HAVE YOUR FAMILY CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGED?
To ensure we are able to contact parents and guardians quickly and easily in an emergency, please check the contact details listed for you in the Parent Lounge and update if necessary.
Where there has been a family separation and parents now reside at different addresses, please be aware we can effectively manage separate contact details on our system without compromising communication regarding your son. In the case of separated families, it would be ideal to have an Emergency Contact listed for each parent. If there is a new family court order in place and you require conditional communication or separate billing, please let us know.
SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS BEFORE SCHOOL
Parents, please be aware that the College’s formal yard supervision of students commences at 8:15am every school day.
Those boys who are attending sports training or other planned activities will always be supervised by the adult(s) in charge and, from 7:30am, boys are welcome to go to either of the libraries or to the Centre for Learning Enrichment for tutoring and other assistance. While there are always adults close by around the school from 7:00am these people are not actively supervising any early arrivals. Parents should take this into consideration. As there is no formal supervision prior to 8.15am, students who are at school prior to that time are required to sit quietly in the yard if not otherwise engaged as listed above.
ABSENCES AND/OR EARLY DEPARTURES
For your son’s safety and your own peace of mind, please notify the College of absences and/or early departures:
- Ring the College Absentee Line: 07 3858 4697
An SMS alert will be sent to parents of students recorded as an unexplained absence.
STUDENTS ARRIVING LATE
MUST sign in at the Student Administration offices (Primary School: Years 5 to 6 and Student Administration: Years 7 to 12) BEFORE going to their scheduled classroom. An email will be forwarded to parents when their sons arrive late to school, advising their arrival time and reason.
STUDENTS LEAVING BEFORE THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY
Year 5 to 6 students must report to the Primary School office when they want to leave.
Year 7 to 12 students must also present a Head of House signature when signing out at Student Administration before they leave.
If you have a sibling to enrol at the College, please register your son/s at https://www.marash.qld.edu.au/
COLLEGE MAIN ADMINISTRATION
A reminder to all parents, that the hours for the College Main Administration are 8:00am to 4:00pm during term time. The College Main Administration is closed during the holidays.
A MESSAGE TO PARENTS ABOUT CHILD PROTECTION
The College has a Child Protection policy which can be accessed through the Parent Portal. The College takes its child protection responsibilities seriously. Please contact the College’s Student Protection Officers if you are concerned about the behaviour of anyone, which is causing you or your son concern. Our Student Protection Officers are Mr Bruce McPhee (Deputy Headmaster), Mr Brett Gillett (Acting Head of Students), Mrs Angela Simpson (Head of Teaching and Learning) and Mr James Metzeling (Head of Boarding). Contacts are below. It is their responsibility to receive reports from students, parents and/or staff of any child protection matters. This includes reports of abuse, or likely abuse, harm or likely harm.
LOST STUDENT ID CARD PROTOCOL
If your son loses his ID Card we recommend taking the following actions;
- Place a block on the card immediately (the block will only last 24 hours)
- If not found within 24 hours transfer all funds into parent account
- Ask your son to report lost card to Student Administration and order a new one
- Make sure there is $25 in your son’s MyMonitor Tuckshop account to pay for new card, AND that all spending limits are removed for the payment
- Provide lunch for your son until the new card has been received