School Life

School Hours

The current daily schedule and routine is outlined below:

Before school—The staff is at the school no later than half an hour before classes begin. The teachers are there to prepare for their daily duties, and teachers provide supervision for those children who arrive early. Arrangements for children to be at school prior to 8:20am need to be made with the Principal.

8:35 am—Bell rings. Students will proceed to the designated line-up area and wait in an orderly fashion for permission to enter.

8:40 am—Morning classes begin. Students in grades 5 through 8 are expected to be seated and ready to begin work 5 minutes after the bell. Students in Junior Kindergarten to grade 4 are to be seated as soon as possible.

10:30-10:45 am—Morning recess. We have a playground that lends itself to all kinds of activities, including room for sports. The staff is always concerned that recess time should reinforce the positive character building themes taught throughout the school.

12:15-1:00 pm—Lunch. The lunch period is opened with prayer. Students eat their lunches in the classroom, supervised by their teachers, and are to remain seated until they are ready to leave the room. After eating, the students go outside for the remainder of the lunch period.

3:15 pm—Classes dismissed. Afternoon bell rings. Floors and desks are to be cleared and cleaned and all personal belongings collected.

 

Dress Code

Student dress and appearance must reflect tasteful appearance. Simplicity, modesty, cleanliness, and neatness are expected. Students should be attired appropriately for a learning environment. There is no objection to pupils wearing dress shorts, tops, and skirts that are decent and presentable. We encourage all students and parents to choose clothing that is Christ honouring!

Transportation

There are a number of options available to you and your child(ren), including walking, bicycling, and car-pooling. We try to help each family with their transportation needs. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the office.
If your child bicycles to school, students must walk their bicycles on the school grounds, and then place them in the racks. Bikes are to be left alone by everyone else except the owner.
For school trips, bus transportation is required for all normal class trips that take place during the school day, within or outside of Peterborough.
“Traffic Circle”—included with the August parent letter is a detailed map of the school property describing the correct routes for picking up your students at the end of the school day. Please familiarize yourself with this procedure in order to help us run it smoothly. Pass it on to anyone else who would be picking up as well, i.e. grandparents.