbol that is now recognised
throughout the community.

The use of a Latin motto, to some may appear to be old fashioned. My aim in incorporating
a Latin motto is to encourage each child to look at the words Virtus et Integritas and to
ask the question, ’What does that mean?”. For this is the question that I want to hear
asked each day of their time at John Edmondson High School. I want our students to
have enquiring minds and the courage to strive for their best, to respect their fellow
students and teachers and the ability to honestly reflect upon their efforts and
achievements. The English translation of the Latin motto, Virtus et Integritas, is Courage
and Integrity. The connection that these words have to John Edmondson,
the man, are quite obvious. It is my fervent hope that we will see our
students grow to demonstrate these qualities as they walk the corridors of
this learning institution and beyond into their adult life.


Gary Joannides
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                              2009 Staff Directory
Principal                  Mr Gary Joannides       Teacher Librarian             Mrs Mandy Kirk

Deputy Principals          Mr Davern Lewis         Teacher Mentor                Ms Samantha Jackson
                           Mrs Margaret Sanders

Faculties                                          Careers Adviser               Ms Maria Goudanas

English                                            Student Services
Head Teacher: Ms Julie Retter                      Year 7 Adviser                Ms Melissa Purdon
Head Teacher (Welfare): Ms Rachael Hulbert         Year 8 Adviser                Ms Kim Tran
Ms Jessica Agius          Mr Mark Doyle            Year 9 Adviser                Ms Anne Violi
Ms Rachael Hulbert        Ms Rukeshma Lata         Year 10 Adviser               Mrs Mandy Kirk
Ms Catherine Mackey       Ms Lisa Manyweathers     Year 11 Adviser               Mr Mark Doyle
Ms Ashley Saberton        Ms Hannah Thompson       Girls’ Supervisor             Ms Clara Cleanthous
Ms Anne Violi             Ms Libby Rooney (STLA)   School Counsellor             Ms Lynley McNab (M/W)

Mathematics
Head Teachers: Ms Naomi Bates (MTW)                Office & School Management Staff
               Mr Gary Smith (TF)                  School Administrative Manager
Mr Daniel Comben          Mr Steven Cutmore        Mrs Margaret Fenn
Ms Patricia Daniel        Mr Anthony Iskra
Ms Savita Sharma          Ms Sarah Tse             School Administrative Officers
                                                   Mrs Anne Lilly              Mrs Michelle Smith
Science                                            Mrs Debbie Owen             Mr Ron Horn
Head Teacher: Mr Steven Punch                      Mrs Karen Casey             Mrs Dearne Stephen
Ms Lucy Campbell          Ms Anne Diamond          Mrs Brenda Franks           Mrs Angela Froio
Ms Karen Inverarity       Ms Anna Narayanan
                                                   Library Assistant/ Integration Aide
Ms Renata Simson          Ms Heidi Stoker
                                                   Mrs Kathleen de Davenport Stuart
Mr Peter Whiting
                                                   General Assistant             Mr Kevin Campbell
HSIE/Languages
Head Teacher: Mr Robert Fawcett                    Site Manager                  Mr David Mitchell
Mr Ruben Canobra          Mr Ben Mitchell
                                                   Canteen Manager               Mr Greg Anderson
Ms Melissa Purdon         Ms Usha Ramani
Ms Kim Tran               Ms Karol Vidakovic       Cleaner                       Mr Juan Villar
Ms Regina Young

Creative & Performing Arts                                    School Details
Head Teacher: Mr Ian Buckle
Ms Clara Cleanthous       Ms Patricia Nam          Address:      64 Horningsea Park Drive,
                                                                 Horningsea Park NSW 2171
PD/H/PE                                            Telephone: 9825 9815           Fax: 9825 9857
Head Teacher: Ms Elizabeth Jolly
                                                   Email:        jedmondson-school@det.nsw.edu.au
Ms Kate Attard            Ms Belinda Cavey
Mr Gavin Hodson           Ms Catherine Lear        Website:      www.jedmondson-h.schools.nsw.edu.au
Mr Tim Lloyd              Ms Louise Matthews
                                                   Office Hours:       Monday to Friday 8am - 3pm
Mr Nick Valsamis          Ms Carly Walsh
                                                   School Code:        8290
Technology                                         School District: Hoxton School Education Area
Head Teachers
                                                   School Education Area Director: Mr Ray Palmer
Computing Studies: Ms Belinda Stanton
Home Economics: Ms Joanne Garzaniti (MTW)          Local Government Area: Liverpool City Council
                   Ms Monia Khanna (TF)            State Government Seat: Macquarie Fields
Industrial Arts:   Mr Brij Khanna
                                                   State MP: Dr Andrew McDonald
Ms Sophie Adams           Ms Catherine Bantoft
Mr Steven Delaney         Mr Shaun Lockard         Federal Electorate: Werriwa
Ms Maria Marmolejo (TF)   Mr Gavin Sheargold
                                                   Federal Member: Mr Chris Hayes
                                            Curriculum
                               English                 operation of, various equipment are also
                                                       developed. Students further develop their
                              The Year 7 English
                                                       understanding of matter and physical methods of
                              course     aims     to
                                                       separating different materials. The cellular
                              develop skills to
                                                       nature of organisms, in terms of their structure
                              enable students to
                                                       and function, is investigated using microscopes.
                              become confident
                                                       Students also learn that various forms of energy
                              and     competent
                                                       exist, that they can change form and that when
                              communicators       in
                                                       this energy is applied to an object, this force can
                              addition to critical
                                                       alter its state of motion.
                              and     imaginative
thinkers. Students undertake a thematic study, a
unit on advertising and the close study of a novel.
The focus then moves to introducing students to        Geography
poetry, film and drama. Students will also be          Students study a
encouraged to read widely and will complete a          number            of
wide reading assignment during the year.               introductory topics
Assessment tasks are linked to each unit of study      that examine the
and cover the skills of reading, writing, listening,   n a t u r e       o f
speaking, viewing and representing.                    Geography and the
                                                       world around us.
                                                       Focussing on the
Mathematics                                            relationship
                                                       between the human
The     study     of
                                                       and physical elements of the environment,
mathematics
                                                       students study the major types of global
develops        the
                                                       environments        including   ecosystems    and
student’s ability to
                                                       communities. These units will further develop the
meet the demands
                                                       students’ understanding of the relationships
of life at home and
                                                       between human and physical elements of the
work,     and    for
                                                       environment, as well as the specific geographical
participation in community and civil life. Strands
                                                       skills involved in reading maps that represent our
studied are Number, Patterns and Algebra, Data,
                                                       world.
Space and Geometry, and Measurement. We
incorporate Working Mathematically, where
students use questioning, applying strategies,
communicating, reasoning and reflecting when           History
solving problems. Calculators are not used until       Students
students are in Year 8.                                complete     an
                                                       introductory
                                                       unit on history
                                 Science               which involves
                                                       learning about
                            The focus of
                                                       the process of
                            Year 7 Science
                                                       historical
                            includes      an
                                                       i n q u i r y .
                            introduction   to
                                                       Students will also study how ancient and medieval
                            the process of
                                                       societies lived and the legacies that they have
                            the    scientific
                                                       left for future generations. These studies will
                            method        of
                                                       further develop skills in historical inquiry.
investigation. Safe practices within the
laboratory and the familiarisation with and
                                           Curriculum

PDHPE                                                 Visual Arts
This is a subject                                     Visual Arts involves
which integrates the                                  an exploration of
study of Personal                                     media areas including
Development, Health                                   drawing,     painting,
and       Physical                                    design,      collage,
Education into one                                    mixed        media,
course.     Students                                  printmaking, 3D and
learn        about                                    4D      mediums.
developing resilience,                                Students will be
relationships,    drug                                learning about the elements and principles of
education, healthy lifestyles and also physical       design and colour theory as well as participate in
activity.                                             historical and critical studies of art works.



                            Technology                                                   Music
                            In the kitchens and                                          Students     will
                            textiles rooms the                                           be introduced
                            students will complete                                       to     various
                            two    major    design                                       concepts      of
                            projects. The first                                          music         —
                            project will involve                                         duration, pitch,
                            the use of information                                       tone,    colour,
and    communication                                                                     t e x t u r e ,
technologies to produce                               structure, dynamics and expressive techniques.
a brochure on healthy                                 They will develop their music reading and writing
snacks. The second                                    skills and use them to gain a better understanding
project    focuses    on                              of the composition and practical aspects of the
students using their                                  course. In addition, students will learn the
skills to design and                                  keyboard and work through a structured course
produce a carry bag                                   that focuses on music reading, together with
that     incorporates                                 right hand and left hand playing techniques.
fabric     decoration
techniques. In the workshop students learn to
                   work with different materials,     ICT
                   techniques,       tools    and
                                                      Students complete an
                   equipment and apply that
                                                      introductory course to
                   knowledge to make quality
                                                      computers and Information
                   projects. Students will
                                                      and     Communication
                   complete two major design
                                                      Technology skills. Students
                   projects. The first project will
                                                      gain    knowledge       and
                   involve the use of timber
                                                      understanding      of   the
                   technologies to design, produce
                                                      different types of hardware
and evaluate a storage solution. The second
                                                      and software available and
project will involve the use of mixed material
                                                      complete a comprehensive course in Microsoft
technologies to learn about structures in built
                                                      Office, where they learn to perform good word
environments such as bridges, towers etc. This
                                                      processing and presentation skills.
course aims to deliver knowledge of design
processes and safe working practices in the
technical workshop.
                                    Extra Curricular
In addition, John Edmondson High School offers a selection of other activities that students can enjoy.
These groups operate at lunchtime or after school. Students are encouraged to participate in these groups.


                                                                         Australian Mathematics
                                                                              Competition
                                       Sport
                     Dance                                                           July 31, 2008
                                     Leadership
                      Club
                                    Opportunities
                   After school
                                        Refereeing
                                            &
                                         Coaching




 Public                                        Debating
                                    The Premier’s Debating Challenge
Speaking
                                             Year 7 and 8
                                                                           Science
 Legacy
                                                                            Club
 Public
Speaking
  Comp




    Knockout Teams                                        Zone &                                     Choir
   A range of combined high                               Regional                              Open to all
    schools knockout teams                                                                     students who
                                                           Teams                               enjoy singing
                                                         Opportunities         Vocal Ensemble
                                                          to trial for
                                                                         Entry by
                                                           Zone and      audition
                                                           Regional       only - a
                                                          teams in a      smaller
                                                         wide range of   group of
                                                            sports        singers

                                           Strute Group                     The
                     Concert         A group that consists of violins,    Da Vinci
                      Band                   cello and flutes             Art Club
                    Beginners or                                          Make art in a
                    experienced                                           fun & relaxed
                    players on a                                           environment
                      range of                                           while socialising
                    instruments                                           with peers on
                                                                             creative
                                                                           afternoons.
       School Fees and                                         Curriculum Pattern
      Contributions 2009                                              2009
                                                         In year 7 students will have
General Contribution                    $ 50.00
                                                         •     A two week cycle : Week A & Week B
Technology                              $ 50.00
                                                         •     Six period days
Visual Arts                             $ 20.00
                                                               (except Tuesday: five periods)
Music                                   $ 10.00
                                                         •     Fifty minute periods

ICT                                     $ 30.00
                                                         •     Roll call / reading (DEAR) each day
                                                               - 8:25am to 8:40am on Monday, Wednesday,
Sport                                   $ 10.00
                                                                                       Thursday and Friday
                                                               - 8:40am to 8:50am on Tuesdays
Total                                   $ 170.00

      The above contributions do not include
      excursions, competitions, swim school,
        camps and performance charges.                        Subject            Periods        Classes

 Fees may be paid at the Administration Office                 English                9           8
      between the hours 8.30am – 2.30pm

                                                               Maths                  9           8

School Bell Times
                                                               Science                9           8
Monday, Wednesday,
                                   Tuesday
 Thursday, Friday                                               HSIE                  8           8

Roll Call   8:25 - 8:40     Roll Call     8:40 - 8:50
                                                             PDHPE/Sport              8           8
Period 1    8:40 - 9:30     Assembly      8:50 - 9:20

Period 2 9:30 - 10:20       Period 1     9:20 - 10:10      Technology
                                                                                 6 (3+3)          12
                                                         (IA, Food Tech)
 Recess     10:20 - 10:40    Recess      10:10 - 10:30

Period 3 10:40 – 11:30      Period 2     10:30 - 11:20        Visual Art              3           12

Period 4 11:30 - 12:20      Period 3     11:20 - 12:10
                                                                Music                 3           8
Lunch 1 12:20 - 12:40       Lunch 1      12:10 - 12:30
                                                                 ICT                  3           8
Lunch 2     12:40 - 1:00    Lunch 2      12:30 - 12:50

                                                                Total              58
Period 5     1:00 - 1:50    Period 4     12:50 - 1:40

Period 6    1:50 - 2:40     Period 5      1:40 - 2:30
                             Award System


                                                                   GOLD
       SILVER



                         3 Excellence Awards
                                                        =        MEDALLION




   SILVER
 MEDALLION
                        =                                                   BRONZE



                                        3 Excellence Awards




                                                                    BRONZE

 3 Excellence Awards
                                                        =          MEDALLION




                       =
 1 Excellence Award                            Any 5 Faculty Certificates




                                               =
5 Recognition Awards from the same Faculty                   1 Faculty Certificate
                                                                                                                                         School Uniform Code
                                                                                                                                The general tone of the school and the regard with
                                                                                                                                which the school is held in the community is often
                                                                                                                                attributed to the standard of, and compliance with
                                                                                                                                the established school uniform. The school uniform
                                                                                                                                code has been decided after full consultation with
                                                                                                                                the community network of parents representing our
                                                                                                                                five main feeder primary schools. This forum also
                                                                                                                                unanimously agreed that school uniform for John
                                                                                                                                Edmondson High School would be compulsory.


                                                                                                                                 Uniforms are sold through the uniform shop
                                                                                                                                     which is located within the school.


Sport & PE Uniform
Our sport and PE uniform is unisex. The wearing of the uniform will be compulsory during all PE and sport
related activities.


Sun Protection
The school is conscious of the need for sun protection and encourages the wearing of approved school
designed caps whenever students are outdoors. However, hats are not to be worn in classrooms or
corridors. Students are also encouraged to apply a 30+ sunscreen during hotter weather.




                                 2009 UNIFORM PRICE LIST
                                                                                                      as at 1 December 2008

                                                   GIRLS                                                                                                  WINTER UNIFORM
  Socks (white) ................................................................................... $        3.00               Blazer ................................................................................................... $ 145.00
                                                                                                                                Tie .................................................................................................................. $ 18.00
  Slacks ...................................................................................................... $ 30.00         Jumper (Size 10-16) ....................................................... $ 65.00
  Skirt ............................................................................................................. $ 42.00   Jumper (Size 18-28) ....................................................... $ 75.00
  Blouse (Yrs 7 to 10) .............................................................. $ 23.00                                                            SPORTS UNIFORM
  Navy Tights (winter) .......................................................... $                          6.00               Cap .................................................................................................................. $ 10.00
                                                                                                                                Shirt ............................................................................................................ $ 25.00
                                                    BOYS                                                                        Shorts ................................................................................................... $ 22.00
                                                                                                                                Tracksuit: Size 12 to 16
  Socks (navy) ...................................................................................... $      7.00               Full Tracksuit ........................................................................... $ 85.00
  Trousers ............................................................................................. $ 38.00                Pant Only .......................................................................................... $ 30.00
                                                                                                                                Jacket Only ................................................................................. $ 60.00
  Shorts .................................................................................................... $ 34.00
                                                                                                                                Tracksuit: Size M to XXL
  Shirt (Yrs 7 to 10) .................................................................... $ 20.00                              Full Tracksuit ........................................................................... $ 95.00
                                                                                                                                Pant Only .......................................................................................... $ 35.00
  School Bags ............................................................................... $ 45.00                           Jacket Only ................................................................................. $ 70.00
                    Book and Equipment Package
John Edmondson High School offers all Year 7 2009 students the opportunity to
purchase a school book pack. This is a cost effective and stress free way to acquire all
your student’s needs for the commencement of Year 7. Book packs can be purchased
from the front office. The cost of the book pack is $55.00.




      General stationery items                Geography
      1 x 30cm ruler                          1 x A4 128 page binder book
      3 x black biros
      3 x red biros                           History
      1 x ink and pencil eraser               1 x A4 128 page binder book
      3 x HB pencils
      1 x 10g glue stick
      1 x pkt 12 coloured pencils
                                              Technology
      1 x pair 6” scissors                    1 x A4 96 page binder book
      1 x sharpener                           3 x A4 display folders
      1 x No 10 stapler
      1 x pkt No 10 staples                   PDHPE
      1 x pkt 100 paper clips                 1 x A4 96 page binder book
      1 x 20mm letter stencil
      1 x pencil case                         Music
      1 x A4 clipboard                        1 x A4 96 page music book
      1 x A4 96 page binder book
                                              Visual Art
      English                                 1 x 2B pencil
      1 x A4 160 page binder book             1 x 3B pencil
      1 x A4 display folder                   1 x sketch book No. 579B

      Science
      1 x A4 160 page binder book

      Mathematics
      1 x Geometry Set
      1 x 240 page grid book
      1 x A4 96 page binder book
      1 x FX82AU Plus Calculator
                                  Sports Houses
                           Honour Australian Legends

ELLIOTT                     FRASER                   FREEMAN                      THORPE




House names recognise male and female Australian sporting legends, all considered to
 be national icons and household names. They represented Australia on land and on
  water, swimming and athletics - two contemporary and two from our golden past.

The house colours symbolise the land and the sea. They are strong Australian colours.
 House mascots are all familiar Australian birds. They represent a challenge for the
                children to do their best and “soar to great heights”



ELLIOTT House colour - Gold, Mascot - Kookaburra
Herb Elliott is one of our greatest Olympic runners, famous for breaking the four-minute mile 17
times. He won gold in the 1500 metres at the Rome Olympics in 1960 and remained undefeated during
his career.


FRASER House colour - Green, Mascot - Eagle
Dawn Fraser is an Australian swimming legend. She's the only athlete in the world to win the same
event - 100m freestyle - at three consecutive Olympic Games. During her nine year swimming career,
Dawn set 28 world records and won eight Olympic medals. Dawn Fraser was named Australia's
greatest female athlete in 1988.


FREEMAN House colour - Red, Mascot - Cockatoo
Cathy Freeman was the first Aboriginal athlete to represent Australia. Freeman ran the race of her
life at the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, becoming the sixth fastest woman ever over 400m,
running a Commonwealth record and winning the silver. Freeman then firmly set her sights on the
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, where she won Gold in the 400m race retaining her title as the "Queen
of the Track!"


THORPE House Colour - Blue, Mascot - Magpie
Ian Thorpe became the most successful Australian in the history of the Olympic Games when he won
the men’s 200m freestyle in Athens 2004. This win gave Thorpe his 5th Olympic games gold medal.
                                  Other Information
Jewellery
The wearing of expensive jewellery of any type is discouraged. Rings are permitted if they are of a flat
design. Single stud ear rings are permitted. Any jewellery that hangs in a manner that may be a safety
concern (eg: bangles, chains and large hanging ear rings) are not permitted.


Counsellor services
The school counsellor, Ms Lynley McNab is available for consultations each Monday, Wednesday and
Friday. Any student/parent/carer seeking assistance or a discussion is welcome to make contact.


Library
Library hours are 8.00am to 3.00pm.
The library provides an ever increasing range of resources to support students and staff in their learning
and recreational reading. The library focuses on the development of information literacy by providing
access to print and non print resources. Our catalogue may be browsed on all school computers. Students
are also able to access it from a link on the school’s website and via their student portal page.
Students are allocated a library card, however, if subsequent cards are required a cost of $2.00 will be
incurred.
Before accessing the internet, students and their carers are required to sign an Internet contract.
Students will then receive an internet access card. If students abuse their privilege of using the internet
the card will be confiscated and access rights denied. Replacement internet access cards are $2.00.
Printing from any library computer is available in black and white only at a cost of $0.20 per A4 page.
Photocopying facilities are available. Photocopy cards may be purchased from the library at $2.00 or
$5.00. Students may copy black and white A4 pages for $0.20 per copy, whilst an A3 copy will be charged
at $0.40. Colour copies are costed at $0.50 for an A4 page and $1.00 for any A3 page.


www.jedmondson-h.schools.nsw.edu.au
The school website is constantly being updated with the latest news and events that occur at JEHS as
well as copies of assessments and the annual assessment schedule.




                      School to Home communication

Communication between school and home
• Parents should contact the school office, if they need to arrange an appointment with staff.
  The main office is open from 8.00am to 3.00pm.
• Reports on student progress will be sent home each semester.
• Matters of discipline, uniform and general administration are dealt with by the Deputy Principals.
• Matters relating to a particular subject should be directed to the Head teacher of that subject.
• Any other matters of concern should be directed to the Year Adviser.



Change of address
It is especially important that the school is notified of changes of telephone numbers, addresses and
email addresses, including parent/guardian, business contacts, and emergency contacts.
                                     What to do if……
I’m late: Go the office in E Block, with a note explaining your late arrival, if possible. A record of partial
attendance will be made to the class roll. The office staff will give you a late pass to be admitted to class.
If you are continually late, the office staff will refer you to the Deputy Principal.



I have to leave early: Bring a note from your parent/guardian and hand it to the office staff. You
will be issued with an early leaver’s pass which you will show to your roll class teacher/class teacher.



I can’t wear my uniform: Uniform is compulsory.


I miss the bus home: At the end of the school day, it is essential that applicable students move
quickly to the bus bay. If you miss the bus, report immediately to the teacher on bus duty. If you are
unable to locate a teacher, do not make your own way home. Report to the office, the Deputy Principal or
the Principal. They will make alternative arrangements for you.



I feel sick: Speak to your teacher and request a note to attend Sick Bay. Take the note to the Office
staff. A note is not required during recess, lunch or before school. Never go straight home.



I forgot my excursion/lunch money: If you have forgotten your excursion money go to see Mrs
Sanders the deputy. If you have forgotten your lunch money, go to the office and speak to the office staff.



I lost something: Search for the item, by retracing your steps. Report the lost item to the office
staff. Check lost property in the office periodically. Do not bring valuable or treasured personal
possessions to school. Radios, walkmans, MP3 players and mobile phones etc. are not required at school.
Never leave valuables in your bag.



My class teacher has not arrived: Wait quietly in line outside your classroom and send one
responsible person to alert the office or Deputy Principal.



I have trouble with another student: Report the problem to your class teacher, teacher on
playground duty or the Year Adviser.



I have collected 5 faculty awards: Take them to the Deputy Principal.


I feel overloaded with homework: Talk to your teachers or Year Adviser.


I have been absent from school: Ensure that a note signed by your parent/guardian is given to your
roll class teacher as soon as you return to school. You will be given a booklet of absence note forms which
may be used for this purpose. Ask your parent to contact the school if your absence is likely to exceed two
school days.
                            Student Discipline Code
                  Section 1: Procedures Relating to Attendance,
                   Absenteeism, Lateness, Illness, Accidents.
Absence
      Students absent from school on any occasion must present a signed note of explanation from a
      parent or care giver on the first day of return to school. Students and parents are advised that the
      successful completion of expected outcomes and the award of School Certificate and a HSC can
      only be achieved with satisfactory attendance.

Lateness
      Students late to school must obtain a late note from the front office in the Admin Block. Students
      without a note of explanation, or who cannot show good cause for their lateness will be recorded as
      partially absent for that day. Repeat offenders will be required to attend half lunch detentions.
      Parents/caregivers will be notified.

Students Out of Class, Early Leavers
      Students are not permitted to be out of class without the written permission of a teacher. This
      includes permission to attend the toilet. Students out of class or late to class without good cause
      will be considered to be truanting and a partial absence will be recorded.
      Students must never leave the school without permission. Students leaving early should present a signed
      note to the front office prior to 8.25 am. An early leaver’s pass will be issued. Parents are required to
      sign the “Early Leavers” book before a student can leave school.

Illness
      Students who are genuinely ill should not attend school. Students who fall ill at school must
      immediately report illness to the class teacher or supervisor. With a signed note of explanation they
      should then report to the Admin block where they will enter sick bay and be attended to by a first aid
      officer. In more serious cases of illness, parents and medical assistance/ambulance will be called.

Accidents
      Any student involved in, or witnessing an accident at school or on any school based activity must
      immediately report that accident to the supervising teacher. Immediate first aid will be
      administered as required. In more serious incidents medical and/or ambulance services and parents
      will be called. Students witnessing incidents may be required to write accident reports.




                  Section 2: General School Rules & Procedures
Safety Signs and Equipment
      There are many safety signs displayed, and safety equipment used around the school, particularly in
      practical areas. Students should become familiar with these, and at all times obey their directions
      and the instructions of teachers. Serious penalties will be imposed on students interfering with
      safety signs and/ or equipment or deliberately disobeying the instructions of teachers.

Road Safety
      Student safety is of paramount importance. With student help and common sense accidents can be
      avoided. When arriving at and leaving the school, students must only cross the road at designated
      crossing points on Horningsea Park Drive. Students must obey all instructions from supervising
      teachers. Students on bicycles must walk them across the crossing.
Bicycles
      Students who ride bicycles to school do so at their own risk. Bicycle riders are responsible for the
      security of their bikes. Racks are provided and bikes must be secured to them. All bicycle riders
      must wear an approved safety helmet. Students are not permitted to ride bicycles within the school
      grounds. Students transgressing these requirements will have their bicycle privileges removed.


Out of Bounds Areas
      Out of bounds areas are indicated by signs and lines. Students should avoid these areas unless they
      have permission from a teacher. Unless otherwise indicated, the oval area is out of bounds at
      Recess. All car park areas and the bicycle racks are out of bounds during the day. The front of the
      school is out of bounds between 8.25 am and 2:40pm. Classrooms (except the Library) and
      corridors are out of bounds during recess and lunch and before and after school, unless a student
      has the permission of a teacher. The staff study area (Block D top floor) is out of bounds to
      students. Students wishing to see staff must make alternative arrangements. The public reception
      area of the Admin Block (Block E) is out of bounds. Students with business in the Admin Block must
      enter through the student entry door. The Child Care Centre next to the school is out of bounds.


Movement Around the School
      Students must at all times be sensible in the movement around the school. Movement between
      lessons should be quick, quiet and direct. Running is not permitted in the corridors, classrooms or
      the quad. Outdoor learning areas and grassed areas within the main quad are passive areas. Ball
      games are only be played on the oval or the playing courts at lunchtimes. Tackle football and
      boisterous roughhouse play are banned. Touch football and soccer are permissible only under
      supervision. Students should at all times obey the directions of teachers on duty.


Students Representing the School
      All students should at all times conduct themselves in a manner that brings credit to John
      Edmondson High School and the community. Unless otherwise stated, students should be correctly
      attired in full school uniform at excursions, sporting and cultural occasions, interschool visits and
      while travelling to and from school. The standards of behaviour expected within the school are
      identical to those expected in the broader community.


Safeguard Your Property
      All students must learn to take responsibility for their own property. Students should safeguard
      against loss or theft of property. Valuable items or large amounts of cash are not to be brought to
      school. Payments at the front office should be made before normal classes begin. Items should be
      clearly labelled with your name. Look out for each other. As a general rule equipment should not be
      left in the care of others, particularly strangers. Students should always respect the rights and
      property of others.


Toilet Passes
      Students should wherever possible avoid using the toilets during class time. High school students
      should rarely need to use toilets outside recess and lunch breaks. Permission to use the toilets
      during class time will not be granted automatically. Students with signed toilet passes must obtain a
      toilet key from the Admin block. There is to be no loitering in the toilet or change room area.


Consumption of Food and Drink
      Unless otherwise specified, the consumption of food and drink in classrooms and corridors is not
      permitted.
Section 3: Violence (and other anti social behaviour), Illegal substances,
     Weapons, Cigarettes, Alcohol, Other Banned Items, Gambling.

Violence and Other Anti Social Behaviour
      The school community condemns in the strongest possible way violence in all its forms: physical
      assault, threats of violence, verbal abuse, intimidation, bullying in all its forms, harassment, racial,
      ethnic or sexual vilification. Similarly, there is no place in our school for school for theft, deceit,
      vandalism, graffiti, destruction of property.

Illegal Substances
      These substances are totally prohibited on the school premises. Any student who is found to be
      using, distributing or possessing illegal drugs faces immediate and mandatory suspension. It is the
      policy of the Department of Education and Training and this school that the police also be notified.
      These conditions apply also to students transgressing on any school sponsored activity outside the
      school where there exists a clear and close relationship the school.

Weapons
      The possession, distribution and use of weapons is illegal and totally prohibited on school premises.
      This particularly applies to firearms and knives but also to all those weapons described in Schedule
      One of the Prohibited Weapons Act.
      Offending students face immediate suspension and the Police will be informed. These conditions
      apply also to students transgressing on any school sponsored activity outside the school where
      there exists a clear and close relationship with the school.

Cigarettes
      Whilst tobacco is not an illegal product, its possession, distribution and use on school premises is
      prohibited. The school’s policy is that any students transgressing will be suspended. The school
      community expects that students will not bring the school into disrepute by smoking on the way to,
      or on the way home from school, or on any school sponsored activity.

Alcohol
      Whilst alcohol is not an illegal product, its possession, distribution and use on school premises is
      prohibited. The school’s policy is that students transgressing will be suspended. The school
      community expects that students will not bring the school into disrepute by using alcohol on the way
      to, or on the way home from school, or on any school sponsored activity.

Other Banned Items
      Unless otherwise advised, the following items should not be brought to school. The school will not
      be held responsible for the loss or theft of any item described below:
      Mobile phones, pagers, electronic games, walkmans, discmans, ipods, radios, cassette players.
      Skateboards, scooters, roller blades, roller skates.
      Cigarette lighters, aerosol cans, matches, fireworks, textas, liquid paper, chewing gum.
      Pornographic material, swap cards, playing cards.
      Other offensive or inappropriate material/items of clothing (see uniform Policy).
      The school also encourages students to avoid bringing expensive, valuable or other desirable items
      to school.
      Do not bring large sums of cash, or valuable jewellery to school.

      Penalties: Banned items will be confiscated by staff members. Parents/ caregivers will be called to
      collect them from Principal or Deputy Principal. Repeat offenders may also be subject to the other
      penalties for persistent disobedience described in Section 4: Grounds for Suspension of Students.

Gambling
    Gambling of any kind is totally prohibited on all school premises.
                   Section 4: Grounds for Suspension of Students


Short Suspension
Continued Disobedience, including but not limited to:
• Refusal to obey teacher instruction
• Defiance
• Disrupting other students
• Minor criminal behaviour related to the school
• Use of alcohol or tobacco

Aggressive Behaviour, including but not limited to:
• Hostile behaviour to students, members of staff or other persons (including verbal abuse, and abuse
   transmitted electronically such as by email or SMS text messages).



Long Suspension
Physical Violence
• Which results in pain or injury, or which seriously interferes with the safety and well being of other
   students and staff.

Use or possession of a prohibited weapon, firearm or knife when:
• The weapon is one of those listed on Schedule One of the Weapons Prohibition Act.
• The student uses a knife or possesses a knife without reasonable cause.
• The student uses or possesses a firearm of any type.

Possession or use of a suspected illegal substance
• Not including alcohol or tobacco, but including assisting other students to obtain illegal drugs or
   restricted substances such as prescription drugs.

Use of an implement as a weapon or threatening to use a weapon
• When any item is used as a weapon in a way which seriously interferes with the safety and well being of
   another person.
• Includes an offensive implement which is anything made, or adapted for use to cause injury to a person.

Persistent misbehaviour, including:
• Repeated refusal to follow the school discipline code.
• Making serious threats against students or staff.
• Behaviour that deliberately and persistently interferes with the rights of other students to learn or
   teachers to teach.

Serious criminal behaviour related to the school
• Including malicious damage to property (school or community) or against the property or person of a
   fellow student or staff member inside or outside of school premises.

If the incident occurred outside of the school or outside school hours, there must be a clear and close
relationship between the incident and the school.



Immediate Suspension
• Physical violence resulting in pain or injury
• Possession of a firearm, prohibited weapon or knife
• Use or possession of an illegal substance
• Use or possession of alcohol or tobacco
                               2009 Canteen Price List
                   BREAKFAST                                        HOT FOOD
Egg & Bacon Roll                   $   3.00   Large Sausage Roll                             $     3.00
Egg & Bacon Roll & Cheese          $   3.30   Large Pie                                      $     3.20
Bacon Roll                         $   2.70   Pepper Steak Pie                               $     3.50
Egg Roll                           $   2.50   Shepherds Pie                                  $      3.50
Ham & Cheese Melt                  $   1.30   Pizza Sub - Meat Lovers                        $      3.60
Cheese & Tomato Melt               $   1.20   Pizza Sub - Supreme                            $     3.60
Hot Chocolate                      $   1.20   Chicken Burger                                 $     3.50
                                              Sweet Chilli Chicken Burger                    $     3.50
                                              Beef Burger                                    $     3.50
             SANDWICHES & ROLLS
                                              Hot Dog                                        $     2.80
Salad Sandwich                     $   2.40
                                              Hot Dog with Cheese                            $      3.30
Salad Roll                         $   3.00
                                              Hokien Noodles - Small                         $     2.50
Ham & Salad Sandwich               $   3.00
                                              Hokien Noodles - Large                         $     3.50
Ham & Salad Roll                   $   3.60
                                              Pasta Bake - Small                             $      2.50
Chicken & Salad Sandwich           $   3.00
                                              Pasta Bake - Large                             $      3.50
Chicken & Salad Roll               $   3.60
                                              Sweet Chilli Chicken Tenderloin in
Chicken, Lettuce & Mayo Sandwich   $   3.00                                                  $     2.70
                                              Lebanese Bread with Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo
Chicken, Lettuce & Mayo Roll       $   3.60   Daily Specials available. See blackboard for specials.
Ham, Cheese & Tomato Sandwich      $   3.00
                                                                   SALAD BAR
Ham, Cheese & Tomato Roll          $   3.60
                                                                                     Small        Large

                                              Creamy Pasta                         $ 2.00        $ 3.00
                       WRAPS                  Fruit Salad                          $ 2.50        $ 3.00
Chicken Salad Wrap                 $   2.80   Seafood                              $ 3.00        $ 4.50
Ham Salad Wrap                     $   2.50   Greek                                $ 2.50        $ 3.50
Salad Wrap                         $   2.70   Chicken Pasta                        $ 2.70        $ 3.70
                                              Caesar Salad                         $ 2.00        $ 3.00

                       DRINKS                 Chicken Caesar Salad                 $ 2.70        $ 3.70
                                                            Any Combinations available.
Diet Drinks - 600mls (bottle)      $   3.00
                                                      All salads made fresh on the premises.
Diet Drinks - 390mls (bottle)      $   2.50
                                                                       COMBOS
Diet Drinks - 375mls (can)         $   2.00
                                              Combo 1
Water - Mount Franklin             $   2.00
                                              Small Salad Bar & 600ml Water                $        4.00
Water - Pump 750ml                 $   3.00   Excludes Seafood Salad

Fuzz                               $   3.00   Combo 2
                                              Large Salad Bar & 600ml Water                $        5.00
GV GO Fruit Juice - 350mls         $   2.50
                                              Excludes Seafood Salad
Big M Milk - 500mls                $   3.20
                                              Combo 3
                                                                                           $        6.00
Flavoured Mineral Water - 500mls   $   3.20   Chicken Burger & 600ml Water

								
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