School Policies

General Policies

Attendance and Punctuality Policy

Children should attend school on every day when instruction is offered unless the school receives a valid reason for being absent (eg. Illness).

It is a legal requirement that parents provide an explanation for all student absences. This may be in the form of a letter, note in the diary, medical certificate, phone call or personal contact with teachers.

Parents/caregivers must inform the school prior to an extended absence (3 days or more) and apply in writing (application for exemption is available from the admin) to the Principal for an exemption if the absence is for more than 10 consecutive school days. This period excludes school holidays and public holidays. Application must be submitted 20 school days prior to the leave requested.

Teachers shall not be expected to provide detailed classroom work and Homework assignments for students who are away for 2 weeks or more as a result of family- or parent-initiated absences. For absences due to extended illness, parents may contact the classroom teacher to discuss available options.

Students who do not complete Term 4 assessments will be required to sit for the next year level enrolment test (e.g. Year 2 students will sit for Year 3 test) upon their return. The test will be marked and the suitability of the student for the next year level will be determined.

In order to enforce regular and minimum attendance the following procedures has been put in place:

  • A minimum of 80% attendance is required for any student to move up from one grade to another the following year.
  • Students absence from college for a day or more must be accompanied by a letter from parents or a medical certificate explaining the reasons.
  • Further documentation (e.g. evidence of schooling) is required to explain/justify a significant (e.g. one term) absence.
  • In the absence of this letter from parent or medical certificate the teachers will send those students to the office where the office secretaries will ring the parents asking explanation and a letter to follow.
  • Any student absent from college for more than 5 days (without medical reasons) will have to meet the Deputy Principal to discuss and explain their absence from the college.

NB: When a student is required to leave the school grounds for any part of the day (eg. appointments) parents/caregivers are required to sign them out through the front office. If the student returns to school they must be signed back in.

 

 

 

 

PUNCTUALITY

 

Students should arrive at school between 8:00 and 8:20 am

As part of the ongoing relationship between home and school, we believe that it is a parental responsibility to ensure that children arrive at school on time. When students come to class late, it can disrupt the flow of a lesson or discussion, distract other students, impede learning, and generally erode class morale.

Late arrival disadvantages students and disrupts everyone else so punctuality is expected of all students.

Students who arrive after 8:20 am are considered to be late.

Please find below the school procedures when a student is late for school:

  • Students coming 10 mins late (8:20 – 8:30 am) must report to the admin secretaries, where students will be signed in.
  • Persistent late comers will be dealt with through other consequences.
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Primary Policies

Primary Homework Policy

RATIONALE

 

At the Islamic College of Brisbane, we believe in the Primary School that homework benefits students by complimenting classroom learning, fostering and creating good study habits and providing an opportunity for students to be responsible and developing learners. 

AIMS

  • To support the development of independent learners
  • To foster lifelong learners
  • To develop quality homework tasks that challenge and engage all students
  • To offer tasks that suit the needs, abilities and levels of the individual child

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Schools can support students by:

  • Fostering lifelong learning and connecting families with the learning of their children, as part of a comprehensive and balanced curriculum
  • Ensuring the school’s Homework policy is relevant to the needs of students
  • Encouraging parents/carers of early primary school aged children to read to and with their children for enjoyment

Teachers can support students by:

  • Equipping students with the skills to solve problems
  • Encouraging real-life problem solving, logical thinking, creativity and imagination
  • Setting varied, challenging and meaningful tasks related to class work to suit the students' learning needs
  • Giving students enough time to complete Homework, considering home obligations and extracurricular activities
  • Assessing Homework and providing timely and practical feedback and support
  • Helping students develop organisational and time-management skills
  • Developing strategies within the school to support parents/carers becoming active partners in Homework.
  • Offering a wide range of opportunities for families to engage in their children's learning.


 

Early Years (Prep-3)

  • Homework will consist of reading with parents, by parents and independently.
  • Simple extension activities associated with classroom learning.
  • Gathering of additional information or materials.
  • Homework will not exceed 30 minutes a day. This includes all homework assigned by Specialist teachers.
  • Homework will not be set over holiday periods.

 

Middle Years (4-6)

  • Independent reading on a daily basis.
  • Tasks that are continuation of classroom work. This may include project and research tasks.
  • Homework will not exceed 50 minutes a day. This includes all homework assigned by Specialist teachers.
  • Teachers must avoid excessive overload of work/tasks.
  • It is acceptable for teachers to assign unfinished class work as homework tasks.
  • Basic tasks that support continuation of class work can be sent home as holiday homework.

IMPLEMENTATION

  • All teaching staff must set appropriate tasks that suit the age and ability of students.
  • Homework must be interesting, engaging and challenging for students.
  • Homework must support educational requirements.
  • Homework must be seen as supporting and fostering the learner.
  • Homework must be assessed with feedback.
  • Homework must take into account the personal and developmental needs of the individual student.
  • Teaching staff must work collaboratively to ensure that children are not receiving excessive amounts of homework.
  • Policy will be available on the school website.

 

EVALUATION

This policy is to be reviewed at the end of every school year.

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