Hi and welcome to the Ivanhoe East 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 commence at 9.00 so you will need to be at the school no later than 8.30. This will give you time to sign-in and prepare for the day. Please aim to be punctual.
Parking is a significant issue in the area, another good reason to be early. If you arrive any time after 8.30 parking will be difficult to locate and there are many council parking restrictions in place. Council officers regularly issue parking fines for infringements so please, plan to arrive early to secure an full day park.
The dress code is smart casual: no denim, thongs or singlets. No visible tattoos or facial piercings.
Once parked head to the school office on Warncliffe Road where you can sign-in and will be greeted by the friendly office staff. A CRT folder will be available for you.
The CRT folder contains plenty of useful information on
- Your daily timetable
- Yard duty and
- Any children with special and/or medical needs
You will also be given a hard copy of the roll as well as a school map if required. The office staff will also give you classroom keys if required.
Please make sure you mark the roll first thing in the morning and then again after lunch. This roll must be returned to the office. If you are unsure of these arrangements please ask one of your colleagues. Rolls are important legal document and must be regarded as a priority.
All student lunch orders are completed online but make sure you send the classroom tub to the canteen around 9.30.
Student work for the day will be left for you. Most likely you will find this on the teacher’s desk, or it may be given to you by the team leader. Please complete the work as suggested. This should make your day more enjoyable as the children will be familiar with the routines and their current units of work.
Please correct work and if necessary collect it for the teacher.
If students are using digital resources at any time during the day please remember these are for work tasks only and you will need to monitor this use.
You will be informed early if you are on yard duty. Please collect a Hi-Viz vest and bumbag from the staffroom and check your school map to ensure you are in the correct area. If any child suffers a knock to the head, no matter how slight, please ensure you report the incident.
You will find the students at Ivanhoe East enthusiastic and keen to learn, and if you take a similar approach you are most likely to have a good day.
There is a behaviour flow chart on the walls of every classroom so please familiarise yourself with this document at the start of the day. If you do encounter any significant behavioural issues please speak to one of your team members who will be able to assist.
If a child is unwell during the day please send then with another child to sickbay along with a brief note explaining the situation.
Classes are dismissed at 3.30. Ensure the classroom is neat and tidy and all doors and windows are locked. Please turn off all computers, heaters etc and if furniture has been moved during the day please return it to its original position.
At the end of the day please complete a handover page. Tradewind have one available or you can simply write your own. Let the teacher know what work was covered, what needs to be followed up and how well the children worked throughout the day. If there have been any behavioural matters that require further attention, please speak to your team leader before leaving school.
You will need to remain for at least 15 minutes at the end of the day to tidy up and write your handover notes. By this time all the students should have headed home or been picked up. If this is not the case please inform your teaching colleague or the office. Never leave the school if a child or children remain unsupervised. Make sure you let someone know.
Before leaving the school please visit the office to sign out, return the CRT folder and any keys We look forward to seeing you at Ivanhoe East and hope you enjoy your day with us.