As the weather gets colder and it gets harder to get kids out of bed and ready, we have noticed that more children are arriving at school after the bell.
The morning bell rings at 8:55am and all children are expected to be inside the school gates by this time. If your child arrives after this time, you must walk them into the School Office and give a reason for the late arrival.
Getting your child to school after the bell can cause a number of issues:
Your child misses out on playing and bonding with their friends
Your child misses out on important class announcements
When each late child arrives, they interrupt the learning that is already happening in the class
Class prayer happens at the start of the day so your child may miss this important spiritual opportunity, or interrupt this special time for the rest of the class
Modelled reading is often done at this time, so your child also misses the important modelling of fluent reading.
Getting your child to school on time now helps build this lifelong pattern of good school attendance and leads to better learning outcomes for each child.
Have a wonderful week,