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What to do if you:

Arrive late to school?

 
Students arriving late to school must report to the Library. This is where they can register their lateness. Students must provide the following;
 
  • A signed note/letter from a parent/guardian to the reason for the lateness.
  • A signed and dated Medical Certificate from the students General Practioner.
  • A written note signed by parent/guardian in their school diary.
  • A parent/guardian can contact the school either by telephone or email informing the school of their child/children lateness. When telephoning, please speak carefully leaving your child/children full name and form class and the reason for their lateness.
 

Absence Line Telephone Number: (07) 3491 5460

Absentee Email: absences@dakabinshs.eq.edu.au

 

If any of the above has not been provided prior or on the day of the students lateness, the student will be issued with a detention. 

 
This detention is held in H1 at the start of 2nd Break for 20 minutes. This detention will be removed once our Absentee Officer receives confirmation from a parent/guardian to a reason why their child has been late.
 

All students who arrive late at any time of the day MUST obtain a "Late" Pass from the Library.

 

Absent from school?

If you know your child is going to be absent from school you absent from school. You need to contact the school as soon as possible; this can be done by the following;
·       A signed note/letter from a parent/guardian to the reason for the absence/s prior to the student/s absence/s or on the day the student/s returns back to school.
·       A signed and dated Medical Certificate from the students General Practioner.
·       A written note signed by parent/guardian in their school diary.
·       A parent/guardian can contact the school either by telephone or email informing the school of their child/children absence/s. When telephoning, please speak carefully leaving your child/children full name and form class and the reason for their absence/s.
·       If a parent/guardian is aware that their child will be absent for 10 or more consecutive days then the will need to contact the school to receive an “Exemption Form”. This form will need to be completed by a parent/guardian and returned to the school for the “Principal’s Approval”. (Please contact the Absentee Officer if you require further information regarding this information).
 
Absence Line Telephone Number: (07) 3491 5460
All Medical Certificates/Notes/Letters/Any other form of documentation needs to be given to the schools Absentee Officer located in the school Library. If the student/parent/guardian is unable to go to the library this information can be handed or sent in to the Schools Administration Office.
 
If this information has not been providef this information has not been provided to the school then following will occur;
·         A parent/guardian will be contacted via the school’s “SMS Global” System, informing the parent/guardian of their child’s absence from school. Of which the parent/guardian should texted a response.
·         An absence notification letter will be sent to the parent/guardian to their postal address. This letter needs to be completed and returned to the school.
·         A member of the Executive Leadership Team or Absentee Officer may contact the parent/guardian of the child.
·         In severe cases when a student/s have been absence for long period of time with no correspondence from a parent/guardian. Each individual case will be reviewed and dealt with in accordance with Queensland Education Policies and Procedures.
All Medical Certificates/Notes/Letters/Any other form of documentation needs to be given to the schools Absentee Officer located in the school Library. If the student/parent/guardian is unable to go to the library this information can be handed or sent in to the Schools Administration Office.
 
 
Students need to aim for over 90% attendance.
 
 
Everyday Counts for more information go to:
 

Student needs to leave school early?

 
Students must bring a note from a parent/guardian and present it at the "Student Desk" in the Administration Office. Before the start of Form.
 
The note must contain the following
 
  1. Be clearly signed by a Parent/Guardian.
  2. Clearly write Students Full Name, Student Number and Form Class.
  3. A reason for the early departure.
  4. The time the student is required to leave school.
  5. A contact number for your parent/guardian in case of query.
 
Once this information has been given to the "Student Desk", the student will be provided with a "Leave Pass". This pass is to be shown to the teacher in the student's class at the time of departure.
 
The teacher can then give the student permission to leave the class.
 
The student will then take their belongings and go the "Student Desk". This is where the student will await collection from a parent/guardian. When a parent/guardian arrives to the Administration Office to collect their child, they will be asked to provide a form of photographic identification, for security purposes.
 
Once this identification has been provided. They will receive a "Leave Pass" which will require their signature. Then both the student and parent/guardian must leave the school premises.
 

Student feels ill in class?

 

If a student is unwell in class, they must tell the teacher. The teacher will access the situation and provide the student with a "First Aid Referral"note. 

If the student is able to go to "Sick Bay" located in the Library, then they will go sometimes with a Teacher Aide or another student.

Once to the Library the First Aide Officer with access the situation, then a telephone call will be made to the student's parent/guardian or emergency contact in regards to the student's condition.

 

If a student is feeling unwell during break time then they should go straight to "Sick Bay" located in the Library.

When the student's parent/guardian or emergency contact arrives they should go straight to the Administration Office to collect their child. The same process will occur as in "Need to Leave School Early" Process. A "Leave" Pass will be given.

Student is lost, can't find a class or teacher?

 
 
Go to the Student Desk in the Administration Office, the Office Staff will help the student's locate their class or teacher.  

When a student has forget to bring money?

 
The School Policy is NOT to lend money to students, even small amounts.  This policy has had to be adopted because in the past when small loans were made for bus fares etc, the money was often not returned immediately.  This meant that considerable time was wasted by Office Staff contacting students concerned, sometimes not once but many times, before loan was repaid.
 
Students are permitted to use office phone to contact parents to make alternate arrangements. 

Code of Conduct

 
Our code of conduct gives clear direction to all members of our school community (students, staff and  parents) as to how we should behave towards each other. At Dakabin State High School we have responsibilities to;
 
  • Take pride in ourselves and our achievements around school
  • Exercise common sense and co-operation in all situations
  • Be courteous to all members of the school community and to our visitors
  • Be considerate to the needs and feelings of others
  • Show respect for other people, their personal property, opinions and entitlements
  • Keep the school environment safe
  • Actively support school activities
  • Be aware of and use avenues for help
  • Maintain a positive learning environment 
  • Always strive to succeed to the best of our ability
  • Be courageous and always stand up for what is right
  • Exemplify our character through the values of loyalty and truthfulness
 
Responsible action in upholding the Code of Conduct will enable us to benefit from the following entitlements;
 
  • To work to the best of our ability without being disrupted by others
  • To work in a pleasant, safe and healthy environment
  • To be treated as individuals with courtesy and respect
  • To have our opinions, feelings and concerns heard and considered
  • To feel proud of our school and our own achievements
 

For a full outline of the Dakabin State High School's guidelines, please read the school's responsible behavious plan for students.

 

 

 

 

Mobile Phones

 
Schools and Colleges can make reasonable rules about what students can and cannot bring to school.  Schools can ban anything which is illegal, dangerous or is likely to cause disruption or harm to the smooth running of the school and the education of other students.
 
 
The use of mobile phones can be disruptive to the learning environment of all students, and Dakabin State High School has therefore put into place this policy to ensure that the rights of all students and staff are respected as well as ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment.
 
 
  1. There are times when it is genuinely appropriate and beneficial for students to have access to a mobile phone. Students may use their mobile devices to contact parents before school, at morning tea, lunch, and after school. Under no circumstance may a mobile device be used during class time. Alternative arrangements can be made between the parent/caregiver and school if absolutely necessary. In the event of an emergency, there are school procedures in place that mean the student is not required to contact emergency services themselves. Rather, a student should immediately alert a teacher in an emergency, so that teacher can then contact administration for the emergency to be resolved.
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  3. If mobile phones are brought to school they must be kept on the student at all times.  They are not to be left in bags etc. 
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  5. Students must have their mobile phones switched off and out of sight during class time.
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  7. Students are not permitted mobile phones in exam rooms under any circumstances.
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  9. Mobile phones are not to be in any manner or place that is disruptive to the normal routine of the school.
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  11. Students are not to use mobile phones to harass other students or staff.
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  13. Students are not to use mobile phones to contact parents in a way which would circumvent normal school procedures. Students who are feeling unwell should NOT contact parents directly on their mobile phones. Student is to inform teacher of feeling unwell and proceed to Sick Bay. Staff at Sick Bay will then contact parents.
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  15. In-phone cameras are not to be used on school premises or at school activities. Nor are students to photograph or film others without their consent.
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  17. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against any student who breaches any of these rules.
 
This policy also applies to students during school excursions, camps and extra-curricular activities.  Students wishing to use their mobiles in special circumstances should negotiate arrangements with the relevant school staff.
 
Mobile phones are used at their owner’s risk.  No Liability will be accepted by the school in the event of the loss, theft or damage of any device.

Jewellery Information

 
The wearing of jewellery (dangling earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets) is not permitted for reasons of personal safety. One small signet ring is acceptable. 
 
Earring sleepers/studs, are permitted but must be taped or removed in Health & Physical Education, Manual Arts, Home Economics and in other school activities where common sense dictates that jewellery could cause personal injury. 
 
It is important to remember that the school uniform consists of shirt, shorts/skirt, non porous shoes (canvas shoes are not allowed) and ankle length socks.  In this context the wearing of jewellery and other accessories, excessive make up, nail polish and bright hair colourings are not included in the uniform requirements, and are certainly not necessary for learning, so are best kept for social occasions.

Shoe and Hair Policy

  1. For students wearing incorrect shoes or incorrect uniform the following applies.
     
     A. Change into correct shoes or uniform (Supplied by the Library). If the student has no note they will receive a 20 minute detention at 2nd Break in H1 (at the start of the break). (They will still be expected to change).
     
     B. Any student not wishing to use loan stock will have a parent contacted to collect them from school.
     
     C. If a parent is unable to be contacted and/or collect their child, they will be withdrawn into the Behaviour Support Centre in the Library.
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  3. Student’s hair must be of a natural colour (no unnatural coloured dye eg: Blue, Pink, Bright Red), and hair must not be styled in an extreme manner. eg:(With the use of gel, mousse, hair putty etc.)