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Absences from School


In the event of your child or children not attending school on any day, please call us on 6205 6011 before 9.30 am. If we note your child is absent and we have not heard from you by 9.30am, we may call you at one or two locations:

  1. home, or
  2. work.

Whenever your child is absent from school we require a note to explain for this absence. If a prolonged absence is anticipated, notification of this would be valued. No child is permitted to leave the school or playground in school time without a note from parents. Your co-operation in adopting the following procedures would be appreciated:

  • If the afternoon absence is known in the morning, please send a note with the child.
  • If the afternoon absence is unexpected, please endeavour to telephone the school.

Where exceptional circumstances exist parents should contact the Principal.

After School Care


After school care is provided at the school by a Communities@Work and is conducted by experienced child care workers, and exists not only to provide care for the children of parents in the work force, but also for those who need occasional out of school hours care, perhaps to give extra time for appointments, shopping, etc. Children enrolled with Communities@Work proceed directly to the After School Care area when dismissed from class, are checked in, have afternoon tea, and are then involved in art, craft and indoor or outdoor games or excursions, under the supervision of the coordinator and Centre staff. Further information and enrolment forms, are available at the Communities@Work webpage.

Ambulance Transportation


Students injured while under supervision at school or in a school-related situation are transported free of charge to the emergency section of either public hospital in the ACT. Parents and guardians of students who participate in excursions and other school trips outside the ACT should note that free ambulance transportation only applies in the ACT. Parents and guardians are reminded to check their health cover for ambulance transportation outside the ACT.

Arrival at School


Please ensure children arrive at school in time to commence lessons at 9:00am. A late arrival is very disruptive and often your child will miss important announcements. Children should not arrive before 8:30 am as there is no staff supervision in the playground.

Assemblies


Whole school assemblies are held in the school hall commencing at 9.15am Week 3,Week 6 and Week 9 during the term.

Attendance


Regular attendance is vital as it affects school work, social adjustment and attitudes to school. Absences can be a considerable handicap to a child’s progress. However, home is the best place for a really sick child. We do not have the facilities or staff to look after a sick child. In the event of a child becoming ill at school, or where a child is unfortunate enough to have an accident, you or your emergency contact will be informed. It is important that you complete the medical form and that all listed telephone numbers are current.