School Hours & Supervision
Lessons commence each day at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:15 pm. The school grounds are open to students from 8:10 am to 4:00 pm. Supervision will be provided between 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Special arrangements will be made concerning authorised school activities that require students' attendance at the School outside these hours.
The office hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Office staff can only conduct office functions such as fee payments and EFTPOS during these hours.
Students who arrive late must report to the School Front Office; students will be provided with a 'late pass' and must present this upon arrival to their classroom teacher. A Front Office staff member will mark and adjust the class roll noting their arrival time. Where possible, a parent must accompany them to the Front Office.
Students may not leave the School premises during school hours without being signed out by a parent/guardian. A Front Office staff member will mark and adjust the class roll noting their departure time and/or reason.
Absence from School & Extended Leave
Parents/Guardians will be notified of absences if the Office has not received notice of the absence via a text message through the Compass App. Parents/guardians must notify the Office before 9:00 am where possible.
If students feel unwell at School, they must inform their classroom teacher, who will ring the Front Office advising them that a student will be escorted by another student/teacher's assistant to the Front Office. They will be monitored by Front Office staff, who will liaise with a Leadership Team member when possible and whether parents are required to be contacted. If students feel unwell during recess or lunch, they must go straight to the Front Office for assistance.
Unable to Participate in Sport
A written note of explanation or email from a parent/guardian or a medical certificate should be given to the Office.
Restricted Items at School
Students are not allowed to use mobile phones or other electronic devices at School. These items should be switched off at all times and kept in a safe place (bag or tub).
Under no circumstances are students to use their mobile phones to contact parents between (8:30) and (3:30). If they need to contact parents, this must be arranged through the School Office. Likewise, any parent needing to contact their child(ren) between (8:30) and (3:30) should phone the School Office.
Security of Ownership
All articles of clothing, bags, books, stationery items, calculators and so on must be clearly marked with the current owner's name.
Students should not bring to School more money than is needed for the day and must accept responsibility for its use and whereabouts. If, for some exceptional reason, a larger sum than usual is brought and needed for after School, it must be lodged (in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the student's name) at the school office for safekeeping and claimed at the end of the day.
The Lost Property baskets are located in the Shelter & at the Front Office. Please clearly label all items that are brought or worn to School.
Messages for Students
If you have a message for your son/daughter, please let the Office know as early as possible and preferably before 2:30 pm to ensure that notes are able to go out with the class message bags. In case of emergencies, there will be exceptions to this rule; however, a paramount aim of the School is to safeguard the students' classroom learning time as much as possible.
Change of Address/Family Circumstances
Parents are asked to promptly notify the School of any change of address, phone number, email address or place of employment. When parents arrange for students to stay with relatives or friends while they themselves are away from home for a period of time, the Office must be informed in writing. We need particulars relating to the name, address and phone number of relatives/friends and the duration of the student's stay.
Similarly, any change in family status, such as a separation, must be notified to the School. This is not only for administrative purposes but also so the School can work for the pastoral welfare of the child(ren).
It is a legal requirement that all visitors to our school premises must sign in at the Front Office.
While this may sound daunting and unfriendly, particularly as we wish to encourage parents to come to the School and feel welcome, you must report to the Office first in order for us to comply with child protection legislation.