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DAILY ROUTINE / BELL TIMES

 

TIME

ALLOCATED TIME

ACTION

8.30  -  8.45am

15mins

Supervision in classrooms

8.45  -  10.45am

2 hours

Instruction

10.45  -  11.10am

25 mins

Play

11.10  -  11.20am

10 mins

First lunch break

11.20  - 1.20pm

2 hours

Instruction

1.20  -  1.30pm

10mins

Afternoon Tea

1.30  -  1.55pm

25mins

Play

1.55  -  2.45pm

50mins

Instruction

 

Your child has a better opportunity to succeed if they arrive at school on time to prepare for the school day.

 

 

Early Arrival for School

 
Children should not arrive at school prior to 8:00am.  If children arrive at school before 8.30am, they are expected to remain in the covered play area near the library.  Parents are encouraged to ensure their children arrive at school by 8.30am.

 

Early Departure from School

 
Parents/carers who wish to collect their child / children from school prior to 2.45pm must first report to the office to sign the child/children out.  Parents/Carers will need to collect children from their classroom. Administration staff are encouraged not to interrupt children’s learning time by ringing classrooms or making announcements over the PA system.

 

Late Arrival for School

 
Children who arrive at school after 8:45am must report to the office to collect a late slip before going to their classroom.
 
Student Transfers
 
When a child is leaving the school, please notify the office so that a Transfer Certificate can be forwarded to the school to which the student is transferring.

Bus Transport

 
Children travelling by bus are expected to comply with correct behaviour.  Failure to do so or persistent misconduct can result in the child having to seek an alternative method of transport. Bus transport is provided free for primary school children provided they live more than 3.2km from the nearest school.  The bus companies that service our school are Caboolture Bus Lines – 5495 4744 and Kangaroo Bus Lines – 5498 6466.  Should you have any enquires regarding bus passes or services please give them a call.
 

Payments

 
All payments are to be made by the Qkr app. Cash is no longer accepted at the school or the tuckshop. Refund guidelines are attached to excursion letters – please take the time to read them. Request for refund forms must be received at the office NO LATER than 2 weeks after the event. Morayfield State School P & C association ratified that refunds of $5.00 or less are to be credited against the students account.

 

Compulsory Attendance – EVERY DAY COUNTS

 

Regular attendance by each child is necessary for satisfactory progress to be made.  Parents must assume the responsibility for the regular attendance of their children.
 
So that regulations under the Education Act are followed, parents are requested to provide a note of explanation or telephone the school on our absence line 5431 6260 with an explanation regarding the child’s absence.  In the event of your child is absent for a period of 3 days without explanation, an absence letter with initial concerns of attendance will be posted home followed by the necessary procedures to ensure attendance.  Where an unsatisfactory explanation of absenteeism is received from the parents/carer and truancy is apparent, the matter will be reported to the appropriate authorities. 
 
We monitor unnecessary absenteeism carefully to ensure a student’s opportunity to learn is not impaired by truancy.