Fulham Gardens Primary School

Information for Parents

Parent Handbook 

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School Term Dates

  2017 2018
   TERM 1    30 Jan - 13 April 29 Jan - 13 April
   TERM 2    1 May - 7 July 30 April - 6 July
   TERM 3    24 July - 29 Sept 23 July - 28 Sept
   TERM 4    16 Oct - 15 Dec 15 Oct - 14 Dec

School Uniform

Governing Council identified a dress code which is compulsory for all students. The dress code is based on the school colours of green, grey, gold and white. When outside students must wear hats throughout the year.

The range of clothing is as follows:

Uniform is available for purchase through order form from the front office.

Play Facilities

Fulham Gardens Primary School has well equipped play and yard areas and include:

  • A large grassed areas which children access at lunchtimesCurriculum1
  • A colourful resurfaced netball and basketball areas
  • Artificial grass mini soccer/ games pitch
  • New playground equipment
  • A sandpit with a shaded pergola area
  • An amphitheatre is available for both play and an outdoor teaching area.
  • Beautiful shaded areas with native gardens and plants where students can sit and play creative games.

Canteen

The school canteen is run by volunteers and provides recess and lunch time snacks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch orders are available on Mondays and Fridays.

Lunches are ordered using the classroom lunch box. Price lists are available each term through the school office. Lunch orders should be written on a lunch bag with the money in a sealed envelope. Next to the canteen is an undercover eating area where students can sit and enjoy eating time.

Reporting to Parents

The reporting process includes:

  • TERM ONE: Parent Information Night
  • TERM TWO: Parent-Student-Teacher 3-way Conferences and summative Report
  • TERM THREE: Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences at parents request
  • TERM FOUR: Summative Report

Teachers use a variety of assessment and reporting strategies with their students throughout the year. These include standardised spelling, maths and comprehension tests. Teachers may also listen to and test students reading on a regular basis. Students in years 3,5,7 take part in the National Assessment Program – Literacy And Numeracy at the beginning of Term 2 and results are sent home towards the end of Term 3.

YEAR LEVELS AND PROGRESS

In general, children progress through school with children of their own age and social development.

A wide range of ability levels is found in all class groups. Due to the size of our school all classes have combined year levels, usually with two-year levels in a class.

Placement in class groups, taking account of each child’s learning needs, is made in consultation with parents, teachers and the principal.

Collection of money

All money payable to the school is handled through front office reception. A cash register receipt will be issued for all moneys received. Money sent to school with children must be in a sealed envelope marked with the child's name, amount, and purpose of money. The envelope is given to the class teacher. Parents may also pay money directly to the front office.

Communication and Newsletters

The Gardens Gazette is the main vehicle for communicating between school and home. It is published fortnightly and is sent home on a Friday. Where possible, other notices are sent home with the Gardens Gazette. Class teachers maintain communication with parents and caregivers in a variety of other ways.

Lost property

All clothing and personal items should be clearly named so that it can be returned to owners. Lost property is stored inside the back door of the Administration building. Parents are welcome to check it at any time. Unclaimed clothing is disposed of at the end of each term.

School card

Assistance towards the payment of Materials and Services charge is available to those with a Health Care Card or Sole Parent Pension from Centrelink. This letter needs to be presented to the school for processing.

Parents must reapply each year for the School Card assistance.

Traffic monitors

Police officers train Year 6 and 7 students annually as school crossing monitors on both Marlborough Street and Mitton Avenue. Please adhere to directions given by monitors. Infringements are reported directly to the police. The 25km speed limit applies between school signs as indicated.