Please read Every Day Counts - Student Attendance at Box Hill High School, which outlines the importance of attendance at school and our process for absences, late arrivals and leaving school early.
Permission to leave early will usually only be granted if a Compass absence is authorised or a signed note provided from parent/guardian. Students who do not have authorisation from their parent/guardian will not be permitted to leave the school grounds. We impose this restriction in the interests of safety of students and having regard to our responsibilities to parents/guardians.
In this regard, we request parents/guardians ask for permission for students to leave school during the day only if absolutely necessary. Again we stress the importance of unbroken attendance at all classes unless ABSOLUTELY unavoidable.
If a student is unwell during school hours and needs to go home, they must report to the First Aid Officer in the General Office. Once the parents/guardians have been notified, the student will sign out via the Compass kiosk or with the Attendance Coordinator. Students must not ring directly home for parents to come and get them.
Homework is a teacher-assigned and teacher-monitors learning experience that takes place outside the classroom.
Students may be expected to complete unfinished class work at home, but they may also be expected to complete research tasks, assignments and revision for tests and exams that consolidate their learning, organisational and study skills.
Our school Canteen is centrally located in our quadrangle, allowing easy access and seating, and is open for both recess and lunch. We have plenty to offer. Great healthy options include sushi, yoghurt, home made soup, foccacias, rolls, wraps, sandwiches, daily specials, water, milk, juices and more.
Claire is our onsite Canteen Manager; she and her team serve our students and staff at Recess and Lunchtime and everyone enjoys the varied menu and friendly service. There are plenty of choices on offer. Great healthy options include sushi, yoghurt, home made soup, foccacias, rolls, wraps, sandwiches, daily specials, water, milk, juices and more.
Bocca provides an online ordering option. Orders can be placed up to 10am on the same day and students can collect via a priority queue. Parents are required to register at the Bocca website.
Online ordering instructions and Price List can be found on Compass/Community/School Documentation/Canteen.
Students are not permitted to possess or smoke cigarettes, possess or use or be under the influence of alcohol or unprescribed drugs or other substances harmful to health, at school, on school excursions, or in transit between school and home. Cigarette lighters are also forbidden at school.
If students are taking prescribed medication it is essential that the medicine involved be left at the General Office.
Students should be aware at all times of the need for safety and care at school, and to and from school. If a student becomes aware of a possible health and safety risk, this should be entered in the appropriate book in the General Office.
Students who become ill at school should report to the General Office to see the School’s First Aid Officer. First Aid assistance will be given, but if necessary, parents will be called to collect unwell students.
We ask most strongly that a student NOT be sent to school if they show signs of being unwell.
It is essential that a current emergency phone number is listed on each student’s record on our computer system.
Any change to the home address or telephone number, or to the emergency contact person, should be notified in writing to the office immediately.
Students are allocated a locker at the beginning of every year.
They are responsible for providing a good quality lock, and should leave a spare key, appropriately labelled with the students name, with their Year Level Coordinator.
Any articles found at school should be handed in to the Resource Centre. Lost keys are kept at the General Office. It is recommended that valuables NOT be brought to school.
The two inter-house sports days, Swimming and Athletics, are highlights of the school year and VCE students have the opportunity to provide direction and leadership at these events. Attendance is compulsory at these events and students are also encouraged to participate in Round Robin tournaments throughout the year.
Box Hill High School is ideally located on public transport routes.
The school is a three minute walk from Laburnum Station. As well, Box Hill High School is well serviced by buses. Buses to Doncaster and Box Hill Central stop outside the school. A bus for Knox City and Forest Hill is a five minute walk away along Middleborough Road.
Students aged 5-18 can travel to and from school using a child/concession Myki. They must carry their student ID card with them when using concession Myki cards.
Students can also obtain a half or full year concession Myki for travelling to school. An application form should be obtained from a staffed railway station, completed with two current photos of the student affixed to the form, then brought to the General Office for verification. The form cannot be verified unless the student is actually in attendance at the school.
For information on Myki school student travel - https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/concessions-and-free-travel/children-and-students/school-students/
For general information on Metro trains - http://www.metrotrains.com.au/