Our School Day - Junior Campus


The School Day - Junior Campus (Preschool to Year 6)

Learners at Evelyn Scott School commence their day at 9:00am and conclude at 3:00pm. Staff open the main gate to let learners in from 8:40 am, when playground supervision starts. Learners exit school at the end of the day via the same gate, unless they are attending Out of School Hours Care (located in the school gymnasium). Our school bell is marked by the sound of birds chirping, which can be heard both inside the learning spaces and outside in the play spaces.

Preschool Timetable

Learners in our Preschool attend 5 days per fortnight, starting their day at 9:00am and concluding at 3:00pm. Our start of the week groups, the Rosellas and Kookaburras attend school on Mondays, Tuesdays and one Wednesday per fortnight, while our end of the week groups, the Reed Warblers and Wedge Tail Eagles, attend Thursdays, Fridays and every alternate Wednesday per fortnight. A handy timetable is sent to our preschool families prior to the start of each term (please see an example by clicking the link below).

Preschool Timetable - Term 2, 2022.

Preschool families are required to do a one-to-one handover of children with educators at drop off and pick up times. Families enter via the main preschool door or the adjacent gate as directed by preschool staff. Evelyn Scott School has separate carparking arrangements for preschool families, located on the lower end of Bielski St.

School Uniforms

At Evelyn Scott School we are one connected school from Preschool to year 10. Learners are expected to wear their school uniform every school day. Families can purchase uniforms via our online provider, The School Locker. If your family is experiencing financial difficulty with the cost of school uniforms, please contact our school Business Manager for support.

Student Absence/Late Procedures

If your child is absent from school or they are going to be late, please inform the front office via email or phone as soon as possible. If your child is unwell please keep them at home. ACT public schools are required to keep accurate records of student absences.

Teachers mark their class rolls between 9:00am - 9:15am. If learners arrive late to school, they will need to collect a late slip from the front office so the class roll can be adjusted to reflect their attendance. If a learner is absent without explanation, an automatically generated SMS will be sent to parents/carers between approximately 9:30am and 10:00am.

Parents/Carers can send a brief SMS reply to the absence text explaining if their child is sick/away/on leave. Please note, these SMS replies go to an automated computer system, not a physical mobile phone. Parents/Carers can also call the front office on 6142 3491 or send an email to the school evelynscottschool.information@ed.act.edu.au explaining the absence. If you are concerned that your child has been marked absent in error, please call the front office.

Planned Student Absences

If you have planned a day off/time off for your child/children, please let the front office know in advance where possible via email: evelynscottschool.information@ed.act.edu.au. Front office staff will record your child’s absence via the class roll, which their teacher will see. You may also like to include your child’s teacher into the email as a courtesy.

Process for Collecting Your Child/Children Early

If you need to collect your child/children early for any reason during the school day, please let the front office know as soon as possible by calling or emailing us ahead of time where possible. Staff will arrange for your child/children to wait at the front office at the arranged time. If you have an unexpected emergency or event and need to collect your child/children, please come to the front office and ring the doorbell so staff can collect and sign your child/children out for the day.

Lost Property

Any labelled lost property that is found or handed in at Evelyn Scott School will be returned to learners as soon as possible. Unnamed lost property is kept in a tub at the front office. If you believe your child has lost an item, please call the front office. A friendly reminder to families to please label all children’s belongings and please discourage learners from bringing valuable or treasured items to school. Items left at Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) can be collected directly from the school’s Gymnasium during OSHC usual hours of operation. At the end of each term we will give families an opportunity to  look through any unclaimed and unnamed lost property. Uncollected items will be donated.

Waste Free Lunches

At Evelyn Scott School, global stewardship and sustainability will be values that will be both units of enquiry and taught explicitly in learning spaces. We would like to encourage families to consider the types of packaging that is utilised in school lunch boxes so that we can reduce our environmental footprint and keep our waste to a minimum. There are lots of ideas online about ‘nude foods’ and we look forward to working together to encourage learners to eat healthy foods and care for the environment.