Hi and welcome to the Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School relief teacher podcast.
We have put this together to help you make the most of your day and enjoy your time with our students!
So let’s get started!
Classes at Good Samaritan commence at 8.30 – yes 8.30 – so it is highly recommended you arrive no later than 8.00am.
Parking can be a problem, so make sure you arrive before 8.15 to park in the teacher car park which is to the left upon entry to the school.
We expect our staff to dress and behave professionally so please – no denim, no track clothes or hoodies, and if you are teaching PE please come dressed appropriately. Please do not make or answer calls during class and refrain from eating gum at all times.
As soon as you arrive at the school grab a lanyard from behind the office door. It is marked CRT. Place the lanyard in the electronic machine and then head back into the front office and down the corridor to meet the School Operations Manager.
You will be issued with a clipboard and a laptop. All of the necessary log in information will be supplied and you will need these to access the class roll and the teacher’s work program.
Your CRT pack will also contain
- A map of the school
- The school’s code of conduct and positive behaviour procedures
- A list of names for all teachers
- A school timetable and
- And information on yard duty
The office will swap your car keys for classroom keys. This will remind you to swap the keys again at the end of the day. Make sure you lock all doors at recess and lunch, and whenever you leave the classroom unattended.
In your first few minutes in class look over the CRT pack. It will help make your day so much easier and more enjoyable.
Please implement the lessons outlined in the work program and make sure you follow-up on the students’ work. Correct it where required and if appropriate, collect it and leave it in the teacher’s pigeon hole.
Photographs and information of children with allergies or medical issues will be on the classroom wall. Children with special learning or behavioural needs will be listed in the class work program. Make sure you are aware of these. The School Operations Manager will give you any further specific information on individual students as required.
If any serious issue arises please call the office for assistance. Don’t let matters escalate. The school is more than happy to help, prevention being better than the cure.
The students respond well to positive discipline and clear communication. Please refrain from talking down to them and on no account man-handle any child.
Classes are dismissed at 3.15. At the end of the day please leave a brief summary of the work completed for the class teacher. Comments on the behaviour of individuals and/or the class may be useful.
Ensure the classroom is neat and tidy. If furniture has been moved during the day please return it to its original position.
It is important you remain at school until all students have been collected by a parent or guardian, or have moved to after school care. If you have any concerns please speak to a staff member. Never leave a child from your class unsupervised at the end of the day. Any children not collected, not at After Care or heading home by 3.30 must go to the office.
We look forward to seeing you at Good Samaritan and hope you enjoy your day with us.