The Portside Christian College Handbook contains information related to the structure and operation of the College, its Policies and Principles.

Table of Contents

LEVEL 1 – Purpose and Principles

Who is Portside?
Our Community
Our Values
Our Beliefs

The ‘Our Beliefs‘ link includes information on:

  • Position Statements
  • Education Principles
  • Affiliations

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Our History
Our Master Plan
Our Organisation

The ‘Our Organisation‘ link includes information on:

  • Governance
  • Organisational Framework-Schooling by Design
  • College Structure
  • Enrolment Policy
  • Employment

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LEVEL 2 – Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

Our Curriculum

The ‘Our Curriculum‘ link includes information on:

  • The Curriculum Framework – Understanding by Design
Assessment and Reporting

The ‘Assessment and Reporting‘ link includes information on:

  • Planning Assessment Evidence
  • NAPLAN
  • Benchmark Assessments
  • Monitoring Student Progress
  • Assessment Data
  • Awards
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Student Academic Reports
  • Senior School Examinations
  • Absence from an Exam
  • Lateness
  • Exam Room Environment
  • Cheating
  • Electronic Devices
  • SACE Assessment
  • SACE Grades
  • SACE Performance Standards
  • SACE Assessments
  • SACE Assessment Drafts
  • SACE Submission of Assessment Tasks
  • Plagiarism
  • Task Extensions

School Performance Reporting

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LEVEL 3 – Teaching and Learning

Teaching for Understanding

The ‘Teaching for Understanding‘ link includes information on:

  • Understanding by Design (UbD) WHERETO
  • 10 Learning Principles
  • 10 Teaching Principles

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Classroom Culture, Management and Routines

The ‘Classroom Culture, Management and Routines‘ link includes information on:

  • Timekeeping
  • Lesson Times
  • Class Placement and Promotion of Students
  • Classroom Furniture Layout for Learning
  • Homework
  • Assemblies

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Attendance

The ‘Attendance‘ link includes information on:

  • Absence Notification
  • Flexibility for Year 11 and 12 Students
  • Supervision
  • Break Times (including Rugby Oval Use and Canteen)

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Health and Safety

The ‘Health and Safety‘ link includes information on:

  • Child Protection
  • Medical Conditions
  • First Aid
  • Emergency Procedures

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Animal Ethics

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Resources and Equipment

The ‘Resources and Equipment’ link includes information on:

  • Books and Stationery Requirements
  • Text Books
  • Lockers, Bags and Organisation
  • Student Mobile Phones
  • Student Internet Usage
  • Sport Equipment
  • Toys
  • Valuables
  • Buying, Selling or Swapping of Items
  • Lost Property

Photography, Recording and Student Copyright

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Birthdays, celebrations and class parties

Student Wellbeing

The ‘Student Wellbeing‘ link provides information on our Student Wellbeing Centre.

Student Behaviour Guidance and Standards

The ‘Student Behaviour Guidelines and Standards’ link includes information on:

  • The Restorative Approach
  • The KARR Framework – guiding student behaviour
  • The KARR Framework
  • Using the KARR Framework
  • The KARR Behaviour Continuum
  • Student Behaviour Guidance
  • Proactive Teacher Steps to Guide Behaviour
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Junior and Primary School – Restorative Practices
  • Student Behaviour Record

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Student Wellbeing Management

The ‘Student Wellbeing Management‘ link includes information on:

  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect
  • Student Relationships
  • Prohibited Drugs and Substances
  • Prohibited Items

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Social Media and Use of Personal Devices

The ‘Social Media and Use of Personal Devices‘ link includes information on:

  • At School
  • At Home
  • Monitoring
  • Mobile Phones
  • Earphones

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College Uniform

The ‘College Uniform’ link includes information on:

  • Uniform Requirements
  • Sport Uniform
  • Uniform Sales

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Parent Communication

The ‘Parent Communication’ link includes information on:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences and Meetings
  • Letters to Families
  • Diary
  • Website and SEQTA
  • Parent Grievance Procedure

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Camps, Excursions and Special programs

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Fundraisers and Events

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Music Tuition

Library and Learning Resources

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Film and Media

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School Banking

College Houses

Sport

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LEVEL 4 – People and Culture

Management Structure

The ‘Management Structure‘ link includes information on:

  • College Executive
  • College Leadership
  • Leadership Positions
  • Student Leadership
  • Action Teams
  • House Prefects and Captains

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Student Health and Safety

The ‘Student Health and Safety’ link includes information on:

  • Child Protection
  • Medical Conditions
  • First Aid
  • Sickness or Injury
  • Accident and Ambulance Insurance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Sun Smart Policy
  • Dental Service

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Parents and Friends

The ‘Parents and Friends’ link includes information on:

  • Parents and Friends Group
  • Parent Involvement
  • Community Involvement
  • Volunteer requirements

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Alumni

Employment

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LEVEL 5 – Administration, Resource Allocation and Policies

College Strategic Plan

Enrolment

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Fees and Charges

The ‘Fees and Charges‘ link includes information on:

  • College Fees
  • Additional Costs
  • Payment Plan
  • School Card
  • Extreme Hardship
  • Withdrawing a Student
  • Payment for College Activities
  • Building Fund
  • VET Costs and Payments

Information Technology and Devices

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Administration

Student Information and Privacy

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Facilities

The ‘Facilities’ link includes information on:

  • General Security
  • Recycling Program
  • Sustainability and Litter
  • Vandalism

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Term Dates

Transport

The ‘Transport’ link includes information on:

  • College Bus Service
  • Delivery and Collection of Students
  • General Guidelines
  • Student Drivers
  • Public Transport
  • Bikes, skateboards and scooters
  • Travelling Safely
  • Travelling in Private Vehicles

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OSHC and Vacation Care