The Grange Public School

Learning our way to the future

Telephone02 9603 2655

Emailthegrange-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

General information

Bell times

 

 

8:30 am

 

 

School Opens

 

 

Students should not arrive at school before 8:30. There is no supervision before this time. Canteen is open for lunch orders.

8:55 am

Morning Lines

Students line up on the assembly area. Any students who arrive after 9:00am must go to the office and get a late note.

9:00 – 11:00

Class Lessons

 

11:00 – 11:50

Lunch

Lunch is eaten in class groups. Canteen is open for drinks, snacks and the collection of lunch orders.

11:50 – 1:35

Class Lessons

 

1:35 – 1.55

Recess

Canteen open for drinks and snacks for a short time.

2:00 – 3:00

Class Lessons

 

3:00

School Closes

Students must leave promptly when classes are dismissed. There is no formal teacher supervision arranged for after school care.

Before and after school care

Before and after school care is available at school for a small fee. Please contact Ms Danielle Logan on 0432109315.

Staff are rostered on duty from 8:30am. Before that time there is no formal supervision. Students should not arrive at school before that time.

If it is absolutely necessary for students to be dropped at school before 8:30 they should go directly to Area A and sit on the silver seats. A letter to the Principal is required in this instance. No games are to be played before there is a teacher on duty.

After School

Please ensure that students are collected promptly at the end of the school day. If you will be late arriving to collect your child, please telephone the school and let us know. It can be quite worrying, especially for younger students (and their teachers), if you are not there when they expect you. There are no formal provisions for supervision of students after 3:00 pm by school staff.

Please inform the school of any variations in usual arrangements for students being collected at the end of the day. This is particularly important for students who attend after-school care and are usually collected by the care centre.

Other people collecting children from school

If you arrange for your child to be collected from school by someone other than immediate family members, please telephone the school office or send a note. This is especially important on days when school routine is varied, such as Athletics Carnivals or excursions.

Enrolment and Emergency Contact Information

As the information on the enrolment forms becomes part of our essential records, please notify the office of any alterations, particularly changes in work place and contact persons phone numbers.

It is also helpful to give any relevant history which will aid our understanding of your child.  We must know full details if there are legal orders which detail access to your child.  This information is vital in order to maintain systematic teaching/learning programs and the safety of your child.

When you enrol your child in a NSW Department of School Education school for the first time, some evidence of his/her age must be sighted.  This could be provided through documents such as a Birth Certificate, Birth Extract, Social Service Card, Maternal and Baby Welfare (Clinic) card or   passports and entry visas.  If proof of age is not provided your child will not be able to attend.

Permission to Photograph

As part of our enrolment process, parents are asked to complete the permission section on the form enabling us to photograph your child. Sometimes photos taken will be in the media, in our newsletters or on the school website.

Please inform us in writing if you do not give permission for your child to be photographed.

Secure Internet Access and Email

All students are provided with an Internet and Email account to enable learning opportunities in a protected and secure environment. Students must abide by the school's policy when using the DET Internet and email services.

Parents need to inform the school in writing if you do not want your child to have access to the DET Internet and Email facility.

Immunisation

 By law an immunisation history statement is required to be presented at enrolment. This certificate is available by calling the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register on 1800653809. If a parent has a record of vaccines provided overseas they should consult a local doctor who can assess whether the child needs additional vaccines.

This student, along with any students whose parent(s) has/have failed to provide an immunisation statement may be excluded from school should there be an incident of a vaccine preventable disease, i.e. Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertusses (Whooping Cough), Poliomyelitis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles). Please check Dept of Health Website

Health Care Plans

Parents of students with conditions which require regular medication or monitoring of any condition should ensure that the school is aware of the child's condition and that appropriate arrangements are made for the administration of medication. Parents will be asked to complete a health care plan sheet which is available from the school office. If your child needs to bring medication to school it must be handed in at the office with written instructions relating to dosage, administration time etc.  The exception to this rule relates to asthma puffers which should be kept with the child at all times to ensure ready access when needed. Parental permission must be provided for schools to administer any medication.

Attendance

Children are required by law to attend school each day the school is open. Consistent attendance at school is directly linked to your child's progress.

Children who are absent from school require a note from their parents giving a satisfactory explanation for the absence. Acceptable reasons include sickness and injury, family emergencies and leave for religious observances. The Principal may judge some explanations as unacceptable. Notes are required for all absences, including part day absences (ie arriving late or leaving early).

Students who arrive at school after 9:00 am must report to the office for a "Late Note". If you need to collect children early from school, please obtain an "Early Note" from the school office before going to the classroom to collect children.

The Home School Liaison Officer (HSLO) visits the school regularly to check rolls, looking for poor attendance patterns and assessing whether the school and families are complying with the law. The HSLO may visit the homes of students who have a poor attendance record to offer advice and support. In some cases, parents may be prosecuted for failing to ensure that their child attends school.

In Case of Illness or Injury at School

We administer first aid and contact parents immediately if a student is seriously ill or injured. If  we are unable to contact parents or emergency contacts we will arrange medical treatment as required. This is likely to be ambulance transport to the nearest suitable hospital.

Please do not send students to school if they are ill. If you are not sure whether they are genuinely sick or just suffering ‘schoolitis', discuss the situation with the class teacher or a member of the school executive staff.