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SCHOOL HOURS 

8:30am Morning supervision 

8:55am - 11am morning session

11–11:40am Lunch                            

11:40–1:20pm middle session

1:20pm - 1:50pm Afternoon Break

1:50pm - 2:55 Afternoon Session

SCHOOL TERMS AND HOLIDAYS

Term 1 Wednesday, 27 January to Friday, 08 April (Holidays Mon 11 April 2016 to Mon 25 April 2016)2016 

Term 2 Tuesday, 26 April to Friday, 30 June (Holidays Mon 4 Jul 2015 to Mon 16 July 2016)

Term 3 Monday, 17 July to Friday, 22 September (Holidays Mon 26 September 2016 to Fri 7 October 2016)

Term 4 Monday, 9 October to Tuesday, 15 December (Holidays Wed 21 December 2016 to Thu 26 January 2017)

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAYS

School development days are the first day of Term 1, 2 and 3 and last two days of Term 4. These days enable the whole school staff and interested parents to participate in a range of activities aimed at overall development of the school and the professional learning of teachers. Topics may include staff training on new curricula, teaching and learning issues, school and Department priorities, student welfare and long term planning for the school. On these days parents are required to make alternative childcare arrangements for their children.

 

ASSEMBLY

School assemblies are held on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 in the School Hall.  Merit Awards are presented to students for quality work, effort or behaviour. PBS awards are also presented at these assemblies. Sporting awards and ribbons are given out at Wednesdays assemblie's. These dates are published in the fortnightly Wani to give parents an opportunity to attend on these specific dates.  Parents are welcome to attend assemblies, seating is provided at the back of the hall.

ATTENDANCE

Good attendance at school is essential if children are to learn successfully and that is why it is a legal requirement that students attend school every day unless they are sick or some urgent family circumstance prevents them from coming to school. Class rolls are marked at the beginning of every school day as an official record of attendance. The Department of Education monitors school attendance and follows up instances of high absenteeism and / or unexplained absences. When students are absent for all or part of the school day, parents are required to provide a note explaining the reason for the child's absence or via our Absence Notification form. If students are absent for more than two days they are required to provide a doctor’s certificate. Lateness to school is regarded as a partial absence and all children who are late to school are required to go to the office on their way to class and collect a Student Late Note. If a student is to leave early, parents and/or carers are to see the office to sign them out and receive a Student Leave Note, which is given the classroom teacher.

BIKES & SCOOTERS

The school has a policy on riding bikes and scooters to school. The focus of the policy it to ensure the safety of all students, including those who do not ride to school. Students must be 10 years of age and pass a bike/road safety test to receive their Bike License in order to ride to school unaccompanied. Students wanting to take this test must see Miss Britton. All Students must dismount from scooters and bikes before entering the school grounds and along the footpath outside the school. All bikes and scooters must be secured to the bike racks for the duration of the school day. The school accepts no responsibility for bikes left on the school premises during the day.  

Younger students, K–Year 4 – are allowed to ride bikes to school only if accompanied by a parent. The scooters of younger students (K‐4) must be taken home by their parents during the day.

HOMEWORK

Homework provides students with an opportunity to consolidate their classroom learning experiences. It also helps parents to follow the experiences and progress of their child at school. Each teacher provides a program of homework, which includes Home Reading. Ask your child's teacher for further information about homework.

LOST PROPERTY

To prevent the loss of valuable clothing and other belongings, the school requests that parents clearly label all clothing and belongings that children bring to school. We return all lost property directly to students whenever the student's name is clearly marked on those belongings. When names are not written on belongings, they are sent to the Lost Property Box which can be found on the veranda of the Library entrance. Lost property is held until the end of the term and then unclaimed uniforms are added to the Second Hand Uniform Pool run by the P&C. 

PLAYGROUND

The school playground is large and provides a range of grassed and paved areas for the recreational activities of students. It is well supervised during all school breaks to ensure the safety of students. Before school and at recess, two teachers are rostered to patrol the playing areas and supervise or provide assistance as required. During lunch 3 teachers are rostered. Playing areas are clearly designated and school rules guide students' behaviour. During breaks, students are expected to play cooperatively and respect the rights of others to play safely without undue interference or disruption. Students who infringe on the rights of others may receive written warning.  The school seeks the support of parents in promoting safe and respectful play and encouraging their children to solve problems that arise during play in peaceful ways or to seek teacher help. We also request that parents inform the school promptly if they become aware of any difficulties their child may be experiencing in the playground. After school the office quadrangle is supervised until all students have been picked up.