2021 School Planner Temple Christian College

 
2021 School Planner Temple Christian College
NAME:                                                  CARE GROUP:

        Temple Christian College

                                                                     MILE END

                               2021 School Planner
                                   Pursuing excellence for the glory of God
2021 School Planner Temple Christian College
TEMPLE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE UNIFORM
     Students are to familiarise themselves with the additional information in regards to uniform expectations under the heading
          UNIFORM MATTERS in the Planner. A range of consequences apply for being in breach of School Uniform Policy.

Hat Policy - In Terms 1 and 4 students must wear     Winter Accessories                                    Bag Policy
their school hat whenever they are outdoors during   Bottle green scarfe, gloves or mittens, beanie — no   All students must use a School backpack or trolley
the course of the school day which includes school   other colours are permitted                           bag. Non-school bags must be checked into the SSO
excursions, sports and all outdoor activities                                                              when a student arrives to school.

Summer Girls                                                                                                               Winter Girls
Terms 1 & 4                                                                                                                Terms 2 & 3

                                                                                                                           Shirt
                                                                                                                           Fawn shirt to be worn with top button
Please note the blazer may be                                                                                              done up
required for a formal excursion,
                                                                                                                           Tie
performance or event
                                                                                                                           School tie worn in place over top
                                                                                                                           button
                                                                                                                           Jumper or Vest
                                                                                                                           Bottle green jumper or vest

Dress                                                                                                                      Blazer
School dress                                                                                                               School bottle green blazer –
Length – mid-knee when                                                                                                     compulsory with winter uniform
standing straight                                                                                                          To be worn to and from school, at
                                                                                                                           Assembly, on excursions, for exams
                                                                                                                           and formal occasions

                                                                                                                           Skirt
                                                                                                                           School tartan
                                                                                                                           Length – mid-knee when standing
Socks                                                                                                                      straight
Plain white knee high socks
Plain white ankle socks (not low cut                                                                                       Stockings or Socks
anklets or sports socks)                                                                                                   Bottle green 70 denier opaque
                                                                                                                           stocking
                                                                                                                           Knee High fawn socks

Shoes                                                                                                                      Shoes
Sturdy, black, leather, lace up school                                                                                     Sturdy, black, leather, lace up school
shoes with suitable tread and small heel.                                                                                  shoes with suitable tread and small
                                                                                                                           heel.

Summer Boys                                                                                                                Winter Boys
Terms 1 & 4                                                                                                                Terms 2 & 3

Please note the blazer may be                                                                                              Shirt
required for a formal excursion,                                                                                           School green striped shirt to be worn
performance or event                                                                                                       with top button done up
                                                                                                                           Tie
                                                                                                                           School tie worn in place over top
                                                                                                                           button
Shirt                                                                                                                      Jumper or Vest
Short-sleeved, open neck, school                                                                                           Bottle green jumper or vest
shirt worn untucked
                                                                                                                           Blazer
                                                                                                                           School bottle green blazer –
                                                                                                                           compulsory with winter uniform
                                                                                                                           To be worn to and from school, at
                                                                                                                           Assembly, on excursions and formal
                                                                                                                           occasions
Shorts
Grey, melange shorts                                                                                                       Trousers
                                                                                                                           Grey melange college trousers with
                                                                                                                           belt loops
Socks                                                                                                                      Suit belt with small gold or silver
School grey socks with bottle green                                                                                        buckle
stripe
                                                                                                                           Socks
                                                                                                                           School grey socks with bottle green
                                                                                                                           stripe

Shoes                                                                                                                      Shoes
Sturdy, black, leather, lace up school                                                                                     Sturdy, black, leather, lace up school
shoes with suitable tread and small heel.                                                                                  shoes with suitable tread and small
                                                                                                                           heel.
2021 School Planner Temple Christian College
‘Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God’

                                                                           Mile End Campus

                                                                    2 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End, SA 5031
                                                                     Phone: 8405 0900 | Fax: 8234 1052
                                                                        Email: mileend@tcc.sa.edu.au
                                                                    Reporting absence or lateness
                                                                      SMS Text only: 0429 371 508
                                                                          Telephone: 8405 0980
                                                                Email: attendance.mileend@tcc.sa.edu.au
                                                           ICT Helpdesk Email: helpdesk.me@tcc.sa.edu.au
                                            Laptops inquiries and assistance Email: laptops@tcc.sa.edu.au

TERM DATES:
Term 1         Monday, February 1 to Friday, April 9 (Easter period – Good Friday April 2 to Easter Monday April 5)
Term 2         Tuesday, April 27 to Friday, July 2
Term 3         Wednesday, 21 July to Friday, September 24
Term 4         Monday, October 11 to Friday, December 3 (The School Year formally concludes with Presentation Night)

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A Safe Environment
Temple Christian College promotes a safe environment for our staff and students. Students are not permitted to invite friends to school or use the
perimeters of the school grounds as a meeting place for friends who are not students of TCC. Parents meet students at the Student Services Office.
All visitors must sign in at Reception and wear a visitor’s badge at all times. Anonymous gifts delivered to the School for students, including flowers,
will not be accepted or passed on without parental consent.

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2021 School Planner Temple Christian College
The 2021 School Planner

    YOUR PLANNER                                                                All notes must be dated and signed by your parent and the relevant
                                                                                teacher or SSO staff member. Notes on pieces of paper will not be
    The Planner is divided into 4 sections                                      accepted!

    SECTION 1: INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL                                     Each page in Section 3 has a weekly encouragement and a weekly
                                                                                spotlight on a School expectation which acts as a reminder to you.
    SECTION 2: has 7 sub-headings
                                                                                SECTION 4: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    Section 2 outlines:
                                                                                • Calendar
    • Attendance
                                                                                • Assignment Planner
    • Behaviour
                                                                                • Movement outside classroom during class time
    • Curriculum and Classroom
                                                                                Your Planner has a notes page at the beginning of each Term. You
    • Daily Expectations                                                        might use this to write down your goals for the Term or other important
    • Information Technology                                                    information for reference.
    • Student Learning Hub
    • Temple Life
                                                                                USING YOUR PLANNER
                                                                                Your Planner must be taken with you to Care Group and all lessons
    Students are expected to read, become familiar with and abide by the
                                                                                except PEpractical lessons.
    daily expectations of the School as set out in this section.
                                                                                Your Planner must be taken home with you each day.
    Consequences for breaches of School expectations are outlined for
    your information through Section 2 of the Planner.                          Your parent must sight and sign your Planner each week.
    ‘Not knowing’ will not be acceptable where students are in breach of        Students in Years 7 to 10 – Planners are checked each week.
    School expectations.                                                        The consequence for not having your Planner signed is 3 × Planner
                                                                                task not completed = Lunchtime Detention.
    SECTION 3: YOUR DIARY
                                                                                If your Planner is lost you must purchase another one immediately
    Students are expected to use this section each day to keep a record of      from the Campus SSO.
    • homework – an entry is required for each day, ‘none set’ is not           It is your responsibility to keep your Planner in good order.
      acceptable. Reading, revision or current assignment is to be noted if     This includes the cover. You can expect to purchase a new Planner if
      your teacher is absent.                                                   your Planner is in poor condition, if inappropriate or non-school items
    • assignments                                                               are written, attached or pasted in it or if it is graffitied.
    • academic achievement                                                      You must not interfere with a Planner belonging to another student.
    • first aid assistance                                                      A range of consequences is in place including purchasing a
    • school engagements                                                        replacement Planner if you are in breach of this Policy.

    Each page in Section 3 has a column titled ‘Notes and Comments
    from Parents and Teachers’. The primary use of this column is for
    communication between the school and home.

                                                               Contents
    Campus Contact Details                                                 1        Uniform Matters                                                 18
    The 2021 School Planner                                                2   Curriculum and Classroom Conduct                                     20
    Vision, Mission, Values                                                3        Due Date Policy Yrs 7 – 10                                      20
    Campus Map                                                             4        Additional Schooling                                            23
    Campus Bell Times                                                      5        Homework; Assignments; Assessments; Exams                       24
    Contacts List                                                          6   Plagiarism                                                           25
    Health, Welfare & Safety                                               7   Daily Expectations                                                   27
    Temple – A Journey                                                     8   Information Technology                                               30
    Attendance                                                            11   Student Learning Hub                                                 33
    Behaviour                                                                   Temple Life
         Ethos and Policy                                                 12        Extra-Curricular                                                 34
         A Graduated Response                                             13        Mission Possible                                                 35
         Notifications & Consequences                                     14        School Service                                                   36
         Reporting Procedures                                             16        Awards                                                           37
         Prohibited Items                                                 16   Yearly Planner 2021                                                  132
         Electronic and Digital Media & Mobile Phones                     17   Student Movement                                                     136

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2021 School Planner Temple Christian College
Vision - Mission - Values
                           “Pursuing excellence for the glory of God”
OUR NAME
A temple is a place where God is praised. It is a habitation of God for          At Temple Christian College we build on the foundation of Jesus Christ.
He inhabits the praises of His people. The concept of a temple is both           The individual members are living stones of different shapes and sizes that
individual and corporate. Individual in that our bodies are the temples of       are being fitly framed together and are growing unto a holy temple in the
the Holy Spirit and it is there that we offer praises to God in the Spirit.      Lord. We are being built together as a habitation of God through the Spirit.
Corporate in that when we assemble together as God’s people we offer
                                                                                 Psalms 22:3; 1 Corinthians 3:16,17; Ephesians 2:18-22; 1 Corinthians
spiritual sacrifices unto our God as fellow citizens of the household of God.
                                                                                 6:19,20; 1 Peter 2:4,5.

                        OUR SHIELD
                        The symbolism of our School Shield is from               The vision is symbolic of the risen and glorified Jesus in the midst of His
                        Revelation, Chapter 1, where the Apostle John            children through the Spirit. His Churches and His children are all different
                        sees the glorified Christ standing in the midst of       (notice that each candlestick is distinct), but, as we permit ourselves to be
                        the seven candlesticks. The alpha and omega and          shaped by His Spirit of love, His enduring work is done in us. We, in turn,
                        the motto: “I am He that Liveth” are also taken          shine forth as golden candlesticks of the Lord in this dark world of sin and
                        from the same Chapter.                                   are witness to the glorious fact that he Lives.

              OUR VISION                                            OUR MISSION                                           OUR VALUES

                  Pursuing
               Pursuing
                Pursuing                                   Character Service
                                                         Character    Service Influence
                                                             Character Service
                                                                                Influence
                                                                                       Influence                             Community
                                                                                                                             Community
                excellence
             excellence forfor                                                                                                         Community
             excellence   for
              thethe glory
                  glory of of
              the God
                   glory
                     God of                                                                                     Empathy
                                                                                                               Empathy                          Integrity
                                                                                                                                                Integrity
                                                                                                                              Empathy                             Integrity
                      God                                                                                                         Faith
                                                                                                                                  Faith
                                                       Our desire is to grow students in Christian
                                                       character, Christian service and Christ-like                                                 Faith
                                                                                                                Learning                      Resilience
                                                       influence in the school community as well as            Learning                       Resilience
‘Pursuing excellence for the glory of God’             the wider community.
has been our vision from the very beginning
                                                                                                                              Learning
                                                                                                                              Creativity                         Resilience
                                                       Character is developed through growing in                              Creativity
of the School and appears on a plaque to
                                                       our relationship with God and in growing to be
commemorate the opening of the buildings at
                                                       more like Christ in our character.                                                       Creativity
Mile End in 1984.
                                                       Out of our growth in character we endeavour to
                                                       develop our skills and a heart for His service.       Our core values are faith, community, integrity,
                                                                                                             resilience, creativity, learning and empathy.
                                                       Finally, we have been called to have a                This faith is centred on Christ as our Lord
                                                       Godly influence within the school and wider           and Saviour. The remaining six values form a
                                                       community and to grow Godly leaders that can          circle around our faith … community, integrity,
                                                       impact our society and beyond.                        resilience, creativity, learning and empathy.
                                                       The CSI Badge is awarded to students who
                                                       display these attributes.

     As you come to him, the living Stone - rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him - you also, like living stones, are being built up
     together into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
                                                                                                                                         1 Peter 2:4-5

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Map Mile End

      TEMPLE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE                                                                                                                MILE END                                                                                  CITY

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       WEST WING & ART FIRST FLOOR                                                                                                                                                             MEZZANINE FLOOR
       STAFF
    UNDERGROUND
      CAR PARK
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                              RALLY AREA

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                         TECH STUDIES                                            HOME
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       PHYSICS
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       GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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        WF6       WF5    WF4                                                                                     CF4          CF3 CF2                      TUTORIAL
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       WEST WING, CENTRAL WING & PERFORMING ARTS FIRST FLOOR

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MONDAY       TUESDAY      WEDNESDAY      THURSDAY           THURSDAY              FRIDAY
                                                            Care-Groups AM    Care-Groups PM

    Warning Bell     8.30          8.30          8.30            8.30                8.30              8.30

     Care Group      8.35          8.35          8.35            8.35                8.35              8.35

       Lesson 1    8.45 (40)     8.45 (40)     8.45 (40)       9.15 (35)           8.45 (35)         8.45 (40)

       Lesson 2    9.25 (35)     9.25 (35)     9.25 (35)       9.50 (35)           9.20 (35)         9.25 (35)

                                                             (Recess)10.25

       Lesson 3    10.00 (40)   10.00 (40)     10.00 (40)      10.45 (35)          9.55 (35)         10.00 (40)

       Lesson 4    10.40 (35)   10.40 (35)     10.40 (35)      11.20 (35)         10.30 (35)         10.40 (35)

         Recess      11.15        11.15          11.15                              11.05              11.15

       Lesson 5    11.35 (40)   11.35 (40)     11.35 (40)      11.55 (35)         11.25 (35)         11.35 (40)

       Lesson 6    12.15 (40)   12.15 (40)     12.15 (40)      12.30 (35)         12.00 (35)         12.15 (40)
                                                                                                                  Daily Lesson Times

                                                                             (PM Care Group) 12.35

          Lunch      12.55        12.55          12.55           1.05                1.05              12.55
                                                                                                                                       Campus Timetable

       Lesson 7    1.40 (40)     1.40 (40)     1.40 (40)       1.50 (35)           1.50 (35)         1.40 (40)

       Lesson 8    2.20 (40)     2.20 (40)     2.20 (40)       2.25 (35)           2.25 (35)         2.20 (40)

      Dismissal      3.00          3.00          3.00            3.00                3.00              3.00

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Contacts

    Please contact Student Services if you require assistance with contacting teaching staff.
    Principal                                                           Mr Marcel Rijken          marcel.rijken@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Deputy Principal                                                    Mr Magan Schaefer         magan.schaefer@tcc.sa.edu.au
    PA to Mr Rijken and Mr Schaefer                                     Mrs Tracy Montesi         tracy.montesi@tcc.sa.edu.au

    Assistant Principal, Student Development                            Mr Justin Kowald          justin.kowald@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Assistant Principal, Christian Life & Mission                       Mr Simon George           simon.george@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Head of SACE                                                        Miss Anna Nakos           anna.nakos@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Head of Daily Organisation                                          Ms Kelly Anderson         kelly.anderson@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Head of Diverse Learning & Middle School Curriculum Coordinator Mrs Amanda Anderson           amanda.anderson@tcc.sa.edu.au

    Year 7 Coordinator                                                  Ms Amanda Benger          amanda.benger@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Year 8 Coordinator                                                  Mr Jason Moore            jason.moore@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Year 9 Coordinator                                                  Miss Alison Cocks         alison.cocks@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Year 10 Coordinator                                                 Mr Todd Purdy             todd.purdy@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Year 11 Coordinator                                                 Mr Paul Sakatunoff        paul.sakatunoff@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Year 12 Coordinator                                                 Mrs Amy Schaefer          amy.schaefer@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Student Mentor                                                      Mrs Lisa McPhee           lisa.mcphee@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Student Mentor                                                      Mr Jason McPhee           jason.mcphee@tcc.sa.edu.au

    Art Coordinator                                                     Mrs Monique van Eyk       monique.vaneyk@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Dance and Private Dance Tuition Coordinator                         Ms Stacey Greenham        stacey.greenham@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Drama Coordinator                                                   Mrs Faith Ryan-Conaghty   faith.ryan-conaghty@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Head of English                                                     Mrs Mary Smith            mary.smith@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Geography Coordinator                                               Mr Andrew Lang            andrew.lang@tcc.sa.edu.au
    History Coordinator                                                 Miss Lauren Wallis        lauren.wallis@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Home Economics Coordinator                                          Mr Paul Sakatunoff        paul.sakatunoff@tcc.sa.edu.au
    German Coordinator                                                  Mrs Cassie Thomas         cassie.thomas@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Head of Mathematics                                                 Mr Chris Pappas           chris.pappas@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Media Coordinator                                                   Mr Todd Purdy             todd.purdy@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Music and Private Music Tuition Coordinator                         Mr Dan Ryan               daniel.ryan@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Performing Arts Coordinator                                         Ms Kelly Anderson         kelly.anderson@tcc.sa.edu.au
    PE and Sports Coordinator                                           Mrs Steph Sutherland      steph.sutherland@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Research Project Coordinator                                        Mr Lachlan Mackay         lachlan.mackay@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Head of Science                                                     Mr Kevin Marzahn          kevin.marzahn@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Design, Digital Technologies & Engineering Coordinator              Mr Craig Cope             craig.cope@tcc.sa.edu.au
    VET/Workplace Practices Coordinator                                 Mr Stewart Robertson      stewart.robertson@tcc.sa.edu.au
    The Rite Journey Coordinator                                        Miss Alison Cocks         alison.cocks@tcc.sa.edu.au

    Reception/Registrar                                                 Mrs Sandra De Rosa        sandra.derosa@tcc.sa.edu.au
    Student Services Office Manager/Attendance                          Mrs Cyndi Graham          cyndi.graham@tcc.sa.edu.au

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2021 School Planner Temple Christian College
Health, Welfare and Safety

Awareness                                                                 Health and Safety
• The School is a ‘Nut Aware’ School.                                     • The School takes very seriously its ‘Duty of Care’ to students.
• This is in order to care for students in our community who have         • Footwear must be consistent with School Uniform Policy. Students
  severe peanut/nut allergies (for whom exposure to nuts can trigger a      may be kept in the Focus Room and classroom work will be brought
  severe and potentially life-threatening reaction).                        to them if incorrect footwear is worn to school.
• While it is impractical to eliminate nuts or nut products entirely      • The wearing of hats is compulsory whenever students are outdoors
  from an environment where food is prepared and consumed, the              in Term 1 and 4.
  School has undertaken to provide the safest environment possible.       • There is no early dismissal on very hot days. Classrooms are
• All students are asked to consider carefully the food being brought       temperature controlled and measures are taken to ensure students
  to school, the disposal of wrappers and participating in good             are able to remain in air conditioned areas during hot weather.
  hygiene practices after eating nuts/products containing nuts.           • Students should bring their own personal roll on sunscreen.
                                                                            Sunscreen is available for outdoor PE lessons.
Medicines at School                                                       • Students must observe all directions given by staff pertaining to
• Medication is both prescribed and non-prescribed medication               safety and when Maintenance Staff or Contractors are working
  whether authorised by a medical professional, a pharmacist or             within the school. Directions may include signage or physical
  purchased across the counter.                                             barriers which indicate an area is out of bounds.
• Medication includes analgesics such as paracetamol and other
  agents used for pain management and antihistamines used in the          Boundaries
  treatment of allergies.                                                 • The Campus boundaries consist of the mail School grounds
• A Doctor’s authorisation outlining terms of use and condition being       2-10 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End.
  treated must be given to the School First Aid Officer at the time       • The Oval and Sporting Facilities situated east of the railway line off
  prescribed medication is brought in. Medication must remain in its        Henley Beach Road. Students may only go to the oval when under
  original packaging which clearly identifies the owner, the content        the supervision of a teacher.
  and the dosage.
                                                                          • Students arriving early to school and once having entered the
• With the exception of an Asthma inhaler, students are prohibited from     School property are not permitted to leave the grounds for any
  carrying medication on their person or keeping it in their locker.        reason.
• With the exception of an Asthma inhaler, all medication, whether        • Students are not permitted to wait outside of the School grounds
  prescribed or non-prescribed, is to be handed in to the SSO where         for friends.
  it will be labelled and placed in the locked medicines cupboard in
                                                                          • At the end of the school day students are to depart the area in a
  the first aid room.
                                                                            timely and orderly fashion.
• Under no circumstances are students to offer medication to another
                                                                          • Senior students driving to school are advised that private vehicles,
  student or receive medication from another student.
                                                                            once parked, are out of bounds for the remainder of the school
• Students who use an inhaler for Asthma must take their inhaler to         day. Students must bring all items required for the day from their
  PE lessons and all off campus activities, camps and excursions.           vehicle.
  Students must provide their own spacer if one is required.
                                                                          • Senior students driving to school are advised to ensure they are
• If a lifesaving device such as an epipen is required to be carried        parked in areas that accommodate the period of time they will be at
  by a student, a doctor’s authorisation must be provided to the            school. Permission will not be granted to leave the school grounds
  School and a copy kept with the medication. An emergency supply           to move vehicles parked in restricted parking zones.
  must also be given to the School. This will be kept in the locked
  medicines cupboard in the first aid room.
• Paracetamol and antihistamines are administered on a strictly limited
  basis by the School First Aid Officer in strict accordance with the
  packaging and where parents have signed consent.
• Ongoing use will require a Doctor’s letter of authority.

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2021 School Planner Temple Christian College
Temple - A Journey

    Adelaide Christian Schools                                                  Mr Robson, Pastor Rodway and Miss Paddick were central to the early
                                                                                development of Temple College in every way faithfully establishing and
    The Pathway - Early Learning to Year 12                                     serving the school community and laying the foundation for all that the
    The English Historian, Frederic Maitland, once wrote ‘It is very hard to    School has become.
    remember that events, now long in the past, were once in the future’.       Mr Robson served as Headmaster from 1983 until his retirement in
    More than forty years have passed since Pastor Leo Harris, the              December, 1991. His legacy to us is found in his unwavering certainty
    founding Pastor of the CRC Churches International and Adelaide              that Temple is God’s school, that Christ is at its heart and that the
    Crusade Centre (now Adelaide Christian Centre), shared his great            infallible Word of God is the basis of all learning.
    desire with his Church Family to see the development of a Christian         In 2004, Mr Robson was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia
    School for the children of Adelaide.                                        (OAM) for his Services to Education and in particular to Christian
    The seeds were planted for a journey that has proved nothing short of       Education. In 2006 he was recognized by the Christian Schools
    miraculous!                                                                 Association with a ‘Pioneers Award’ for his pioneering work in
                                                                                Christian Education
    God ‘Calls into being things which once
                                                                                Mile End Campus
    were not’ …
                                                                                The school in a winery!
    The first footfall of the journey was a $20 faith seed given by Pastor
    Harris toward the establishment of a Christian Primary School.              During 1983 the School Council led by Pastor Rodway commenced the
                                                                                search for a permanent home. Historic Tintara House at Mile End was
    In 1978, Sunrise Christian School commenced at Sunrise House,               on the market. The landmark turrets of one of Adelaide’s oldest heritage
    Wattle Street, Fullarton, as a primary school with 2 teachers and 32        buildings had stood looking across the parklands for a hundred years
    children.                                                                   watching as the City of Adelaide grew and took shape.
    We were not to know then that, from such humble beginnings, a               Tintara House was not in great shape, the area was old and didn’t have
    network of campuses would develop that would reach and teach                the best of reputations BUT the location was perfect! The question
    thousands of children in Australia and abroad raising up a people of        was ‘could a school be forged out of an old warehouse?’ It seemed
    character, service and influence across the globe!                          incredulous but God had plans and the people had faith!
    Initially as two separate schools under the governance of Adelaide          With the 1984 school year looming, Tintara House was purchased with
    Crusade Centre, the establishment of Adelaide Christian Schools             the financial backing of the Adelaide Crusade Centre and made ready
    (ACS) brought the Sunrise and Temple campuses together under                by a hard-working group of volunteers to greet staff and students for
    its banner with Mr Kym Golding appointed as the inaugural Head of           the commencement of the new school year. The staff had doubled in
    Schools in 2008.                                                            number with student numbers being at approximately 80 boys and
    With a strong foundation of metropolitan schools within its home state,     girls filling 2 streams at Years 8 and 9.
    Adelaide Christian Schools is blessed to have been able to continually      In those foundation years between 1983 and 1987 student numbers
    provide South Australian Christian families with an educational             grew and the life of the school took shape. From amongst their ranks
    pathway that supports their children’s growth and development from          came the editorial committee for Shiloh, the first School Year Book
    early learning (age 3) at Sunrise Christian School, all the way through     published in 1984. Our pioneering students were our first sports team
    to the completion of High School in Year 12 at Temple Christian             members and first record-holders, the first musicians and worship
    College.                                                                    leaders, the first Prefects and Dux of School and of course, the Class
                                                                                of 1987 was our very first graduating class. Together with staff they
    Temple Christian College                                                    laid the ground work for the strong community we have grown into.
    At the same time Pastor Harris was moving toward the establishment
                                                                                Mr Brian Hagger AM, Headmaster, 1992 - 2006
    of a Christian primary school, Mr Bruce Robson, Deputy Headmaster
    at Pulteney Grammar School for 21 years, was being led into a vision        Mr Hagger commenced at Temple in 1987 as Head of Mathematics.
    for the establishment of a Christian secondary school for boys and          He had been both a student and a teaching colleague of Mr Robson’s
    girls.                                                                      at PGS. Upon Mr Robson’s retirement Mr Hagger was appointed
                                                                                Headmaster.
    When the time was right Mr Robson shared his vision with Pastor Ian
    Simpson (Pastor Harris’s successor) and Pastor David Rodway.                Under Mr Hagger’s Leadership, Temple College became Temple
                                                                                Christian College and many of the larger structural improvements were
    Mr Bruce Robson OAM, Foundation Headmaster, 1982 - 1991
                                                                                achieved thanks to his successful work with the Block Grant Authority.
    In 1982, Mr Robson, was appointed Foundation Headmaster of Temple
                                                                                Mr Hagger’s strong spiritual leadership provided the impetus for senior
    College and was charged with the establishment of the School.
                                                                                boys to rise up in faith and lead the school into a deeper worship
    Pastor Rodway was appointed Foundation Chairman of the School               experience.
    Board and Miss Flora Paddick the first School Secretary/Bursar.
                                                                                Mr Hagger was also at the helm in 2001 to bring about the
    Together with a dedicated team they forged the way for Temple College
                                                                                commencement of Year 7 at Mile End Campus and the birth of Temple
    to commence.
                                                                                Christian College – Bethany (now Paralowie) Campus.
    Temple College commenced as a school in 1983 in 2 rooms rented
                                                                                In 2018, Mr Hagger was awarded the Order of Australia (OA) for his
    from House of Tabor Bible College in Northgate Street, Unley Park,
                                                                                Services to Education and the Community.
    with 2 full time and 3 part time teachers and 35 students.
                                                                                Mr Marcel Rijken, Principal, 2007 - current
    A high-light of the first year of operation was the first School musical,
    ‘It’s Cool in the Furnace’. Nearly all students were on stage and nearly    Mr Rijken was appointed as PE and Maths teacher by Mr Robson in
    all parents were involved backstage. It was a great success!                1987 as a first-year teacher.

8   TEMPLE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE | SCHOOL PLANNER 2021
Temple - A Journey

Temple is a school that believes in discipleship and there is no better       In 2003, and with the departure of Mrs Prins, Mr Klimionok was
example of this than the mentoring of Mr Rijken by both Mr Robson             appointed Campus Principal.
and Mr Hagger.
                                                                              Mr K, as he became well known on Campus, led the School
Under their leadership, Mr Rijken served in a number of leadership            community for almost 15 years with great vision and faith. He provided
roles before becoming Principal.                                              wise and steadfast leadership to his staff and the student body,
                                                                              assisting in producing an amazing journey of discovery, growth and
Mr Rijken leads the School community with youthful vigour and great
                                                                              maturity.
enthusiasm. His passion is to see the School community flourish and
to see our students laying hold of every opportunity presented to them        Under his leadership, the School community worked tirelessly to
to help them develop their God-given talents which will serve them            establish a sense of family, acceptance of one another and belonging.
well in their life beyond their school days.
                                                                              In 2015 Temple Christian College, Bethany Campus was re-named
Mr Rijken leads a dynamic and resourceful staff across all Campuses           Temple Christian College, Paralowie Campus.
who fully embrace what it is to be called by God to serve as part of the
                                                                              The Trade Training Centre housing Food and Hospitality and Design
Temple Christian College Community.
                                                                              and Technology Facilities, a blossoming Creative Ministries Faculty,
Paralowie Campus                                                              and delivering innovation in Technology and Media leading the
                                                                              Paralowie Campus in becoming recognised as a leader in education in
Our evangelical local area outreach                                           those fields.
While Mile End Campus was established on one of Adelaide’s oldest             But, much more than this, is the strong sense of community that this
developed sites, Paralowie Campus, by contrast, is architecturally            adventure in faith has grown into, with the staff and students at all year
modern, colourful, spacious and youthful in its design but it too             levels taking a lead role in initiating and running community events,
started as a blank canvas. It was, in fact, just a large open field covered   projects and caring for each other. A personal faith and relationship
in Salvation Jane!                                                            with Jesus Christ is an important part of our Faith Community and
The field belonged to Bethany Christian School which was well-                it is both a privilege and a pleasure to see the numbers of students
established as a Christian Primary School in the northern suburbs. The        who commit or re-commit their lives to Christ each year. This gives
parents of BCS were praying for a local Christian Secondary School.           an impetus to Mile End Campus to be a leading light and benchmark
BCS approached the leadership of Temple Christian College with an             school in the greater northern community.
idea to establish a secondary school which would work closely with            Mrs Eliza Buckoke, Campus Principal, 2018 - current
Bethany Christian School.
                                                                              Mrs Buckoke joined the Bethany Campus staff in 2008, teaching
The idea took shape, the ground work done and, in 2001, Temple                Music. She has seen the school develop from mostly transportable
Christian College, Bethany Campus was born.                                   classrooms to the incredible facilities we now have, from around 140
The Foundation Campus Principal was Mrs Maaike Prins under the                students to the over 520.
leadership of Mr Brian Hagger, the Temple Christian College Principal.        Having joined the Leadership team in 2009, Mrs Buckoke has worked
Mrs Maaike Prins, Foundation Campus Principal, 2001-2002                      closely with Mr Klimionok, Mr Rijken and the rest of the Temple
                                                                              Leadership team. She feels privileged to have been involved in the
Mrs Prins, Mr Lee Harrison and the first intake of 25 students braved         development of the campus into what it is today, through her previous
the limited resources and less than ideal conditions.                         Assistant Principal roles.
The first classrooms were a double transportable which was                    Mrs Buckoke leads an experienced and faith-filled team with
nicknamed the Ark so called because, when it rained, it was literally         enthusiasm and a great belief in all that God has in store for our
surrounded by water making it a virtual haven for staff and students          Paralowie Campus Community. Together we continue to expand out
from rising waters!                                                           facilities to embrace all that this local area Evangelical school has to
Each week the staff and students steadfastly boarded the bus and made         offer our students and their families.
the journey to Mile End Campus to join in a combined Assembly and
to use facilities that Bethany Campus did not yet have.
                                                                              Marion Middle School
                                                                              Faithful Beginnings, Faithful Pioneers
As with every pioneering work, a dedicated team of cross-campus staff,
parents and students worked tirelessly and cheerfully to ensure a firm        The story of the newest member of the Temple family begins with
foundation for the future.                                                    faithful men and women of the Maranatha Christian Assembly
                                                                              establishing an
During 2002 Mrs Prins and her husband were called by God to
establish a work in Cambodia and at the end of that year said farewell        R-12 school on Sturt Street, Marion, that was notable for both its
but not goodbye to Temple.                                                    Christian heart and distinctive pedagogy.
Temple Christian College continues to have an association with                Mr Lee Avery, Foundation Campus Principal, Sunrise Christian School
Mrs Prins through the Mission Possible Outreach Program with                  Marion, 2002-2016
the Cambodia Missions Team visiting her in Cambodia as part of
                                                                              In 2002, Sunrise Christian School was invited to intervene in support
the annual Cambodia Missions trip. She loves to hear stories of the
                                                                              of this community. Two of Sunrise’s experienced teachers and leaders,
development of the School.
                                                                              Mr Lee Avery and Mr David Fontaine, put their shoulders to the wheel
Mr Rod Klimionok, Campus Principal, 2003 - 2017                               in working to build this community. The combination of their tireless
                                                                              industry, relational warmth and authentic faith had an immediate
Mr Klimionok commenced teaching at Bethany Campus part way
                                                                              impact in growing what was now known as the Marion campus of
through Term 1, 2002.
                                                                              Sunrise Christian School.

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Temple - A Journey

     Sunrise responded to the legacy of the Maranatha community and to              Life After Temple
     the encouragement of the then Non-Government Registration Board
     to develop a distinctive high school model. The Sunrise Marion                 The Journey Continues
     High School maintained the Sunrise focus of supporting Christian               Living Stones being built up together
     families in educating their children, built on Mr Avery’s passion for
     a rounded, liberal arts secondary curriculum, and constructed a                Our Name, our history, our symbols, our day to day school life – all
     successful pathway to tertiary education that featured the sitting of an       these things point to the fact that we are called to be Living Stones
     internationally recognised university entrance test, the SAT.                  being built up together, by God, into a spiritual house whose purpose
                                                                                    it is to learn of Him, worship Him and serve Him.
     Mr Avery’s personal example of humility, service and love established
     strong bonds with staff, parents and students. His commitment to               Our Old Scholars have taken their place in society fully embracing
     living a life that, in all aspects, reflected the reality of his faith and a   the whole range of life, study and work opportunities that exist in the
     consistently Christian worldview was inspiring, as was his passion for         greater world beyond the school gate.
     other people.                                                                  It is to our great delight that many Old Scholars are choosing Temple
     In this time, the campus grew significantly in enrolments, but also            as the secondary school of choice for their own children and, since
     enjoyed substantial upgrading of its facilities. The most recent addition      our first 2nd Gen student graduated in 2009, the number of 2nd Gen
     has been the building that now houses the middle school, which                 students has increased remarkably. This trend is now becoming part of
     boasts excellent library, art, home economics and technology facilities.       the colourful tapestry which is our school history.

     Mr Avery’s passing in 2016 after a short battle with cancer was felt           It is a great blessing to welcome growing numbers of Old Scholars
     deeply by a community that had enormous love for him, but his                  coming back as teachers, ESO’s and administration staff which means,
     positive legacy to hundreds of individuals within the Sunrise and              of course, they are working with their former teachers.
     Temple family is undoubted.                                                    This also gives current students a wonderful insight into school life as
     Mr Andrew Clayton, Principal, Sunrise Christian School                         it was from someone who has walked the same path, sat in the same
     Marion, 2017 - 2020                                                            classrooms and enjoyed the same events and activities.

     Taking the helm at Marion from the beginning of 2017, Mr Andrew                Once again, we see discipleship as being at the core in both the staff
     Clayton brought enormous experience in leadership of Christian                 room and the class room as one generation raises up the next ready to
     schools to the Principal position. His passion for growing the school          hand the baton on.
     and his desire to invest in staff marked the first years of his tenure with    We are a remarkable community. We share a remarkable history and an
     a vibrant sense of vision and expectation for the changes that were to         even more remarkable future awaits us.
     follow during 2018.
                                                                                    Ours is no ordinary journey - it is a journey that started with the
     2019 – Welcome Temple Christian College Marion Middle                          obedience of a small group of pioneers who put their trust and faith in
     School                                                                         a God who has brought increase and success.
     Changes in the approach of the registration board meant the Marion             In the midst of our journey throughout the year let us remember we are
     Sunrise Christian School’s alternative senior curriculum and university        Living Stones being built up and fashioned together by a God who is
     pathway would no longer be offered beyond 2018. The understandable             himself remarkable in all his ways.
     sense of sadness in the loss of something unique was superseded,
     however, the recognition of the great opportunity presented, was               Welcome to TOCA – Temple Christian
     quickly embraced. The new reality resulting in the catalyst for the
     forging of an even stronger pathway relationship between Sunrise and
                                                                                    College Old Collegiate Association
     Temple, and the establishment of the Temple Christian College Marion           The Legacy Continues
     Middle School.
                                                                                    The foundation for the development of the Temple Christian College
     Working in partnership with Temple Christian College Principal,                Old Collegiate Association TOCA was established late 2020 when its
     Mr Rijken and with the support of the Assistant Principal – Middle             founding member Edward Fortunatow expressed his passion to join
     School, Mr Phil Paterson, Mr Clayton’s extensive experience and                together with the wider community of graduates from Temple Christian
     wise and steady approach became the anchor that navigated the entire           College to provide support and guidance to Temple Christian College,
     school community through the critical years of transition prior to his         current students and new and emerging new graduates.
     retirement at the end of 2020.
                                                                                    Building on from the thriving success of Living Stones, TOCA was
     2021– Henry Engelbrecht                                                        developed as the official Temple Christian College Old Scholars
                                                                                    Association that could carry forward the impact of the close group of
     With 9 years’ experience as the Principal of the Sunrise Christian
                                                                                    graduates that form part of both the local and global community, in
     School in Whyalla, Temple Christian College Marion Middle School
                                                                                    creating an ongoing legacy in the outworking of God in the broader
     is excited to be welcoming Mr Henry Engelbrecht as the new Principal
                                                                                    community.
     of the Sunrise Christian School Marion as from the start of the 2021
     school year.                                                                   Grandson of the founding Principal of Temple Christian College, Mr
                                                                                    Bruce Robson (who served as Headmaster from 1983 to 1991), Edward
     Having helped build the Sunrise Whyalla school into a highly
                                                                                    Fortunatow is working closely with the leadership and team at Temple
     successful Reception to Year 9 school in just 9 short years with a
                                                                                    Christian College to provide all past graduates and old scholars with
     thriving Early Learning Centre accommodating 100 students, Mr
                                                                                    the opportunity to join this community.
     Engelbrecht’s experience and warm and amicable personality will be
     a valuable asset in the further development of the Temple Christian            Joining TOCA is as simple as completing the form on the Temple
     College Middle School as it partners with the Temple Christian College         Christian College Campus Website located within Community menu.
     Mile End Campus to provide all students with access to education in a
     Christ centred environment.

10   TEMPLE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE | SCHOOL PLANNER 2021
Attendance

School Times and Periods                                                    • Parents/Caregivers are to advise the Principal in writing of long
                                                                              term illness which may cause disruption to school attendance with
Punctuality is paramount to the good order of the school day. It is           supporting documentation from the supervising Doctor.
the expectation of the School Leadership that each student arrives on
                                                                            • A Government Exemption Form will be forwarded to parents to
time to Care Group and all lessons following being fully equipped to
                                                                              complete should a student be absent for a period of 20 or more
actively engage in the set activities for each class.
                                                                              school days due to a health issue or injury.
• A warning bell sounds at 8:30am indicating students are to move
  to Care Group.
                                                                            Absence - Unexplained Absences
• School commences with Care Group at 8:35am and concludes                  • The School Roll is subject to rigorous Government auditing.
  at 3:00pm.                                                                • It is the parent’s responsibility to report absenteeism.
• There are 40 teaching periods per week - 8 periods per day for            • The School will take steps to resolve all outstanding Unexplained
  Years 7– 12.                                                                Absences on the Roll.
Attendance                                                                  • If there is no response from parents in regards to Unexplained
                                                                              Absences, the School will regard such an absence or absences as
• Students are to be punctual to Care Group for the taking of the Roll        truancy.
  each morning.
                                                                            • A truancy notification will be issued to the student with a
• Students not in Care Group for the taking of the Roll are to sign in at     consequence reflecting a truancy infringement.
  the Student Services Office.
                                                                            • Parents will need to make contact with the School to resolve the
• Parents are sent an Unexplained Absences message if a student is
                                                                              matter of the absence and the truancy notice.
  not recorded as present on the Roll and is not signed in.
• Students who do not go to Care Group and who have not signed in           Absence on due dates for Assignments
  may receive a lunchtime detention consequence.                            and Exams - see Curriculum
• Students are not permitted to contact their parents by mobile
  phone during the course of the day requesting to be picked up             • Absence on a day of an examination or a due date of an assignment
  early from school for any reason. Students are to seek assistance           is to be 1) reported as early as possible on the day of the absence
  from the Student Services Office staff who will contact parents as          2) covered by a Doctor’s Certificate. Failure to follow this process
  required. A consequence may be issued for a breach of this rule.            may result in a zero grade or the ability of a student to negotiate an
                                                                              extension for an assignment.
Arriving Late
                                                                            Exemptions – Holidays during school time
• Parents are to advise Student Services if a student is going to arrive
  late to school either via sms which must be received before the           INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES
  student arrives to school or with a note in the Planner which must        • Exemption from school includes school holidays of varying lengths.
  be produced to SSO staff as the student signs in.
                                                                            • Parents/Caregivers should write a letter requesting exemption to
• Public Transport issues are not an acceptable reason for                    the Principal, advising of circumstances and date/s of exemption.
  ongoing lateness.                                                           It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all work is negotiated
• The following line of action applies for lateness where there is no         with their subject teacher. Individual work will not be prepared for
  parent contact                                                              students on short term exemption leave.
C1 Late - 8:35am to 8:44am x 3 = LTD                                        LESS THAN ONE MONTH
C2 Late - 8:45am to 8:54am = lunchtime detention                            • Under the Education Act parents must request an exemption
C3 Late - 8.55am onward = after school detention                              from school in writing from the Principal for periods of up to one
                                                                              month allowing time for a written consent. Such notification must
Early Departure                                                               include dates of exemption. The onus is on the student to negotiate
• Early departure from school should only be for medical reasons or           assignment due dates / school work with their subject teachers or to
  for urgent family matters.                                                  catch up on work missed during this absence.
• A written note in the Planner on the day of the early departure is to     MORE THAN ONE MONTH
  be shown to the Care Group Teacher in morning Care Group and to
                                                                            • Under the Education Act parents must make application to the
  the Student Services Office at time of signing out.
                                                                              Minister of Education through the Principal when an exemption
• Students in Years 7 to 10 are to be collected from School if being          of more than 1 month is required. Permission must be obtained
  released during school hours.                                               before the period of absence commences. The onus will be on
• To avoid disruption to classes students are to be picked up at the          students to negotiate assignment due dates/ school work with their
  change of class, at recess or lunchtime.                                    subject teachers or to catch up on work missed during this absence.
                                                                              For further assistance in this matter please contact the Campus
Absence due to Illness                                                        Reception Office.
• Absence due to illness is reported to the Student Services Office by
  9:15am on the first day of the period of absence.                         Parental Absence
• Texting on the sms virtual number is the preferred method of              • The Student Services Office is to be advised if parents are away.
  notification with your child’s name and reason for absence.               • Alternative Contact Numbers are to be provided.
• A Doctor’s Certificate is required for absence due to illness of 3        • It is not acceptable that students be left without responsible adult
  consecutive school days or 3 days in any one school week.                   supervision.

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Behaviour
                                                               Ethos and Policy
     The Policy Statement                                                      The Assistant Principal, Student Development is the Principal's
                                                                               delegate overseeing the welfare of the student body and the
     At Temple Christian College we aim to be an extension of the home,        implementation of behaviour management strategies.
     providing a community environment that allows the founding purpose
     of the school to be maintained, this is - to allow students to pursue     The School Behaviour Management Policy provides a framework
     excellence for the Glory of God.                                          in which staff can teach effectively and students can be encouraged
                                                                               to accept responsibility for their behaviour as they learn. The
     Discipleship is considered to be the key process through which            consequence for unsatisfactory behaviour is largely in the control of
     teachers teach and students learn, in an environment that encourages      the student.
     self-control, orderliness and co-operation. The example of discipleship
     is that given to us by Jesus.                                             Staff members are encouraged to:

     In following this example, students, teachers and parents shall seek      • Respond to students individually.
     to allow every person to belong to an accepting community where the       • Handle each case on its merits.
     environment is free from physical, verbal or emotional interference
     from others. Behaviour should be based on respect for one another         • Avoid creating situations that may provoke a student.
     and be appropriate to the occasion.                                       • Try to engage students to work towards a positive outcome and
     We aim to establish an environment where we can all disciple and          • Resolve problems that arise from a student’s poor behaviour.
     encourage each other at the appropriate level. All members of our
     School community should accept their part in being responsible to         There are two approaches to the matter of good order and the School’s
     ensure that others are able to:                                           desire to maintain an effective learning environment:
     • Be free to worship God, and express their faith commitment              1) the first is the application of the school’s behaviour management
       sensitive to where others are in their faith.                              strategies for any students found breaking the school rules or for
                                                                                  poor behaviour.
     Biblical Reference : John 4:23,24, Mark 9:42, Jeremiah
     31:33                                                                     2) the second is the handling of the more subtle discipline and
                                                                                  behaviour problems that arise when a student experiences:
     • Work and learn without distraction or having their positive desires
       crushed.                                                                • Learning difficulties.
     Biblical Reference : Philippians 2:2-4, Ephesians 4:29-32                 • Low self esteem and motivation.
     • Travel to school and be in school without fear of intimidation or       • Problems within the social community with whom the student
       harassment                                                                relates.
     Biblical Reference: Romans 8:18-21, Ephesians 4:29-32                     • Genuine difficulty in controlling personal decision making,
                                                                                 independent from the influences of peers and the media.
     • Seek information and ask questions without fear of being
       humiliated.                                                             Students are reminded
     Biblical Reference : Proverbs 17:27                                       of the following:
     • Have access to, and be aware of, the process for obtaining              The School is now using SEQTA, a fully integrated electronic system of
       assistance in attempting to overcome problems at School or with         recording and notification practice.
       life in general.
                                                                               Students will be notified of any infringement with an email. Detentions
     Biblical Reference : Galatians 6:1-2                                      will also appear in the student daily notices, which will indicate when
     • Be given a fair hearing.                                                the Detention is required to be completed.

     Biblical Reference: Proverbs 15:1, 1, Peter 3:8-9, Proverbs.
     18:13
     • Try to initiate changes through appropriate channels.
     Biblical Reference :. 2 Corinthians 5:19b-20, Galatians, 1:10
     • Appeal to the authorities for guidance, support, nurturing or even
       protection.
     Biblical Reference : Daniel 1:11-13 (as an example)
     • Be treated as an individual with respect, and be loved, valued and
       accepted.
     Biblical Reference: Galatians 6:9-10, 1 John 3:18, Romans
     13:10

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Behaviour
                                                  A Graduated Response
Implementation                                                          The School responds to behavioural matters with graduated action
                                                                        considering each situation as it arises and considering past behaviours
The School considers each student as being responsible for their        when establishing consequences.
behaviour and therefore the consequence of it. The responsibility for
student discipline is in the following order of procedure:              Students are encouraged to accept a greater level of responsibility for
                                                                        their behaviour by being aware of:
Subject Teacher
Care Group Teacher                                                      • Classroom and School rules as set out in the School Planner.
Year Level Coordinator                                                  • The teacher’s expectations for behaviour in a class setting.
Assistant Principal, Student Development
Principal                                                               A graduated response to a student’s behaviour may take on the tiers
                                                                        below but action by the School is not limited to this response

     LEVEL 1
     Teacher will talk to student. Give verbal warning, move
     student, set lunchtime detention / negative notification is
     entered onto SEQTA

                                                                             BLUE CARD
                                                                             The aim is to identify areas letting a student down and to
                                                                             encourage student to take responsibility for learning and
     LEVEL 2                                                                 behaviour. The care Group teacher acts in consultation
                                                                             with Subject Teachers. No consequences are applied if
     Placed outside classroom. Student may negotiate re-entry                successfully completed. AP, SD will check at end of the week.
     with teacher. Student re-enters class. Negative Notification to
     be entered onto SEQTA - Blue Card may be requested.
     OR
     Progress to Level 3.
                                                                             YELLOW CARD
                                                                             Negative result from Green or Blue Card. Administered
                                                                             by Campus AP,SD. Parent/carer notified. To be signed
                                                                             by parent/carer. Taken to all classes. Subject Teacher’s
                                                                             monitor. Student reports to SSO with their Yellow Card at
                                                                             the beginning of lunchtime. Consequence is 5 minutes
     LEVEL 3
                                                                             lunchtime detention for each negative result. Aim is to
     Focus Room. Period of duration depends on offense. Student              achieve a better than satisfactory result for each goal set for a
     negotiates return to class. Behaviour monitored. AP-SD                  minimum of 3 consecutive days. If no improvement after two
     activates Yellow Card with target goals for a minimum of one            weeks or the student is sent to the Focus Room, the Yellow
     week. Parents notified.                                                 Card may be extended or student may progress to Red Card.

     LEVEL 4                                                                 RED CARD
     Focus Room whilst on Yellow Card. Student placed on Red                 Set by Campus AP,SD. Interview arranged with parent/carer.
     Card for 2 weeks. Internal or external suspension may result.           Subject Teacher’s monitor and report. Further consequences
     Parents notified. Parents will be contacted for interview to            set. Reduced to Yellow Card if goals met for a period of 5
     discuss student’s position within the school.                           consecutive days. If insufficient improvement is shown after
                                                                             two weeks or if the student is sent to the Focus Room further
                                                                             discussion with parents regarding student’s position within the
                                                                             school will result.

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Behaviour
                                          Notifications and Consequences

        Both Positive and Negative Reports are recorded on SEQTA, the School Database. A negative report sets in motion a detention consequence.
        Negative Reports extend to but are not limited to behavior, organisational or homework challenges, uniform and before and after school travel.
        Parents are advised of actions and consequences.

        LUNCHTIME DETENTION (LTD)                           AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION (ASD)                         SATURDAY MORNING DETENTION/
                                                                                                                 INTERNAL SUSPENSION (SMD)
        An LTD is administered by the Year                  An ASD is administered by the
        Level Coordinator for an infringement               Campus Assistant Principal, Student                  An SMD is administered by the
        of School Rules or given in response                Development for ongoing and/or                       Campus Assistant Principal, Student
        to a notification by a Duty Teacher.                serious breaches of conduct.                         Development. It is given when a
                                                                                                                 student has received 3 × ASD’s in a
        Where possible Teachers will advise                 Parents and students are duly notified.
                                                                                                                 term or where a serious breach of the
        students in person when they raise an
                                                            ASD’s are held each Thursday                         School Code of Conduct has occurred.
        LTD. Students will be notified by email
                                                            commencing immediately after the
        and via the Student Notices posted on                                                                    SMD’s are held between 9:00am and
                                                            final bell and concluding at 4:00pm.
        SEQTA, read out in Care Group and                                                                        12:00 noon on a designated Saturday
        posted on the SSO Noticeboard when                  ASD’s are accumulative. A missed                     or a student may be required to come to
        their LTD is scheduled.                             ASD will result in a 2nd ASD. An                     school on a day in the school holidays.
                                                            automatic Saturday Morning/ Internal                 Students are required to attend in full
        LTDs are served on a daily basis.
                                                            Suspension Detention results if a 3rd                formal uniform.
        3 × LTD’s in a term will result in an               ASD is received.
                                                                                                                 A 3rd SMD over the course of the
        after school detention.
                                                            Only extenuating circumstances will                  year will result in a parent interview to
        Failure to attend a LTD will result in an           be taken into account to reschedule                  discuss the student’s position in
        automatic ASD.                                      an ASD.                                              the School.

        The following Consequence Line of Action is a guide only. The Assistant Principal, Student Development and Year Level Coordinators may use
        their discretion in regards to ascertaining appropriate consequences in line with School Policy:

        An Order to Surrender occurs when a                     Lunchtime detention is given on                  Automatic After School Detention may
        student has their phone or other device                 each occasion:                                   be given for:
        out for any reason without permission.                  • Uniform infringement                           • Arriving to class 10 minutes late
        The Line of Action for non-compliance                                                                       with no good reason
                                                                • Arriving to school between
        is as follows but is at the discretion of                                                                • Senior Students whose day
                                                                  8.45am and 8.54am
        the Campus Assistant Principal, Student                                                                     commences with a Study Period but
        Development                                             • Senior students whose day
                                                                  commences with a Study Period                     who arrive more than 10 minutes
        1st time – phone/device will be confiscated                                                                 late for their first lesson
                                                                  but who arrive 10 minutes late
        and held in the SSO until the end of the day                                                             • Truancy from class
                                                                  for their first lesson
        2nd time – phone/device is to be handed                                                                  • Failure to follow instructions given
        into the SSO each morning for 5 school days             • Safety issues including failing to
                                                                  follow school routes to and from                  by the Campus AP,SD
        3rd time – The AP,SD will determine                                                                      • Classroom behaviour
                                                                  school as set by the school
        consequence and parents will be notified
                                                                • Inappropriate actions whereby                  • Inappropriate Language
        which may include parents meeting with the
        AP,SD and collecting the phone/device                     the safety of another student is               • School yard Behaviour
                                                                  put at risk                                    • Year 11 and 12 students–failure
                                                                • Truant from Care Group                            to hand up an assignment on the
                                                                                                                    due date
                                                                • Classroom behaviour
        3 × infringement = lunchtime detention:                                                                  • Issues involving bullying, harassment
                                                                • Inappropriate Language                            including cyber-bullying/harassment.
        • Late to Care Group
                                                                • School yard Behaviour
        • Late to class by 10 minutes or less
        • Homework not done                                     • Disrespectful to teacher
        • Not organised for class                               • Refusing to follow a teacher’s
                                                                  instruction                                    Automatic Saturday Detention may be
        • 3 × Planner not signed                                                                                 given for truancy where a student does
                                                                                                                 not attend school or leaves campus
                                                                                                                 without permission.

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