Illness Misadventure @ St Mary's

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Instructions for students in Year 10, 11 and 12 who miss assessment tasks.

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Illness Misadventure @ St Mary's

  1. 1. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE What you need to do if you miss an assessment task or are late on the day of an assessment task
  2. 2. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • The day of an assessment task means the day of an in-class task OR the day a task is due to be submitted
  3. 3. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • If you are unwell or unable to complete a task to your true ability DO NOT SIT THE TASK. If you sit a task and then say you were sick or upset etc, this cannot be taken into consideration. Your paper will be marked as is.
  4. 4. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • YOUR PARENT/CARER MUST RING THE SCHOOL BY 8.45 IF YOU ARE ABSENT ON THE DAY OF AN ASSESSMENT TASK OTHERWISE YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZERO
  5. 5. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • All hand-in tasks must be submitted before 8.45am (years 11 and 12 to Student Office; Year 10 in undercover area)
  6. 6. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • Some Year 10 tasks only may be submitted during class time or as directed on assessment notification.
  7. 7. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • Please note that FOR YEAR 10 ONLY – if a hand- in task is not submitted on the due date a penalty of -10% per day will be incurred.
  8. 8. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • On the day you return to school you must get an I/M form from the Student Office or Mrs Halcrow
  9. 9. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • An I/M form must be accompanied by a medical certificate or a misadventure statement. Very few circumstances do not require this and will be decided by counsellors, Year Coordinator or Mrs Halcrow
  10. 10. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • Please note that a doctor’s certificate must be dated on the day of illness – it cannot be back dated e.g “Mary states that she was sick on March 10”
  11. 11. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • The I/M form must be completed and returned to Mrs Sue Flint in the Kulilla Centre within • 5 days of return to school
  12. 12. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • If the form is not returned within 5 days you will receive a zero for the task unless there are exceptional circumstances
  13. 13. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • To complete an I/M form properly, you need to ensure that all sections are completed and all signatures acquired (yours, parents Year Coordinator and KLA coordinator – Mrs Halcrow will sign after you give the form to Mrs Flint). DO NOT hand an incomplete form to Mrs Flint or it will be returned to you
  14. 14. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • When you see the relevant subject coordinator to complete his/her section of the form a decision will be made as to whether you complete an alternate task or receive an estimate
  15. 15. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • Do not assume what the coordinator’s decision will be.
  16. 16. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • If an alternate task is decided you must be prepared to do it within the next few days at the coordinator’s discretion
  17. 17. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • IT IS NOT YOUR DECISION AS TO WHETHER YOU DO THE TASK AND WHEN
  18. 18. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • If you do not follow these steps you WILL receive a zero. You will be interviewed by Mrs Halcrow and she will phone your parents. An ‘N’ Award warning letter will be mailed to your parents
  19. 19. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE • If you receive a zero you have the right of appeal. An appeal form may be obtained from Mrs Halcrow and needs to be returned within 7 days of the date of the letter sent to parents
  20. 20. ILLNESS/MISADVENTURE QUESTIONS ???????
  21. 21. PLAGIARISM • Plagiarism occurs when work of another author is used in a student’s work without acknowledgement • The college has a very strong policy against plagiarism of any type • If a task or part of a task is plagiarised the marker will determine which sections of the work are involved
  22. 22. PLAGIARISM (cont’d) • The work is then taken to the Academic Care Coordinator who, in consultation with the Dean of Studies, will determine the degree of penalty to be applied. • No teacher feedback or communication about the task will be given until a decision is made about the plagiarised work
  23. 23. PLAGIARISM (cont’d) • The student involved in the plagiarism will be interviewed by the Academic Care Coordinator and advised of the decision • The teacher will then be advised • Only then will the task and feedback be given to the class.

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