Parents

Lunch Orders

Lunch orders with Classroom Cuisine are available on Wednesdays only.

Please visit www.classroomcuisine.com.au and place your order before 8.30am on the day you want the order delivered.

 

MONDAY & FRIDAY LUNCHES – Foodie Monday/Friday

Pies/Pasties                        $4.00

Sausage Rolls                     $3.00

Yoghurt Icypoles are available each Monday and Friday at lunch time for $2.00.

 

How to order:
– Clearly write child’s name, class and food order onto a paper bag
– Include correct cash payment
– Hand in order to office or classroom teacher before 9.00am on the morning of the lunch

Homework

Homework can provide an opportunity for you to join in the learning that is taking place by your child. By joining in with homework, you can gain an understanding of your child’s ability levels, and also their attitude to study. Homework can provide a time to share and celebrate learning together. It can include having a conversation over dinner together, going to the park together and doing chores around the house. It is important that your family schedules in a time for homework, as it demonstrates to the child that homework and study are valuable to life. If you are having difficulties enjoying homework with your child, discuss them with your teacher, so that they might begin to help your situation.

Here are some tips that might help homework time run smoothly:

  1. Provide a regular homework study area that is quiet. You and your child could make a “Homework Study Area” sign to communicate to others the need to be quiet in the area.
  2. Make sure materials are available readily, so homework can be done with minimum interruption. For example, pencils, pencil sharpener, paper, erasers, ruler, etc.
  3. Return homework on time. It is important to instill this responsibility in the child early. Try to encourage a routine, for example, placing the homework in the bag every evening after study time.
  4. Schedule daily homework time. Try to look for a time each day that can become study time.
  5. Do homework independently. Encourage your child to work by themselves, completing all they are able to first. Then when they need help, they can ask about the parts they do not know.

How Can I Help?

There are a number of ways you can help to improve KHPS and make it a fantastic school.

  • volunteer to help in the classroom
  • volunteer in our Kitchen or Garden classes
  • join the fundraising commitee or volunteer to help with fundraising events
  • join the Parent Green Team and help improve our gardens
  • Nominate for School Council
  • Help out in the library by contacting books or shelving books
  • Volunteer to come as a parent helper on excursions or camps
These photos were taken by students working in conjunction with the Moran Photographic Company.

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee at KHPS are determined to raise money for our school so that all students benefit and all parents have a range of events throughout the year that are enjoyable and provide another avenue to get together as a community.

Events organised by the Fundraising Committee include:

  • Family Fun Day
  • Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day stalls
  • Special Lunches
  • School Disco
  • Trivia Night

If you are able to assist with the organisation of events, donation of items, or you have a great idea, please contact the school.

Parent Green Team

The Parent Green Team is a volunteer based group that helps us to maintain the gardens around the school. The team meets every second week between 9.00 and 11.00 on Fridays. The work ranges from weeding, planting, watering and designing planting schemes. To date, they have helped plant out and maintain both Foundation gardens, the central courtyard and the staff room garden. Everyone is welcome!

Before and After School Care

Camp Australia - We make kids smile

Camp Australia Outside School Hours Care

We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program.

As the most experienced OSHC provider in Australia, Camp Australia provides a safe, reliable, engaging and affordable program at our school, to help families balance time and responsibilities.

The Camp Australia OSHC program builds on our school values to further your child’s experience and interests, providing time for homework, time to relax, educational activities and a healthy snack.

Click here to find out more about the program at our school, including hours of operation and fees. To attend care, you must register your child. Register now for free.

Camp Australia aims to deliver a well planned, exciting and organised program of activities and experiences suited to primary aged children! Through these experiences the children will develop positive values towards a physically active lifestyle, enhance their self esteem, independence, leadership skills and nurture relationships with their peers. And most importantly, they will have FUN!

Contact Us:

Outside School Hours Care Direct Line: 0401 006 621
Camp Australia Head Office: 1300 105 343
Camp Australia website: www.campaustralia.com.au

Who we are: To make sure the care and supervision we provide your children with is second to none, Camp Australia put us through a number of training courses; and our Service Coordinator holds First Aid & Food Handling qualifications. To make sure we keep getting better, our Coordinator also attends Professional Development Days each term!

Hours of Operation:

Before School Care: 7.00 AM to 9.00 AM
After School Care: 3.30 PM to 6.00 PM

Interested in using the Service? Next Steps: All families that wish to use the Service must complete the Online Enrolment process on the Camp Australia website in full prior to utilising the Service. This is to ensure that we have the correct child and guardian information, are notified of any medical or development needs, and know your booking choices, payment details and Child Care Benefit information.

To enrol:
Visit the Camp Australia website at www.campaustralia.com.au to register for an Account

  1. Follow the Online Enrolment process and complete all information specifically:
    1. Any necessary Medical Management, Medical Plans or Medication Records
    2. Direct Debit information
  2. Review the Enrolment Confirmation we send you to confirm your details are correct

Bookings: When completing your enrolment details, you will indicate what type of booking you need to make.

At Camp Australia we have two types of bookings:

Permanent Booking: These bookings are made as 1 session or more per week for an entire term. Permanent bookings will automatically carry over until notification of a change is received by our Customer Service Team.
Casual Booking: These bookings can be made right up to the session commencement time. The Casual Booking fee attracts an additional cost on top of the Permanent Fee, as we will need to arrange for additional food, resources and potentially staff.

Cancellations Cancellations need to be made a minimum of 7 days prior to the scheduled date of attendance at the Service to avoid incurring the full session fee. We need this notice to make sure we plan the staff rosters accordingly and also to avoid wastage of food. Cancellations made with less than 7 days notice will incur the full fee of the booked session, and will be deemed as an Allowable Absence. In accordance with Camp Australia policy and in line Government Regulations, a Doctors Certificate will not be accepted as a reason for non-payment of a booked session. If you do need to cancel your child/children’s attendance for a Service, please let us know – that way we are sure your child is safe. Cancellations need to be made by the Parent or Guardian, not by the child.

Collection of Children We hold the safety of your children as the number one priority, therefore we require all children to be signed in and out of each session by an authorised adult. Children can only be collected by people authorised and nominated on the Enrolment Form. Any variation to this must be provided in writing to the Coordinator at the Service.

Holiday Program

From Monday 29th June, TeamKids will be operating from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, delivering a wonderful mix of excursions, incursions and in-house days that promise to keep the kids engaged and having fun.

TeamKids is a premium before, after, and vacation care provider. Their teacher qualified staff enable children to explore exceptional experiences that excite, engage and entertain. Come join TeamKids and let the fun begin!

For the past seven years, TeamKids has been consistently voted by children, parents, schools and now the Department of Education Victoria, as the ‘provider of choice’ for vacation care.

Holiday Program Details

Where:
Kingston Heath Primary school

On-site Location:
School Hall

Hours:
Drop off anytime before 9.00am unless otherwise specified on daily description below. Pickup anytime after 4pm.

Fees:
Booking & Cancellations:
Click Here to Book Online

Customer Support

Uniform

School Council

There are a range of sub committees including:

  1. Executive Committee
  2. Fundraising Committee
  3. Finance Committee
  4. Building and Grounds Committee

Kingston Heath Primary School Council

  • Is the focal point for decision making on overall school policies.
  • Is the governing body of the school.
  • Is a representative body with a membership reflecting the important partnership between student, teacher and home.
  • Is accountable to the local school community and to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
  • School Council meets regularly, generally on the third Wednesday of every month. Our School Council has sub committees which meet separately and make recommendations to School Council in their specific areas of responsibility. Sub Committees meet at arranged times throughout each term.

Membership: The Principal, 2 x DET Representatives and 6 parents elected by the parent community. Each member has a term of office of two years. Elections are held each year.

Parent Participation

Every year when we celebrate the contributions of our Parent Volunteers, it gives us great pride to see so many people in attendance and contributing to the strong school community we have. At Kingston Heath Primary School we believe strongly that an effective partnership between the school and home greatly improves your child’s chances of success at school.

Your participation and opinions on a wide range of issues will be sought. You will be encouraged to take part in workshops, information nights, and to become actively involved in our school community.

Classroom Helpers Program

Parents and community members who wish to be involved in the Early Years program will be encouraged to offer practical assistance in the Foundation – 2 Learning Centres.

At different times, teachers will request your assistance or participation in a variety of ways.

Some Ways to Be Involved:

  • Typing children’s stories at the school
  • Reading to children and/or hearing children read
  • Working with small groups in Literacy and Numeracy programs across the school
  • Supervising groups on excursions and camps
  • Assisting with school improvements at Working Bees
  • Attending theme days and sports afternoons
  • Attending school assemblies
  • Helping with our swimming program

The emphasis is on helping IN the classroom rather than the withdrawal of students for reading. All classroom helpers attend a training program, which introduces the various activities they may be involved in while assisting in classroom programs.

All parents assisting in classrooms and on excursions will need to have a current Working With Children check.

Parents who are helping in the school are requested to sign in at the office and collect a Visitors Sticker. This is a safety arrangement for you and your children, and to assist the staff in case of emergency.

General Information

New Parents

School No: 01-5101
Region: SERV

Address: 25 Farm Road, Cheltenham, 3192
Phone: (03) 9584 5805

PRINCIPAL: Sherri Lake
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Karen Roberts
BUSINESS MANAGER: Despina Panakos
OFFICE ADMIN/RECEPTION: Lauren Howes
FIRST AID OFFICER/ADMIN: Shelley Whorlton
SCHOOL COUNCIL PRESIDENT: Paul Khazaal

Drop Off & Parking Arrangements

We have different types of parking at the front of our school. Parents/Carers are asked to ensure community safety, abiding the procedures set out below.

‘Kiss and Go’ allows our community to stop their vehicle for no more than 2 minutes. Kiss & Go zones work efficiently if everyone abides by the time restrictions and moves on. Drivers can also shuffle up to the next free space while waiting for their child/ren. This allows cars to enter the drop off zone from the back, rather than attempting to parallel park in front of our school at a busy time.

‘No Parking’ means that you can stop your car and get out to help your child/ren in and out of the car. However, the driver cannot move more than 3 metres from the car. This allows you to help your child/ren onto the adjacent footpath, but no further.

‘No Stopping’ means that you cannot stop along the section of road AT ALL. That doesn’t just mean stopping to park or drop off, but stopping your car, even with the engine running.

Further Parking is available in adjoining side streets.

More information can be found: https://www.racv.com.au/membership/member-benefits/royalauto/archive/information-and-advice/how-do-i-navigate-school-parking.html