Students in Year Five and Six will collect their Notebooks and complete the training on their first day. The students’ class teachers will facilitate this process on the day and ensure that all students attend. Parents will be required to read the Parent Notebook Agreement and return the signed Agreement Document to Techsphere upon collection of the Notebook.
Children should wear free dress on this day.
Commencing students at JPC in the Primary School will have the option to make a selection between either Spanish or Mandarin for their LOTE subject. Select your choice by completing the 2020 Language (LOTE) Preference form.
Please note that all student stationery will be supplied in Prep to Year Six in 2020. Some additional items are an exception, as outlined below:
We understand that some new students may not have access to their current Outside of School Hours Care provider once they have withdrawn. With this in mind, John Paul College allows Families of new students from Prep upwards to make use of the College Vacation Care Program from 1 December 2019. Attending our program will give your child the opportunity to start meeting new friends and familiarising themselves with the campus before their first official day. Kindergarten families wishing to utilise this program will be able to enrol from Monday 6 January 2020.
If you are wishing to make use of the Vacation Care Program at the College during the Christmas holidays, please contact Mrs Jan Marxsen, Head of OSHC on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 3826 3361 for details.
Please let the classroom teacher know if your child has any food allergies or dietary needs
Risk Minimization Measures
We follow the recommendations of ASCIA Anaphylaxis Prevention Guidelines, as follows:
Food bans at schools are not recommended by allergy consumer organisations because there is the risk of complacency about avoidance strategies if a food is banned.
While they do not recommend blanket food bans, they do encourage staff and parents to consider children with severe allergies in our school planning. This involves removal of items with nut/s as an ingredient, but does not apply to those foods labelled ‘may contain traces of nuts’.
Risk minimization includes asking parents not to send nut spreads (e.g. peanut butter) on sandwiches.
On school camps, themed days or other special events where there are children with severe allergies, it is requested that foods containing nuts are not taken or supplied, consistent with our Risk Minimization Policy. (Reference: ASCIA Anaphylaxis Prevention Guidelines)
To assist families to navigate around the campus, the College has created a Primary Precinct Map, outlining the location of all classrooms and areas of interest.
Parents and guardians of Primary School students are asked to use the Chatswood Road car park for student drop off and collection each day. This car park has been specifically designed with student safety in mind and to ensure the traffic flows smoothly. Cars must park in an allocated parking space to drop off or pick up a student. Stopping to allow children to alight from, or climb into, vehicles places children in danger and is not permitted. The Chatswood Road and Markwell car parks will be extremely congested in the first weeks of Term One and your patience and adherence to road safety rules are sought.