FAQ

faq

What time can I bring my child to school?

School hours ………… 8:00am – 2:00pm
Recess …………………11:15am – 11:45am


For your child’s safety and welfare s/he should not be in the playground when it is unsupervised before 8.30am and after 3.00pm. If you collect your child from school please be prompt as lateness often causes distress to children.

What if I need to drop my child off before 8:30am or cannot pick my child up at 3:00 pm?

Before and after school care is located on the school premises. Care is available from 7:00am until 8:30am and 3:00pm until 6:00pm. Phone (02) 9130 6998 to make arrangements. Click here for further details.

What do I need to do if my child is going to be absent from school?

After being absent a written explanation is required when the child return in advance.
We consider regular attendance to be most important, but please keep your child at home if s/he is sick. If there is a need for your child to be collected from school during school hours, parents must sign the absence book located at the office, before collecting your child.

Do I need to do anything if my child is late for school?

On occasions where a late arrival is unavoidable, students are required to have a late note from the office before going to class.

Can I take my child away from school before 3:00 pm?

Please arrange to collect your child from school – even senior students – if they must leave school for an appointment (e.g. the dentist). Before the end of the school day they must report to the office before leaving the school. This is a safety policy to protect your child. A note is required for all absences whether part or whole day.

Can my child buy lunch at the school?

Our healthy canteen has only the best made foods and sells NO fizzy drinks or flavoured milks. The meat is organic, bread is wholemeal and all food is fresh daily. It is wholly run by parents at the school and offers a variety of exciting healthy options. The canteen is open 5 days. Lunch orders are to be placed at the Canteen on arrival at school. Paper bags are provided to write the lunch order.

What if I cannot pay for the text books, excursions or uniforms?

We have a student assistance scheme in place. At no time should financial concerns prevent any of our students from participating in school programs. Textbook purchases, uniforms, excursion and performance costs can attract financial assistance, as some funding is available to assist in cases of genuine financial need. Please contact the Principal to make arrangements for confidential financial support.

How do I arrange for a meeting with my child’s class teacher?

Teachers are available for meetings with parents at mutually convenient times. Please arrange meetings beforehand, in writing or by phoning the office to arrange a meeting if there are any issues you wish to discuss.

If I change my contact details do I need to inform the school?

It is essential that you inform the office and the class teacher of any change of contact details relating to your child. This included mobile numbers, emergency contacts and home addresses. This is particularly important in case of sickness or accident.

Does my child have to do homework?

Homework is a valuable part of schooling and each student and reaffirms the role of parents and caregivers as partners in education. Homework varies according to age and learning and for more details click here.

What do I do if my child has to take medication while at school? 

  • Prescribed medications only may be taken at school
  • Medicine must be administered by Staff member
  • Students requiring medication at school should go to the office
  • Medications kept at school will be stored in the office area
  • Students should carry asthma treatment with them on all school activities
  • Students are not permitted to keep medications on their person, in their bags or in classrooms. (with the exception of Asthma puffers). Teachers will not ‘mind’ medications.

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