School commences at 8:55am and ends at 3:30pm. It is important that students be at school in time to hang up bags and prepare for the day. When students are late they may start the school day flustered and unprepared. Each morning at 8:20am, the Staff have have a 20 minute prayer and praise time, but there is always one teacher rostered for yard duty from 8:20am to supervise students who arrive at this early hour. There is a teacher on duty until 4pm, at which time any students still at school are asked to wait near the office to be collected. There are no teachers on duty before 8:20am or after 4pm.
We consider communication between parent and teacher to be vital. Each student is issued with a Communication Folder (for junior Primary) or Diary (for Upper Primary). This allows for written communication between school and home, eg absentee notes, homework, etc. We encourage parents to establish the routine of looking at the book/diary and signing each night.
Communication between school and home is a most necessary ingredient of the Sunrise Christian School family. The weekly newsletter is sent home on Thursdays. Each family will receive a newsletter via their eldest student. Please read it each week to enable you to be informed about the school programme and forthcoming events.
Please advise the School Office of any absenteeism from school, due to illness or appointments etc, between 8:30am and 9:30am on the same day. This is especially crucial in the event of any communicable disease of which the school community may need to be aware. If your child should need to have medication administered while at school you will need to send it in the original packaging along with a signed doctor’s medication plan which can be obtained from the school. Should it be necessary to collect students during school hours, please advise their teacher with an explanatory note in the Communication Book/Diary, and sign them out at the office. No student may leave the school grounds unless a staff member is notified.
Hot Weather Policy
If the forecast temperature in the Advertiser is 38 degrees or above, parents may collect their students from school at lunchtime ( 12.30pm ). However, each room is air conditioned and the normal school programme will continue on these days. It is suggested that students only be taken home if parents feel they will be unduly distressed by the heat.
Packed Recess & Lunch
Students require a packed recess and lunch each day. This will be eaten under supervision and students will be encouraged to eat all that has been sent, taking home any uneaten food. We request that no lollies, chocolates or soft drinks be sent as part of regular lunches.
Always have the safety of children in mind when in the School Zone.
In light of safety and courtesy, there are a few guidelines for parking and driving near the school. These will be published in the newsletter at the start of each school term.
Payment of Monies & School Fees
Please ensure all monies sent to school are in a sealed, named envelope, including details of payment, taking care that coins are secure as these can easily be lost in transit.
School Fees are due in the first two weeks of each term, with a 5% discount available if the whole year’s fees are paid by the end of Week 2, Term 1. Payments may be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or BPay. (Please do not send large amounts of cash with your child.)
Alternatively, fees can be paid by direct debit or credit card payment on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis by filling in the appropriate forms available on the website under the Enrolment page, sub heading School Fees Payment Options or at the front office.
If you have any queries about your school fees, you can contact our Bursar Bronwyn, at the Central Administration Office at Mile End on 8351 9132.
Parent/Teacher Interviews & Reports
Reports reflect students’ achievement, character development and effort and are issued in conjunction with Parent/Teacher Interviews. Parents are required to attend a ten minute interview with the class teacher at the end of first and third terms. These interviews are considered to be an integral part of the co-operation between school and home. Parents are most welcome to arrange meetings with the Principal, Campus Principal, specialist or class teacher at other times if desired. We trust that parents will be able to meet with staff during term if requested.
Meet the Teacher Night is held in Week 2 of Term 1. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with their student’s teacher, where the plans and expectations for the coming year will be explained. Occasionally, Information Nights are held for parents and staff. We encourage parents to attend these meetings as they are a wonderful time of sharing, learning, growth and fellowship. They are announced in the School Newsletter.
On the final Tuesday of Term 4, a Presentation Night is held. A picnic tea is shared on the school lawns and graduation presentations are made to the Grade 7 students. All students receive a Character Trait Award. Academic Achievement Awards and Sports Awards will be presented to students who have displayed excellence in these areas. Character Awards are presented to students who have best set an example of love, faith, purity, speech and conduct through the school year. This is based on 1 Timothy 4:12.
The School Council, staff, parents, scholars, families and friends all unite in this relaxed atmosphere to complete the year of God�s blessing on Sunrise.
All uniform items are available from the Fullarton Campus uniform room. Second-hand uniforms may be bought and sold at reasonable prices via the Uniform Room. Clean uniform items in good condition will be accepted for sale on consignment.
Uniform Room Opening Times
Tuesday morning 9:00 - 9:30am
Thursday afternoon 3:30 - 4:00pm
Please note the recovery room is for temporary use only. Parents are expected to collect children in the event they are too unwell to participate in class activities.
Sunrise is a Sun Smart School and students are to wear Sunrise hats at all times whilst outdoors. These are only available from the Uniform Room.
Bottle green bags with school logo are compulsory and available from the Uniform Room.
It is essential that all belongings worn or brought to school are clearly marked with students’ names. Please include socks, shoes, sneakers and underclothes. It is also wise to check that clothes bought second-hand do not have the previous owner’s name on them.
Sports Lessons – Uniform
- Reception – Grade 3 may wear sport uniform for the day of their sport lesson, or wear their school uniform.
- Grades 4-7 may wear sport uniform for the day of their sport lesson, or change into their sport uniform for their lesson.
Sunrise Sports Day – Uniforms
- Grades 4-7 Sports Day: Students require a sports uniform with team colour t-shirt for the annual Sunrise Sports Day. Team colours will be confirmed closer to the day and t-shirts may be purchased from the School.
- Reception to Grade 3 Sports Day: Students require Sunrise sports shorts or track pants. T-shirt requirements will be announced closer to the date.
- All: Students are to wear Sunrise sports anklet/dark sole and predominantly white sneakers.
Combined Christian Schools Sports Day - Uniforms
Students from Grades 3-7 who are selected to represent Sunrise at the Combined Christian Schools Sports day will require:
- All: Sunrise Sports shirt.
- Sunrise sports anklet/dark sole.
- Sunrise tracksuit (optional).
- Girls: Navy micro fibre shorts or track pants with gold piping/Sunrise name
Navy netball skirt (optional).
- Boys: Navy micro fibre shorts or track pants with gold piping/Sunrise name
Each student requires an art smock to cover their entire uniform, e.g. boys to knees, girls to dress hemline and long sleeves for both. A coverall or smock of green drill, plastic or similar is recommended and may be purchased from the Uniform Room.
All students are involved in 10 minutes of physical fitness exercises each day. A written request is required from parents to have students excused from this routine. Grades 4-7 require sneakers for fitness each day.
Music is an important and enjoyable part of the total school curriculum with Reception – Grade 7 students having a general music enrichment programme.
Students may enrol to take private music lessons, which can be programmed into the school day and taught at school. Various options are available in individual or group lessons. Creative dance, guitar, keyboard, percussion, piano, strings, voice and flute, saxaphone and recorder are generally available. Enrolment and payment is organised through the individual teachers in liaison with the school office.
Banking day is weekly on Tuesdays. If you wish to commence this banking programme, forms are available from the school. Send money and coupon book to school on banking days with the plastic cover provided by Bank SA.
Please ensure that any medication that may be needed by your student is named and stored in the School Office. It is preferable that students on short term medication bring to school only the dosage that is required for the day. This will prevent any medicine that may be needed overnight being left at school, eg one capsule rather than a whole packet of antibiotics or small plastic measuring syringe with liquid medicine. Please include labelled instructions with name of student, required dosage and time.
Students are entitiled to free dental treatment through Governement funded clinics, and this school is catered for by the clinic at Mitcham Primary School, Elphyn Road, Kingswood. Enrolment forms are available from the school office or by telephoning the clinic on 8271 0371.
All electronic games are to be safely kept at home.
fullarton campus parent group
Opportunity is given for parents to participate in a Parent Group for the purpose of working alongside staff where needs are recognised. Meetings are announced in the school Newsletter.