School hours and attendance

East Maddinton Primary School_0020_Layer 67School Times

First Siren 8:27am
Start of Day 8:30am
Morning Recess 10:30am – 10:50am
Lunch Eating 12:50pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Play 1:00pm – 1:20pm
Dismissal 2:30pm

Arrival

Parents are asked to see that children arrive at school before 8:30 am; however, we do not encourage children to arrive too early in the mornings. Children should not be at school prior to 8:15am as supervision before that time is limited and therefore, their safety cannot be guaranteed.

Children may not enter classrooms unless their own teacher is present and gives permission. Also note children are not to play with sport equipment or use playground equipment before school including in the Pre-primary/Kindergarten area.

Absences

Please ensure that you contact the school either in writing, by telephone or in person as to the reason for your child’s absence. Notes should be dated and will be retained at school. It is a legal requirement that parents provide an explanation for a child’s non-attendance. Regular attendance is a major priority for the Department of Education.

An SMS will be sent to your mobile phone after the class roles have been taken if your child is absent. Please respond to this SMS and also update the office any changes of mobile numbers.

Entering and leaving school grounds

Parents or visitors to the school are required to enter through the Front Office, sign the visitors’ book and wear an identity sticker whilst on school grounds. Parents collecting children early are requested to call at the school office to collect a Leave Pass. This needs to be handed to the child’s teacher when you pick them up from the classroom.