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General Rules and Policies

​Chaplaincy

​​The school has a Chaplain for 2 days per week who provides great support for our school students and has been approved by the P&C.  Full details about Chaplaincy Services can be found on the Education Queensland website.  For children to receive ongoing one to one chaplaincy services, the school will provide a Chaplaincy Consent Form in these particular cases of greater support.

Department Insurance Arrangements and Accident Cover for Students

​​Information on this can be found at the following link on the Education Queensland Website - Accident Cover .

Dogs

For a number of safety reasons, dogs are not allowed on the school premises.  Special permission can be granted by the principal if for educational purposes.

Excursions, Camps and Performances

Overnight camps are undertaken for students in Years 4-5-6. The focus for these camps is usually around environmental or teamwork and leadership. More detailed information regarding costs is made available leading up to the event. 

Individual class teachers arrange local day visits/field trip opportunities to assist with classroom learning throughout the year. Specific details regarding these excursions will be communicated by class teachers. closer to the event.

Each year the school attends several performances at the Townsville Civic Centre or Riverway Arts centre so children can enjoy high quality theatre performances. 

For all excursions, camps and performances there is a fee which is detailed closer to the event to cover the cost of bus, entry and any other costs.

Lost Property

There is a lost property area situated under the school.  All items of lost property are displayed there.  At the end of each term, any unclaimed lost property is given to charity.  To minimise loss, parents are asked to name all items that come to school.

Lunches

Students are encouraged to bring a sandwich or healthy alternative which they will enjoy each day for their main lunch, along with other foods which provide a balanced and healthy diet. Students are not to swap their food with other students. Where they don’t like particular foods they have been given, they are encouraged to discuss this at home so it can be resolved in a constructive way.
 

Parking

Parking is available outside the school and the Prep facility. Parents need to be aware that a ‘No Standing‘ zone is located in the area at the front of the school.

Religious Instruction

Religious instruction (RI) is offered at the school for children in Years 1-6 and is conducted on Tuesday afternoons between 2:30 – 3pm.
 
The faith group that provides religious instructors to deliver an authorised program is a cooperative Christian program supported by all denominations.

Parents of child/ren participating in these programs will be advised if a faith group requires funds to cover the expense of materials used in RI.

Students are allocated to RI based on information provided by parents on the completed Application for Student Enrolment unless other written instructions have been provided to the school.

Note: This information remains operational unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.

Students who are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction in a separate supervised location. Other instruction must relate to part of a subject area already covered in class and may include, but is not restricted to:

            wider reading
            personal research
            revision / homework tasks

Parents will be advised of any changes to the RI program to ensure they are able to make an informed decision on their child’s participation. 

The school’s ‘Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students’ applies to these lessons.  Students can be exited if behaviour is of concern.  Parents will be contacted to discuss the issue if this occurs.

School Access
For security reasons, the grounds are not to be accessed on the weekends or after children have gone home.  The tennis/basketball court can be accessed by families according to the terms and conditions on the Tennis/Basketball Court Webpage.  If you see anyone entering the school grounds without permission please contact Schoolwatch on 13 17 88.
 

School Assembly

A whole school assembly takes place each week on Wednesday at 2.40pm. Presentation of student awards, notices, guest speakers and the national anthem are regular features of each parade. Students in Year 6 are rostered to assist with these parades as part of their leadership roles.

Parents are encouraged to attend the school parades whenever possible.

School Charges and Voluntary Contributions

The school does not run a voluntary contribution scheme.

School charges include:  costs for excursions and camps; school booklist of resources eg colouring-in pencils, rulers, textbooks; levy  (approximatley $50 per chilod per year) for lead pencils and online subscriptions of learning programs.

 

Telephone Calls

Telephone calls to teachers cannot be accepted during lesson times, but messages will be relayed at breaks.
Telephone calls to students are not accepted.  Important messages can be left at the office and passed along, but students are not brought to the telephone.
 

Toys

Toys are not to be brought to school, unless requested by teachers for educational purposes.     Where toys are brought for reasons other than this, there is a potential risk of damage or loss.  With this, comes upsets and disappointment.  We, therefore, discourage toys where possible and accept no responsibility for lost property where this advice is ignored.