General Reminders

A few gentle reminders for the first day, week, and term of school…

For the month of February, students in Prep attend school during normal school hours, except on Wednesdays when they do not attend school.

Anaphylaxis and food safety

We take student and staff safety extremely seriously. We have several children and staff whom are severely and life threateningly allergic to certain foods. Whilst we don’t ban anything in lunchboxes, we do urge you to consider that at this age, children are not able to fathom the extreme consequences of sharing food or not washing their hands properly. Please ensure you speak to your own child about food safety and make informed and confident choices when packing lunchboxes. Any food bought in to share for celebrations etc must have a list of ingredients so that we can keep everyone safe!

Blue General Permission Forms

These enable us to document and teach your children to the highest possible standard! They also include permission to include your child in the blog posts, videos, quotes and reviews. Please get these back to us ASAP, if you cant find it, come grab another one from us or the office!

Library Bags

In your child’s locker you will see we have popped in a green bag. It’s full of STUFF for you to keep. Some of it may not be relevant to you but its free STUFF so enjoy it! We thought it would be a good idea to use these bags as the kid’s library bags. They will start to borrow later in the term and you are welcome to take them home and label them or decorate them since they are all the same!

Clothing, hats, footwear and spares

Please make sure your child is wearing closed footwear! This is a biggie because we are often building, creating, gardening and using real life tools and materials. If your child doesn’t have the right shoes, we will not risk them participating in these activities as we are liable for their safety!

  • Hats – wide brimmed hats only please, caps don’t count! we usually have spares so don’t fret if you forget on the odd occasion!
  • All kids need to be sunsmart so covered shoulders are also a must! Capsleeves are fine.
  • Sunscreen can only be applied by the child as teachers are not allowed to put it on them! We don’t provide sunscreen but do feel free to pop it in their bag!
  • Finally, accidents happen, please pack spare undies, socks and shorts!

Toys at school

We don’t encourage kids to bring toys to school as we can’t promise they will be kept safe! So all kids need to be responsible for looking after items from home, especially if they take them out to play. Also, we don’t really do show and tell, but we do encourage students to share their experiences with each other.

Take Home Reading

We don’t start this program until later in the term, things are too full on at the beginning! We also want to make sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to supporting their child’s learning at home. We will be going over home reading protocols and support strategies at the Prep info night, complete with handouts so try hang on until then.

Drinks and food!

Please send your kid to school with a WATER drink bottle! And pieces of fruit and veg for eating on the go! They need to eat all the time and drink all the time!!!!!

Newsletter

Check the school website for updates and important dates, including the weekly newsletter!

Head Lice

We often have reports of head lice (it never ends!) Please be vigilant against these critters, check regularly behind the ears and neck. If you do find them, you must treat your child before they attend school. So, if there are eggs, that’s OK as long as you have put through a treatment. If you do happen to come across lice, please do let your teacher know so they can put out the anonymous alerts!

The Victorian Department of Health provides a handy website to help parents manage head lice.