Below you will find some information that should prove helpful as your child starts school with us here at Everglade.
Children must have purchased, and be wearing, school uniform before starting. Please label any of your child’s clothing that is likely to be left lying about.Your child will also need a school bag, lunch box and drink bottle (all named).
These can be bought through the school office at the start of the school year. On-going requirements throughout the year will be conveyed to you by a note from your child’s class teacher. Children may buy these items any day before school from the school office.
Send your child to school every day unless ill – nothing upsets children more than a broken routine. If your child has to stay away please send a note, phone, e-mail or leave a message giving the reason. This is protection against truancy, and to ensure the children are safe. If you know your child is going to be absent, and especially for any length of time, please notify the school office.
Make sure the school is informed of any change of address, phone number or place of parents’ work, mobile phone numbers, and emergency contacts at any time. It is also important to ensure that your child knows the way home from school (if walking), or whether they are going to be met/picked up after school or not.
In the Contact Tab (top right of webpage) you will find a document outlining who to contact when you have a concern of some kind. Out of courtesy, it is important to discuss any concerns with your child’s teacher before contacting someone through the school office.
Due to congestion in our car park, and danger to children using the Everglade Drive crossing before and after school, we have had to shut our electric gates during these busy times. The gates are on a timer and will be closed between 8:30am-9:00am, and 3:00-3:15pm. Please be mindful that if you park inside the gates during these times, you will not be able to get out to the road until the gates re-open at the above times.
From time to time it is necessary to pick children up before 3 p.m. for medical appointments etc. Please make sure you sign children out at the school office.
In the interest of safety we encourage parents to establish a meeting point to pick them up at 3 p.m. For Year 0 / Year 1 children we recommend parents collect their children directly outside the classroom.
A team of Year 6 children, supervised by Parent volunteers/Staff, and trained by the transport division of the Police dept, patrol the pedestrian crossing and the De Havilland Drive intersection between 8.30–8.55 a.m. and 2:55-3:15pm each day. Everglade Drive is a very busy and dangerous road – please ensure both yourself, and your child, crosses Everglade Drive at the pedestrian crossing.
If your child becomes ill or has an accident at school, they will be made as comfortable as possible at school, and parents or emergency contacts telephoned. If parents or guardians cannot be contacted and it is considered that immediate treatment by trained medical personnel is necessary, your child will be taken to either the doctors, or an ambulance will be called.
Normally if your child needs regular medication during the school day he / she should be kept at home until health is restored. However in cases where long term medication is needed eg for asthmatics or allergy suffers the Principal and classroom teacher should be fully informed, and clearly labeled medicines should be kept in the sick bay.
All children arriving at school after 8.55 a.m. must report to the office before going to class.
All visitors to school must sign in through the school office.
We discourage ‘birthday treats’ being brought to school for sharing. Parents who wish to provide a ‘shared treat’ to class may wish to offer stickers, etc instead.