The first PTG meeting of the year took place on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 at 08.00 a.m. in the Drama Studio on the Primary Campus. We have departed from our traditional day of Wednesday as the Drama Studio was available on Tuesday and is a much more convenient place to hold the meeting – much easier than traipsing to the top of the KS2 building!
Mr. Paul was joined at the meeting by Mr. Roo, and together we summarized all the issues we have been working on together at both campuses. I am sure you found that many of the significant issues we’ve been concerned with were properly addressed, and hopefully we were able to put your mind at rest.
Thanks to Maggie and our new team of Lost and Found volunteers! Lost and Found at the Primary School has a new location and is back working like a well-oiled machine! Please see the information below on opening hours and procedures. There have been some important changes so please take the time to read through this information carefully.
The PTG Committee has lots of exciting plans for the coming year. Look out for information on International Day and a new venture – a PTG Facebook page. More details to follow.
As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of us if you have any concerns or questions. We are always happy to help.
Primary Lost and Found: New Procedures starting September 2017
The policies outlined below apply to the Primary Campus. The High School Campus is handling lost property separately and have a separate system.
The Lost and Found has been relocated to the former Smoothie Bar, which is near the canteen, across from the Uniform shop and looks out at the main swimming pool.
Supervised Opening Hours
To ensure efficient operation and to protect students’ belongings, the Lost and Found will be staffed by a PTG volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Outside of those hours, the Lost and Found will be kept locked. If parents or teachers wish to look for an item in the Lost and Found, they may sign out a key from the Front Office.
Hats Handled Separately
Because they are needed for outdoor play time, and because they are constantly being lost and turned in, HATS will be handled separately.
Beginning Monday, September 25, hats found on campus will be returned to a box in front of the Library. Children can look for their lost hats there whenever convenient. Hats will no longer be returned to the Lost and Found.
Other Important Points:
Found items can be dropped off in the drop-off tub at the Lost and Found window any time. Please use a separate drop box for any wet items.
Items which are clearly labelled will be returned to the student’s classroom.
Items which are unlabelled, illegibly labelled, or incompletely labelled will be dated and kept for a minimum of 6 weeks. If they have not been reclaimed after that time, they will be sold to raise money for charity, or given to charity.
Items of value (keys, phones, calculators, jewellery, watches, ID cards, laptops, money, eyeglasses, etc), labelled or not, will be kept in the Front Office.
Parents, students and teachers can communicate with the Lost and Found via email to inquire about lost items: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for Getting Your Property Back
Put the student’s usual name (nickname registered with the school), last name, and/or class group on every item they bring to school.
Check from time to time to make sure the name label has not faded.
As well as labelling school uniforms and sportswear, don’t forget to label these items, as they very frequently go missing:
➢ Swim goggles
➢ Sports bags and swim bags
➢ Jackets and hoodies
➢ Books and toys
➢ Pencil cases
➢ Sports equipment (balls, racquets, shin pads)
➢ Shoes (yes, shoes!)
➢ Costumes for special events
➢ Lunch boxes
➢ Water bottles
Often people don’t label their belongings because they can recognize their own property… However, WE can’t recognize it, so if it’s not labelled, we can’t return it to you.