The College Uniform
Wyndham College is a Uniform School.
All students must wear the specified school uniform and adhere to OH &S regulations especially regarding footwear. Uniform is collaboratively determined and is managed by the Wyndham College Uniform Committee.
Missing school means your child misses out on vital teaching & learning.
Attendance is recorded each day during timetabled classes and by a mentor teacher during administration time. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day unless your child:
- Has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)
- Is required to attend a recognised religious holiday
- Is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)
- Is sick, or has an infectious illness.
If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you may need to talk to the school principal or the school counsellor.
If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, please inform the school verbally or in writing, explaining the reason.
Buses & Trains
Getting to School
Students may travel to school by train, bus, car, bicycle, or as a pedestrian. The school is within walking distance of Quakers Hill Train Station and the Nirimba Education Precinct is well serviced by buses. A drop off bay and student carpark is provided on campus for students who travel by car. Students and parents may contact the appropriate transport authority about transportation to and from school.
Hillsbus 9890 0000 www.hillsbus.com.au
Busways 9625 8900 www.busways.com.au
City Rail 131 500 http://www.cityrail.info/
General Transport Enquiries www.131500.com.au
Contact the school for more information about transport routes or other travel arrangements to and from school.
The school student transport scheme provides subsidised travel on rail, bus, ferry and long distance coach services for eligible students.
Transport for students with disabilities
Students with a disability may be eligible for the Assisted School Travel Program.
Parents may find it helpful to plan and budget for schooling costs such as:
- School books and equipment
- Extra-curricular activities.
Voluntary school contribution
At the start of each year we ask for a voluntary school contribution to enhance our educational programs. We try to keep any additional costs to a minimum and may be able to assist families who are having financial difficulty paying schooling costs. Please contact the school for a fee schedule.
Education tax refund
If you are eligible for the education tax refund you could claim up to 50% back on your child's education expenses.
Student assistance scheme
Families who have financial difficulty paying schooling costs may be eligible for help through the student assistance scheme. Collect a "student assistance scheme" form from the front office and make an appointment to speak with the principal for a confidential discussion.