FAQ: Daily procedures
What happens in Homeroom?
Homeroom is the first class of each day and takes 15 minutes. Homeroom is important as it is a time for students to meet with their Homeroom Teacher who will take attendance, check uniforms, read the daily notices and check Student Handbooks for correct usage and to note any parent or teacher communication. Once a week, Homeroom time is also used for Priory Assemblies and/or Pastoral Care activities. On a broader scale, Homeroom allows the teachers to work closely with parents to facilitate the academic, social and spiritual development of your child over their high school years.
What do I do if my child will be absent from school?
If your child will be absent from school, please notify the College before 9:00am by calling the Student Absentee Line on (08) 9208 0999, or by emailing email@example.com. Your child must bring in a completed Absent From School Notification on the day they return to school, and hand it to their Homeroom Teacher. Absent From School Notifications are included in the back of the Student Handbook, or can be downloaded here.
What do I do if my child will be late to school?
If your child will be late arriving at school for any reason, please notify the college by 9:00am by calling the Student Absentee Line on (08) 9208 0999, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. When your child arrives at school, they must sign in at Student Reception.
What do I do if my child needs to leave school early?
If your child needs to leave school early for any reason, please write a note in your child’s Student Handbook detailing when they are to be picked up. This will allow your child to leave the classroom and meet you in Student Reception to be signed out. If students will be picked up by anyone other than their parent or guardian, the College will require notification of this in advance.
What do I do if I need to visit the school grounds?
All visitors to the school must sign in at College Reception, where they will receive a Visitor’s Pass. When you are leaving, we ask that you please visit Reception again to sign out.
When can my child use the canteen?
The Canteen opens every day for breakfast before school, Break 1 and Break 2. Students may not visit the Canteen at any other times. It is recommended that lunches are ordered in advance, as the Canteen lines can get very long during Break times.