Notes explaining a child's absence must be sent to the class teacher as soon as possible after or prior to an absence. A phone call to the Front Office or a note sent via the School App to indicate a child will be absent is a good safety measure. Please do not send children to school if they are unwell. Parents will be contacted as soon as possible in the event of a child falling ill or sustaining injury at school.
After School Care
Out of hours school care is available in the hall from 3:00pm until 6:00pm. This is operated by the Woden Community Services who may be contacted on 6282 2644 or 6281 1169. The service also assists with before school and holiday care.
Communication between school and home is highly valued. Parents are asked to make an appointment for any discussion with the Principal, Deputy Principal, School Psychologist or Teachers. An appointment will be arranged at the earliest possible time and attention will be given immediately to urgent issues.
Arrival at SchoolPlease ensure children arrive at school in time to commence lessons at 9:00am. A late arrival is very disruptive and often your child will miss important announcements. Children should not arrive before 8:40am as there is no staff supervision before this time.
Preschool - Year 6: Fridays 12:15pm in the Hall. Preschool - Year 2 in weeks 3 and 7. Year 3 - Year 6 in weeks 4 and 8. Whole school Aussie and Effort assemblies are in weeks 5 and 9. Assemblies are led by the School Leaders with the assistance of Executive staff. Parents are welcome to attend assemblies, particularly if their child or class is presenting an item. Assemblies will include time for celebration of children's achievements. If your child is to receive an award, their name will be in the previous week's Garran Gazette.