Timings and Attendence
The school day for Year 1 to Year 10 starts at 7.45am with the playing of the national anthem. Registration closes at 07.50am. Early Years (FS1, FS2) have a staggered drop-off between 07.45am and 08.15am.
Students who arrive after the National Anthem will be marked late. Dismissal time for Y1 to Year 10 is 3.10 p.m. with the exception of Fridays when students are dismissed at 11.45am. FS1 children finished their day at 1.30pm with the option of a creche until 3.15pm. The FS2 day finishes at 2.45pm with the option of sibling collection at 3.15pm.
The school cannot supervise students before 7:30 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m. Students must be under parental supervision while on school premises before and after these times, the only exception being when the student is attending an after school activity (3:15 – 4:15 p.m.).
Generally, all students and parents who are not involved in an after-school activity should exit the campus by 3:15 p.m. on Monday to Thursday..
Students not involved in ASA activities must not enter school buildings, with the exception of the student toilets.
The school week runs from Monday to Friday. The school has developed timetables which ensure consistency in structure, variety in subjects and skills and overall balance. Protected blocks have been created to ensure that little to no issues occur to reduce lesson time from any curricular area due to special events, assemblies or holidays.
Parents are expected to call, instant message via Seesaw or email the school between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. when their child is absent from, or will be late to, school. Attendance and student participation in learning activities are important, so parents are urged to schedule medical, dental and other appointments after school hours or during vacations..
All students are expected to abide by the school schedule and attend school on the days before and after vacations. Frequent or lengthy absences can seriously impede your child’s learning progress. In some cases, this can lead to the school’s inability to promote your child to the next grade.
In line with ADEK Policy:
- Absence rates above 10% are regarded as a cause for concern as are unauthorized absences, this includes extended holidays and Ramadan.
- Authorized Absences: illness, death of first or second degree relative, scheduled doctor’s appointments, official community task, mandatory appearance before an official body, and essential urgent family travel for matters such as medical treatment or the death of a family member. Documentation is required to support the authorization..
- Unauthorized Absences: shopping trips, unnecessary travel, other types of travel not included in the authorized absences list.
- The school issues attendance letters to parents when 10, 15 and 20 days have been missed and parents are invited to meetings to discuss attendance concerns.
For safety reasons and to ensure limited disruption to classes, pick up of students is not permitted within the last 45 minutes of the school day (between 2:30 p.m. and 3.15p.m. on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays, or after 11am on Friday). In exceptional circumstances, please contact the school reception in advance..
If a student is leaving school early, parents must come to the office before collecting their child from the class to obtain an early collection slip. The teacher must sign the slip, before handing to security when exiting the campus. It is helpful if parents contact the teacher and/or reception to advise the school of an early collection in advance of coming to school.
Change to Regular Home Transportation
Teachers must receive communication from both families if a child is to go home with another child. If this involves using the school bus, the parent must also contact the bus provider to ensure there is space on the bus.