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Absences

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.

Appointments

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 School

Please 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.

Assemblies

Kindergarten - Year 6: Friday 11:30am (every EVEN school week) in the Hall. 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.

Aussie & Effort Assemblies: A Whole School Assembly is held at 2:00pm on the first Thursday of each month in the Hall to celebrate the Aussie of the Month and Effort Achievers.

Awards

Merit Certificates and similar awards are presented at weekly assemblies. These awards encourage children and provide positive reinforcement for achievement. End of year Achievement Awards are presented to students in each class together with Versatility and Citizenship Awards for Year 6 students who have shown exceptional all-round achievement.