On certain occasions the school will need to make urgent contact with parents by telephone (in case of illness or an accident), therefore it is essential that the school be informed if your home, mobile, work or emergency contact telephone number is changed.
Parents are expected to telephone the school if their child is unable to attend school due to illness. This will allow us to be sure of your child’s whereabouts each day. This absence must be followed up with a separate note from you to the class teacher to explain your child’s absence from school.
We are required by law to keep written records of each child’s attendance at school. For this reason, if you know in advance that your child is to be absent:
- please send a note explaining the circumstances, or
- if your child is absent without notice, please ring the school and send a note when your child returns to school.
Notes are required for all absences, including part absences i.e. late arrival or leaving early.
Under Section 25 of the Education Act 1990, the Principal may grant an exemption from school due to exceptional domestic circumstances. This may include, but is not limited to family holidays. Certificates of Exemption Forms can be obtained from the school office for completion and must specify the reason and dates your child will be absent from school.
LEAVING THE SCHOOL
Parents who wish their child to leave the school at any time during the school day for appointments or other special reasons must send a note. It is expected that parents will collect their children from the office personally at these times. Please do NOT go directly to your child’s class. Parents will need to go directly to the office and fill in a slip, if they have not already sent in a note to school. Parents need to wait in the office and the student will be called.
Appointments to see your child’s teacher should be made through the office.
A school newsletter goes home to parents once a week, usually on Wednesdays. This contains important information for parents about school activities. Please contact the school if you do not receive your newsletter.
The School newsletter is also posted on our school website.
Excursions provide opportunities for students to participate in experiences beyond the classroom, contributing to their learning growth and development. Notes giving details and seeking permission for students to participate are sent home prior to all excursions. Only students who have returned signed permission notes will be permitted to participate in excursions.
All medication must be sent to the office with a signed consent form from parents (or guardians).
ASTHMA medications are to be kept in the office.
- Only prescription medication will be administered.
- Parents must provide in writing, signed and dated, details of dose, time and duration of the medication, the reason for the medication, and an acceptance of full responsibility in delegating the administering of the medication to the school.
- All medication must be clearly marked with the student’s name and dosage.
- A copy of a standard letter is attached.
ACCIDENTS OR SICKNESS AT SCHOOL
In the event of a serious accident or sickness at school, the following procedure is followed:
- The school will ring the parents/guardians.
- If parents are unable to be contacted the school will ring the emergency contact person/s nominated by the parents.
- If the injury or illness is considered serious, an ambulance will be called and medical assistance sought.
At all times the school will take all reasonable steps to ensure the wellbeing of the student.