Bell and Learning Times
8:50am – 9:00am
There are two bells to signal the beginning of school. The first bell sounds briefly at 8:50am.
Teachers open their doors from this time, allowing students to enter prior to the 9:00am bell.
This assists in:
* Class preparation for the day
* Building relationships
* Parents will be able to have a ‘brief’ conversation with the teacher.
The second bell at 9:00am indicates the beginning of students’ learning time.
Session 1: 9:00am – 11:00am:- Learning
Recess: 11:00am – 11:30am
Session 2: 11:30am – 1:30pm:- Learning
Lunch: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Session 3: 2:30pm – 3:30pm:- Learning
Parents/carers, if your child is consistently late, even a few minutes, it means he/she misses what adds up to be a significant amount of ‘missed opportunities’ to learn.
These ‘missed opportunities’ can greatly hinder your child in many ways that may not be evident now but collectively will create many and varied ‘gaps’ in your child’s development in areas such as:
* Thinking: This involves looking and listening, questioning, trying things out and making decisions. Children need time to be able to try things over and over until they can work things out.
* Social development
* Cultural understanding
* Health and physical development
If parents/carers have problems with getting your child to school, please talk to your teacher or inform the school office as we might be able to support you in some way.