The College uniform is to be clean, washed and pressed. Rips and tears should be seen to and fixed. The uniform should be worn correctly and all students are expected to behave as ambassadors for the College at all times.
St Paul’s College expects students to always conduct themselves in a way that will bring credit to themselves, their families and the College community.
It is compulsory that all students attend school every day. The expectation is that students maintain a 95% attendance rate. If your son is unable to attend school due to medical or otherwise justified reason, a parent must contact the school and leave the NAME, YEAR LEVEL of the student and the REASON for their absence.
Please be aware that parents will receive a text for lateness and absence, irrespective of whether a reason was provided. This is standard practice and allows both parents and staff to keep track of our young men’s attendance to support academic achievement. The school operates a withdrawal system which works as a supportive measure to pastorally support our students.
The College expects family trips to be taken in the school holidays. However, if it necessary for the student to be away for an extended period of time (more than two school days) in term time, an application for leave must be made in writing by the parents to the Headmaster outlining “reasons for travel in school time” and “expected date of return” two weeks in advance. Email: [email protected]
If you have any concerns, please contact Mika Taito, Deputy Headmaster – Pastoral & Operations.
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The possession and/or use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs (illicit, synthetic, over the counter, party drugs, etc), vaping, solvents or other substances in the classrooms, on the school grounds, while wearing school uniform or not, or at school functions (cultural, social or sporting) is prohibited.
The following articles/items are not to be brought to school under any circumstances:
Cell phones and other electronic devices (that are not required for study) are to be turned off before entering the school grounds until the end of the school day. They are not to be used during break times or in between classes. If they are seen to be used during school time, the devices will be confiscated. Parents will be required to pick them up from the Deputy Headmaster – Pastoral & Operations, the Dean of Student Welfare or their representative. St Paul’s College takes no responsibility for such items. In cases of serious misconduct on the part of a student, the College retains the right to hold the devices until such time as deemed appropriate. Cell phones may be used to contact home in case of an emergency, however the student must make this phone call at the attendance office.
These items are not permitted at school. Items will be confiscated and will require collection by a parent. Parents will be required to pick them up from the Deputy Headmaster – Pastoral & Operations or the Dean of Student Welfare. St Paul’s College takes no responsibility for such items.
If non-regulation uniform items, including caps, jewelry, T-shirts, etc are worn to school, or if forbidden articles are brought to school, staff may confiscate the item. Parents will be required to pick them up from the Deputy Headmaster – Pastoral & Operations or the Dean of Student Welfare. St Paul’s College takes no responsibility for such items.
Where a student drives a vehicle to school, they must not park it in the school grounds. They bring their vehicle to school at their own risk. Students are reminded of the conditions associated with the type of license they hold. They will not carry passengers on a Restricted License or they will meet all obligations/requirements as per their level of license. They must obtain permission from a Deputy Headmaster to go to their vehicle during the school day. Vehicle registration, license details and parental permission must be submitted to the Deputy Headmaster prior to driving a vehicle to school. They are to respect the privacy of the residents when parking on side streets and act responsibly at all times - no loud music, no littering, no shouting out or remaining on these side streets for lengths of time. The parking space is used to park your vehicle, attend school and at the end of the school day to drive out of the area without disturbing the residents.