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F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1.

What are the start/finish times for school?

 

ULVERSTONE CAMPUS PRIMARY 

Start - 8:45am  /  Recess 10:40am - 11:10am  /  Lunch 12:50pm - 1:20pm  /  Finish 2:50pm

ULVERSTONE CAMPUS SECONDARY

Start - 8:45am  /  Recess 10:40am - 11:10am  /  Lunch 12:50pm - 1:20pm  /  Finish 3:00pm

BURNIE CAMPUS

Start - 8:45am  /  1st Lunch 11:00am - 11:30pm  /  2nd Lunch 1:00pm - 1:30pm  /  Finish 3:10pm


Q2.

What are my responsibilities as a Parent/Carer if my child is absent from school?

 

If your child is unwell, you are required to notify the School by 10.00am.  If your child is going to be absent for any other reason (i.e a scheduled appointment or holiday) you can send a note into the class/care teacher prior to the absentee day or call the School prior to 10.00am.

Parents can also advise the School of an absence by using the Skoolbag app.

If the School has not received an explanation for your child's absence, a text message will be sent requesting an explanation.  You can reply via text message or call the School.

A Doctor's certificate is required if your child is absent for more than 5 days

*The Absentee Policy is currently being reviewed.


Q3.

What are the School's guidelines if my child has gastroenteritis?

 

If your child has been vomiting or suffering from diarrhea it is recommended that they stay away from school for at least 24 hours after vomiting/diarrhea has stopped.


Q4.

What are the School's guidelines if my child has school sores (Impetigo)?

 

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection which spreads easily to other parts of the infected person's body.  It is transferred to other people by direct contact with sores or contaminated clothes.  Impetigo appears as a flat, yellow, crusty or moist patch on the skin.

Infectious Period

The incubation period is 1-3 days and is infectious as long as there is discharge from the sores.


Q5.

What are the School's guidelines if my child has headlice?

 

Notify the school immediately.  If your child has head lice, they must remain at home until an initial application of head lice treatment has been completed and all eggs (nits) are removed.


Q6.

What if my child is late to School?

 

If your child arrives at School after 8.45am they are required to come to the Office and sign in on the iPad located at Reception.  This ensures that your child's arrival is recorded.


Q7.

What if I need to collect my child early?

 

Primary: Both the class teacher and admin staff will need to know that you are collecting your child early.  Children should be collected from the Office and sign out using the iPad at Reception.

Secondary: If your child is aware of this they need to fill out a 'leave' form and have it signed by a Senior Staff member.  Leave forms should be passed into the Office prior to leaving.  Children should be collected from the Office and sign out using the iPad at Reception.


Q8.

What days is the Canteen available?

 

The Canteen at the Ulverstone Campus operates for students at recess and lunch on Thursday and Friday each week.  The canteen also operates on a Wednesday through the winter months (dates vary).


Q9.

When is student banking day?

 

Monday - Burnie Campus

Wednesday- Ulverstone Campus


Q10.

When can I purchase uniform?

 

Uniform sales and Book collection are at the beginning of each year.  During the year, uniform can be purchased between 2.30 - 3.30pm on Wednesdays at Ulverstone campus and 8.30am - 9.30am at Burnie campus.


Q11.

Does the School have a Newsletter?

 

Yes, a newsletter is sent home with students each Wednesday and is a very important communication, keeping our parents informed.  It is also available on our website and on the Skoolbag app.


Q12.

Does the School have a prayer group I can attend?

 

Yes, prayer groups are run at both campuses and our parents are encouraged to participate.  If you are unable to attend, prayer requests can be handed into the office and will be passed on. 

Ulverstone Campus' prayer group is held on Tuesday mornings and Burnie Campus' prayer group is held Thursday morning.