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Rules and policies

Dagun State School has a variety of policies and procedures to ensure that expectations and guidelines are clear. Students are provided with the information included in these policies and are expected to comply with the expectations at all times. These policies are also in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone who is a part of our school community. Access to our different policies, including our responsible behaviour plan (PDF, 638 KB), can be found in our forms and documents section.

Uniforms

All students are strongly encouraged to wear the Dagun State School uniform each day, reflecting pride in oneself and our school. Our uniform is unisex – comprising a bottle green polo shirt with School logo and bottle green shorts or skort. Our Winter uniform includes a bottle green tracksuit. Fashion wear is not considered appropriate for school.

For safety reasons, all students are required to wear suitable closed in footwear at all times. Sandals and thongs are not acceptable for school activities

Students must wear sun safe, brimmed hats during outdoor activities (including Physical education lessons). Caps are not acceptable at any time. The 'No hat – No play' policy applies at Dagun State School.

Attendance

It is expected that children will attend school every day unless ill or have a prior commitment or appointment. At Dagun State School we expect every child is learning every day.

It is important students are punctual for school. They should be at school before the first bell to allow them time to settle down and prepare for the start of the school day. Except in exceptional circumstances, there should be no need for children to be at school before 8.00 am.

Childrens best learning time is at the start of the day that's when every minute counts the most. Children who habitually arrive late or depart school early are compromising their learning. What sort of start is your child getting? The table below shows how lateness can effect overall attendance time at school.

​He/she is only missing just ​That equals ​Which is ​and over 13 years of schooling that's
​​10 minutes per day ​50 minutes per week ​Nearly 1.5 weeks per year ​Nearly half a year
​20 minutes per day ​1 hour 40 minutes per week ​Over 2.5 weeks per year ​Nearly 1 year
​Half an hour per day ​Half a day per week ​4 weeks per year ​Nearly 1 and a half years
​1 hour per day ​1 day per week ​8 weeks per year ​Over 2 and half years
 
It is important that students consistently and regularly attend school. Regular absences accumulate and student learning is adversely affected. One or two days a week doesn't seem much but the table below shows how it can add up over time.
 
​If your child misses ​That equals ​Which is ​and over 13 years of schooling that's ​This is equal to
​1 day per fortnight ​20 days per year ​4 weeks per year ​Nearly 1.5 years ​finishing at grade 11
​1 day per week ​40 days per year ​8 weeks per year ​Over 2.5 years ​​finishing at grade 10
​2 days per week ​80 days per year ​16 weeks per year ​Over 5 years ​finishing at grade 7
​3 days per week ​120 days per year ​24 weeks per year ​Nearly 8 years ​finishing at grade 4

Homework

Students in all classes are given homework on a daily or weekly basis. Set homework is generally revision of content covered during the week, including spelling and reading practice. Assignments which children can research and complete over several weeks may be set for older children. Homework is monitored carefully and is expected to be completed daily, but should not be a stressful occasion. Daily practice will establish good work habits and routines for children. These habits will be beneficial in high school and tertiary studies, and in life. If you or your child experiences problems with any aspect of homework, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher and discuss the matter with them.

Education Queensland has released a homework in state schools policy (PDF, 109 KB) that sets out guidelines for homework, including the amount of time students should spend on  homework each week.