Can I take my child away from school before 2:00 pm?

If a child is leaving the school before 2:00 pm they must complete a partial absence note at the office.
This is a legal requirement to protect your child. A note is required for all absences whether part or whole day.

Can my child bring processed/junk food at the school?

Please avoid doing so. Make sure your child brings healthy home-cooked food.

Do I need to do anything if my child is late for school?

On occasions where a late arrival is unavoidable, students are required to have a late note from the office before going to class.

Does my child have to do homework?

Homework is a valuable part of schooling for each student and reaffirms the role of parents and caregivers as partners in education. Homework varies according to age and learning. It should be made an inseparable part of self study.

Does my child have to go on school excursions or attend performances?

Excursions are planned to enrich the learning experience and all children participate. For all excursions including sport, for which students leave the school, permission notes are required. All notes and money for excursions and performances must be handed in by two school days before the excursion date as this assists in organization. But in case of emergency, the student’s participation can be exempted.

How do I arrange for a meeting with my child’s class teacher?

Teachers are available for meetings with parents at mutually convenient times. Please arrange meetings beforehand, in writing or by phoning the office to arrange a meeting if there are any issues you wish to discuss. You can make use of student’s diary for seeking appointments.

If I change my contact details do I need to inform the school?

It is essential that you inform the office and the class teacher of any change of contact details relating to your child. This included mobile numbers, emergency contacts and home addresses. This is particularly important in case of sickness or accident.

What are the rules relating to infectious diseases?

Chicken Pox – Exclusion from school until fully recovered. Minimum exclusion – 7 days after first spots appear and all spots have crusted and formed hard scabs.
German measles – Exclusion from school until fully recovered. Minimum exclusion – 5 days after rash appears.
Measles – Minimum 5 days after rash appears.
Mumps – Exclusion from school until fully recovered. Minimum exclusion 1 week after swelling occurs.
Whooping cough – Exclusion from school until fully recovered. Minimum exclusion is 3 weeks from onset of whoop.
Ringworm/Scabies – Re-admission to school after appropriate treatment has commenced. A medical certificate detailing treatment is required.
Pediculosis (head lice) – Parents will be contacted if their child has head lice. The child may return to school after they have been treated and as long as head lice management is ongoing.

What do I do if my child has to take medication while at school?

Prescribed medications only may be taken at school.
Medicine must be administered by Staff member.
Students requiring medication at school should go to the office.
Medications kept at school will be stored in the office area.
Students should carry asthma treatment with them on all school activities.
Students are not permitted to keep medications on their person, in their bags or in classrooms. (With the exception of Asthma puffers). Teachers will not ‘mind’ medications.

What do I need to do if my child is going to be absent from school?

After being absent a written explanation is required when the child returns. We consider regular attendance to be most important, but please keep your child at home if s/he is sick. If there is a need for your child to be collected from school during school hours, parents must sign a partial absence note (gate pass) at the office, before collecting your child.

What if my child loses something valuable at school?

All valuables (including mobile phones, electronic gadgets or expensive jewelleries) should remain at home strictly. Once found, they will be confiscated. Please do not allow your child to bring electronic gadgets, toys, games or cards to school. We have a No Toys at School Policy which protects from theft, loss and playground squabbles.

What time can I bring my child to school?

School hours:
7:50am – 2:20pm (class I – IX)
8:30am – 1.00 pm (Mont. I & II)
11:00am – 11:20am

For your child’s safety and welfare s/he should not be in the playground when it is unsupervised before 8.am and after 2.00pm. If you collect your child from school please be prompt as lateness often causes distress to children.