Welcome to
St Joseph's Primary School Woodburn

Welcome to St Joseph’s Primary School Woodburn

EVANGELISATION

A Catholic community that celebrates and promotes quality education in a faith filled environment.

EVANGELISATION

WORSHIP

A community that nurtures an ongoing loving relationship with God through faith, prayer and the Sacraments.

WORSHIP

SERVICE

A community committed to its mission to serve in the spirit of Mary Mackillop.

SERVICE

COMMUNITY

A community that recognises and promotes individual gifts.

COMMUNITY

WITNESS

A Catholic faith community where the teachings of Jesus are lived through words and actions.

WITNESS
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Daily Procedures

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Operating Hours

School Hours & Supervision

Lessons commence each day at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm. The school grounds are open to students from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Supervision will be provided between these times.

Special arrangements will be made concerning authorised school activities that require students' attendance at the School outside these hours.

Office Hours

The office hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Office staff can only conduct office functions such as fee payments and EFTPOS during these hours.

Student Attendance 

Late Arrivals

Students who arrive late must report to the Office before proceeding to class. The student must have a note explaining why they are late; alternatively, a parent must accompany them to the Office. 

Early Departure

If a student is to leave school early, the Office needs to be contacted. Parents/guardians must collect their children from the Office.

Absence from School & Extended Leave

Parents/Guardians will be notified of absences if the Office has not received notice of the absence via a text message through the Compass App. Parents/guardians must notify the Office before school begins. 

Feeling Unwell

If students feel unwell at school, they must inform their teacher. The student will then go to the Front Office. If students feel unwell during recess or lunch, they need to report it to the teacher on duty and will then be sent to the Front Office for assistance, if necessary.

Unable to Participate in Sport

A written note of explanation from a parent/guardian or a medical certificate should be given to the Office.

Student Items

Restricted Items at School

Students are not allowed to use mobile phones at school. These phones should be switched off at all times and handed in at the Front Office on arrival at school. The p ones can be picked up from the Front Office at the end of the school day. 

Security of Ownership

All articles of clothing, bags, books, stationery items, calculators and so on must be clearly marked with the current owner's name. Valuable school time should not be wasted looking for lost or otherwise 'missing' articles.

Students should not bring to school more money than is needed for the day and must accept responsibility for its use and whereabouts. If for some exceptional reason, a larger sum than usual is brought and needed for after school, it must be lodged (in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the student's name) at the school office for safekeeping and claimed at the end of the day. 

Lost Property

The Lost Property basket is located in the Front Office. Please clearly label all items that are brought or worn to school.

Messages, Visitors and Family Circumstances

Messages for Students

If you have a message for your son/daughter, please let the Office know as early as possible and preferably before lunchtime, 11 am, as classes will not be interrupted to pass on routine messages. In case of emergencies, there will be exceptions to this rule; however, a paramount aim of the school is to safeguard the students' instruction time as much as possible.

Change of Address/Family Circumstances

Parents are asked to promptly notify the school of any change of address, phone number, email address or place of employment. When p rents arrange for students to stay with relatives or friends while they themselves are away from home for a period of time, the Office must be informed in writing. We need particulars relating to the name, address and phone number of relatives/friends and the duration of the student's stay.

Similarly, if there is any change in family status, such as a separation, please notify the school. This is not only for administrative purposes but also so the school can work for the pastoral welfare of the child(ren).

School Visitors

It is a legal requirement that all visitors to our school premises must sign in at the front Office.

While this may sound daunting and unfriendly, particularly as we wish to encourage parents to come to the school and feel welcome, you must report to the Office first in order for us to comply with child protection legislation.