Daily Routines

Weekly Timetable

Monday

Canteen closed

Tuesday

 

Canteen closed

 

Wednesday

 

Canteen open
Sport uniform day

 

Thursday

 

Canteen open
Newsletter day 
9:30am Class masses (as rostered)

 

Friday

 

Canteen open
Sport uniform day

3:00pm Clothing pool open Friday's (please check our newsletter for open dates)
Assembly 2.00pm - Monday and Friday (please check newsletter for variations)

Daily Routines

8.30 am Supervision of playground begins
8.50 am School day begins with morning assembly
10.00 approx Fruit Stop - children eat their prepared fruit in class
11.00 - 11.50 Lunch time
1.30 - 1.50 Recess
2.55 pm Pack-up bell
3.05 pm Dismissal. Students proceed to Quiet Area for pick-up by parents
3.25 pm

Supervision of Quiet Area finishes. Students not picked up by this time are taken by the duty teacher to the Front Office

 

Parking and Visitors

During the day parents and visitors are asked to park in the main carpark and proceed to the front office. If you wish to visit or help in a classroom you will be asked to sign in and be issued with a visitors badge. You need to return this badge and sign out at your departure.

Notifying Student Absences

All student absences must to notified in writing to the class teacher, either prior to or on the day the student returns to school. This is a legal requirement. If your child is absent for more than one day, a phone call to the front office can allay any concerns the class teacher may have for your child's welfare. An email to the teacher or the front office is acceptable as advice of an absence from class.

Arrival and Departure Procedures

During morning drop-off parents/guardians have two options:
1) Park in the main carpark and walk your child to the playground. Supervision begins at 8.30am.
2) Use the drive through lane in the main carpark to drop your child off, without needing to park. Please do not assist your child(ren) with their bag(s). If you want to cuddle and kiss, please proceed to the carpark and park your car.

During afternoon pick-up parents/guardians are asked to park in the main carpark or on the blacktop playground. Please park your car and proceed to the Quiet Area where your child is sitting down under teacher supervision. Once you have picked your child up, they are to stay with you until you return to your car. Some parents pick up their child from the front of the school in the Bus Bay. This must be pre-arranged and has limited supervision.

Children may not play on the equipment until after 3:25pm when formal school supervision ends. You must supervise all of your child(ren) on the play equipment at all times outside of school hours.

School bus services are available. Teachers supervise children to cross the road and wait at the bus stop. Please contact the school or ACTION for further details.

Bringing Equipment to School

Your child needs to bring a school bag to school everyday. St Jude's school bags are available for purchase from the Uniform Shop. This bag should contain a healthy packed lunch, drink, recess and an easily eaten fruit snack for fruit-stop time. Our Canteen sells lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. See the menu and procedures in the Mulleygrub Cafe tab.

In the primary classes your child needs to have their books and stationary at the beginning of each year. Most of this will remain in your child's classroom during the year, but parents are asked to check periodically that your child still has all the necessary stationary items eg: pens, pencils, rulers. The infants classes generally share stationary items. Please see class teachers for further information.

Routinely your child will carry a library book in a library bag, a 'reader' in a plastic pocket and the books necessary for homework.

We discourage children bringing personal items to school to play with on the playground. Damage to or loss of such items can be quite distressing. If your child wishes to bring a special item to share for class news, these can be handed to the class teacher for safe keeping.

Lost Property

Personal items with your child's name on them, are readily returned to your child when they are found. Teachers do their best to locate the owner of any equipment found on the school premises, such as holding them up at class lines. All unclaimed equipment is placed in the Lost Property Cupboard near the Hall doors. Parents and children are welcome to check these cupboards when looking for a lost item.

Medication at School

If your child needs to bring prescribed medications to school, these need to be sent to the front office each day. Our medical officer supervises the administering of any medication. All medication must be clearly labelled with child's name, class and dosage, and whether it requires refrigeration.

The exception may be asthma medication, which may be kept with your child as per your Asthma Plan.

Click here for Consent to Dispense Medication Form.

Medical Action Plans, Anaphylaxis and Epipens

It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that any medication kept at school is current. In particular, Medical Action Plans for children suffering from anaphylaxis (allergic reaction to bees, peanuts and other substances) will need to be reviewed at regular intervals (at least yearly) and will need to be updated. If your child requires an Epipen, please ensure that the medication is current and will not expire during the year. Note that the Epipen cannot be used beyond its expiry date.