Deputy Principal - Students

As we begin the new school year I would like to set out the expectations regarding a few key areas of school policy. If everyone is clear from the beginning about what we expect, then students, parents and the school will have a relationship based on understanding and support.  Below are expectations, and consequences.

General Uniform Comments | All Students

Blazer

  • The College Blazer is to be worn to and from school every day by all students

Jewellery

  • Students may wear one small plain stud per ear.
  • Bracelets and rings are not permitted. Religious necklaces are permitted, but they must not be visible.
  • Students wearing items of jewellery that are not permitted will be asked to remove them and they will be held in a Locked Box for the remainder of the school term.

Piercings & Tattoos

  • Students are not permitted to have any facial or tongue piercings, including spacers.
    Visible tattoos are also not permitted.
  • Students wearing piercing jewellery will be asked to remove the item and they will be held in a Locked Box for the remainder of the school term.
  • Students refusing to remove a piercing will be sent home from school

Grooming & Makeup

  • Makeup, coloured nail polish and long false nails are not permitted.
  • Boys must be clean shaven.

Hairstyles

  • Hair must be clean, neatly styled and natural in colour and be kept off the face, ears and collar. Accessories must be discreet, small and plain in colour.
  • For safety reasons some classes do require students’ hair to be tied back completely.
  • Hair length below the collar should be tied back or kept off the face via appropriate bands or clips. No hair should fall across the face or cover the eyes.
  • Extreme hairstyles are not permitted (eg. dreadlocks, shaved hair less than number 2 blade, severe variations in hair length and/or colour).
  • Hair must be natural in colour.  Moderate and discrete variations in natural colour such as highlights, tips and streaks are permitted as long as the overall style is predominantly a single natural colour
  • Sideburns must not be below the ear.
  • Students in breach of appropriate hair expectations will be asked to correct the colour/style, and some may be asked to stay at home until colour / style is corrected.

Wearing the Uniform Correctly

The College expects students to be well groomed at all times when wearing the College uniform.  If an item of uniform needs to be repaired or is unavailable, an alternate is to be worn and a signed note from a parent or guardian explaining the reason is to be given to the House Leader during morning Homeroom.  Sports uniform is not to be worn as an alternative.  Students who repeatedly breach uniform expectations will be removed from timetabled classes and College events or sent home to correct the issue

 

Mobile Phone Use | All Students

  • No student is allowed to use a mobile phone at the College between 8.30am and 3.20pm.  If a student is found using a mobile phone it will be confiscated by the staff member and placed at Student Hub for collection by the student at the end of the day.
  • If a mobile phone is confiscated for a second and subsequent time, the mobile phone will be placed in a safe at Mansion Reception and can be collected by a parent/guardian at any time.
  • Please note that Year 7 & 8 students must keep mobile phones in their lockers.
  • If students need access to a phone during the day they can go to Student Hub, House Leader, Campus Assistants and /or Mansion Reception.

 

Child Safety at Salesian | All Students

As part of our commitment to Child Safety, the Child Safety Committee has implemented a few new initiatives.

  • Student Safety Report button on schoolbox this allows students to make a report to the College when they are feeling unsafe around the College.  This report can be filled in at home or at school and is a confidential way for students to alert the College to behaviours that may make others feel unsafe.  Students are still encouraged to speak to an adult at home or at school if they are feeling unsafe; or they can do an online report.  We hope this initiative allows students to report in a way that suits them. This Student Safety Report button is on Schoolbox for students to access.
  • Network Login The College has included a Network Login statement for all students to read and, agree to and respond to when they access the server at Salesian College.  This Login statement reminds students of the rights, and responsibilities they have as they access the Computer Network at the College. Please see below what students see and agree to when using the Computer Network at the College.

By clicking on the OK button below and logging into the Salesian College domain, you agree to abide by the terms of the College’s policies and procedures for IT, Responsible Digital Citizenship and Student Justice Policy. Copies of each of these can be viewed on the College’s intranet.  Users are responsible for ensuring that they act in accordance with these policies and procedures at all times.  The type of material you access on the Internet is strictly monitored and filtered.  Unauthorised or inappropriate use of the College’s IT facilities, including email and internet services, may lead to disciplinary and/or legal action

                               

Should parents have any concerns regarding items explained in this newsletter, please feel free to contact the House Leader, Director of Campus or myself.  I look forward to chatting and meeting lots of parents /guardians throughout the course of the year.

 

Elaine Dugdale-Walker
Deputy Principal | Students