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.
Link to: ACT Health Head Lice Fact Sheet
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.
Home and Family Contacts
It is essential that the school maintain accurate contact information for students. Please ensure you advise the front office if any of the following contact information changes:
- Mobile, home or work phone number
- Personal, home or work email address/es
- Residential and or mailing address
- Any of these details pertaining to other nominated contacts for your child
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
The Chapman Primary School day commences at 8.50am and concludes at 3pm.
- 8.50am - 9.00am School bell rings, class rolls are marked and classes commence for morning session by 9.00am
- 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
- 3.00pm School day ends
Punctuality is important but it is unwise for children to be at school any earlier than 8.30am. The most appropriate arrival time is from 8.40am to 8.50am.
If your child arrives after the 8.50am morning bell they are required to visit the Front Office staff before proceeding to class, and attendance will be recorded correctly on their class roll.