Opening Hours

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All pupils are expected to arrive at school by 8:45 am (gates open at 8:00 am).

The school day officially ends at 3.00 pm.

The Infant Department begins at 9:00 am and dismisses at 2:30 pm.

The Juniors and Seniors begin at 9:00 am and dismisses at 3:00  pm.

If your child arrives between 9:00 am – 9:15 am he or she will be marked late.

Where children arrive after 9:15 am parents are expected to send a note to explain the reasons for lateness.

 

Attendance and Absences

It is inevitable that your child may occasionally be absent from school. Authorized marks will only be given for illness and medical appointments.  A visit to the doctor or dentist will usually be authorized for one session (half day).  The Ministry of Education discourages holidays taken during school term and holidays. This will be recorded as an unauthorized absence.

Legislation requires the school to seek a reason for all absences.  Therefore so that your child may be given the correct absent mark, it is vital that you inform us of the correct reason for your child’s absence, please inform us either by:

  • letter
  • phone 
  • e-mail
  • informing the class teacher

As we are sure you will agree, regular and punctual attendance is very important for the children to gain maximum benefit from their education.  The school therefore has to monitor not only students’ attendance, but also the punctuality of children.  Children who arrive after 9:00 am are recorded as being later in class registers and children who arrive after 9:30 am when the registers close, are regarded as being absent for the morning session for recording purposes.  Every day your child is absent from school they may fall behind.