This page contains useful information about school procedures as well as a number of handy forms that parents can download.
Please ensure that your child is at school on time, every day. An absence note, phone call or direct conversation with staff is required by the Department of Education following an absence.
Conveyance Allowance application forms are available at the office. To be eligible to receive a conveyance allowance a student must live more than 4.8 km from the nearest school or bus collection point.
In the case of an emergency:
Parents are askedto nominate two emergency contacts on the enrolment form in the event that they themselves cannot be contacted. By listing these people, you are authorising the school to allow them to take your child/ren home in the event that they are unwell or in an emergency situation. You are asked to update this information at the beginning of each year and throughout the year when your details change. You can download an emergency contact details form here.
Before a child participates in a major excursion, camp or the swimming program, parental permission is necessary. Please assist by returning the form by the date requested. A general form giving permission for “local” excursions (within the township) will be sent home early in the year and can also be downloaded here.
An annual fee per student supplies - books, stationary and some ICT membership, is determined each year. Camps costs and additional excursions will be in addition to this. This will cover all books, stationary, two cultural performances, ICT membership for some programs with some grades.
Head lice are not a medical issue; however the school endeavours to support families in managing these pests and keep the prevalence of outbreaks to a minimum. The school can conduct head checks (a permission slip is sent home at the start of the year,) parents are informed of any eggs or lice found and the recommended treatment. Eliminating head lice is greatly assisted by parents informing the school when their child has them so we can inform the rest of the school to be diligent and to check their child’s hair.
Children with open wounds or cuts must have them covered, or are to remain home until they can be covered. Infectious diseases require exclusion from school as infections spread quickly. Click here to see a table detailing the minimum period of exclusion from Primary School for children with an infectious disease.
If your child requires daily medication then generally the best place for him/her is at home. For legal reasons, the school staff are unable to administer medications except in exceptional circumstances. Parents are encouraged to administer medication during the day.
Parking space in Day Avenue is very limited. Parents who transport their children to school are encouraged to use, Botany Street, Short St. or the school car park near the oval. Please park on the school side of these areas and supervise your child’s entry into the school grounds to ensure their safety.
Our School Policies are constantly being updated to reflect current practice. These can be viewed, on request, at the general office.