Students are expected to complete all assessment tasks to the best of their ability.
The purpose of assignments is
to broaden student learning and develops student skills such as researching,
summarising, evaluating and synthesising information. To assist students in
preparing assignments, some class time will be allocated for work to be
completed under supervision.
Students are expected to
Bring assignment drafting to school
for use during class
time and to allow
for checking by teachers
Present a rough draft to their teachers by
the due date. Students will receive feedback from their teacher in a timely manner. Parents/Guardians will be notified if their
child does not submit their draft. Late
assignments may only receive limited feedback.
Plan ahead and print assignment work early. Computer or printer breakdown
will NOT be accepted as an excuse for the failure
to submit assessment on the due date.
Submit all written assessment on A4 paper unless otherwise negotiated with specific teacher.
Ensure all assessment
tasks submitted are the original work of the student.
Submit the final copy of the assignment either to their teacher or the School Office by 3.45pm on the due date unless there are special circumstances. Each situation will be judged on its merit and extensions are not automatically granted.
Students must not
of sentences or paragraphs which are the work or data of other
Closely paraphrased sentences
or paragraphs without acknowledgment.
Work which has been produced by someone else on the student’s behalf as if it were the work of the student.
Work done in conjunction with other people
(other students, a tutor, parents) when it is claimed to be the student’s own independent work.
Computer files copied in whole
or in part without indicating their origin.
Requests for Extension
a ‘Request for Extension’ form if an extension
of an assignment is requested.
Extensions are granted
by a Deputy Principal or Head of Department prior to the
due date and should be handed to their teacher at least
2 days before the due date of the assignment. If the
reason for extension is due to illness, students in Year 11 and 12 are required
to supply a medical certificate.
Year 11 and 12 students ill on the
day of an assignment are still required to submit the final copy of the assignment
either to their teacher or the School Office by 3.45pm.
Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students may
produce a medical certificate or their parent must contact the teacher on the
due date to discuss the circumstances.
Absence on due date, due to special
circumstances - e.g. bereavement. Parents should contact the teacher directly
to explain the circumstances.
Failure to complete an assignment
means that course requirements for that subject are not complete and a rating
may not be given.
When an assignment is submitted
after the due date, credit will be given only for work seen by a teacher on or
before the due date unless an extension has been granted.
Failure to complete assignments may
result in a student failing to gain credit for that semester. For Year 11 and
12 students, this may affect OP and/or QCE eligibility.
Parents are encouraged to
advise the School Office or the appropriate Head of Department if their child
is absent on the day of a scheduled examination. Students in Year 11 or 12 will
require a medical certificate in order to satisfy examination and certification
requirements. Students may NOT sit
exams before the scheduled date. Block exams are held for Year 11 & 12
students at the end of each semester.
Information on student performance is readily available to students and
parents. Reporting to parents is
Student Report Cards are posted home to all
parents as a Mid Semester 1, End Semester 1 and End Semester 2 Report for all
year levels. (Year 12 do not receive a Semester 2 Report)
Reporting Evenings occur early in Terms 2 & 3.
certificates for AQF level I and II
Certificates for Year 12 students
Parents and/or teachers may
request interviews at mutually agreeable times regarding the scholastic
progress or behaviour of the students at any time throughout the year. Parents
should make appointments through the school