Parents Corner

This section is dedicated to the lovely parents, a place to have you up-to-date with the important information and dates.

This policy manual serves as a resource for families, staff and community members. Please read and familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures enclosed. Further questions should be directed to the Head of School.

Important Guidelines

Daily School hours
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
NameDate
Start of Term 1Monday, 6th September
Half - Terms HolidayMonday 25th - Friday 29th October
Public Holiday (All Saints Day)Monday, 1st November
Public Holiday ( Immaculate Conception)Wednesday, 8th December
End of Term 1Friday, 17th December

News Updates for Parents

Home Learning Online Resources

Mind Games

For engaging learning games: www.brainpop.com

Art and Craft

For unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes: www.creativebug.com 

For games and to discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes: www.highlightskids.com

Fun Facts

For amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography: www.kids.nationalgeographic.com 

Worksheets

For free worksheets and activities: allinonehomeschool.com

Books

For books that aim to help alleviate anxiety around being admitted to hospital for children and their families: nursedottybooks.com

Science Experiments

For science activities and simple experiments with things easily found around the house: happyhooligans.ca 

Policies & Procedures

All the school Policies and Procedures are detailed below. In case you have any questions, kindly contact the school directly.

We recognise that communication between parents and teachers is essential and we encourage you to do so at pre-scheduled meetings. However, morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times are busy for teachers and their primary focus is on the safety of students, so they may not be able to hold lengthy conversations at these times. We ask you to please be mindful of this.

Arrival Procedures – parents and guardians have two options:

  1. Park outside the school premises and walk your child to our staff on duty. Supervision begins at 7.30am.
  2. Use the drive-through lane in the main carpark to drop your child off, without parking or delaying others in the queue.

Departure Procedures

Please park your car outside of the school premises and proceed to the designated “Quiet Area” where your child will be sitting under teacher supervision.

When planning snacks for your child, remember to choose foods that are nutritious and encourage healthy eating habits. Please avoid foods with artificial ingredients, such as colours or flavours, and excessive sugar and salt. You are requested to send a bottle of water, fresh fruit juice or milk for your child to drink with their snacks.

Lunch can be provided by the school, which should be paid at the beginning of each term. Alternatively, you may send lunch and snacks for your child daily.

All clothing and other belongings, which are brought to school, should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Each child in Early Childhood should keep a pair of indoor shoes or slippers to wear while at school. This helps keep our environment clean and healthy.

Birthdays are special days and we enjoy celebrating them at school. Please remind your child’s teacher a few days before the birthday so the teacher is able to plan for the celebration. If you’d like, you can bring a healthy birthday snack to share with the class. The celebration of your child’s birthday can also include donating a book to the classroom library in your child’s name.

During the course of the school year, field trips may be taken to local areas of interest in coordination with an area being studied in class or to take advantage of special community events. Parents will be notified in advance of an upcoming trip as well as any associated fees, and maybe asked to help with transportation.

The school staff will not administer any medication, prescription, remedy, or treatment.

Please DO NOT send your child to school on days when they are displaying any of the following symptoms:

1. Fever (temperature above 100.4 Degrees Fahrenheit / 38 Degrees Celsius)

2. Persistent cough

3. Any contagious or infectious disease of the skin, mouth or eyes or unidentified rash

4. Diarrhea

5. Vomiting

6. Sore throat

7. Inflammation and/ or crusting of the eye

Children who become ill during the day will be allowed to rest in the sick bay until a parent or designated contact person arrives.

If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious illness such as strep throat, conjunctivitis or chicken pox, please let the school know as soon as possible so that we may make parents aware of their child’s potential exposure to the disease.

Having each article of clothing clearly labelled helps prevent loss of personal belongings. Our “lost and found” box is maintained in the administration office.

Check out Application D6 for online classes and learning materials.