Students are expected to be at school by 8.40 am each morning in readiness for morning Homeroom, which begins at 8.45 am. Students are dismissed at 3.20 pm every day.
Students are enrolled on the understanding that regular attendance will be maintained for the duration of each school term. Only in exceptional circumstances will permission be given by the Principal for lengthy absences from the College, for reasons other than illness. In these cases timely notice should be given. Extension of school holidays is most disruptive and parents are urged to observe term dates, so that all planned work can be covered.
Parents are asked to ring the College on 9430 2020 by 9:30 am, if their daughter is going to be absent on a particular day. The student is required to bring a note of explanation when she returns to school.
When a student is absent from Homeroom and Period 1 and no telephone call or advanced notification has been given, an sms will be sent to one of the student’s parents. The sms will indicate that the student has been marked absent for Homeroom and Period 1 and will ask the parent to contact the College to confirm their daughter’s absence.
No student is allowed to leave the school premises during normal school hours, unless a parent and the Supervising Teacher gives their permission. Any student, who arrives late to school or leaves early for whatever reason, must report to the Administration Office.
Parents are requested to send a note of explanation to the Homeroom Teacher in the following circumstances:
- A student's late arrival at school.
- A student's early departure from school.
- Absence for the day.
- A student's inability to wear the full uniform.
In all cases the note should be written and signed by a parent. Proforma notes are available in the Student Study Planner.
It is important that all students are punctual for morning Homeroom and all classes during the day. Students, who arrive late for school, must report to the Administration Office for a Late Pass.
1. The Sick Bay at Catholic Ladies’ College is supervised by Administration Staff with First Aid qualifications.
2. During school hours, students who are ill and unable to attend classes, or who have an accident, must inform their teacher and report to the Administration Office. Administration staff will attend to their needs and record their name, the nature of their illness and the action taken.
3. When it is deemed desirable for a student to go home, the Administration staff, not the student, will contact the appropriate parent to discuss the situation and make appropriate arrangements. Students who present to Sick Bay are not permitted to travel home on their own; parents must make arrangements for an appropriate person to collect them from the College. In the case of Year 11 or 12 students who drive themselves to school, a member of the College Administration staff will contact a parent to make alternative arrangements.
4. A student should spend no more than one period in Sick Bay. An option is given at the end of a period of either going back to class or going home.
5. If an accident occurs at school, parents will be contacted immediately. If deemed necessary, the school will call an ambulance to transport an ill/injured student to hospital.
6. Students requiring medication to be administered whilst at school, as prescribed by the student’s medical practitioner, are asked to collect a Medication Request Form from the College Administration Office.
7. If a student reports to sick bay for any reason, parents will be informed via the CLC Illness/Injury Parent Notification form.
8. Parents are responsible for assuring that the College has up-to-date contact details.
9. Parents are responsible for alerting the College regarding student medical conditions and management plans.
It is very difficult to communicate messages from parents to students during the course of the school day and with the exception of a true emergency, no guarantee can be given that a student will receive the message. Parents are encouraged to make their arrangements for the day well in advance.
The College News is published on a fortnightly basis and is available on this Website and via Email link. All important events of the fortnight are reported in the College News, together with notice of future functions, events and dates.
The school does not accept responsibility for loss of property, as every student has been provided with a locker and lock. It is each student's responsibility to ensure that books, clothing and other items are kept in locked lockers. All books and items of clothing, which are used at school, should be clearly marked with the student's name. Any items of unclaimed property should be handed in at the Administration Office. Students should check at the Administration Office if an item has been lost.