Need To Know!

School Hours

9.00am to 3.30pm daily during school terms.

9.00am to 2.30pm on the last day of terms, 1,2 and 3.

9.00am to 1.30pm on the last day of term 4.

 

Students are not permitted to be unsupervised on school grounds before 8.45am or after 3.45pm. Please arrange for your child to attend Camp Australia if your child/ren need to be at school outside of the times specified.

 

CJC is a very supportive school and is more than happy for families to enjoy time together in the school grounds after hours. However, the supervision by school staff ends at 3.45pm and after this time any child still on the premises becomes the responsibility of parents/guardians. It is not the responsibility of Camp Australia (OSH) to supervise children that are not enrolled in their program. Also, please note that the sports equipment used by Camp Australia is only for the children enrolled in the OSH program.


To comply with the standards and practices to run an outside school hours program, a certain amount of inside and outside space must be provided for the number of students in the program.  The blue area on the map is only available for use by the children enrolled in our before and after care school program during the times indicated.



 

Absences

All student absences must be reported in writing/email by 9am on the day the child is absent. Please uses the free app Skoolbag or email to notify of student absence. caulfield.jr.co@edumail.vic.gov.au.  If you are aware that your child will be away for more than one day, please provide this information on the notification. Please note that if you leave a voice message on the absence line, you are still required by law to provide written notification of the absence.

 

All extended holiday notifications must be made in writing/email to the Admin Office prior to the students departure.

 

Students Arriving Late/Leaving Early

Students must be signed in  if they arrive to school after 9.00am. They must take a green 'Late Pass' with them to class to show the teachers they have signed in.

Students must be signed out BY THEIR PARENTS if they are leaving school prior to 3.30pm for any reason. If collecting children from their classroom, please take a yellow 'Leaving Early' pass to give to the teacher.

 

First Aid/Sick Bay

First aid needs are managed by one of our dedicated First Aid Officers.

The school has policies in place to assist with caring for students with Anaphylaxis, Allergies, Asthma and any other medical conditions. We request that if your child has any of these medical needs that you obtain the relevant forms from the school office to assist with implementing the highest possible care and safety of your child whilst at school.

We also ask that children are kept at home if they present with any illness. It is not fair on the child, their classmates or their teachers if they are at school whilst they are unwell. We understand that there are work pressures involved, but it then places other children/teachers and their families at risk.  

Please click here for the School Advisory Guide to exclusion times for illness.

 

Camp Australia

Parents must contact Camp Australia by 2pm on any day that your child needs to attend OSHC and they are not already booked in. You can never ASSUME that they can be accepted into the program on that particular day. When you call Camp Australia and add your child to the list - they will then make sure there are enough staff on duty for the amount of children in the program.

 

Parent Helpers

All parents on site who are remaining at the school for any reason, other than pickup/drop off or attending assembly, must sign in and have a 'visitor' pass kept with them for the duration of their visit. Parents must sign out using the same system they used to sign in.

All parent helpers must have a valid working with children check.  Please refer to the link to the school policy. Working with Children Check (WWCC).  (WWCC - available free to volunteers.)

 

Assembly

Whole School - Monday mornings @ 9am

Whole School - Last day of term. Other Whole School Assembly may be called for special occassions through out the year.

 

Bike Shed

The bike shed is unlocked at 8.45am and is locked at 3.45pm daily. Please ensure that you have removed your child's bike/scooter PRIOR to 3.45pm to prevent it being locked in overnight. CJC staff should not be approached to have the gates unlocked outside of the times mentioned.

 

Term Dates

 

Term Dates for the next 5 years can be found on the DET website.


http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/datesterm.aspx

 

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.

Generally the 1st 3 days of the school year at Caulfield Junior College are reserved as student-free days. and one is allocated during the year. (This may change year to year.)

Please read the newsletter regularly. The date of the final student-free day will be published in there.


 

Preps do not attend school on Wednesdays for all of February.  Prep literacy assessments are held on these Wednesdays.  Booking details go home with Prep letters.



Additional Information:



Bikes and Scooters

 

All bikes and scooters need to be kept in the cage at the rear of the school throughout the school day. This is to prevent children from playing with them during school hours, and to prevent theft. The storage cage will be unlocked between 8:45 and 9am, then again between 3:30 and 3:45pm. If a child is attending school activities outside of these times (e.g. Camp Australia, Hebrew, after school activities), they may leave their bikes and scooters neatly under the library stairs ONLY at these times. This means that children attending before-school activities will need to move their bikes and scooters to the storage cage at 8:45, and at 3:30 they may be collected and placed under the library stairs for those attending after-school activities. If your child rides a bike or scooter to school, please speak with them to ensure they understand this requirement.

 

Lost Property.

 

Lost Property is located upstairs in the corridor of the main building.

Please ensure you label each item of your child's clothing.

 

Excursion/Incursion Payments and Permission Forms.

 

Your child will participate in many excursions and incursions throughout their time at Caulfield Junior College. Excursions and incursions are designed to stimulate and motivate learning and are a highlight for many students. Parent volunteers are often required to assist on excursions and requests are made via the classroom teacher.

 

The cost of the extra-curriculum Excursions and Incursions that occur during the year are covered by the Key Experiences Levy- most families pay this in full. On some occasions other activities are offered which require separate payment. If you receive an Excursion or Incursion Permission slip that has a payment slip attached, it means that payment is required at the Office before your child can attend or participate. As always if you are experiencing financial difficulty please contact the Office BEFORE the event.

 

Standardised ‘Permission Notification Reports’ are sent home to parents when their child is to attend an incursion or excursion. The notes include details of the excursion/incursion including date/s, destination, transport method, adult responsible and the cost. This note also includes personalised student details – please ensure that all the details are current.

 

Parents are required to sign the ‘Permission Notification Report’ and include an emergency contact number for the particular excursion/incursion to which the note relates (the ‘Permission Notification Reports’ must be taken by the class teacher on the excursion).

 

‘Permission Notification Reports’ and relevant payment must be returned by the due date of the excursion/incursion. THE RETURN DATE IS STRICTLY ONE WEEK PRIOR to the event, as this is generally when we need to confirm numbers. If a signed permission slip or payment is not received by the return date, your child cannot attend or participate. Parents will be notified by the classroom teacher in this instance. 

 

Students must be dressed in full school uniform when attending excursions. Students are seen as ambassadors for our school and dressing neatly reflects a sense of pride as well as making it easier to identify our students.


No Dogs Allowed.

 

It is not permissible for dogs to be on the school grounds at any time – including after hours and weekends.


Sites interactifs gratuits de ressources:

 

Si vous désirez  proposer des activités en français à vos enfants nous vous recommandons ces sites qui vous proposent des liens vers des sites français, des exercices en ligne et des jeux éducatifs gratuits pour les élèves du préscolaire à la 6ème.

 

Websites:

 

If you would like your child to do some activities in French we recommend the following sites which contain a lot of links to French sites, free online exercises and educative games for students from Prep to Y6.

 


 

 

 


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