School Hours First Bell: 8.35am Class Bell: 8.40am Brain Break 9.30am Lunch Recess: 10.40am - 11.20am Afternoon Recess: 1.20pm – 1:40pm School concludes: 3.00 pm
Supervision at School Children are not expected to be in attendance at school before 8.15am with the exception of those children travelling on school buses and those who have permission from the Principal. Then children are to remain seated in MacKillop Place until 8.15am. Children should not expect to be in their classroom before 8.20am to allow teachers to finalise their preparations for the day. Supervision is provided from 8.15am to 8.35am by a teacher on duty in MacKillop Place. At this time children are to be at MacKillop Place or the playground. No child is to be in a classroom without a teacher. Teachers are rostered for playground duty during all lunch periods. At the conclusion of school, children are supervised in MacKillop Place to 3.20pm. It is inadvisable to have children at school before 8.00am and after 3.15pm as staff may not be available to attend to injuries should they occur.
Absences Absence from school needs to be explained by a short note, telephone call or personal contact to the school office as soon as is practicable. If a child is absent from school without explanation from a parent, a text message will be sent by the school office to clarify the nature and likely length of absence. If parents choose to withdraw students from school due to holiday commitments, there is will be no expectation made of the class teacher to provide work for him/her.
School Assemblies Each Friday whole school assemblies are held in MacKillop Place. Assembly time is 8.40am. Regularly, classes are rostered to lead the school assembly in prayer or presentations based on classroom activities or to celebrate significant achievements or occasions. Notices are given, birthdays acknowledged, singing of the National Anthem and Student of the Week Awards presented. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to attend assemblies.
Lunchtime activities Each day children are able to participate in a variety of activities during lunch and afternoon breaks. The library is available on scheduled days for indoor games, reading and computer use.
St Joseph's School 50 Box Street, Clermont Q 4721 PO Box 133, Clermont Q 4721