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Attendance and Daily Routine

 

​Children arriving at school prior to 8:30am are expected to access the Before and After School Hours facility operated by Hall-Thorpe Sports. If this is not available, children are expected to wait in the Blue Shelter Shed adjacent to the administration block. Staff provide supervision in the Sports Centre from 8:30am onwards.

After an 8:50am preparation bell, lessons commence at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:00pm. A dedicated Student Absence line has been set-up to allow parents to notify the school if their child is going to be absent, late, or picked up early.
 
At Minden, every day counts and parents must provide a valid reason for absence, especially in cases of extended or emergency absenteeism. The school's same-day messaging system also alerts parents / carers to when children are not at school so explanations can be provided.
 
Children are not permitted to leave the school grounds during school hours without the permission of the Principal. Parents wishing to collect a child prior to 3:00pm must call at the office to sign the child out.
 
Late to school
 
For safety, any child arriving at school after 9:00am must be accompanied by an adult and report to the office for a Late Slip. The Late Slip must be handed to the classroom teacher. 
 
 
Daily Routine
 

Our days have been purposely designed to accommodate more breaks without losing valuable learning time. This supports research regarding the developmental needs of primary school aged children.

 

​8:30 to 8:50

Buddy learning program

Quiet activity time​

​8:50 t0 9:00 ​Preparation for the day
​9:00 to 10:00 ​Learning Session 1
​10:00 to 10:10 ​Snack, toilet, drink
​10:10 to 11:10 Learning Session 2

​11:10 to 11:25

11:25 to 11:50

​Eating

Play

​11:50 to 1:25 ​Learning Session 3
​1:25 to 1:55

​Eating

Play

​1:55 to 3:00 Learning Session 4