TIMING AND TERM DATES
The School Day
Lower School starts at 8:15 a.m and Upper school starts 8:30 a.m Monday-Friday. We ask children to arrive between 8:00 and 8:15 for lower school, 8:15 and 8:30 for upper school . It is very important that children are in their classrooms, ready to start work, by 8:15/8:30. Children should not be in school before 8:00 a.m/8:15 a.m. as this makes supervision difficult for staff needing to prepare classrooms. There is a mid-morning break. If the weather is fine, all the children play together outside. We have a lunch-break of 30 minutes.
School finishes at 3:00 p.m (13:00) Monday and 2:15 p.m. (14:15) Tuesday-Friday. We will also introduce other extra curricular activities from 2:15 p.m until 3:15 p.m as we find out the needs of parents. For example, dance, arts, extra language (Arabic, French or English), IT (computers).
Many children bring a light snack for break time. We recognize healthy eating contributes to learning so we ask you to provide fruit or savoury snacks. Please do not send sweets and chocolate.