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Kirwan State High School Dept. of Education and Training CRICOS No.: 00608A Our mission is to provide Educational Excellence for tomorrow’s citizens.

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1 Kirwan State High School Dept. of Education and Training CRICOS No.: 00608A Our mission is to provide Educational Excellence for tomorrow’s citizens

2 Philosophy and Objectives Kirwan State High School’s core beliefs: Striving for personal excellence Striving for personal excellence Preparing students for the future Preparing students for the future Developing confident, caring citizens Developing confident, caring citizens

3 Key International Student Program School personnel Executive Principal: Mr. Livingston Deputy Principal: Ms. Sheppard

4 Key International Student Program School personnel Head of Department International Student Program: Ms. Hawkins International Student Support Coordinator: Lorraine Duve

5 The School Bell Times PERIODMONDAY TO FRIDAY Warning Bell Assemble outside rooms Period 1 Period 2 Roll Marking (CAM) LUNCH Period 3 BREAK Period am 9.00am 9.00am am 10.10am am 11.20am am 11.30am – 12.10pm 12.10pm pm 1.20pm pm 1.50pm pm

6 SCHOOL HOURS AND LESSON TIMES You must attend Care meetings/ Roll marking every day. During this period, your Care Class teacher will tell you about important information that you need to know. Your teacher will also mark the roll to record that you were at school. You must attend Care meetings/ Roll marking every day. During this period, your Care Class teacher will tell you about important information that you need to know. Your teacher will also mark the roll to record that you were at school. Lessons will last for 70 minutes. Lessons will last for 70 minutes. Students move from one classroom to another for different lessons. You are expected to move as quickly as possible. Students move from one classroom to another for different lessons. You are expected to move as quickly as possible. Year level assemblies - one year level per day. These assemblies are in the Multipurpose Shelter near the Canteen. Year level assemblies - one year level per day. These assemblies are in the Multipurpose Shelter near the Canteen. Full School Assemblies occur in Term 2 and 3. These assemblies are in the grassed area outside the Library. Full School Assemblies occur in Term 2 and 3. These assemblies are in the grassed area outside the Library.

7 School hours and Break times Lunch is sometimes called “first break”. It goes for 40 minutes. Lunch is sometimes called “first break”. It goes for 40 minutes. Students may bring a packed lunch from home OR buy their lunch at school. Students may bring a packed lunch from home OR buy their lunch at school. Please be patient at the Canteen – you must line up and wait your turn for service. Please be patient at the Canteen – you must line up and wait your turn for service. Break time is sometimes called “second break”. It goes for 30 minutes. Break time is sometimes called “second break”. It goes for 30 minutes. Classes are dismissed at 3.00 pm. each day. A class roll is checked in EVERY lesson. Classes are dismissed at 3.00 pm. each day. A class roll is checked in EVERY lesson.

8 The School map

9 Sports Houses Cook House – Blue – student surnames A – D Elliot House – Green – student surnames E – K Louisa House – Orange – student surnames L – Q Stuart House – Yellow – student surnames R - Z At Kirwan there are 4 sports houses that contest the swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals.

10 School Attendance Policy Your Student Visa requires you to attend school every day, except if you are sick or on a school approved activity. Failure to meet this requirement may result in DIAC sending you home.

11 If you are sick… Homestay parent to: phone the school on or phone the school on or If you are sick for 2 or more days, you MUST ALSO contact Lorraine or or

12 If you are late to school… You MUST bring a note explaining why you are late. why you are late. If you arrive BEFORE 9.15am, you MUST go straight to your class and give the note to your teacher. If you arrive BEFORE 9.15am, you MUST go straight to your class and give the note to your teacher. If you arrive AFTER 9.15am, you MUST go straight to the Student Counter and get a Late Note and then go to class. Give this Late Note to your teacher. If you arrive AFTER 9.15am, you MUST go straight to the Student Counter and get a Late Note and then go to class. Give this Late Note to your teacher.

13 If you are late to class… If you have been helping a teacher in class, you MUST get a note from them to give to your next teacher explaining why you are late. If you have no valid reason for being late, expect to get a detention.

14 If you need to leave school during the day….. You must NEVER leave the school grounds without permission from the school. If you need to leave, you MUST have a note from your Homestay parent. If you need to leave, you MUST have a note from your Homestay parent. Take this note to the Student counter during break time. Take this note to the Student counter during break time. You will be given a pass which You will be given a pass which you MUST take with you.

15 If you lose something…. Go back to the room where you left the item. Go back to the room where you left the item. If it is not there, go to the student counter and check the Lost property Box. If it is not there, go to the student counter and check the Lost property Box.

16 If you are feeling sick…. If you feel sick in class Tell your teacher who will give you a note to take to the Student counter. Tell your teacher who will give you a note to take to the Student counter. You are not to go to the Sick Bay without permission. You are not to go to the Sick Bay without permission.

17 If you are feeling sick…. If you feel sick during lunch break Go to the Student counter. Go to the Student counter. You are not to go to the Sick Bay without permission. You are not to go to the Sick Bay without permission. If it is serious, your Homestay parents will be contacted to take you home. If it is serious, your Homestay parents will be contacted to take you home.

18 If you are injured at school in class… Let your teacher know. You will get a note to go to the Student Counter to receive First aid. Let your teacher know. You will get a note to go to the Student Counter to receive First aid. If the injury is serious, have someone tell the person at the student counter IMMEDIATELY. If the injury is serious, have someone tell the person at the student counter IMMEDIATELY.

19 If you are injured at school during lunch break … Go to the Student Counter to receive First aid. Go to the Student Counter to receive First aid. If the injury is serious, have someone tell the person at the student counter IMMEDIATELY. If the injury is serious, have someone tell the person at the student counter IMMEDIATELY.

20 Student Counter Opening Hours 8.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday. Students are not to go to the Student Counter during class time without a note from their teacher. Students are most welcome before school and during the two lunch breaks.

21 If you bring money to pay for School camps… Any money brought to school e.g. to pay for excursions must be taken to the Student Counter IMMEDIATELY on your arrival to school. You will be given a receipt for all payments made.

22 School Expectations Uniform policy Uniform policy No facial studs, flanellete shirts, denim shorts/ jeans, open shoes, eye makeupNo facial studs, flanellete shirts, denim shorts/ jeans, open shoes, eye makeup If out of school uniform, HS parent MUST provide a note of explanationIf out of school uniform, HS parent MUST provide a note of explanation

23 Uniform policy GIRLS: Teal skirt, Red/white striped over-blouse that MUST cover the top of the skirt. Teal skirt, Red/white striped over-blouse that MUST cover the top of the skirt.BOYS: Black shorts. Boxers/ underwear must not be visible. Red/ white striped shirt to hang out. School tie may be worn. Black shorts. Boxers/ underwear must not be visible. Red/ white striped shirt to hang out. School tie may be worn. Winter: Plain red, or back or combination jumper. Shoes: Black or white (vinyl or leather). Socks: White socks (may have stripe) that cover the ankles.

24 Uniform policy JEWELLERY Students are permitted to wear a watch, bracelet, stud earrings, plain necklace, plain ring. Facial piercings are NOT to be worn to school.HAIR Neat and tidy. No outlandish styles (punk).MAKE-UP NO eye make-up.

25 School Expectations Items Banned from school Items Banned from school iPods, MP3’s, aerosol cans, chewing gum, skateboards, liquid paper, Nikko pensiPods, MP3’s, aerosol cans, chewing gum, skateboards, liquid paper, Nikko pens Mobile Phones Mobile Phones Must be turned off, in bags andMust be turned off, in bags and not used in the school grounds

26 School Special Events Semester 1, Term 1: (Jan.- April) New school year commences School Swimming Carnival Year 12 Leadership camp Year 10 camp Year 11 Work Experience Easter vacation (1 week) Semester 2, Term 3: (July – Sept.) Year 11 Girls camp Year 11 Boys camp Biology camp Marine Studies camp Year 10 Work Experience Spring vacation (2 weeks) Semester 1, Term 2: (April – June) Airlie Beach ISP Camp School Cross country race School Musical School Athletics Carnival New Zealand Ski Trip Winter vacation (2 weeks) Semester 2, Term 4: (Oct. – Dec.) Year 11 Social Dance Sports Awards Night School Graduation and Awards Night Year 12 Formal End of school year

27 Your School Timetable – what does it all mean?

28 Reading a Timetable The left hand side column The timetable is divided into 9 time slots – 3 of the time slots are for “breaks” away from class (L1, L2, R). There is a time slot for roll marking (CAM). The remaining 5 time slots are for lessons The timetable is divided into 9 time slots – 3 of the time slots are for “breaks” away from class (L1, L2, R). There is a time slot for roll marking (CAM). The remaining 5 time slots are for lessons Across the top of the timetable The information shows the last name, first name, Year level, Care Class The information shows the last name, first name, Year level, Care Class The other boxes e.g. The other boxes e.g. The class code and the teacher code are displayed The class code and the teacher code are displayed MT05 refers to the room- Mathematics Building room 5. All teaching buildings have a 2 letter code followed by the classroom number. MT05 refers to the room- Mathematics Building room 5. All teaching buildings have a 2 letter code followed by the classroom number refers to time MAA121G refers to subject HIDDZO refers to teacher MT05 refers to room

29 Please remember that Lorraine and Ms Hawkins are here to help you. Please remember that Lorraine and Ms Hawkins are here to help you. You can find us in the School Library. You can find us in the School Library. We are available before school, first and second break and after school. We are available before school, first and second break and after school.


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