What You Can Do
- Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. Regular attendance sets up good behaviours for regular attendance at work.
- Help your teenager maintain daily routines such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep. On average, teenagers need 8-9 hours’ sleep to be healthy and alert. You may also need to monitor their use of the Internet, mobile phone and TV at night to ensure they are not staying up too late or being disturbed while sleeping.
- Try not to schedule hair, dental or medical appointments during school hours.
- Schedule family trips for school holidays, rather than during term time.
- Don’t let your teenager stay home unless genuinely sick. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety.
- Monitor your teenager’s attendance and school performance. A regular check in by phone or email is a good idea. If you have concerns about your child’s attendance, please contact us through the Home Group Teacher, Grade Leader, Assistant Principal, the Social Worker or the Principal.
TERM DATES & SCHOOL HOURS
Term Dates Link:
Administration Office is open 8.15am – 4.00pm daily during school terms.
Students should not arrive on school prior to 8.15am as there is no supervision before this time.
|Class Teacher||8:40 am||-||8:50 am|
|Period 1||8:50 am||-||9:50 am|
|Period2||9:50 am||-||10:50 am|
|Recess||10:50 am||-||11:10 am|
|Period 3||11:10 am||-||12:10 pm|
|Period 4||12:10 pm||-||1:10 pm|
|Lunch||1:10 pm||-||1:50 pm|
|Period 5||1:50 pm||-||2:50 pm|
Effective communication between our school and the student’s parent/carer is important in achieving successful education outcomes for each student.
As part of this communication process there are responsibilities for both our school and families.
- Our school is required to inform parents of all matters related to school policy and organisation. The School Association provides the forum for parents to have input and to approve policy changes. Some of this information is contained on our website, and also in our Newsletter along with notices issued from our school, as appropriate.
- Parent/carers are required to inform our school of the duration and cause of any student absence or lateness. The Administration Office is available from 8:15am – 4:00pm for assistance and messages can also be left on the School’s Phone Answering Service. Parent/carers are also required to inform our school of any medical condition or medication of their child which may affect the student’s safety, behaviour or performance. If a student needs regular medication, a medical form (available from the office) must be completed.
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF MODES OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION:
- SCHOOLZINE INFORMATION Our school has our own Schoolzine App to help us communicate more effectively with our parent/student community. The app is available for Apple, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets. We are asking parents/students to install our Schoolzine School App. To install, search for the name “Kings Meadows High School” in the Apple Store, Windows Store or Google Play store. The app will include current and archived copies of the newsletter, school calendar, updates and alerts about school activities and excursions which can be managed by the individual and the school.
- Class Teacher: Every student is a member of a grade class teacher. The teacher in charge of that class group, is the parent’s/carer’s first point of contact with our school and can be contacted through our school office or via email.
- Other members of staff: Admin Staff, Subject Teachers, Grade Leaders, ASTs on the Grade, School Nurse, School Chaplain, School Psychologist, Social Worker, Assistant Principals, or the Principal may be contacted by phone, letter or email depending on the nature of the concern or the information required.
Please note that between 8:45am and 3:10pm the teaching staff are involved with the learning program. Appointments may be made by contacting our Admin Staff.
- Contact by teachers: Where there is a matter of concern, teachers may contact home by phone, email or letter. The purpose of such contact is to inform parent/carers of matters concerning their child’s progress and welfare and to seek parental support in resolving issues and helping the child.
- Messages for students: Our school is large and complex and staff are always busy. It is only possible to pass on urgent messages to students. We ask that appointments and other family arrangements be made before students leave for school.
Respectful Schools is a school wide approach to developing and maintaining a supportive school community. This includes our approach to behaviour management that focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn.
As we live in a time of rapid innovation and change where each and every day students and teachers discover new ways to use technology to collaborate, teach, and learn. Our School library is at the heart of these changes by promoting and facilitating the learning of core 21st-century skills.
Our Library contains extensive non-fiction, fiction and reference collections that have been selected both to support the curriculum and to promote reading enjoyment. As well, our library houses collections of DVDs, periodicals, computer databases and teacher-reference materials.
Our library uses a fully automated TALIS circulation system. This allows students to search for resources using on-line catalogues which link to both the Kings Meadows High School Library and the State Library system.
Computers are available for students who wish to access information using the Internet. There are also word processing, printing, scanning and editing facilities.
NUT AWARE SCHOOL
Kings Meadow High School is a “Nut Aware” school and as such we request parents, students and staff to not bring lunches or snacks that may contain nuts as there are several students enrolled who have a severe allergy to nuts, especially peanuts. If these students come into contact with peanuts, or any food products that contain nuts they will suffer a severe anaphylactic shock requiring urgent medical treatment.
Respect, Organisation, Commitment to Learning, Keeping Safe, Sensible Behaviour