Rules and policies


​​​Uniform and dress code

The Uniform and Appearance Policy reflects these principles:

  • Learning
  • Respect
  • Safety
  • Belonging

We care about our school community and our image and reputation in it. Our reputation is smart, innovative, professional and aspires to be world class.

Every member of our Academy community must accept responsibility for our image and fostering a positive reputation in the corporate, and wider community.

Our uniform, how we wear it and conduct ourselves in public sends a very important message about our standards and values as individuals and as a learning community.

Our high standard of presentation and protocols associated with our uniform apply at all times when representing the Academy and includes attendance at off-campus activities and at participation in Griffith University programs.

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Uniform policy details

  • Minimal jewellery should be worn for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Religious symbols are acceptable
  • Earrings should be simple studs or sleepers
  • Visible jewellery in piercings, not in the ears, should be removed for school hours
  • Hair should be less than shoulder length or be able to be tied back for practical work environments
  • Hair should be well groomed and presentable as is suitable for a professional work environment
  • Hair accessories in Academy colours are encouraged
  • No make-up is encouraged for both sexes

All Uniform Items are to be purchased from the Uniform Shop, which is located on the lower level of the Information Services Centre.

Out-of-uniform policy and procedures

In exceptional circumstances if a student is unable to wear the complete designated uniform they must report to Executive Services with written documentation from a parent/caregiver.

This will be monitored closely and non-compliance to these principles and protocols underpinning the guidelines will be referred to the Head of Department Student Services.


Students of the Academy are enrolled full time and they are expected to attend each Academy day in its entirety.  Students are expected to attend all timetabled classes, lectures and tutorials.  Approved absence from the Academy may occur as a result of:

  • Illness;
  • Participation in an Academy approved event or activity;
  • Other circumstances as approved by the Principal.

When a student is absent from the Academy the parent/carer should notify the Administration office by email at or telephone on (07) 5510 1137. If it is expected that the student will be absent for more than two days, prior notification would be appreciated. Illness that interferes with assessment must be reported in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines.

Refund​ policy

Should a student leave prior to the end of the school year, the International Baccalaureate (IB) fees will be refunded on a pro-rata bases calculated on a 40 week school year. The Student Resource Scheme (SRS) fee refund will be calculated on the participation fee paid, including a pro-rata return of the Government textbook and resource allowance received by the school, less the cost of consumed materials and the replacement cost of scheme items that are lost or negligently damaged or not returned.

​Policy Documentation

Published documents outlining additional policies of the Academy (published 2021) can be read below:

Last reviewed 16 May 2023
Last updated 16 May 2023