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ATTENDANCE
Regular attendance is essential if your child is to reach full potential.  If your child is to be absent through illness or family bereavement PLEASE ring the school between 8.30 and 9.00.  We phone and check all un-notified absences daily.

For some students and their families regular attendance of school is an issue. High levels of non-attendance at primary school affects achievement and sets a bad example for later schooling. There is countless research that links non-attendance (truancy) with lower outcomes in later life – including criminal activity, substance abuse, and unemployment. Many of the students with high non-attendance levels are absent because parents are keeping their children away from school far too often and for reasons that are not justified.

In an effort to raise attendance levels, the school is participating in a community project called RAAYS (Raising Achievement Across Youth Sector). The aim of RAAYS is to identify those students and their families with high levels of absence, and with the help of external agencies, assist the family in getting improvement. Agencies involved in the project include the Police, Child Youth & Family, Health & Education officials.   

SCHOOL TIMES
8.30 Patrols On and school doors open
8.50 - 10.10 Morning period 1     
10.10 - 10.35 Interval       
10.35 - 11.40 Morning period 2    
11.40 - 11.50 Fruit break       
11.50 - 12.50 Morning period 3        
12.50 - 1.35 Lunch    

1.35 - 3.00 Afternoon period


LATENESS

A child needs to be at school 5 minutes before the bell to unpack and prepare for school.  A late child disrupts the learning of all others in the class.   We want the students forming good habits early in their schooling, and you can help by having them here on time.