Glenala State High School's Senior School Policy
The Senior Schooling Policy is an accountability document
that outlines the responsibilities of Glenala State High Senior Students. At
Glenala State High School, the non-compulsory phase of schooling is designed to
offer students a range of learning opportunities which will support them in
pursuit of their chosen post-secondary pathway. The staff will support all
students throughout their senior years at the School. They will also share the
responsibility with parents and students for assisting each student in
attaining his/her educational goals.
need to be self-motivated and mature in the approach to their studies. They
will be required to adopt effective study routines and commit to working in an
increasingly independent way. They will be expected to work as part of the year
group and achieve their very best.
Regular attendance at school maximises the quality of
learning for a student and ensures that they achieve the best quality results
in their subjects. Glenala State High School expects at least a 92%
attendance rate for all Senior Students. Setting expectations in terms of
attendance also reflects the world of work for which the Senior School prepares
students. Parents and students must be aware that taking time off through the
school year will adversely affect their academic results. Attendance will be monitored and
valid reasons are required when absent. Absences must be supported by a medical
certificate. Senior students who have more than five unexplained days off
may enter the Cancellation of Enrolment process.
Students are expected to observe the details of correct School
uniform while on their way to, during and on their way home from Glenala State
High School. We rely on our senior students
to model these uniform
expectations. Senior students who come
to school not wearing the full school uniform may be directed to the Year Level
Administrator to change their uniform.
Students who choose not to follow these directions may be sent home.
The School Behaviour Management Plan applies to all students
in the school and reflects the belief that all students have the right to learn,
and that all teachers have the right to teach. It is the responsibility of the
students of the Senior School to ensure that their behaviour is of a very high
standard and reflects the level of maturity expected in their final years of
Students will be expected to approach their studies in a
diligent manner, access available support services if needed, and be
accountable for their actions and academic outcomes.
The School will implement an individual tracking and
management process for students who achieve less than a "C" grade (or
equivalent) in any senior subject at the end of a term. If a student does not
achieve the agreed outcomes of the process, the school may require the student
to amend or change subjects or courses or they may have their enrolment
It is the student’s responsibility to fully understand the
assessment policy of Glenala State High. Student are to take full
responsibility to ensure that proper and adequate communication occurs between
parents, teachers and students in the preparation, study and completion of
tests, examinations and assignments, whether they be practical, oral or
written, completed in class or at home.
Students in the Senior School will need to set aside time in
their weekly schedule to participate in the completion of homework tasks,
revision, study of school work and the preparation and completion of assessment
Students must bring their student organiser to every class to
update important dates and plan their study time.
VET students are expected to represent the school to its
advantage in the wider community. Students, whose in-school behaviour or
attitude is deemed inappropriate, will not be allowed to represent the school
in the business community. This may impact on their opportunities to complete
course requirements and eligibility for other VET programs. All VET students
need to complete their competencies each term or they will be required to do
VET Catch-up sessions at the end of each term.
The School will
provide a range of high quality academic and relevant vocational studies
staff will assist with personal monitoring and goal setting for all students in
its support of the students’ academic and vocational pursuits.
will be expected to approach their studies in a diligent manner, access
available support services if needed, and be accountable for their actions and
academic and vocational outcomes.
will be expected to support their students and work collaboratively with the School
to achieve successful outcomes.
10 student must participate in a senior education and training planning process.
This will culminate in the completion of an individual Student Education and
Training (SET) plan that outlines the intended course of senior school study. The
plan will be approved by the School and endorsed by the parents/carers. The plan will be revised when necessary
during Years 11 and 12.
The School has
established pre-requisites for senior subjects. These are:
curriculum handbooks on the School website and administered in a timely manner
for the information of students and parents
such a way that they do not unreasonably limit realistic future options for a
a way which takes account of the needs, abilities (based on evidence) and
circumstances of each student.
to its ongoing support and advice, the school will implement, in consultation
with the student and his/her parents, a targeted support
plan for students who achieve less than a ‘C’ grade (or
equivalent) in any Senior subject, at the end of a term. If a student does not
achieve the agreed outcomes of the plan, the school may require
the student to amend or change subjects or course.
in the Senior School is delegated spare lessons. Study periods may result when
a student requests to drop a subject when they acquire a school based
traineeship or apprenticeship. In this case, students are to be working in the
designated area in the library. Failure to work diligently during these times
may result in the return to subject classes or cancellation of the
comply with the requirements of this policy will be considered a breach of the
school’s code of behaviour. In addition, students whose behaviour amounts to a
refusal to participate in the education program may have their enrolment cancelled.