Parents Responsibility to the School When They Separate
When parents separate it is usual for one of them to be granted custody of the child. An increasingly common custody order is one for joint or shared custody. In this case both parents, although separated, share the custodial responsibility, largely making their own arrangements about the day to day care of the child. This order may be used where the parents live near each other and are still on reasonably good terms.
A parent who has custody does not, for that reason, have sole control over the child's education or have the sole right to regulate, supervise and direct the life of the child. That is a function of guardianship. Both parents, however, retain guardianship and the rights which belong to a guardian, regardless of the custody arrangements.
When parents have separated and custody arrangements have not been formalised, both parents have custodial and guardianship rights. If disputes over custody arise, it is not the responsibility of the school to arbitrate.
Unless the Court rules otherwise, both parents, as guardians are entitled to:
Parents are requested, therefore, to give the school the correct information regarding:
Parking on Banks Avenue
Because of the acknowledged difficulties associated with picking children up at 3.00pm and the lack of parking facilities, parents are asked to observe EXTREME CAUTION. Remember that there are four entrances to the school - two on Banks Avenue, and one each on Bramwell Street and Strathfield Avenue.
Picking Up Children From School
If parents wish other adults to take their children from school, please inform us in writing or email. It is essential also for us to have a copy of any documents in cases of legal custody being granted, plus non molestation and non violence orders issued by the Court.