School hours/Attendance

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School commences at 8.50 am. Please note that your child must not arrive at school before 8.35 am. If your child needs to arrive before then written notification is required.

First instruction period 8.50 am – 10.30 am
Morning recess 10.30 am – 10.50 am
Second instruction period 10.50 am – 12.20 pm
Lunch 12.20 pm -1.00 pm
Third instruction period 1.00 pm – 3.10 pm

Punctuality

Students who arrive at school on time are more relaxed and feel more organised. We encourage you to assist your child by being punctual. If your child arrives after 8.50 am they need to sign a late slip at the front office. Punctuality is also very important at the end of the day. Children do get distressed if parents are late to pick them up, and teachers need this time after school to prepare for the next day’s lessons. If you are delayed please call the school as soon as possible on 9345 8100.

Children leaving school grounds

Once a child arrives at school that child becomes the responsibility of the school. Permission is not granted for the children to leave the school grounds except in special circumstances and with written consent of the parent or guardian. Children who regularly go home for their lunch are required to produce one general covering note to the class teacher.

Picking students up early

If you need to take your child off the school premises during school hours you are required to complete a form at the school administration office prior to collecting your child. A copy of this form is then handed to the class teacher before collecting your child.

Absences

Every day is important to your child’s education. Unfortunately, children do get ill or have appointments that they must attend. If your child is absent, please contact the school by either calling 9345 8100 or providing a note to the classroom teacher.

If your child is absent for a long period of time (i.e. sickness, vacation etc) please provide a written explanation to the classroom teacher or through the school office.

If your child is unwell, please do not send them to school. If your child is unable to participate in normal school activities you will be contacted and asked to collect them.

If your child is sick or involved in an accident at school, you will be contacted by phone so please ensure your contact details are kept up to date. Sick children will not be allowed to walk home – you must pick them up.