School Hours

No children are expected to be at school before 8.30am unless enrolled in before school care or before school activities such as choir.

All students should attend school between 8.50am  to 3.00pm

Our School Day

8.30am to 8.45am            Students to gather at the Muster Area.

8.45am                             First Bell

8.50am                             School Commences

10.00am                           Brain Break (a small healthy snack to munch and crunch in class)

11.00am to 11.10am        First Break (Eating)

11.10am to 11.40am        First Break (Playtime)

11.40am                            Class Commences

1.10pm to 1.20pm            Second Break (Eating)

1.20pm to 1.50pm            Second Break (Playing)

1.50pm                              Class Commences

3.00pm                              End Of Day

3.20pm                              After school Bell*

*the bell at 3.20pm now signals that all students/parents should have exited the grounds. Any student remaining here after 3.20pm will be directed to the office to wait for collection.

Attendance

Regular attendance at school is necessary to ensure that continuous progress is maintained. Research is very clear that there is a direct link between patterns of attendance and lateness negatively affecting student outcomes. ‘Every Day Counts’, is a state-wide initiative that aims to assist student attendance at school through a shared commitment by students. Parents, caregivers, schools and the community. To do this “Every Day Counts” promotes four key message

  • All children should be enrolled at school and attend on every school day.    
  • Schools monitor, communicate and implement strategies to improve regular school attendance.
  • Truanting can place a student in unsafe situations and impact on their future employability and life choices.
  • Attendance at school is the responsibility of everyone in the community  www.education.qld.gov.au/everydaycounts/
Absences and Early/Late Arrivals

At Bardon State School we align with Education Queensland’s ‘Same Day Notification’ policy with absences. When your son or daughter is absent from school it is essential that the office is notified prior to 9am on the day or before if possible. The school absence line is 3511 4560. Leave a message with the child’s name, class, reason for absence, name of the person calling and when your child is expected to return to school.

This ensures the safety of your child and that the rolls are marked with the correct absence codes.
An SMS notification system will be in place in 2017 to assist with ensuring that all students’ absence are accounted for every day.

We ask for parents’ co-operation in arranging any appointments, e.g. medical, dental etc. out of school hours and arrange holidays for the set holiday periods. At times we recognise that this is unavoidable. On these rare occasions please ensure that he/she is signed in or out at the office.

This is an essential measure in our Work Place Health and Safety policy for Fire and Evacuation.