Life At School
(Nursery to Reception)
(Year 1 to Year 6)
(Year 7 to Year 8)
|Formal School Uniform||Casual School Uniform||PE Uniform||
Shoes and Socks
Shoes should be in a plain black style and should be suitable for school wear, enabling your child to play safely at all playtimes. Sports shoes are acceptable as long as they are black. Whenever children are wearing formal school uniform they should wear white socks.
Formal school uniform must be worn every day apart from:
- On PE days, students are expected to come to school in their PE uniform. Please refer to your child’s daily timetable.
- On Fridays, students are expected to wear Lanna-style dress.
Hair and Nails
- Hair should be clean and tidy.
- Hair should be presentable in style, avoiding extremes of fashion. Hair should not be dyed in an unnatural colour.
- Long hair should be tied back.
- Nails must be short and clean; nail polish is not allowed
We encourage students to bring their own water bottles to school. Clean water stations are available around the campus.
Dental Cleaning Kit
Toothbrush, toothpaste, a cup, towel
Students should arrive no later than 10 minutes before the morning bell to allow time for them to put away their personal items and get ready for the flag-raising ceremony.
Parents and carers are expected to pick up their children at the assigned pick up time and no later than 15 minutes after dismissal time.
Drop off and Pick up Procedures
Please drop off and pick up your children at their classroom each day. For your child’s safety and your protection, you will have to sign for your child when you collect from the classroom.
Children may be dropped off at the drop-off spot immediately in front of the school. If you prefer, you are most welcome to park and walk your child to the drop-off spot in front of the School Office each morning.
Primary children are expected to make their own way to class and to join in with free play activities before the morning bell. During the first week of the new school year parents of younger, newly enrolled primary children may wish to accompany their children to class. After they have become familiar with the school and our daily routines, we look forward to your children making their own way to class.
Secondary students may be dropped off at the drop-off spot immediately in front of the school.
Early Years (download here)
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Lower Secondary (download here)
Meritton students are expected to attend the vast majority of classes each term. Research shows that anything less than 95% attendance (particularly for upper primary and secondary students) can seriously impact a child’s progress. For students who have joined mid year, attendance at a previous school or registered homeschool will be taken into account.
Students who have not attended 80% of classes and who are significantly behind in their studies, may not receive an end of year report and/or year completion certificate and may be required to repeat the year. This is on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the school.
School is open for 180 days per year. Absence for non-educational reasons, such as holidays should be avoided. If parents are aware in advance of any absence from school, they must submit the Leave of Absence Form available from the Principal’s PA at least 21 days in advance. The form with the school decision will be available for collection 3 working days after it has been submitted.
If your child is sick and unable to attend school please notify the school promptly in the morning by calling Reception; the receptionist will forward your message to the Class Teacher.
Tel: 091 440 8880 x 5
Monday to Friday
08.00 AM - 05.00 PM (GMT+7)
*except public holidays
If, however, it is a condition that necessitates a prolonged absence from school, suitable work will be set to ensure that the child is not disadvantaged by his/her long term absence. Communication with the school is essential.
Children who are absent from school due to illness for three days and more are required to provide a medical certificate on the day of return to the Class Teacher. This certificate must also identify that the student is now well enough to return to school.
For the safety of all in the school community and for the effective control and operation of the campus environment, we operate a closed campus. This means that once children are at school they may not leave unless on a planned educational visit. Similarly, access to the campus is controlled through the School Office.
Visitors will be welcomed to the school and assisted in the first instance by the Security team and the School Office team.
Vehicles and Parking
We have ample parking spaces at the front, the side, and the rear of the school for all members of the school community who require them. We seek to avoid noise and air pollution, and disturbance or inconvenience to our neighbours, wherever possible. To this end, and for the safety of all members of the community, we kindly encourage you to model the following behaviours:
- Drive slowly and with care and mindfulness in and around the school.
- Exhibit courtesy and patience to other members of the community wherever the opportunity arises.
- Be a responsible custodian of our earth and switch off your engine whilst parked.
- Park with care, in the allocated bays and be mindful that other parents and children need equal access to the drop-off spot.
- Be a good neighbour and help the environment by seeing if it is possible to car-pool with other members of the school community.
- If you live nearby, walking or cycling is a great opportunity for family time, exercise and to enjoy nature and the seasons.
If your child is leaving Meritton (except where graduating at the end of Year 13), parents must submit the Leaving Form to the Principal’s PA at least 60 school days before their last day at school.