A written explanation is to be given to the Teacher when your child returns after an illness. You may prefer to ring the School Office with a message. In the case of children being taken out of school for early holidays they are encouraged to keep a diary and concentrate on their spelling, tables and reading, as teachers are not expected to provide a separate work program.
Families taking extended leave (Holidays) outside or beyond the designated holiday periods are to provide written notice to the Principal in advance of this leave. Notice of leave should include dates departing and returning and the main destination.
In most schools some children are anaphylactic. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students and have therefore adopted an allergy awareness policy to protect the students, who are at risk of an allergic reaction, particularly those with an allergy to peanut and nut products. It is the policy to work closely with the school and to encourage the student and the parents so that they can become familiar with their diagnoses.
All students participate in the Wednesday Whole School Prayer Assembly. Each class from Prep to Year 6 has an opportunity to prepare a Prayer Assembly. Parents are encouraged to attend Prayer Assemblies held at 8.35am each Wednesday.
All students participate in the Friday Whole School Merit Assembly. Students from Prep to Year 6 are selected each week for a Merit Award. St Anthony’s believes in the recognition of efforts and achievements of individual students. Parents are encouraged to attend Merit Award Assemblies held at 8.35am each Friday.
Behaviour management policy aims to foster the development of self-discipline in each child. Because we live in a community, all children should be aware of the need to be responsible for their own actions and the consequences of their actions. Misbehaviour will be dealt with by collaboratively developed consequences in each classroom and a school wide process of consequences based on the `non-belonging’ system. Parents will be involved in behaviour management situations, which move outside the classroom situation.
Booklists are distributed in Term 4 for the following year. Order online at
When children travel to and from school, they represent our school and families and we expect from them the very best behaviour on the buses. The school has adopted the Department of Transport’s code of behaviour for bus transport and these rules must be followed at all times. If there is consistent misbehaviour in the buses, the matter will be dealt with very seriously – the safety of all travellers is at risk.
Routes and schedules are available by contacting Transdev Qld on 3248 6100 or viewing their website
If your child’s normal pick up routine is varied on a particular day, a
note to the teacher informing them of the change is most beneficial.
In an emergency, a telephone message can be left with the school
office staff, however, no responsibility can be taken by the school
for messages left after 2.30pm or when students are engaged in
activities away from the school in the last session of the school
day, e.g. sport or excursions. Please do not plan to pass on
messages to students through the office staff, except in exceptional
St Anthony’s School recognises the need to respond to the community’s
need for education and support in the management of head lice.
Ultimately the detection and treatment of head lice is the family’s
responsibility, however the school can play an important part in
promoting a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the problem.
The school has adopted proactive strategies in relation to head lice
management using the three interrelated components of the Health
Promoting Schools focus on curriculum, teaching and learning; school
organisation, ethos and environment; partnerships and services. For
this purpose St Anthony’s community will use the resource Head Lice in
Primary Schools Kit produced by Queensland Health. The kit provides
a coordinated and comprehensive approach to managing head lice and
is based on the Health Promoting Schools framework.
For reference as to how long you should keep your child home from school when they have
contracted an infectious disease please refer to the Queensland Health time out guidelines.
In the case of minor ailments, parents are asked to use their own
judgment about whether a child is fit to attend. Children who become ill
during the day will be removed from the class to rest – parents or other
emergency contacts will be notified if the child has not recovered in
reasonable time. In the case of a serious injury, parents will be
It is important that Student Medical Records be kept up to date. Please
notify the school office regarding any changes in contact/emergency
details. It is essential that we know of any allergies or special
circumstances that could make the playgrounds a possible danger area
The Queensland Ambulance Service is called upon from time to time to
assist in the treatment of injuries. Staff attending to injured students
make the decision to call the ambulance as part of their assessment of
the injury, capacity to provide suitable first aid and accessibility of
parents. An appropriate number of staff are First Aid trained.
Please make sure that all personal property is clearly marked. The lost
property box (for clothing, lunch boxes etc.) is located at the Student
Entry of the Administration Building. For all other items (watches, wallets
etc.) please ask the Secretaries.
Mecation administration policyStudent medication request form
Acceptable Use of Mobile Phones: “Recent research has found that 19
percent of children aged between 6 and 13 own a mobile phone. They
use mobile phones mainly to call parents or family members, text
message friends, and play games. The phones have created new
problems for schools, including phone theft and “cyber bullying.”
Mobile phones should not be allowed to disrupt school activities. In terms
of student safety, mobile phones should not be used as a substitute for
adult supervision. Should your child require the use of a mobile phone
before or after school, it is essential that the phone is signed into the
school office upon arrival at school and signed out after school. Parents
are requested to write a note to the principal indicating the reason for the
need of the phone before and after school.
Any money sent to school should be enclosed in an envelope stating:-
Purpose of the money
Other monies and notes should be passed onto the class teacher who
will forward it to the office around 9 am each day.
The children are supervised during morning tea (10.30am – 11.00am)
and lunch (12.35 – 1.25pm). Teachers also supervise the children as
they board the buses in the afternoon from 2.55pm and at the car park
pick up area at the bottom covered area until 3.20pm. After 3.20pm
children will be referred to School Age Care.
If your child is experiencing a specific problem, e.g. learning, medical,
emotional, home difficulties etc please contact the school. We cannot
provide support if we are unaware of the situation. The class teacher is
usually the first point of contact for parents. The office staff will place
parents in contact with the appropriate Administration Team member for
issues that cannot be handled by the class teacher.
When visiting our school during school
hours, we ask that you register your arrival
and departure at the office. This helps us
to ensure the safety of children by knowing
who is officially on site at any given time as
well as knowing who is to be accounted for
in the case of an emergency evacuation.