The students are expected to attend regularly but should your child be ill please do not send her/him to school. If your child does become ill at school we will contact you or the approved contact person.
To ensure that all children arrive safely at school each day we operate the following system to account for all students. If your child will be absent we ask that you inform the school (phone 423 8042) between 8am - 9am. After roll check in each room, at the start of the day, the names of all children absent are checked through the computer system. The parents of any student unaccounted for will be contacted by text to check the reason for absence. Please reply to this text if you receive one.
Children's work and progress:
Parents are invited to meet their children’s new teachers during February, and again for interviews in April and August. In addition please feel welcome to make individual appointments should the need arise. End of year reports will be sent home during Term 3, plus again in Term 4 (a summary statement) and may be retained at home.
Trips of educational value are undertaken and encouraged. Parents are usually invited to help with transport and supervision. A small charge to help with transport (petrol) may be made.
During the year you will receive requests for money for various purposes. The school receives funding to meet the basic costs of its operation but their are many extras which are needed in our attempts to do the best for our children. You are asked to support the School Support Team in its fund raising efforts, as well as provide for bus fares, visiting performers etc. as the need arises. The school operates an automatic payment system to help parents spread costs evenly across the school year. If you wish to learn more, please contact the school office.
In the interest of safety: only students in Year 6 and above may ride a bicycle to school, and every student riding a bicycle to school must have a safety helmet.
In the interests of student’s safety, watches and ear studs only are suitable for day to day wear. No other jewellery is to be worn to school.
If your child normally travels on a bus to school but for any reason is not to use the bus on a particular day we expect:
1. That the class teacher be told by the parent
2. That the school office be notified (by phone or note) by the parent
Students are not permitted to use the bus on a casual basis e.g. to stay with a friend.
The School Support Team sell juicies (a variety of flavours are available) for $1.00 each, once a week on Wednesdays. Hot pies are also available for purchase most Fridays.
Money should always be sent to school in a named and sealed envelope for lunches, book club, trips etc. Sending the exact amount is a great help to us.
There is an underpass under State Highway One outside Rodney College for those needing to get across the road. There is also a pedestrian crossing outside the school gates which is supervised in the afternoons by a teacher.
Traffic in school grounds:
It is requested that parents do not drive into the school car park during school hours. This request is made in the interests of children’s safety but also because the parking area is very small and congested. We also request that great care be taken at the school gate where inconsiderate parking can be a serious threat to the lives of children. Students can be dropped off or picked up at the entrance in the Bus Bay area.
Students are able to purchase books of their choice through our school The new style Scholastic Book Club brochure is sent home regularly but there is no compulsion to buy.
If your child should be transferring to another school please notify this school in advance, preferably in writing. Personal property should be removed before departure, and any property belonging to this school returned. If notified in advance we can give you information to pass on to the other school at the time of enrolment thus making your child’s placement more accurate.