School Hours & Supervision
Lessons commence each day at 8:45 am and conclude at 3:00 pm. The school grounds are open to students from 8:20 am to 3:30 pm. Supervision will be provided between these times.
Special arrangements will be made concerning authorised school activities that require students' attendance at the School outside these hours.
The office hours are 8.30 am to 3.30 pm. All Office operations are conducted during these hours.
Students who arrive late must report to the office with a note explaining why they are late; alternatively, a parent must accompany them to the office. This will be noted as a late arrival in the attendance tracking on Compass.
Parents/guardians must collect their children from the Office before leaving the school grounds.
Absence from School & Extended Leave
Parents/Guardians will be notified of absences if the Office has not received notice of the absence via a text message through the Compass App.
If students feel unwell at school, they must inform their teacher. The student will then go to the Front Office. If students feel unwell during recess or lunch, they must inform the teacher on duty.
Unable to Participate in Sport
A written note of explanation from a parent/guardian or a medical certificate should be given to the class teacher.
Restricted Items at School
Students are not allowed to use mobile phones or music players at school. These items should be switched off at all times and kept in the Office.
Under no circumstances are students to use their mobile phones to contact parents between 8.30 am and 3.00 pm. If they need to contact parents, this must be arranged through the School Office. Likewise, any parent needing to contact their child(ren) between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm should phone the School Office.
Security of Ownership
All articles of clothing, bags, books, stationery items, calculators and so on must be clearly marked with the current owner's name. Valuable school time should not be wasted looking for lost or otherwise ‘missing’ articles.
Students should not bring to school more money than is needed for the day and must accept responsibility for its use and whereabouts. If, for some exceptional reason, a larger sum than usual is brought and needed for after school, it must be lodged (in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the student’s name) at the school office for safekeeping and claimed at the end of the day. School fees should be deposited at the School Office before school.
The Lost Property basket is located outside the assembly room. Please clearly label all items that are brought or worn to school.
Messages, Visitors and Family Circumstances
Messages for Students
If you have a message for your son/daughter, please let the office know as early as possible.
Change of Address/Family Circumstances
Parents are asked to promptly notify the school of any change of address, phone number, email address or place of employment. When parents arrange for students to stay with relatives or friends while they themselves are away from home for a period of time, the office must be informed in writing. We need particulars relating to the name, address and phone number of relatives/friends and the duration of the student's stay.
Similarly, any change in family status, such as a separation, must be notified to the school. This is not only for administrative purposes but also so the school can work for the pastoral welfare of the child(ren).
It is a legal requirement that all visitors to our school premises must sign in at the front office.
While this may sound daunting and unfriendly, particularly as we wish to encourage parents to come to the school and feel welcome, you must report to the office first in order for us to comply with child protection legislation.
Compass Parent Guide
The Compass Parent Portal is an online portal that allows you to access up-to-date information about our school and your child’s progress.
The portal is accessible via the web and also via the Compass School Manager App (available for download via the App store on your device).
Within the Parent Portal are many different features, including the ability to:
- Add Attendance Notes.
- Communicate with your child’s teachers.
- Monitor your child’s homework and assessment tasks.
- View Semester and Progress Reports.
- Book Parent Teacher Conferences.
- Consent and Pay for school events.
- Order school lunches via the Canteen.
- Order uniforms via the Canteen?
- Make school fee payments.
- View school news items.