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All staff work together to ensure that the College functions on
the principles of a caring community with mutual respect for
others. Students are expected to take full and active part in
all aspects of school life, not just classroom activities. You
are required to attend Tutor Group meetings each morning,
and to support the school in cultural and sporting activities.
It is our expectation that students are not involved with
smoking, drinking or the taking of drugs at anytime. Such
activity is expressly forbidden in the Boarding House, at the
College or at any function associated with the College.
Mobile phones must be switched off and not used during any
official school activity, i.e. lessons, Chapel, Assembly, during
meals, etc. Mobile phones may only be used before or after
school, at recess and at lunchtime.
Scotch Oakburn expects its students to wear their full school
uniform correctly and with pride. The following rules apply in
• Except for watches, no jewellery should be worn with
the School uniform.
• Hair should be neat, tidy and reasonably short at all times.
Extreme hairstyles or artificial colouring are not acceptable.
• Except for watches and one small sleeper or stud in each
ear, no jewellery should be worn with the School uniform.
• No makeup should be worn with the School uniform.
• Hair longer than shoulder length should be tied back with
navy blue ribbons. Hair combs are not recommended for
School wear, but if necessary should be navy blue.
Extreme hairstyles or artificial colouring, are not
•The chewing of gum is not permitted whilst on
• Shoes should be clean and polished at all times.
• FULL school uniform must be worn in public between home
• Students going home after Sport must be dressed in either:
a) full School Uniform
b) full School Sports Uniform
• During the seasons of the year when there are high UV
readings, approved school hats or caps must be worn
at lunch time, during sports practices and during all
You will find more information about your rights
and responsibilities as a student in the ‘Student
Deferment and Suspension Policy
A student’s studies will be deferred or temporarily suspended
only in exceptional circumstances. These include illness where
a medical certificate states that the student is unable to attend
classes, or because of misbehaviour by the student.
The Principal will notify the student and his or her parents in
writing of his intention to suspend or cancel the student’s
enrolment. Students should be aware that deferring,
suspending or cancelling their enrolment may affect their
The student will be directed to the College’s complaints and
appeals process and the student will be advised in writing that
he or she has 20 working days in which to access that process.
If the student accesses the College’s complaints and appeals
process, the suspension or cancellation of the student’s
enrolment can not take effect until the internal process is
completed, unless extenuating circumstances relating to the
welfare of the student apply.
Where the student has chosen not to access the complaints
and appeals process within the 20 working day period,
withdraws from the process, or the process is completed
and results in a decision supporting the College, the College
will notify Dept of Immigration and Boarder Protection of the
suspension or cancellation of the student’s enrolment.
The College is obliged to report students, under section 19
of the ESOS Act, where the student’s enrolment is deferred,
temporarily suspended or cancelled.
In accordance with Student Visa regulations, all international
students are required to attend at least 80% of the schedule
course contact hours. Class teachers will check attendance
through the student system. Student Reception will follow
up unexplained absences during the day and a record will
be maintained on the College’s database.
Attendance records will be reviewed on a monthly basis by
support staff to ensure students are attending at least 80% of
the schedule course contact hours. Staff will alert the
appropriate Head of School of any student whose continued
absence from class is of concern, and that student will be
advised that their non-attendance is likely to place them at
risk of breaching the 80% attendance requirement. The
student will be counselled and, if necessary, parents and/or
guardians will be notified.
The student will be advised in writing that they are at risk of
breaching the 80% attendance requirement and that College
intends to notify DEEWR. The student will be directed to the
College’s complaints and appeals process and the student will
be advised in writing that they have 20 working days in which
to access that procedure.
Where the student has chosen not to access the
complaints and appeals process within the 20 working day
period, withdraws from the process, or the process is
completed and results in a decision supporting the College,
the College will notify Dept of Immigration and Border
Protection that the student is not achieving satisfactory
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