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Mobile Phones at School

All students must follow the school policy on mobile phone use and leave them at the office when they arrive at school and collect them at home time. Students who use mobile phones at school will have them confiscated and parents will be required to come to the school to collect them. To access the … Read more

School Payments (Course Confirmation/Payments)

We still have some families who have not paid their child’s COURSE CONFIRMATION/PAYMENTS. Incursions and events are currently being organised and if Course Contributions are not paid, your child will not be able to attend these valuable educational learning opportunities. Our first whole school event is Italian Day which is on Thursday 30th March.Please access … Read more

Sun Smart Term 1

A reminder, our school is a SunSmart School, and all students are required to wear a school hat in Term 1 to help protect them from the sun. Sunscreen is also available in every classroom for children to apply before they go outside. Hats are available to be purchased from the office at a cost … Read more

Road and Car Park Safety

With the holidays so close, once again I would like to remind everyone about the importance of staying safe and being seen on and around our roads and car parking areas. Either as a driver, a passenger, or as a pedestrian, we all must negotiate the road traffic environment on a daily basis. Children are … Read more

Help Your Child Succeed in School

Build the habit of good attendance early. School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!

Did you know?
• Starting from kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school
• Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read
• Students can still fall behind if they miss just one or two days every few weeks
• Being late to school may lead to poor attendance
• Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school, and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, tertiary education and at work.

What you can do:
• Set a regular bedtime and morning routine
• Lay out clothes and pack school bags the night before
• Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick
• Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home
• If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to the class teacher or the school’s wellbeing teacher for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning
• Develop back‐up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbour, or another parent
• Avoid medical appointments and extended trips during school times