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Parent Information

Download File Size File Type
Parent Information Handbook 355 KB Adobe PDF
Student Medical Information [pdf version] 61 KB Microsoft Word
Medication Authority [pdf version] 451 KB Microsoft Word
Medication and Drug Management Policy 160 KB Adobe PDF
Behaviour Code 120 KB Adobe PDF
Anti Bullying Policy 90 KB Adobe PDF
School Map 271 KB Adobe PDF

Staff Members

Principal
PrincipalPeter Mitchinson
Teaching Staff
PreschoolLauren Baudinette
Music and PEPenne Paltridge
Year R/1Jodie Doll
Year 2Alice Hamilton
Year 3/4Helen Baron
Year 5/6/7Viv Everson
Site Support
Finance/AdministrationKaren Wright
Library SupportTracey Henley
Preschool/Classroom SupportLinda Hamilton
Classroom SupportChristy Wallace
IT SupportSteven Grosvenor
Contractors
GroundspersonGary Trahar
CleanersMenzies International

Term Dates

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4
20161 Feb - 15 Apr2 May - 8 Jul25 Jul -30 Sep17 Oct - 16 Dec
201730 Jan - 13 Apr1 May - 7 Jul 24 Jul - 29 Sep16 Oct - 15 Dec
201829 Jan - 13 Apr30 Apr - 6 Jul23 Jul - 28 Sep15 Oct - 14 Dec

This information is current as of February 2012.

School Hours

Organisation Time8:55am
Start of Day9:00am
Recess11:00 to 11:20am
Lunch1:20 to 2:00pm
End of the day3:15pm

Curriculum

In 2010 Australian Schools began the implementation of a National Curriculum.

Prior to this all states and territories were responsible for developing their own Curricula (in South Australia, this is SACSA). The development of the Australian Curriculum represents a commitment by all Australian states and territories to work together to develop a world-class curriculum for all young Australians.

Our school is following the timeline below for the implementation of subjects described in the Australian Curriculum:

Learning AreaImplementation Year
Mathematics2012
Science2012
English2013
Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business)2014
The Arts (Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Media Arts)2015
Health and Physical Education2016
Technologies (Digital Technologies, Design and Technologies)2016
Languages (Japanese)2015

As the above subjects are phased in, these learning areas will replace the current SACSA subjects that are being taught.

For more information regarding the Australian Curriculum please visit the ACARA website.

Assessment Procedures and Reporting

Term 1

Acquaintance Night
Parent/Teacher interviews

Term 2

NAPLAN
Mid year reports

Term 3

Parent/Teacher interviews

Term 4

End of year reports

School Uniform

Moorak Primary School Governing Council endorses the dress code policy for the for the following reasons. Application to enrol at Moorak Primary School is taken as taken as acceptance to wear appropriate dress code.

  • Signifies that we are part of the Moorak school community
  • Uniquely identifies our school
  • Reduces peer group pressure and competition regarding brand names and expensive clothing
  • Clothes are readily available at retail places, colours are popular and serviceable
  • No arguments /debates during morning routine
  • Good clothes are kept in good condition for out of school and special occasions

Essentially our dress code consists of navy (jumpers, trousers etc) and blue (polo tops, stripes etc) supplied from Hyland Fox orders can be made from the school in the second and second to last week of every term

Dress code components

  • Blue and white checked dress (girls)
  • Navy pants, shorts, skirts or skorts (including mid to dark blue denim – with minimal or no decoration and navy tracksuit pants)
  • Navy blue polo top / skivvy
  • Navy windcheater plain / with pale blue stripes

It is school policy that school broad brimmed hats must be worn. Hats are available for purchase from the front office.

Scarves and beanies should also be in navy and / or pale blue colourings

Parent Club

This club serves the parents of children attending the school, and provides an opportunity for them to meet each other once a month. Parent Club supports the school in fundraising activities with money raised going towards, schools resources & camps.

Governing Council

The Governing Council consists of parents elected at the Annual General Meeting, a representative of Parent Club, a Staff member elected by the Staff, and the school Principal. The Governing Council meets twice a term on set dates outlined at the AGM.

All parents are invited to participate. It often happens that people are prepared to join committees but we are unaware of their willingness. If you are interested or if you require further information, please let any member of Parent Club or Governing Council know.

Planning and Reports

Download File Size File Type
School Context Statement 134 KB Adobe PDF
Site Improvement Plan 206 KB Adobe PDF
2014 Annual Report (published 2015) 2.3 MB Adobe PDF