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Only in the event of illness or for some other serious reason should a child be absent from school. You are asked to phone the school on 3345 0700 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 8.30 a.m. if your child will be absent that day. This will alleviate the need for us to make enquiries about any child’s whereabouts.Please advise the school if a child is to be absent for a long period of time or if the child is suffering from an infectious disease.The normal procedure to obtain permission to leave school early is by a written request from the parent or guardian. Children leaving early must be collected from the school office.
Parents are offered the opportunity to order books for their children. This school participates in the Scholastic Book Club scheme and it offers excellent books for both children and parents at very reasonable prices.Brochures outlining details of the books, their appropriateness for the child’s reading level and interests are sent home to enable choices to be made. Complete order forms and money are returned to the school.
When the school is given documentary proof that custody of a child rests with one parent only, the school will do all it can to ensure that parent’s rights. The parent should advise the school by letter if permission is given to have the child collected by a person other than the person who has legal custody.
The normal procedure to obtain permission to leave school early is by a written request from the parent or guardian. Children leaving early must be collected from the school office.
Children are encouraged to borrow books from the library for entertainment and research. A library bag is necessary for borrowing. Lost or damaged books would normally be replaced at the expense of the parents. Overdue notices are sent out for books outstanding for more than one month. Library bags are available from the school shop.
We stress to parents the importance of having all property (articles of clothing and school requisites) clearly marked with the child’s name. Items of lost clothing are kept at the school office. Periodically, all lost property is disposed of. An effort is made to return to the children any marked items.
All clothing, text books and equipment should be clearly marked with each child’s name for easy identification. Bicycles may be brought to school provided they are an essential means of transport.Children may be requested not to bring particular games or toys to school, at the discretion of the teaching staff. Any toys or other valuables are brought and stored at the owner’s risk. Comics and magazines which are not in keeping with the policy and spirit of the school are not permitted.
For the security and safety of the students of Our Lady of Lourdes:- 1) All staff are to be identified by a name badge 2) All visitors must report to the School Office 3) Visiting teachers are to register at the School Office 4) Parent helpers are to register at the School Office - This does not apply to parents who are delivering or collecting children at the normal times - This does apply to parents visiting the school at unusual times.
It is important to have up-to-date school records on each family represented in the school. Therefore, we ask that you contact the office and advise accordingly if there is any variation in the information we have on record, particularly change of address, emergency contact, doctor, telephone number or serious health condition.
If your child is to move to another school, early advice for purposes of the Pupil Transfer Form and reports would be appreciated. At least a week’s notice would greatly assist. Transfer forms and reports are issued on the child’s last day at the school.