The leaving class has a defined program to follow. Copies
are available on file.
If there is a student who the class teacher and subject
teachers feel should be at the Centre longer, the student
should be transferred to another class before entering the
CHOICE OF HIGH SCHOOLS
With a few exceptions e.g. senior college placement for
older students, the local comprehensive high school will
meet a student’s needs. Curriculum is largely similar,
although special electives and options may be only available
in some schools. Socially a local network of friends is
more likely to develop. A local school also means less time
wasted in travel.
Should a specific school need to be recommended this should
arise in placement discussions between the class teacher
and counsellor prior to parent interviews.
Local v Non local Placement
There is a defined local area for each school. Maps are
available at the Centre.
Non local placement cannot be guaranteed.
Government policy is that students have a right to attend
their local government high school. High schools are required
to keep a “buffer” of places for local students
who may enrol during the course of a year. Despite this
some schools find their buffer fills rapidly because of
rental accommodation factors in their local area.
Some schools may be unable to accommodate even local students,
especially later in the school year.
Parents have the right to request an out-of-area placement.
However, this request can be denied on the grounds that
there may be no vacancies for non-local students. Addresses
are strictly monitored to avoid false claims for placement.
In an effort to advise schools of numbers of prospective
enrolments each term the IEC surveys parents as to their
preferred H.S. Advice is given to the schools and waiting
PROCEDURE FOR DEPARTURE OF STUDENTS
Wk. 10 Term BEFORE EXIT
- Class teacher gives names of exiting students to Office
staff in the term before Exit.
- Class Teacher and Counsellor meet to discuss year level
of placement and any special requirements or recommendations.
e.g. senior college placement.
-Progress reports commenced
- Students not exiting should be nominated at the staff
meeting for a different class from the commencement of the
next term. If this is not possible it should be made very
clear to the student that s/he is not to exit
If an individual student can not be sent on School Experience,
inform Head Teacher,
Counsellor and Office staff before arrangements/placements
are made. (e.g. for
Yr 6 students who cannot go to Yr 7 until the following
- Issue letters to parents inviting them to Exit Meeting
Wk. 1: EXIT TERM
- Finalise progress reports
- Confirm parents’ attendance at meeting
- Book interpreters if required
Wk. 2 EXIT TERM
Confirmation/selection of High schools and Year levels.
Non local H.S. choices must be made with valid educational
reasons, as listed on the placement form.
Once the placement form is returned/completed the IEC will
act on the choices given. Negotiations will only be entered
into if the selected H.S. has no vacancies.
Wk. 3 EXIT TERM
Office attempts to confirm placement selections with H.S.
Exit report disks issued for teacher comments
Wk. 4 &5 EXIT TERM
- Exit reports finalised, including a sample of student’s
unassisted writing. -
Student buddy letters completed.
Student buddy letters written.
Students will be given a buddy to look after them (in a
lot of cases this will be an ex-student of this Centre)
while they are at the school.
Wk. 6 EXIT TERM
This will be WORK EXPERIENCE week for senior students.
Buddy letters and exit reports collated and sent to schools.
Wk. 7 EXIT TERM
Teachers prepare students for their week at High School,
(e.g. explaining role of
buddies, name of contact teacher, map of area showing school).
Wk. 8 EXIT TERM
SCHOOL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
The intention of this week is for students to become familiar
with the physical
Environment of school and with their choice of subjects.
Preparation for enrolment
at the commencement of the following term should take place
(elective choices etc.)
During this week the role of the teacher is to make appointments
to visit the contact teachers (usually ESL staff) and the
students and make sure everything goes smoothly.
Wk. 9 EXIT TERM
Debrief from school experience program and continue H.S.
Help make final elective choices if this has not already
NO SCHOOL CHANGES WILL BE MADE unless in
the case of a change of address. (Documents must be sighted).
Prepare graduation folio (references and
FOLLOWING SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Preparation of Graduation folders:
Transfer to high school slip
BHIEC Graduation Certificate
Letter of attendance (Confirm with Office staff)
Link Day Invitation
Class photo (by arrangement with Chris Lawrie)
This takes place for students over 15 years of age in Week
6 of the final term. Class teachers prepare students for
work experience through preparation of resumes, role playing
interviews, writing of job applications (see Work Experience
file). Work Experience teacher, Simone Mataio, finds jobs
for students, takes care of paperwork (insurance forms,
permission notices), goes through ‘Work Experience
booklet’ with students, confirms their attendance
at work then visits students during their week at work.