School Hours and Supervision
Lessons commence each day at 8:55am and conclude at 3:10pm. The school grounds are open to students from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Supervision will be provided between these times.
Special arrangements will be made concerning authorised school activities that require students' attendance at the School outside these hours.
The office hours are 8:00am to 3:30pm. Office staff can only conduct office functions such as fee payments and EFTPOS during these hours.
Students who arrive late must be accompanied by their parent or carer to the office, where they are signed in by the accompanying adult, indicating the reason for the late arrival. The student will be provided with an office card to present to their teacher, indicating that they have been signed into the office.
Students may not leave the school premises during school hours without being signed out through the office by a parent or carer, providing the reason for the early departure.
Absence from School and Extended Leave
Parents or carers will be notified of absences if the office has not received notice of the absence via the Schoolzine app, phone call or in person. An explanation will be required for recording absences in the school attendance system.
If students feel unwell at school, they must inform their teacher, who will communicate with the office staff. The student will then go to the office to be assessed, and contact with a parent or carer will be made where necessary. If students feel unwell during lunch breaks, they must inform a duty teacher, who will provide them with an office pass. The student will then go to the office to be assessed and contact with a parent or carer will be made where necessary.
Unable to Participate in Sport
A written note of explanation from a parent or carer should be given to the office and class teacher.
Restricted Items at School
Students are not allowed to use mobile phones or other personal devices at school. These items will be handed in at the office on arrival at school, where they will be stored safely throughout the day. They must then be collected when classes finish and can only be used when students have left the school grounds.
Under no circumstances are students to use their mobile phones to contact parents once inside the school gates. If they need to contact parents, this must be arranged through the school office. Likewise, any parent needing to contact their child(ren) must phone the school office.
Security of Ownership
All personal articles of clothing, bags, books, stationery items and so on must be clearly marked with the current owner's name. Valuable school time should not be wasted looking for lost or otherwise ‘missing’ articles.
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 safe-keeping and claimed at the end of the day.
The Lost Property basket is located at the BBQ area near the canteen. Please clearly label all items that are brought or worn to school to avoid loss.
Each student in Year 5 and 6 is issued a school diary. This should be used for:
- communication between school and home; and
- recording home learning, assignments and other important school events.
Messages, Visitors and Family Circumstances
Messages for Students
If you have a message for your child, please let the office know as early as possible to allow for messages to reach their class before they leave for home or bus lines.
Change of Address/Family Circumstances
Parents and carers are asked to promptly notify the school of any change of address, phone number, email address or place of employment. When parents or carers 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. The school requires 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 a requirement for contact and 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 office, or, if dropping a child off before school commences, using the QR code on the entry gate and pathway.
While we wish to encourage parents and carers to come to the school and feel welcome, you must sign in first in order for us to comply with child protection legislation and ensure accountability to all onsite in the event of an emergency.