Our School Day
Please ensure your child is at school by 8:45am. It is very disruptive for everyone and impacts on the whole class when children arrive late. A “Late” Pass must be collected from the school office for each late arrival along with the reason for arriving at school late. This is then handed to the teacher in the classroom. Similarly, if a student is required to leave school early, an “Early Departure” Pass must be collected from the office and provided to the class teacher.
Children need to sign in and out using the IPad in the school office if arriving late or leaving early.
School Commences 8.55am
Recess 10.55am to 11.25am
Lunch 1.35pm to 2.15pm
The school and grounds are under supervision by teachers between the hours of 8.40am and 3.30pm.
Unless special arrangements are made, parents should be aware that children in the school grounds outside these hours will not be supervised, and there may be no assistance available in case of accident. At lunch play and during recess, two teachers supervise the yard on a duty roster, to assist children in times of need. They wear high-vis vests for easy recognition.
The Department of Education requires students to be at school every day, unless they are ill, and teachers are required to record the reason for a child’s absence from school. A note, telephone call, email or completing absence form online or via the school app is sufficient.
If collecting your child from school at any time other than the normal dismissal time, you must come to the office and sign your child out on the iPad for an early departure and take an Early Departure slip to the class teacher.
This procedure must be strictly adhered to, and is in place to protect your child, you, and the school.
Please note that unless a request is received in writing, children can only be released to a known adult.
Similarly, children cannot leave the school ground at any time without the direct permission of a Principal, and a note is received from a parent. This includes going home for lunch. If your child does arrive home unexpectedly, please notify the school immediately.
If your child is absent from school without a reason, expect a phone call from the school to enquire as to why your child is absent.