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Contents Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Ipswich Girls’ Grammar Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Curriculum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Academic Achievement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Co-Curricular Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Uniforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Canteen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Chartered Bus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Boarding at IGGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2018 Fee Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 – 2018 Fee Payment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 – Student Code of Conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 – Parent Code of Conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 – Bullying and Harassment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 – Privacy Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 – Standard Collection Notice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Map of School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Admissions Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Additional Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Application Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Parent Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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We know you want the best for your daughter. So do we. At Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School you can rest assured you are giving your daughter every opportunity to discover her true potential. We are an independent, non-denominational, all-girls boarding and day school that has been offering secondary education for more than 125 years. We provide each girl with a positive, personalised, holistic education and are highly regarded for our academic excellence, dedicated and talented teaching staff, first-class facilities and strong School Spirit. At IGGS, your daughter will be part of a warm, caring and inclusive community. We will know your daughter by name, her individual gifts and challenges, and her hopes and dreams. We will work in partnership with you to provide her with a range of high quality academic and co-curricular opportunities whilst also nurturing her self-belief and wellbeing.

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There is no better way to experience our School than to visit us in person. Join us at our annual Open Day or regular Discovery Tours to tour our facilities, meet our expert staff and experience our unique culture and community that enables each girl to realise her personal best. Of course, if you would prefer to arrange a personal tour, or have questions about our School or enrolling, please don’t hesitate to call our Enrolments Registrar on +61 (07) 3454 4401 or visit our website at www.girlsgrammar.com.au. We look forward to welcoming your family into ours – a proud community of dedicated teachers, staff, parents and confident, well-educated young women. Dr Peter Britton Principal and CEO B.Sc.(GU), P/G Dip.Ed.(Qld), M.B.A.(Bond), Grad.Cert. Legal, M.Ed., Ed.D. (QUT), Dip.PM.(ITS), GAICD, P/C TCL (Dist), LTCL (T)(EC)(Dist), M.A.C.E., M.A.C.E.L., A.F.A.I.M.


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Ipswich Girls’ Grammar Snapshot About Us: We are an independent, non-denominational, all-girls boarding and day school in Ipswich, south-east Queensland that has been offering outstanding secondary education for more than 125 years. We are highly regarded for our academic excellence and strong School spirit. We share a campus with the co-educational Ipswich Junior Grammar School which caters for boys and girls from Kindy to Year 6. Campus: Our heritage-listed campus is located in the city of Ipswich, around a 30-minute drive from Brisbane, and overlooks the beautiful Bremer River. We are on the corner of Queen Victoria Parade and Chermside Road, East Ipswich. Students: In 2018, there are approximately 500 students in Years 7 to 12, and an additional 330 in our co-educational Junior School. Houses: Our Houses underpin our pastoral care program and are named after our first five headmistresses: Armitage, Connell, Carter, Hunt and White. IGGS Values: Diligence, Excellence, Respect, Integrity and Care. Personalised Education: Our expert staff are committed to providing each girl with a personalised, holistic education through quality teaching delivered within engaging learning environments. Each girl has a Personal Education Plan and meets one-on-one with senior staff at least twice a year to evaluate their academic progress, along with involvement in sport, the Arts, community service and their personal and social development.

Technology for Learning: IGGS girls are equipped with the digital skills to see them flourish as 21st century learners. Integrated e-learning opportunities are overseen by a dedicated Digital Learning & Teaching Coordinator and further enhanced through our 1:1 laptop program, well-equipped computer laboratories, iPads and classroom interactive whiteboards. Co-Curricular: 50+ activities offered across sports, academic, service and cultural pursuits. Private tuition is available in music (various instruments), swimming and tennis. Facilities: Health Centre staffed by a registered nurse; Katherine C Carter Theatre; Secondary School Library; Canteen and Dining Room; on-site boarding facility Cribb House; RobotIGGS and E-STEAM Workshop; Graphics Studio with 3D printer; Fitness Centre and Human Movements Laboratory; indoor cycling room; Athletics Oval with 400-metre running track; five-lane, 25-metre heated, outdoor swimming pool; Marion Walker Sports Complex (Gymnasium), Mervyn S. Patterson Assembly Hall; Netball, Tennis and Volleyball courts; outdoor amphitheatre; Science laboratories; Visual and Performing Arts Centre and private music tuition rooms. Transport: Private chartered bus service from surrounding suburbs shared with Ipswich Junior Grammar School and Ipswich Grammar School.

Academic Achievement: Academic excellence is a focus of Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School and our academic results and tertiary entrance outcomes consistently place us among the top performing academic schools in Queensland. IGGS has been credited with achieving the greatest three-year academic gains of any independent school in Queensland* (Year 9 to Year 12) for two consecutive years.

*Andrew Laming MP, Chair Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training. Longitudinal analysis of Queensland Secondary Schools, comparing cohort data from Year 9 (NAPLAN bands 8 – 10) to Year 12 (OP 1-10), ICSEA-adjusted.

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Curriculum Years 7 and 8 English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Health & Physical Education are studied for a full year. All students study semester subjects including Drama, Dance, Design & Technologies (Food & Textiles), Design & Technologies (Materials), Digital Technologies, Music and Visual Art. A language is also studied, with a choice of Chinese (Simplified Mandarin), German or Japanese.

Years 9 and 10 Core classes in English, Mathematics, Science, History and Health & Physical Education, plus two electives per semester (four in total across Years 9 and 10). Electives: Business, Chinese (Simplified Mandarin), Design & Technologies (Food & Textiles), Design & Technologies (Materials), Digital Technologies, Drama, Geography, German, Health Matters, Japanese, Law and the Citizen, Music, Philosophy & Reason, Psychology, Support in English as a Second Language and Visual Art. Electives are studied in composite classes as part of an enriched curriculum, designed to meet the interests and capacities of each student.

Year 11 - 2018 and Year 12 - 2018/2019, OP System Students must study either English or English for ESL Learners, and either Mathematics A or Mathematics B, plus a choice of four electives. Electives: Accounting, Ancient History, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Chinese (for students whose first spoken language is Chinese), Drama, Economics, English Communication, Geography, German, Graphics, Health Education, Information Technology Systems, Japanese, Legal Studies, Mathematics C, Modern History, Music, Music Extension, Physical Education, Physics and Visual Art.

Year 11 - 2019, The new QCE System Subjects available* include: Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Design, Digital Solutions, Drama, English, English as an Additional Language, Essential English, Essential Mathematics, General Mathematics, Geography, German, Health, Japanese, Legal Studies, Literature, Mathematical Methods, Modern History, Music, Philosophy and Reason, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Specialist Mathematics, Visual Arts. *Subject offerings may be subject to a minimum level of interest among the cohort. Every student from Years 7 to 12 participates in the Life Skills program, which is tailored to the needs of adolescent girls and designed to enhance your daughter’s resilience and provide her with tools to approach her social and emotional life in a positive and proactive manner. Curriculum offerings are correct as of March 2018 and subject to change.

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Academic Achievement Academic excellence is a focus of Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School and our academic results and tertiary entrance outcomes consistently place us among the top performing academic schools in Queensland. IGGS has been credited with achieving the greatest three-year academic gains of any independent school in Queensland* (Year 9 to Year 12) for two consecutive years. A consistently high percentage of students are OPeligible year-to-year, reflecting our vision to inspire young girls to become confident, well-educated young women.

2017 Academic Results The 2017 Seniors delivered the School’s highest Queensland Core Skills Test outcomes since the OP system commenced in 1992 with 72% of students attaining either an A or a B grade on the QCS Test (compared to 48% in the state). The median OP was 7, meaning half of our OP-eligible students attained an OP 7 or better. Six students received an OP 1, an OP issued to only 2.8% of students in Queensland. Eighty-six per cent of our students were OP-eligible, indicating their strong desire to enrol in tertiary studies. The results achieved by our OP-eligible students in 2017 show that Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School continues to be one of Queensland’s top performing schools, with results well above the state average.

Overall Position (OP)

IGGS 2017

All QLD 2017

1-5

37%

22%

1 - 10

76%

53%

1 - 15

96%

82%

An additional 16 students completed one or more vocational qualifications, completing either Certificates I, II or III and therefore opening doors to further study and training in their chosen fields.

University Pathways 100% of the School’s 2017 Seniors who applied for a tertiary education place to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) received an offer. 95% of applicants were offered their first or second preference: 82% first preference, 13% second. University destinations of our 2017 graduating cohort included: University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, University of Southern Queensland, Trinity College Dublin, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, University of Sunshine Coast, Australian Maritime College, Australian Catholic University and James Cook University.

*Andrew Laming MP, Chair Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training. Longitudinal analysis of Queensland Secondary Schools, comparing cohort data from Year 9 (NAPLAN bands 8 – 10) to Year 12 (OP 1-10), ICSEA-adjusted.

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Co-Curricular Activities At Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School, we actively encourage our girls to engage in all aspects of a holistic education. Girls who participate in co-curricular activities generally achieve higher academic results, enjoy stronger relationships with their school peers and are more likely to lead a healthy lifestyle. Our extensive co-curricular program offerings provide IGGS girls with plenty of opportunities to discover their talents and abilities outside the classroom. We offer more than 50 sporting, cultural, intellectual, performing arts and community service activities — both team and individual, competitive and non-competitive — to meet the diverse interests of our vibrant school community. These activities teach our girls to compete, make new friends, develop School spirit and value the ideals of good sportsmanship.

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School is a strong contender in academic competitions at local, state and national levels, with students able to access many opportunities to extend their intellectual pursuits beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Academic-based co-curricular activities include: • Chemistry • Debating

Many of our co-curricular activities are offered at no extra cost. Private tutelage and coaching may incur additional expense. The School also runs late buses, departing at 4:45pm, for students involved in after-school activities.

• Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Sport

• RobotIGGS & Coding

Our sports activities promote health and fitness and instil a sense of School pride, sportsmanship and team spirit. Through our co-curricular sports program, IGGS girls have been selected for district, state and international sporting events. Professional coaches and staff coach training and skill development.

The Arts

As a proud member of the Queensland Girls Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA), IGGS students have access to Queensland’s premier inter-school sporting competition for young women. Girls selected to represent the School in QGSSSA competitions have all training, insurance, registration and transport included in their school fees. A wide variety of indoor and outdoor sports are offered for both recreation and competition. They include:

• Literacy Competitions • Maths Challenge Group • Public Speaking • E  -STEAM (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Workshops.

Co-curricular opportunities in the Arts at IGGS provide many performance opportunities throughout the year and include: • Belle Voices • Cadenza Flute Choir • Concerto Strings Ensemble • Chorale singers • Strings Quartet • Wind Symphony • Dance Troupes • Theatre Sports • C  ombined School Musical with brother school Ipswich Grammar.

• Basketball

• Cricket

• Hockey

• Athletics

• Netball

• Cross Country

Service

• Tennis

• Equestrian

• Touch Football

• Rhythmic Gymnastics

• Volleyball

• Tennis

• Football (Soccer)

• Swimming

IGGS students actively serve the community through various year-level projects that may include 40 Hour Famine (World Vision), Dahdi, Footprints in the Park, Eco-Warriors, Red Shield Appeal, RSPCA and Wanthala.

• Badminton

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Uniforms All uniform items should be clean and in good repair.

Summer Uniform • IGGS tartan dress • White, sky or navy tie • IGGS navy hat • White socks • P  lain black, traditional-style leather lace-up shoes with 2-3cm heels (polished regularly) • IGGS bag

All items on the uniform list, except school shoes and sports shoes, are available at the Uniform Shop, with some second-hand items available from the Cottage Shop.

• School and House badges

New Uniforms

Winter Uniform

The Uniform Shop is open during the school term, Monday to Friday from 12.00pm - 3.00pm.

• IGGS tartan dress • White, sky or navy tie • IGGS navy hat • IGGS blazer • IGGS navy pullover or vest • Navy stockings • Plain black traditional-style leather lace-up shoes with 2-3cm heels (polished regularly) • IGGS bag • School and House badges

Sports Uniform • IGGS sky polo • IGGS navy shorts • W  hite sports shoes with non-marking soles and IGGS sports socks • IGGS sports cap • IGGS swimming togs and sky swim cap • IGGS sports bags. No other type of bag is permitted. Sports bags must only be used for sports gear.

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In addition to compulsory uniform items, the Uniform Shop also sells non-compulsory items such as hair accessories and special items for co-curricular activities. Students must only wear the School-approved uniform including accessories. Please speak with the Uniform Shop staff to confirm the correct requirements and sizes for your daughter.

Location: Cottage at end of main drive Staff: Mrs Karen Ferrett, Mrs Amanda Thomson Telephone: +61 (07) 3454 4429 Email: uniformshop@girlsgrammar.com.au

Second-Hand Uniforms The Cottage Shop sells a range of second-hand uniform items in good condition and is open during the school term, Monday to Friday from 12.00pm - 3.00pm. Location: Cottage behind the New Uniform Shop Staff: Mrs Rae Storey Telephone: +61 (07) 3454 4432 Email: cottageshop@girlsgrammar.com.au


Uniform Price List - Years 7 to 12 SUMMER UNIFORM (compulsory)

PRICE

WINTER ITEMS (compulsory)

IGGS Tartan Dress

$95.00

IGGS Blazer

$297.00

Tie

$10.00

IGGS Navy Pullover

$90.00

IGGS Hat with Band

$90.00

IGGS Navy Vest (optional)

$82.00

IGGS School Badge

$10.00

Pantyhose (navy opaque)

$6.00

White Socks (3 pack)

$15.00

BAGS

PRICE

SPORT (compulsory)

PRICE

IGGS Carry Bag Books

$66.00

IGGS Sky Polo

$36.00

IGGS Swimming Bag

$22.00

IGGS Navy Shorts

$32.00

Medium Sports Bag - IGGS

$27.00

IGGS Swimmers

$80.00

House Polo

$24.00

OTHER

PRICE

IGGS Sports Cap

$22.00

House Badge (compulsory)

$10.00

Swim Cap - Sky

$10.00

Sun Safe Swimshirt (optional)

$54.00

IGGS Sports Socks

$12.00

Hair Ribbon (per metre)

$0.80

IGGS Bike Pants (optional)

$37.00

Scrunchies

$6.00

IGGS Water Bottle

$7.50

Prices are correct as at November 2017, and are subject to change

PRICE

House Shirt Polo Colours

Armitage

Carter

Connell

Hunt

White

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How to Wear Your IGGS Uniform Every family enrolling students at IGGS receives a uniform list of what to wear. Here is how to wear it. Students must wear full School uniform to school every day. All uniform items should be clean and in good repair. Full uniform, including hat, is to be worn when wearing the uniform in public before and after school, e.g. at shopping centres (no joggers, thongs, hair down, etc).

Dress Length must be 10cm below the knee and kept in good repair.

Membership/participation badges are to be worn on the right collar above the House badge and only for the duration of the activity. Charity badges are only to be worn for the duration of the School’s campaign (usually one week), and must be worn on the right-hand collar. Pride of Ipswich badges may be worn on the right-hand collar at community and ambassadorship events. No badges to be worn on blazer lapels.

Bags

IGGS Tie

Students must carry IGGS School and sports bags to school, sporting fixtures and training. No other type of bag is permitted.

• White – Years 7 to 9

Hat

• Worn ‘outside’ the V when wearing a jumper

The School hat must be worn to and from school each day and when students are attending excursions or School activities, unless directed otherwise. It should be worn at all times when wearing the uniform in public and during morning tea and lunch times. Hair should be styled so that the hat sits properly on the student’s head.

• No badges on ties (except Seniors’ badge).

Blazer The School blazer is worn by all students in Years 7 to 12 during the winter months and on formal occasions (e.g. representing the School at events). The collar of the dress is to be worn inside the lapels when wearing the blazer. The blazer must be worn when wearing a jumper over the dress outside the School grounds.

Socks White crew socks are to be worn up the leg with the summer uniform. Navy stockings are worn in winter by all students.

School Shoes School shoes must be plain, standard black leather lace-up shoes in the traditional style, with 2-3cm heels, and polished regularly. No deck shoes, ballet styles, boots or mary-janes (strap across the instep) are permitted.

Badges The School badge is worn on the lower part of the left collar (over the heart). The House badge is worn on the right collar.

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All leadership (Year 12 only) including Co-curricular Captain badges are worn above the School badge (left collar).

• Sky – Years 10 and 11 • Navy – Year 12

Collars Collars are to be worn ‘out’ when wearing jumpers. Collars are to be worn ‘in’ with the blazer.

Sports Uniform Must be worn for PE and sports training. It is not to be worn to and from School unless special permission is given. School sports cap must be worn when participating in outdoor PE classes and sports.

Hair Hair longer than collar length must be neatly tied back with hair bands and navy, pale blue or white ribbons (1cm wide), or School tartan scrunchies and plain navy clips. Checked, striped, gauzy, spotted or other-shade-of-blue ribbons are not permitted. Long fringes should be pinned back. All side pieces should be pinned back. Hair should be its natural colour.

Jewellery and Makeup The only jewellery permitted is a Medi-Alert bracelet, a plain, discreet watch (with plain silver, gold or dark leather band e.g. navy, black or brown, smart watches are not permitted) and one pair only of 3-6mm, plain gold, silver or pearl studs in the ear lobes. Sparkly stones and decorative earrings are not permitted. A religious necklace may be worn, but must be under the uniform and out of sight.

Boarder badges are worn above the House badge (right collar).

No tongue, nose or other body piercing is permitted, including clear keepers.

The Senior badge is pinned on the middle of the navy tie.

No make-up is to be worn (including foundation, eyeliner, mascara). Clear nail polish and lip balm are permitted.


Canteen Our School Canteen, IGGY’s place, is managed by Mrs Lorie Robinson, a catering manager and qualified nutritionist. Located in the dining room of the secondary school, it serves a wide range of fresh, nutritious meal items, most of which are freshly prepared on the premises by our kitchen staff. The menu options at IGGY’s Place are healthy, fresh and varied, including Australian and international cuisine, as well as vegetarian options. IGGY’s Place has twice been awarded ‘Western Region Tuckshop of the Year’ by the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops, in recognition of the healthy menu options offered. The Canteen is available to IGGS students for breakfast, morning tea and lunch, Monday to Friday. Snacks and drinks are available after school. Students have the option of paying for their canteen order using cash or EFTPOS.

Chartered Bus Service Girls’ Grammar provides our girls with a private bus charter service that we share with Ipswich Junior Grammar School and our brother school, Ipswich Grammar School.

Bus 5 – Riverhills, Westlake, Middle Park, Sumner, Wacol Station Bus 6 – Jamboree Heights, Mt Ommaney, Jindalee Bus 7 – Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Fig Tree Pocket, Sinnamon Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks Bus 8 – Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Brookfield, Pullenvale, Anstead, Karana Downs (George Holt Dr) Bus 9 – Bellbowrie (West of Moggill Rd), Anstead

Each year, our bus routes are revised in consideration of where our students live and how many stops/pick-up points can be accommodated along a route. For ease, the cost of bus transport is charged to your account.

(Sugars Rd)

Buses deliver students in time for the 8.15am start of the school day and depart from the School shortly after 3.00pm. Late buses, departing at 4.45pm, are available Monday to Thursdays for students who participate in activities after school.

Bus 11 – Camira, Springfield, Springfield Lakes, Bellbird

In 2018, our buses service the following areas: Bus 1 – Camira, Springfield, Springfield Lakes, Ripley, Deebing Heights, Yamanto, Flinders View, Raceview, Eastern Heights Bus 2 – Greenbank, Springfield Central, Brookwater, Augustine Heights, Bellbird Park, Redbank Plains Bus 3 – Sunnybank Hills, Stretton, Parkinson, Algester, Calamvale, Willawong, Inala, Bus 4 – Browns Plains (Grand Plaza), Hillcrest, Forestdale, Heathwood, Doolandella, Forest Lake, Ellen Grove, Goodna (Smiths Rd), Redbank, Collingwood Park

Bus 10 – Moggill, Bellbowrie (East of Moggill Rd), Anstead Store

Park, Redbank Plaza Late Bus A – Karana Downs, Anstead, Bellbowrie, Kenmore, Chapel Hill Late Bus B – Redbank Plains, Collingwood Park, Redbank, Wacol, Centenary Suburbs Late Bus C – Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Springfield, Greenbank Late Bus D – Goodna, Forest Lake, Inala, Sunnybank, Calamvale, Parkinson, Algester Further information pertaining to bus fares, and other buses run by Education Queensland and Queensland Transport is available on our website: www.girlsgrammar.com.au/transport. 14


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Boarding at IGGS For families that need flexibility and convenience, we offer casual, weekly and full-time on-site boarding for girls from Years 5 to 12. We also welcome temporary boarders, from one-week stays, to one-term or longer. As a boarder, your daughter will be safe, comfortable, well-supervised and academically and socially supported. Our girls eat healthy meals planned by our nutritionist and made fresh in our Dining Hall each day. Your daughter’s health and wellbeing are paramount, and our dedicated teachers, counsellors, nutritionist, registered nurse and experienced boarding supervisors and staff are all on hand to take good care of her. Boarding will foster your daughter’s independence and personal growth under the watchful eye of our teachers and mentors. From the moment she joins us she will become part of a special, inclusive community where she will make lifelong friends and memories she will fondly recount for years to come. All boarders are expected to participate in a Boarder’s Camp at the start of each year and a levy applies (see Fee Schedule for details).

Cribb House Set in the heart of our campus, our boarding facility, Cribb House offers a secure and friendly family home-away-from-home experience for up to 100 girls each year. Recently partially renovated, Stage 2 of renovations were completed in 2017, with the third and final stage to follow.

Security is paramount and as such the House is fitted with a monitored electronic alarm system. As an extra safety precaution, our House Reception Staff require all boarders and visitors to sign in and out of the House so we know where our girls are at all times. All leave and travel arrangements are closely monitored.

Weekly Boarding Weekly boarders leave school at 3.00pm on Friday and return on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Weekly boarders must be in School uniform when departing on Friday afternoon by public transport. Weekly boarders who return on Monday morning after 7.30am must wear School uniform. With permission from the Principal or Head of Boarding, weekly boarders can stay in Cribb House for one or more weekends – fees apply.

GRAMMAR PLUS - Flexible Boarding We understand that modern families need flexibility and convenience and offer a variety of after school care and overnight boarding options through our GRAMMAR PLUS program.

GRAMMAR PLUS Study Afternoon tea, shower, dinner with the boarders, two-hour supervised study session, late pick-up at 9.00pm.

The House is fully equipped with comfortable bedrooms featuring plentiful storage and study nooks, common rooms with TVs and kitchenettes and shared bathroom and laundry facilities.

Notice: Same-day bookings, or regular weekly booking

Each room is equipped with study desk and shelves, storage for personal items and wi-fi. All rooms are twin-share. We endeavour to accommodate our Senior girls in individual rooms on request, if available.

A popular option for girls with a heavy co-curricular program, during exam blocks or who may live outside a travelling radius of 30 minutes from the school. Casual and temporary stays from one to seven nights are available as required.

Our recently refurbished Reception and air-conditioned common area opens out to an expansive outdoor deck with BBQ facilities, fire pit and a lush green lawn overlooking the city of Ipswich.

Cost: $40 per session (2018)

GRAMMAR PLUS Overnight

Notice: 24 hours or regular weekly booking Cost: $82 per night (2018)

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A Day in the Life of an IGGS Boarder Monday to Friday •

7.00am

Wake up, shower, get dressed

7.00am – 7.45am

Breakfast - Dining Room

7.00am – 8.00am

Prepare for school, make bed, tidy room

8.00am

Boarders to leave Cribb House, school day commences

10.15am – 10.40am

Morning tea – Dining Room

12.25pm – 1.10pm

Lunch – Dining Room

3.00pm

Afternoon tea – Cribb House

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Study, shopping, sport, catching up on emails, make telephone calls to family and friends, shower, washing, receive telephone calls

5.30pm – 6.15pm

Dinner – Dining Room. All boarders.

On weekends the girls have plenty of fun with sports, chaperoned shopping and day trips, quiz nights, themed dinners, movie nights and organised social events with our brother school Ipswich Grammar.

Supervised Nightly Study Sessions (Prep) Throughout your daughter’s learning adventure she will have academic support and access to resident staff each evening to assist her with homework over a nightly, two-hour supervised study session. Called “Prep”, it runs from 6.30pm-8.30pm Monday to Thursday nights. Girls are permitted to continue to study until it is their ‘lights out’ time. Girls who do not wish to continue to study must remain quiet so that the girls choosing to study are not disturbed. Please refer to the following table for supervised study, supper and lights out timings: Supervised Study

Supper

Lights Out

Year 5

6.30pm - 7.30pm

7.30pm - 8.00pm

8.45pm

Year 6

6.30pm - 7.30pm

7.30pm - 8.00pm

8.45pm

Year 7

6.30pm - 7.30pm

7.30pm - 8.00pm

8.45pm

Year 8

6.30pm - 7.30pm

7.30pm - 8.00pm

8.45pm

Year 9

6.30pm - 8.00pm

8.30pm

9.30pm

Year 10

6.30pm - 8.30pm

8.30pm

10.00pm

Year 11

6.30pm - 8.30pm

8.30pm

10.30pm

Year 12

6.30pm - 8.30pm

8.30pm

11.00pm

Buddy System There is a buddy system in place for all new boarders. Current boarders meet their buddy on the first day of the new school year and continue to support them throughout their time in the boarding house.

Mobile Phones in the Boarding House Mobile phones are to be used in accordance with Boarding House Policy and School Policy. We recognise the monitored use of mobile phones as a positive means of communication with family and friends. Boarders are permitted to have ONE mobile phone and ONE sim card only. Use of mobiles phones in the boarding house is restricted to certain times. Only Senior students (Year 12, and Year 11 after Semester 2) may keep their phones overnight.

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2018 Fee Schedule Australian Students and Permanent Residents of Australia Tuition Fees (AUD$) Day Student Fees

Prep

1 to 3

4 and 5

6

7

8 to 12

Term

Year

Term

Year

Term

Year

Term

Year

Term

2,016

8,064

2,016

8,064

2,161

8,644

2,241

8,964

2,888 11,552

3,900 15,600

450

600

600

Annual IT Levy (Billed in Term 1)

175

350

450

Year

Term

Year

Total

2,016

8,239

2,016

8,414

2,161

9,094

2,241

9,414

2,888 12,152

3,900 16,200

Total Less Early Pay Discount

1,956

7,999

1,956

8,174

2,101

8,854

2,181

9,174

2,828 11,912

3,840 15,960

Boarding Fees* (AUD$)

5 and 6 Term

Year

7 Term

8 to 12 Year

Term

Year

Full-time

4,824 19,296

4,824 19,296

4,824 19,296

Full-time Less Early Pay Discount

4,764 19,056

4,764 19,056

4,764 19,056

Weekly

3,875 15,500

3,875 15,500

3,875 15,500

Weekly Less Early Pay Discount

3,815 15,260

3,815 15,260

3,815 15,260

* Figures are rounded, and GST included on food components.

Tuition and Boarding Fees are charged by the term. There are four terms per year. The payment of all school fees is required by the due date (first day of each term). Late payment will incur an administration fee of $120.

 or third and subsequent students from one family F attending the School concurrently, 10%

 here a family has boys at IGS and girls at IGGS W concurrently, a further 3.5%

Term 1 Fees payable by 22 January 2018 (early payment discount date is 15 January)

Please contact the Business Services Office in relation to sibling discounts on +61 (07) 3454 4434.

Term 2 Fees payable by 17 April 2018 (early payment discount date is 10 April)

ASG Funding Solutions

 erm 3 Fees payable by 16 July 2018 T (early payment discount date is 9 July)

Term 4 Fees payable by 8 October 2018 (early payment discount date is 2 October)

A discount of $60 per term on both tuition and boarding fees will apply if payment is received by 4.00pm one week prior to the due date. Early payment discount dates are outlined above. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or EFTPOS. For other payment methods, refer to the Fees Statement. Credit card payments made via Parent Lounge are free of surcharge. Credit card surcharge applies for all other credit card payments.

Sibling Discount The Board of Trustees has approved the following discounts on tuition fees: •

 or the second student from one family attending F the School concurrently, 5%

ASG Funding Solutions is a school fee payment service that spreads your child’s school fees (tuition and boarding) into manageable monthly, fortnightly or weekly payments. It is an alternate method of paying school fees by the term. School Plan payments are also eligible for the early payment discount. This service does incur an administration fee. Visit www.asg.com/funding-solutions for further information.

Late Payment Fee Where accounts are not paid by the due date, a late payment administration fee of $120 per term will be charged. Allowance should be made for external agencies’ processing time. Approved payment arrangements that are in place to pay accounts by the end of each term will avoid the late payment fee provided there is no default in the terms of the arrangement. Where accounts are referred to a Collection Agency, the Agency costs will be added to the amount outstanding.

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Board Fee Payment Policy Payment of all fees by the due date is a condition of continued attendance at the School and the provision of education service. Failure to pay fees as and when due may lead to the withdrawal of education services and the removal of the student from the School. The School also reserves the right to withhold student report cards and/or statements of reference if accounts remain overdue at the end of the term/semester. Where fees are not paid by the due date, payment arrangements are available, however, such payments can only be made by direct bank debit authority. No other payment arrangements are acceptable. For more information, please refer to the School’s Fee Payment Policy, available on the website.

Items not included in the Tuition Fees Additional fees are payable on a user-pays basis for some activities. These fees are payable via Parent Lounge which is accessible via the School’s website. Fees will be charged to an account at the end of each term and are due for payment on the due date for tuition fees. EEC and Outside School Hours Care fees are billed separately. Via Website (Parent Lounge): •

Co-curricular activities

Camps

 xcursions and visitor activities (any excess not E covered by tuition fee)

Hospitality Levy, Years 9 to 12

Fees for Special Programs

Non QGSSSA/Andrews Cup sports participation and travel

Charged to Account: •

Daily bus to and from school and for special events

Instrumental Program, $30 per year levied in Term 1 for Years 3 to 5; Instrumental Hire Scheme is available

Textbook Hire Scheme for Years 7 to 12

Other incidental costs incurred by the School

Other Items:

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Expenditure incurred by boarders such as personal items, telephone, medical, travel and some excursion expenses will be charged to boarders’ accounts or by agreement with parents, pre-charged and pre-paid. A recreation levy per semester of $50 applies. A boarders camp levy applies during Term 1.

Voluntary Building Fund A voluntary building fund contribution of $200 is included on each term’s fees account. These contributions are tax deductible and all families are encouraged to participate.

Student Accident Insurance The School pays the premium for student insurance through AON Australia. The current brochure is available on request. It details items covered by the policy. Enrolled students are covered for the year.

Application Fee All applications for entry into the School incur a $110 (including GST) application fee which covers processing costs. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee a place in the School.

Confirmation Fee Acceptance of the offer of a place in the School must be accompanied by a confirmation fee: $500 for girls in Prep to Year 12, and $250 for boys in Prep to Year 6. The confirmation fee is non-refundable.

Notice of Withdrawal The School commits resources on the basis of confirmed enrolments. Once a student has been enrolled in the School, it is essential that parents/guardians provide one full term’s notice if they are intending to withdraw a student from the school. If a parent/guardian is intending to withdraw a student, then a full term’s notice must be sent in writing to the Principal & CEO. Failure to do so will result in a full term’s tuition fees being charged in lieu of this notice. Notice of withdrawal at the end of Term 1 2018 will need to be received by 22 January 2018; end of Term 2 by 17 April 2018; and end of Term 3 by 16 July 2018, to avoid being charged for the next term’s tuition fees.

 xcess printing and photocopying charges (i.e. over E and above the allocations of $20 per year for Prep to Year 3, $60 per year for Years 4 to 12, except Graphics students at $100 per year).

For students not returning in 2019 (withdrawing at the end of Term 4 2018), written notice of withdrawal is required by 31 October 2018 otherwise one half-term’s fees will be payable for 2019.

 rivate lessons for singing, music, tennis (invoiced P directly by tutor).

These fees have been ratified by the Board of Trustees at a meeting dated 28 November 2017.


Policies

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School has a number of policies and procedures in place, which underpin our operations and comply with various Acts and Legislative requirements. In the following pages you will find: • Fee Payment Policy • Student Code of Conduct and Behaviour Management Policy • Parent Code of Conduct • Bullying and Harassment Policy • Privacy Policy • Standard Information Collection Notice Further School policies can be found on our website: www.girlsgrammar.com.au/policies or are available on request from reception- please email reception@girlsgrammar.com.au

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2018 Fee Payment Policy School Fees School fees are set by the Board of Trustees annually with any changes being notified to parent(s)/guardian(s) in advance. Information on the level of school fees can be obtained from the Enrolments Registrar or the Accounts staff.

Accounts Fee statements are issued for all Year levels each term. There are four (4) terms per year. Tuition and boarding fees are charged and payable in advance. Other charges, e.g.: bus fares, are listed separately on the fee statement for the preceding term/semester in which they were incurred. At the end of Term 4 an invoice for that terms extras/incidentals will issue. NOTE: Some charges will attract GST.

Payment of Fees

Please check with IGS to establish what additional savings you are eligible for on your son’s IGS fees. Sibling discounts are conditional upon all fees being paid by their due date. No discount will be applied to any fees paid after their due date.

Voluntary Building Fund Donations Voluntary Building Fund donations are tax deductible where compliant with section 78(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act (1936). A voluntary building fund contribution of $200 is included on each term’s fees account. These contributions are tax deductible and all families are encouraged to participate.

All fees are due by the first day of term.

Payment Methods

Where fees are not paid by due date, payments arrangements are available, however such payments can only be by direct bank debit authority. No other payment arrangements are acceptable.

The School accepts payment via cash (only in person to the Business Services Office located in the Peter Phillips Senior School Building), cheque, Visa and Mastercard. Credit card commission charges for all payments to the School will be charged back to the card holder. Payments can be made in person, by telephone (credit card only), by mail.

Early Payment Discount An early payment discount of $60 applies on Tuition Fees and Boarding Fees provided there is no outstanding account balance. Early payment discount date is seven days before due date (refer fees notice).

Payments can also be made via: •

 arent Lounge (credit card only – no credit card P surcharge applies)

Late Payment Fee

Where accounts are not paid by the due date, a late payment administration fee of $120 per term will be charged. Allowance should be made for external agencies processing time i.e. BPay payments (these can take up to three (3) business days).

 irect Debit - Westpac Payway – contact the D Accounts Department for an Application Form – there are no fees for this service

 heques are to be made payable to: Ipswich Girls’ C Grammar School

 trataPay: www.stratapay.com.au Allowance should S be made for external agencies processing time, and

Sibling Discounts

ASG Funding Solutions (see note below).

In recognition of your family’s commitment to providing a Grammar School education for all of your children the following discount (on tuition fees only) are offered: •

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NOTE: IGS also pays a corresponding Brother – Sister Discount for boys and girls concurrently enrolled at IGGS/IJGS.

If you have a second child enrolled concurrently at the School, you are eligible for a 5% discount on the second child’s tuition fees, credited to your account each term.

 or your third and subsequent children concurrently F enrolled at the School, you are eligible for a 10% discount on each subsequent child’s tuition fees, credited to your account each term.

If you are also paying fees for sons enrolled concurrently at Ipswich Grammar School (IGS), the School will allow a further 3.5% discount. You will need to advise us in advance to ensure the discount applies.

School office hours are: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm (excluding public holidays). Accounts Office Telephone: +61 (07) 3454 4416. ASG Funding Solutions is a school fee payment service that spreads your child’s school fees (tuition/boarding) into manageable monthly, fortnightly or weekly payments as an alternative method of paying school fees, whilst still being eligible for prompt payment discount. This service does incur an administration fee. Visit www.asg. com.au/funding-solutions or call 1800 337 419 for further information.


Action on Overdue Accounts The The Board of Trustees has determined that the School will not educate students whose fees are unpaid, except where requests for special arrangements for payment have been made in writing and accepted by the Board of Trustees. Payment of all fees by the due date is a condition of continued attendance at the School and the provision of education services. Failure to pay fees as and when due may lead to the withdrawal of education services and the removal of the student from the School. The continued provision of education services for any period during which fees remain outstanding is not a waiver of this term by the School. The School also reserves the right to withhold student report cards and/or statements of reference if accounts remain overdue at the end of the term/semester. Appropriate recovery action will commence immediately after the due date for fees has passed. Any additional costs incurred by the School to recover overdue fees will be added to the balance of the account in default.

Arrangements for Deferred Payments In special circumstances the Board of Trustees will consider written requests from parents who cannot meet the due date for the payment of school fees. Each request will be treated on its merits. The Board of Trustees expects that any arrangements entered into for the deferred payment of fees will result in the fees being fully paid prior to the end of the term to which they apply. Deferred payment arrangements are entirely at the discretion of the Board and may include: • Instalment payments – weekly/fortnightly/monthly; • Deferral for a period of time. A written request by the parent(s)/guardian(s) can be made in writing to the Secretary to the Board of Trustees. The request must contain your reasons, including full financial details, for the request to be considered. Each request received will be tabled and considered at the next scheduled meeting of the Board.

outstanding debt will commence. Any additional costs incurred by the School to recover overdue fees and interest will be added to the balance of the account in default.

Change in Relationship between Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Parent(s)/guardian(s) must inform the school if there is a change in their relationship with each other subsequent to signing the application form (e.g. divorce or separation). Under these circumstances, the Board of Trustees may require a new enrolment form be completed by the person(s) assuming the obligation of paying the school fees.

Notice of Withdrawal The School commits resources on the basis of confirmed enrolments. Once a student has been enrolled in the School, it is essential that parents/guardians provide one full term’s notice if they are intending to withdraw a student from the school. If a parent/guardian is intending to withdraw a student, then a full term’s notice must be sent in writing to the Principal & CEO. Failure to do so will result in a full term’s tuition fees being charged in lieu of this notice. Notice of withdrawal at the end of Term 1 2018 will need to be received by 22 January 2018; end of Term 2 by 17 April 2018; and end of Term 3 by 16 July 2018, to avoid being charged for the next term’s tuition fees. For domestic students not returning in 2019 (withdrawing at the end of Term 4 2018), written notice of withdrawal is required by 31 October 2018 otherwise one half-term’s fees will be payable for 2019. For international students not returning in 2019 (withdrawing at the end of Term 4 2018), written notice of withdrawal is required by 31 October 2018 otherwise one half-semester’s fees will be payable for 2019. The Board of Trustees will only consider an application to waive the period of notice where extenuating circumstances apply. Any request for waiver of fees is to be made in writing addressed to the Principal stating the reasons for the request. Each request received will be tabled and considered at the next scheduled meeting of the Board.

The Board’s decision will be notified to the parent(s)/ guardian(s) in writing.

The Board’s decision will be notified to the parent(s)/ guardian(s) in writing.

It is required that any approved alternative payment arrangements will be by direct bank debit authority (Westpac Payway) and will be strictly adhered to. These arrangements will be withdrawn immediately upon any default in the terms agreed and recovery action on the

Student Suspension/Expulsion If a student of the School is excluded from the school, either permanently or for a period of time, no rebate of fees is made. Any expenses incurred, must be borne by the Parents.

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Student Code of Conduct Inspired by its proud history and traditions, Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School aims to excel at providing each girl and young boy with a positive, personalised, all-round education by dedicated, professional staff in safe, first-class learning environments. As a school which provides a total educational experience, we will be recognised as the benchmark for:

 o feel secure and to be safe in a caring and T supportive environment

 o expect that school rules are fair and T consistently implemented

To be valued for their individuality

providing social and emotional learning to maximise academic outcomes

 o be treated with fairness, courtesy and T respect at all times

To learn without disruption

providing leadership opportunities for girls.

To be free to express their own opinions.

setting high standards of student behaviour

academic and co-curricular excellence

innovative curriculum

a safe but challenging learning environment where students can take risks without fear of failure

• •

Our Student Code of Conduct provides all members of our community a common accountability framework which governs all school based relationships. The underlying purpose of the Code of Conduct is to outline for students and staff their rights to work in a positive, secure and orderly environment and the right of parents to expect that their children will be educated in a purposeful environment in which the principles of care, courtesy and respect for the rights of others are valued.

Responsibilities:

The Code of Conduct is designed to represent the expectations of the School and clearly establish quality behavioural guidelines, investigative procedures and consequences for inappropriate behaviour. The Student Code of Conduct outlines acceptable student behaviour as well as appropriate disciplinary measures. The School encourages its students to take responsibility for their actions and value their contribution to the School’s learning environment. Where possible, consequences will have a clear educative value in order to bring about a change in behaviour.

General Objectives At IGGS, teachers aim to: •

Promote positive behaviour in all situations

 nderstand each behaviour problem, its source U and any contributing factors

 enerate and implement solutions to behaviour G problems

 ommunicate effectively behavioural concerns C and management with senior staff.

Rights and Responsibilities All members of our school community accept that they have certain rights and responsibilities.

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Rights:

 o treat each other with fairness, courtesy T and respect at all times

To support and model the school rules

 o listen to the views of others and accept that T they may be different from their own

 o communicate openly and seek to build T and maintain positive relationships with all other members

To develop self-responsibility

 o keep the school environment safe, clean T and pleasant.

Behaviour Management Three frameworks underpin the Behaviour Management approach at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School: 1. P  ositive Psychology – Happiness is derived from Engagement (using character strengths to meet challenges), Meaning (serving something greater) and Positive Emotion (pleasure). 2. T  he Glasser Model of Discipline – Teachers hold the key to good discipline. 3. Dimensions of Learning (DOL) It is through positive and respectful relationships that students participate in planned, engaging lessons in well-managed classrooms. Within this environment, teaching, learning and student wellbeing flourish.

Purpose In implementing a consistent, fair and staged behaviour management plan, staff and students at IGGS will be able to exercise their right to teach, and learn, without


disruption. The behaviour management plan will assist both staff and students to achieve the following goals:

A focus on student wellbeing and student ownership (Pos Psychology)

Student connectedness to the school (DOL)

Development of self-discipline in students (DOL, Glasser, Pos Psychology)

Early intervention and targeted support (Glasser, Pos Psychology)

Partnerships with family and community.

Promotion and recognition of positive student behaviour (DOL, Glasser, Pos Psychology)

Use of positive behaviour management procedures to elicit best possible outcomes for student (DOL, Glasser, Pos Psychology)

Glasser suggests that teachers should: 1. Stress student responsibility 2. Establish rules that lead to success 3. Accept no excuses

Teacher modelling of expected social values and behaviour in regard to others (DOL, Pos Psychology)

4. Call for value judgement

Positive, caring and respectful student/peer relationships, student/teacher relationships and teacher/teacher relationships (DOL, Pos Psychology)

6. Invoke reasonable consequences

Clearly articulated procedures to follow when addressing student misbehaviour (Glasser)

Consistent implementation by all staff of the School’s Behaviour Management Plan (Glasser).

To achieve these goals, the following principles will be adhered to: •

A strong focus on the enhancement of student engagement with learning (DOL)

The use of cooperative learning and other relational teaching strategies (DOL, Pos Psychology)

The establishment of a positive classroom climate (DOL, Glasser, Pos Psychology)

The teaching of protective behaviours (Pos Psychology)

Good choices produce good behaviour. Bad choices produce bad behaviour. Teachers must always try to help students make good choices (Glasser)

The teaching of social and emotional skills (Pos Psychology)

5. Suggest suitable alternatives 7. Be persistent 8. Carry out continual review. Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. This field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work and play. Positive Psychology has three central concerns: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. Understanding positive emotions entails the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future. Understanding positive individual traits consists of the study of strengths and virtues, such as the capacity for love and work, courage, compassion, resilience, creativity, curiosity, integrity, self-knowledge, moderation, self-control, and wisdom. Understanding positive institutions entails the study of the strengths that foster better communities, such as justice, responsibility, civility, parenting, nurturance, work ethic, leadership, teamwork, purpose, and tolerance.

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Implicit in the Dimensions of Learning framework, are five basic assumptions: 1. Instruction must reflect the best of what we know about how learning occurs. 2. Learning involves a complex system of interactive processes that include various types of thinking – represented by the five dimensions: • Attitudes and Perceptions • Acquire and Integrate Knowledge • Extend and Refine Knowledge • Use Knowledge Meaningfully • Habits of Mind 3. Curriculum programs should include the explicit teaching of attitudes, perceptions and mental habits that facilitate learning.

Plan will escalate depending on the nature and severity of the misbehaviour. Behaviour management measures will move through the following four phases: Preventive measures – it is expected that teachers at IGGS prepare lessons that are well thought out and engaging with attention to curriculum and adherence to DOL principles. In doing this, there will be fewer reasons for students to be off task, bored or not engaged. Supportive measures – when students reveal signs of disconnection in either the relationship with their teacher or the curriculum, a plan should be put into place to monitor and support those students and rebuild the relationship.

4. A comprehensive approach to instruction includes both teacher directed and student directed instruction.

Corrective measures – when unacceptable behaviour

5. Assessment should focus on students’ use of knowledge and complex reasoning processes rather than on their recall of information.

employed by the teacher.

In general, effective behaviour management strategies employed by staff at IGGS will enable the development and maintenance of positive interpersonal relationships and provide students with a fair and consistent approach to consequences when behaviours contravene the right of teachers to teach and students to learn without disruption.

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Consequences outlined in the Behaviour Management

interferes with classroom dynamics and the teaching and learning process, consistent consequences will be

Adaptive measures – when students fail to respond to the staged approach to consequences that have been applied consistently and fairly, various agreements between the school and parents/student will be employed in which set conditions have to be adhered to. If failure to adhere to these provisions occur, the student may be excluded from the school community for a period of time or permanently.


Parent Code of Conduct A school community contains a wide variety of individuals and groups who strive to work together to educate students to become confident, well-educated young women, girls and boys and prepared to lead happy, successful lives and make contributions to local and global communities. Shared community values enable the members of the community to work together and enjoy the fellowship that arises from their collaborative efforts.

School’s Values

Parents are students’ most significant role models.

Diligence Staying focused until the job is done.

Accordingly, the School expects a high standard of personal behaviour from parents when they are on School grounds, attending events or communicating with staff or other students. For example:

Excellence Striving to achieve the highest standards possible. Respect Acknowledging the worth of every person and what matters to each one. Integrity Consistently demonstrating high moral and ethical standards. Care Attending with kindnes, compassion and sensitivity to the needs of others.

Refraining from engaging in malicious or judgmental gossip (either directly or online), and ensuring that anything they say about others is fair and truthful.

Refraining from actions and behavior that constitutes bullying, harassment, discrimination of vilification.

Refraining from offensive, insulting or derogatory language or conduct. This includes wearing clothing with offensive language or insignia.

Dressing appropriately according to the occasion.

Not smoking on School grounds or within 5 metres of the School boundary. (This is required by Queensland law.)

Not possessing alcohol on School grounds, unless the event has been sanctioned by the School.

Not attending School events if affected by alcohol or any other intoxicant.

Showing proper care and regard for School property, the property of others and Occupational Health and Safety considerations.

Aim Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School and Ipswich Junior Grammar School staff and students work to a Code of Conduct. This document aims to provide similar guidelines for parents. Specifically, this Code of Conduct is intended to: 1. P  rovide a set of general principles to guide parents in their interaction with staff, students and other parents; 2. C  ommunicate the School’s expectation as to how parents conduct themselves when on the School grounds or at School events; and 3. Explain how parents can direct their concerns.

Scope This policy applies to all adults including parents, guardians, step-parents, grandparents, extended family, caregivers and any others while involved in activities or communication related to Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School. For the purpose of this policy, the term “parent” refers to all caregivers as listed above.

Ethical Conduct Parents play a key role in the education of their children and should act in the best interests of students, their families, staff and the School community. The School values its diverse community and respects the rights, beliefs and practices of individuals and their families.

Communication and Interaction with Staff, other Parents and Students Parents are expected to interact civilly with staff, students and other parents at all times. Written and spoken communication should be courteous and respectful. Abusive language, raising your voice, insulting or violent behaviour to anyone on School grounds or at any School-related event, is not appropriate. Parents are expected to ensure that relationships with students are strictly in accordance with appropriate roles and that favouritism and special treatment are avoided. Parents are expected to ensure that physical contact with students is appropriate given the age of, and relationship with the student such that questions of impropriety do not arise. Whilst interaction between students can be unruly it is not appropriate to discipline another parents’ child whilst on school grounds, unless there is a reasonable health and safety concern. Physical contact should be avoided unless there is a reasonable health and safety concern.

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In some circumstances parents are required by law to advise the School of areas of potential conflict, such as parenting and family court orders. The School expects parents to behave lawfully on School grounds and observe the terms of any order, obligation or undertaking they may be subject to.

What Parents can expect from a Staff Member if communication becomes inappropriate In cases where a parent does not interact civilly with staff, either in person in or outside of the school grounds, during a phone call, or via email, the staff member may take one of the following actions: •

Request that the parent cease their inappropriate communication in order to allow the communication to proceed.

Inform the parent that unless the inappropriate communication ceases, the staff member may put an end to the phone call, meeting or discussion.

Request another staff member be present for the remainder of the meeting, if deemed necessary to proceed with such.

Lodge a complaint against the offending parent.

Use of Social Media Social media can be defined as how we use technology to communicate and connect with others. Despite the range of positive uses for social media, there are also a number of ethical and legal issues associated with its use. Many people may hold the mistaken belief that anything published online will be without legal consequence. However, parents should be aware that there are a number of potential legal liabilities that may arise, particularly in relation to issues pertaining to reputational damage, and defamation.

Email addresses of parents, staff and students should not be given to other people without their express consent.

Parents are not permitted to make contact with other students via any form of social media without the express consent of the student’s parents.

What Parents can expect from the School The School takes seriously any issues that are brought to its attention. If parents express their concerns to the School, they can expect to be treated with courtesy and respect in order to try and resolve the matter. The School takes seriously any issues that are brought to its attention. If parents express their concerns to the School, they can expect to be treated with courtesy and respect in order to try and resolve the matter. As a general guide, minor issues may be raised with your child’s teacher or Head of House. Cases of more serious inappropriate conduct or misconduct ought to be directed to the Head of Junior School or Principal & CEO. Each situation will be considered as it arises and based on the issues. The School will act in accordance with its Complaints Resolution Policy when dealing with complaints.

Breaches of this Code of Conduct With these guidelines in place it is hoped that parents can appropriately direct their concerns and contribute to a harmonious school community that reflects and builds on the School’s values.

Parents can ensure they abide by the laws and the School’s expectations of its parents, by complying with the following:

The consequences for breaches of this Code of Conduct will be determined by the Principal and may include one of the following: • The School may direct that a parent may only communicate with members of staff through a nominated School representative.

The School, its staff and members of its community should not be mentioned or discussed in a negative or defamatory way.

In cases of extreme or prolonged breach of this Code of Conduct by a parent, the School may terminate the enrolment of the child of that parent.

Photographs of students in school uniform represent the School and its students, and should not be posted if they have the potential to bring negative connotations towards the Schools or its staff and students.

The School may, where appropriate, involve other authorities.

The School may take other such steps as it deems appropriate according to the nature of the breach.

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Photographs containing other students should not be posted without the express consent of the other child/children’s parents.


Bullying and Harassment Policy Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School is implementing this policy to ensure that students and staff feel safe from bullying in all its forms. The policy sets out the requirements for dealing with bullying. The basic beliefs underlying the policy are:

Indirect bullying includes: -- Lying and spreading rumours

1. Every individual has value in a community.

-- Playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate

2. Every individual has the right to feel safe from bullying or harassment in all its forms.

-- Provoking a food-allergic reaction -- Mimicking

3. Every conflict can be resolved. Victims and bullies both need help to solve conflict.

-- Encouraging others to socially exclude someone

4. Every individual in a community is responsible for the safety of other individuals in that community.

-- D  amaging someone’s social reputation and social acceptance

5.

-- C  yber-bullying, which involves the use of email, text messages or chat rooms to humiliate and distress.

Every individual in a community is responsible for ensuring that other individuals in that community can reach their potential in a supportive and nonthreatening environment.

Scope This policy applies to employees, volunteers, parents/ carers/students, and people visiting the school site.

Responsibility Principal

Point of Contact Deputy Principal, Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School, Head of Junior School, Deputy Head of Junior School, Heads of House, Middle School Coordinator and School Counsellor and Head of Boarding.

Definitions “Bullying is repeated oppression, psychological or physical, of a less powerful person by a more powerful person and occurs when someone, or a group of people, upset or create a risk to another person’s health and safety, or their property, reputation or social acceptance.” Bullying involves a desire to hurt + hurtful action + a power imbalance + (typically) repetition + an unjust use of power + evident enjoyment by the aggressor and a sense of being oppressed on the part of the victim.

Cyber-bullying, or e-bullying, is bullying which involves the use of information and communication technologies such as email, (mobile) phone and text messages, instant messaging (SMS), chat rooms and video internet sites e.g. YouTube. It can be particularly harmful because it can happen anywhere and at any time. Thus young people who are the victims of cyber-bullying have no place where they feel safe. If the bullying is of a serious and threatening nature then obviously it becomes a legal issue and students and parents should seek advice by reporting the matter to the police. If bullying amounts to harm as referred to in the school’s Child Protection Policy then the matter must be dealt with under the Child Protection Policy. What bullying is not Bullying is different from ordinary teasing, rough-andtumble or school yard fights. What makes it different is that the incidents are ongoing, and there is usually an imbalance of size, strength and power between the students involved. In formulating an effective approach to dealing with bullying it is helpful to note what bullying is not. Bullying is not: •

 utual conflict where there is an argument M or disagreement between students but not an imbalance of power. Both parties are upset and usually both want a resolution to the problem. However, unresolved mutual conflict sometimes develops into a bullying situation with one person becoming targeted repeatedly for ‘retaliation’ in a one-sided way.

 ocial rejection or dislike – It is not feasible S to think that every student must like every other student. Refusing to play with a particular child or, for example, not inviting them to a birthday party is not bullying, provided social rejection is not directed towards someone specific and involves deliberate and repeated attempts to cause distress, exclude or create dislike by others.

There are three broad categories of bullying. •

 irect physical bullying e.g. hitting, tripping, and D pushing or damaging property.

 irect verbal bullying e.g. name calling, insults, D homophobic or racist remarks, verbal abuse.

Indirect bullying - This form of bullying is harder to recognise and often carried out behind the bullied student’s back. It is designed to harm someone’s social reputation and/or cause humiliation.

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 ingle-episode acts of nastiness or meanness, S or random acts of aggression or intimidation. A single episode of nastiness, physical aggression, verbal abuse or an occasional push or shove is not bullying, neither is nastiness or physical aggression directed towards many different students. The difference it that bullying is, by definition, action that happens on more than one occasion. However, since schools have a duty of care to provide a student with a safe and supportive school environment, single episodes of nastiness or physical aggression should not be ignored or condoned.

Staff members will:

Cyber-Bullying The Internet, mobile phones and other communication technologies have resulted in a new form of bullying, commonly called cyber-bullying. This involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behaviour by an individual or group to hurt others. Cyber-bullying may include the sending of nasty emails or text messages by one person to another. It may also include defamatory personal Web sites where one person establishes a website which includes unkind comments and photographs about another person.

 atch for early signs of distress in students. W This could be evident in any aspect of school life.

 nsure they are familiar with the school’s E anti-bullying policy.

 here bullying is observed, intervene immediately W to stop the bullying.

Cyber-bullying is different from other forms of bullying because:

 ffer the victim immediate support and help and O outline what will now happen.

It is often difficult for adults, who are not as technologically savvy as their children, to detect;

 ducate all students with regard to their E responsibilities as bystanders to a bullying incident.

It is often outside the reach of schools as it happens on home computers or via mobile phones; and

 nsure they do not model bullying behaviour in E interactions they have with students, parents or other staff members.

 urtful messages can be communicated to H a very wide audience, around the world, with remarkable speed.

Student Responsibilities Students should: •

 eport all incidents of bullying to a trusted senior R student who must pass this on to a member of staff, teacher or year level coordinator or other staff member.

 ctively support students they know are A being bullied.

 efuse to become involved in bullying, including R as a bystander.

It is also a particularly cowardly form of bullying because the cyber-bully can effectively hide behind the anonymity of the Internet and is able to reach the victim at home. Thus, the home is no longer a refuge for students bullied at school. As for other forms of bullying, there is no one approach that will always work for cyber-bullying •

For younger children parents might consider the use of filters, labels and safe zones so they can restrict the sites their child can access or the materials they can receive (see the office of the safety commissioner site for advice about filters and other ways to restrict access to dangerous materials).

For younger and junior secondary school student’s, parents should consider keeping the computer in a public area of the house, such as the family room, so they can see what sites are being accessed and the type of messages their child is receiving.

Parent Responsibilities Parents should:

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Ensure they do not model bullying behaviour in interactions they have with the school staff and administration.

Watch for signs of distress in their child, such as, unwillingness to attend school, a pattern of headaches or stomach aches, equipment that has gone missing, request for extra pocket money, damaged clothing or bruising. Early contact is essential at this point.

Take an active interest in their child’s social life.

Report to school staff if they know, or think, their child is being bullied.

For all young people, parents should be advised to talk to their children about the ways they can protect themselves when using information technologies. For example:

Keep a written record if the bullying persists: Who, What, Where and When?

-- to be careful who they give their telephone number to or their online handle;

Advise their child to tell a trusted teacher.

Tell their child that there is nothing wrong with them.

-- never give out or share personal information numbers (PINS);

NOT encourage their child to hit back or respond verbally.

-- don’t believe everything you read online – just because someone tells you they are fifteen, it


doesn’t mean they are telling the truth;

what is written – these messages may reveal clues about who has written them;

-- never send a message to others when you are angry. Remind them that what they write becomes available in cyberspace and cannot be taken back;

-- never open a message from someone they don’t know;

Never be ashamed to tell someone if they receive a frightening message. It’s not their fault that there are some very strange people in the world; and

To report that they have received a bullying message to their ISP (Internet Service Provider). If the message is forwarded to the provider, it may be able to trace the sender.

-- be polite in all online or text message dealings; and -- never arrange to meet someone they have met online. If a child reports he/she is being bullied on-line parents should advise them: •

 ot to respond to cyber-bullying messages as this is N only likely to encourage the bully. Bullies want them to respond;

To report the bullying to parents and to their teachers;

Not to erase or delete messages from cyber-bullies even if they really don’t want anyone else to see

The Role of the School Because cyber-bullying often occurs outside of school it is difficult for schools to control. In most cases, however, cyber-bullying should be treated similarly to other forms of bullying. The most important thing schools can do is to educate students about cyber-bullying and the dangers online and talk about inappropriate online behaviour in the context of the school’s values policy.

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Privacy Policy Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School (the School) is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. This policy sets out how the School manages information provided to or collected by it. The policy applies to board members, employers, employees, volunteers, parents/guardians and students, contractors, and people visiting the School site; and describes the type of information the School collects, how the information is handled, how and to whom the information is disclosed, and how the information may be accessed. The School may from time to time, review and update this Privacy Policy to take account of new laws and technology, changes to school operations and practices and to ensure it remains appropriate to the changing school environment. Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School collects personal and sensitive information for the primary purpose of providing quality educational services to its students. All information collected by the School is treated as confidential and is stored in secure locations.

Personal Information the School collects and how it is collected The type of information the School collects and holds includes (but is not limited to) personal information, including health and other sensitive information, about: • S  tudents and Parents and/or Guardians (Parents) before, during and after the course of a student’s enrolment at the School; • J  ob applicants, staff members, volunteers and contractors; and • O  ther people who come into contact with the School including name and contact details and any other information necessary for the particular contact with the School. Personal information you provide: The School will generally collect personal information held about an individual by way of forms filled out by parents or students, face-to-face meetings and interviews, letters, emails and telephone calls. On occasions people other than parents and students provide personal information. Personal information provided by other people: In some circumstances the School may be provided with personal information about an individual from a third party, for example a report provided by a medical professional or a reference. Exception in relation to employee records: Under the Privacy Act, the Australian Privacy Principles do not apply to an employee record. As a result, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the School’s treatment of an employee record where the treatment is directly related to a current or former employment relationship between the School and employee.

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How the School will use Personal Information you provide The School will use personal information it collects from you for the primary purpose of collection, and for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose of collection and reasonably expected, or to which you have consented. Students and Parents: In relation to personal information of students and Parents, the School’s primary purpose of collection is to enable the School to provide a quality education to the student, exercise its duty of care, and perform necessary associated administrative activities, which will enable students to take part in all the activities of the School. This includes satisfying the needs of Parents, the needs of the student and the needs of the School throughout the whole period the student is enrolled at the School. The purposes for which the School uses personal information of students and Parents include: • T  o keep Parents informed about matters related to their child’s schooling through correspondence, newsletters and magazines; • Day-to-day administration; • L  ooking after students’ educational, social, emotional and medical well-being; • S  eeking donations and marketing for the School; and • T  o satisfy the School’s legal obligations and allow it to discharge its duty of care. In some cases where the School requests personal information about a student or Parent, if the information requested is not obtained, the School may not be able to enrol or continue the enrolment of the student or permit the student to take part in a particular activity. On occasions information such as academic and sporting achievements, student activities and similar news is published in School newsletters and magazines, on our intranet and on our website. This may include photographs and videos of student activities such as sporting events, school camps and school excursions. The School will obtain permissions annually from the student’s parents or guardian if we would like to include such photographs or videos (or other identifying material) in our promotional material or otherwise make this material available to the public such as on the internet. Job applicants, staff members and contractors: In relation to the personal information of job applicants, staff members and contractors, the School’s primary purpose of collection is to assess and (if successful) engage the applicant, staff member or contractor, as the case may be. The School may keep this information on file for 1 year if the application is unsuccessful, in case another position becomes available. The applicant should advise the School if they do not wish this to happen.


The purposes for which the School uses personal information of job applicants, staff members and contractors include: • In administering the individual’s employment or contract, as the case may be; • For insurance purposes; • Seeking donations and marketing for the School; and • T  o satisfy the School’s legal obligations, for example in relation to child protection legislation. Volunteers: The School also obtains personal information about volunteers who assist the School in its functions or conduct associated activities, such as alumni associations, to enable the School and the volunteers to work together. Marketing and fundraising: The School treats marketing and seeking donations for the future growth and development of the School as an important part of ensuring that the School continues to be a quality learning environment in which students and staff thrive. Personal information held by the School may be disclosed to an organisation that assists in the School’s fundraising, for example the Old Girls Association, the Parents and Friends Association, the School’s Development Office. Parents, staff, contractors and other members of the wider School community may from time to time receive fundraising information. School publications, like newsletters and magazines, which include personal information, may be used for marketing purposes.

Disclosure of Personal Information The School may disclose personal information, including sensitive information, held about an individual to for educational, legal, administrative, marketing and support purposes. This may include to: • Another school; • Government departments; • Medical practitioners; • P  eople providing educational, support and health services to the School including specialist teachers, sports coaches, volunteers, counsellors and providers of learning and assessment tools; •

Assessment and educational authorities, including the Australian Curriculum , Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and NAPLAN Test Administration Authorities (who will discolse it to the entity that manages the online platform for NAPLAN);

• People providing administrative and financial services to the School; • R  ecipients of School publications, such as newsletters and magazines; • The individual’s Parents; • A  nyone you authorise the School to disclose information to; and • A  nyone to whom we are required to disclose information by law.

Sending information overseas: The School may disclose personal information about an individual to overseas recipients, for instance, to facilitate a school exchange. However, the School will not send personal information about an individual outside Australia without: • O  btaining the consent of the individual (in some cases the consent will be implied); or • O  therwise complying with the Australian Privacy Principles or other applicable privacy legislation. Ipswich Girls’ Grammar may use online or ‘cloud’ service providers to store personal information and to provide services to Ipswich Girls’ Grammar that involve the use of personal information, such as services relating to email, instant messaging and education and assessment applications. Some limited personal information may also be provided to these service providers to enable them to authenticate users that access their services. This personal information may be stored in the ‘cloud’ which means that it may reside on a cloud service provider’s server which may be situated outside Australia. An example of such a cloud service provider is Microsoft 356. Microsoft provides the ‘Microsoft Office 365 Suite for Education’ (Microsoft, stores and processes limited personal information for this purpose. School personnel and the AIS and its service providers may have the ability to access, monitor, use or disclose emails, communications (e.g. instant messaging), documents and associated administrative data for the purposes of administering Micro and ensuring its proper use. The data centres where the personal information is likely to be kept are located in Australia.

Treatment of Sensitive Information Sensitive information means information relating to a person’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, trade union or other professional or trade association membership, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation or practices, criminal record, health information and biometric information about an individual. Sensitive information means information relating to a person’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, trade union or other professional or trade association membership, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation or practices or criminal record, that is also personal information, health information and biometric information about an individual. Sensitive information will be used and disclosed only for the purpose for which it was provided or a directly related secondary purpose, unless you agree otherwise, or the use or disclosure of sensitive information is allowed by law.

Management and Security of Personal Information The School’s staff are required to respect the confidentiality of students’ and Parents’ personal information and the privacy of individuals.

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The School has in place steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse, interference and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure by use of various methods including locked storage of paper records and password access rights to computerised records.

Data Breaches It will be deemed that an ‘eligible data breach’ has occurred if: •

There has been unauthorised access to, or unauthorised disclosure of, personal information about one or more individuals (the affected individuals)

A reasonable person would conclude there is a likelihood of serious harm to any affected individuals as a result

The information is lost in circumstances where: -- Unauthorised access to, or unauthorised disclosure of, the information is likely to occur -- Assuming unauthorised access to, or unauthorised disclosure of, the information was to occur, a reasonable person would conclude that it would be likely to results in serious harm to the affected individuals.

Serious harm may include serious physical, psychological, emotional, economic and financial harm, as well as serious harm to reputation. If the School suspects that an eligible data breach has occurred, it will carry out a reasonable and expedient assessment/investigation within 30 days. If such an assessment/investigation indicates there are reasonable grounds to believe an eligible data breach has occurred, then the School will be required to lodge a statement to the Privacy Commissioner (Commissioner). Where practical to do so, the School entity will also notify the affected individuals. If it is not practicable to notify the affected individuals, the School will publish a copy of the statement on its website, or publicise it in another manner. •

n exception to the requirement to notify will exist if A there is a data breach and immediate remedial action is taken, and as a result of that action: -- there is no authorised access to, or unauthorised disclosure of, the information -

there is no serious harm to affected individuals, and as a result of the remedial action, a reasonable person would conclude the breach is not likely to results in serious harm.

Access and Updating of Personal Information The School endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Under the Privacy Act, an individual has the right to obtain access to any personal information which the School holds about them and to advise the School of any perceived inaccuracy. There are some exceptions to this right set out in the Act. Students will generally be able to access and update their personal information through their Parents, but older students may seek access and correction themselves.

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A person may seek to access or update their personal information by contacting the School at any time. To make a request to access or update any personal information that the School holds about you or your child, please contact the Principal in writing. Parents may update some personal information relevant to themselves or their child through the secure parent portal, Parent Lounge. The School may require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. The School may charge a fee to cover the cost of verifying your application and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested. If the information sought is extensive, the School will advise the likely cost in advance. If we cannot provide you with access.

Consent and Rights of Access to the Personal Information of Students The School respects every Parent’s right to make decisions concerning their child’s education. Generally, the School will refer any requests for consent and notices in relation to the personal information of a student to the student’s Parents. The School will treat consent given by Parents as consent given on behalf of the student, and notice to Parents will act as notice given to the student. As mentioned above, Parents may seek access to personal information held by the School about them or their child by contacting the Principal. However, there will be occasions when access is denied. Such occasions would include where the release of the information would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others, or where the release may result in a breach of the School’s duty of care to the student. A School may, at its discretion, on the request of a student grant that student access to information held by the School about them, or allow a student to give or withhold consent to the use of their personal information, independently of their Parents. This would normally be done only when the maturity of the student and/or the student’s personal circumstances so warranted.

Enquiries and Complaints If you would like further information about the way the School manages the personal information it holds, or wish to make a complaint that you believe that the School has breached the Australian Privacy Principles, please contact the Principal. The School will investigate any complaint and will notify you of a decision in relation to your complaint as soon as is practicable after it has been made.

References Australian Privacy Principles Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) Child Protection Policy Disabilities Policy


Standard Collection Notice (For Parents and Guardians) 1. Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School collects personal information, including sensitive information about students and parents or guardians before and during the course of a student’s enrolment at the School. This may be in writing or in the course of conversations. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the School to provide schooling to the student enrolled at the School, exercise its duty of care, engage in marketing/fundraising and perform necessary associated administrative activities, which will enable students to take part in all the activities of the School. 2. Some of the information we collect is to satisfy the School’s legal obligations, particularly to enable the School to discharge its duty of care. 3. Laws governing or relating to the operation of a School require certain information to be collected and disclosed. These include relevant Education Acts, and Public Health and Child Protection laws. 4. Health information about students is sensitive information within the terms of the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act. We may ask you to provide medical reports about students from time to time. 5. The School may disclose personal and sensitive information for educational, legal, administrative, marketing and support purposes. This may include to: -- other schools and teachers at those schools; -- government departments (including for policy and funding purposes); -- medical practitioners; -- people providing education, support and health services to the School including specialist visiting teachers, sports coaches, volunteers and counsellors; -- providers of learning and assessment tools; -- assessment and educational authorities, including the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and NAPLAN Test Administration Authorities (who will disclose it to the entity that manages the online platform for NAPLAN); -- people providing administrative and financial service to the Schools; -- anyone you authorise the School to disclose information to; and -- anyone to whom the School is required or authorised by law, including child protection laws, to disclose the information. 6. Personal information collected from students is regularly disclosed to their parents or guardians.

and education and assessment applications. Some limited personal information may also be provided to these service providers to enable them to authenticate users that access their services. This personal information may reside on a cloud service provider’s servers which may be situated outside Australia. Further information about the School’s use of online or ‘cloud’ service providers is contained in the School’s Privacy Policy. 8. The School’s Privacy Policy, accessible on the School’s website, sets out how parents or students may seek access to and correction of their personal information which the School has collected and holds. However, access may be refused in certain circumstances such as where access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others, where access may result in a breach of the School’s duty of care to a student, or where students have provided information in confidence. Any refusal will be notified in writing with reasons if appropriate. 9. The School’s Privacy Policy also sets out how parents and students can make a complaint about a breach of the APPs and how the complaint will be handled. 10. The School from time to time engages in fundraising activities. Information received from you may be used to make an appeal to you. It may also be disclosed to organisations that assist in the School’s fundraising activities solely for that purpose. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent. 11. On occasions information such as academic and sporting achievements, student activities and similar news is published in School newsletters and magazines and on our internet and on our website. This may include photographs and videos of student activities such as sporting events, school camps and school excursions. The School will obtain permission annually from the student’s parent or guardian if we would like to include such photographs or videos (or other identifying material) in our promotional material or otherwise make this material available to the public such as on the internet. 12. If you provide the School with the personal information of others, such as doctors or emergency contacts, we encourage you to inform them that you are disclosing that information to the School and why, that they can access that information if they wish and that the School does not usually disclose this information to third parties.

7. The School may use online or ‘cloud’ service providers to store personal information and to provide services to the School that involve the use of personal information, such as services relating to email, instant messaging

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Administration/Main Reception Brockwell Gill Foundation Centre Cribb House Boarding Dining Room, Tuckshop Staff Rooms Centre for Young Women’s Health and Wellbeing Middle School - Computer, Language & Maths Labs Mervyn S. Patterson Assembly Hall Graphics Studio Mavis Parkinson Junior School Centre Angela Geertsma Junior Library Junior School Breezeway Junior Grammar Reception Thalia Kennedy Art Studios Outside School Hours Care Classrooms (Middle School Precinct) Health Centre (basement level) Swimming Pool Peter Phillips Senior School Complex Katherine C. Carter Theatre (KCC) Phoenix Room (Level 3) Senior School Breezeway Eleanor Greenham Resource Centre IGGS Library Marian Walker Sports Complex (Gymnasium) John Hancock Centre (Lower Level) Visual & Performing Arts Early Education Centre Old Girls Courtyard Walker Building Hospitality, Home Economics & Business Education New Uniform Shop, Cottage Shop

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Admissions Process Step 1: Submit your Enrolment Application form

Apply online at www.girlsgrammar.com.au/enrol or alternatively, complete the hard-copy application form located at the back of this booklet and return to the Enrolments office. A non-refundable $110 application fee will be payable to allow for processing of your application. You will need to provide the necessary supporting documents as outlined in the application form, including birth certificate, NAPLAN results, Report Cards, proof of English Language proficiency and any court or specialist orders.

Step 2: Invited for Interview

Your daughter’s application will be reviewed by the Registrar and if the School is able to accommodate her, your family will be invited for an enrolment interview with a member of the School’s Executive. Interviews are generally conducted six to 18 months prior to her commencing. Immediate mid-term entry may be possible if vacancies in that Year Level exist.

Step 3: Offer of a Place

Your daughter will be offered a place if her application and interview are successful. If your daughter is offered a place you will be asked to confirm her acceptance in writing and to pay a non-refundable confirmation fee of $500.

Step 4: Orientation and Medical Forms

It is a condition of enrolment that all orientation and medical forms are completed and received by the Enrolments Registrar prior to commencement. We also encourage your daughter to attend any relevant orientation sessions/days she may be invited to, if possible.

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Additional Information: Changes to Enrolment Details

Identified Educational Needs

It is the parent’s responsibility to advise the School informed of any changes to their contact details or family circumstances as provided on the enrolment application form in a timely manner.

Applicants with identified educational needs are accepted into the School on a case-by-case basis. The needs of the child are considered alongside current levels of staffing, expertise and resources within the School.

Please do so by contacting our Enrolments team at enrolment@girlsgrammar.com.au or by phoning +61 (07) 3454 4401.

Prior to enrolment it is important you inform the School if your daughter has any specific additional needs such as medical, physical, learning (including giftedness) or social/emotional, which require specialised and professional attention (above and beyond the level of individual attention already offered to students of Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School).

House Allocation Prior to commencing at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School, students will be placed in one of five House groups: Armitage, Carter, Connell, Hunt or White. Please note any family connection your child has to either Ipswich Girls’ or Junior Grammar School on your enrolment application form so that we may maintain family connections throughout House groups where possible.

Parents must fully inform the School of any special needs of the student and the School reserves the right to determine its ability to meet those needs, including requesting further information relevant to those needs. Where relevant information relating to the student’s special needs is not disclosed, the School reserves the right to terminate the student’s enrolment.

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Applicants whose first language is other than Standard Australian English (SAE) will be required to undertake an English proficiency test. The purpose of such assessment is to further explore whether the applicant’s English language skills are appropriate for their nominated year level of entry and whether the level of support required fits within the level of staffing and resources the School is able to provide.

Students should note that if their language proficiency is below that outlined, they may be required to undertake an intensive English language course before beginning mainstream studies. The following table shows the language requirements by year level according to the EALD Measurement Tools accepted by Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School:

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Year 7/8

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Each score reviewed independently

Year 9/10

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Each score reviewed independently

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Each score reviewed independently *NLLIA Secondary Years ESL Bandscale

Grammar Girl for a Day Our special preview day invites your daughter to be our VIP guest for a school day to experience our vibrant and inclusive School community. To book, please call our Enrolments Registrar on +61 (07) 3454 4401 or email enrolment@girlsgrammar.com.au for further details.

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ENTRY YEAR GUIDE Birth Year

7

8

9

10

11

12

1/7/2017 - 30/6/2018

2030

2031

2032

2033

2034

2035

1/7/2016 - 30/6/2017

2029

2030

2031

2032

2033

2034

1/7/2015 - 30/6/2016

2028

2029

2030

2031

2032

2033

1/7/2014 - 30/6/2015

2027

2028

2029

2030

2031

2032

1/7/2013 - 30/6/2014

2026

2027

2028

2029

2030

2031

1/7/2012 - 30/6/2013

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2026

2027

2028

2029

2030

1/7/2011 - 30/6/2012

2024

2025

2026

2027

2028

2029

1/7/2010 - 30/6/2011

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

2028

1/7/2009 - 30/6/2010

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

1/7/2008 - 30/6/2009

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

1/7/2007 - 30/6/2008

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2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

1/7/2006 - 30/6/2007

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2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

1/7/2005 - 30/6/2006

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2019

2020

2021

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2019

2020

2021

2022

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2019

2020

2021

2018

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Contact Details: PO Box 16 IPSWICH QLD 4305 Cnr Queen Victoria Pde & Chermside Rd EAST IPSWICH QLD 4305

CRICOS Provider Number: 00533D Telephone: +61 7 3454 4447 Facsimile: +61 7 3454 4480 Email: enrolment@girlsgrammar.com.au Website: www.girlsgrammar.com.au

APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT Student Enrolment Contract Full Name of Student:

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Proposed Year of Entry:

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Weekly Boarder

All sections must be completed. Tick the relevant responses identified with a box. Attach documents for responses where requested. If you have previously been enrolled at the School, please indicate the last year or year level of enrolment: _________ This Student Enrolment Contract must be completed and forwarded to the Enrolments Registrar at the above address, at least three business days prior to an Enrolment Interview. Prior to enrolment it is important that as Parents you inform the School if your daughter has any particular additional needs such as medical, physical, learning (including giftedness) or social/emotional, which require specialised and professional attention (above and beyond the level of individual attention already offered to students at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School). Please advise on these additional needs in the space provided in this Student Enrolment Contract and attach supporting documentation as applicable. The School reserves the right to determine its ability to meet the needs of students with additional needs. Information collected on this form is covered by the School’s Privacy Policy and Standard Collection Notice. By completing this Student Enrolment Contract you agree to the collection and use of personal information by the School in processing your application and for School communications. These policies can be viewed as part of our Admissions Information booklet or online at www.girlsgrammar.com.au.

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Parent Code ___________________

Entered Date ____/____/____by____

App Fee Paid Date ____/____/______

Student Code __________________

Scanned Date ____/____/______

Receipt No _______________


Student Information Surname _______________________________________ Given Name(s) __________________________________________________________ Preferred Name _________________________________ Date of Birth ______/______/_______ Proposed Year of Entry (e.g. 2017) ____________________ Day Student

Proposed Year Level (e.g. Year 7) _____________________ Weekly Boarder

Full Time Boarder

Permanent Resident of Australia

Yes

No

Nationality _____________________________

Temporary Resident of Australia

Yes

No

Visa No. _______________________________ Visa Class No. __________________

Overseas Student (studying on student visa) – please complete International Student Enrolment Form, available at www.girlsgrammar.com.au

Current School Name _________________________________________________________________________________ Location _________________________ Current Year Level _____________ Reason for transfer _________________________________________________________________________ Has the student ever been expelled, suspended or asked not to return to any school?

Brothers/Sisters currently enrolled at or attending IGGS / IJGS

Yes

No If yes, please provide details separately in writing

If more than 2, please provide on a separate piece of paper.

Enrolled Name __________________________________ Current Year Level ___________

House _____________

Enrolled Name __________________________________ Current Year Level ___________

House _____________

Brothers currently enrolled at or attending Ipswich Grammar School

If more than 2, please provide on a separate piece of paper.

Enrolled Name __________________________________ Current Year Level ___________ Enrolled Name __________________________________ Current Year Level ___________

Relatives who have attended IGGS / IJGS

If more than 2, please provide on a separate piece of paper.

Current Name & Previous Name ____________________________________________

Relationship _______________ House _____________

Current Name & Previous Name ____________________________________________

Relationship _______________ House _____________

(if applicable) (if applicable)

Houses – Armitage, Carter, Connell, Hunt, White

How did you hear about Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School? Current family

Relative in school

Mother is Old Girl

Relative IGGS/IJGS Old Girl/Boy

Brother at IGS

Father IGS Old Boy

Returning student

Local knowledge

Recommendation

Advertising

Promotional booth/stand

IGGS/IJGS Promotional material

Open Day/Morning

School event

Website enquiry

Internet search

International agent

Scholarship applicant

Other _________________________________________________

Why did you choose Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School? Academic standards

All-girls education

Atmosphere

Co-curricular opportunities

Community Involvement

Curriculum

Diversity of cultures

Heritage and traditions

Facilities/Resources/Services

Co-educational Prep – Year 6

Location

Non-denominational

Pastoral Care

Sport programs

Tour of the School

Transport services

Information on website

Vision, Mission, Values

Reputation

Visual & Performing Arts programs

Boarding facilities

Parent Information

Other ______________________________________________

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Student Needs Profile Consideration will be given to the ability of the School to meet the needs of the student. Parents must fully inform the School of any special needs of the student and the School reserves the right to determine its ability to meet those needs. Where relevant information relating to the student’s learning needs is not disclosed, the School will have the right to terminate this enrolment. Has the student participated in any enrichment programs? If yes, please attach documentation.

Yes

No

Has the student ever received Learning Support Assistance?

Yes

No

Has the student ever been ‘Verified’?

Yes

No

Ascertainment is based on an educational need arising from a disability. It is a joint decision-making process used to recommend the level of specialist educational support needed by students with learning disabilities. This education support is provided by or accessed through specialist learning personnel.

Has the student ever repeated a year?

Yes

No

If yes, which year? ______________________

Has the student ever been accelerated (skipped a year)?

Yes

No

If yes, which year? ______________________

Has the student ever had any of the following challenges / disabilities?

Yes

No

If yes, please tick appropriate boxes below.

Intellectual

Autism / Aspergers

Hearing

Physical

Social / Emotional

ADD / ADHD

Dyslexia

Vision

Learning difficulty

Non-verbal learning disorders

Specific Medical Condition

If any of the above have been ticked, please attach documentation. English as a Second Language (ESL)* - For students where English is not their first language, the School may request an assessment of their English language ability. Please specify any type of specialist who has assessed the student for any conditions mentioned above: Guidance Officer

Occupational Therapist

Paediatrician

General Practitioner (GP)

Child Psychologist

Speech Therapist

Developmental Optometrist

Psychiatrist

Other ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you have a report from the above specialist(s)?

Yes

No

Have all reports (academic / specialist) been provided to the School?

Yes

No

Has the student ever suffered any serious trauma, or been diagnosed by, or had consultations with a Counsellor, Psychologist or Psychiatrist? Yes

No

If yes please provide details ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Does the student take medication on a regular basis?

Yes

No

If yes, what type of medication and how often is it taken? _______________________________________________________________________ Has the student ever been on prolonged periods of medication?

Yes

No

If yes, please provide details ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Was the student born prematurely?

Yes

No

If yes, please provide details ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Does the student have any social difficulties with other children?

Yes

No

If yes, please provide details ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Has behaviour management ever been an issue with the student in a school setting?

Yes

No

If yes, please provide details ______________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If the student’s special needs impact on them as a learner and on classroom practices, e.g. a need for preferential seating, use of FM/AM transmitter, etc., please attach details and copies of any relevant reports. Do you grant approval for the student to receive counselling from the School Counsellor or medical assistance from the School Nurse as required? Yes No The School reserves the right to determine its ability to meet the needs of students with special needs. Board of Trustees of the Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School T/As Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School CRICOS Code 00533D – Student Enrolment Contract 03/16

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Parent Information Parent Information Title and Full Name Title and Full Name Other Names (if applicable) Other Names (if applicable)

Mother / Parent 1 / Legal Guardian Mother / Parent 1 / Legal Guardian

Father / Parent 2 / Legal Guardian Father / Parent 2 / Legal Guardian

Step Parent / Relative / Guardian StepLegal Parent / Relative / (with whom the student lives most of the time) Legal Guardian (with whom the student lives most of the time)

Address Address Telephone Home Telephone Work Home Work Mobile Mobile Email Email Occupation Occupation Employer Employer Addresses for Communication Addresses for Communication Title and Full Name Title and Full Name

as above For Correspondenceas above

or complete the table below or complete theFor table Feebelow Statements (if different from student’s residential address) (if different from correspondence address) For Correspondence For Fee Statements (if different from student’s residential address)

(if different from correspondence address)

Postal Address Postal Address Email Email Please tick this box if you require correspondence to be sent to both parents separately. Please tick this box if you require correspondence to be sent to both parents separately. Please complete this section if parents are not living together: Please complete this section if parents are not living together: Australian students, regardless of age, must reside with parent(s)/guardian(s). Australian students, regardless of age, must reside with parent(s)/guardian(s). Student lives with Both parents Father only Mother only Guardian Student lives with Both parents Father only Mother only Guardian Shared arrangement _____% with Mother/Legal Guardian _____% with Father/Legal Guardian Shared arrangement _____% with Mother/Legal Guardian _____% with Father/Legal Guardian Please attach copies of Family Court Orders or Protection Orders relating to the student. In lieu of Court Orders, attach written consent from biological parent in support of this application. Please attach copies of Family Court Orders or Protection Orders relating to the student. In lieu of Court Orders, attach written consent from biological parent in support of this application. If only one parent/legal guardian is completing this form or signing the declaration below, and no Court Order is in place, a statement describing the parentingguardian and fee is responsibility of each in relation to the student’s at the School, attached to If only one parent/legal completing this formparent, or signing the declaration below, enrolment and no Court Order is in must place,be a statement this application. describing the parenting and fee responsibility of each parent, in relation to the student’s enrolment at the School, must be attached to this application. Mother/Legal Guardian Father/Legal Guardian Mother/Legal Guardian Father/Legal Guardian With whom should the School communicate regarding day to day matters? With whom should the School communicate regarding day to day matters? With whom should the School communicate regarding daily attendance? With whom should the School communicate regarding daily attendance? To whom should the School send a copy of the academic reports? To whom should the School send a copy of the academic reports? To whom should the School send the invoice for tuition fees each term? To whom should the School send the invoice for tuition fees each term? Board of Trustees of the Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School T/As Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School CRICOS Code 00533D – Student Enrolment Contract 03/16

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Declaration

ply to have I/We thehereby abovenamed apply tostudent have theenrolled abovenamed at Ipswich student Girls’enrolled Grammar at Ipswich School including Girls’ Grammar IpswichSchool Juniorincluding GrammarIpswich School.Junior Grammar School.

e following I/WeTerms agreeand to the Conditions followingofTerms the Student and Conditions EnrolmentofContract the Student on page Enrolment 8 including: Contract on page 8 including:

gistration Fee§of The $110.00 Registration (including Fee GST) of $110.00 is non-refundable. (including GST) is non-refundable.

ipt of an offer§ofOn a place receipt in the of anSchool offer of from a place the Principal, in the School the following from thenon-refundable Principal, the following Confirmation non-refundable Fee is payable: Confirmation Fee is payable: Girls commencing in - anyGirls Yearcommencing Level from Prep in anytoYear YearLevel 12 - $500.00 from Prep to Year 12 - $500.00

o commencement § If, prior at thetoSchool, commencement the student’s at the enrolment School, the is cancelled student’safter enrolment the Principal’s is cancelled offerafter of a the place Principal’s has beenoffer accepted of a place and has been accepted and med through payment confirmed of the through non-refundable paymentConfirmation of the non-refundable Fee, written Confirmation notice of enrolment Fee, written withdrawal notice ofmust enrolment be received withdrawal by themust be received by the pal at least 10 weeks Principal prior to at the least proposed 10 weeks date prior of to commencement the proposed date at theofSchool commencement by the student. at the School by the student.

o commencement § If, prior at thetoSchool commencement and after acceptance at the School of and offerafter of place acceptance and confirmation of offer of through place and payment confirmation of the through non-refundable payment of the non-refundable mation Fee, enrolment Confirmation deferral Fee, is sought, enrolment a written deferral Request is sought, of Deferral a written mustRequest be received of Deferral by themust Principal be received at least by 10 the weeks Principal prior to at the least 10 weeks prior to the sed date of commencement proposed date at theofSchool commencement by the student. at the School by the student.

mmencement§atAfter the School, commencement one full term’s at thewritten School,notice one full of withdrawal term’s written is required notice ofprior withdrawal to the student’s is required final prior daytoatthe thestudent’s School. final This day at the School. This must be submittednotice in writing musttobethe submitted Principal.in writing to the Principal.

s for the ensuing § Full termfees willfor bethe charged ensuing if Notice term will of Withdrawal, be charged deferral if Notice or of non-commencement Withdrawal, deferral or is not non-commencement provided as described is notabove. provided as described above.

uating circumstances, § In extenuating the Principal, circumstances, in consultation the Principal, with the Board in consultation of Trustees, withreserves the Boardtheofright Trustees, to over-ride reserves thethe policy rightintorespect over-ride to the policy in respect to riod of notice. the period of notice.

to support I/We theundertake ethos of the to support School the andethos its existing of thepolicies, School and regulations its existing andpolicies, work programs, regulations plusand changes work programs, which mayplus be introduced changes which in may be introduced in the future.

d that I am/we I/We understand are responsible that I for am/we payment are responsible of fees andfor agree payment to comply of fees with and theagree Conditions to comply for Student with theEnrolment ConditionsContract for Student (Page Enrolment 8 of Contract (Page 8 of This contract this document). binds signatories This contract to fee binds responsibility signatories unless to fee a new responsibility contract isunless entered a new into by contract both parties. is entered Seeinto page by 8both for Conditions parties. Seeofpage 8 for Conditions of ent Contract Student Enrolment Contract

the Fee I/We Schedule have and readFee the Payment Fee Schedule Policyand (available Fee Payment at www.girlsgrammar.com.au) Policy (available at www.girlsgrammar.com.au) and I/we understand andand agree I/wetounderstand accept them andin agree to accept them in full in relation to the enrolment of the student named herein. the enrolment of the student named herein.

I/We have read the Codeatofwww.girlsgrammar.com.au) Conduct (available at www.girlsgrammar.com.au) students and parents I/we accepttothem the Code of Conduct (available for students and parentsfor and I/we accept them inand full in relation the in full in relation to the of theand student herein and to co-operate withinthe school authorities in all matters of school discipline. e studentenrolment named herein agreenamed to co-operate withagree the school authorities all matters of school discipline.

understand that the initial and of theisstudent named herein dependent upon openofand honest disclosure of information d that theI/We initial and continuing enrolment of continuing the studentenrolment named herein dependent upon openisand honest disclosure information to the health and wellbeing of thethat student. I/We accept thatthe theright Principal reserves the right enrolment to cancel the student’s at the School, for ealth andrelating wellbeing of the student. I/We accept the Principal reserves to cancel the student’s at the School,enrolment for breach of the and regulations or for non-payment of fees. les and regulations or rules for non-payment of fees.

The signature both parents or legal guardians is requested. of both parents or legalofguardians is requested.

nt/legal guardian If only one is completing parent/legalthis guardian form oris signing completing the declaration this form orbelow, signing and thenodeclaration Court Order below, is in and place, noaCourt statement Orderdescribing is in place,the a statement describing the e responsibility parenting of and eachfee parent, responsibility in relationoftoeach the student’s parent, in enrolment relation to at thethe student’s School,enrolment MUST be attached at the School, to thisMUST application. be attached to this application.

nsible forAll theadults PARENTING responsible and PAYMENT for the PARENTING OF FEES and of the PAYMENT student are OF required FEES of the student to sign here.are required to sign here.

Name al Guardian Parent 1 / Legal Guardian

Name

Signature

Signature

Date

Date

Name al Guardian Parent 2 / Legal Guardian

Name

Signature

Signature

Date

Date

Name elative / Legal Stepfather Guardian/ Relative / Legal Guardian

Name

Signature

Signature

Date

Date

Name Relative / Legal Stepmother Guardian/ Relative / Legal Guardian

Name

Signature

Signature

Date

Date

onsible for If person/s the PAYMENT responsible OF FEES for are the different PAYMENT to OF above, FEES please are different complete to the above, following: please complete the following:

s

o student

Name

Name

Name

Postal Address

Postal Address

Postal Address

Email address

Email address

Email address

Relationship to student

Relationship to student

Relationship to student

Signature

Signature

Signature

45

Date

Date

Date

Date

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MCEECDYA Data The following information is collected on behalf of the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) and is covered by the School’s Privacy Policy. Is the student of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent? If yes,

Aboriginal

Yes

No

Torres Strait Islander

Both

If yes, what community do you belong to? ______________________ If yes, have you applied for Abstudy funding to support this application?

Yes

No

Was the student born in Australia?

Yes

No

If no, which country? ________________________

Does the student speak only English at home?

Yes

No

If no, which language? _______________________

Does the student’s mother / legal guardian speak only English at home?

Yes

No

If no, which language? _______________________

Does the student’s father / legal guardian speak only English at home?

Yes

No

If no, which language? _______________________ Mother/Legal Guardian

What is the highest year of primary or secondary school

Year 12 or equivalent

the parents/guardians have completed?

Year 11 or equivalent

Father/Legal Guardian

Year 10 or equivalent Year 9 or equivalent or below What is the level of the highest qualification the

Bachelor degree or above

parents/guardians have completed?

Advanced Diploma/Diploma Certificate I to IV (including trade certificate) No non-school qualification

What is the occupation group of parents/guardians?

Group 1

See below for occupation groups.

Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 8 (Currently not in paid work)

Group 1: Senior management in large business organisation, government administration and defence, and qualified professionals •

Senior executive/manager/department head in industry, commerce, media or other large organisation.

Public service manager (Section head or above), regional director, health/education/police/fire services administrator

Other administrator [school principal, faculty head/dean, library/museum/gallery director, research facility director]

Defence Forces Commissioned Officer

Professionals generally have degree or higher qualifications and experience in applying this knowledge to design, develop or operate complex systems; identify, treat and advise on problems; and teach others o o o

Health, Education, Law, Social Welfare, Engineering, Science, Computing professional Business [management consultant, business analyst, accountant, auditor, policy analyst, actuary, valuer] Air/sea transport [aircraft/ship’s captain/officer/pilot, flight officer, flying instructor, air traffic controller]

Group 2: Other business managers, arts/media/sportspersons and associate professionals •

Owner/manager of farm, construction, import/export, wholesale, manufacturing, transport, real estate business

Specialist manager [finance/engineering/production/personnel/industrial relations/sales/marketing]

Financial services manager [bank branch manager, finance/investment/insurance broker, credit/loans officer]

Retail sales/services manager [shop, petrol station, restaurant, club, hotel/motel, cinema, theatre, agency]

Arts/media/sports [musician, actor, dancer, painter, potter, sculptor, journalist, author, media presenter, photographer, designer, illustrator, proof reader, sportsman/woman, coach, trainer, sports official]

Associate professionals generally have diploma/technical qualifications and support managers and professionals: o

Health, Education, Law, Social Welfare, Engineering, Science, Computing technician/associate professional

o

Business/administration [recruitment/employment/industrial relations/training officer, marketing/advertising specialist, market research analyst, technical sales

o

Defence Forces Senior Non-Commissioned Officer

representative, retail buyer, office/project manager]

Group 3: Tradesmen/women, clerks and skilled office, sales and service staff •

Tradesmen/women generally have completed a 4 year Trade Certificate, usually by apprenticeship. All tradesmen/women are included in this group.

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Clerks [bookkeeper, bank/PO clerk, statistical/actuarial clerk, accounting/claims/audit clerk, payroll clerk, recording/registry/filing clerk, betting clerk, stores/inventory clerk, purchasing/order clerk, freight/transport/shipping clerk, bond clerk, customs agent, customer services clerk, admissions clerk]

Skilled office, sales and service staff: o o o

Office [secretary, personal assistant, desktop publishing operator, switchboard operator] Sales [company sales representative, auctioneer, insurance agent/assessor/loss adjuster, market researcher] Service [aged/disabled/refuge/child care worker, nanny, meter reader, parking inspector, postal worker, courier, travel agent, tour guide, flight attendant, fitness instructor, casino dealer/supervisor]

Group 4: Machine operators, hospitality staff, assistants, labourers and related workers •

Drivers, mobile plant, production/processing machinery and other machinery operators.

Hospitality staff [hotel service supervisor, receptionist, waiter, bar attendant, kitchenhand, porter, housekeeper]

Office assistants, sales assistants and other assistants: o

Office [typist, word processing/data entry/business machine operator, receptionist, office assistant]

o

Sales [sales assistant, motor vehicle/caravan/parts salesperson, checkout operator, cashier, bus/train conductor, ticket seller, service station attendant, car rental desk staff,

o

Assistant/aide [trades’ assistant, school/teacher’s aide, dental assistant, veterinary nurse, nursing assistant, museum/gallery attendant, usher, home helper, salon assistant,

street vendor, telemarketer, shelf stacker] animal attendant]

Labourers and related workers

Defence Forces ranks below senior NCO not included above

Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishing, mining worker [farm overseer, shearer, wool/hide classer, farm hand, horse trainer, nurseryman, greenkeeper, gardener, tree surgeon, forestry/logging worker, miner, seafarer/fishing hand]

Other worker [labourer, factory hand, storeman, guard, cleaner, caretaker, laundry worker, trolley collector, car park attendant, crossing supervisor

Supporting Documentation Please attach copies of the following documents:

Student’s Birth Certificate

Details of expulsions or suspensions (if applicable)

Student’s last two (2) school reports

Specialist reports (if applicable)

Student’s NAPLAN (Year 3, 5, 7 & 9) test results Student’s visa (if not an Australian citizen)

Medical reports (if applicable) Court Orders (if applicable)

Enrolment Application Fee Payment – (if not paid previously on a Student Registration or an Early Education Centre Enrolment form)

I/We enclose our payment of the $110 (including GST) Enrolment Application Fee. I/We understand this fee is to cover administrative costs and is not refundable irrespective of the outcome of this application. Cheque made payable to Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School

Cash (payable in person)

Credit Card Visa Mastercard Card number __ __ __ __ NB: A merchant surcharge is applicable to all payments made by credit card.

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ Expiry ____/____

Name of cardholder _______________________________________ Signature of cardholder ____________________________ Date ___/___/____ Direct debit/ transfer from my bank. Please indicate the bank from which IGGS will receive the transfer of funds: ____________________________________________ IGGS Bank Details for Bank Transfer:

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School Westpac Banking Corporation, Ipswich Branch B.S.B. (Branch Number): 034 189 Account Number: 000092 Reference for transfer: Student’s Name

OFFICE USE ONLY Student Code Student Name 47

Parent Code

Receipt #

Date

/20_____

Year of Entry __________ in 20______

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Terms and Conditions of Student Enrolment Contract Definitions 1.1 “Agreement” means this Student Enrolment Contract. 1.2 “IGGS” and “School” mean Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School 1.3 “Fees” includes tuition, boarding, special or other fees. 1.4 “Principal” includes any designated appointee who is for the time being carrying out the duties or exercising the authority of the Principal. 1.5 “Parent” is the parent(s) and/or legal guardian named above. 1.6 “Rules” includes regulations and policies designated by the Principal from time to time. Parental Responsibilities 2.1 The Parent accepts that he/she is primarily responsible for the conduct, attitudes and general education of the student while the student is enrolled at IGGS. 2.2 The Parent agrees to support IGGS in the education of the student by promoting adherence to IGGS rules. The Parent agrees to support within the home environment the general standards and values for which IGGS stands. 2.3 The Parent agrees that he/she has read the outline of behaviour and dress regulations currently in place at IGGS and will support these regulations. The Parent further agrees that he/she will undertake to be conversant with the policies in place at IGGS on such matters as drugs and discipline, and that all rules may be altered or added to at any time by announcement at School assembly or in the IGGS newsletter or by publication on the IGGS website. 2.4 The Parent agrees to raise any concerns discreetly with the school and not to make comments on the school which would bring its reputation into disrepute. 2.5 The Parent agrees to provide IGGS with all information of a medical, psychological or social nature which may be relevant to the student’s welfare and education. 2.6 The Parent agrees to fully consider suggestions of specialist diagnostic testing and/or implementation of strategies to assist in the education of their child. Discipline 3.1 The Principal is authorised to initiate whatever reasonable disciplinary measures the Principal deems necessary in relation to the conduct of the student or to suspend the student as a result of any act, omission or behaviour, judged to be sufficiently serious, or to terminate this agreement without notice. This will apply to behaviour on campus, at School events and anywhere else where the student’s behaviour reflects adversely on IGGS. 3.2 The Parent indemnifies the School against any loss or damage caused by any failure of the student to comply with IGGS rules. 3.3 The School may search lockers, bags and property of the student where it is reasonable for the School to do so or as part of a general or random search of a place where the School conducts any activities. 3.4 The School may confiscate forbidden or dangerous property. Student Activities 4.1 The Parent agrees that the student will participate in the School’s activities programme to the required levels, as designated by the Principal from time to time. Should the student exhibit a talent in any area, whether sporting, cultural or educational, then the Parent accepts that the Student’s first commitment, where possible, will be to IGGS. 4.2 The Parent consents to the student attending and participating in school excursions during school hours as required, in accordance with the school curriculum and with the Parent’s understanding that whilst in Years 8 and 9 the student is to trial/participate in a winter activity unless dispensation is provided by the Head of Sport due to the student’s other commitments. The Parent will ensure that the student is available, if requested, to attend certain QGSSSA events, e.g. swimming, athletics and cross country. The Parent consents to the School transporting the student as necessary for any school-related purpose. Risk and Insurance 5.1 IGGS accepts no liability for the loss of personal effects, whether the student is a Boarder or a Day Student. 5.2 IGGS does not insure the student’s property of any description. It is the responsibility of the Parent to take action in this respect if the Parent considers insurance cover to be desirable. 5.3 IGGS recommends that the Parent take out appropriate health insurance for the student. 5.4 IGGS provides limited personal accident insurance for the student and recommends that where further cover is required, the Parent take out such cover. Fees 6.1 The Parent agrees to abide by the terms of the Fee Payment Policy issued by the School and published on its website www.girlsgrammar.com.au 6.2 The Parent will pay punctually, as they fall due, all fees and expenses in accordance with the terms set forth in the Fee Payment Policy and Fee Schedule issued by the School from time to time. 6.3 Where more than one Parent is a party to this contract, each parent is jointly and severally liable for payment of all fees and charges levied by the School from time to time. 6.4 Appropriate recovery action will commence immediately after the due date for fees has passed. Any additional costs incurred by the School to recover overdue fees will be added to the balance of the account in default. Privacy 7.1 The Parent has read the Privacy Policy which is attached to this Agreement, and agrees to abide by its terms including alterations made to the Privacy Policy from time to time. The Privacy Policy is also available on our website www.girlsgrammar.com.au Photographs and Recordings 8.1 The Parent authorises the School to use photographic and video recordings of the student in School publications, on the School website, in promotional material for the School and in other usual purposes of the School. The School owns the copyright to such material. If you do not agree to this, please advise the School in writing now. Miscellaneous 9.1 If the student is unable to attend timetabled lessons through illness or other reasonable excuse, the Parent will telephone the School on the morning of the absence to register the student’s absence. The Parent will notify the School in writing of any extended absences for whatever reason. 9.2 If any medical or other emergency arises in which the Principal considers it impossible or impractical to communicate with the Parents of the student, the Principal or his designated appointee is authorised to act as he/she may think necessary or expedient having regard to the best interests of the student and the student’s health, safety and protection. 9.3 IGGS will promote the best interests of the student at all times and will remain impartial in the event of any matrimonial or custodial disputes. Generally the School has no duty and no right to enforce Family Court orders, and the Parent will refrain from asking the School to intervene in any such matter. 9.4 Where more than one Parent is a party to this agreement the School may act on the instruction of either Parent. 9.5 IGGS reserves the right in its sole subjective discretion to place the student in a class which IGGS believes is appropriate. 9.7 The Principal and the School’s Board of Trustees each has the right at their discretion to close the School during any epidemic or other serious circumstance affecting the School, during such time and in such circumstances as the Principal and The Board of Trustees think fit without creating any right to a refund of any fees paid or payable. 9.8 The School may alter its academic and other programs at any time without notice to the Parent. 9.9 The Principal has complete discretion to decline to continue the enrolment of the student at the commencement of any school year. 9.10 The School may interview students and Parents for the purpose of its own research.

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Parent Checklist Apply online or submit a hard-copy Application Form along with payment of the $110 application fee

Step 1:

Submit your Enrolment Application Form

Provide supporting documents: Birth Certificate or Current Passport NAPLAN (Years 3, 5, 7 and/or 9 as appropriate) Student’s last two Report Cards Specialist or Medical Reports – if applicable Court Orders – if applicable Proof of English language proficiency – if applicable

Step 2:

Attend Interview

Your daughter’s application will be reviewed by the Registrar and if the School is able to accommodate her, your family will be invited for an enrolment interview with a member of the School’s Executive. Interviews are generally conducted six to 18 months prior to her commencing. Immediate mid-term entry may be possible if vacancies in that Year Level exist. Attend an Enrolment Interview with your daughter

Step 3:

Respond to Offer of a Place

Step 4:

Orientation and Medical Forms

Your daughter will be offered a place if her application and interview are successful. To accept her place, please return the signed Acceptance of Offer form, along with payment of a non-refundable confirmation fee of $500. Return Acceptance of Offer form Pay $500 confirmation fee

Complete Orientation and Medical History Forms and return to Enrolments Registrar prior to commencing Attend any relevant orientation sessions/days Purchase any uniform and stationery requirements

Congratulations!

Your daughter is now ready to join our Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School family. 50


Cnr Queen Victoria Pde and Chermside Rd East Ipswich QLD 4305 T: +61 (07) 3454 4447 E: enrolment@girlsgrammar.com.au W: girlsgrammar.com.au Thank you for your interest in an Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School education for your daughter. We understand choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. Please visit girlsgrammar.com.au or call us on +61 (07) 3454 4447 for more information or to arrange a personal school tour.

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Ipswich Girls' Grammar 2018 Admissions Information  

Ipswich Girls' Grammar 2018 Admissions Information

Ipswich Girls' Grammar 2018 Admissions Information  

Ipswich Girls' Grammar 2018 Admissions Information