Day to Day Structure

School Hours

 

8:55am

Students arrive & settle into class

9:00am-10.40am

Teaching & Learning Session

10:40am-11:00am

Recess Break

11:00am-12:40pm

Teaching & Learning Session

12:40pm-12:55pm

Lunch (eating time in the classroom)

12:55pm-1:35pm

Lunch Break

1:35pm-3:15pm

Teaching & Learning Session

3:15pm

Dismissal

 

Term Dates 2017


Term 1: 1 February (Preps start Thursday 2 February) - 31 March

Term 2: 18 April - 30 June

Term 3: 17 July - 22 September

Term 4: 9 October - 22 December


Curriculum Days 2017


Term 1: Wednesday 22 February

Term 2: Wednesday 3 May

Term 2: Wednesday 28 June

 

Attendance/Absences

 

If your child is absent, please email the school at wembley.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

If your child is absent please send a written note to your child’s teacher. Please contact the Office if your child is away for an extended period, or if your child has an infectious concern, eg measles, chicken pox, so other parents can be alerted to be on the lookout for symptoms.

 

School Assembly

 

The school runs two assemblies per week.

 

On Monday morning, we run a patriotic assembly where children:

Recite the school pledge – see in Wembley Mission

Sing Verse 1 of the National Anthem

Sing the School Song - see in Wembley Mission

 

On Friday afternoon at 3.00pm we hold a celebratory assembly, giving out student learning and achievement awards, sports reports and a summary of upcoming events.

 

Medical Information

 

Medication Authority Form

 

Pickup / Drop off

 

The number of parents dropping off and picking up students in the morning and afternoon is an increasing issue. Wembley’s demographics are unusual in that over 70% of the students come from outside the school’s immediate neighbourhood. This results in increased traffic compared to similar schools. Adding to the issue is the narrow and in some cases, dead-end streets.


Please ensure all children use the supervised School Crossings. This is the safest option and should be the only option when crossing Francis Street and Wembley Avenue. 

 

Parking

 

There are parking restrictions around the school (parking officers are frequently in attendance) and drivers in the area need to use caution because of the number of pedestrians between 8.30am – 9.15am and 2.45pm and 3.45pm.We strongly recommend families walk whenever possible, or park away from the school in areas such as McIvor Reserve and then walk the few hundred metres to school. If it is necessary to park nearby, eg wet weather; please be patient, cautious and courteous.