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:
- 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 must notify the Administration Office by email or telephone before 9am on the day of absence to the Student Absentee Line 5510 1137, or provide a note to be presented on the student’s first day back at the Academy. If it is expected that the student will be absent for more than two days, prior notification is required. Illness that interferes with assessment must be reported in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines.
Arrival on time to the Academy in the mornings and to all classes during the day, ready to learn is a basic expectation. Late arrival to class impacts negatively on the late student’s learning opportunities and disrupts the learning environment of others. If a student is unavoidably late to the Academy they are to report to the office and sign in with the reason for lateness. A pattern of late arrivals will necessitate a meeting with parents/guardians. Together we can work to ensure that the learning and teaching in each lesson is maximised.
Students are to remain on campus at all times during the school day. It is not permissible to leave the grounds without school approval. Early departures for such things as medical appointments must be arranged through the office, with notification from a parent/guardian.