General Information

General Information

 

Absences (children)

In the first instance parents/caregivers are required to phone the school to advise of their child’s absence. Upon their return children are required to bring a note explaining any absences. These notes, which in the case of children in Years 3-7 may be in the child’s diary or in R-2 Communication Books, are to be dated and signed by the teacher.

Accurate records of student absentees is a legal requirement and is audited on a regular basis.

Telephone messages about student absences are recorded at the front office and a duplicate copy of the message is given to their teacher. The school office is open from 8.30am – 3.30pm.

Canteen

Lunches can be ordered daily through the school from a local deli Monday to Friday. Food is not available for purchase at recess times.

School FrontCollecting children early

Children are not permitted to leave the school grounds during the school day unless collected by a parent/caregiver or an adult member of the extended family. Parents/Caregivers collecting children early must report to the Front Office upon arrival and record the early collection. A print out is then given to the teacher in charge when their child is collected.

Collection of monies

All monies coming into the school can be paid between 8:30am and 3:30 pm any day at the Front Office. Children are encouraged to bring all money in envelopes clearly stating name, room number, amount and purpose for payment.

Excursions

Teachers organise school excursions and on occasions camps to complement their current learning program. Cost is always a consideration when planning excursions and every effort is made to make sure parents/carers are given enough warning so that they can budget for any payments that may be requested. Permission for local excursions (i.e. walking distances) is agreed to at enrolment and can occur at any time.

Lesson periods

8:30am Grounds open, teacher on duty in school.
8:50am Lessons commence.
10:50am Recess.
11:15am Lessons resume.
12:50pm Lunch time play.
1:25pm Afternoon lessons resume.
3:00pm Dismissal
On the last day of each term school is dismissed at 2:00pm.

 

Newsletter

A newsletter is published fortnightly on Thursday. The newsletter is distributed one copy per family via the oldest child at the school and made available via this website.

Student Health

A School Services Officer is on duty during school hours. We contact a parent/caregiver as soon as possible, as the best place for a sick child is at home.

Uniform

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There is a code that students are expected to observe. The school colours are red, black and white.

Printed Polo Shirts and either Bucket or Broad Brim hats are available for purchase from the Front Office. Other items such as plain red jumpers, plain black shorts/pants/skirts are available from local retailers.

Wet/Hot Weather Policy

On days when weather prevents outside play, children will remain indoors. All students must wear a sun safe hat throughout the four terms whenever they are outside. (A ‘No Hat No Play’ Policy applies).