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Term 1 Calendar

Please click on the link.    Note these dates are subject to change.

Term 1 Calendar


Student Absence

St Augustine’s Primary School Keilor, acknowledges that education is compulsory for children and young people between the ages of 5 – 17 years, in accordance with Part 2.1.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, unless an exemption has been granted.

Daily Student Absence Notification

All parents are required to ensure their child attends at St Augustine’s Primary School every day. Where your child is unable to attend school it is the parent’s responsibility to access the St Augustine’s School App and fill in the form providing all required details to inform the school of the child’s absence. The absence form needs to be submitted by 9.00 am if your child will not be attending school.

Prolonged Absences

Parents should inform the school in advance of any planned absence. Please also email your child’s teacher if they will be absent for a prolonged time.  Sufficient notification must be given where the absence is anticipated for greater than 2 weeks. Note: Long periods of absence are discouraged. Parents are expected to plan family holidays during school holiday periods where possible.

Late Arrival

Where a student is late for school it is the parent’s responsibility to direct their child to collect a late pass from the office.

Unexplained Absences

In the event that contact is not made with the school on the morning of the absence the school will make contact with the parents, via SMS, to inform them of this occurrence. Where a parent fails to respond to the initial contact by the school within 1 hour, a second attempt to contact them will be made. In the event that this communication remains unsuccessful, a subsequent attempt to contact individuals identified as the student’s emergency contact will be made. The school will make all reasonable attempts to determine the location and wellbeing of the student.

For any further information, click on the Student Absences tab on our website.


School Fees 2022

Please click on the link for the 2022 Composite Fee and School Fee Schedule School Fees 2022

Payment Schedule:

  • In full by Wednesday 23rd March 2022 OR
  • Three instalments by:
  • Wednesday 16th February
  • Wednesday 4th May
  • Wednesday 27th July

    Parent Teacher Learning Conversations

    Tuesday 15th February

    Parent Teacher Learning conversations will be held online on Tuesday 15th February for students in Years 1-6.  If you have a child in Year 1-6 you are required to Log into School Interviews to book a time to chat with your child’s teacher.   CODE: rwteu            https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code/rwteu

    Please note: Prep parents are not required to do this as Prep Interviews will be conducted on Wednesdays whilst Preps are completing their assessments.

    All students will finish at 12.15pm on this day to allow for these interviews to occur. Any students unable to be collected at 12.15pm will be supervised at school by other staff members.

    If you are unable to collect your child at 12.15pm please register your child for supervision using the following link

    Parent Teacher Supervision Register


Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form

Follow the link for an application form:csef-application-form


Parish Thanksgiving Letter and Application Form

Parish Thanksgiving Application Form

Please send this directly to the Parish House, 34 Roberts Road, Airport West, 3042


Prep Enrolment 2023

If you have a sibling due to commence prep in 2023, please register your details so your child’s name can be placed on our 2023 register. Prep Siblings 2023


Signing in at the Office

If you are coming onsite to the school you will need to sign in on the Ipad at reception.  You will also need to bring your Working With Children Check Card with you to enable this to be recorded on the Ipad. The visitor tags and sign-in assist us in maintaining the safety of all members of our school community. They assist us in preventing unwanted intrusions into the school and are also an integral aspect of our emergency evacuation plan. We ask for your cooperation in this matter.

Volunteer-Working with Children Checks

In line with our Child Safe Policy actioned to meet the requirements of Ministerial Order 870, all volunteers who attend excursions,camps or enter our school as a helper must have a current Working with Children Check.   You can apply for a Working with Children check online.  If you have a current WWC obtained as a volunteer elsewhere,  please ensure that you add St Augustine’s Keilor to your organisational details.  To do this log in using your WWC number and hit update details.


Change of Details 

If you have had a change in details, eg, address, phone number etc please advise the office as soon as possible.  Also if you need to update your emergency contacts, please let us know: office@sakeilor.catholic.edu.au


St Augustine’s PS School App

Click here to access instructions on how to download the school app: School app link

All school absences must be recorded on the app, prior to 9.00 am


School Uniform

Uniforms are available from Noone, 543 Keilor Road, Niddrie, Phone: 93795037.  A reminder that sports uniform is to be worn only on sports day. This includes runners. Please make sure all uniform items are labelled with your child’s name.Brown Shoes are part of the compulsory school uniform.

A Great Idea …  Embroidery is available from Caps n More, Terminal Building, Building 72, Hargrave Avenue, Essendon Fields.

Nail Polish

Our uniform policy clearly states that nail polish is not appropriate for school. Love the wild colors but keep it for the weekend please.


Parking

We want every student to arrive at school of a morning and return home of an evening. safe and sound. Your respect for road rules, student’s safety and each other is an expectation as a member of St Augustine’s school community.

So ensure you:

  • use the 2 minute drop off zone from 8:00 until 9:15 each morning as that – a drop off zone where you park, your child/ren alight from the kerb side of your vehicle and you move off. Do not walk away from your car.
  • do not double park to either drop off or pick up your child/ren
  • do not illegally use the disabled car parking spaces
  • do not park in no standing areas
  • do not enter the school carpark

Brimbank Council  visits to observe issues around safety and legal/illegal parking habits around our school. We are absolutely committed to every one of our students entering and exiting St Augustine’s safely. As drivers, you need to to do the same.


Before and After School – Big Childcare

Please be aware that teachers begin yard duty at 8.30 am. Children must not be in the yard before this time. Likewise, all children should be collected before 3.35 pm when staff finish after school duty. The school day begins at 8.45 am. Please be punctual with your children. It reduces anxiety and sets students up for an organised day of learning. If your child is late to school, they must come to the office for a late pass.  Parents are requested to wait outside the gate to collect children. Staff walk students out to meet parents each afternoon. Staff are often involved in meetings before and after school or are preparing for or following up their day’s teaching. A pre-arranged appointment is the best way to meet with them should the need arise.

If you need to collect your child during the day, please do so at the beginning or end of each break (see bell times here: BELL TIMES 2022).  You must come to the office and your child will be called to the office.

Big Childcare provides a before school care program for those who need to drop off their children before 8:30 am. 

Contact:

Mobile: 0426 203 858 

Email:  staugustines@bigchildcare.com 
Website:  bigchildcare.com


Nuts and Allergies

Several students at St Augustine’s have severe allergies to nuts. These children require an Epipen (adrenaline) to be administered should they experience an anaphylactic reaction. An anaphylactic reaction can be life threatening. Our school encourages parents to provide lunches and snacks that are nut-free. We have a No Food Sharing Policy. We ask that you support us by reminding your children to not share food with other students and to wash their hands after eating. Please aim to avoid providing nut products for your child’s play lunch or lunch, eg, peanut butter, Nutella, Snickers or Picnic bars. Treats for birthday celebrations at school should not include cakes and chocolate. A lolly pop would be a suitable treat.


Sunsmart and Heat Policy

We are accredited as a sunsmart school which relies on us actively promoting a sunsmart culture among our students and staff.

Our compulsory hat policy (no hat no play)  begins on September 1st every year and extends through until 30th April. All students are required to wear their school hat whilst outside during this time.

Parents are encouraged to begin a routine where students apply sunscreen (30 SPF or higher) each morning before they come to school. Should they need to reapply, staff will give them time to do this before they head outside for lunch play. A sunscreen in the form of a roll on is good for younger students and teaching them the technique for applying sunscreen at home is most worthwhile.

For further information you can access our Sunsmart and Heat policy via our school website.


Snakes

Our beautiful, natural location backing onto Green Gully unfortunately involves a snake hazard.  We proactively inform students about snake safety but are careful not to create a sense of hysteria or anxiety.  We remind students not to go into gardens and actively supervise them particularly when travelling to and from the oval and in their play on and around the oval. Should a ball go beyond the oval or into bushes in a garden area, students must have a teacher attend and decide whether it is in a safe location to retrieve or not. If not it must be left where it is.

Please reinforce the following procedure with your child;

  • Never approach a snake
  • Stand still
  • Back away slowly keeping the snake in sight
  • Inform a staff member immediately

 

 

 

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