The school day
8.50am - First Bell (Children should arrive by 8.30am preferably)
8.55am - 11.00am - First Session
11.00am - 11.45am - Lunch
11.45am - 1.15pm - Middle Session
1.15pm - 1.45pm - Afternoon Tea
1.45pm - 3.00pm - Afternoon Session (Parade Monday Afternoons)
Arrival at school
The commencement siren/bell rings five (5) minutes prior to the start of school at 8.50 am and pupils should report to their classrooms at this time to prepare for the day's lessons. Children should arrive at school from 8.30 am onwards. Arrivals before this time are required to remain seated in the undercover area until the 8.30 bell.
Children are not permitted in rooms (unless a teacher is present), or on playground equipment before school and are not to participate in any running games. Teachers are not rostered on for duty at this time as this is their preparation time.
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 3.15 p.m. Children who have not been collected will be required to sit in the Covered Play Area.
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. An area has been cleared on the western exterior of the grounds for parking parent's cars. 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 grounds and walk their children across the road.