Code of conduct
Respect the rights of staff and students by:
- being non violent
- not putting others down
Behave appropriately by:
- following reasonable instructions
- allowing others to learn without distraction
Care about how others see us by:
- wearing appropriate, clean and tidy clothing
- keeping our environment clean
- keeping free of cigarettes, drugs and alcohol
Support school activities by:
- participation in cultural, sporting and other activities
- encouraging those who represent our school
- recognising the success of others
Be organised by:
- attending all classes
- being punctual
- having the correct gear for lessons
Have a positive attitude by:
- trying hard in class
- doing homework regularly
Show concern for others by:
- respecting each other’s cultural and gender identity
- accepting our individual differences and beliefs
- respecting each other’s property
Homework is a critically important part of learning because:
- it enables students to strengthen their understanding of classwork;
- it is essential to meet assessment requirements and achieve high academic standards;
- it helps to develop life-long, independent work habits and skills in time management, research and study.
Homework is a partnership between college and home. Homework works best when parents and caregivers support students by ensuring that a time and place is available for homework, and that homework is done regularly. Parents and caregivers are urged to check that students are using their school diary for recording homework.
Our guidelines for homework are:
- Years 9-10 – 1 hour per day (about 5 hours per week); core subjects set an average of 20 minutes per lesson.
- Years 11-12 – 2 hours per day (about 10 hours per week); an average of 25-30 minutes per lesson.
- Year 13 – 2.5-3 hours per day (12-15 hours per week).