Students are expected to leave the school at their designated gate. By doing this you are helping the school safeguard your child as no unauthorised adult will be permitted to enter the school building. Parents and visitors will only be permitted into the school building once they have shown their Parent ID to security. If a parent does not have the ID, they will be asked to leave their Emirates ID at the security gates in exchange for a GPS Visitor’s ID. On Sunday to Wednesdays, Foundation dismissal is at 12.45 p.m. and Year 1 to Year 6 at 2.30 p.m. All students must be promptly picked up from their designated areas or be brought by GPS Staff to their assigned bus or pick-up area (e.g. front playground). Primary students who are not picked up will be brought to the library until parents or guardians arrive.
Students in Year 5 and 6 may be dismissed on their own after the introduction of a signed waiver (which will happen shortly after the school year starts). It is an expectation that all students should have left the school site by 3.00 p.m. unless they are involved with an ECA or supervised academic activity. Please send a note prior to the start of the school day to the classroom teacher if your child is going home in any way different from their normal routine. If changes occur during the school day and a student is leaving in some way other than their usual means, please inform Reception. Any student involved in an ECA, must be met promptly at the completion of the activity, usually 3.35 p.m. Parents will be contacted if late pick-up from school becomes habitual, as this is unfair to both the child and the staff. There may be an additional charge for child care.
Students who are not registered with the bus provider to ride the bus are not allowed to use the bus. Although they are inviting spaces, the Foundation learning areas are not to be used outside of classroom hours as these are organised teaching and learning spaces. If directly supervised by a parent or guardian, students may use the playground in front of the school after hours if they are not already in use. Parents or guardian MUST be in the playground in close proximity to their children. Inappropriate supervision or misuse of the playground will result in removal of after school playground privileges. The school is closed on Friday and Saturday except for special events, and only with the approval of the Ministry of Education.