School-assessed coursework (SAC) has to take place in class time. Therefore, students must attend school for their SAC sessions.
The following rules will apply if a student is absent from a SAC session:
SAC dates are indicated on the SAC Calendar accessed via the PHSC Homepage. Please not these dates are indicative only and may change due to unforseen circumstances.
The PHSC VCE Attendance policy was developed to fulfill VCAA requirements.
For each semester-length unit the following attendance policy applies:
If a student’s absences reach six unexplained or thirteen in total, the subject teacher will arrange an interview with the level coordinator and the student to undertake an enrolment review. Parents/guardians may be contacted at this stage.
A student may be eligible for exam assistance or adjustments to work load if affected to a significant degree by illness or other serious problems, or if he or she is disadvantaged by any physical disability or other impairment such as a learning problem. These arrangements are negotiated between the student and their parents, teachers and the coordinators. The principal makes the final decision about all cases of Special Provision.
For further details see the VCAA publication "Special Provision".