GETTING A TAX FILE NUMBER

How students can apply for a TFN

The Australian Taxation Office in partnership with Australia Post is making it easier for individuals to apply for a TFN.

Students can now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office.

Applying online is the fastest and most convenient way for students to get a TFN. More information on applying online can be found at ato.gov.au by searching for ‘QC27248’

Students who are unable to visit a participating Australia Post office will need to complete the application form Tax file number – application or enquiry for individuals form (NAT 1432). More information about lodging this form can be found at ato.gov.au by searching for ‘QC22604’

The ATO will continue working with teachers to educate students about tax and superannuation. The curriculum resource Tax, Super & You is a free, easy to use, online educational resource aligned to the school curriculum of each state and territory. This resource can be accessed at taxsuperandyou.gov.au

In the coming weeks we will provide more information by email on how students can apply for a TFN and the educational services we can provide. In the meantime if you require any further information you can phone 1300 130 282 between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Regards
Steve Vesperman,  Deputy Commissioner of Taxation

FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO USE AN IPAD AT SCHOOL

The following protocols and consequences have been introduced to ensure that students use their iPads appropriately to enhance student learning. 

IPAD PROTOCOLS

Students are responsible for looking after their own iPads and making sure that the content on their iPads is appropriate for school.

  • All iPads must be charged and ready for use before a lesson.
  • Before entering a classroom, all iPads must be turned off and covers closed.
  • At the start of a lesson, iPads must be placed where the teacher tells you to e.g. under the table, on the classroom bench, at the front of your table.
  • Do not open or turn on your iPad until directed to by the teacher.  Do not even turn it on to check the time, unless your teacher gives permission.
  • During the lesson, you may only look at apps which fit in with the lesson and are approved by the teacher.
  • Inappropriate screensavers and inappropriate images/media are not allowed.
  • You are not allowed to go on social media sites unless it is part of the lesson approved by the teacher.
  • You are not allowed to film or record any student or staff member using the camera or microphone in the device without the written permission of the College and the individual concerned.
  • You are not allowed to take photos of themselves or others and upload them to any social media websites.
  • Students are not to lend their iPads to other students.
  • Students are not allowed to go on another student’s iPad and change any settings or add any messages or other content.
  
CONSEQUENCES

 

Ignoring ipad protocols about not turning device on until directed by the teacher
  • Teacher issues warning and ipad placed on teacher’s desk  till end of the lesson
  • Persistent problem = teacher keeps student in.
Playing games on ipad and/or going on to a site/app unrelated to classwork
  • 1sttime: lunchtime detention by teacher
  • 2ndtime: official lunchtime detention
  • 3rdtime thereafter: Afterschool detention
  • Persistent problem: ipad is locked down
Accessing/using social media sites to contact other students – no threats, no bullying
  • Afterschool detention each time
  • Persistent problem: ipad is locked down
Accessing/using social media sites to harass, bully, threaten another person Using the device to photograph/film/record another person at the school without the permission of the College and the permission of the student’s parent/guardian
  • Parent contact
  • iPad is locked down
  • student is suspended
  • cyberbullying  and infringing a person’s right to privacy may end up with the police
Interfering with someone else’s ipad
  • Minimum afterschool detention
  • Restitution if necessary
Deliberately damaging someone else’s ipad
  • Parent contact
  • Pay for repair
  • Police report if necessary
Theft of an ipad
  • Parent contact
  • Suspension
  • Reported to the police

 

 STUDENT EMAIL LINK:

 

STUDENT WELLBEING LINKS:

Beyond blue mental health well being

Headspace youth mental help

Kids help line

STUDENT WELLBEING

How we can help:

  • counselling
  • quiet place to talk
  • peer mediation
  • assistance with uniform and books
  • forgotten your lunch
  • adolescent health nurse

Making appointments:

  • See Mr Ward to make an appointment time during class time
  • drop in for a visit during recess or lunch

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