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School Hours

The school day starts at 9:00 am when a bell signals the children to line up in the assembly area behind the school. Lunch begins at 11:20 am through until 12:10 am and recess is from 1:40 pm until 2:00 pm. School ends at 3:10 pm and children go to arranged areas for pick-up by parents, catching the bus or walking. In wet weather children are collected from the school hall.

Supervision by teachers is provided daily from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. For legal and safety reasons, children should NOT be on the school premises before 8:30 am nor after 3:30 pm. Before and after school care is available at very reasonable rates. No child is permitted to leave the school grounds during school hours without a note or telephone call from a parent or guardian.

Attendance at School

The Education Act requires children to attend school on school days and parents must insist on regular attendance. Our Rich Project curriculum is a cumulative process with each day building on the previous day. Loss of time from class (and this includes students arriving late) will upset the teaching/learning situation for the student and teacher. However, sick children or those who are upset by family trauma, do not participate well and should be kept at home to receive the care needed for recovery. If a child is not well enough to attend classes, there is little likelihood that any great worth will result from ‘extra work’ being sent home from the school.

Students requiring extended leave from school (e.g., during overseas trips) must realise that the school cannot provide work during their absence, and that upon returning they will have difficulty meeting outcomes of the term program.


Attendance Policy


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