School hours and attendance

SCHOOL TIMES: DAILY TIMETABLE

8.30                                        Classroom open

8.40 – 10.30                          Learning commences

10.30 -10.50                          Morning recess

10.48                                      Warning siren

10.50 – 12.30                         Learning resumes

12.30 -1.05                            Lunch – Children eat their lunch under teacher supervision

in the undercover area for the first 10 minutes.

1.02                                        Warning siren

1.05 – 2.45                             Learning resumes

2.45                                        School finishes

ARRIVAL TIME AT SCHOOL

Children should not arrive before 8.15am. If they do, it is expected that they assemble in the under cover area before classes commence, where they are supervised. Students are to be seated in the under cover area. Students accompanied with a parent/carer may wait within the school e.g. wet areas. Normal school rules apply when using these areas. The siren will sound at 8.30am for teachers to open their classrooms.

 

ABSENCES

If your child is absent from school we suggest you phone the school as early as possible and leave a message for the classroom teacher informing them of your child’s absence, especially in cases of extended absences. All absences should be explained in writing on your child’s return to school. (This is a legal requirement in the Education Act.) Home visits for lunch must be covered by a written explanation. Regular home visits for lunch may be covered by one written explanation, at the beginning of each term. Absences totalling 10 days or more, whether consecutive or accumulative will be followed up formally by the Associate Principal. This also includes students who are continually late to school. Arriving late interrupts their learning and can also disrupt the learning of others. We have three designated Attendance Officers who can support you with school attendance issues.