Classroom doors open at 8.30am, to enable students to get ready for the day. The educational programs begin at 8.45am. All students should be in their classrooms and ready to start lessons by this time. If children are late to school they miss roll call, morning routines and other activities that set the context for the day.
Students must wait in the Senior Block alcove before the 8.30am siren because teachers are not able to supervise other areas of the school. Children should not remain at school after 2.50pm as adequate teacher supervision cannot be provided. If parents/guardians are late, children are directed to the office where they will be supervised and parents contacted. Please advise your child’s teacher if the usual collection details for your child have been changed.
School will start and finish at the same time for years PP – Year 6 children. Kindergarten parents should consult the Kindergarten/Pre-Primary Handbook.
Monday to Friday: 8.45am – 2.50 pm
RECESS: 10.55am – 11.15am
LUNCH eating time: 1.15pm – 1.25pm
LUNCH play time: 1.25pm – 1.50pm
UNIFORM SHOP: Tuesday 8.15am – 9.00am
Children should not remain at school after 2.50pm as adequate teacher supervision cannot be provided. If parents/guardians are late, children are directed to the office where they will be supervised and parents contacted. Please advise your child’s teacher if the usual collection details for your child have been changed.
The gate near the office and the shopping centre will be opened at 8.00am and closed at 9am, then reopened at 2.30pm and closed at 3.15pm. The Oval gate will be opened at 8.15am and closed at 8.45am, then reopened at 2.30pm and close at 3.00pm. Limiting the time the gates are opened means that we are better able to monitor who is entering our school. This is a safety issue.
The library has a large selection of fiction and non-fiction texts. Classes attend the library for research activities.
Each class also visits the library to borrow books at least once a week. Each student therefore requires a library bag to ensure the protection of the book.
• Lost books must be paid for by the borrower
• Help is always needed to cover books
Assemblies are held regularly in the school assembly area on Friday mornings. Year 1 – 6 classes take turns to host the assemblies and present class items. Merit Awards are also presented at these assemblies. Parents, relatives and friends are very welcome to attend.
We ask that younger children accompanying parents be supervised so that their behaviour does not detract from the performing class’s efforts. We also ask that mobile phones be switched off during the assembly.
We do not encourage students to bring unnecessary money, toys or personal items to school. No responsibility can be taken by the school if students choose to bring their toys into the school grounds. Teachers do ask children to bring things in from time to time, however you will be advised by the teacher and the items will be used in the classroom for learning purposes.
It is requested that parents do all they can to ensure that children are conversant with the rules of the road (as applied to cyclists) before they permit their children to ride their bicycles on the open road. Children do not have the ability to judge car speeds and distances before the age of 10 years.
Children should always wear a helmet when riding their bikes, skateboards and scooters to and from school and must walk them to and from the bicycle racks.
Bikes should be locked with a chain and are stored at owner’s risk. Skateboards and scooters must also be left at the bike racks during the day – this is a safety matter. These too need to be locked and are the owner’s responsibility.
Custodial parents are expected to provide the Principal with information about custody and access. This is vital. Custodial parents need to be aware that non-custodial parents have the right to have access to students’ reports etc. unless that is forbidden by specific court ruling, which has been sighted and recorded at the school.
To guarantee the safety and well-being of our students, all parents collecting students from school during school hours are required to notify administration and to sign the children out of the school. Parents will then be given a note to give to teachers o that they are aware that the appropriate paperwork has been completed and authority from the office has been given for the child to leave the school premises.
The school uses a number of platforms for communicating with our parent body, one of these is this website where you are able to view the fortnightly newsletter. We also use the Connect platform to communicate securely with parents. Connect also contains contact information for teachers. Contact the school office if you require log in information for Connect.
A dental service is available at Arbor Grove Primary School.
The contact telephone number for this service is 9296 7388.
Parents are requested to complete the enrolment form with all information, including mobile telephone numbers and emergency contacts at the time of enrolment. The information provided enables us to make contact with a parent or caregiver if students are hurt or ill.
If employment or postal details change, please contact the school immediately with the updated details through the office or via the Contact Us page.
There is a lost property box outside the Office. Children are encouraged to be responsible with belongings but named articles will be returned to owners. Please name all articles clearly. Items not claimed at the end of each term will be forwarded to charity.
The P&C operate the canteen and uniform shop. Volunteers are always welcome.