Attendence and absence
Your childs time at school is valuable, so it is important that they miss as little school as possible.
We do realise that absences due to illness or medical matters can be unavoidable and school is not the place for a child to be if they are unwell.
If your child is not going to be coming into school we ask you to phone the school as soon as possible on the first day of absence to let us know they wont be in.
The Principal does not have the authority to authorise absences for the pupose of taking a family holiday except in exceptional circumstances. We therefore ask parents and carers to avoid booking holidays during term time. If however you believe there are exceptional reasons why your child needs to be absent from school you need to make your request in writing to the Principal stating the dates and the exceptional reasons for the absence.
Where a child's level or pattern of absences becomes a concern we will discuss this with the parent or carer and may involve the services of our Educational Welfare Officer to help improve the situation.
Safety and security
No adults or children in the building before the 8:45AM bell
The children can enter school once the 8:45AM bell rings as this is the time when supervision by the teaching staff begins. Please do not allow your child to enter the school building before the bell rings. However, it is extremely important that all children are at their desks by 8:55AM.
After 9:15AM everyone must enter through the front gate and door
Access to the school (after the children have arrived) is restricted to the door at the front of the school. No one should be entering the school grounds through the rear gate after 9:15AM -- it will be opened again before 'pick-up' time. Access to the building must be through the front door using the 'buzzer' system. There will not be accces to the school building through any of the other doors.
Children entering and leaving the school building
In order to ease congestion, we have adopted the agreements that can be seen in the PDF document below.