Parents

ANNUAL SATISFACTION SURVEY

This link provides access to the Annual Satisfaction Survey for UC Senior Secondary College, Lake Ginninderra.

Access codes have been sent by email to all parents of attending students.

If you have not received an access code, please contact the front office (61420222)

The survey results will contribute to our school improvement processes. It won’t take much time (about five minutes) and will help us greatly to understand areas where we are doing a good job and areas for further development.

Your responses will be combined with those of other parents and carers to give us a picture of how satisfied parents and carers are with our school. The survey includes general satisfaction items together with two specific modules designed to measure elements of school climate and parental engagement. The school climate module is part of a longitudinal study being conducted with assistance from researchers at the Australian National University. The parental engagement module is part of the Progressing Parental Engagement in the ACT project being conducted with assistance from the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth.

Your survey responses will be anonymous; however, if you choose to answer the voluntary demographic questions, survey administrators may be able to identify you in some circumstances. If that is the case, your responses may be regarded as personal information and will be handled in accordance with the Territory Privacy Principles set out in the Information Privacy Act 2014.

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.