Arrival Students are asked to arrive after 8:20 am in the morning as a teacher is not on duty until this time. Students are to be seated in the undercover area until a teacher is on duty. Once a teacher arrives the children are able to play on the bottom oval.
Departure Students are expected to depart the school through either Brisbane Street or Prep entrances. There is one teacher on duty in the undercover area until 3:15pm. Students are taken to the School Office if they have not been collected by this time. Parents are then contacted.
Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) St Mary’s Parish School has a ‘Out of School Hours Care’ program which is organised through Centacare.
Our OSHC program is located on the school premises. It operates each school day in the mornings from 6:30am and afternoons until 6:00pm. Information can be obtained by contacting the School Office or Tanya.Hohn@tckc.qld.edu.au
Absenteeism Parents are asked to notify the School Office by phone or note if your child is absent. We are required to record a reason why your child is away. Please ensure you contact the school absentee hotline (07) 4671 2063 (answering service available 24hrs).
Extended or repeated absences will be reported to the Principal and may require a supporting certificate from a medical practitioner.
Early Departure Parents are requested to notify the School Office whenever their child is to leave or return to the school premises during school hours. Students must be signed out (and back in) by a parent or guardian. Students are to be collected via the School Office.
Visitor Sign in All visitors to the school, including parents for reading groups or class activities, must report to the School Office and sign in the school’s visitors book. This book will be used in the event of a fire evacuation or lockdown. Visitors to the school must wear the visitors badge provided.
Mobile Phones and Electronic Devices All electronic devices must be handed in to the School Office at the beginning of the school day and collected at 3pm.
Students will receive an appropriate consequence if phones, iPods or other devices are found in their possession or in the classroom areas during the school day. This also applies for other electrical devices including but not exclusive to iPods, iPads and MP3 players.
Bikes and Scooters All students are required to dismount their form of transport once they reach the school grounds. They must carry their scooter or push their bike along the footpath into the school grounds. All bikes and scooters are to be parked at their designated bike rack area.
Emergency Closure of School In the event of heavy storms, resulting in flooding of parts of the Goondiwindi District or other unforeseen circumstances, an announcement of the closure of the school or the early closing of school will be broadcast over the local radio station and placed on Facebook, Skoolbag App and/or a text message will be sent. Parents have a responsibility under these circumstances to facilitate getting children home. Your co-operation is vital under these circumstances.