At Moggill State School, we school fund the employment of several Teacher Aides in the morning. The school devotes funds to ensure that students who arrive before the bell (8.50am) have supervision before school. This supervision provided by the school is for a very limited timeframe, and is not a replacement
for our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) service. Students arriving before 8.30am should be enrolled in OSHC, so that they are adequately cared for and supervised in the morning.
Any parent/caregiver who arrives at school before the bell knows that this is very busy time of the day. Teacher Aides who are on duty at this time of the morning are responsible for the care of many children. They may make directions to students or redirect them in ways that are consistent with how we manage behaviour and mitigate risk on an everyday basis. There are many ways parents can help our very hard working aides in the mornings:
If you are with your children before school, please ensure you are supervising them closely and take responsibility for them at all times;
Be respectful and supportive of the requests Teacher Aides may make of you or your children before school – they are trying to make sure safety and effective management is being maintained;
Refer any issues to the closest Teacher Aide – under no circumstances should a parent attempt to resolve an issue between students;
Drop your child off as close as possible to the school's 8.50am start time.
I know as a community, we can work together to support our students to ensure that they have positive start to the school day.