Parent Information Night

Year 2 2014

General Infromation

Bell Times

· 8.20am teacher on playground duty on Southern Site

· 8.50am morning bell

· 10.50am recess

· 12.50pm lunch

· 2.50pm home bell

Lateness or Early Departure

If your child is late or you plan to take them early you must go directly to the office to sign them in or out before proceeding to their classroom. You will be issued with a late card or early departure card that is given to the teacher. Please ensure that if you are late that you walk your child to the office as officially an adult must accompany them to the office.


If your child is absent from school for any reason, please send written notification to your classroom teacher upon your child’s return. All notes are expected within 2 days of your child’s return to school.

If you are planning holidays, please address a letter to Mrs Tollis advising her of your child’s intended period of leave from school. Please take into consideration the time you decide to take for holidays as it may impact on your child’s learning. Should you require work for holidays this will be in the form of a journal to write in everyday documenting the highlights and to read daily.

Home Time Arrangements

Children in K-2 sit in their class groups at dismissal time under the Ewos Parade COLA on the Northern site. Once the children are seated Parents may approach and collect their child. We would ask if you are running late to ring the office to advise us, in order that your child does not stress.

If your child attends SCOOSH or goes home on a bus, please notify the classroom teacher of the days in writing.

If your child will be picked up by someone other than yourself or carer who regularly picks them up, please notify the classroom teacher in writing.

Pick up time is at 2.50 after 3.00pm the children will be taken across the road to the office for collection.

Wet Weather

In the event of wet weather, in the morning a sign will be displayed at the gate on the opposite side of the road directing children to their classrooms. K-2 is asked to be dropped off at the door near the shelter where the children eat their lunch and go straight to their classroom. If possible, please try to leave your child at the front door of the building as this helps to make them independent and avoids overcrowding of corridors and helps lessons to begin on time.

Different Teachers

Please be aware that during the week the children will interact with a variety of teachers for different subjects such as Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE), Library, English as a Second Language (ESL), Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDH/PE).

Parent Interviews

If you wish to discuss your child or any concerns, the first point of contact should be with the class teacher. To make an appointment, please contact the teacher or ring the office so that a suitable or appropriate time can be made. Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if a problem is concerning you sooner rather than later so that we can work together for a solution.

Crunch and Sip

This is a program that has been occurring in our school for several years and one that proves very successful. The children have a short break at about 10 am in the morning which allows them to recharge and be ready for the next session. Crunch ‘n’ Sip should only be small pieces of cut up fruit or vegetables and water for drinking. Please support us in our endeavours as this is a very valuable program.

Bed Times

Please ensure your child receives a good night sleep ready to start the next day for learning, they will love you for it.

Clothing and Personal Belongings

Please check that all of your child’s clothing and personal belongings are clearly labelled, as things seem to get lost.

Please ensure your child does not bring precious toys or battery operated toys to school. The children are permitted to bring one small toy clearly labelled with their name.

Hair and Shoelaces

Hair needs to be tied back securely if it is below shoulder length, so that your child can see and concentrate on their work.

Please start to practise with your child on how to tie shoelaces as it will pay everyone dividends later on.

How You Can Help Your Child

  • Visit a library
  • Read to them – run finger underneath words as you read
  • Play games – Scrabble, Dominoes, Snakes and Ladders
  • Play shops or get them to pay with coins when you go shopping
  • Help them to type up stories on the computer
  • Sit with them when they are doing their homework or be nearby so they can ask for immediate feedback or assistance.

Thank you for your support in this partnership role.