The School Day
|8.00am||Children who arrive at school before 8:00 should make use of the Before School Care facility. A teacher will be on duty from 8.10am|
|8.10am||First Bell – Children at school will be supervised on the basketball courts. Children are not to be waiting around their classrooms.|
|8.20am||Second Bell – Classrooms doors open.|
|8.30am||Classes commence, electronic rolls are marked. Any late students are to report to the office to be recorded as late. Late slips are collected from the front office.|
|10.30am||Recess – Students eat first and then play.|
|12.30pm||Lunch – student play first for 20 minutes then eat for 15 minutes.|
|1.10pm||Bell rings and students line up at their classrooms.|
|2.40pm||Bell rings and classes cease for the day.|
|3.00pm||Students not collected by 3pm will go to the front office.|
Parents are encouraged to ensure that students arrive at school prior to 8.20am, so that they have the opportunity to organise themselves and be ready to start at 8.30am. The school gates open at 8.10am and there is supervised morning play until classrooms open at 8.20am.Students who are consistently late miss out on gathering with their peer group. Their learning opportunities are disrupted, as are the opportunities of their classmates. Students who arrive after 8.20am are required to be tagged in at the school office kiosk and collect a pass to take down to their classroom teacher. Students who arrive late will be marked late on the morning roll.
Whenever a student is absent a written explanation from the parent must be emailed to email@example.com on the day they are absent. It needs to include the child’s name, classroom and the reason for their absence. If the school is not informed of a child being absent, an email will be sent to the parents requesting the reason for their absence. The parent then needs to email firstname.lastname@example.org. If a child is late to school (after 8.30am), parents must go to the front office and tag their child in at the office kiosk and collect a pass. This pass will then be given to the classroom teacher. No child may leave the school grounds during school hours without a parent tagging them out in the school office kiosk and presenting their teacher with a pass.
Classroom Placement Guideline
Classroom placement at Francis Jordan Catholic School is a process that takes staff many hours of careful thought and consideration. Placement is determined by the student’s current teacher and grade level team of teachers. Newly enrolled students are added to the classes as they register, with classroom decisions based on whatever information is available from referring schools and parents and the need to balance class composition. Where students enroll after classes have been established, the Principal is responsible for placing students in the appropriate class.
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