The school day
8:30am - First Bell (Children should arrive by 8:30am)
8.40am - 10:45- First Session
10:45- 11:30am - Lunch
11:30am - 1:00pm - Middle Session
1:00pm - 1:30pm - Afternoon Tea
1:30pm - 2:45pm- Afternoon Session (Parade Monday Afternoons)
Arrival at school
The commencement bell rings ten (10) minutes prior to the start of school at 8:40 am and pupils will be dismissed from the Under Cover Area to line up at their classrooms at this time to prepare for the day's lessons. Children should arrive at school by 8:30 am. Arrivals before this time are required to remain seated in the undercover area until the 8.30 bell. Stuents are supervised in the Under Cover Area from 8am.
Children are not permitted in rooms or on playground equipment before school and are not to participate in any running games.
If a child arrives late to school, they must come through the office. If you are dropping your child off late you must sign your child in at the office.
Leaving school grounds
Once children arrive at school they are not permitted to leave until dismissal time. Should you wish your child to return home for lunch, he/she will be permitted to do so upon the production of a current letter from parents. Parents must sign children out of the school at the Office if leaving before normal finishing time.
Departure from school grounds
At dismissal time children who are walking or cycling should clear the school grounds as soon as possible. Children walking, have a crossing in Hetherington Street. All children walking to/from school should use this crossing. Children who are driven to/from school should be collected no later than 3:00 p.m. Children who have not been collected by 3:00pm will be required to report to the office.
Parents are asked to take utmost care at these busy times and not to drive into the school grounds. There is provision for making a U-turn at the end of Hetherington Street and parents should make turns there as it is dangerous to turn at any other part of the street. There are designated car parks at the rear of the school and also alson Francis St. There is also a designated stop drop and go and disabled car parks at the rear of the school.
Please be patient and don't call a child across a street to a waiting car. It is advisable for parents of very young children to wait at the gate or in the under cover area to walk their children across the road.