We are located on the corner of Smith and Macquarie Streets in Parramatta. We are easily accessible by public transport as our centre is across the road from Parramatta bus and rail interchange.
Macquarie Street is a one way street heading into Parramatta. Entry to school is through the gates on Macquarie Street, on the left hand side, just before the lights, opposite Barrack Lane. If travelling by car, drop off and pick up is possible on Macquarie Street, near the entry. Longer term parking on the street is subject to parking meter.
At the Arthur Phillip HS centre there is an expectation that all students will prepare themselves adequately for all formal exams, tests and assessment tasks. These are listed in the assessment booklet that all students receive at the start of each course. Formal tasks will be used to collect assessment data and will be used for reporting purposes.
Other homework may be formal or informal, and may be given as a regular part of the lesson each week. Teachers are responsible for monitoring the completion of any homework given.
As homework is valued by the school community, junior students who fail to complete homework will be intrinsically penalised as they are not completing core work, revision, assessment task preparation and extension activities. Senior students, in addition, will be penalised by lack of preparation for formal assessment tasks, leading ultimately to a reduced final assessment mark, and possibly formal warnings.
Class teachers are responsible for monitoring the completion of homework by students. Students who do not complete homework will have the class teacher issue verbal warnings and follow up the completion of work the next week. Further non-completion of homework will mean the teacher will make telephone contact with the student's family to advise them, and seek support to ensure the completion of set homework.
When concerns continue, written warnings may be issued to families, managed by the Curriculum coordinator. If ongoing, the curriculum coordinator will intervene further to ensure parent support by formal phone contact, and if necessary, parent interview.