Lunch orders with Classroom Cuisine are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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
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:
- 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.
- Make sure materials are available readily, so homework can be done with minimum interruption. For example, pencils, pencil sharpener, paper, erasers, ruler, etc.
- 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.
- Schedule daily homework time. Try to look for a time each day that can become study time.
- 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
Before and After School Care
Student safety at Kingston Heath Primary School is our highest priority and the safe and appropriate supervision of students is an important element of our duty of care to students. Part of this duty is ensuring parents and students are aware of our student supervision arrangements before and after school.
Before school: School grounds are supervised from 8:45am each morning.
After school: School grounds are supervised until 3:45pm each afternoon (or 15 minutes following the dismissal of students on days in which the school day officially concludes earlier, such as the final days of term).
Students on school grounds outside these times will not be supervised (unless they are attending a before or after school care program – see below for more information – or supervised extracurricular activity). Parents/carers are requested to ensure that students do not attend school outside of these supervised times unless they are attending before or after school care, or a pre-arranged supervised activity.
Families are encouraged to contact TheirCare directly on 1300 072 410 for more information about the before and after school care options available to our school community, including during school holidays and student-free days.
Our school has partnered with an independent provider TheirCare to provide Before, After and Holiday Care services to our school community.
The program services the children in the school from 0700am in the morning until 0845am and from 1530pm until 1830pm each day. TheirCare also provides holiday care during the school holidays, 0700am until 1830pm. Families wishing to use this service can visit the TheirCare website: http://theircare.com.au/. Families are also eligible for a Government rebate which reduces the cost per session. Further information can also be obtained by contacting TheirCare on 1300 072 410.
TheirCare provides a stimulating and safe environment for all children and an environment where children enjoy their time in their program. During sessions children develop life skills, friendships, confidence, and creativity through play.
There are a range of sub committees including:
- Fundraising Committee
- Finance Committee
- Facilities/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.
School No: 01-5101
Address: 25 Farm Road, Cheltenham, 3192
Phone: (03) 9584 5805
ACTING PRINCIPAL: Karen Roberts
ACTING ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Ryan McCulloch
BUSINESS MANAGER: TBC
OFFICE ADMIN/RECEPTION: 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.
Please observe the safety signs regarding u-turns outside the school.
Further Parking is available in adjoining side streets.