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​Allergies

Your co-operation in this very important matter would be appreciated.

Please ensure that the school has current and correct information and personal contact details.  Any allergy and anaphylaxis medication is required to be current and up to date. If your child is anaphylactic please ensure that the child has a current treatment plan and the Epi-pens are up to date.

Attendance and absenteeism

If a child is absent from school, an explanation from the parent or caregiver is required.  Parents have three ways to fulfill this legal requirement. Choose the option that is easiest for you.

• Call the school, 5475 1555 and advise our Admin staff, or a message can be left

• On the School’s website, complete the absence form on the main page

• On your child’s return to school, a note to the teacher explaining the absence reason

In the event of an unexplained absence, a compulsory attendance form will be sent home. In the event of your child contacting an infectious disease, a detailed exclusion table (PDF, 82 KB) is included for your information.

For any parent who needs to collect their child early please come to the Office and sign your student out of school.

Children who arrive late for school (after 8.35 am) should go to the office to obtain a late slip which needs to be given to the class teacher.

Behaviour

Our responsible behaviour plan for students aims to create a safe, caring environment for teaching and learning which emphasises the rights and responsibilities of all members of our school community.

Our plan has been developed in consultation with the members of our school community and has been endorsed by our school's Parents and Citizen's Association. It focuses on maintaining a supportive school environment and developing responsible behaviour in all students. It reflects the underlying principles, values, beliefs and goals of our school.

Bus behaviour policy

 The Queensland Department of Transport has developed its own code of conduct (PDF, 733 KB) for school students travelling on buses. This is a set of behavioural guidelines developed to assist school bus operators manage the issue of student behaviour.

Any child who breaks these rules could have a letter sent home and any subsequent report could lead to suspension from the bus by the bus operator.

Dress code

Students are expected to wear their school uniform every day. Our uniform dress code reflects school community standards and is consistent with occupational health and safety rules and sun safety strategies. The wearing of a school uniform also provides our students with ready identification of students and non-students at school and helps to foster a sense of belonging and mutual respect by minimising visible evidence of social or economic differences.

Medication

Parents are reminded that if your child is required to take any medication at school on a long or short term basis, all medication must be administered through the school office.

Medication should be in its original container, showing the medication’s name, child’s name and dosage.  Parents/Caregivers are required to complete an authority form (PDF, 85 KB) at the school office and all medication must also have a letter from the child’s doctor. 

Teachers will not administer medication and children must not have medication in their lunch boxes or school bags. The only exception to this rule is when asthmatics are required to have self-administering medication on hand.  Parents should notify class teachers if children have their own asthma medication.

Please note: Staff are unable to administer pain control medication eg. Panadol, Heron etc. without a written letter from the doctor.

Mobile phones

While we acknowledge that some parents feel there is a need for children to bring mobile phones to school for safety reasons, mobile phones can cause disruption to classes, and increase the possibility of theft.

Mobile phones brought to school by students are to be signed in at the office on arrival at school, and collected at 2.30 pm.

A parent letter of permission for your child to have a phone is to be provided to the school office.

If you cannot download the document/s linked from this page, please contact us and we will provide a copy via the school office.