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Please click on the right hand menu for links to general information about the College.

Enrolment

Ashdale Secondary College is an Independent Public School. Only children whose usual place of residence is within the local intake area for the College are guaranteed places at the College. Once the College has confirmed the number of local-intake area enrolments, applications from children outside the local-intake area can be assessed after the first Friday of Term 3 each year.

Ashdale Secondary College receives a significant number of Expressions of Interest for enrolment from outside the local intake area each year and as such a process is run to ensure fairness and equity. This includes cut off dates for Year 6 students applying for Year 7 enrolment. Please contact the College or see our website calendar for these dates. All mid year enrolments are assessed on an individual basis and therefore will require an interview to be conducted and most recent report to be provided.

Click here for more information.

Absences & Punctuality

ABSENCES:

If your child is going to be absent from school you must contact the College. Please advise us by one of the following methods:

Text Message: 0409 686 299
Phone: 9302 7100
Email: ashdale.sc.absentee@education.wa.edu.au
Online: ashdalesc.wa.edu.au (Absentee tab, bottom of the Home Page)

 

Please include your child’s name and year group in the message.

 

PUNCTUALITY:

Children who arrive to school on time are more relaxed and feel more organised, so we encourage you to assist your child in learning skills that will enable them to be punctual.

Students who arrive at school after 9.00am must enter through Student Services with a written explanation for their lateness. Students will be issued with a late slip for entry into class. Students who do not have a written explanation for their lateness will be marked on the attendance register as unsatisfactory and parents will be contacted for an explanation.

Students arriving between 8.45am and 9.00am must go directly to their Mentor class, or their first lesson on a Wednesday.

Senior school students who attend a study period must sign in and out of the College through Student Services.

 

Leaving before the end of the day

We are committed to ensuring your child is safe, so you should always let us know when your child is leaving the site early.

If your child is leaving early accompanied by you, it is a legal requirement that you sign them out at the Administration Office.

If your child needs to leave the College early unaccompanied by you, then they will require a written note from a parent or guardian. Students need to present this note to Student Services before Mentor Group to receive an Early Leave Pass. At the specified time students will show the Early Leave Pass to their teacher before signing out at the Administration Office. A Department of Education Leave Pass will be issued, which is recorded against the student’s attendance register.

Students unwell at school

Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell. Students feeling unwell at school must report to Student Services. Parents will be contacted and arrangements will be made for collection of the student from the Administration Office. At no time should your child contact you via a mobile phone to come and collect them. All contact should be via the College telephone number (9302 7100).

In an emergency, you should endeavour to take immediate responsibility for your child. If you or your nominated contact is unavailable, all reasonable measures will be taken to ensure medical attention is given as soon as possible. For this reason it is very important that your contact details are kept up to date.

Ambulance: If there is a medical emergency, parents/guardians are expected to meet the cost of an ambulance.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program

Ashdale Secondary College is committed to maximising the use of current and emerging technologies within our classrooms, providing positive learning educational experiences and preparing students for the future. Click here for more information.

Voluntary Contributions and Charges

Voluntary contributions, compulsory charges and approved funding paid by parents and guardians are used to purchase text books, materials and other resources used by students in their everyday classes.

All contributions and charges assist in providing an educational program that meets the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum and comply with the guidelines issued by the Department of Education and the School Education Act.

The College community is appreciative of the financial support given by parents and guardians which enables staff to continue to offer quality educational programs.

Payments can be made at the Administration Office by cash, EFTPOS, credit card, cheque or by direct deposit into the College’s bank account:

Account Name: Ashdale Secondary College
BSB: 066-040
Account Number: 19901762
Reference: Student Name

 

Payment plans are welcomed. Please contact the College to make arrangements.

Secondary Assistance Scheme

The State Government, through the Department of Education provides financial support to eligible parents through the Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS). The aim of this scheme is to assist low income families with secondary schooling costs.

The allowance consists of two components: $115 Clothing Allowance paid directly to the parent/guardian or the school; $235 Educational Program. Allowance paid directly to the school and is taken as payment for the Voluntary Contribution.

Application is made by parents or guardians of students enrolled in Years 7 to 12 up to and including the year the student turns 18 years of age.

Parents/guardians must hold one of the following cards:

  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Health Care Card
    Card holder must be parent/guardian. Claims cannot be made by a parent using a student’s card (i.e. the student may hold a card for disability purposes)
  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Pensioner Concession Card
    Student name should be listed on the card.
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
    Health Pensioner Card, TPI / TPI Gold Cards or State Cards cannot be accepted as they are issued for medical benefit purposes only.

The card must be current during first term Application must be in person, forms are available from Administration Office at the College. Applications close at the end of term 1. Any application received after this date will not be accepted.

College Uniform

The College community has endorsed the implementation of a Dress Code as it enhances a sense of belonging, focuses students when at school and assists with the identification of unwelcome visitors. The Dress Code also promotes a positive image of the College by ensuring a standard of presentation.

Everyday wear for girls:

  • white short sleeve button up blouse with school logo embroidered on left hand pocket
  • navy blue mid length drop waist pleated skirt
  • navy blue mid length cuffed bengaline shorts
  • navy blue straight leg bengaline pants
  • navy zip front fleece jacket or school jumper with school logo
  • navy blue uniform dress
  • headscarves should be either plain white or plain navy in colour

Everyday wear for boys:

  • short sleeve button up shirt with school logo embroidered on left hand pocket
  • navy long leg shorts
  • navy pants
  • navy zip front fleece jacket with school logo
  • Unisex sport uniform:
  • navy & white polo with school collar
  • navy microfibre sport short with white piping

Footwear:

  • shoes – black enclosed school shoes or black sport shoes with minimal colour and
  • branding; open back footwear is not acceptable
  • stockings/socks – school socks, navy stockings (girls)

In addition, students can now wear:

  • white undergarments beneath their white shirts
  • ASC sports shorts
  • navy Blue parachute style trousers
  • black shoes with minimal colour and branding
  • navy wet weather jacket with the ASC logo

However students are not permitted to wear:

  • hoodies of any description
  • fleeced track suit pants
  • any t-shirt except white under their ASC white school shirt
  • any windcheater, jacket or jumper that does not carry the ASC logo
  • striped branded trousers
  • black parachute style trousers

Closed footwear is required for health and safety reason, therefore thongs and sandals are not permitted. Students may wear a watch and simple sleepers or studs in pierced ears. Excessive jewellery is inappropriate and may be dangerous.

Denim clothing is not allowed at school as per the Department of Education policy (for further information please visit: www.det.wa.edu.au/schoolsandyou).

For ordering information, please see the Uniform – Dress Code section on the website: www.ashdalesc.wa.edu.au/students-and-parents/uniform-dress-code/
Uniforms are available from the Tudor School Uniforms shop (new location)
1/75 Excellence Drive, Wangara,
Ph. 9408 2666.

Medical Information

Medical Action Plans
Students with specific health care needs are required to have a Student health care plan. Parents are requested to complete one or more of the departments standardised Student Health Care Plans which will state the care and medication that may be needed in order to support the student while at school or on an offsite excursion. It is important that medical information is kept up to date for our school records. In order to do this the health care plans will be sent out at the start of each year and are to be returned to the administration office as soon as possible. Such plans are for students with, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes, Epilepsy and Asthma.

Medications at School
When your child is required to have prescribed medications during the school day, parents must complete an Administration of Medication form (form 3). Medication must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and details of administration.

Immunisations
Children receive all of their early immunisations prior to school entry (4-5) Years. To ensure the immunisation record presented at school entry is up to date, parents should obtain a current copy of the Immunisation History Statement prior to enrolment. Parents can request an immunisation History Statement at any time by:

  • telephoning ACIR on 1800 653 809 (free call)
  • emailing acir@humanservices.gov.au
  • visiting their local Department of Human Services Centre

In secondary school, students are immunised by the City of Wanneroo School Immunisation Services. They attend school three times per year to provide the
following vaccinations to Year 8 students:

  • HPV (Gardasil) three injections over a one year period – all students
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/whooping cough (3 in 1 booster – Year 8) – all students
  • Chicken pox – students not previously vaccinated

Head Lice
Head lice are a common occurrence in schools. They are not dangerous or a sign of bad hygiene but they are an easily transmitted parasite, and are difficult to eradicate once infection occurs.

To help control the outbreak of lice at school, your child’s hair should be tied back if longer than collar length. If head lice are noticed at school, a letter will be sent home to all students in the cohort asking parents to check their child’s hair.

In accordance with the School Act 1999, if lice are found in your child’s hair you will be asked to keep your child at home until treatment has commenced. Your child should return to school when live lice and eggs are removed.

College Policies

The College has established policies in a number of areas. These policies are created and reviewed when the need arises. Current College policies include:

College Hours

The College Administration Office is open 8.00-4.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Opening hours on Wednesday are 8.00-3.15pm.

The College timetable runs from 8.45am – 3.10pm each school day except Wednesdays when it runs from 8.45am – 2.30pm.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

Mentor Group: 8.45am –   9.00am
Period 1: 9.00am – 10.00am
Period 2: 10.05am – 11.05am
Recess: 11.05am – 11.30am
Period 3: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Period 4: 12.35pm –  1.35pm
Lunch: 1.35pm –  2.10pm
Period 5: 2.10pm –  3.10pm

 

Wednesday:

No Mentor Group
Period 1: 8.45am –   9.45am
Period 2: 9.45am – 10.45am
Recess: 10.45am – 11.05am
Period 3: 11.05am – 12.05pm
Period 4: 12.05pm –  1.05pm
Lunch: 1.05pm –  1.30pm
Period 5: 1.30pm –  2.30pm

 

Gate Access Times – Schools Days

Westport Parade

  • Carpark, stairway and pathway gates will remain open
  • Stairway and pathway gates will be locked at 4.30pm
  • Carpark gates on Westport Parade will be locked at 6.00pm

Parents needing to drop off or collect students during the day or after school extra-curricular activities (tutoring, rehearsals, clubs, etc.) can be collected via the Westport Parade entrance.

Carlingford Drive and Kingsway Road
Gates will be open between 7.00 am and 9.00 am, and between 2.15 pm and 4.00 pm.

Macdonagh Avenue
Carpark, pathway and service gates will remain open during school hours. These gates will be locked at 5.30pm.

All gates will be locked during school holidays.

Curie Cafe

The College cafeteria, the Curie Café, is privately operated by Inspired Cravings Pty Ltd. The Café menu has been designed to follow the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink Policy, which supports and promotes healthy eating in students. The Café is open every day for recess and lunch and provide a variety of food and drinks. Click here for more information.

 

School Bus Services

A large number of our students use TransPerth services to travel to school. Safety is of paramount importance for students using public transport and parents/guardians are asked to reinforce these rules with their child.

Smart Rider cards are free for Year 7 students. There will be a charge of $5 for any replacement Smart Rider cards in all years. However, students who turn 18 during the year will be required to order an adult Smart Rider card and this will incur a $10 charge.

Lost Property & Valuables

Lost Property
All articles of clothing and equipment brought into the College must be clearly marked with your child’s name. Lost property is held at Junior Student Services. The College cannot accept responsibility for the loss of any possessions.

Valuables
Valuables of any kind should not be brought to school. Money or other valuables should never be left in school bags. Valuables are not covered by Department of Education insurance.

Personal Items Lists (Stationery/Booklist Ordering)

Information about personal item requirements for the following year is issued late in Term Four. Ordering details will be placed on the College website at that time. You are able to order online, by mail order or shopping direct at the store. Click here for more information.

Communication with families

Communication between school and home is vital to ensuring your child gets the most out of their time at school. Parents/guardians can talk to our staff at any time and we welcome your comments, whether positive or negative. Most importantly, we will always listen to you and will aim to help you if we possibly can. A full list of teachers’ email contacts is provided to parents on the contact tab of our College website.

There are a number of ways we will keep in contact with you:

1.    Teacher Meetings
Teacher meetings are held in Term One, following the distribution of interim reports, and again in Term Three after the completion of Semester One work has been reported on. These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and collaboratively develop goals for your child. We encourage you to make appointments with teachers throughout the year if you wish to discuss any issues or concerns.

2.    Connect
Connect is an excellent way to communicate with your child’s teacher, allowing a direct link to email. Connect allows parents/students to download learning support materials and tasks to be completed. It also provides a means to track student progress with tests and assignments. If you would like to register for Connect, contact the Administration Office for details.

3.    Student Reports
Formal reporting takes place twice per year at the end of Terms Two and Four.

4.    College Newsletters
The Ashdale Download newsletter is issued by email twice per term and is also available on the website. The Download contains information about educational activities and events, student and staff achievements, excursions, visitors to the College, P&C updates and other relevant College information.

5.    Website
Information and important dates are regularly updated on our website. You are also able to access a variety of links, eg. uniform ordering, absence reporting, forms, program brochures and newsletters.

6.    SMS
At times, the College may send SMS messages to parents to convey vital information or reminders. The SMS system is also utilised to advise parents of unexplained Lates and Absences from the College.

7.    Facebook
Search Ashdale Secondary College on Facebook and ‘Like’ us to keep up to date with current events and information.

Forms

Enrolment

Absences & Punctuality

Leaving before the end of the day

Students unwell at school

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program

Voluntary Contributions and Charges

Secondary Assistance Scheme

College Uniform

Medical Information

College Policies

College Hours

Gate Access Times - Schools Days

Curie Cafe

School Bus Services

Lost Property & Valuables

Personal Items Lists (Stationery/Booklist) Ordering

Communication with families

Please click on the right hand menu for links to general information about the College.

Enrolment

Ashdale Secondary College is an Independent Public School. Only children whose usual place of residence is within the local intake area for the College are guaranteed places at the College. Once the College has confirmed the number of local-intake area enrolments, applications from children outside the local-intake area can be assessed after the first Friday of Term 3 each year.

Ashdale Secondary College receives a significant number of Expressions of Interest for enrolment from outside the local intake area each year and as such a process is run to ensure fairness and equity. This includes cut off dates for Year 6 students applying for Year 7 enrolment. Please contact the College or see our website calendar for these dates. All mid year enrolments are assessed on an individual basis and therefore will require an interview to be conducted and most recent report to be provided.

Click here for more information.

Absences & Punctuality

ABSENCES:

If your child is going to be absent from school you must contact the College. Please advise us by one of the following methods:

Text Message: 0409 686 299
Phone: 9302 7100
Email: ashdale.sc.absentee@education.wa.edu.au
Online: ashdalesc.wa.edu.au (Absentee tab, bottom of the Home Page)

 

Please include your child’s name and year group in the message.

 

PUNCTUALITY:

Children who arrive to school on time are more relaxed and feel more organised, so we encourage you to assist your child in learning skills that will enable them to be punctual.

Students who arrive at school after 9.00am must enter through Student Services with a written explanation for their lateness. Students will be issued with a late slip for entry into class. Students who do not have a written explanation for their lateness will be marked on the attendance register as unsatisfactory and parents will be contacted for an explanation.

Students arriving between 8.45am and 9.00am must go directly to their Mentor class, or their first lesson on a Wednesday.

Senior school students who attend a study period must sign in and out of the College through Student Services.

 

Leaving before the end of the day

We are committed to ensuring your child is safe, so you should always let us know when your child is leaving the site early.

If your child is leaving early accompanied by you, it is a legal requirement that you sign them out at the Administration Office.

If your child needs to leave the College early unaccompanied by you, then they will require a written note from a parent or guardian. Students need to present this note to Student Services before Mentor Group to receive an Early Leave Pass. At the specified time students will show the Early Leave Pass to their teacher before signing out at the Administration Office. A Department of Education Leave Pass will be issued, which is recorded against the student’s attendance register.

Students unwell at school

Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell. Students feeling unwell at school must report to Student Services. Parents will be contacted and arrangements will be made for collection of the student from the Administration Office. At no time should your child contact you via a mobile phone to come and collect them. All contact should be via the College telephone number (9302 7100).

In an emergency, you should endeavour to take immediate responsibility for your child. If you or your nominated contact is unavailable, all reasonable measures will be taken to ensure medical attention is given as soon as possible. For this reason it is very important that your contact details are kept up to date.

Ambulance: If there is a medical emergency, parents/guardians are expected to meet the cost of an ambulance.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program

Ashdale Secondary College is committed to maximising the use of current and emerging technologies within our classrooms, providing positive learning educational experiences and preparing students for the future. Click here for more information.

Voluntary Contributions and Charges

Voluntary contributions, compulsory charges and approved funding paid by parents and guardians are used to purchase text books, materials and other resources used by students in their everyday classes.

All contributions and charges assist in providing an educational program that meets the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum and comply with the guidelines issued by the Department of Education and the School Education Act.

The College community is appreciative of the financial support given by parents and guardians which enables staff to continue to offer quality educational programs.

Payments can be made at the Administration Office by cash, EFTPOS, credit card, cheque or by direct deposit into the College’s bank account:

Account Name: Ashdale Secondary College
BSB: 066-040
Account Number: 19901762
Reference: Student Name

 

Payment plans are welcomed. Please contact the College to make arrangements.

Secondary Assistance Scheme

The State Government, through the Department of Education provides financial support to eligible parents through the Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS). The aim of this scheme is to assist low income families with secondary schooling costs.

The allowance consists of two components: $115 Clothing Allowance paid directly to the parent/guardian or the school; $235 Educational Program. Allowance paid directly to the school and is taken as payment for the Voluntary Contribution.

Application is made by parents or guardians of students enrolled in Years 7 to 12 up to and including the year the student turns 18 years of age.

Parents/guardians must hold one of the following cards:

  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Health Care Card
    Card holder must be parent/guardian. Claims cannot be made by a parent using a student’s card (i.e. the student may hold a card for disability purposes)
  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Pensioner Concession Card
    Student name should be listed on the card.
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
    Health Pensioner Card, TPI / TPI Gold Cards or State Cards cannot be accepted as they are issued for medical benefit purposes only.

The card must be current during first term Application must be in person, forms are available from Administration Office at the College. Applications close at the end of term 1. Any application received after this date will not be accepted.

College Uniform

The College community has endorsed the implementation of a Dress Code as it enhances a sense of belonging, focuses students when at school and assists with the identification of unwelcome visitors. The Dress Code also promotes a positive image of the College by ensuring a standard of presentation.

Everyday wear for girls:

  • white short sleeve button up blouse with school logo embroidered on left hand pocket
  • navy blue mid length drop waist pleated skirt
  • navy blue mid length cuffed bengaline shorts
  • navy blue straight leg bengaline pants
  • navy zip front fleece jacket or school jumper with school logo
  • navy blue uniform dress
  • headscarves should be either plain white or plain navy in colour

Everyday wear for boys:

  • short sleeve button up shirt with school logo embroidered on left hand pocket
  • navy long leg shorts
  • navy pants
  • navy zip front fleece jacket with school logo
  • Unisex sport uniform:
  • navy & white polo with school collar
  • navy microfibre sport short with white piping

Footwear:

  • shoes – black enclosed school shoes or black sport shoes with minimal colour and
  • branding; open back footwear is not acceptable
  • stockings/socks – school socks, navy stockings (girls)

In addition, students can now wear:

  • white undergarments beneath their white shirts
  • ASC sports shorts
  • navy Blue parachute style trousers
  • black shoes with minimal colour and branding
  • navy wet weather jacket with the ASC logo

However students are not permitted to wear:

  • hoodies of any description
  • fleeced track suit pants
  • any t-shirt except white under their ASC white school shirt
  • any windcheater, jacket or jumper that does not carry the ASC logo
  • striped branded trousers
  • black parachute style trousers

Closed footwear is required for health and safety reason, therefore thongs and sandals are not permitted. Students may wear a watch and simple sleepers or studs in pierced ears. Excessive jewellery is inappropriate and may be dangerous.

Denim clothing is not allowed at school as per the Department of Education policy (for further information please visit: www.det.wa.edu.au/schoolsandyou).

For ordering information, please see the Uniform – Dress Code section on the website: www.ashdalesc.wa.edu.au/students-and-parents/uniform-dress-code/
Uniforms are available from the Tudor School Uniforms shop (new location)
1/75 Excellence Drive, Wangara,
Ph. 9408 2666.

Medical Information

Medical Action Plans
Students with specific health care needs are required to have a Student health care plan. Parents are requested to complete one or more of the departments standardised Student Health Care Plans which will state the care and medication that may be needed in order to support the student while at school or on an offsite excursion. It is important that medical information is kept up to date for our school records. In order to do this the health care plans will be sent out at the start of each year and are to be returned to the administration office as soon as possible. Such plans are for students with, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes, Epilepsy and Asthma.

Medications at School
When your child is required to have prescribed medications during the school day, parents must complete an Administration of Medication form (form 3). Medication must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and details of administration.

Immunisations
Children receive all of their early immunisations prior to school entry (4-5) Years. To ensure the immunisation record presented at school entry is up to date, parents should obtain a current copy of the Immunisation History Statement prior to enrolment. Parents can request an immunisation History Statement at any time by:

  • telephoning ACIR on 1800 653 809 (free call)
  • emailing acir@humanservices.gov.au
  • visiting their local Department of Human Services Centre

In secondary school, students are immunised by the City of Wanneroo School Immunisation Services. They attend school three times per year to provide the
following vaccinations to Year 8 students:

  • HPV (Gardasil) three injections over a one year period – all students
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/whooping cough (3 in 1 booster – Year 8) – all students
  • Chicken pox – students not previously vaccinated

Head Lice
Head lice are a common occurrence in schools. They are not dangerous or a sign of bad hygiene but they are an easily transmitted parasite, and are difficult to eradicate once infection occurs.

To help control the outbreak of lice at school, your child’s hair should be tied back if longer than collar length. If head lice are noticed at school, a letter will be sent home to all students in the cohort asking parents to check their child’s hair.

In accordance with the School Act 1999, if lice are found in your child’s hair you will be asked to keep your child at home until treatment has commenced. Your child should return to school when live lice and eggs are removed.

College Policies

The College has established policies in a number of areas. These policies are created and reviewed when the need arises. Current College policies include:

College Hours

The College Administration Office is open 8.00-4.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Opening hours on Wednesday are 8.00-3.15pm.

The College timetable runs from 8.45am – 3.10pm each school day except Wednesdays when it runs from 8.45am – 2.30pm.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

Mentor Group: 8.45am –   9.00am
Period 1: 9.00am – 10.00am
Period 2: 10.05am – 11.05am
Recess: 11.05am – 11.30am
Period 3: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Period 4: 12.35pm –  1.35pm
Lunch: 1.35pm –  2.10pm
Period 5: 2.10pm –  3.10pm

 

Wednesday:

No Mentor Group
Period 1: 8.45am –   9.45am
Period 2: 9.45am – 10.45am
Recess: 10.45am – 11.05am
Period 3: 11.05am – 12.05pm
Period 4: 12.05pm –  1.05pm
Lunch: 1.05pm –  1.30pm
Period 5: 1.30pm –  2.30pm

 

Gate Access Times – Schools Days

Westport Parade

  • Carpark, stairway and pathway gates will remain open
  • Stairway and pathway gates will be locked at 4.30pm
  • Carpark gates on Westport Parade will be locked at 6.00pm

Parents needing to drop off or collect students during the day or after school extra-curricular activities (tutoring, rehearsals, clubs, etc.) can be collected via the Westport Parade entrance.

Carlingford Drive and Kingsway Road
Gates will be open between 7.00 am and 9.00 am, and between 2.15 pm and 4.00 pm.

Macdonagh Avenue
Carpark, pathway and service gates will remain open during school hours. These gates will be locked at 5.30pm.

All gates will be locked during school holidays.

Curie Cafe

The College cafeteria, the Curie Café, is privately operated by Inspired Cravings Pty Ltd. The Café menu has been designed to follow the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink Policy, which supports and promotes healthy eating in students. The Café is open every day for recess and lunch and provide a variety of food and drinks. Click here for more information.

 

School Bus Services

A large number of our students use TransPerth services to travel to school. Safety is of paramount importance for students using public transport and parents/guardians are asked to reinforce these rules with their child.

Smart Rider cards are free for Year 7 students. There will be a charge of $5 for any replacement Smart Rider cards in all years. However, students who turn 18 during the year will be required to order an adult Smart Rider card and this will incur a $10 charge.

Lost Property & Valuables

Lost Property
All articles of clothing and equipment brought into the College must be clearly marked with your child’s name. Lost property is held at Junior Student Services. The College cannot accept responsibility for the loss of any possessions.

Valuables
Valuables of any kind should not be brought to school. Money or other valuables should never be left in school bags. Valuables are not covered by Department of Education insurance.

Personal Items Lists (Stationery/Booklist Ordering)

Information about personal item requirements for the following year is issued late in Term Four. Ordering details will be placed on the College website at that time. You are able to order online, by mail order or shopping direct at the store. Click here for more information.

Communication with families

Communication between school and home is vital to ensuring your child gets the most out of their time at school. Parents/guardians can talk to our staff at any time and we welcome your comments, whether positive or negative. Most importantly, we will always listen to you and will aim to help you if we possibly can. A full list of teachers’ email contacts is provided to parents on the contact tab of our College website.

There are a number of ways we will keep in contact with you:

1.    Teacher Meetings
Teacher meetings are held in Term One, following the distribution of interim reports, and again in Term Three after the completion of Semester One work has been reported on. These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and collaboratively develop goals for your child. We encourage you to make appointments with teachers throughout the year if you wish to discuss any issues or concerns.

2.    Connect
Connect is an excellent way to communicate with your child’s teacher, allowing a direct link to email. Connect allows parents/students to download learning support materials and tasks to be completed. It also provides a means to track student progress with tests and assignments. If you would like to register for Connect, contact the Administration Office for details.

3.    Student Reports
Formal reporting takes place twice per year at the end of Terms Two and Four.

4.    College Newsletters
The Ashdale Download newsletter is issued by email twice per term and is also available on the website. The Download contains information about educational activities and events, student and staff achievements, excursions, visitors to the College, P&C updates and other relevant College information.

5.    Website
Information and important dates are regularly updated on our website. You are also able to access a variety of links, eg. uniform ordering, absence reporting, forms, program brochures and newsletters.

6.    SMS
At times, the College may send SMS messages to parents to convey vital information or reminders. The SMS system is also utilised to advise parents of unexplained Lates and Absences from the College.

7.    Facebook
Search Ashdale Secondary College on Facebook and ‘Like’ us to keep up to date with current events and information.