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The student body is divided into four "house" teams, which are used for major sporting carnivals and for promoting academic, social effort and aptitude. Our houses are named after local geographical features (Hills): Simpson (Red), Pemberton (Blue) Beatty (Green) and Rob Roy (Yellow).
A variety of sports are offered at different times during the year. Teachers and volunteer parents lead these sports. Where possible the involvement of community sporting agencies and groups is also sought to assist in training and skill development.
Sun Smart Policy
Wanniassa Hills School follows the Sun Protection Policy Guidelines for ACT Schools, “No Hat-No Play”. A key requirement of the Sun Protection Policy is for students to wear hats which protect the face, neck and ears whenever the students are outside. Students without suitable hats are required to stay in the shade at recess and lunchtime. Parents are requested to buy a school hat from the clothing pool (or the school office) and also provide a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 plus water resistant sunscreen. The school has provided additional outdoor seating and tree planting as measures to support the policy.
Supervision is provided – before school – 8:40am - 9:00am. Unless children have parental supervision, they are requested to arrive at school no earlier than 8.40am.In terms of after school supervision it is important that all children have left the school premises by 3.15pm. Please note; play equipment is unsupervised before 8:40am and after 3:00pm. If parents are running late please inform the front office so that your child does not become distressed.