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Every Day Counts

The expectation of 95% attendance and explanation for absences is a mandatory requirement of each Woree State High School student.

No student is permitted to leave the school grounds unless permission has been gained from a member of administration.

Students are expected to arrive at school on time. If a student is late, a note or phone call to the office is required. If students are late with no explanation, they will be expected to make up lost time during their breaks or after school. Repeated lateness will require a parent/guardian interview with a member of administration to address this matter.

Attendance and lateness strategy

At Woree State High School, student attendance and safety is a high priority. We know that students who attend regularly are more likely to be successful and safe at school. 

To improve our attendance procedures, we will be informing parents/caregivers about any unexplained absences for their child. 

The school expects parents/caregivers to contact the school by 9:30 AM if they know their child is to be absent.

Please call the student absence line to notify the school of any student absences.

Uniform

Woree State High School is a uniform school with the policy endorsed by the P&C committee (16 December 2004) and amendments (on 21st March 2011) as we believe this promotes the objectives of the Education (General Provisions) Act  2006, and in particular that it:

  • promotes a safe environment for learning, by enabling ready identification of students and non-students of the school
  • promotes an effective teaching and learning environment by eliminating the distraction of competition in dress and fashion at the school
  • promotes a supportive environment at the school by fostering a sense of belonging and
  • fosters mutual respect among individuals at the school, by minimising visible evidence of economic, class or social differences.

Woree State High School staff support the policy by monitoring uniform compliance and applying the school policy. As a “uniform” school, we believe that the correct wearing of the school uniform assists students to identify with the school, and so feel positive about their learning environment and about being part of the team.

It is expected that students at Woree State High School will wear the correct school uniform each day they attend school. They will also wear the uniform to any other official school function as directed by the Principal.  If a student is unable to wear the correct uniform for any reason, it is expected that the school will be notified by parents/caregivers.

Responsible Behaviour Plan

Woree State High School’s Responsible Behaviour Plan outlines our system for facilitating positive behaviours, preventing problem behaviour and responding to unacceptable behaviours. Through our school plan, shared expectations for student behaviour are plain to everyone. These plain expectations help create and maintain a positive and productive learning and teaching environment. All school community members have clear, consistent expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.

Our school community has identified the following school community code of behaviour “The Woree Four” to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:  
  • Respect

  • Effort

  • Safety

  • Self Responsibility

Our “The Woree Four” has been agreed upon and endorsed by all staff and by our school P&C. It is aligned with the values, principles and expected standards outlined in Education Queensland’s Code of School Behaviour.

Bullying policy

Woree State High School practises a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to bullying in all its forms, in line with Education Queensland’s policy and the provisions of the Child Protection Act. Our school and school community endorses the right to safety of all school community members. Bullying undermines this right and prevents students from achieving their full potential in the educational and social setting. Bullying affects all members of the school community, not simply the bully or the victim, and can damage the supportive environment of the class and of the school in general.  For these reasons, bullying cannot be tolerated and will be addressed with immediacy and consistency.