School Hours & Supervision
Lessons commence each day at 8:50 am and conclude at 3:15 pm. The school grounds are open to students from 8:20 am to 3:40 pm. Supervision will be provided between these times. Access for OSHC via the Mooball Street gate is open until 6 pm.
The office hours are 8:20 am to 3:45 pm. All Office operations are conducted during these hours.
If students arrive at school after 8.50 am, they are required (preferably with a parent/carer) to go to the Office and complete a late note. This late note is then brought to the class teacher and recorded in the class roll by Administration staff.
If a student is collected early, the parent/carer will complete an early departure note, and this will be recorded in the class roll.
If a parent/carer is collecting a student during the day with the intention of returning the student to school, they will need to fill in an early departure slip and, when returning back to school, a late arrival slip.
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 (App). Parents/guardians must notify the Office before lessons begin.
If students feel unwell at school, they must inform their teacher. The teacher, in consultation with our Admin staff, will determine if the student needs to report to the Admin Office. If students feel unwell during recess or lunch, they must go straight to a teacher on supervision duty, who may then send that student to the Admin Office for assistance.
Unable to Participate in Sport
A written note of explanation from a parent/guardian or a medical certificate should be given to your child’s classroom teacher or Admin Office.
Restricted Items at School
Students with electronic devices including mobile phones/iPads/Smart watches and are only permitted at school at the discretion of the Principal and parents and then for safety reasons only. They are to be turned off (or switched to School Mode) before entering the school grounds and not turned on until leaving the grounds. Children are not permitted to carry or use them whilst at school. Electronic devices must be kept in the child’s bag.
Children who fail to follow these guidelines will need to show why their privilege should not be revoked. The school does not accept responsibility for any electronic devices (mobile phones/iPads) brought onto its premises. For security purposes – students are welcome to hand their electronic devices into the School Admin office at the beginning of the day prior to 8:50 am and collect their devices after the school bell at 3:15 pm from the Office.
Students with Smart Watches that have internet access are required to place these watches on SCHOOL MODE during school hours. Students are not permitted to send SMS messages from their Smart Watch during school hours.
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.
All articles of clothing and personal belongings should be clearly and permanently marked with the child's name. Lost property is kept for a time. Lost property crates storing lost items are located outside the playground toilets. If unclaimed, it is sent to the local St Vincent de Paul store.
Messages for Students
If you have a message for your child/ren, please contact our School Admin office. The School Admin office will pass your message onto your child’s classroom teacher, who will then relay the message to your child/ren.
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).
In compliance with child protection legislation, it is a legal requirement that all visitors to our school premises must sign in at the front office.