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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.

Our intention is to provide the best possible communication between College staff and parents or caregivers. If you have any feedback on College communication, we would welcome your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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:

  • Email Student Administration office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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.

ENROLMENTS
If you have a sibling to enrol at the College, please register your son/s at https://www.marash.qld.edu.au/enrolments/online-application

If you wish to withdraw your son from the College, a term’s notice is required as per the Enrolment Agreement. Please contact your son’s Head of House and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and advise your son’s departure date.

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.

  • Mr Bruce McPhee: 07 3858 4535; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mr Brett Gillett: 07 3858 4509; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mr James Metzeling: 07 3858 4641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mrs Angela Simpson: 07 3858 4515; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LOST STUDENT ID CARD PROTOCOL
If your son loses his ID Card we recommend taking the following actions;

  1. Place a block on the card immediately (the block will only last 24 hours)
  2. If not found within 24 hours transfer all funds into the parent account
  3. Ask your son to report the lost card to Student Administration
  4. Order a new ID Card via the QKR App
  5. Once the new card has been ordered it can be collected from the IT department
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