"EDUCATING FOR NOW AND FOR ETERNITY"
Office hours are Monday to Thursday 8:40 to 4:00; Friday from 8:40 to
|8:30||Staff Prayer (staff are unavailable until 8:45)|
|8:50||Students line-up and proceed into school with their teachers|
|12:30-12:45||Lunch begins (lunches eaten in classrooms with teacher supervision)|
|2:45||Prepare to dismiss|
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In the morning, teachers are at Staff Prayer and/or busy preparing for the day's work. We would ask you to please assist the staff by allowing your child to leave for school just in time for the bell at 8:50 a.m. If possible, parents should arrange their own supervision, similar to that arranged for after school. There is a teacher on supervision from 8:35 to 8:50 a.m. and 3:00 to 3:15 p.m. There is a parish Mass Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., other than Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. On cold and/or rainy days, the students will be allowed in after staff prayer at 8:35. Staff meetings are held Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m. Please arrange to speak with teachers at times other than between 8:30 and 8:50 a.m., or after school on Wednesdays.
Students play outside at recess and lunch unless it is raining, in which case they remain in classrooms. School staff members supervise at morning recess and at least two parents and two staff members are on duty during afternoon recess. Students need to come to school dressed to play outside on a soggy field and sometimes in cold weather.
Please make sure the children arrive at school on time. All students must report to the office for a late slip if they arrive after the 8:50 bell. After school, a teacher will remain outside on supervision for fifteen minutes. Any children not picked up by then will be taken into the school where they must wait until someone picks them up. If possible, please phone the school if you are going to be more than fifteen minutes late. On Wednesday, any children not picked up by 2:15 will wait in the hall outside the office.
When your child has been absent for any reason, please send a written note with parent's signature stating the reason for the absence. Unless a child is too sick, he/she is responsible for finding out what work was missed and for completing all assignments. If you want to pick up schoolwork for a sick child, please phone the school in the morning to make the request. The teacher needs time to put something together; you will be able to pick up the assignments after school. When students are sent home during the day because of illness, an absentee note is still required.
The government grant is only allocated to a pupil who attends 135 class days up to May 15, unless absences are a result of sickness and are explained in a note. The Education Committee may require parents to pay the difference, in cases where children are absent for prolonged periods of time for reasons other than illness. If you take your child(ren) out of school for holidays, it is expected that you fulfil learning obligations assigned by the teacher.
If you have to make doctor/dentist appointments during school hours, please try to make them early in the morning or late in the day. But if it has to be during school hours, please send a note ahead of time to the teacher so he/she can make the sure the child is ready.
Please do not go to the classroom to pick up your child or to make deliveries. This is very disruptive. Report to the office for help from a staff member.
Care of Books and Property
Please use consideration for others when distributing birthday party
invitations. Usually it is impossible for your child to invite the whole
class to a party. Rather than having hurt feelings, we ask that you
either mail the invitations or distribute them yourself to the parents
of the children who are invited.
As a result of
legislation introduced on March 10, 2022 (Bill 10, the Tobacco Sales
Amendment Act 2007 - Banning Tobacco and Smoking in Public Places
and Schools), smoking or holding lighted tobacco, in or on school
property is prohibited..