The ideal arrival time is between 8.40am and 8.50am, as school begins at 9.00am. Limited supervision is available only after 8.30am. Students should move to their class meeting space. Students should not play on the playground equipment before or after school. Once at school grounds students must walk with bicycles, scooters and skateboards.
The school respects the basic values of the home and promotes socially acceptable behaviour based on the fundamental principles of:
•the right to learn/teach without disruption;
•care and consideration for each other;
•care of the environment and property;
•the right to feel happy and safe at all times.
The school has a Behaviour Management plan which states that children are responsible for their own behaviour. With teacher assistance, children have drawn up a comprehensive list of acceptable behaviours in classrooms and the school playground. The plan outlines various steps through which a child progresses, depending on the type of misbehaviour.
Communication with parents is always made when the child's behaviour indicates that this is necessary. Parents are requested to inform the teacher or principal when a child's school work or behaviour might be affected in some way by circumstances not known to the school (eg serious illness in family or separation).
If children ride bicycles to school they should wear helmets at all times. Bicycles should be parked in the bicycle area which is locked during the day. The school cannot accept responsibility for damage to bicycles. For the safety of all children bicycles are not to be ridden in the school playground at any time.