Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

Key school policies are found in this section. Please take the opportunity to read these policies as they contain essential information about the school’s attendance procedures. The school’s uniform policy and medical procedures. You will also find information on the school’s approach to computer use and many others. Please contact us if you require more information on any of these areas.

Middle School Work Completion
Senior School Deadline Procedures

Computer Use Agreement

Cyber Safety and GIHS Learner Laptop Program

Emergency Procedures

Evacuation – Continuous Blast of School Siren or Hand Held Siren


  • Remain calm, stop your activity and listen carefully to instructions.
  • Leave your books on your desk
  • Take valuables and medications with you
  • Walk quickly, via the nearest safe exit, to Webb Oval and report to your designated Home Group area
LOCK DOWN- Continuous repeated short blasts of School Siren or Hand Held Siren


  • Remain calm, stop your activity
  • Report to nearest staff member and listen carefully to instructions.
  • Remain in current location until advised differently by staff member.
Covering days of bushfires and fires within the school.

Full details of this policy are circulated to all parents at the beginning of the new year. A reply slip will be required for all students who live in areas which could come under threat of bushfires. Until you have all of this detail, it is sufficient to know that students will be kept at school if a hazard exists.

To ensure all student details kept on the school’s database are up to date and accurate, please fill out the Change of Contact Details form or contact Student Services on 83389763.


Medical Procedures

If a student is ill in class, he/she should inform the teacher and report to the Medical Suite (Student Services) with a signed movement slip in the diary. The Certified Senior First Aid Officer will contact the parent if required (emergency contact number is essential). The student must not go home, or back to class, without “signing out” from the Medical Suite. Medicines are not issued from the Medical Suite, or administered by staff.

If a student has a specific health or medical condition, an Individual First Aid Plan needs to be completed and signed by the student’s doctor and presented to student services for the school’s records. It is also vital that all parent/caregiver contact details are kept up to date.

Please advise of any First Aid plans, or Change of Contact details, by supplying the appropriate forms. The required forms are available under the Parents Page of this site (Change of Contact, and First Aid sections).

Student Drivers and Passengers

Students driving to and from school must provide details of their vehicle, the names of any passengers, and permission from their parent/caregiver on the Permission To Drive A Vehicle To and From School Form.


Passengers in student vehicles must provide permission from their parent/caregiver on the same Permission To Drive A Vehicle To and From School form.


Students are only permitted to use their vehicle to travel to/from school.


Inappropriate use of a vehicle will result in serious consequences.


Please note: there is no provision for student parking within the school grounds.


The Permission To Drive A Vehicle To and From School form is available from the Mentor Teacher or Sub School Leader.

Timetable Structure

Please follow the links below to view the Glenunga International High School Timetable Structure.


School Uniform Policy


Smartphones and Mobile Use at Glenunga

Student Use of Mobile Phone Devices Policy
Smartphones at Glenunga

Behaviour Policy

Bullying Prevention Strategy

Weather Policy

Cold and Wet

Students should not remain out in the open during wet, windy or extremely cold weather nor be in the direct sun when the current temperature is 36°C or above (on the BOM website). They are required to be under shelter or inside during these times. When faced with extreme heat, the EL supervisor for the day will send an ‘all staff’ email before 8:30am if the BOM website predicts the temperature for the day to reach or exceed 36°C.

See button below for more information.


Consumer Complaint Management and Resolution

Raising a complaint with the Department for Education
Parent Caregiver Who to Contact
Consumer Complaints Management & Resolutions Flowchart

Academic Policies

Academic Honesty Policy Addendum IB Academic Integrity
Assessment and Reporting Policy
Language Policy
Academic Honesty Policy
Access and Inclusion Policy