Parents and Citizens Association (P&C)
Parking and Road Safety
Macquarie has limited safe parking within the school grounds. In the interests of student safety, parents and visitors are encouraged to park on Brooks Street, particularly during our busy times at the beginning and end of the school day. Please be mindful where you park when on the public streets and avoid blocking driveways. Please avoid parking on the grass within the school grounds as this poses a hazard. The Canberra International Church located next to the preschool request that we do not park in their carpark.
Permission notes provide families with information about upcoming activities and events, and seek permission for student participation. Notes are generally sent home on Mondays and Thursdays and are also uploaded to the website. Please check your child’s bag regularly for notes. A list of current notes is included in the newsletter. Spare copies of notes are available from the the front office.
School photographs are taken each year, including Individual and class photos. Prior to photo day we provide information in the newsletter about how to opt out of the photos and we send home an order form. Sibling photographs are available – please contact the front office.
Families taking photographs at school events and activities are requested to focus on their child only.
There is no direct supervision in the playground until 8:45am, so please ensure students arrive at school between 8.45-9.00am. We ask students to move to the Namadgi or Brindabella blacktop upon arrival. The blacktop areas are busy places at this time and we remind students to move slowly around these spaces. Students are to wait outside the school buildings unless accompanied by a parent or carer. In wet or extreme weather students can access the buildings early. If students need assistance before school they should seek out the duty teacher or go to the front office.
During recess and lunch the playground is supervised by staff. During wet or extreme weather students are supervised within the school buildings.
Children are not to play on the playground equipment before 9.00am and after 3.00pm.
It is always better to keep precious possessions at home. Schools are busy places and despite our best intentions, from time to time things can be misplaced or broken. As a general rule, if an item is so precious that children would be sad if something went missing, it is better left at home.