It is appreciated that, from time to time, children will be absent from school due to illness or the need to travel to other towns for various activities. As these absences can affect the teachers’ programming for the day, it would be appreciated if you could advise the teacher concerned as to when and for how long your child will be absent from school. If you anticipate an absence of one week or more, you need to seek the principal’s approval by informing the office or principal directly in writing. If your child is absent for more than three days, due to illness, a medical certificate is required.
To confirm any absence please either send a note to your child’s class teacher upon return or call the office of the day of the absence stating the reason for the absence.
Absenteeism Policy 2018 (PDF, 241KB)
Getting to school on time (PDF, 235 KB)
The Miami State School community supports the wearing of a school uniform and a student dress code in accordance with Part 10 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006: Student Dress Code and Uniform Policy. This reflects the school community standards and is consistent with occupational health and safety and anti-discrimination legislation.
The Uniform Dress Code Policy forms part of the Miami State School's Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students and is endorsed by the P&C Association. As part of the plan, the policy will be reviewed every 3 years. The dress code is periodically reviewed and evaluated by the P&C Association with advice of any changes communicated to parents/carers and students in writing by way of the school newsletter before changes are implemented.
To find out more click on the following Link: School Dress Code (PDF, 602KB)
Sun protection policy
The school adopts a “no hat – no play” policy to sun protection. Children are required to wear a good protection hat when outside at anytime. A school hat is available to be purchased from the tuckshop. This applies during outdoor lessons and playtime. All hats are to be labelled and kept in each child’s school bag. Hats may be laundered at parent’s discretion. Sun block is also available for students to apply before outside activities. Please read our Sunsmart Policy (PDF, 276KB).
Should your child require medication whilst at school we need to follow the following procedures to ensure that any medicine is administered safely and correctly:
Parents must notify the school in writing of any health condition requiring medication at school.
A medication permission form is available at the office for parents to complete if school staff are required to administer medication or assist in the management of a health condition.
The school needs to be notified in writing of any requests and/or guidelines from medical practitioners including potential side effects or adverse reactions.
All medication to be administered must be provided in the original labelled container.
Ensure that medication is not out of date and has an original pharmacy label with the students name, dosage and time to be taken.
The school must be notified in writing of any change to the dosage required; a letter must accompany this from a medical practitioner.
Medication is never to be left in student’s bags. Parents must deliver this to the office.
These requirements are for the safety of all our students.
See medication permission form (PDF, 464 KB).
Early Childhood Development Program
Miami State School’s Early
Childhood Development Program (ECDP) is co-ordinated by the Head of Special
Education Services and staffed with a Special Education Teacher, Teacher Aide
and Auslan staff for hearing impaired students.
makes deliberate and well-informed decisions to promote and enrich children’s
holistic learning and development. We pride ourselves on building effective
communications and respectful relationships with family, community and a
professional to effectively monitor and assess children’s who have a disability
learning, and progress. To find our further information about the Policy click on the following link: Early Childhood Development Program Policy (PDF, 233KB)
Special Education Program
Special Education Program (SEP) Policy at Miami State School is constructed
around the notion that all students have a right to quality, individualised and
self-place learning. This policy is also based on the understanding that all
educators are special needs teachers and that the process of collaboration
amongst parents, teachers, teacher aides, administrators, Education Queensland
and outside agencies and services is vital to providing quality outcomes for
all students at Miami State School. See special education program policy (PDF, 367KB)
Partnerships Mid-Coast Cluster
The Mid-Coast Cluster is a Professional Learning Community with a collective responsibility for improved student performance. We are committed to improved quality in teaching and learning practices through collegiality, generosity of spirit, and shared practice.
Within the Mid-Coast Cluster of Schools, students enjoy opportunities to interact in learning, leadership, sporting and cultural opportunities. To find out more follow the link: partnerships mid-coast cluster (PDF, 216KB)