PARENT INFORMATION

Absences

 

 

 

All absences must be explained to the school. This data is reported to the Department of Education. You can record student absences via your Compass portal or leave a message on the absence line by calling 5221 2780.

Students leaving school during school hours will need to be collected by a parent via the office. 

Students arriving after 9.00am must be signed in by a parent/guardian and collect a Late Pass from the office.

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Communication

Compass

The majority of our communications are through the Compass app. Each family has their own sign in to this app which also allows them to view their students progress, report absences and view student reports.

Special Notices

Notices for Camps, Sports and Excursions are sent home with students and need to be returned, with payment if applicable, for students to be able to attend these activities.

Parent-Teacher Communication

Communication with class/specialist teachers is welcomed and strongly encouraged. Appointments are preferred as this provides everyone with opportunity to plan in advance and make the contact more valuable.

Parent/Teacher interviews to discuss student progress are conducted twice annually.  A comprehensive report is uploaded on to Compass at the end of second term and at the end of the fourth term.

Student Reporting
Parent/teacher and student interviews will also be conducted as required throughout the year. Either parents or teachers can initiate these.
Term 1
• Parent/teacher interviews
Term 2
• Digital reports on student achievement uploaded on to Compass

Term 3
• Parent/teacher interviews
Term 4
• Digital reports on student achievement uploaded on to Compass

Facebook Page

The school Facebook page is used to display photos of students and events held by the school.  Click on the link to access the page:

 

 

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Out of School Hours Care

Tate Street offers both a before and after school care program for Primary school aged children. The program is operated by dedicated and experienced staff, including:

  • Fiona Farnsworth – Coordinator

  • Angela Oldham

  • Sandra Lucas

Service times:

  • Before School Care: 7.00am – 9.00am

  • After school Care:  3.15 p.m. – 6.15pm

This service operates in the school under the management of the School Council. It is available to all families in the school community and to all children Prep-Grade 6.

Children must be enrolled/registered annually and bookings are essential. Enrollment forms are available from Out of School Hours Care or the administration office.

For further information please contact one of the friendly staff directly on 5229 3795.

School Routine

Hours:
8.45 am                     – Playground supervision commences
8.50 am                     – First bell. Children line up ready to go into their classrooms
9.00 am                     – Class begins
11.00 – 11.30am      – Recess
1.30 – 1.40pm          – Lunch eaten in class or supervised outside
1.40 – 2.15pm          – Lunch time
3.15 pm                     – Dismissal
3.30 pm                     – Playground supervision ceases

Lunches are eaten in the classroom or outside as a group under the supervision of teachers. Children will need to have a morning play lunch as well as a lunch.  Lunches are best kept simple and healthy.  We are a WATER ONLY school; an initiative of Barwon Health.

Student Health

Please remember that sick students must be kept home.  The sick bay provides for minor upsets at school.  The school’s policy is to contact the parents if the illness is protracted or of a serious nature, so that students can be taken home.  It is imperative that the school has your daily contact number and/or that of a responsible friend who can be relied upon in an emergency.  If this information changes, please notify the school immediately. 

If your child’s health status changes (eg. he/she develops allergies, asthma, etc.) please ensure that the Administration is made aware of this change immediately.  This will ensure that the necessary knowledge and precautions are drawn to the attention of all staff.

If medication is to be taken at school, written instructions must be handed to the teacher.  Prescription medication must come to school in the original pharmacy packaging with the child’s name and dosage label intact. The school possesses a well-maintained first aid kit.  We also have a number of appropriate kits, which are always taken on excursions.

Asthma Action Plans If your child suffers from asthma, an action plan needs to be completed and an inhaler must accompany him/her in their bag.  The school does have an inhaler, which can be applied in an emergency. Parents, in consultation with their family doctor, must provide a  current asthma management plan.  Please ensure that an updated Asthma Action Plan is provided to the school whenever changes to your child’s condition necessitates this.

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Anaphylaxis Management Plans

Parents, in consultation with their family doctor, must document a management plan.  A current epipen is kept at school. Staff have been trained to deal with a reaction. Please ensure that an updated Anaphylaxis Action Plan is provided to the school whenever changes to your child’s condition necessitates this.

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