Class rolls are kept in accordance with Departmental Policy. A written explanation is required whenever a student has been absent. If a student is going to be late to school or absent it would be appreciated if a phone call could be made to the Front Office. If a child is likely to be absent from school for a prolonged period please contact the teacher who may suggest activities for the child to complete during the absence. Unexplained absences will be followed up by the school with a letter or phone call to the family. Children are not permitted to leave the school or playground during the school hours (9.00 am - 3.00 pm) without permission from the Principal and a note from their parents. Parents/Carers must sign a book at the Front Office when taking children in or out of the school in school hours. If children are late to school they must be signed in at the office by their parents.
After School Hours Care Centre
The Centre’s aim is to create a secure atmosphere where children can relax after the school day. Afternoon tea is provided, and varied activities include craft, art, music, cooking, games, computers, puzzles, and a range of sporting activities. The Centre is open from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm each school day.Vacation Care is provided every school holiday from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm and is located in the school hall. A Parent Management Committee runs the Centre which is staffed by a trained Director, Co-ordinators and Assistants. Details of enrolments, fees, etc are available from the Afters Office on 6205 5985 and 0410 620 559. The Afters office hours are 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm.
Communication between school and home is highly valued. Parents are asked to make an appointment for any discussion with the Principal, Deputy Principal, Counsellor or teachers. An appointment will be arranged at the earliest possible time and attention will be given immediately to urgent issues.
Arrival at School
Please ensure children arrive at school in time to commence lessons at 9:00 am. A late arrival is very disruptive and often your child will miss important announcements. Children should not arrive before 8:40 am as there is no staff supervision.
Assemblies are planned and occur in a cycle of junior, senior and whole school assemblies. All assemblies occur on a Friday ( within the three week rotational timetable) and commence at 9.15am. These assemblies feature singing, drama, reports from students, displays of work, awards and general announcements. Whole-school gatherings create a cohesive school community and maintain a heightened school spirit. Parents are welcome to attend.