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EMMAUS COLLEGE

7-10 Campus: 503 Springvale Road, Vermont South VIC 3133 Telephone: 03 9845 3211

Fax: 03 9803 9912

11-12 Campus: 285 Warrigal Road, Burwood VIC 3125 Telephone: 03 9845 3211

Fax: 03 9808 3590

E-mail: principal@emmaus.vic.edu.au Website: www.emmaus.vic.edu.au

Student Information Christian Names: Surname:

Home Room:

2011 Term Dates Term 1:

Monday, 31st January

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Friday, 8th April

Term 2:

Wednesday, 27th April

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Friday, 1st July

Term 3:

Monday, 18th July

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Friday, 23rd September

Term 4:

Monday, 10th October

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Friday, 16th December

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The Walk to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35) 13 On that same day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 And they were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed,

Jesus himself drew near and walked along with them; 16 They saw him, but somehow did not recognise Him. 17 Jesus said to them, “What are you talking about, back and forth, as you walk along?” They stood still with sad faces. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked Him, “Are you the only man living in Jerusalem who does not know what has been happening there these last few days?” 19 “What

things?” He asked.

“The things that happened to Jesus of Nazareth” they answered. “This man was a prophet, and was considered my God and by all the people to be mighty in word and deeds. 20 Our chief priests and rulers handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and He was nailed to the cross. 21 And we had hoped that He would be the one who was going to redeem Israel! Besides all that, this is now the third day since it happened. 22 Some of the women of our group surprised us; they went at dawn to the grave, 23 but could not find his body. They came back saying they had seen a vision of angels who told them that He was alive. 24 Some of our group went to the grave and found it exactly as the women had said; but they did not see Him. 25 Jesus

said to them. “How foolish you are. How slow you are to believe everything the prophets said! 26 Was it not necessary for the Messiah to suffer these things and enter His glory?” 27 And Jesus explained to them what was said about Him in all the Scriptures beginning with the books of Moses and the writings of all the prophets. 28 They

came near the village to which they were going, and Jesus acted as if He were going farther; 29 but they held Him back, saying “stay with us; the day is almost over and it is getting dark”. So He went in to stay with them. 30 He sat at the table with them, took the bread, and said the blessing then he broke the bread and gave it to them. 31 Their eyes were opened and they recognised Him; but He disappeared from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Wasn’t it like a fire burning in us when He talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?” 33 They got up at once and went back to Jerusalem, where they found the eleven disciples gathered together with the others 34 and saying, “The Lord has risen indeed! He has appeared to Simon!” 35 The

two then explained to them what had happened on the road, and how theyhad recognised the Lord when He broke the bread.

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Our Five Principles of Personal Development

1. Focus on The Journey Don’t focus on one destination only. Recognise that your learning and spiritual journey will be throughout your life time. Appreciate and value each experience along the way.

2. Know Yourself, Believe Yourself and Value Others Pursue your passion to find fulfillment. Discover ways to combine your interests with learning and spiritual opportunities. Use your energy and talents for the well-being of others.

3. Learning is Ongoing Strive for continuous personal improvement. Stay motivated by learning new skills and developing new talents.

4. Access Your Allies Rely on the support of God, your family, friends, mentors, colleagues and peers. Success in life can be a team effort.

5. Change is Constant Recognise that the world around you is constantly changing. Be open to change and remain alert to new opportunities.

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Contents Student and College Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Walk to Emmaus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Our Five Principles of Personal Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Emmaus (Term 1 – Term 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5– 8 Time Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Prayers for Classroom and Private Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 11 National Anthem and College Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Social Justice

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Students’ Help Directory

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Students’ Rights and Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 College Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 17 Uniform Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Notes on Wearing Uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dealing with Harassment: A Fair Go For All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 21 Rules and Code of Ethics for Technology Users Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 23 Homework and Homestudy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 25 Student Attendance & Completion of Work Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 The Public Profile of An Emmaus College Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Student Concern Flow Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bell Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 2011 Forward Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30–33 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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Time Management The world speed record on a bicycle is held by John Howard of the US.

Amazing Time-Related Facts

In 1985, he reached 245 km/h, cycling in the slipstream of a specially designed car. Now that’s good time management! The shortest scheduled airline flight is made between the island of Westray to Papa Westray off Scotland. The flight lasts only 2 minutes.

Control Yourself! We only have 24 hours in a day, so time management is all about focusing on how we can get the most out of ourselves with the 24 hours we’re given.

Manage “Time Wasters” Do you spend too much time talking on the phone, daydreaming, net surfing, watching TV, or forgetting things? Set yourself a strict time limit so these activities don’t prevent you from accomplishing the important tasks.

Make A Daily “To Do” List and Prioritise Ruthlessly List tasks according to their priority. Use categories such as: » Things I Must Do…

Notes on Planner Use

The purpose of the Planner is: » to provide a record of student activities, viz. Home study, reading. » to provide a means of direct and regular communication between parent and teacher. » to inform students of important College dates and policy.

Students should use this Planner to: » Record home study set. » Record assignments and due dates.

» Things I Should Do… » Things I Could Do… It is a good idea to do this at the start of each day so that you use your day more efficiently. Break tasks up into 15min, 30min or 1 hour time lots to give a sense of deadline to tasks. Every time that you complete a task, tick it off and reward yourself.

Use Me! It is easy to forget what homework or assignment is due, when work is on, or when upcoming social events demand attendance.

Parents should use this Planner to:

It is a good idea to actively use “MyDiary” every day to note down all these commitments so you are better organised and prepared.

» Check that home study is completed daily and attach their signatures weekly.

Create Routines

» Have parents sign student planner each week.

» Inform teachers regarding unprepared work and irregular uniform use.

Teachers Home Room teachers (Years 7-10) will check Planners regularly to ensure they are being used effectively.

Important » This Planner must be brought to College every day. » If misplaced, damaged or lost a new Student Planner must be purchased from the College Accounts Office.

Fill in a timetable each week for when you plan to complete your homework, assignments and study – then aim to stick to it!

Over Plan To Get More Done Work expands to fill the time you give to it, so if you only have a single job to get done in the day, then you’ll get that done. If you give yourself three jobs to complete, the chances are that you will squeeze them all in. So try to push yourself to accomplish more, by giving yourself more jobs to do in priority order. Emmaus College

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Prayers for Classroom and Private Use The Sign of The Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit - Amen.

The Lords Prayer Our Father who art in Heaven Hallowed be Thy name, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven, Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

The Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Glory Be to the Father Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirt. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

For Generosity Lord, teach me to be generous, To serve You as You deserve to be served, To give without counting the cost, To fight without counting the wounds, To work without seeking rest, To spend my life without expecting any other return than the knowledge that I’m doing your Holy will.

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The Apostle’s Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

For Justice and Peace Almighty and eternal God, may your grace enkindle in all of us a love for the many unfortunate people whom poverty and misery reduce to a condition of life unworthy of human beings. Arouse in the hearts of those who call you Father a hunger and thirst for justice and peace, and for fraternal charity in deeds and in truth. Grant, O Lord, peace in our days, peace to souls, peace to families, peace to our country, and peace among nations. Amen.

Act of Contrition O My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart, because in sinning, I have deserved Your punishment; but, much more, I am sorry I have offended You who are infinitely good and worthy to be loved above all things; With your help, I intend never to offend You again and to avoid whatever leads me to sin, Lord have mercy and forgive me, Amen.


Prayers for Classroom and Private Use God’s Call

Eternal Rest

God, our Father

Eternal rest give to them, O’ Lord.

You have called us into life,

And let perpetual light shine upon them.

and guided us through the years,

May they Rest in Peace.

Help us to be aware always

Amen.

of the gifts you have given us, and to discover what you are calling us

A Prayer of St Francis

to do with our lives. May we answer your call

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;

with courage and trust,

Where there is hatred - let me show love;

and so discover the fullness and joy

Where there is injury - pardon,

that life can bring.

Where there is doubt - faith,

We ask this through Christ your Son.

Where there is darkness - light, Where there is despair - hope,

Prayer for Vocations Lord, you have put us on this journey of becoming, a journey that has no end...no end on Earth. We ask your Son Jesus, to take this journey with us. May we discover our full potential, our real vocation of Christian Ministry. and reach out to others with love that is life-giving. May we make a genuine response to your gift of life. May our hearts be open to you and each other as we strive to become. Amen.

Where there is sadness - joy, O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled - as to console, To be understood - as to understand, To be loved - as to love. For It is in giving - that we receive, It is in pardoning - that we are pardoned, It is in dying - that we are born to Eternal Life.

Lord, Give me Courage to Change Lord, grant me the Serenity to accept things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.

Confiteor I confess to Almighty God, and to you, here present, that I have sinned through my own fault in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; And I ask Blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, here present, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Prayer of St. Mary MacKillop Through your example may we learn to recognise God’s will and trust in God’s wisdom and guidance. May your life of service awaken in us a deep respect for the poor and a passion for justice. May we share in your courage and see with your vision, and love with your heart. Amen

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National Anthem and College Song Advance Australia Fair Australians all let us rejoice,

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross

For we are young and free;

We’ll toil with hearts and hands;

We’ve golden soil and wealth of toil;

To make this Commonwealth of ours

Our home is girt by sea;

Renowned of all the lands;

Our lands abounds in Nature’s gifts

For those who’ve come across the seas,

Of beauty rich and rare;

We’ve boundless plains to share;

In history’s page, let every stage

With courage let us all combine

Advance Australia Fair.

To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

Advance Australia Fair.

Emmaus College Song “The Road” Words and Music by Elizabeth Dark (2006)

Verse 2

Verse 1

The challenge of diversity

On the Road to Emmaus,

That brings us all together,

See it stretching out before us,

A trusting school community

Leading onwards to the places

Will be with us forever.

That we don’t yet know.

And though the time will come

As we walk the path together,

To follow roads beyond today,

See the world that surrounds us,

The doors are always open,

We’ll walk towards a future

Lord, help us see the way. Chorus

Which allows our dreams to grow. Verse 3 Chorus

Supporting one another

We are Emmaus,

Through the good times and the bad

We stand for the future,

As we learn to serve each other

Striving hard to achieve,

Day by day

Holding true to the spirit that unites us,

To Know Christ is to know Strength,

As we walk towards a world in which

Is to know Love, Is to be glad

We can believe.

We are bound together Come what may. Chorus (Repeat Chorus)

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Social Justice Social Justice is about respecting the dignity, worth and value of every human person. It is about ensuring that each human person has access and a share in the resources and fruits of the community. It acknowledges that human beings have unconditional entitlements to fundamental rights such as the right to life, food, shelter, education, employment and freedom of speech. Social Justice is about living the Gospel values in our daily lives by following the example and teaching of Jesus Christ. We are called to love and care for the poor and the oppressed and in doing so, we will find ourselves closer to the way of life God wants us to live.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, For the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; Defend the rights of the poor and the needy Proverbs 31 : 8-9

What Can I Do To Work For Social Justice? » Be involved in the Social Justice activities at school. » Each Campus of Emmaus College elects Social Justice Captains who highlight and organize group activities which promote a more just society. Support these activities by being actively involved. » Volunteer to be part of the Social Justice Team. » Be part of the Social Justice group and suggest ideas and activities that promote justice. » Contribute to organisations, primarily Catholic, that work for Social Justice. » You can contribute through donations of money, goods or by giving of your own time through voluntary work. » Your Social Justice Captains have many more ideas about how you can work for Social Justice. See them for further ideas and information.

Global Minds This is a Social Justice group which operates at the Burwood Campus, having been established in 2008. This initiative was driven by Nivek Harrison a Year 12 student, who was very keen to offer an opportunity for involvement in Social Justice to other students. While Nivek initiated the establishment of the group, she was ably supported by Emily Bowman the 2008 Year 11 Liturgy Captain. Some twenty three students and three staff members have been involved in its evolution this year. The group has adopted ‘Global Minds’ as its title as a way to signify that its interests will be wide and varied. It is to be hoped that the group will continue to develop, supporting the work undertaken in 2008.

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Students’ Help Directory Problem Late for School.

What You Should Do Go to Student Reception area and have Planner ready for late stamp. See Homeroom or Subject Teacher who will write note in Planner for you to go to sickbay (office).

Feeling sick.

Level Co-ordinator or Head of Campus can sign for you to go home once office staff have made a judgement.

Forgot key to padlock.

See Year Level Co-ordinator or Assistant Year Level Co-ordinator. $2.00 for replacement key. Maintenance staff notified.

Need locker padlock removed because both keys are lost.

See Year Level Co-ordinator who will write a note for you to go to Student Services. Costs $10 - replacement padlock. Maintenance staff notified.

Lost property.

Go to Student Services – Fr. Arnold Building.

Permission to leave College grounds.

Not permitted.

Changed address.

Advise the College Office in writing with correct details.

ID Card.

Go to Library.

See either: » Homeroom Teacher Feeling down about School/Friends/ Home.

» Year Level Co-ordinator or Head of Campus » Student Counsellor » School Chaplain.

See either: » Assistant Principal, Curriculum Finding a subject difficult.

» Subject Teacher or Teacher in Charge of Subject » Homeroom Teacher » Year Level Co-ordinator.

See either: Unsure about subject selection.

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Year Level Co-ordinator or Head of Campus Careers Counsellor Assistant Principal Curriculum Teacher in Charge of Subject.

See either: Need help with study technique.

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Subject Teacher Homeroom Teacher Year Level Co-ordinator or Head of Campus Student Counsellor.

Careers. Apprenticeships. Tertiary Courses. Work experience.

See Careers Counsellor.

Going on extended break of more than one week or leaving school.

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Students’ Rights and Responsibilities The following outline is to be seen as the framework from which Emmaus College students will operate from. It is based on the College ‘Working Together Policy’. It is centred on the co-operation of students, who are required to work in the best interests of the school community. Students are to respect that teachers are the adults and those in authority. Teachers have to act and respond to a variety of situations in the best interest of the majority of students. It is a teachers duty to protect the rights of students, encouraging responsibility and enforce College rules and procedures.

The right to:

The right to:

» learn in a co-operative, encouraging, stimulating, harmonious environment

» a clean, safe environment

The responsibility to: » attend school and class punctually

− in the classroom − in the school grounds − on school buses

» be attentive in class and listen to instructions

The responsibility to:

» bring correct books and equipment to class

» be mindful of the safety and health of others

» meet work requirement and homework deadlines

» be responsible for our own rubbish

» co-operate in all group work activities

» participate in and complete assigned community service duties

» allow others the opportunity to learn

The right to: » be treated as an individual

» be careful of personal and school property

The right to:

» be listened to and to be heard in a fair and tolerant manner

» be treated as a young adult

» have personal achievements recognised

» be treated with respect

» be given reasonable privacy with regard to assessment, personal belongings and personal problems

The responsibility to:

» participate in school activities without fear of verbal and physical harassment

» be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others

The responsibility to:

» act as a role model to younger students

» listen to and respect the opinions of others

» accept the challenges of leadership roles

» be tolerant of individual differences

» accept the sanctions of the College ‘Working Together’ Policy.

» allow others to be creative and individual

» be given opportunities for leadership

» act and react in a reasonable, controlled manner » treat others with respect

» be honest and truthful with peers and teachers » abide by school regulations with regard to uniform and items that are banned from school Emmaus College

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College Rules Student Responsibilities Approach: A right can only be enjoyed when it is protected by the responsibility of the rest of the group. These responsibilities have been expressed in the form of the following expectations. At Emmaus College, student responsibilities are set down in the following documents available to any member of the College community on request. Discipline and Welfare, Uniform Requirements, Ethics and Rules for Technology Users, Cyber Safety, Classroom Protocols, Dealing with Harassment-A Fair Go For All, Homework and Home Study Policy and Drug Education and Support Policy and Bus and other Transport protocols. It is necessary for students and staff to understand that actions which are contrary to behavioural expectations will have certain consequences. These consequences will be logically related to the broken rule and applied across the whole school. These consequences are regularly reviewed. A copy of the Guidelines for Failing to Meet Behavioural Expectations is available on request. Students and families are reminded of their signed acceptance of the College Rules as part of the annual re-enrolment process.

1 Correct Behaviour

3 College Bounds

6 Permission to Leave

Correct behaviour is expected of all students at all times and so a breach of customary standards of courtesy, decency, commonsense or consideration for the welfare of others is a breach of College Rules.

After arrival at school, no student is to leave the College grounds without official permission. Leaving the College Grounds without the express written permission of the Year Level Co-ordinator or Assistant Year Level Co-ordinator is an unexcused absence. Such absence is a breach of trust and is regarded as a serious matter.

If it is necessary for a student to leave the College during College hours, written request in the Student Planner from parents must be presented to the Year Level Co-ordinator or Assistant Level Co-ordinator or have verification by telephone. Students given formal permission by parent to leave the College must be collected from General Office.

» Students are required to co-operate with their teachers in the conduct of all teaching-learning activities and co-curricular programs. Any behaviour which contravenes any legitimate directions of staff or which interferes with the learning process of other students will be dealt with under the “Working Together” policy of the College.

2 Wearing of the Uniform » Each student must wear the correct College Uniform when going to and from College and on other occasions as directed. » All students must wear the currently approved uniform for Physical Education classes, games and matches as well as for specified Drama classes. Approved protective clothing for practical classes must be worn. » All articles of clothing worn to or at College are to be clearly marked with the owner’s name. When articles are misplaced students must check with the General Office/Student Services. » Each student must possess and use the approved College bag. If not maintained in good condition, free of stickers and graffiti, the College bag must be replaced.

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4 Attendance » All students are expected to be punctual and regular in their attendance. Parents are requested to ring the College office by 9.30 a.m. if their son/daughter will be absent. » Appropriate action will be taken when a student is repeatedly unpunctual or is absent from school without acceptable reason. » Students absent from school are responsible for all work missed and should discuss this matter with subject teachers immediately on return after absence. » To ensure satisfactory completion of courses students are required to maintain a minimum 90% attendance rate at school and at all classes for which they are enrolled during the Semester.

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7 Absence from College » Prior to a known and extended absence from College, parents are required to advise the Principal in writing. » On return from an absence, parents/guardians are required to use the appropriate section of the Planner to indicate reason for such absence unless there has been prior communication with the College office.

8 Legal and Illegal Substances Whilst students are at the College or travelling to and from the College, or attending any College function, or wearing the College Uniform, they are : » Not permitted to have or use any tobacco products . » Not permitted to use, possess, sell, or be under the influence of alcoholic beverages, mind altering substances or other illegal substances.

» Any student who arrives after the Home Room warning bell must report to the General Office/Student Services before going to class.

9 Makeup and Jewellery

» A note from parents written in the Student Planner is normally required to explain a late arrival to College.

» Students are not to wear makeup of any kind, or coloured nail polish or false nails.


College Rules » Students may wear in each earlobe one small plain gold or silver stud or one small gold or silver sleeper. A receipt will be issued for confiscated jewellery, and it will be returned at the end of term. No other form of body piercing is permitted. (See “Notes on Wearing Unifrom”) » Students’ hair must be clean and well clear of eyes at all times. Extremes of hairstyles, as judged by the College Principal, are not permitted. In the interest of health and safety hair below shoulder length must be tied back at all times. » Students are to be clean shaven at all times.

10 Transport » Bicycles: It is permitted for students to ride bicycles to College. Although every precaution is taken the College can bear no responsibility for such bikes. Students are required to use the bike shed for storage of bicycles and helmets. » It is a legal requirement that students riding bicycles to and from College wear an approved safety helmet. Not doing so may result in students incurring a heavy fine. » Students’ Cars: Licensed students who wish to drive vehicles to/from school are required to have written permission from the Head of Campus (Burwood). The make, colour and registration number of the vehicle must be stated on the Request for Permission form.Request needs to indicate if the car is to be driven on to the Vermont South Campus. » Students are not permitted to drive vehicles onto, or park within, the Burwood Campus without written permission from the Head of Campus (Burwood) nor are they permitted to transport other students without written permission from the parents of the student. » The College bears no responsibility for the safety or security of vehicles driven to school by students.

» Students travelling on buses/trams are expected to adhere to the College’s Bus and other Transport protocol.

11 Use of Classrooms and Buildings » No student is to be unsupervised in any classroom without special permission. » No student is to be inside any building at recess and lunch time without staff supervision except during wet weather or at the written direction of a member of staff.

12 College Tuckshop A well-stocked tuckshop, selling hot foods, is available for use by students at recess/lunch times. Students are required to form orderly queues in the waiting areas and to order their requirements with the normal courtesy.

13 Lockers, Money and Valuables/Mobile Phones » Money or valuables should be left at the General Office/Student Services or with Co-ordinators for safekeeping during the day as needed. The College will not accept responsibility for the security of any possessions or valuables not deposited with the General Office/Student Services. » Each student is allocated a locker for the year and is expected to keep the locker secured and tidy at all times. Any student who damages a locker will be required to pay for repairs and the use of the locker may be withdrawn. Any school padlock or key which is misplaced or lost will need to be paid for. » Use of Mobile Phones, Beepers. The College accepts no responsibility for the security of mobile phones unless they are left at the General Office or a Co-ordinators Office. Mobile phones are not to be used during normal school hours. Mobile phones used during this time will be confiscated and a detention will be incurred. Mobile phones will be collected at the end of the day.

» I-Pods/MP3 players/Discmans (or similar). The College will not accept any responsibility for the security of these items. The College reserves the right to confiscate property when students use such items during class time and normal school hours.

14 Damages and Breakages Students are required to take care of College equipment and property. Any loss of equipment, damage to property or breakage must be reported to the Year Level Coordinator or Assistant Year Level Co-ordinator. The financial responsibility for replacement/repair of such property or equipment rests with the student or group concerned.

15 Substances NOT to be used The following substances are banned from all College buildings, grounds and vehicles: » Chewing Gum. » Liquid Paper, White-out, or other similar substance. » Permanent markers/textas » Laser Pointers » As many students are asthmatic and suffer various allergies, aerosol spray deodorants are not permitted. Stick and roll-on deodorants are appropriate.

16 Student Planner » Each student must purchase and use a College Student Planner. » The Planner is to be used exclusively for school-related matters. It is not a personal diary. If not maintained in good condition, free of stickers, graffiti and personal annotations, the Planner must be replaced. » Planners of students in Years 7-10 will be checked by College Staff to ensure that they are being used for the correct purpose.

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Uniform Requirements Boys Uniform

Girls Uniform

Summer

Summer

» Grey Shirt, short sleeves with College Crest on pocket

» Regulation Royal Blue check polyester/cotton Dress

» Regulation grey Serge Trousers, grey crew Socks, Black leather lace up Shoes. (Boots not permitted).

» Black leather lace-up Shoes. (See details of prescribed shoes) » Royal Blue Blazer with College Crest

or » Grey Serge Shorts, grey crew Socks, Black leather lace up Shoes (Boots not permitted). See details of prescribed shoes » Royal Blue Pullover, V-Neck » Royal Blue Blazer with College Crest

» Royal Blue Cap or Hat » Regulation Royal Blue Pullover, V-neck » Royal Blue Anklet or Knee High Socks » Royal Blue ribbon or Headband (optional)

» Royal Blue Cap or Hat

Winter

» Plain Black Belt

» Regulation Blue Check Skirt or » Regulation Navy Blue Slacks - Surrey style 205

Winter » Grey Shirt, long sleeves » Royal Blue Pullover, V-neck » Regulation College Woollen Gloves (optional) » Black leather lace up Shoes (Boots not permitted) See details of prescribed shoes

» Regulation College Tie » Regulation Royal Blue College Woollen Gloves (optional) » Razzamatazz ink navy tights or Regulation Beige Knee-high Socks » Royal Blue Blazer with College Crest

» Royal Blue Blazer with College Crest

» Beige Blouse

» Regulation College Tie

» Regulation Royal Blue Pullover, V-neck

» Grey crew Socks » Plain Royal Blue or Navy Blue or Black Scarf, (optional)

» Black leather lace-up Shoes (See details of prescribed shoes)

» Regulation Grey Serge Trousers

» College waterproof Jacket

» College waterproof jacket

» Plain Royal Blue or Navy Blue or Black Scarf (optional) Royal Blue ribbon or Headband (optional)

» Plain Black Belt

Sports

Sports » College waterproof jacket » Ink Tracksuit pants » Morgan short (ink) » Royal blue/yellow polo-neck top » Sports shoes » Navy blue/yellow bucket hat or baseball cap » EISM sports sock (available from official suppliers or Cashiers Office-Emmaus College) » Emmaus College rugby top, purchased from the College

» Sports skirt » Morgan short (ink) (optional) » Sports shoes » College waterproof jacket » Royal blue/yellow polo-neck top » Navy blue Sports pants, to be worn underneath skirt » Ink Tracksuit pants » Navy blue/yellow bucket hat or baseball cap » EISM Sports socks (available from official suppliers or Cashiers Office-Emmaus College) » Emmaus College rugby top, purchased from the College

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Notes on Wearing Uniform Correct, properly fitted, tidy and well-maintained uniforms should be worn at all times by students at every level. Girls should wear skirts/dresses at an appropriate level - just above the knee. Where uniforms are poor fitting or in obvious need of replacement, Level Co-ordinators will inform students and parents. Parents are required to make the appropriate alterations or purchase replacement items.

Prescribed Shoes

When in doubt about appropriate appearance, correct shoes and uniform items, check with the College before undertaking the expense, not after the College seeks to maintain its standard.

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Students in breach of uniform, make-up, jewellery or code of appearance requirements maybe, at the discretion of the Principal, required to remain at home until the matter is rectified.

Summer Uniform It is not permitted to wear the Pullover as an external garment when travelling to and from College. All students are expected to wear the regulation Blazer, or a short-sleeved Shirt with College Crest, or Dress. The grey shirt may be worn out if of an appropriate fit. T-shirts, if worn, are NOT to be visible above the shirt collar.

Winter Uniform It is not permissible to wear the Pullover as an external garment when travelling to and from College. T-shirts, if worn, are NOT to be visible above the shirt collar. All students are expected to wear the regulation Blazer. College waterproof jackets may be worn as part of winter uniform and in wet weather as part of summer uniform. These jackets may not be worn in place of the College blazer. The jackets are not to be worn in class. All students are expected to wear the college Tie. Parents should ensure that the collars of Shirts/Blouses are sufficiently large as to provide comfortable wear with the top button fastened at all times. Shirts/Blouses must be tucked in at all times. The tie is expected to be worn at all times, except at Physical Education and Drama classes.Bicycle Riders may wear safety yellow raincoats.

Drama/dance Students taking Drama/Dance (Years 9-12) are required to wear Royal Blue or Ink tracksuit pants together with the Rugby Top and sports shirt when required to change for practical activities. Girls may choose to wear 3/4 ink leggins rather than the tracksuit pants. Girls can only change into leggins at the start of class. They are not to be worn in non-class time.

Plain, black leather (not suede) lace up school shoes are the prescribed uniform shoe for both boys and girls. Contact the College, prior to purchase, if uncertain about a particular style. All students must have proper athletic runners for PE classes and sport. No casual shoes are permitted.

Students are required to have the correct Physical Education Uniform for Physical Education classes and sport, including appropriate headwear during Terms 1 and 4. Students are permitted to wear PE uniform to and from school on sport days and days where practical PE is timetabled. Incorrect wearing of the uniform will result in this privilege being withdrawn. All inter-school sports teams are required to take to the field/court in correct uniform for that sport. Teams are penalised, or forfeit, for incorrect uniform.

Headwear Students at the Vermont South Campus are required to wear College Headwear during recess and lunch breaks in Term 1 and Term 4. This is required for Physical Education and Sport during these terms, and may also be mandated for camps and excursions. Headwear which may be used includes: Navy blue/yellow bucket hat or navy blue/yellow baseball cap.

Casual Dress Days Occasionally students are permitted to wear casual dress to school, either for excursions or fundraising days. On such occasions, students are expected to dress appropriately and modestly.

As a guide the following are not permitted: » Offensive language/designs on clothing » Shirts/tops that expose the mid rift » Low cut shirts/tops » Inappropriate mini skirts or shorts For health and safety reasons, enclosed footwear must be worn for practical subjects. Thongs and similar footwear are not permitted at any time. Year Level Co-ordinators will determine if clothing/footwear is suitable. If students are dressed inappropriately they will be asked to immediately remedy the situation. If this is not possible, inappropriately dressed students could be sent home.

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Dealing with Harassment: A Fair Go For All Emmaus College was established as a Catholic Co-educational Regional School.

principles and may be prepared for a satisfying and responsible family and community life.

As such, it has always been committed to equality of opportunity for girls and boys.

Emmaus College aims to provide a curriculum which, in content and language, meets the educational needs of all people and which recognises equally the contributions of women and men to society.

As a Catholic school, Emmaus holds that God has the same loving concern for each person - male and female. Girls and boys are, therefore, valued equally in all aspects of their schooling. Jesus Christ died and rose in order to redeem and save all people. In Galatians 3:26-29 Paul writes that the many divisions in society, including the distinction of male and female, are not a source of division in the Kingdom of God. All are of equal worth; the Holy Spirit works in faith and brings daughters and sons into union with Christ. As a Catholic school Emmaus College has the privilege and responsibility to educate and provide means for all students to know Christ and His grace personally, to hear about God through His Word and to receive His Spirit. Emmaus College also tries to show and teach students the will of God and how they might live in the world on the basis of God’s grace. Through its curricula, the Catholic school endeavours to imitate the way God has treated human beings, with the same loving concern for each person, female and male (Corinthians 12:25). Emmaus provides the means for all students to develop their Godgiven talents and to use them for the benefit of society. Our society is characterised by a diversity of values and wide-ranging cultural, social, workplace economic and technological changes, contributing to an increasing range of roles for men and women in both the family and the wider community. Emmaus College aims to develop in its students an awareness and understanding of these changing roles they may be helped to evaluate such changes in the light of Christian

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What is Harassment? If a particular behaviour embarrasses, upsets or hurts another person, then it can be classified as harassment. It is important to note that sometimes we may be embarrassed or upset or hurt when corrected or when we fail to do or say what is expected of us. Behaviour which brings these failures to our attention is not harassment. Harassment can include bullying, racism and sex-based harassment.

Bullying includes: » physical bullying, e.g. pushing, hitting, spitting, damaging the property of others. » verbal bullying, e.g. repeated `put downs’, calling names, ridiculing, threatening or spreading rumours. » gesture bullying, e.g. making rude or threatening signs. » extortion bullying, e.g. demanding money, food or other belongings. » cyber bullying e.g. using the internet or mobile phones to bully or spread rumors.

Racial harassment includes: » deliberate or repeated racist comments, gestures, or any other conduct which hurts people, based on their nationality, country of origin, colour of skin, ancestry or any related beliefs or behaviours.

Sex-based harassment includes: » Sexist harassment – behaviour which insists that gender stereotypes be maintained and exercised in the school or workplace.

» Sexual harassment – sexual behaviour which is deliberate, uninvited, unwelcome and usually repeated and which is perceived by the recipient to be embarrassing, offensive, demeaning or compromising. » Sexual Assault - a term which covers a number of criminal offences, such as indecent assault, aggravated sexual assault, sexual intercourse with a young person under seventeen years of age and rape. Harassment of any kind is unwanted and unwelcome.

Anti-harassment Policy Emmaus College is a Catholic school which endeavours to create a climate of acceptance, care, love and support for each member of the community as it attempts to allow the Gospel to permeate all aspects of the School’s work. This policy is concerned about any harassment that takes place at the College or travelling to and from the College, or attending any College functions or whilst wearing the College uniform. This policy applies to all members of the College Community including: Students; Teachers: teaching staff/ student teachers Professional: Counsellors, Librarians Administrative: Secretarial, Clerical, Finance Staff Support Staff: Laboratory, Library, Computer Technician Parents: In their dealings with staff and students on College matters. We believe all members of the College Community can expect:

To be treated fairly. Consequence : We treat all members of the College Community with justice and equity ensuring that our actions and words are always consistent with the behavioural expectations of the College.


Dealing with Harassment: A Fair Go For All To feel safe and secure. Consequence: We refrain from verbal, physical, racial, sex-based harassment and treat one another with kindness and courtesy.

To learn and grow toward their full potential. Consequence: We support and encourage each other in our work, respecting each student to learn without interference and teachers to teach with the cooperation of all.

To feel valued, accepted and cared for as unique individuals. Consequence: We listen to one another, accept one another as we encourage self-expression, help those in need.

To have their own property respected. Consequence: We will respect and protect the property of others - student property, staff property, College property.

Stopping Harassment is Important Harassment affects a person’s wellbeing, self-confidence, work and relationships with others. It is totally against the College’s ethos, and may also be against the law.

You Can Act Against Harassment » If you are guilty of harassment, stop now! » If you witness harassment you can do something about it and thereby protect others. » Change your friendship group if it becomes involved in bullying or hurting others. » Report harassment so that both the bullies and victims can receive help. » If you are being harassed you can take action.

Options For Actions Option 1 - Act Alone

» You may choose to do nothing. However, harassment could continue. » Approach the person who is harassing you and request that the offending behaviour stops. Option 2 - Share The Problem

» Discuss the situation with your parents, a friend, family member, peer, or anyone with whom you feel comfortable. » Discuss the problem with a Chaplain. » Discuss the problem with a Counsellor. Option 3 - Refer The Problem

» Your problem may be referred to any one of the contact people listed below. For Students: Your Home Room Teacher Your Year Level Co-ordinator or Assistant College Counsellor Assistant Principal Any other member of the College Staff whom you may choose. For Staff: Your Year Level Co-ordinator College Counsellor Assistant Principal Principal Any other member of the college Staff whom you may choose. » If you wish, the staff listed above will help you to take appropriate action, – arranging for you to approach, in their presence, the person who is harassing you, or – arranging for them to approach, on your behalf, the person harassing you, or – arranging for any other action to which you both agree, or – arranging for the Year Level Coordinators to apply the Discipline Policy.

It is useful to keep a written record of the incidents that occur and how you felt as a result, and give a copy to the contact person you have chosen. This will help you to clarify the issue and explain to the harasser that his/her behaviour is not acceptable.

Option 4 - College Acton.

» In cases of harassment the offenders will be dealt with under the College’s Discipline Policy. » Any violent incidents of harassment will be dealt with according to the Discipline & Welfare - Working Together Policy of the College. » The School will not tolerate any case of retaliation against a person for reporting harassment. Option 5 - Action By Outside Agencies

Solving the problem at school level is often easier and more efficient. However, it must be realised that this anti-harassment policy is not just a school-based matter. It is based on the Federal Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 1984. Consequently, ongoing harassment which cannot be resolved at the school level may involve the police and lead to costly civil and criminal litigation.

Points To Remember Confidentiality will be respected. In all cases the contact person dealing with the complaint will not take any action without permission, however, students should also be aware that, in regard to this point, teachers are legally required to notify Child Protection Victoria if they believe, on reasonable grounds, that a child has suffered, or is likely to suffer, significant harm as a result of physical injury or sexual abuse, and the child’s parents have not protected, or are unlikely to protect, the child from such harm. Students may involve parents at any stage. The College may take action against the harasser.

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Rules and Code of Ethics for Technology Users 1 Introduction

» Timetables

The College recognises the diverse ways in which technology can be used by teachers and students to enhance the learning process.

» Calendar of events

The College aims to give students the necessary skills to use computers to access information and communicate effectively with others.

» Careers information

2 Class use of Internet

» Library catalogue

Students will be trained in the use of the school computer system and the skills required for efficient and purposeful use of the Internet for research.

» Guidelines for Internet use

Teachers are encouraged to download useful material in advance for more efficient class use, provided copyright is not infringed.

3 Supervisory role of teachers Students are not permitted to access the Internet during class time without the teacher’s permission. Use of Internet without teacher permission will result in loss of Internet access for a period of time. Web sites accessed by students are logged by the computer system and this log is checked regularly. Web sites that are known to contain pornographic or other unsuitable material will be effectively screened from student access.

» Examples of student work in various subjects » Reference: links to useful Internet sites, on-line encyclopedias, dictionaries

Code of Ethics 1 Equipment I recognise that all computer users have the same right to use the equipment, therefore I shall not: » use the computer resources for non-academic purposes; » tamper with computer components or remove paper supplies; » waste paper and printer resources by making unnecessary printed copies of files. » When I am in the computer laboratory, I will: » talk softly and work in ways that will not disturb other users; » keep my computer work area clean and free from graffiti;

The computer system supervisor is responsible for this task.

» refrain from eating, drinking or chewing gum in the computer laboratory.

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2 Copyright

Our Web Site provides information about the College to the public – its mission, curriculum, facilities, calendar of events and newsletters.

I recognise that commercial software is protected by copyright laws and, therefore, I will not :

Under the Learning tab are details regarding senior pathways, and core and elective subject information for the various Year Levels.

» give, lend or sell copies of such software to others;

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» articles in reference books, such as encyclopedias. When I use information from such sources in essays or research assignments, I will acknowledge the source of the information.

The College computer system is a useful source of information for students and staff.

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» make unauthorised copies of copyright software; » be allowed to bring computer software from home to be installed on school equipment;


Rules and Code of Ethics for Technology Users 3 Privacy

Rules

I recognise that the work of all users is their personal property and, therefore, I will protect the privacy of others by not trying to learn their passwords. I will not:

1 Internet Use

» access another person’s files without permission; » attempt to gain unauthorized access to system programs or computer equipment; » use computer systems to disturb or harass other computer users; » use inappropriate language in my communications.

Use of the Internet must: » be in support of education and research consistent with the objectives of the school; » comply with the instructions provided by the school computer system administrators.

2 Communication Transmission is prohibited of:

4 Information Storage I will honour my school’s procedures for the storage of information. I understand that I am expected to delete from my directory files that I no longer need. I realise that, after prior notice has been given to me, files may be deleted from the system to protect the integrity of the network or because of space limitations on the fileserver’s hard drive.

» any material in violation of any Australian or State Regulation; » copyright material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret; » any matter promoting commercial activities; » any matter advertising a product or lobbying for a political party.

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3 Offensive Material

As a user of a communication network, I will observe the conventions of good behaviour (etiquette). I will not:

Parents must realise that their children may encounter material on the Internet that they do not consider appropriate (vulgar jokes, statements of belief that some might consider immoral, etc.)

» search for World Wide Web sites that have no educational value; » reveal my personal information - home address or phone number or those of students, teachers or other staff members;

6 Cyber Bullying I recognise that while the internet and associated technology have many benefits such as the speed of communication and accessibility of information, they can also be misused. I will not: » use email, text, chat room, mobile phones, mobile phone cameras and web sites to bully others either at school or at home; » silently support the actions of others and be a bystander participant in cyber bullying. » I am aware that cyber bullying can, in fact, be a criminal offence that may involve police action and lead to civil and criminal litigation.

The student is responsible for not pursuing material that could be considered offensive. Students are provided annually with a “student network and Internet use agreement”.

4 Vandalism Vandalism or intentional modification of system settings will result in cancellation of access and usage of the system and/or school disciplinary action. The school reserves the right to seek financial restitution for any damage caused by a student or other user. The system administrators may close an account at any time as required. The administration, faculty and staff of the school may request the system administrator to deny, revoke, or suspend specific user access.

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Homework and Homestudy 1 Preamble Homework and home study are designed to extend the learning and application of skills and concepts taught in the classroom. Students’ management of their homework and home study program is reported on by each subject teacher in the formal semester report. The major purposes of such a program are to: » Extend the time available for learning and give students an opportunity to improve their understanding; » Encourage goal-setting, self-discipline, initiative and the development of independent learning skills; » Promote organisational skills and an awareness of the need to meet deadlines; Enable parents to develop familiarity with specific areas of the school curriculum.

2 Responsibilities of Staff » Staff should include homework and home study as part of the school program at all levels.

» There should be a progressive increase in the quantity of homework set as students pass from Year 7 to Year 12. » Students should be instructed in the development of appropriate study skills. » Staff need to supervise Year 7-10 students to ensure that set homework is recorded in the Diary.

3 Responsibilities of Students » Students are expected to complete homework and home study on a regular basis. » All set homework should be recorded in the Student Diary (Years 7-10). » Work should be completed on time at a high, realistic standard commensurate with ability. » Students should communicate with their teachers and parents when help is needed.

» Each faculty should develop its own homework practice with the nature of the tasks specified. (Faculty practice should be documented and lodged with the Principal.)

4 Nature of Homework and Home Study Tasks

» Homework needs to be manageable and related to the topics covered in class.

» Organisation of written notes, work folios and materials.

» Expectations regarding homework should be made clear to students.

» Revision of day’s work.

» Teachers should monitor the quality and quantity of any homework completed by students.

» Assignment work (eg. research assignment) which is pre-planned and designed to build skills.

» Students with special talents should be encouraged to complete homework tasks of a more open-ended nature.

» Reading - including set texts, wide reading and reference books.

» At Years 7-9 no new homework should be set over a vacation period. However, students at Years11/12 must recognise a need to utilise the vacation periods for study, organisation of

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» Completion of tasks set in class.

» Further practice in text book problems.

» Use of multimedia, local library, TV and radio programs where related to the topics studied. » Revision and study in preparation for tests and examinations. This would include the making of appropriate summaries.


Homework and Homestudy 5 Time Allocation This will vary with the year level and the time of the year. In general, it is expected that students should be involved in homework for the following times:

hours per week

per night x 5

Year 7

6

1 hour 15 mins

Year 8

7.5

1 hour 30 mins

Year 9

9

1 hour 45 mins

Year 10

12

2 hours 30 mins

Year 11

15-20

3 hours 30 mins

Year 12

20-24

4 hours 30 mins

NOTE: These times are only a minimum guide. Well-organised students may complete tasks in less time than suggested. It is neither desirable nor healthy for students to be spending an excessive amount of time on homework. Where there is a sustained practice of excessive homework, then students and parents should discuss and establish more efficient time management practices, eg. Appropriate use of the diary, use of a Year Planner, establishing and adhering to a regular study routine, consultation with the Year Level Co-ordinator, Assistant Principal, Curriculum or the Subject Teacher.

6 The Role of Parents Homework is an area of schooling in which parents play a vital role.

Parents can help greatly by: » Providing praise and encouragement » Communicating high, realistic expectations for the quality of student work Providing suitable conditions for work » Taking an active interest in the work set » Checking that work set is actually completed Encouraging reading » Restricting and monitoring television viewing, Internet use and other activities » Assisting students to organise a program of study » Advising the Year level Co-ordinators promptly if problems emerge » Ensuring that part-time work commitments do not jeopardise academic progress and the completion of school tasks. The College strongly recommends that part-time work be confined to week-ends and be no more that 8 hours per week.

For the Parent of VCE Student » A successful VCE requires student commitment. There can be no short-cuts. Time must be devoted to homework/study. » A balanced life-style is essential. Study takes first priority - then sport, social, part-time work. » Encourage your son/daughter to seek early assistance when it is required. Emmaus College

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Student Attendance & Completion of Work Policy (for Years 7-10) The following outlines the College guidelines regarding student attendance and completion of required work.

Attendance on Scheduled School Days Students are required to maintain a minimum 90% attendance rate at school and at all classes. Any absences exceeding 10% must be supported by a Doctor’s Certificate. Poor attendance levels may jeopardise promotion to the next year level.

Completion of Course Work and Submission of Assignments by Due Date

Years 7-8: The penalty for late work will be 10% of the total marks allocated to the piece for each school day the task is overdue, to a maximum of 70% (at which point the work is no longer accepted). Years 9-10: The penalty for late work will be 20% of the total marks allocated to the piece for each school day the task is overdue. Between five (5) and seven (7) days, the task may still be submitted to achieve an “S”, but will not be graded.

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Assignments - One of the ways students can show that they have learned what is expected in each subject is through the submission of assignments. These assignments contribute part of the assessment grade in each subject and reflect the student’s level of understanding of the topic. Assignments need to be submitted by the due date. As such the following procedures have been put in place.

Normally students are advised in writing about the nature of the assignment including the due date. It is a student’s responsibility to record this information in their Planner and through this inform parents. Parents will be advised by staff of any assignment not received by the due date. This advice will be conveyed to parents by the Overdue Assignment Notice.

Should a student fail to submit any piece of required work within seven (7) days of the due date, this will result in failure of the Semester Unit.

Dates for Semester Examinations are advised in the College Calendar. This publication is made available to every family early in each school year. The published dates of Semester Examinations will not be changed, nor will supplementary semester examinations be held. A student who misses a semester exam will have notified on the Semester Report - ABS (Absent). Absence may result in failure to satisfactorily complete a semester unit.

If a student is unable to complete the work by the due date, they will need to seek an extension from the subject teacher. The request for an extension must be made in writing. The teacher will require a valid reason (with appropriate supporting evidence) and will then set a new due date.

1 Extension of Time Any student who has been absent from school for legitimate reasons in the time leading up to the due date, may request an extension of time of up to five (5) school days. If possible, extensions should be sought prior to the due date. If a student is absent on a due date, then the extension should be sought within one day of their return to school.

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Attendance at Semester Examination

Teachers will make their own arrangements with students who miss topic tests.

Coursework in Religious Education Any outstanding coursework in Religious Education (homework, L.O.T., Assignments) must be completed before promotion can occur. To facilitate this outcome, several days will be designated during which time any outstanding coursework will be completed. This may include holidays or weekends.


The Public Profile of An Emmaus College Student Each student has the privilege of being a student at the College. Consequently, there is an expectation that students will act inn a manner that reflects favourably upon the College.

It is each student’s responsibility to: » Behave well in public, looking out for the welfare and convenience of others. » Use socially acceptable language. » Dress neatly in the correct College uniform, or sports attire, and to adhere to the Uniform Rules in relation to hairstyles, the wearing of make-up and jewellery. » Display the highest levels of sportsmanship when competing in intra/inter-school competitions » Demonstrate appropriate respect for the property of others. » Strictly observe the College Code of Conduct on public and College transport.

Bus Protocol On every bus, students have a right to safe transport, free from the annoyance of other students. The college heavily subsidizes the operating costs of Emmaus charter buses. Travel on these buses is a privilege, and the right to use these buses can be rescinded at any time. Bus drivers have a very responsible job to get you safely to and from school. In order to assist in this process, students are requested to follow the bus protocols for the benefit of all. The protocols are based on respect for others, courtesy, safety considerations and above all common sense.

Students catching buses are to: » Remain a safe distance from the kerb until the bus has stopped and its doors open. (At the Year 7-10 Campus, a line will clearly show this distance). » Enter the bus in a safe and orderly manner. Students are not to push and shove to get on a bus, as this can cause injury and demonstrates disorderly conduct. » Quickly find a seat upon entering a bus.

» Not to reserve seats for either themselves or other students. » Follow any reasonable guideline from a bus driver. » Remain seated for the entire length of their journey. Students must not kneel on seats to talk to people behind them or wander around the bus. » Wear seat belts if they are provided. » Sit on seats and not armrests. » • Show courtesy to other travellers. Rowdy behaviour is not acceptable. » Refrain from drawing attention to themselves by use of signs, facial expressions or yelling to pedestrians or other road users. » Not throw any object within a bus or from a bus. » Make sure that no part of their body protrudes from a bus. » Make sure no litter; food scraps etc. remain on the bus. » Not cause any damage to a bus. Any damage made will be the total responsibility of the student and their family. » Co-operate with any reasonable request from a student Transport Leader, who is appointed for each bus. » Exit the bus in an orderly, co-operative manner. » The College has a responsibility to ensure that buses operate effectively. It reserves the right to ban students from buses if required. » A failure to comply with bus protocols will have immediate consequences. » These could include one, or more, of the following, depending on the circumstances: » Apology to driver concerned for breach of protocol. » Sitting on a designated seat on the bus. Community service at College during lunchtime. » Being barred from travelling on bus for a set period of time. » After school detention. » Saturday morning detention. Suspension from school. » Paying for any damage caused to a bus.

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HOMEROOM TEACHER

YEAR LEVEL COORDINATOR

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HEAD OF CAMPUS

PRINCIPAL

CLASSROOM TEACHER

LEARNING AREA LEADERS

YEAR LEVEL COORDINATORS

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL TEACHING & LEARNING

PRINCIPAL

STUDENT CARE & WELLBEING AND/OR OTHER CONCERNS

STUDENT LEARNING CONCERNS (academic progress)

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Student Concern Flow Chart


Bell Times

Vermont South Campus

MONDAY - FRIDAY (Years 7, 8 & 10) MON, TUES, WED, FRI (Year 9)

THURSDAY (Year 9)

8.30 – 8.35

Move to homeroom

8.30 – 8.35

Move to homeroom

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Morning homeroom

8.35 – 8.45

Morning homeroom

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Period 1

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Period 1

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Period 2

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Period 2

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Period 3

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Period 3

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Period 4

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Period 4

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RECESS

10.25 – 10.50

RECESS

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Move to Period 5

10.50 – 10.55

Move to Period 5

10.55 – 11.20

Period 5

10.55 – 11.20

Period 5

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Period 6

11.20 – 11.45

Period 6

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Period 7

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Period 7

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Period 8

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Period 8

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Period 9

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LUNCH 1

1.00 – 1.25

LUNCH 1

1.00 – 1.25

LUNCH 2

1.25 – 1.50

LUNCH 2

1.25 – 1.30

Move to Period 9

1.50 – 1.55

Move to Period 10

1.30 – 1.55

Period 9

1.55 – 2.20

Period 10

1.55 – 2.20

Period 10

2.20 – 2.45

Period 11

2.20 – 2.45

Period 11

2.45 – 3.10

Period 12

2.45 – 3.10

Period 12

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Pack bags/move to homeroom

3.10 – 3.15

Pack bags/move to homeroom

3.15 – 3.20

Afternoon homeroom

3.15 – 3.20

Afternoon homeroom

MONDAY – WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY 8.32

Burwood Campus

8.30

Warning Bell

8.36 – 8.46

THURSDAY

ASSEMBLY

Warning Bell

8.35 – 8.43

ASSEMBLY

8.49 – 9.34

Period 1

8.45 – 9.25

Period 1

9.36 – 10.21

Period 2

9.27 –10.07

Period 2

10.21 – 10.39

RECESS

10.09 – 10.49

Period 3

10.44 – 11.29

Period 3

10.49 – 11.05

RECESS

11.31 – 12.16

Period 4

11.09 – 11.49

Period 4

12.18 – 1.03

Period 5

11.51 – 12.31

Period 5

12.33 – 1.13

Period 6

1.03– 1.40

LUNCH

1.45–2.30

Period 6

2.32 – 3.17

Period 7

3.23

1.13 – 1.51

ASSEMBLY

LUNCH

1.56 – 2.36

Period 7

2.38 – 3.18

Period 8

3.24

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