Supervision of children begins at 8:00am until the bell rings at 8:35am. Students must wait downstairs until the bell rings at 8:35am and must not enter rooms unless a teacher is present or they are so directed. If students arrive after the commencement of school at 8:35am, an explanatory note should be given to the class teacher.
Upon arrival at school, children place bicycles in the rack provided. Bikes are not to be ridden within the school or Parish grounds.
Leaving the School Grounds
Children are not permitted to leave the school grounds during school hours. In the event of necessity, a note must be presented indicating parental permission. Children who need to be collected during school hours will wait at the office. The school recognises the parents’ right to withdraw students from the normal school timetable. However, withdrawing children from the classroom continually, places them at a disadvantage. We ask that the Office and class teacher be informed of this absence and parents are asked to consider absence from school as a serious matter.
Bus services to most town and outlying areas bring children to and from school. A teacher is on supervision duty each afternoon at the Bus Stop in Ernest Street until the last bus leaves. Children are NOT to wait for their bus in the town area. Special services to Babinda and Mission Beach/Tully areas are co-ordinated through Good Counsel College.
Pick Up Zone
Rankin Street at the front of the school is not a supervised, designated Pick-Up Zone. Parents may, however, park and enter the grounds to collect students. You are asked to note the designated drop off/pick-up bays. These are clearly marked ‘non-parking’ during peak traffic times. Please also note the LOADING ZONE is not a drop off/pick up zone.
The supervised zone 3:00-3:20p.m. for parents to collect children is in the upper end of Owen Street from Grace Street to the crossing. This is not an area for parking after 3:00p.m. 15 minute parking bays are available in Owen Street opposite the supervised zone. Children not collected by 3:20p.m. will be waiting for parents in the blue undercover area.
You are advised not to arrive before 3:00p.m. and if your child is not waiting at the zone, you must proceed around the block. Cars for primary pick up should enter Owen Street from the Grace Street end. Secondary students should be collected from the College side of Owen Street. Some Prep parking and disability parking is available near the school oval. Please remember these are pick-up and drop off points, not long term parking. Parents are asked to utilise the designated parks.