School Times

Please Note: Music plays through the P.A five minutes prior to each bell to signal to the children to prepare. This time allows children to visit the toilet, rehydrate with water and make their way back to their learning areas.

8:30am Supervision commences

8:55am Music begins

9:00am Bell sounds to signal commencement of the school day

9:00am - 11am Morning Learning Block

11:00am Bell sounds to signal Outside Play (40 minutes)

11:35am Music Begins

11:40am Bell sounds and children return to learning areas

11:40 - 11:50 Eating Time (Lunch)

11:50 - 1:20pm Middle Learning Block

1:20pm Bell sounds to signal Outside Play (20 minutes)

1:37pm Music Begins

1:40pm Bell sounds and children return to learning areas

1:40pm - 1:50pm Eating Time (Snack)

1:50pm - 3:10pm Afternoon Learning Block

3:05pm Bell sounds to signal to 'Bus Travellers' to proceed to the deck to meet bus duty teachers.

3:10pm Bell sounds to signal 'Dismissal'

 

term 1 2019 Sports Days

During Term 1, children will be required to wear their full sports uniform on the following days:

Vornda - Tuesday

Kanamo 1 & Kanamo 5 - Wednesday & Thursday

Kanamo 2, 3 & 4 - Monday & Wednesday

Mok - borreeyn - Wednesday & Friday

Nyereeka - Tuesday & Friday

 

opportunities to gather

Weekly Whole School Liturgy, where all are welcome, will appear in a different format during Term 1 given the Nyereeka learning team will be residing in Wayaperri. Liturgy will be held on Monday mornings at 9:15 in learning areas. Eg One liturgy for Vornda community, one liturgy for the Kanamo community and so on. If you have children in multiple levels across the school you may choose to rotate each week.

Monthly 'Community Leadership Team' meetings (Second Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm - 9pm). All are welcome to attend.

For other opportunities to gather with members of our community visit HERE.

 

opportunities to support

There are numerous opportunities to support within our school community. One such opportunity is the Emmaus Catholic Primary School "Meal Roster.' You can read more about this initiative HERE. Read weekly newsletters to find out more about how you can offer your support within our community. 

Read about the Emmaus Catholic Primary School 'Community Leadership Team' and how you can become involved HERE.

learning conferences

A significant component of the relationship building that takes place at Emmaus are in the form of  Child / Teacher / Parent – Learning Conferences. Learning Conferences occur at the beginning of each school year as well as in the middle of each school year.

A “Learning Conference” is a conversation that involves children, parents and teachers. The aim is to have the child at the centre of the conversation and as much as possible leading the conversation about their learning. We are keen to understand more of what each child is hoping to strive for in 2019, how they socialise and any other special insights that will assist us in developing an effective working relationship with each child that will best support their learning.

Learning Conferences run for approximately 12 minutes and are set into 15 minute blocks.

Learning Conferences are booked via an online booking schedule. Details will be shared via the weekly school newsletter.

SUN safety

Sunscreen is supplied for children at Emmaus.

Children are required to wear the Emmaus school hat in Terms 1 and 4 and at other times at the discretion of the teaching team.

learning resources

All resources required for children are purchased by teaching staff. 

AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP

Please note that all students are asked to wait in their youngest sibling’s pick up area (even if the youngest student is not at school).

As they have in previous years, Mok-Borreeyn and Nyereeka students will be located in the first pick up bay.

Kanamo students will be in the bay closest to the office entrance. 

Vornda students will be collected from the bay closest to Geelong Road. 

All areas have been labeled with signs for your convenience.

We request that you do not leave you car in the turning circle, if you wish to exit your car please find a park. Bollards will be removed to allow car access into the turning circle at 3:00pm. Pleas ensure you DO NOT block traffic flow on Geelong Road. Please see the diagram HERE that outlines the pick up areas.

CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE

The Conveyance Allowance assists families with the cost of transporting their children to and from school.

 To be eligible to receive a conveyance allowance you must:-

Be aged between five years (by 30 April in the year that the allowance is sought) and 21 years;

Live more than 4.8 km by the shortest practicable route from the nearest Catholic school attended; or

Live more than 4.8 km from the nearest bus service.

If you are eligible application forms are available from the office.

IMPORTANT DATES AT EMMAUS

For all important dates at Emmaus please click HERE.