Success in Year 12 is very dependent on a student’s attitude towards their school work, responsibilities and expectations. SCAS values the mature, respectful and responsible conduct and attitude of its senior students and this self-motivated and disciplined approach has resulted in success in the Higher School Certificate as well as in post-school life.
Each parent who enrols their child at St Columba enters into a contract whereby the school offers certain services in terms of education and care. The other side of this contract is that the parent/s accept that the school has the right to impose its rules, expectations of behaviour etc. for the period of enrolment.
The following is a list of the expectations and responsibilities that provide the privileges that are part of a student’s senior year(s) at school.
Students are not to sign out under "medical" without a parent email to the school prior to departure. This is a form of truancy and a Tuesday afternoon detention will be issued. Medical leave is used when students have presented to our First Aid room and a parent or caregiver has given permission for the student to leave school due to being unwell.
Students in Years 11 and 12 may sign out at the Secondary Office without a parent or caregiver present, however written notification from a parent or caregiver via email to email@example.com is required.
Students who do not have a timetabled class in period 5 can go home at the end of period 4, but MUST sign out at the Secondary Office prior to leaving the school and show their timetable to Secondary Office staff.
Students are reminded that while ever they are in school uniform they are representing the school, and normal rules appy regarding conduct and behaviour.
Students who drive to school are required to complete the Student Driver Request Form before they are allowed to drive to and from school and receive an allocated car park. Relevant forms are linked below, along with the Student Driver Policy document.
- Student Driver Request Form
- Student Passenger Request Form
- Student Drivers Policy
Students who drive in an unsafe manner may lose the privilege of car park access and driving to school. They may also receive a Tuesday afternoon detention.
Students who drive with other students in their car who have not completed the Student Passenger Request Form may have privileges revoked and/or receive a Tuesday afternoon detention.
Students are not to leave the school grounds throughout the day unless going home after signing out. This includes driving to and from local shops.
Students are not to leave the school grounds on Focus Days without following the standard early departure procedures.
Focus Days are compulsory to attend unless a student is unwell and unable to attend school. A medical certificate may be requested in this instance. Students who do not attend a Focus Day when they have no scheduled classes will be issued a Tuesday afternoon detention. Students are to remain on-site to complete school work and study and will be required to complete the Focus Day planner form and submit it to the Director of Teaching and Learning on the morning of the Focus Day.
Students are allowed to complete 'work experience' if they do not have any scheduled classes on that Focus Day. This must be pre-arranged with the Head of Secondary School, the Director of Teaching and Learning or the Manager(s) of School Operations.
See information on the wearing of Year 12 Jerseys here.
As noted in the Uniform Policy, as a rite of passage, Year 12 students are permitted to wear either one gold or silver bracelet (no cotton, leather etc) or one ring.