Please select from the list below to view answers to some frequently asked questions about school procedures:
All students proceed to the Chestnut Street pick-up areas on both campuses or are met by parents directly.
School Assemblies are held in the undercover area on Mt Carmel campus on Wednesday mornings at 8.40am. Each class presents an assembly twice a year (once in Prep). Year 6 and 7 student committees plan and lead Assembly.
Children must walk their bikes into the school grounds and should lock bicycles with a padlock and chain. Children are permitted to take helmets to classrooms for safekeeping.
Generally all excursions/camp monies will be billed to the appropriate monthly account. School fee payments by credit card, cash, cheque or EFTPOS may be made at both school offices. All other forms, money, and/or notes should be handed to the classroom teacher.
- Chicken Pox Seven (7) days from onset or until last lesion has healed.
- Diphtheria Re-admit after at least two (2) negative swabs.
- Viral Hepatitis - Contact School Principal.
- Measles & Rubella (German Measles) Minimum seven (7) days from appearance of rash or medical certificate of recovery.
- Mumps Minimum fourteen (14) days after onset of symptoms. Whooping Cough Four (4) weeks unless medical certificate is produced.
- Ringworm Lesions must be fully covered with appropriate dressing.
- Impetigo (School Sores) Lesions must be fully covered with appropriate dressing.
- Head Lice Extremely common in schools & extremely contagious. Please examine your childís hair regularly & treat if necessary.
In seeking to overcome substantial problems and improve student safety, the following procedures are in place:
The table below illustrates the more common infectious diseases together with exclusion details. Please use these for reference and if in doubt, contact the Principal.
Students arriving after 8.30am must collect a late pass from the Office. Regular late arrival at school is to be discouraged, as students miss vital learning and organisational time, disrupt the learning of others and learn poor habits (punctuality).
The Education Department has ruled that prescription/non-prescription medication may only be given to children at school strictly in accordance with the instructions of the pupilís medical practitioner and at the written request of parents.
A 'Request to Administer Medicationí form, which is available from the offices, must be completed, signed and sent with all medication.
All medication must be accompanied by a letter from the childís doctor or be in the labelled bottle/jar from the pharmacist. This label should clearly identify the studentís details and the dose.
Notes from parents are required:
- Each time a child is absent from school.
- Each time a child needs to leave early or leave school for a period of time. Parents are asked to collect children from the classroom after completing the required form at the Office.
- Whenever a student is unable to attend swimming classes.
See Outside Hours School Care page.
Children are discouraged from bringing toys, games, sporting equipment and similar personal belongings to school. Their loss or breakage causes great concern to their owners.