Current Student Maintenance - Flags bar

Use the Flags bar to view flags and related information on:

  • categorising students for reporting at your organisation
  • categorising students for government reporting
  • English as an additional language details
  • forms received
  • visa and passport details
  • religious sacraments.

 Opening the Flags bar

To open the Flags bar:

  1. Select Students > Student Maintenance from the SynWeb main menu.
    The Set Current Search Criteria window is displayed.
  2. Search for the student. See Searching for students.
    The first student's record is displayed on the Current Student Maintenance window. One bar is expanded depending on your last session or earlier selection.
  3. Scroll down to the Flags bar, if required.
  4. Click the Flags bar.

    : You can click anywhere on the bar to open it.

    The Flags bar of the Current Student Maintenance window is expanded.

Current Student Maintenance - Flags bar key fields and buttons

Flags area fields



External Student

Student is enrolled at another school and is undertaking classes at your organisation.

Integration StudentStudent has learning difficulties and has a staff member assigned to assist them with their integration at your organisation.
Study At HomeStudent studies from home.
Learning Pathway

Student's learning pathway. For example, International Baccalaureate.

Note: For information about defining learning pathways, see the luLearningPathway lookup table. See luLearningPathway lookup table.

Note: This field is used to report student learning pathway selections to the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). This information is included in the Register New Student File, which can be exported for submission to the QCAA using the QCAA tab of the Import/Export Student Data window. See Import_Export Student Data - QCAA tab.

New Arrivals Program

Student is part of a new arrivals program.

Receives AllowanceStudent receives a government allowance. This was formerly the Austudy/Youth Allowance.
Education Maint AllowanceStudent receives an education maintenance allowance.
Intends TertiaryStudent intends to go on to tertiary study.

Tertiary Entrance Achieved

Student has successfully achieved tertiary entrance.

In NZ MOE roll returns, this flag is selected to indicate that University Entrance has been awarded to the student. Applies to:

  • full-time secondary level students (student type is RE, FF, TPRE or TPREOM)
  • adult students (student type is RA, AD, TPRAE, TPAD or TPRAOM) leaving the NZ schooling sector and where the Reason is L, E, O, X or C.

See Updating current student details for roll returns in the Synergetic Roll returns manual.

Indigenous StudentStudent is classified as an indigenous student in your country.
Torres Strait IslanderStudent is classified as an Australian Torres Strait Islander.
Non ResidentStudent is from overseas and not classified as a resident of your country.

Birth Certificate on File

A copy of the student's birth certificate is on file.

Special NeedsStudent has special needs.
DisabilityStudent has a disability that may affect their learning.
Community ServiceStudent has completed community service.

Publish Exam Answers

Permission has been received to publish the student's exam results, including answers.

Publish Awards

Permission has been received to publish any awards received by the student.

Publish Career Information

Permission has been received to publish career information.

Refugee (Now or Last 7 years)

Student is a refugee or was a refugee in the last seven years.

Additional Learning Needs

Student has additional learning needs.

Note: Western Australian schools can select this field to define the student as an ABLEWA student.

ESL (English as an Additional Language) area fields



English as an Additional Language

Select if the student's first language is not English

Note: Maintain the values for the following fields in the luESLProficiencyLevel lookup table. See Maintaining lookup tables in the System maintenance manual.


Student's overall command of English.


Student's understanding of spoken English.


Student's ability to speak English.


Student's ability to read English.


Student's ability to write English.

Forms Received area fields




Select the date when the student's demographic data collection form was last received.

Note: This field only applies to Australian schools.


Date when the student's reconfirmation form was last received.

Acceptable Use

Date when the student's acceptable use form was last received, for the use of your organisation's computer-related resources.

Enrolment Contract

Selected if the enrolment contract was received, if applicable at your organisation.

Religious Sacraments area fields




Select if baptised and specify the date.


Select if able to take Communion and specify the effective date.


Select if reconciled and specify the date.


Select if confirmed and specify the date.

Common fields



Search Filter

The Search Filter field is located at the top of the Student Selector. This field can be used to filter students by any of the information displayed in the Student Selector.

For example to filter students by name simply type either the student's:

  • last name
  • first name
  • last name then first name separated by a comma.

To filter students by year level simply type the student's year level in the Search Filter field.

Common buttons



Create a new student. See Creating new students.

Delete the selected student. See Deleting a current student.

Display the Current Student Maintenance Search Criteria window.

You can update the search criteria and search for new students. See Searching for students.

Customise how the bars are displayed. See Customising navigation bars in the Introduction manual.

Create a new task relating to the current student. See Managing tasks in the Introduction manual.

Click to refresh information for the selected student.