As a general rule students are not expected to arrive at school grounds before 7.45am and are expected to depart by 3.15 pm, except when participating in activities under the supervision of teachers or other authorised personnel. If students are unable to be collected by 3.30 pm, students will be taken to the After School Care office and supervision will attract fees.

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In order to best supervise children who arrive at school early before 8.10am, all students are to gather at their designated areas and sit quietly until the bell rings at 8.10am. Year 4-6 students must gather in the undercover area and year 5-7 students in the New Street area. Children are required to sit quietly in these areas until the 8.10am bell sounds. No games are permitted until after the 8.10am bell. Students will be supervised by a teacher from 8.10am. Play concludes at 8.25am when all students will proceed to the Hall for the morning assembly.

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A full school assembly is held each week, usually on a Friday morning. This is an important community time for the school and includes a short prayer/ reflection. Throughout the year classes will be rostered to lead the school in a prayer/reflection. This time also serves an important communication medium for the school. Each Friday individual weekly awards are presented to each class to recognize both social and academic merit achievements. All parents are invited to attend these gatherings.

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All students are required to wear the school hat which is a broad brimmed hat to shade face, ears and neck. This hat must be worn when participating in any outdoor activities. Children without a school hat will remain in shaded areas of the school. Every classroom is provided with an adequate supply of SPF30+ sunscreen for student use. This can be used by students who play or participate in outdoor activities. Children participating in PE lessons etc are required to wear a school hat and will have access to SPF30+ sunscreen prior to this activity.

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On Thursdays a school newsletter is distributed to each student in the school. This newsletter aims to keep parents informed about coming events, school policy, class activities and other items of general interest to parents and friends of the school. This newsletter is regarded as an important information link between the school, P & F and our wider parent community. Please ensure that you receive your copy each Thursday. An electronic version is also published on this website.

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Our school tuckshop provides lunches and snacks for children each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The tuckshop relies on volunteer helpers working on a roster system. A bag ordering system operates with menu and price lists provided. The tuckshop provides a valuable service to our children and deserves the support of parents. I hope that where possible parents will respond to the request for volunteer workers to maintain and possibly extend the level of service already achieved. At the commencement of the school year a tuckshop price list will be distributed to parents. Mrs Julie O'Neill presently runs the tuckshop.

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There are four Sporting Houses at Nudgee Junior College. Each House is allocated a significant colour Red, Blue, Gold and Green. The House colours are identified on the collars, and inlet panels of the studentsí sport shirts. Students are allocated to a House soon after their enrolment. All boys in the same family are allocated to the same House. Athletics, cross country and swimming carnivals are examples of events in the College calendar where students have the opportunity to represent their House.

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Student absences must be communicated to the school office on 07 38780521 or emailed to galletlyg@njc.qld.edu.au.    This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before 9.00am on the day of the studentís absence. The following day a brief note should be made to the teachers in the student diary explaining the reason for their child's absence. This will enable teachers to be aware of those circumstances which may be affecting the physical or emotional health of their students. Your co-operation in this matter is important as an important safety precaution for students. In the event that a telephone call or an email has not been received on the day of an absence, parents will be contacted by the school.

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No matter what precautions are taken to ensure the safety and well-being of children whilst at school, on occasion students may be involved in accidents which may cause injury. Perhaps more likely is the possibility that children will fall ill whilst at school. In those cases where a child falls ill or is involved in an accident immediate steps will be taken to advise parents. In order to contact parents it is NECESSARY that the school maintains accurate and updated records of each child. Upon enrolment, parents will be asked to complete a "Student Information Sheet" which provides essential information about children. Please ensure that should any information change, e.g. telephone numbers at home or at work, home address, etc, that you advise the school of such changes so that records can be updated.

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In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of children whilst they are at lunch and play, teachers and staff are rostered to perform playground supervision duties. Children who arrive at school prior to 8.10am must sit in their designated areas until the 8.10 bell. Parents should note that supervision for play is only provided at the school between 8.10am and 8.25am. Similarly there is no supervision after 3.20pm outside designated school activities. Teachers arrive at school well before classes commence but they do so to prepare materials and activities for their classes. They are therefore unable to provide supervision of the playground as well. For this reason, parents should ensure that children do not arrive at school before 8.10 am and are collected as soon as possible after 3.00 pm.

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Children suffering from an infectious disease should be kept at home until the risk of infection to other children is passed. A table giving relevant information is available at the First Aid Room. Parents are asked to advise the school at the earliest opportunity when a child has been diagnosed as suffering from an infectious disease such as chicken pox, diphtheria, mumps, whooping cough, measles, german measles, hepatitis.

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If your child has a chronic medical condition requiring regular medication at school, it is important that the school be notified of such a condition. Should your child be prescribed by their medical practitioner to take medication while at school: 1. AUTHORITY FORMS for medication MUST BE COMPLETED by a parent or guardian BEFORE medication is to be administered. 2. The student's medication, with the pharmacist's written instructions, including studentís name and dosage, on the container must be lodged with the Administration Office for security purposes. 3. Administration of that medication will be carried out by an adult staff member designated by the Principal. 4. It is the responsibility of the student to come to the Administration Office when the medication is needed. Staff cannot be responsible for chasing up students. 5. Non-prescribed medications (e.g. aspirin, Panadol, cough medicine etc) should not be brought to school and will not be administered by school staff. The eradication of head lice requires the co-operation and concerted efforts of all parents to ensure the early detection and prompt treatment of any infestation.

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From time to time the school will organise sporting activities, excursions and even school camps which will involve children leaving the school. These activities are regarded as playing a very valuable part in providing a balanced and exciting program for children. On each occasion when such an activity is organised, parents will be advised by school letter. Children will only be permitted to participate in such activities when written parental consent is received.

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An onsite uniform shop operates at the school and is staffed by parent volunteers.  The shop hours are ;

  • MONDAY: 8.00 am - 10.00 am
  • WEDNESDAY: 8.00 am - 9.00 am
  • FRIDAY: 8.00 am - 10.00 am.

The shop is located on the lower level of the main administration building.  Mrs Julie Ebbage presently runs the Uniform shop.

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Clothing left lying about and other items of lost property will be collected and held for students or parents to claim from the Lost Property cupboard which is located outside the clothing shop near the tuckshop. Items not claimed after a reasonable period of time will be donated to charities. Parents should make sure that items of clothing are named so that they can be easily identified.

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Assessment of student performance is an important part of teaching. The type of assessment undertaken, the nature of tests, the way that results are used and recorded are all important considerations when we think about assessment. When we talk of assessment, parents often think of testing. However, we need to appreciate that there is a difference.

Assessment of student performance or achievement can take place at any time. We assess when we listen to a child read, when we read their stories and even when we watch them playing in the playground. We do not rely on pencil and paper tests to gather valuable information about children. Not all assessment is recorded. Not all assessment is shown as a mark out of ten. The purpose of assessment is to identify the learning needs of children, and to develop ways in which their needs can be met. Making notes, recording marks and gathering work samples can be a useful way of maintaining a record of pupil achievement and progress. This information will be used to assess the needs of students and as a basis for discussions with parents who will have a great interest in the progress of their children.

Whilst the school has a Student Report which is distributed to parents towards the end of Semester One and Semester Two, it is considered that reports are not the only effective means of communicating with parents about student progress and achievement. Far more effective is regular, personal contact between teachers and parents where there is an opportunity for two-way communication, shared information and open discussion. Therefore, I take this opportunity to extend to all parents an open invitation to make regular contact with teachers throughout the year.

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Homework has contributed as much to family tension and conflict between children and parents over the years as almost any other issue. The sanctity of homework as an essential part of school life is well established. Nudgee Junior supports home- work or more precisely working at home. There is little doubt that children can benefit greatly when they see their home as an extension of their classroom and when they think of their parents as teachers or helpers.

When children work at home we hope they do so for these reasons:- . they accept responsibility for their own learning without the need for continual direction from teachers and parents. . they want to practise what they have learnt or improve particular skills. . they want to continue reading that book to find out what happened. . they want to write a story or finish a project or find out about a topic which grabbed their attention.

You can help your child and assist us to promote these ideals :-

  • by reading to and with your child as often as possible.
  • by showing an interest in your child's work when it is brought home.
  • by being supportive and helpful without doing it for them.
  • by accepting that on occasions your child will want to come home and forget school for the day.
  • by providing a special place where children can work at home.

This policy of working (learning) at home challenges the type of homework which children are expected to do but not the value of working at home. Whilst your child may have "set" homework on occasions, there will be a far greater emphasis on encouraging children to choose for themselves what it is they need to do. Children need opportunities to be responsible for their learning and to become independent learners. We believe this policy promotes and encourages work habits which are needed at High School and later life.

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The  After School Care program is conducted by Camp Australia. This program is provided only for the students of this school. The aim of the program is to provide quality care and recreational activities in a safe and caring environment. This service may be used when parents/carers are working, studying, attending appointments, during illness or as an activity program with other children. The centre is open Monday to Friday. After School Care : 3.00pm to 6.00pm.

Child Care Benefit is available to eligible families and can be claimed through the centre. Please feel free to drop into the centre and have a chat to our friendly staff. Registration and booking forms are available from the centre, along with any information about the program, fees & requirements.

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