Late to School Policy

Punctuality is an important facet of our personal makeup, and a facet we promote with TSHS students with a view to engage them appropriately with each subject and maximize their learning opportunities.

The Late to School Policy aims to:

  • Promote punctuality as a worthwhile and valuable personal trait
  • Maximise learning opportunities by minimising late arrivals and disruptions to lessons.

A Late to School offence refers to:

  • Arriving to the first lesson of the day after the bell at 08:45am, more than once in a defined school week.
  • The student does not have legitimate claim to a SMS, phone call or email, or produce a note that authorises the repeat Late Arrivals (absences) from their parent/guardian.

Late To School PROCEDURES

Thornlie Senior High School has established the following procedures for students involved in Late to School offences (as defined above.)

FIRST Offence
  • SS Staff interview student and discusses further consequences for repeat offences.
  • Reprimand given with a clear warning about repeat offences.
  • Letter sent home regarding Late to School offences.
SECOND Offence
  • SS Staff interview student and administers Lunch Detention for this second offence
  • Reprimand given with a clear warning about repeat offences
  • Letter sent home regarding Late to School offences
THIRD Offence
  • SS Staff interview student and administers After School Detention.
  • Letter sent home regarding Late to School offences.
SUBSEQUENT Offences
  • Student is allocated ‘Eco-Management Duties’ in the After School Detention timeslot OR complete identified tasks for Catch-up of missed lesson time in the After School Detention timeslot. (cleaning up the yard or cleaning up on missed lesson tasks)
Case by Case
  • Students lose their ‘Good Standing’ within the school, resulting in losing privileges related to reward excursions, school representation in sports and Arts events, and other non– timetabled events on the school roster.