Blair Athol North School

Parent Information

ASSEMBLY

Assemblies are occasions for celebration and information sharing. Assemblies are held every second Friday on even weeks from 9:05 – 9:30am in the Recreation Centre.

ATTENDANCE

Attendance Information Flyer  (356kb PDF)

Blair Athol North School, Birth – Year 7 is committed to gaining the maximum benefit from student’s full participation in the school’s learning program. Regular & punctual attendance increases the likelihood of success in learning. Parents and/or Caregivers are responsible for making sure children go to school regularly and on time. Lessons start at 8:50am and your child needs to be at school by this time ready to start the day. Classrooms are open from 8.35 and you and your children are welcome in the class at this time.

Children are not permitted to leave the schoolyard at any time. I you need to pick up a child early please come to the front office and fill out an early dismissal notice and then take this to your child’s class teacher. Child absences need to be followed up with a phone call, note or diary entry.

Children who are going to be absent from school for more than 1 week for family holidays, overseas travel or other extended absences need to fill in an exemption form and submit it to the school.              Exemption from School Form  (101kb PDF)

CAR & ROAD SAFETY

Please ensure that when you are picking up your child at school by car that you drive slowly and carefully and park in the appropriate places.

DO NOT DRIVE INTO THE SCHOOL YARD or STAFF CAR PARK to drop your child off.  

 The SAFETY of all CHILDREN is PARAMOUNT

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Parents / Caregivers family & friends are encouraged to take part in all school celebrations, help in the library, listen to children read in the classroom, help transport children to interschool sporting competitions and attend parent/student/teacher conferences after arranging times with classroom teachers. Apart from being on the Governing Council, parents can also be involved in a number of committees such as Grounds, Fundraising & Finance.

MEDICATION

Medication will generally not be administered to students by staff. If your child requires antibiotics three times a day, this can be given at home before school, when the child returns home from school and just before bedtime. Staff may administer ongoing medication, but this medication must be prescribed by a Doctor, have clear instructions about the dosage, and is accompanied by a Health Care Plan. (Forms available from school).

If your child has ongoing medical problems such as asthma, diabetes, etc., you will need to provide the Front Office staff with a Health Care Plan from your child’s health care professional. Assistance can be given to younger students with their puffers, etc. Generally, and with your permission, older students with asthma can manage their own puffers providing their Asthma Care and Medication Plans are in place.

MOBILE PHONES AT SCHOOL

We understand that mobile phones offer a service to families. Safety and communication concerns demand that some students have a mobile phone with them for after school communications. There are however issues associated with mobile phones. These include security, interruptions to school operations and students perception of equity. For these reasons we would prefer students not to bring mobile phones to school.

If you require your child to have a mobile phone at school:

  • Advise the teacher that the child has a phone.
  • The child needs to give the mobile phone to the teacher or the front office for the duration of the school day.