Arrival at school
All students should be ready for school by 8.40am each morning.
Bags, hats and extra clothing must be stored in the racks provided at each classroom. Bicycles are to be parked in the bicycle compound, which is locked daily at 9.00 am and reopened at 3.00 pm. Class work begins at 8.40 am.
There are risks associated with students arriving at school too early. Parents are to ensure that children are safely supervised.
Students wait quietly in the following areas until the ringing of a bell at 8.30 am.
• Prep and Year 1 students in the junior covered area.
• Year 2 - 6 students in the outdoor learning area.
Staff accepts no responsibility to supervise children before 8.30 am. Prep students are to wait with parents, carers or older siblings in the junior covered area located near the prep classrooms.
The school day
8.30 am Bell for students to move to classrooms to get ready for school.
8.40 am Bell for start of first session.
10.45 am Bell for start of first break. Move to eating areas.
11.00 am Bell for students to be released from eating areas.
11.25 am Bell to signify first break will end in five minutes. Move to classrooms.
11.30 am Bell for start of middle session.
1.00 pm Bell for start of second break. Move to eating areas.
1.15 pm Bell for students to be released from eating areas.
1.40 pm Bell to signify second break will end in five minutes. Move to classrooms.
1.45 pm Bell for start of afternoon session.
2.57 pm Bell for bus students only to move to bus stops.
3.00 pm Bell for end of school day. Move to bus / pick up zones or return home.
Children should leave the grounds promptly after dismissal from class. Staff members are rostered to supervise the students catching buses.
Traffic lights operate at the intersection of Old Northern Road and Keong Road. Parents collecting children should do so before 3.15 pm. Any children still on the school grounds after this time should be collected from the administration office. Staff accepts no responsibility to supervise children after 3.15 pm. Parents who are unable to meet this requirement are to use OSHC (outside school hours care).
Parking in the school grounds is restricted to “authorised personnel only” and includes staff, delivery vans and tuckshop workers.
The school gates are closed to traffic from 8.15 am to 9.00 am and from 2.50 pm to 3.15 pm to allow students to arrive and depart safely.
The school office opens at 8.00 am and closes at 3.30 pm on school days.