If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want
to go far, go together.
School Supervision Times Monday – Friday 8.30am – 3.45pm
|8:53 am (1st Bell)
8.55 classes begin
|Make our way to class|
|10:55 am (Bell)||Eating|
|11:05 am (Bell)||1st Break|
|11:43 am (Bell)||Line Up|
|11:45 am (Bell)||Classes resume|
|1:40 pm (Bell)||Eating|
|1:50 pm (Bell)||2nd Break|
|2:30 pm (Bell)||Classes resume|
|End of School Day|
|3:25 pm (Bell)||Home Time|
Each Monday morning, the school community gathers for a school assembly. Monday Assembly is usually lead by the Year 6 leaders. They announce special events for the week, including birthdays, as well as presenting teacher awards for individual students.
The school day incorporates two x 45 minute lunch breaks. Two small healthy ‘lunches’ should be sent with your child every day. Please avoid salty and high sugar snacks. Eating healthy food helps children concentrate and learn. Please contact the classroom teacher to find out if there is a nut-free policy for that classroom. Junior classes also have a healthy food/fruit snack at 10am each day.
Food suggestions include:
- Carbohydrate food such as bread, a roll, pita or flat bread, fruit bread or crackers
- Fresh fruit and crunchy vegetables
- A dairy food such as cheese stick or slice, grated cheese or yoghurt
- A water bottle
Special lunch days occur from time to time. Parents will be notified when these special days are scheduled.
If your child requires medication during school time, parent must either administer it. or provide clear instructions in writing or complete the medical management form available for the office.
Medication which is required to be taken during school hours must be accompanied by a note signed by a parent stating:
- the type of medication
- the reason for its administration
- the dosage and time to be taken
Dropping off and picking up children
Cars can be parked in Erasmus or nearby streets, as well as in the church car park located behind the church off Elgar Road, for the purposes of dropping off and picking up your children. If someone other than the regular person is picking up your child after school on a particular day, please inform your child’s class teacher or telephone the office. Where possible, please aim to inform your child of any change to normal arrangements.
When a parent is going to be unexpectedly late picking up a child at the end of the school day, a phone call to the school would be appreciated. Arrangements can then be made for the student to be placed in the Afterschool Care program.
Regular dismissal time is 3.25pm. Earlier dismissal times for specific events (e.g. Parent/Teacher Interviews) or on the last day of each term will be communicated in the school newsletter.
Absence from school
It is a legal requirement that all absences are recorded. If your child is going to be absent from school, a phone call to the office is expected. A note is required on the child’s return to school, either in writing handed to the teacher or office or sent via the Smartphone App, stating the reason for the absence. If a student is absent and the school has not been contacted, a phone call wfor more than two days, the school will contactill be made to the parents to determine the reason for absence and expected date of return. For periods of long absences e.g. holidays outside of term breaks, the classroom teacher is to be informed in writing, prior to the event.
Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds during the day, unless accompanying their parents/carers. Our school mandates that parents/carers obtain an early Leave Pass from the office. They are then requested to collect their child from the classroom, giving the Early Leave Pass to the teacher. This is also required when leaving for and returning from appointments during the school day.
Student are to be signed in and out using VPASS. Should you wish to pick your child up early, simply report to the office and a phone call will be made to the classroom. Your son/daughter will be escorted to the office for collection.
Students are not permitted to wait alone in the street or playground.
A PROUD TRADITION OF CARE AND ACHIEVEMENT
“Our Lady’s Primary School recognises the importance of preparing students for a world beyond the classroom. We are constantly challenging our young minds to take learning risks and develop positive growth mindsets.”
Mrs Annie Engellenner, Principal