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School Fees
Uniforms
Illness
Absence from School
Starting School - Prep

School Fees

Does the school charge fees for tuition?

Yes, the school is obliged to collect school fees, as part of our funding agreement with the Government.

Download school fees pdf document for 2017

Uniforms

Do students at St Margaret’s wear school uniforms?

Yes, all students of St Margaret’s wear school uniforms. Refer to School Uniform details.

Where can I purchase uniforms?

School uniforms can be purchased from

Bellarine Uniforms, 162 Moorabool Street 5221 9199

Illness

My child has severe nut allergies. Are teachers trained to deal with anaphylaxis?

Yes, staff at St Margaret’s have been trained in Anaphylaxis management, First Aid and CPR. These qualifications are regularly updated.

My child has asthma. Do I need to let the school know?

Yes, this is very important. The school needs to know your child's asthma plan. If your child has another chronic condition, such as diabetes, it is important that the school is aware. This helps us care for your child and be attentive to their health needs.

My child needs to take some medication at school. What do I need to do?

If possible, try and give any medication before or after school. If this isn't possible, clear, written directions need to be provided, detailing when and what dose needs to be given. Any medication that needs to be refrigerated will be kept in the fridge in the staff room.

My child is sick. What do I need to do?

When your child is sick, it is important that they are well before returning to school. This is important for your child's wellbeing and for all other class members. When your child returns to school, please send an absence note back.

Some sicknesses necessitate a period of exclusion from school. There is more information here.

Absence from School

If my child is absent from school what do I need to do?

School attendance rolls are a legal document. A written note or e-mail must be sent stating the reason for every child’s absence. These notes are dated and filed by the class teacher or office manager. School attendance rolls are marked daily. If a child is to be withdrawn from school early, written notification is required. Continual late arrival at school is unacceptable.

Starting School - Prep

Starting school can be an exciting but stressful time for children and parents. At St Margaret’s, we recognise that supporting our new students is vital to ensure they have a great start to their school life.

Every Prep student has a Year 6 buddy. The buddies help new students settle into school life. Occasionally, the Prep and Year 6 classes will come together for special "buddy activities". All buddies enjoy this time together.