Mother of Good Counsel School provides a 27.5-hour teaching week, which is 2.5 hours longer than State Schools. These extra hours allow us to integrate and develop Faith and Religious Education without detracting time from other Learning Areas.
|8:10am||Staff supervision commences|
|8:30am – 10:40am||Class|
|10:40am – 11:10am||Recess|
|11:10am – 1:10pm||Class|
|1:10pm – 1:40pm||Lunch|
|1:40pm – 2:45pm||Class|
|3:10pm||Staff supervision concludes|
Supervision by staff occurs between 8.10am and 3.10pm. Parents are urged NOT to leave children at school prior to 8:10am and to collect children as soon as possible after school is dismissed. If you are unable to collect your child promptly after school, we suggest you contact Outside School Hours Care, which is located on the school grounds.
Use of Grounds Outside of School Hours
School grounds cannot be used outside of school hours, unless by permission on the principal.
Outside School Hours Care use school grounds and facilities; trespassers will be dealt with by the police.
It is the parents’ responsibility to resolve custodial issues and provide the school with written notification of decisions handed down by the courts. The school releases children to the custodial parent according to court orders and written permission is required for staff to release children to non-custodial adults. Staff do not take sides in family disputes and act in the best interest of children, in accordance with the court.
It is important children are punctual for the commencement of school. Children who are late require a note of explanation. Classroom rolls are taken at 8.40am. Children arriving at school after 8.40am are required to report to the office before continuing to class. Valuable teaching time is lost by continuous interruptions by latecomers. If your child arrives after 8:40am, they will be noted as a late arrival (L) in the roll.
Parents who collect students each afternoon (or students walking or riding home alone) are asked to ensure school grounds are vacated soon after dismissal time.
Regular attendance is compulsory by law and is necessary if pupils are to gain the greatest possible benefit from school activities.
When a pupil is absent from school, parents are required to contact the school via phone call or email explaining the absence. A note is also required if a child cannot participate in the school’s program, e. g. sports, physical education, etc.
Leaving School Grounds
Children are not permitted to leave school grounds during the school day. Parents must report to the office to collect a child early from school. Children are called to meet parents at the office.