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Middle School Orientation - MOUNT LAWLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Name
D E D I C AT E D T O S T U D E N T L E A R N I N G   MOUNT LAWLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

                                                     Middle School Orientation
                                                                         for 2020
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Contents

Map of the Inside of Middle School Community __________________________________________2

Contents ___________________________________________________________________________3

Welcome to Middle School -Introduction________________________________________________4

Term Dates 2020_____________________________________________________________________5

First day of Term - what to bring, what to wear, what to do, where to go______________________5

Timetable - Start & Finish times _______________________________________________________5

School Communication: Email, Website, Phone App, Print__________________________________6

Mobile Phones ______________________________________________________________________7

Absentees, Student Attendance & Punctuality ___________________________________________8

- Late Arrival, Collecting Students for Appointments ______________________________________8-9

Consent2Go Excursion, Eating at the Dee Kaf_____________________________________________10

Safe School Policy ___________________________________________________________________11-13

Computers - Information Technology, Acceptable use Agreement ___________________________14-15

How to Be Organised - Class work, File, Homework Diary___________________________________16

Can You Help? Parents and Citizens Association? Various Parent Committees _________________17

School Run Committees ______________________________________________________________18

Road Safety - Traffic Issues, where to park, Bikes, SmartRider ______________________________19

School Uniform - List of Uniform requirements, 2nd Hand uniforms & Books _________________20-22

Backpack Information________________________________________________________________23-24

Chaplain____________________________________________________________________________25

House Point System, Badges, Bush Ranger Cadets ________________________________________26-27

STUDENT ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES

Human Bingo _______________________________________________________________________28

Four Things in Common ______________________________________________________________29

Warming Up_________________________________________________________________________29

List of Subjects for note taking..._______________________________________________________30

Secondary Assistance Scheme-Information______________________________________________31

Map of School Site___________________________________________________________________32

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    Welcome to
    Mount Lawley SHS
    Middle School
    It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your
    son or daughter to the Middle School at Mount
    Lawley Senior High School. The Year 7 students of
    2020 are the 18th cohort to enter the Middle School
    since its inception in the old buildings in 2003.

    Our middle schooling model was designed during the re-
    development of the old school from 2001 onwards with
    lots of input from parents, and our focus has always been
    firmly on what is best for students during the vulnerable
    early years of adolescence. The necessary changes in
                                                                    with their community in order to increase their confidence
    curriculum, teaching and learning strategies, staffing,
                                                                    and self-awareness. The Middle School at Mount Lawley
    organisation and above all building positive relationships
                                                                    Senior High School is a vibrant Learning Community where
    with both students and parents were implemented steadily
                                                                    the focus is on providing an interesting, challenging and
    over several years. This culminated with Mount Lawley
                                                                    rewarding experience for all students. As part of this
    Senior High School being recognised in 2009 as the Middle
                                                                    program we conduct a Year 7 induction program that runs
    School of the Year.
                                                                    for 5 or 6 weeks so students can settle into high school and
    Orientation Day is the first step of a new stage in your        maximise their potential.
    child’s life. Moving to secondary school is a great adventure
    for students, as the range of opportunities and challenges
                                                                    INTRODUCTION
    available to them increases enormously. During this
    time the nurturing environment of the Middle School             This booklet contains the essential information needed
    Community ensures that the transition from primary to           by incoming Year 7 students and their parents to help get
    secondary school is accomplished smoothly and with a            the new school year at Mount Lawley SHS off to a good
    minimum of stress. Every year we get so much positive           start. By the end of Orientation Day students should feel
    feedback from parents who were apprehensive about the           very comfortable about starting school next year. Further
    move to secondary school and are amazed at how easy it          information will be provided at the beginning of the school
    was for their child. However, if your son or daughter does      year in School Handbooks and the Student Diary, and we
    encounter any problems please do not hesitate to contact        urge parents as well as students to read these documents.
    us – there is always something that we can do to help.          Research confirms that a middle school setting provides the
                                                                    best possible learning environment for young adolescent
    MIDDLE SCHOOL                                                   students. It also eliminates many of the concerns that
                                                                    traditionally beset parents whose children are about to
    Our middle schooling approach is aimed at addressing the
                                                                    move into secondary school.
    developmental and educational needs of young adolescent
    students. We endeavour to empower students by offering          For about three-quarters of the time Year 7 lessons will be
    them meaningful curriculum, teams of teachers who focus         located in their Middle School community. When students
    entirely on their needs, a strong sense of community and a      do need to move to the specialist facilities for classes in
    technology-rich environment in which to learn.                  Design & Technology, Physical Education, Art, Drama, Home
                                                                    Economics, Media and Music students will be part of a group
    Quality relationships, academic rigour and a safe learning
                                                                    who are all going to the same place at the same time, so
    environment are the key components of our middle schooling
                                                                    there is very little chance of their getting lost. The whole
    philosophy at Mount Lawley. Parents are regarded as part of
                                                                    team of teachers very quickly gets to know each student in
    the learning community and we value their involvement in
                                                                    the Community, and the Form Teacher or Community Leader
    contributing to the education of their children.
                                                                    is a very easy point of contact for parents.
    Our curriculum is based on the School Curriculum
    and Standards Authority’s (SCASA) Western Australian
    Curriculum. Students are encouraged to make connections

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TERM DATES 2020                                                 WHAT TO WEAR
 Term1           Students Start         3 February               Make sure that you wear correct school uniform,
                                                                 purchased from the school’s Uniform Shop, and black
                 Student Finish         9 April
                                                                 lace-up shoes. Refer to Uniform section further in this
 Term 2          Students Start         28 April                 booklet for more information.

                 Student Finish         3 July
                                                                 WHAT TO DO / WHERE TO GO
 Term 3          Students Start         21 July
                                                                 Students should arrive at school around 8.15 am on Monday
                 Student Finish         25 September
                                                                 3rd February, and go directly to the Middle School Common
 Term 4          Students Start         13 October               (the grassed area in the middle of the semi-circle created by
                                                                 the Middle School building.) At 8.25 all students will move
                 Student Finish         17 December
                                                                 into their Form Rooms, located in their home Communities
                                                                 – the same room where they spent most of the Orientation
BOOKSHOP & UNIFORMS                                              Day. They will move from there, under the supervision of
                                                                 their teachers, to the Sport and Fitness Centre for a brief
Mount Lawley SHS uniforms will be available from 832/834         introductory assembly, and then return to their Form Rooms.
Beaufort Street, Inglewood. This store operates 6 days a         Rolls will be checked, timetables will be distributed, and
week for parents/guardians providing greater accessibility.      some other administrative tasks will be completed while the
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am - 5pm. Thursday          students are in Form Rooms. After Lunch 1 students will start
9am -6pm. Saturday 9am-1pm. Tel: 9270 4658 Email:                following their normal timetable of lessons for the year.
inglewood@uc.nellgray.com.au Please note: Book List/
Personal Items and Contributions and Charges sheets will
be posted home before the end of the year. Information           TIMETABLE
regarding uniforms has already been posted to parents. A         As you can see from the table, we always start at 8.30am and
copy of the uniform list is included in this booklet. Second     finish at 2.50pm, with six classes each day. We do not have
hand clothing is available from the school chaplain.             bells or sirens to signal the beginning or end of a period, so
                                                                 it is advisable for all students to wear a watch, as they need
First Day of Term Next Year                                      to be responsible for getting to class on time. Incidentally,
                                                                 an 8.30 am start means that is the time that students should
New students at any school are always very                       be sitting in their classrooms, ready to start work – not just
concerned to know exactly what will happen and                   walking in through the gate at that time.
what they should do on that very first day.                      Most of each student’s timetable remains the same for
                                                                 the whole year, but in the learning areas of the Arts and
                                                                 Technologies there will be a change each semester. In
WHAT TO BRING
                                                                 Technologies the students will study Design and Technology
Students will need to come equipped to start work on the         one semester and Home Economics another semester.
first day of school, but this does not mean bringing with you    Computing will be studied for the whole year. Students not
every single item that you purchased from the Book Shop.         taking Music will study Drama one semester and Art another
Students bring their folder, pencil case and exercise books.     semester. Media will be studied for the whole year. So do not
All items including clothing should be clearly marked with       be alarmed if your favourite subject does not appear on your
the student’s name. Do not feel compelled to carry every         initial timetable, as you will be taking it later in the year.
book and piece of equipment that you purchased for the
year – keep the load light to begin with, familiarise yourself   MIDDLE SCHOOL TIMETABLE
with your timetable, and ask your teachers what you will
                                                                        Period                  Start                End
need to bring to class on a daily basis. Students should also
                                                                 0                     7 : 40              8.30
bring either a healthy lunch or some money to buy lunch
from the café, and if the weather is hot it is a good idea to    Form                  8 : 30              8:45
bring a water bottle.                                            1                     8 : 45               9 : 38
                                                                 2                     9 : 38              10 : 25
There are bag racks in each Community where students
                                                                 Lunch 1              10 : 25              10 : 50
can store their bags for the day. Valuables should either be
left at home or carried on the child’s person at all times to    3                    10 : 50              11 : 35
ensure that they are kept secure.                                4                    11 : 35              12 : 30
                                                                 Lunch 2              12 : 30               1 : 05
                                                                 5                      1 : 05              1 : 55
                                                                 6                      1 : 55              2 : 50

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    School Communication
    EMAIL SCHOOL
    Because of our commitment to involving parents as much             provision for parents to notify the school of their child’s
    as possible in the education of their children, we welcome         absence. Go online to either iTunes Store or the Android
    parent contact. The best way to contact us is via email.           Market to download the application. Type in - Mount Lawley
    Telephone contact is difficult because teachers are usually        Senior High School. Further information is available on the
    in class, and voicemail messages may not be picked up on           school website.
    the same day. As you can see, our standard email address
    for teachers is Firstname.Surname@education.wa.edu.au. It
                                                                       CONNECT (WEB)
    may be worthwhile to contact Middle School Reception to
    check the spelling of a teacher’s name prior to sending an         When you login to ‘Connect’ online you will be able to
    email or check the school’s website under the Contact tab.         see information specific to your own child/ren including
                                                                       details about their classes, attendance information,
                                                                       course & assessment outlines, reports and notices from
    WEBSITE                                                            the school. It is recommended that you use your computer
    Ensure that you regularly check our school website                 to access the website.
    www.lawley.wa.edu.au as this is the location where current
    information is obtained. The School Calendar lists all the
                                                                       PUBLICATIONS
    school events and these can change over time so it is advisable
    to check on a regular basis. News and school updates are           The school produces a monthly ‘e’newsletter ‘Lawely Update’
    also posted on the website or sent via the phone app.              which is available online and through the phone app. This
                                                                       publication is emailed to all parents/carers via CONNECT. The
                                                                       Year Book provides an excellent record of student achievement
    MOUNT LAWLEY SHS PHONE APP (SKOOLBAG)                              and activities during the year and is usually a very thick colour
    Mount Lawley SHS has a mobile phone application which              publication over 300 pages. The Year Book is purchased from
    is used to keep the school community informed of school            the Contributions & Charges list or can be ordered from the
    activities and events with push notifications. It also has a       School Finance Officer.

    SCHOOL CONTACT DETAILS
     General Enquiries                              Middle School Yr 7/8/9 Enquiries
     Phone 9471 0300                                Phone 9471 0350
     Fax: 9271 1126                                 Fax: 9471 0338
     mountlawley.shs.enquiries@education.           mountlawley.shs.middleschooladmin@
     wa.edu.au                                      education.wa.edu.au

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School Communication

STUDENT MOBILE PHONES POLICY
“OFF AND AWAY ALL DAY”
The Department of Education does not permit student use
of mobile phones in public schools unless for medical or
teacher directed educational purpose.

It is not a requirement at Mount Lawley Senior High School
for students to have a mobile phone at school. The School
                                                                BREACHES OF THIS POLICY
                                                                • 1. For the first breach, confiscation of the device by
has duty of care for all students when they are attending
                                                                any staff member, stored at an Administration Office and
the school. All communication between parents and
                                                                returned to the student at the end of the day.
students, during school hours, should occur via the School’s
Administration
                                                                • 2. For the second breach, confiscation of the device by
                                                                any staff member, stored at an Administration Office and
This policy details the conditions under which mobile
                                                                a parent/care giver will be required to attend to claim the
phones are permitted at Mount Lawley Senior High School.
                                                                device.

                                                                • 3. For repeated breaches, and for refusal to follow the
CONDITIONS OF USE
                                                                instructions of a staff member, students will be dealt with
Mount Lawley Senior High School recognises that parents/
                                                                in accordance with the School’s Behaviour Management
carers who for safety, security and/or emergency purposes
                                                                Policy and lose their Good Standing.
wish to provide their children with mobile phones. Students
are permitted to bring a mobile phone to school for use
when in transit to and from school.

• 1. The use of mobile phones for all students will be banned
from the time they arrive on school grounds until the time      Definitions for the purpose of this policy
they leave school grounds. This includes before school and
                                                                Mobile Phones - includes smart watches and associated
at break times. Therefore, once a student enters the school
                                                                listening accessories, such as, but not limited to, headphones
grounds they must turn off their mobile phone and put it
                                                                and ear pods/buds.
away and out of sight until they leave the school grounds
at the end of the school day.                                   School grounds – includes camps, excursions and/or
                   OFF AND AWAY ALL DAY                         any venue where students are under the supervision of
• 2. The device is the responsibility of the student. The       teachers.
school takes no responsibility for loss, theft or damage
to any device in any circumstance, even if confiscated at
time of loss. Smart watches must be in ‘aeroplane mode’
so phone calls and messages cannot be sent or received
during the school day.

Exemptions to this policy include where a
student requires a device
       • 1. to monitor a health condition as part of a school
       approved documented health care plan (students
       who are exempt will carry a card).

       • 2. under the direct instruction of a teacher for
       educational purposes; or with permission of a
       teacher for a specified purpose.

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    Absentees
    To alert the school of any absences from school, please contact the Absentee Officer providing the following
    information: full student name, form class and reason for absence.
     Schools have a legal responsibility to monitor and report the attendance of students.
    (Refer to STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY SECTION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)

     Phone                  9471 2413 This number is for all Year Groups, and you are able to leave a message.
     Email                  mountlawley.shs.absentees@education.wa.edu.au
     Online Form            http://www.lawley.wa.edu.au/view/contact/absentee-form
     SMS                    0407 447 500 SMS ONLY
     MOBILE PHONE APP       Skoolbag App This app has easy push buttons for all of the above functions.

    Student Attendance and Punctuality
    Schools have a legal responsibility to monitor and report the attendance of students.

    LATE ARRIVAL                                                      PERMISSION TO LEAVE SCHOOL
    Any student who is late is to report to the Student
                                                                      DURING THE DAY
    Attendance Officer in the Main Administration Office. They        It is the responsibility of the student to remember when
    need to provide a note (or use school mobile phone app            their appointment time is.
    /email mountlawley.shs.absentees@education.wa.edu.au /
                                                                      If a student has an appointment (eg Doctor, Dentist) during
    telephone call 9471 2413/sms 0407 447 500/ school website,
                                                                      the day, the procedure is as follows:
    www.lawley.wa.edu.au located underneath Events Calendar
    - Light blue tab ‘My child is absent’). Once students report      • Before school the student reports to Student Attendance
    to the Student Attendance Officer, they will be marked ‘late        Officer with a note from parent/guardian ( or use school
    to school’ on the online attendance system. Only when this          mobile phone app /email mountlawley.shs.absentees@
    occurs, will they be permitted to go to their timetabled            education.wa.edu.au/telephone call 9471 2413/sms 0407
    class. If you are unsure as to what information is required         447 500/school website, www.lawley.wa.edu.au located
    for an absentee note, there is a blank template available at        on the right hand side of screen Quick Links: brown tab
    the back section of the student diary which can be used by          (‘Absentee Form’) . The student receives a green ‘Out of
    parents/guardians.                                                  Class’ pass to show the class teacher.

    If students do not have a note from home explaining their         • Before leaving school the student signs the Student
    lateness they may be placed on school detention either at           Attendance Officer’s daybook and receives an official
    lunchtime or after school. SMS Messaging will be sent to            ‘Leave Pass’ to exit the school. Upon returning, the
    parents/guardians for students who arrive late to school            student must come back to the Student Attendance
    and DO NOT HAVE A NOTE. Please reply to the SMS outlining           Officer and sign in.
    the reason for the absence/lateness.
                                                                      • If going away for an extended period of time please notify
                                                                        the Student Attendance Officer by letter ( or use school
                                                                        mobile phone app /email mountlawley.shs. absentees@
                                                                        education.wa.edu.au /telephone call 9471 2413/school
                                                                        website, www.lawley.wa.edu.au located on the right hand
                                                                        side of screen Quick Links: brown tab (‘Absentee Form’) .If
                                                                        a student is not feeling well in class, they must visit the
                                                                        Health Centre (with their diary, signed by class teacher).
                                                                        The Nurse will contact parents/guardian if necessary.

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COLLECTING STUDENTS                            EXPLANATION OF ABSENCE
          FOR APPOINTMENTS                           Any student who is away must bring a            This may be done via note, ( or use
          FROM SCHOOL.                               note to the Student Attendance Officer          school mobile phone app /email
          If you are coming to the Main              in the Main Administration Office               m o u n t la w ley. s h s .a b s e n te e s @
          Administration Office to collect your      from a parent/guardian, explaining              education.wa.edu.au /telephone
          child for an appointment please            the absence. Parents/carers will be             call 9471 2413/ sms 0407 447 500/
          ensure you have called the office          notified by SMS of any absences. If             school website, www.lawley.wa.edu.
             MIDDLE
          prior             SCHOOL
                to arrival as there may be ORIENTATION
                                              a      the school has not been notified of             au located on the right hand       FOR   side 2019
          waiting period due to the location         the reason for the student’s absence            of screen Quick Links: brown tab
          of your student within the school          within three days, the student’s Form           (‘Absentee Form’) .
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                   NOTE: The Department of Education may take court action against students for truancy.
                                             Some points to note:
            • For any absence ( e.g. 1 period or more), a parent is legally obliged to advise the school of the reason. This may be done
SCHOOL

            note, ( or use school mobile phone app /email mountlawley.shs.absentees@education.wa.edu.au /telephone call 9471 241
            sms 0407 447 500/ school website, www.lawley.wa.edu.au located underneath Events Calendar - Light blue tab ‘My child
            absent’)
            • SMS messaging will immediately be sent to parents detailing any student absence by 11.00 am – 4.00pm each day.
            • A student’s unverified verbal explanation of an absence will NOT be accepted as a valid excuse.
VISION

            • Consistent attendance at school is one of the key factors in ensuring that students achieve the best educational outcome
              of which they are capable.

                              NOTE: The Department of Education may take court action against students for truancy.
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          Photograph Inside the Middle School Common Grassed Area between Community 1,2 South & Community 3,4 North Buildings.
          On your first day, this is the area where you come when you first arrive at the school and wait for the start of the first day of high
          school. To get there walk through the red arch, go past the Middle School office and turn sharply right and walk along the brick
          pathway until you enter the Middle School Common area..

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                                                 CONSENT2GO
                                                 THE WAY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION
                                                 FOR SCHOOL EXCURSIONS
                                                 Mount Lawley Senior High School partners with Consent2Go for all of our excursion
                                                 documentation. This email-based system replaced the old paper process for
                                                 obtaining parent permission and consent for school incursions and excursions. It
                                                 is, therefore, important that you have provided the school with the correct email
                                                 addresses to enable this process to work efficiently. It is also important to notify
                                                 us on any changes to your email address.

                                                 This picture shows an example of the content of the email you will receive. By
                                                 simply clicking on the blue box you will be automatically connected to the system.

                                                 There is no username or password required to use the system. All information is
                                                 stored in accordance with the Australian privacy requirements.

                                                 The school will send out an invitation to parents to update their child’s details
                                                 prior to the start of school. You will be asked to update your contact details
                                                 and your child’s medical and allergy information. This only needs completing
                                                 once, parents can then easily update and change details if required through the
                                                 system. The school will also use the system to collect payments from parents for
                                                 excursions.

                                                 Parents may also attend the school and pay in person if they prefer.

                                                 Consent2Go was introduced to improve the process for parents by providing the
                                                 school with the most up to date information regarding their child’s medical or
                                                 other related information.

                                                 This greatly improves the school’s ability to manage school excursions and events.

                                                 Please contact the school on 9471 0300 if you require more information.

     EATING AT THE DEE KAF (CAFE)
     The Dee Kaf is a privately run cafe on                    GREEN FOOD & DRINKS: are good sources of nutrients, contain less
     the campus of Mount Lawley Senior                         saturated fat and/or sugar and/or salt and help to avoid an intake
     High School. Students are able to                         of excess energy (kJ).
     order their lunch before school or
                                                               AMBER FOOD & DRINKS: have some nutritional value, contain
     purchase food and drink during
                                                               moderate levels of saturated fat and/or added sugar and/or salt
     lunch times. Breakfast (yoghurt,
                                                               and can, in large serves, contribute to excess energy (kJ).
     muesli fresh fruit, cereal etc) is also
     available from 8 a.m. Our aim is to                       RED FOOD & DRINKS: lack adequate nutritional value, are high in
     provide healthy and reasonably                            saturated fat and/or added sugar and/or salt and can contribute
     priced items to students. All our fresh                   excess energy (kJ).
     chicken products are Halal as are our
     lean beef burgers. We have on offer,
     daily, a wide range of fresh salads,
     salad wraps and sandwiches. Our Dee
     Kaf menu follows the Department of
     Education’s ‘Healthy Food and Drink
     Policy’. This uses a traffic light colour
     coding system.

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Safe School Policy
At Mount Lawley Senior High School every student has the right to a safe and supportive learning
environment; therefore bullying will not be tolerated at this school.

A DEFINITION OF BULLYING                                          THREATENING
• Repeated and unjustifiable behaviour.                           • Making someone feel afraid that they are going to be
                                                                    hurt.
• Intended to cause fear, distress or harm to another.
                                                                  • Pressuring someone to do things they don’t want to do.
• Physical, verbal or relational.
                                                                  • Aggressive gestures or looks that make someone afraid.
• By a more powerful individual or group against a less
  powerful individual who is unable to effectively resist.        • Forcing students to do hurtful or embarrassing things.

This policy highlights that bullying occurs in various formats:   • Forcing someone to give you money, food or belongings.

• Overt Bullying - “ in your face” behaviours.                    Property Abuse

• Covert Bullying - “behind your back” behaviours.                • Damaging someone’s belongings.

• Cyber bullying - when an individual, or group, use the          • Repeatedly stealing someone’s money.
  internet, mobile phones or other technology to cause
                                                                  • Taking things away from someone.
  harm another person or group of people.
                                                                  • Repeatedly taking or hiding someone’s belongs.

                                                                  Emotional bullying

                                                                  • Ignoring someone or keeping them out of group
                                                                    conversations (known as exclusion). • Leaving someone
                                                                    out by encouraging others not to have anything to do
                                                                    with them.

                                                                  • Spreading lies or stories about someone to try to get
                                                                    others to dislike someone.

                                                                  • Making things up to get someone into trouble.

TYPES OF BULLYING BEHAVIOUR                                       • Stalking someone, by continually following them or
                                                                    giving unwanted attention e.g. staring.
Physical bullying
                                                                  Cyber bullying
• Deliberately bumping, pulling, shoving or tripping
  someone again and again.                                        • Sending harassing, abusive or offensive emails, phone
                                                                    messages or SMS phone texts or prank phone calls. •
• Throwing things at someone to hurt, annoy or upset them.
                                                                    Making silent or abusive phone calls.
• Hitting, punching or slapping, pinching, biting or
                                                                  • Spreading rumours via social networking sites .
  scratching someone repeatedly.
                                                                  • Uploading or sharing harmful or hurtful content or
• Repeatedly touching someone who doesn’t want to be.
                                                                    comments on the internet or mobile phones.
Verbal bullying
                                                                  • “Slam books” (websites or negative lists).
• Calling people names or offensive nicknames.
                                                                  • Impersonation – Using person’s screen name or
• Making racial comments about someone and their family.            password eg: message to hate group with personal
                                                                    details.
• Rude comments or jokes about someone’s religion.
                                                                  • Outlining or trickery sharing private personal
• Teasing someone or being sarcastic in a way that is
                                                                    information, messages, pictures with others.
  hurtful and upsetting.
                                                                  • Posting “set up” images/video eg “happy slapping”.
• Comments about the way someone may look or behave
  that are hurtful.                                               • Ostracism – intentionally excluding others from an
                                                                    online group eg: knocked off buddy lists. • Sexting –
                                                                    sharing explicit material by mobile phone.

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                                                                  COMMON EXCUSES USED BY PEOPLE
                                                                  WHO BULLY:
                                                                  “I was only joking”
                                                                  “I didn’t mean anything by it”
                                                                  “It was just a bit of fun”
                                                                  “It’s ok – they know I didn’t mean it”

                                                                  Bullying happens when a group of people or an individual
                                                                  consider themselves more powerful and targets another
                                                                  person. Bullying occurs when this type of harassment is
                                                                  repeated over and over again.

                                                                  Bullying and harassment are totally unacceptable in our
     More information about Cybersafety :                         society and the school will do all it can to counter this
     https://esafety.gov.au                                       behaviour.
     www.thinkyouknow.org.au                                      Standing by and watching or encouraging bullying by others
     www.acorn.gov.au                                             is also unacceptable. Such action indicates that you accept
     www.staysmartonline.gov.au                                   bullying. Instead, you should say something or simply
     Students: see how cybersmart are you.                        walk away. This shows that you recognise the behaviour is
     Check out the following games https://www.esafety.gov.au/    unacceptable and that you will not support “picking on”
     access/                                                      others. This school does not accept that it is OK to stand by
                                                                  and watch a fight or intimidation of others.

     BYSTANDERS TO BULLYING
     A bystander is someone who sees the bullying or knows           SOLVING THE PROBLEM
     that it is happening to someone else. Bystanders can be
     identified in the following categories:                         In most situations, the problem will be dealt with by
                                                                     students being helped to resolve the issue themselves.
     Supporters                                                      Where necessary, trained staff will work with students in
     • Support the person engaging in the bullying, either           a collaborative, problem solving process which usually
       by helping the child to bully the other person or by          resolves the situation.
       encouraging the person engaging in the bullying.              If the situation cannot be resolved in this way, further
     Spectators                                                      action will be taken. The bullying student will be dealt
                                                                     with through the Student Behaviour System, which
     • Gather or deliberately stay to watch the incident             might involve parent contact, in-school withdrawal,
       (sometimes from concern and sometimes for                     suspension from school, or referral to outside agencies.
       enjoyment).
                                                                     If the bullying takes the form of physical assault, it
     Witnesses                                                       will be dealt directly by either Student Services or the
     • Are aware that the incident is occurring (know about the      Associate Principal. The school’s policy is for automatic
       bullying or see it from a distance).                          suspension of students who assault others.

     Within each group there
     may be potential victims                                     If you bully, then some things you can do to stop are:
     who are afraid they could
     be bullied next and                                          • Avoid people who encourage you to bully others – make
     this may influence their                                       different friends and don’t encourage others.
     decision-making when                                         • Learn to say and do what you want without making
     deciding.                                                      people unhappy.

                                                                  • Talk to someone you trust and get help.

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Safe School Policy cont.
     SOME HELPFUL TIPS                                                WHO ELSE CAN I TALK TO ?
     (IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED)                                       STUDENT SERVICES TEAM
     • Don’t put up with it.                                          Where students have any issue which is likely to affect
     • Tell someone you trust. This is not “dobbing”.                 their performance at school, advice and assistance on
                                                                      these matters can be directed to the Student Services
     • Don’t react. Just walk away with your head held high.
                                                                      Team. Student Services Team is a large one, consisting
     • Use a strong, confident voice. Be assertive – don’t let        of a number of staff including the Community Team
       them put you down. • Avoid the person harassing you.           Leaders, Year Coordinators, School Nurse, School
     • Stay away from places where you might be bullied.              Psychologist, Chaplain, Healthy Active Coordinator,
     • Don’t show you are scared even though you might be.            Student Support/Workplace Learning Coordinator,
                                                                      Learning Support Coordinator; and the Student Services
     • Don’t try to swap insults.
                                                                      Coordinator who manages the entire team. The Student
                                                                      Services Team is an active member of the school
                                                                      community and has many years of experience and a
                                                                      wide cross-section of expertise.

                                                                      The Student Services Team also has many links with
                                                                      specialist outside agencies that can initiate referrals and
                                                                      provide support for individual student needs. Additional
                                                                      support material can be found at www.lawley.wa.edu.
                                                                      au/view/stuserve and on our School Psychologist’s
                                                                      website at ifilipovska.wix.com/schoolpsychcorner.

                                                                    HEALTHY PROACTIVE PROGRAM
     WHO CAN I TALK TO?                                          This program is designed to offer alternative
     The first step is to tell somebody. People who bully often  opportunities for activity and promote and encourage a
     rely on a “Code of Silence”. They think you are too weak or whole school approach to improved health, both physical
     too scared to say anything. Prove them wrong!               and mental for students. Our aim is to offer activities,
                                                                 which will engage many students, and particularly, the
     • Seeking help is not “dobbing”; the two things are vastly
                                                                 less physically active. Some activities are after school
       different: Seeking help is trying to solve the problem
                                                                 and some cross curricular, in school programs and health
       whereas dobbing is deliberately trying to get someone
                                                                 promotion activities. This program ties in well with the
       into trouble.
                                                                 message taught through “Act Belong Commit” as we are
     • MIDDLE            SCHOOL
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                            discuss non-violent  solutions.      officially a mentally healthy school.                               FO
     • Tell a teacher, the School Psychologist, School Nurse,
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       teacher or your parents.
                                          Collecting students for appointment from school.
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                                             Explanation Of Absence
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13                                                                                  Middle School Orientation For 2020              13
                                             Some points to note:
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     COMPUTERS                                                       Information Technology
     All students will be bringing their own MacBook/Air
     Notebooks to school for classroom use only. Electronic          PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
     devices are not allowed to be switched on during lunch one
                                                                     Use of the Internet is seen as a privilege (not a right) and
     break in a effort to encourage active play. The MacBook Air/
                                                                     students must accept personal responsibility for high
     Pro has all the software programs that are needed for use
                                                                     standards of behaviour when using it. Any misuse should be
     in class, such as Pages (similar to Word/Publisher), Keynote
                                                                     reported to staff. Examples of misuse: messages suggesting
     (similar to PowerPoint), Numbers (similar to Excel ). If you
                                                                     illegal or unethical behaviour, inappropriate racist, sexist,
     want to download other programs such as Microsoft Office,
                                                                     or pornographic material. When enrolling students &
     go to the school Self Service. This school crest icon on your
                                                                     parents sign a contract which is valid for the duration of
     computer will direct you for update and downloads.
                                                                     their enrolment. Students will be expected to abide by all
                                                                     these conditions when using the Internet at school and any
                                                                     inappropriate use will result in cancellation of the privilege
                                                                     with disciplinary action taken by the school administration
                                                                     including possible legal consequences.

                                                                     ACCEPTABLE USE
     It is the student’s responsibility to bring their MacBook/Air
     Notebooks to school FULLY charged EACH day. They will not       Research on the Internet is to support and enhance the
     be able to bring their chargers to school to recharge. The      curriculum needs of students, staff and the educational
     MacBook Air Notebook should have a protective cover/case        goals of the school. Use of information from internet
     to protect the Notebook.                                        sources must comply with copyright laws and any other
                                                                     rules related to transmission of on-line information. Illegal
                       Ensure that students have an external         activities are forbidden. See http://www.lawley.wa.edu.au/
                       drive to back up their work using the ‘Time   view/20141112121802
                       Machine” application which is on the
                       MacBook Air. This external drive should
                       ONLY be used for this purpose. Make sure
                                                                     ETIQUETTE AND PRIVACY
                       that this external drive is kept at home      Students must abide by the generally accepted rules
     and NOT brought to school. Also ensure that back up is done     of internet etiquette. Always be polite. Never send or
     daily. So at the end of the day the student comes home,         encourage others to send messages which could offend
     recharges their MacBook Air and backs up their work on the      others. Use appropriate language. Your message goes to
     external drive using Time Machine EVERY school day.             a worldwide audience, therefore no swearing, vulgar or
                                                                     inappropriate language is to be used.
     All the information relating to MacBook Air Notebooks
     usage for students/ parents can be found in the Parent          • Privacy: Do not reveal personal addresses or phone
     Owned Notebook policy on the school website and in the            numbers.
     booklet that was given to all parents. Students will not be
                                                                     • E-mail: Electronic mail is not guaranteed to be private.
     able to access the school Internet or any other ICT at the
                                                                       Messages can be read by a wide variety of people.
     school until the Acceptable Use Agreement is signed and
     returned to the Main Administration Office.
                                                                     SECURITY
     The booklet and the agreement can be downloaded from:
     http://www.lawley.wa.edu.au/view/20141112121802                 Where a system has many users, security of the system is
                                                                     important. Any students identifying breaches of security
                                                                     should notify staff immediately, and never demonstrate the
                                                                     problem to other users. Use of system invasive software is
                                                                     illegal, as is access without authority to data stored in a
                                                                     computer. It is not necessary to prove damage has occurred.
                                                                     Legal and disciplinary action will be taken where violations
                                                                     occur.

14     Middle School Orientation For 2020
FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES                                           3. All material placed onto the school’s shared drives or
                                                                    web site will;
Whilst the Internet offers a wealth of information, it is
important for families to recognise the ethical issues related      • Be checked for appropriateness
to its use. Parental monitoring where these facilities are          • Not violate copyright
available at home is essential. Students need to develop
discrimination with regard to the accuracy, validity and bias       • Not contain the home address or home phone
of information available. We suggest a good starting point            numbers of any individual
is the government website https://esafety.gov.au which is           • Not contain the e-mail or web address of a student
a very valuable resource for all. There are more suggested
                                                                    • Have the written permission of a parent/guardian if a
websites on page 11.
                                                                      photograph of a student is to be used.

Computer And Internet Policy                                      4. Users will be respectful of others and use appropriate
                                                                     written expression
This policy is outlined in detail in the Mount Lawley SHS
Parent Owned Notebook booklet which was sent to every             5. Users will not forward an e-mail to another person
parent/ guardian. A copy can be viewed on the school                 without the permission of the sender.
website as mentioned on the previous page. Below are              6. Users will not harass other users with any unsolicited
some of the important points that students need to take              material (jokes, pictures) or use their school based
into consideration.                                                  e-mail for purposes unrelated to school business or
1. Users will not locate, access and download any material           work. Storage of information on the school’s servers will
   that would be offensive to any other students, teachers           be of an appropriate type as identified by school rules.
   and parents/ guardian. This would include pornography,         7. Users’ sites are monitored at all times.
   unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, offensive
                                                                  8. Vandalism: Any actions which damage data or equipment
   language or engaging in behaviour that contravenes the
                                                                     in the system are seen as vandalism and will result in
   Mount Lawley SHS behaviour policy. Users need to abide
                                                                     loss of computer services, disciplinary and possible
   by this policy. Section 82E of the Commonwealth Crimes
                                                                     legal action.
   Act states that a person shall not knowingly or recklessly

  • Use a telecommunications service supplied by a
    carrier to menace or harass another person, or

  • Use a telecommunications service supplied by
    a carrier in such a way as would be regarded by
                                                                     Students are expected to abide by all these
    reasonable persons as being, in all circumstances,
    offensive, pornographic or, in the school’s opinion is
                                                                     conditions when using the internet at
    in “bad taste.”                                                  school. Any inappropriate use will result in
                                                                     cancellation of the privilege with disciplinary
2. The computers within this school are a resource for
   students and staff. Users need to:
                                                                     action taken by the school administration and
                                                                     possible legal consequences.
  • Respect each others’ work space

  • Observe accepted etiquette

  • Focus on the educational tasks

  • Avoid and report any objectionable web sites

  • Acknowledge sources of information

  • Keep all passwords private. Passwords are not to be
    shared with other students

  • Use the hardware and software appropriately

                                                                                    Middle School Orientation For 2020           15
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                                                                                                                                      My parents see my diary        I have an accurate
                     Lawely SHS parents to access the online wellbeing program.
                                                                                                                                      regularly and sign it          timetable. each week.

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Can you help?
Call for Volunteers for the Parents and Citizens Association:
Meet new people and have some fun! The work done is appreciated, needed and fundamental to the
development of a successful school community.

ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME AND
ENCOURAGED TO JOIN AND PARTICIPATE.
The P&C and school working together towards common
goals has achieved and continues to achieve so much for
the students and the school. In 2020 we hope to focus a
little more on fundraising, but we need your help.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.
To continue this work, the P&C needs people from all walks
of life and with a range of talents who are committed to
improving outcomes for our children and school.

BECOME A MEMBER.
P&C membership is voluntary. Membership gives you
voting rights and the opportunity to be involved in the
future direction of the school. We encourage all parents         MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
at Mount Lawley Senior High School to become involved in
                                                                 Parents unable to commit much time can still make
the vibrant school community and the P&C provides many
                                                                 a difference. Join our mailing lists via the email mail-
opportunities around the school.
                                                                 subscribe@mlshspc.org.au to stay informed of issues of
If you like the idea of helping out, you can join a particular   importance by email. You can electronically contribute
committee or just let them know you would like to assist         ideas and participate in the discussions that enrich the
at times as a volunteer. There are currently 7 active sub        school community. The more opinions we have, the more
committees at Mount Lawley. (more info at www.mlshspc.           rounded and helpful our combined suggestions, ideas and
org.au):                                                         visions will be to the school community. Joining the P&C
                                                                 only costs 1 dollar. All positions are vacant for 2020.
• General Committee: This is the main committee
  overseeing all the P&C activities.                             Want more information contact the president via email
                                                                 president@mlshspc.org.au
• Languages Support Committee: Support languages staff
  and students. All students Ys 7 to 10

• Lawley Art Auction: This annual gala event is a major
  fund-raiser for music and arts.

• Music Support Committee: Support Music students
  and staff

• SVAPA (Specialist Visual And Performing Arts) Support
  Committee: Support SVAPA students and staff

• GAT (Gifted And Talented) Support Committee: Support
  GAT students and staff

• Mt Lawley Performing & Visual Arts Centre Committee:
  Investigating and promoting the Mount Lawley
  Performing Arts Centre project.

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D E D I C AT E D T O S T U D E N T L E A R N I N G

     School Uniform 2020
     The School’s colours are navy blue, white and salmon. The uniform type and style will carry the school crest
     or school letters so that they are clearly identifiable as Mount Lawley SHS students. Enrolment to Mount
     Lawley Senior High School constitutes an awareness and acceptance of the school uniform code.

     All clothes must be in good state of repair and be clean           All new students are required to make an appointment
     and neat. Immodest clothing is not acceptable. All items           with the uniform shop for a fitting from Monday 8
     can only be purchased from the Uniform Shop which is               October to Wednesday 19 December. Appointments
     a private organisation. They are located at 832 Beaufort           can be made by contacting Rabia at the uniform shop
     St, Inglewood. The store is open 6 days a week providing           on 9270 4658 or emailing inglewood@ uc.nellgray.
     greater accessibility to the uniform and convenience to the        com.au. Please note that the most popular times for
     school community.                                                  appointments are after 3pm Mon-Fri and Saturdays
                                                                        so book early to avoid disappointment.
     • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9am – 5pm
     • Thursdays 9am – 6pm                                              The School Chaplain also offers parents the opportunity to
                                                                        purchase second hand clothing through Student Services.
     • Saturdays 9am – 1pm
                                                                        Please refer to the flier on the following pages.

      General Uniform
      Shirt               Short/Long Sleeve White shirt with School Crest
      Polo Shirts         Navy Blue with School Crest for Middle School. White only with School Crest for Senior School
      Trousers            Trousers in plain navy blue with identifying school letters visible.
      Shorts              Plain navy blue, identifying school letters/crest visible.
      Skirts              To be plain navy blue inverted pleated and of appropriate length with identifying school letters
                          visible. Black plain opaque tights.
      Dress               Navy blue dress with identifying School Crest
      Jumpers             V-neck Jumper with School Crest We also have (poly/cotton for wool allergic students)
      Jacket              Weatherproof zip jacket. Navy blue with white and salmon trim plus School Crest.
      Socks               White socks with school colours
      Shoes               Black shoes. Must be lace up and fully covered (This is a safety requirement for several subject areas
                          in the school) They may be used for sport with suitable non marking soles
      Hat                 School cap/bucket hat or wide brim with identifying School Crest. (Bandanna or beanies are not
                          allowed)
      Blazer              Students may purchase and wear a school blazer
      Tie                 School tie only
      Scarf               School scarf in navy with white and salmon striping.
      School Bag          Chiropak II with ergonomic support.
      Sports Uniform
      Sport Shorts        Navy Blue with School Crest. Students are expected to change for Sport and Physical Education.
      Sport Shirt         Navy blue and white sport shirt with School Crest visible.
      SPORTS UNIFORM IS ONLY TO BE WORN DURING SPORT LESSON. STUDENTS MUST CHANGE AFTER SPORTS LESSON
      Other
      Make-up,            Excessive Facial piercing (such as eyebrow rings, nose studs, lip rings, etc), excessive makeup or
      Hair,               jewellery and inappropriate (unnatural) coloured hair, will not be permitted. Make up and jewellery
      Jewellery,          will be appropriate to the learning environment. Any tattoo should not be visible.
      Piercings.

                            SCHOOL UNIFORM
                        No Logo - NOT School Uniform

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