Unless there is some extraordinary reason, children should not arrive at the school or be in the school grounds before 8:15am. Supervision commences at 8:15am. Extraordinary reasons for arriving early must be discussed with School Administration.
It is very important that the children are at school in time for the 8:40 am bell.
Children are obliged to leave the school grounds immediately upon dismissal, unless waiting for the arrival of parents or buses.
Leaving the School Grounds
Children are not permitted to leave the school grounds during school hours unless accompanied by a parent or unless a note is presented indicating parental permission. Please refer to Early Release section below.
If it is necessary to collect your child earlier than 3:00pm, you must sign the child out in a book, which is kept in the school office. This is so we account for all children in an emergency situation. If your child returns again throughout the same day, they must be signed back in.
Children who arrive at school after 8.40am need to collect a late slip from the office. This slip is to be presented to their teacher.
If a student is absent for whatever reason, please inform the school either by Skoolbag app, telephone, email at firstname.lastname@example.org on the morning of the absence or in advance if the reason is known.
Student Attendance – SMS Management Alert
The school sends SMS Messages to advise parents if their son or daughter is marked absent (unexplained) or are recorded as arriving late to school without explanation.
In situations where the parent has informed the school of the absence there will be no SMS message sent. I encourage all parents to provide timely advice of absence via Skoolbag (Parent eForms), email or phone the school.
A note is also required if a child is unable to participate in any aspect of the school program (eg sports, physical education, etc).
If your child is to be away for a number of days and requires schoolwork, please give the class teacher at least overnight notice. We ask for your co-operation in this matter.