School Hours

School is open and supervised from 8:00am – 3:30pm
Office hours are from 8:30 – 4:00pm
Teachers are available 8:30am – 3:40pm

Classes Start 8:50am
Morning Recess 10:30 – 10:50am
Lunch 12:30 – 1:05pm
School Finishes 3:15pm

Parents are asked to pick up their children before 3:30pm as there is no formal supervision after this time. However, children under parent or carer supervision are allowed to play in the school grounds at any time. After school care is offered on-site until 6pm.

Facilities

The school actively encourages after hours use of the grounds and buildings by various Quintilian Community  and external groups; for music and language tuition, drama and dance, workshops, meetings and parties.  We also host many functions organised by the Events Committee, eg quiz nights, new parent evenings and BBQs. Anyone interested in using/hiring our school facilities should contact our reception for further details.

Uniforms

The school does not have a formal uniform so our children dress suitably for the climate and planned activities. We have a “no hat, no play” policy during summer to protect from over exposure to the sun.  One polo shirt/T shirt is required to be purchased and this is worn when the children go on excursions, play sport, go on camp or are representing Quintilian.

Lunches

All children have a designated undercover eating area and this is supervised by staff. Lunches are checked to see that the children are eating them and any unused items are kept by the children to take home so parents can monitor this.  We encourage parents to minimise packaging as much as possible so the use of a lunch box with washable containers is recommended.

The school has an arrangement with School Lunch Online for delivered lunch orders. This is very popular with our children and is also at a reasonable cost to. When evaluating suppliers, the school looks at the quality, range, nutritional value and reliability before being recommended. Lunch orders are placed direct with the supplier online and delivered the next day, so some forward planning is necessary.

The school does not take responsibility for the ordering of lunches but the students have a roster system in place to deliver the lunches to each classroom.

During school excursions your child must bring their lunch.

Transport

The school actively encourages children of suitable age to walk or ride to school and there are footpaths surrounding the school, however there are no cross-walks nearby. Some streets have 40km/h flashing speed signs that come on during peak periods. There are bus and train services close to the school. Exit gates are supervised to make sure that only children allowed to walk or ride home do and all others are kept back until a parent picks them up. Many parents choose to drive their children but there is limited onsite parking. There is a slip lane for drop off and pick up but no cars are allowed to be left unattended in this area.

School Buses

The school is very fortunate to own 2 x 27 seat buses to use when required.  All the teachers have licenses to drive them. They are equipped with seat belts, air-conditioning, TV, video monitoring and are very comfortable. The school uses the buses for all excursions and camps.

Annual General Meeting

The school holds its Annual General Meeting in March of each year.

Assemblies

School assemblies are held each Friday morning at 9:00am and feature a nominated class performance. The children love the opportunity to perform in front of the school and parents, grandparents and family friends are welcome to attend.

Class Representatives

Each class has a parent representative to co-ordinate class contact lists and arrange social events for the year group parents and students.  They also ensure new families are welcomed and are essential for activating the nurturing and accepting culture of the school. Class reps are supported by the head of the Events Committee who is also a Board Member.

Orientation Morning

Orientation is held in late November and is an opportunity for new and existing students to meet one another and the teacher for next year.

Invitations are sent to each new child and their parents, asking them to join us.