College Expectations

Education and schooling should be a partnership between parents, students and teachers. This works best if all parties understand and agree on certain behaviours and expectations, focusing on improving the learning outcomes of all students at the College.

It is expected that students will:

  • Be polite, respectful and well-mannered to staff, students and community members at all times.
  • Abide by College rules and policies.
  • Have all relevant equipment and books required for the curriculum.
  • Be punctual to class.
  • Attend school every day unless ill or for another valid reason.
  • Wear correct uniform at all times.
  • Complete all work to the best of their ability and submit it by the due date.
  • Not interfere with other students’ learning.
  • Seek assistance if they do not understand.
  • Inform staff of any known absence from class in advance and catch up on work missed as soon as possible.
  • Be proud of being a Norwood student.
  • Participate in whole school co-curricular activities.
  • Have high expectations of themselves and their teachers. 

It is expected that parents will:

  • Send their child to school punctually every day unless there is a valid reason for absence.
  • Inform the College if their child is absent.
  • Send their child in College uniform and support all aspects of the Uniform Policy.
  • Provide their child with equipment and books needed for learning.
  • Attend all Parent/Teacher/Student meetings, information nights and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Support the College administration in decisions made relating to their child.
  • Take an interest in their child’s progress, support them in their homework, check their planners, encourage them to achieve.
  • Support all College functions including co-curricular and sporting events by ensuring student attendance.
  • Respond to communications from staff, (eg. Letters of Concern, phone calls) that invite discussion re student progress.
  • Read the fortnightly “Compass” parent newsletter, visit the College website and use Compass School Manager.
  • Promote the College in a positive manner at home and in the community.
  • Understand that learning is sequential and student absence for extended periods (such as family holidays) during school time significantly affects the student’s progress.

It is expected that staff will:

  • Attend all briefings, staff meetings and all other meetings relevant to their role.
  • Be punctual to school at the start of day and to classes.
  • Provide a varied, stimulating, challenging curriculum.
  • Communicate with parents in a timely and consistent fashion.
  • Treat students, parents and other staff with respect at all times.
  • Support College protocols for teaching such as not changing due dates of set work.
  • Attend College functions such as Open Night, Presentation Night, Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews.
  • Be available (within reason) to give out-of-class time instruction to students.
  • Develop a strong collegiate atmosphere of sharing and support.
  • Support College co-curricular programs.
  • Leave suitable, engaging and adequate work when absent or unavailable.
  • Correct and return work in a timely manner.
  • Give detailed written and oral feedback to students.
  • Dress in a professional manner as appropriate for their role.
  • Maintain the professional requirements to renew their registration.