When are the School Development Days?
The school staff will be involved in Professional Development on several days during the course of the year. On these days students do not attend. Dates are on the Term Planner and are published regularly in the Tannoy.
What do I do if we change of Address /Telephone or any of the people responsible for picking up my child?
Throughout the year we often send out information via post or email. If you change your address, phone number or email address please would you let us know of these changes when they occur. The well-being of your child often depends upon us having accurate information.
If there are any changes to contacts or family circumstances, please contact the Bridge and we will help.
Will my child’s pictures be used in publications? – Media Consent Form
From time to time the school will take photos of the students or their work to use on the school website, in our publications or to promote the work of the school. Included in our enrolment pack is a media consent form which we would ask you to complete if you are happy for your child’s images to be used. We will not use images without this consent.
Is there Out of School Child Care available at the school? (OROOSH)
OROOSH (Ocean Reef Out Of School Centre) is a separate entity from ORPS.This facility for before and after school care is, however, available on the school site. If you require any information please visit their website – oroosh.com.au or ring Helen on 0412 042 412.
What is a Muster?
Every class in the school, with the exception of the Kindergarten students, presents one assembly per year. Musters are held at 8:45am on Wednesday mornings and parents are very welcome to attend. The dates of cabin musters are published on the Term Calendars at the beginning of the year. Children are presented with commendation awards at the muster.
If your child is to receive an award you will receive notification a few days before the muster inviting you to attend.
What do I do if I want to help?
Parent help is encouraged throughout the school. If you’d like to assist, please:
- contact your child’s teacher
- contact the Bridge
- contact the library officer
- contact the P&C – The P&C (based in Cabin 2) is also open on Friday before school. Kat Backhouse, P&C President can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
- All parent helpers must sign in at the Bridge.
Can my child bring their Bicycles, Scooters or Skateboards to school?
Bicycle racks are provided for the children’s bikes. The bike rack area is not locked during school time and students are responsible for providing their own locks. Children must wear helmets and bikes must be in good order. In accordance with child safety and police advice, children riding to school should not be under the age of 10. Children are prohibited from riding bicycles in the school grounds. Scooters and skateboards should be kept in this area too, not in blocks.
Can I bring my dog or other animals to school?
In accordance with Regulation 77 of the School Education Regulations 2000, dogs and other animals are not allowed on the school site at any point. Service dogs (guide dogs) are exempt from this regulation. Any person with a dog on site will be asked to leave the school grounds.
Does the School have a School Canteen?
The school does not have a Canteen but the P&C normally run one special lunch a term. Details are sent out via dojo. We are also offering a lunch order service on Monday’s each week with the high school. Orders are placed on QKR and parent volunteers take it in turns to collect the lunches from the high school and deliver to ORPS.
We have a Parenting Plans, Family Court Orders and Other Orders, who should we tell?
Please let us know, via the Bridge, if there are any legal restrictions in place for your child. All details are treated in the strictest confidence.