need help or information?
teachers are able to help students with enquiries. However, the first person for
you to talk to is your Home Care Teacher / Mentor or your Community
Student Counsellors and Chaplain have special skills in helping students and the
Student Services Office provides a
wide range of services and information.
/ Caregivers who require any information or wish to make an appointment with a
teacher should telephone the school on (08) 8522 2044.
become ill or injured?
Students are to report to Student Services Office with a note from the teacher
Students should report alone, unless obviously distressed
If a student needs to rest in the sick room, a diary note will be made of the
time the student returns to class and should be shown to the subject teacher.
the case of serious injuries in the school grounds, a runner is to report to the
Student Services Office and the Senior First Aid Officer will go to the accident
site. The Principal or the Deputy or Assistant principals will be notified as
soon as possible.
First Aid Officer will assess the seriousness of the injury and make judgements
based on training.
who are ill or who have had an accident at school, will be assessed by the First
Aid Officer as follows:
critically injured will be transported to a hospital by an ambulance
who are ill will be observed until such time as they can return to class or
a parent / caregiver arrives at school to take them home
who choose to rest in the sick room will be monitored for the length of one
lesson. They will then either return to class or parents / caregivers will
be notified to collect them from school.
note: Panadol / Aspirin will not be dispensed by the school under any
want to catch a school bus?
student who lives more than 5 kilometres from the nearest Government Secondary
School or bus route is entitled to travel on a Government School bus .
Application to travel on a bus should be completed when enrolling at Gawler High
School. Bus routes are also provided at the time of enrolment. There is a bus
officer at the school who manages the buses and will answer any queries.
travelling on a school bus, students are expected to:
only on the bus for which they are entitled.
alteration to travel arrangements must be made through the bus officer with
a note or a phone call from the student's parent, or by personal contact
from the parent.
courtesy and respect for the bus driver and the other passengers.
until the bus is stationary before getting on or off.
walk in front of or behind the bus until it has moved away from the stop,
and when there there is a clear view in both directions, cross the road.
inappropriate behaviour on a school bus may lead to a student being barred
from using a school bus.
am late or absent?
absences or late arrivals at school must be explained in a note from the parent
/ caregiver. If a student arrives at school after Home Care, he / she must sign
in on the computer provided in Student Services; a receipt will then be printed
which must be signed by the student services officer and then presented to
the teacher on arrival at your lesson.
is also necessary that parents / caregivers telephone or notify the school in
writing immediately of any absence through sickness or any other cause.
no circumstances should a student leave the school during school hours without
parental permission and signing out at the Student Services Office.
is reported to DETE attendance counsellors.
need to leave the classroom?
should not be out of class unnecessarily. If you have to leave your class for
any reason, you must carry your diary with the movement pass filled in by your
teacher or timetable if a Stage Two student.
you find something, please hand it in immediately at the Student Services
Office, as this is what you would like others to do for you. You should take
care of your possessions and ensure that all belongings, including your uniform
are clearly labelled. Valuables should not be brought to school.
are discouraged from bringing valuable items to school as loss or damage may
occur and the school cannot accept any responsibility if this happens. Lockers
are available for hire and at the end of the year, upon return of the locker
key, your deposit will be refunded. We recommend that calculators be clearly
engraved with the owners name.
you do lose something of vale, then you should report it to the Student Services
Office, put a notice in the student daily bulletin and tell your Home Care
want to enrol my child at the school?
the school on (08) 8521 2400 and tell the receptionist you are enquiring about an
enrolment. The receptionist will fill in an enrolment enquiry form and ask you
for the following details:
name, address and contact details
name, date of birth, address and contact details
information will be passed on to a student counsellor who will contact you
promptly to discuss the enrolment.
Please note: An enrolment
enquiry is an enquiry only and not an automatic enrolment.
want to be a parent volunteer?
contribution which parents and other members of the community have made at
Gawler High School is highly valued and we aim to enhance those contributions.
Participation by volunteers is welcomed in a wide range of areas including:
believe that volunteers are an integral part of our school community.
Accordingly, we will ensure that:
are encouraged to participate in negotiated activities at Gawler High
are made for the induction of volunteers, including a support package.
want to contact my child at school?
contact your child at school only if absolutely necessary as it can be difficult
for staff to locate them due to student movement during lesson. You can do this
by phoning the school on (08) 8512 2400 and leaving a short message and contact
number. Please note that students are not allowed to have mobile phones switched
on during lessons.
want to speak to a staff member at school?
telephone the school on (08) 8512 2400 and leave your name, contact number and a
short message so that the person you wish to speak to can call you back as soon
as they are available.