School Day

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  1. The School will be open for the hours as specified by the Education Act.

  2. Under normal circumstances children should not arrive at school before 8.30am, when classrooms will be open for children.

  3. Please make sure you have your child at school by 8.50 each morning. This gives them time to get bags unpacked, get set up for the day, and have a chance to greet and connect with their classmates. We all understand that every so often your morning routine doesn’t go quite as expected (we’ve all had those days) but it is important that children are well set up for the day. You will know that self-conscious feeling when, even as an adult, you have to walk into a meeting a bit late and it’s just the same for children coming into class when the learning is already underway. 

    Also, if your child is going to be late or away from school for any reason it is very
    Important that you let the school office know (there is a button on the website for you to do this
    easily) and leave a message stating your child’s name, room number and reason for absence. This
    is to ensure that we can account for the safety of every child.

    If possible, parents should inform the school in advance if their children will be late for school or
    have to leave early. There is a sign in / sign out form at the office for any children arriving after
    9.00am or having to leave during the school day.

  4. Current times are (when not at Red Setting):
    Start of school 9.00am
    Read and Feed 10.30am (in classrooms, children eat morning tea while teacher reads)
    Morning tea break 10.40am
    Back to class 11am
    Lunch break 12.30pm
    End of lunch 1.25pm
    School finished 3pm

  5. A senior student (Year 6) or staff member on duty will be responsible for playing the music to bring children into classes (9am, 11am, 1.25pm). Teachers will release children for their break when they are ready – there will be no music or bells.

  6. On special occasions (e.g. at the end of sports days) parents may be given permission to take their children home early.