Students must wear clothes that are neat, clean and in good condition. Clothing that is too revealing or brief is not suitable as school wear. Singlet tops and/or thin strapped tops are unacceptable. All tops must completely cover the torso, Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than mid thigh. Closed-in shoes must be worn at all times. Under no circumstances are thongs to be worn at school. The NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act states that enclosed leather shoes must be worn in science and practical subjects. Hats/caps and sunglasses are recommended when outside.
Mobile phones and other electronic devices used for entertainment are discouraged at school. However if a student does bring a mobile phone to school, it should be turned off during lesson time and kept secure and out of sight (including ear pods). Using a mobile phone, texting and playing games during lesson time will result in the confiscation of the mobile phone until the end of the school day. The school is not responsible for the loss or theft of mobile phones, ipods, mp3 players or any other electronic entertainment device that is brought to school. The teachers and administrative staff are not to be requested to investigate lost or stolen electronic devices.
Computer Usage Policy
All students of Mosman High School must abide by the following rules when using technology at the school.
- I will not give anyone my password.
- I understand that I am responsible for all activity in my e-learning account.
- I will refrain from accessing areas of cyberspace that would be considered offensive in the judgment of the School Principal because of pornographic, racist, violent, illegal, illicit or other content.
- I will tell my teacher if I find any information that is inappropriate or makes me feel uncomfortable. I will delete inappropriate material.
- I will tell my teacher if I think someone has interfered with my account.
- I will not reveal personal information including names, addresses, credit card details and telephone numbers of others or myself via the Internet or school intranet.
- I will not use valuable Internet time playing non-educational games. Playing Internet games slows the network and affects the learning opportunities of other students in the school.
- I will not use my e-learning account for personal gain or illegal activity.
- I will be courteous and use appropriate language in all communication via the Internet. Therefore, I will refrain from using obscene, harassing or abusive language and will report any cases of such usage against me to my teacher.
- I understand the school and the Department of Education and Training may monitor all information sent and received and are able to trace activity to specific user accounts.
- I will follow teacher instructions and use Internet services for purpose which support my learning and educational research.
- Plagiarism is unacceptable. Therefore I will use any downloaded material in any appropriate manner in assignments, listing its source in a bibliography and clearly specifying directly quoted material.
- I will not damage or disable the computers, computer systems or computer networks of the school. Furthermore, if I discover any methods of causing such damage I will report them to my teacher and I will not demonstrate them to others.
- If I violate any of the terms of this agreement, I will be denied access to the Internet for a time to be determined by the Principal and may face further disciplinary action as determined by the Principal.
Support Teacher for Learning Assistance (STLA)
Our school staffing entitlement includes a support teacher to assist students experiencing learning difficulties. This staff member is on site for two and a half days per week and provides mostly withdrawal assistance with individual and small groups of students.
The school counsellor is on site for five days per week (Monday to Friday) and provides a highly valuable service to students, parents and staff. The counsellor assesses individual student learning potential and provides staff with recommendations for improving students learning outcomes. Individual students consult with the counsellor on a private confidential basis.
Parents may ring the school on on 9968 1006 to organise appointments with the counsellor.
The school has a full time careers teacher who delivers career information as part of the Year 9 and 10 curriculum and provides ongoing advice and information about university and TAFE courses. The careers teacher provides expertise to other staff in implementing the school-to-work components of Stages 4 and 5 subject curriculum. The careers role also involves coordinating students who are enrolled in TAFE courses that form part of their HSC curriculum. Many of these courses have a vocational orientation that assist students to gain valuable employment skills.
The aim of Career Education is to assist students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to make informed decisions about school and post-school options and enable their active participation in working life.
The learning process in Career education is both ongoing and recurring. If students are to be adequately prepared to make realistic career decisions about school and post-school options, they need to be continually reviewing, updating and expanding their awareness and understanding of the world of work.
To achieve the outcomes of the program students in class are able to do a basic self -directed search which will produce a list of occupations, matching the responses to the questions for which they may have an interest; they are all issued with the Job Guide; all attend the Northern Beaches Careers market in May and may participate in Work Experience throughout the year.
Students are all expected to develop their own action plan and career and training pathway and know how to compose a resume, write a job application letter and research jobs and careers on the internet. Guest speakers are invited to the school to present seminars on goal setting, interview skills and other topics.
Students in year 12 are able to do a computer program, which produces an interest profile and possible career paths. They are all issued with the UAC Guide, outlining all university options, are assisted in applying for scholarships and access schemes; and those applying for TAFE are issued with the TAFE application forms.
All students are encouraged to make a time to speak to the Careers Adviser concerning their career choices.