St. Anne's School, Harvey

Routines & Procedures

Attendance

School commences for students on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Inservicing and staff meetings will be held for staff on Monday 30 January and Tuesday the 31st of January 2017.

The Pre-primary centre will be open all day from 8.40am - 2.50pm. Kindy sessions will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.40am - 2.40pm on full days (Tues & Thurs) and 8.40am - 11.40am on Wednesdays.

All children (except pre-primary students) are expected to be on the premises ten minutes prior to the first bell at 8.35am. Children who arrive late can disrupt lessons that are in progress. Staff are not responsible for children before 8.15am nor after 3.20pm. The pre-primary centre will be open at 8.40am.

Term Dates 2017 (Students)

Term 1 Wednesday, February 1 to Friday, April 7
Term 2 Wednesday, April 26 to Friday, June 30
Term 3 Tuesday, July 18 to Friday, September 22
Term 4 Tuesday, October 10 to Friday, December 8

School Hours

First Bell 8:30 am
Recess 10:40 am - 11:00 am
Lunch 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Home Bell 2:50 pm

Students in years 1-3 may, at the teacher's discretion, have a short afternoon break.

Pupil Free Days

There will be 4 pupil free days during the year. The dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, 30th March
  • Monday, 24th April (Start term 2)
  • Tuesday, 6th June
  • Monday, 17th July
  • Tuesday, 9th October (Start term 4)

Children's Attendance

During the hours of school children are the legal responsibility of the school. Parents wishing to take their child out of school during school hours, should notify the Principal before doing so.

Children are not permitted to leave the grounds without written permission. Students should inform the Principal when leaving the premises.

Parents are expected to notify the school in writing when a child is absent and a doctor's certificate is required for absences of three or more days.

Parents are expected to take annual leave at times that do not interrupt schooling.

Picking Up Of Children

Year 1 - 6 children can be picked up in Young Street or outside the Church in Hester Street.

Kindy and pre-primary children must only be picked up from the Cooper Street entrance to the school.

Cars should not be driven on school property and parents are urged to comply with this regulation.

Bus Travel

Students travelling by bus are expected to be seated and obey the bus driver's instructions. The bus driver can refuse to transport students who misbehave on the bus or who are waiting for the bus. Information regarding buses, times and routes is available at the office.

Bicycles

On the recommendation of safety authorities we have a policy that all bike riders must wear safety helmets. Bikes will not be ridden in the school grounds. Bikes should be kept in the bike rack and helmets secured to bikes or kept in the classrooms.

Monies

School fees should be paid at the office. All other monies (unless specifically directed) should be paid by the child to his/her teacher first thing in the morning. All monies should be in an envelope, the correct amount and clearly labelled with student's name, grade and the purpose for which it is intended.

Emergency Procedures

The school has an evacuation plan in case of emergencies and has practice drills regularly.