ABSENTEES

All absentees should be phoned through to the school through the absentee line on 08 9303 7526 before 9:00am.

The school will contact all parents whose children are not at school after this time.

Non-attendance is followed up in several ways:

  • Students who attend holidays with their parents must fill out a leave form to signify days that the student will be absent and work is set by the teacher. Parents are responsible for communicating with the teacher and following up this work with their child.
  • Reminder forms are sent out to parents who do not send in an absentee note.
  • Follow up is conducted by Assistant Principals at various times during the each term.  Normally a phone call or meeting for parents who do not comply.
  • Principal conducts an interview with parents to determine issue.  A resolution is determined and acted upon.
  • Attendance information is included in each child's semester report.

SCHOOL TIMES

The school day begins at 8:30am each morning. This is the time that children need to be in class. There is a warning bell at 8:25am that will inform the teachers to open their doors. Children are not permitted onto the school grounds before 8:10am unless they are participating in a scheduled school activity. Students should also not be left outside the school gates unattended. 

Kindergarten and 3+ Program students are to be supervised by parents and carers until they are admitted into the classroom at 9am.  

The gates will be locked at 9am each morning but anyone arriving after 8:30am will be asked to collect a late note from the office. All late arrivals should enter via the office to receive this late note. Kindergarten operate on a different timetable and this has already been explained to them.

Parents who wait with their children before school must ensure that they are being fully supervised, otherwise all children are to remain in the undercover area or the courtyard near the school administration. Due to the confined space near the classrooms we request that children supervised by their parents do not play in this area. Staff will request students playing in these areas before school to sit down in the undercover area.

The school gates will be locked during the day and the only entry into the school will be through the administration building. The gates are opened at 2:30pm each day and parents are welcome to sit and wait for their children in the school grounds. We would request that you do not enter the undercover area if a lesson is in progress for the safety of the children and yourself.

Supervision for pickup occurs from 2:50pm to 3:10pm.  Any students remaining at the pick-up area at 3.10pm are taken to the school office where parents and carers can collect and sign them out.

8:10am Gates Open (supervision commences) School Office Opens
8:25am Classrooms open
8.30am School Day Commences
9:00am Kindergarten Commences
10.30am —10:50am Recess
12.30pm —1.10pm Lunch
2:40pm Kindergarten Concludes
2.50pm End of School Day
3:10pm Supervision Ends

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

Playground equipment is out of bounds before and after school  until all students not involved in after school programs have been collected.  Students who are waiting for extracurricular activities with their parents/carers after 3.20pm are able to use the playground areas only under the direct supervision of their parents or carers.  (Before school handball after 8.10am up until the commencement bell is permitted).

SCHOOL OFFICE

The school office is open between 8.10am – 3.30pm daily. Telephone messages for children should be restricted to URGENT messages only.  Please note that if you ring the office you may need to leave a message as office staff may be busy dealing with others.