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Books/Personal Supplies

Details about initial supplies of classroom materials and requisites are distributed near the end of each school year. Should your child run out of supplies or lose requisites, you will need to replace them. 

Canteen

The canteen is open for over the counter sales at recess on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  It is only open on Tuesdays at recess on very hot days for icy pole sales.  The canteen is also open for over the counter sales every day for the first half of lunchtime.

A canteen price list is sent home at the beginning of the year and can be obtained from this website and the school office.  Apart from lunch money, students should not have more than $2.00 to spend. 

Download the 2017 Canteen Menu

Enrolment/Information Form

All information concerning your child should be listed on the enrolment form, including home/business and emergency contact phone numbers. Any known medical problems and the necessary treatment, should also be included.

Up-dating Information
It is critical that we have up-to-date information in regard to parent contact numbers, your address and emergency contact numbers. Please ensure that you notify us as soon as any changes occurs on the Student Information Update Form.

Transfers

If you are moving to a new location and you need to transfer your child to another school, please notify the office and the class teacher, as soon as you know. You will need to fill out a  student transfer exit form prior to your child's exit from Thomas Mitchell.  Please ensure your child returns library books or any school resources before leaving.

Messages for Children

From time to time parents phone the school to give messages to children. Unfortunately messages can only be given to students in emergency situations. Sometimes parents want to alter the arrangements about picking up children after school. The only message that we can give children in relation to this is in the event that the normal pick-up arrangements cannot be adhered to and children are not aware of this. In this case we will tell students to either wait at the office or go to the after school care program available at school (children will need to have been enrolled in this program beforehand, either as a regular or as a casual attender).

Lost Property

Valuable pieces of clothing are found in our school each day. Many of them are not named. It helps us to help you if you name your child's belongings. Lost property is stored in a bin located in the corridor between the Uniform Shop and the Library. At the end of each term items of clothing not collected are sent to charity organisations.

Personal Items Brought to School

Private property brought to school by students is not insured nor is the school or the Department of Education responsible for any loss. It is advisable to ensure children do not bring valuable items such as electronic games/expensive toys to school.

Change of Clothing

Our school grounds become wet and muddy during the winter months. This creates a problem as we do not have sufficient clothing to cater for those children who get wet. To help us overcome this we request that children in years Prep, 1 and 2 have a change of clothes in their bags during the wet weather.

If your child receives a change of clothing from school, we would appreciate it if you would wash and return them to school as quickly as possible, as our supply of clothing is very limited.

Late Arrivals / Early Leavers

If your child arrives at school late please have them sign in at the office before proceeding to their classroom. If, for any reason, you need to collect your child early you are required to sign the "Early Leavers Book" which is kept at the office, before contacting the classroom teacher. If your child returns to school please sign them back at the office.

Absentee Notices

A brief note, or personal contact indicating the reason for your child's absence is required for each absence.  A copy of this absence note is attached to the newsletter on a regular basis.