Please send your child on time each day. Regular attendance at school is essential for progress and it is important that students are present for the start of school as organisational details are given to students in the first session.
School commences at 8.30 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. for all students in P-6.
Formal supervision of students will be provided from 8.10 a.m. Students arriving at school early will need to be booked into Outside School Hours Care, telephone 3383 7090 or 0407 590 547. Students should not be on the grounds before 8.10 am each day.
Students will be supervised during the first and second lunch breaks.
If there is a change to the normal routine of travel, please notify the school during the day with the change of plans for the child/ren to be informed.
At 3:00pm students move to these areas:
Parents are asked NOT to organise their children to wait at the back of the school or the staff car park for collection. If it is more convenient for you to collect your child/ren from Sycamore St direction, park the car and come into the school grounds to collect your child/ren.
A Crossing Supervisor works on the crossing in Benfer Rd before and after school to facilitate safe crossing.
If your child needs to leave school early for any reason, a parent or registered caregiver is required to come to the school office and register their departure in the electronic system before collecting your child. Students will be asked to meet you at the office. DO NOT COLLECT THEM FROM THE CLASSROOM.
In the event of a storm warning, or other emergency, parents are encouraged to collect their children directly from the classroom prior to 3.00 p.m.; otherwise students will be kept inside the classrooms until the teacher considers the unsafe situation has passed.
In the case of a school evacuation to the Assembly Area (School Oval), NO child will be able to leave until the all clear has been given.
St Rita's is serviced by the Transdev Bus Company Capalaba depot (Ph: 3248 6100), which provides transport around the areas of Redland Bay, Victoria Point, Thornlands, Cleveland, and the Island ferries. Difficulties being experienced on the buses need to be addressed with the bus company as the school has no authority over bus companies. The transdev Website (http://www.transdevqld.com.au/index.php?page=School-Buses) gives excellent descriptions of each of the bus routes.
See Also: Outside School Hours Care