Parents

2017 Satisfaction Survey

Parents and carers, school staff and students (in years 5 to 12) will be asked to participate in these important surveys. The survey results will contribute to the school improvement process,which aims to achieve high standards in student learning, innovation and best practice in Canberra public schools.

Although the survey is voluntary, we hope you will want to participate. It won’t take much of your time and it will help us understand areas where we are doing a good job and areas for further development. An email about the parent and carer survey has been sent to you on August 8. The key ACT results from the 2016 School Satisfaction Surveys have been published on the Education Directorate website (www.education.act.gov.au) and a summary of our school results is provided in our 2016 School Board Report.

The link for the survey is here. Your access code is in the email sent to you. If you do not have access to this email please ring the Front Office - 61420222

FLEXIBLE LEARNING at LAKE G

The college is continuing in 2017 to trial flexible delivery of classwork when a teacher is absent.

For some classes, when a teacher is absent, notification will be given to students through Google Classroom, and work will be assigned to students as the lesson for that day.

The Library will be available for students to work in and to access computers. Clarification about the assigned work can be had from the executive teacher for that subject area or from the classroom teacher on their return.

Students should check the account linked to their Google classroom regularly, or set up email forwarding so that notifications can be easily received. Email/contact details should be kept up to date with the school.

If your family has opted out of Google Classroom, then the absent teacher will email the student the work for completion. Teachers will inform student services, and attendance will show “I” (sanctioned program) for that lesson.

The assigned work is a replacement for a class; failure to complete the work will result in an unexplained absence for that lesson.

This page is designed for administrative information for parents.

Student Absences

Staff at UC Senior College use Appsence to maintain and manage student class attendance.

Appsence is a smartphone app that provides real-time notification of student attendance for parents, students and teachers, ensuring that all members of our community are aware of student absence from class.

Parents can download Appsence from the App Store for their iOS smart phone or Google Play store for Android smart phones. Using the username and password provided by the school, parents may log in to the app and keep themselves informed of their child's attendance.

The app also provides the option to explain student absences as a result of sickness or other approved leave.

If parents do not know their username and password, they can contact Student Services preferably using the email registered as theirs with the school to request the details.

Students can ask at the Student Services window for their username and password to access Appsence.

Complete documentation and user guides for Appsence are available for download from the links below:


Please Note: Parents/carers may choose also to notify the college of a student absence using one of these methods:

  1. Written absence explanation using the Notification of Absence form or other note.
  2. Explanation of absence via the Lake G email – LakeG@ed.act.edu.au
  3. Telephoning the Front Office. A note will be required to formalise the notification in college records.

When explaining an absence, please provide all of the following information:

  • Student name
  • Parent/carer name
  • Mobile contact
  • Date and time of absence
  • Explanation/reason for absence

Dress and Uniform

There is no formal uniform at Lake G. However the appearance and clothes worn by students must be appropriate to the academic purposes of school.

In specialist classes students must meet footwear and dress requirements to participate in class.

For general academic classes clothing should be comfortable for the student and for the teacher and other students in the class.

Students may be requested to change clothing where this standard is not met.