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Innisfail State College is committed to providing a safe, supportive and disciplined learning environment for all students, staff, parents and visitors.
This Code of Conduct sets out the responsibilities and processes we use in our school to promote productive, effective whole school approach to discipline.
Its purpose is to facilitate high standards of behaviour from all in the college community, ensuring learning and teaching in our college is prioritised, where all students are able to experience success and staff have a safe workplace.
At Innisfail State College all school staff support the learning and wellbeing of every student, and are entitled to a safe work environment. This document details the expectations of parents and other visitors to our school.
Parents and other visitors to our school support safety by ensuring their communications and conduct at the school and school activities is respectful.
All schools in Queensland are committed to providing safe and supportive learning environments for all students, which address their educational needs. Higher student attendance is associated with higher student achievement. Attending school everyday helps students to build social and emotional skills such as communication, teamwork and resilience.
The Innisfail State College Sunsmart Policy has been developed to ensure that all students and workers (i.e. teachers, staff and volunteers) of Innisfail State College maintain a healthy UV exposure balance which minimises the risk of skin cancer with appropriate sun protection measures, yet ensures some daily sun exposure for vitamin D requirements.
Innisfail State College has a set uniform that is devised and endorsed by the P&C Association. The wearing of school uniform is compulsory as it determines the perception of the college held by members of the community and reflects college pride and discipline.
This policy informs students, parents and teachers of the key principles and conditions around assessment and assessment requirements at Innisfail State College. It outlines the procedures for submission of work and completion of all assessment items (including class and external exams) in order to maximise the opportunity for students to demonstrate what they know and can do, ensure fairness to all students & demonstrate mandatory completion of courses of study to achieve a result.
This policy is designed to outline what constitutes the acceptable and unacceptable use of electronic devices at Innisfail State College. Students are supported in their use of electronic devices for Educational purposes in the class context only and as directed by the teacher.
At Innisfail State College we require a safe and effective learning environment that allows students to reach their potential. Along with rewarding students for good behaviour, there are a range of punitive measures aimed at holding students to account and deterring undesirable behaviours.
Homework provides students with the opportunities to consolidate their classroom learning, pattern behaviour for lifelong learning beyond the classroom and involve family members in their learning. The setting of homework takes into account the need for students to have a balanced lifestyle.
Parents/carers, school staff and students share responsibility for public schools providing safe, supportive and productive learning environments. We achieve this through our relationships, good communication and working together.
The department is committed to responding to customer complaints in an accountable, transparent, timely and fair manner. As a parent/carer you can express dissatisfaction with the service or action of the Department of Education or its staff, including decisions made or actions taken in a school or by the local regional office.