A-Z Parent Information

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Head Lice

Head lice are extremely contagious but easily eradicated. Children with either eggs or live lice will be excluded from school until written evidence of treatment is produced. Please report any cases of head lice to the School Office. Download the departmental policy on Head Lice and the Department of Health fact sheet.


Home Contacts

In case of student sickness or accident, it is essential that the school be supplied with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of family or friends who can be contacted during the school day.

It is important that any changes to these names, addresses and telephone numbers be advised as soon as possible. The school sends home student information check sheets at the beginning of each school year. Please contact the School Office for more information.


Home Reading

Children learn to read by regular reading and writing. As part of the Home Reading Program we encourage preschoolers to borrow from the school library and to be read to daily by an adult. In Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 children will be taking home reading/library books on a daily basis.

Home Reading - how you can help?

  • Be a classroom helper. Each day, each class has the need for one or two helpers to support our Home Reading program. This task involves listening to children read and assisting teachers in the changing of reading materials.
  • Set aside a special time to listen to your child read; read to your child; encourage success; help to make reading a pleasurable stress free experience; work with your child to find information or to provide support when completing homework tasks.

Literacy and Numeracy workshops are held early in Term 1 to support families to help children at home. How to help children in the classroom is an important aspect of these workshops.


Homework

Communication and shared family experiences are of primary importance to children's learning and self-esteem and is a partnership between school and home. Teachers, parents and students each have responsibilities. We believe that homework is important to:

  • practise skills taught in the classroom,
  • develop study habits and organisational skills,
  • develop responsibility,
  • involve parents in the learning process,
  • pursue extra or special activities.

The particular form of school initiated homework for each unit will be explained at the beginning of the school year.

Individual teachers may require that some homework be completed. Requirements will be discussed at Information Evenings at the beginning of each school year. Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in homework and to assist when necessary.

Homework, provided it is approached correctly by your child, should not intrude unduly on leisure activities. Please discuss homework with your child's teacher if you believe it is excessive or too difficult.


Hours of Attendance

School commences at 8.50am and concludes at 3pm.  

Punctuality is important but it is unwise for children to be at school any earlier than 8.30am. The most appropriate arrival time is 8.40am.

If your child/ren arrives after the morning bell they are required to fill in a late slip at the Front Office before proceeding to class.

8.50am School Bell rings, classes commence for morning session.

11:00am - 12:00pm Lunch (including 10 minutes supervised eating time) 

12:00pm - 1:20pm Middle session

1:20pm - 1.50pm Recess 

1:50pm - 3.00pm Afternoon session

Please Note: Children cannot be left at school prior to 8.30am.