Parents are required to notify the school whenever their child/ren is absent, late or leaving school early. There are several methods available to provide notification of these events to the school:
If Parents are collecting a child from school early or are bringing a child to school late, they are required to present at the school office upon arrival. Parents are to complete the arrival/departure details on the Student Arrival / Departure Registration system, located at the front counter.
Parents are required to notify the school
in writing to seek approval from the Principal whenever their child/ren will be absent for
more than two consecutive days during Term Time. This formal arrangement is in place to ensure accurate records of attendance are provided for the State Census.
There are three methods available to provide notification of these events to the school:
Please include the following:
Upon receipt of the written request, official approval will be provided in writing from the Principal.
An assembly of the whole school is held weekly (Friday at 8.40am), hosted by a class. Student awards are presented, birthdays are celebrated, religious events are explained, national events commemorated and messages are relayed for the school week. During COVID-19 restrictions, parents are unable to attend assemblies. In normal school times where COVID-19 restrictions don't apply, parents are most welcome to attend any assemblies (held in the Nano Nagle Centre).
Our school is empathetic towards families who are undergoing separation. We will attempt to support the family wherever we can with particular emphasis on the children. We ask that the Principal be notified as soon as possible of issues so that we can plan around them. As a school we must follow the legislative requirements and need to be able to work through these with parents. If there are any Court Orders it is important that the school be given a copy which clearly indicates the Court’s official stamp.
All volunteers must have completed the mandatory
Volunteer Student Protection Training annually (located on our BCE Policies page). All visitors on site (including parents and grandparents) must sign in and out at the Volunteer window near the office. You will be supplied a badge to wear whilst you are on site.
Please do not go to a classroom without having signed in at the office.
The Commonwealth Bank offers a banking service to St Catherine's School. Banking Day is determined at the commencement of each year. Information concerning the opening of new accounts will be provided during the first few weeks of the school year. Money to be banked should be securely enclosed in the bank book provided.
Contractors must have completed the mandatory
Contractor Induction Training. All Contractors must sign in and out at the office, and wear a badge whilst on site.