School Information A-Z
To ensure student safety, the following procedures have been developed:
- On arrival at school children should enter the Terrace Courtyard through the gates at either end of the Terrace (teaching block).
- Class rolls are taken at the beginning of each day and a list of children absent is sent to the office. It is important that children are in attendance at the beginning of the school day.
- If your child is late for school, please take them to the administration building first so that we can update records.
- If you need to take your child out of school during the day, please contact the administration office. Children will need to be signed in/out before leaving the school and on their return.
- If your child is absent for the day, please ring the front office, 61421266 or 61421269 for the Secondary School.
If children are absent without explanation, administration staff will contact parents as soon as possible.
School Chaplains provide pastoral care for students, staff and parents, helping to create a positive and safe school environment and looking out for those in need. Chaplains provide emotional and well-being support to school communities, running formal programs and being available for an informal talk. They are in the prevention and support business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues such as family breakdown, anxiety, loneliness or grief and loss. They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for young people in crisis and can act as an advocate in the school for families. The Chaplaincy service is part of the Pastoral Care team and is available to any student.
The School Board is the official governing body of Amaroo School. The Board consists of eight members: 3 parent representatives, 2 teacher representatives, 2 student representatives and one community representative. Members of the Board gain their positions through election. The Board is responsible for all policy decisions for the school.
Amaroo Student Representative Council was formed in Semester 2, 2004 to give students a voice in decision making processes within the school. Representatives from all classes K - 10 have a role deciding on the outcome for issues relevant to the student body.
Student Management and Pastoral Care
Our policy is based upon our respect for the child as an individual and is designed to enable children to learn to solve their own problems. Children learn they are able to make choices and that there are consequences flowing from all choices. Children learn, that in addition to their rights, they also have responsibilities to others. Children choosing behaviour which infringes upon the rights of others will be given assistance by staff (often in consultation with parents) in the development of more effective behaviour.