commences at 8:45am and ends at 3:20pm.
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 8:15am, the Staff have a 15 minute prayer and praise time, but there
is always one teacher rostered for yard duty from 8:30am to supervise students
who arrive at this time. The Office is open
at 8:30am. There
is a teacher on duty until 3:30 pm, at which time any students still at school
are asked to wait in the office to be collected.
There are no
teachers on duty before 8:30am or after 3:30pm.
consider communication between parent and teacher to be vital. Each student in Junior Primary is issued with
a Communication Bag. In this bag is a
notebook (Communication Book) for written communication, eg absentee notes,
homework, etc. We encourage parents to
establish the routine of looking in the bag each night and signing any
entry. Middle and Upper Primary students
are issued with a Diary which serves a similar purpose.
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 in the school.
Please read it each week to enable you to be informed about the school program
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; telephone 8645 5944.
This is especially crucial in the event of any communicable disease
of which the school community may need to be aware. Should it be necessary to collect
students during school hours, please advise their teacher with an explanatory note
in their Communication Book or Diary, and sign them out at the Office when
student may leave the school grounds unless a staff member is notified.
the forecast temperature in the Advertiser is 38°
or above, parents may collect their
students from school at lunchtime (12:30pm). However, each building is air-conditioned and
the normal school program 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.
require a packed recess and lunch each day.
This will be eaten under supervision and students are 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
have the safety of children in mind when in the School Zone. Children
are always to be accompanied and supervised while in the school car park. The
Car Park next to the Church is for Staff only or for a quick drop off or pick
up for those parents with sleeping toddlers. Please
take extra care when backing out of a parking space.
MONIES AND SCHOOL FEES
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 by the 2nd week of each term, with a 2% discount available
if the whole term’s fees are paid, or 5% discount available if the whole year’s
fees are paid by the end of Week 2, Term 1.
Alternatively, fees are to be paid by arrangement with the Office
Managerr, eg weekly or monthly. Payments
may be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or B-Pay or direct debit through
Centrelink. Please do not send large
amounts of cash with your student. The
Office Manager is available to discuss any School Fee matters and can be
contacted on 8645 5944.
TEACHER INTERVIEWS AND 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, specialist or class teachers 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.
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
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. Trophies for
Academic Achievement, Character Award & Sporting Achievement are presented to 1 boy & 1 girl in each
of R/1, 2/3, 4/5 & 6/7 grades. For
each of the three awards, a trophy is 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.
School Council, staff, parents, scholars, families and friends all unite in
this relaxed atmosphere to complete the year of God’s blessing on Sunrise.
Dress Code and Uniform Requirements booklet
for detailed information.
uniform items are available via ordering through the Office. Sizing garments are available as well as
various smaller items. 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 Purchasing Times:
contact the Office
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 Office.
is a Sun Smart
School and students are to wear Sunrise hats at all times whilst
outdoors. These are available from the
green bags with school logo are compulsory and available from the Office.
green pencil cases with school logo are compulsory and available from the
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.
- Grade 7 may wear sports uniform for the day of their
sports lesson, or change into their sports uniform for their lesson.
SUNRISE SPORTS DAY - UNIFORMS
Grades 4 - 7 Sports Day:
Students wear their sports uniform with a
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:
are required to wear their sports uniform as detailed in the Dress Code and
Students are to wear Sunrise
sports anklet socks with ‘Sunrise’
on them and predominantly white sneakers.
COMBINED CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS SPORTS DAY - UNIFORMS
from Grades 3-7 who are selected to represent Sunrise
at the Combined Christian Schools Sports day in Adelaide will require:
Sunrise sports anklet or short white socks
Sunrise tracksuit [optional]
Girls: Sunrise sports shorts or
navy or bottle green netball skirt
All students are
involved in 10 minutes of physical fitness exercises each day. A written
request giving reasons is required from parents to have students excused from
3 – 7 require sneakers for fitness each day.
ensure that any medication that may be needed by your student is named and stored
in the School Office. No
medication is to be kept in classrooms, schoolbags, or with the student.
It is preferable that the 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 /dropper with
include labelled instructions with name of student, required dosage
GET WELL ROOM
note the get well room is for temporary use only. Parents are expected to collect children in
the event they are too unwell to participate in class activities.
is an important and enjoyable part of the total school curriculum, with
Reception - Grade 7 students having a general music enrichment program.
Students may enrol to take private music
lessons, which can be programmed into the school day and taught at school. Various options may be available in
individual or group lessons. Enrolment
and payment is organised through individual teachers in liaison with the
school. Please contact the Office for further details.
are entitled to free dental treatment through Government-funded clinics and
this school is catered for by the Clinic at Memorial Oval
Primary School. Enrolment
forms are available from the school office or by telephoning the Clinic on 8271
day is weekly on Tuesdays. If you wish to commence this banking program,
forms are available from the school.
Send money and coupon book to school on banking days with the plastic
cover provided by Bank SA.