Parents

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Notices for school activities requiring consent and payment are sent to families via Compass.  Fundraising event notices are sent home with your child in their communication satchel.

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 Prep gardens, the central courtyard and the staff room garden. Everyone is welcome!

Competitions for Students

Students at Kingston Heath Primary School have the opportunity to participate in The University of New South Wales International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS).

ICAS assessments have taken place annually in schools for over thirty years and in 20 countries. Educational Assessment Australia (EAA), who design and deliver the assessments, is the not-for-profit arm of the University of New South Wales.

ICAS:

  • is an annual skills development assessment program in key areas of learning for students in Years 2-12; assessments are available in Digital Technologies (Computer Skills), English, Mathematics, Science, Spelling and Writing
  • gathers performance information through a 30–60 minute supervised in-school test
  • provides a continuous, independent and comprehensive record of a student’s performance, and maps their development over the full period of primary and secondary schooling
  • enables the progress of each student to be mapped in each skill against their previous performance, demonstrating personal improvement no matter the starting point
  • uses fellow students’ results as a reference point; results are mapped against all students sitting at the same year level in Australia
  • provides an excellent preparation for national testing
  • enables students at all levels of ability to participate; ICAS contains questions designed to specifically explore the abilities of students of all standards – this includes those of both lower and higher levels of achievement
  • medals are awarded to the top students in each subject in each school year in each state when sufficiently meritorious and the test was sat on the official test date
  • achievement certificates are awarded to all students at a range of levels:
  1. High Distinction to the top 1% of students
  2. Distinction to the next 10% of students
  3. Credit to the next 25% of students
  4. Merit to the next 10% of students
  5. Participation to all other students
  • results are available to parents and students online; these online reports and analyses remain available indefinitely. ICAS reports indicate which questions were answered correctly, compare student performance to that of the other students tested and are highly suitable for inclusion in a student’s portfolio for future tertiary entrance or job opportunities
  • entries are administered through the school, so teachers can also access the information

For more information about ICAS go to www.eaa.unsw.edu.au, contact Customer Service on (02) 8344 1010 or send an email to info@eaa.unsw.edu.au

Your child can also prepare for ICAS using Practice Online. Practice Online tests are available for English, Mathematics and Science. Find out more about Practice Online at www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/practice-online

Before and After School Care

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

TeamKids School Holiday Program Available Here!

TeamKids holiday program is conveniently located here at our school, with extended hours to help families juggle work and home.

During the school holidays, TeamKids has a focus on fun! The programming team works with the school, parents and children to build the best possible program for our community, offering a broad range of exciting experiences including the best incursions, excursions and in-house activities that will ensure your child has an absolute blast every day. Programs may include activities like cooking, bubble soccer, trampoline parks, epic excursions, super sports days, giant laser tag, art attack, coding, construction, maker days, STEM days, robotics and so much more.

TeamKids also offer industry-leading educator to child ratios of 1:10 (industry standard is 1:15), resulting in safer, better-supervised experiences for all involved.

All programs are fully approved under the National Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

TeamKids ‘Fun Squad’ is poised and waiting, so don’t delay, book into our holiday program today.

To find out more, register or book, click here

Playgroups

Uniform

Information Booklet

The School Information Booklet will provide you with all the information you need about Kingston Heath Primary School.