Darlington Primary School

Darlington Primary School

Correspondence

2020 Booklists


Hi Parents and Carers
We use the Skoolbag app to communicate upcoming events and general news items to parents. It is our preferred form of communication.
If you are not currently using this app, we recommend you to download the app to your phone.
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Colour Run 2019!

We are hosting our second Colour Run at Darlington Primary School on Friday 25th October 2019 (Week 2, Term 4). We are hoping to raise funds for new sporting equipment, faction and interschool flags and sport shed renovations.
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Download the Fundraising Booklet


Hi Parents and Carers
We use the Skoolbag app to communicate upcoming events and general news items to parents. It is our preferred form of communication.
If you are not currently using this app, we recommend you to download the app to your phone.
Read More...


P&C Uniform Shop - News Flash!
We have recently received a price increase for uniforms from our supplier, therefore the new prices for P&C Uniforms will be effective at the beginning of Term 3, 2019.
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P&C CANTEEN Fundraiser - ORDER on Flexischools now

Pork sausage roll $10
Our canteen made sausage rolls made using minced pork, zucchini, carrot, onion, breadcrumbs, sage and seasoning, wrapped in Empire Pastry flaky puff pastry.
Sold frozen in a strip that canteen would cut to make four of our regular sausage rolls.
Vegetarian sausage roll $10
Our canteen made vegetarian sausage roll filling made with breadcrumbs, thyme, cheese, chia and pepita seeds wrapped in Empire Pastry flaky puff pastry.
Sold frozen in a strip that canteen would cut to make four of our regular sausage rolls.
Cinnamon Twigs $7.50
Fermented croissant dough sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar made by Empire Pastry.
Sold frozen in parcels of 5. Bake from frozen.
Vegetarian and additive free.
AVAILABLE TO ORDER ON FLEXISCHOOLS NOW!!


P&C Canteen - We want to hear from you!

The Canteen Committee would love to hear any feedback that you have regarding our school canteen and how we can serve you better.

Have your say! It only takes a few minutes.

The link to access the survey is: https://s.surveyplanet.com/BoK3x2TVG

Thank you in advance!


2019 Contributions, Charges & Personal Items, Booklists and Uniform Information

Individual statements will be sent out to you before the end of this year.

Payments can be made at the office, we except credit card payments over the phone or paid on Flexischools.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • All Payments will soon be available on www.flexischools.com.au
  • Payments can be made at the office, credit card payments over the phone, or on Flexischools
  • Please note we have swimming lessons in weeks 2 and 3 of first term – the cost per student is $53.00 (this will also be on Flexischools very soon)

Choir - Rehearsal Tracks

George Ezra - Shotgun - Backing (mp3)

Panic at the Disco - High Hopes - Backing (mp3)


Laptop Class 2019

Last night a parent information evening was conducted at which the School Council presented a proposal for the creation of a specific Year 5/6 class in 2019 in which each student will have their own laptop.
Invitations to the meeting were emailed to all parents of current Year 4 and 5 students, an announcement was included in last week's newsletter and the Information Evening was advertised on the school website. However, apparently some parents did not receive the message. Hence we are circulating this notice to all parents of Year 4 and 5 students.
Information brochures and Expression of Interest forms available from the office at school or by clicking the links.
Parents are assured that the proposal will only proceed if there is sufficient interest from parents wishing to have their child included in the class. Also, no child will be included in the class unless their parents wish for that to be the case.
Please read the attached information for further details, or contact the principal on 9257 4000.


Packed With Goodness

Food & nutrition guidelines for school kids
Lunchbox ideas for busy parents and carers
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Digital Literacy Class

Technology is now an integral part of our everyday lives and, as such, has a significant impact on, and role to play in, the delivery of education in the 21st Century. It has the capacity to readily connect learners and teachers with information and resources, and enables students to collaborate in rich, compelling learning experiences that develop deeper knowledge and skill development, especially problem solving, creativity and critical thinking skills.
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Change to School Hours

From the beginning of Term 2, each school day will finish 5 minutes earlier, at 3.00pm.

It recently came to my attention that the current arrangements for the configuration of the school day do not comply with the School Education Act Regulations. The school has been operating for an extra 5 minutes per day or 25 minutes per week. This, of course, also has industrial ramifications, as teachers and school support staff are employed under awards that correspond with these regulations.

Accordingly, the configuration of the school day has been adjusted so that the school’s hours of instruction comply with both the relevant legislation and the industrial agreements. The School Education Act 2000, Section 123(2)(b) Regulation 26 requires that schools provide 310 minutes of instruction per day (1550 minutes per week).

At its meeting last night, the School Council endorsed the amended arrangements. Feedback was also received from parents who are not elected Council Representatives, but who were present at the meeting.

The new arrangements are:

School commences 8.45am
Crunch and Sip 10.45am
Recess 10.50 – 11.10am
Lunch Eating time 1.10 - 1.20pm
Lunch Play time 1.20 – 1.50pm
End of School 3.00pm

The start and finish times will also apply to Kindergarten and Pre-primary.

In keeping with current arrangements, students being collected from the Loop will be supervised by a teacher on duty until 3.20 pm. After that, any children who have not been collected will be escorted to the office, where efforts will be made to contact their parents/carers. Students who catch public transport will still be supervised until the bus arrives at 3.33 pm.

HOSCA have been advised of the change and have confirmed that they are able to accommodate this change within their arrangements.

Change to school Hours Term 2 Flyer


Re-Subscriptions and Workbooks

Thank you to all parents who have finalised subscriptions to Mathletics and Reading Eggs and also purchased the two Student Workbooks, Stars and Cars (Reading) and Writing Time(Handwriting).

The inclusion of these Subscriptions and Student Workbooks were endorsed by School Council to support the evidenced based programs being implemented this year (See Contributions and Charges).

If you have any queries about these programs and/or require assistance to finalise these payments, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Students’ access to both Mathletics and Reading Eggs will be restricted until subscriptions are finalised.

Student Workbooks: Stars and Cars and Writing Time will be given to students once payment has been received.

Payments can be made:

  • To the class teacher
  • To the office EFTPOS available
  • Credit card payments can be made over the phone ph 9257 4000
  • Payment on flexischools www.flexischools.com.au (Payments via Flexi-schools will incur a 1.82% fee)

“ Skoolbag” - School to Parent Communication

At Darlington, we are always looking to improve our communication with parents and the wider community.

Skoolbag is something we have been using at school for a couple of years to send out correspondence to our families. This app has been very popular with our parents. If you are new to the school or have not yet used this app, it is worth checking out.

This is a Mobile App that communicates directly with iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phones devices, that provides schools with an easy way to tell parents/carers everything they need to know.

After installation, parents can view the school’s newsletters and other documents, as well as receive ‘push notifications’. Alternatively, Skoolbag has a ‘communication centre’ on the Darlington Primary Website Homepage. Everything that is shown on the app, can be found within the communication centre.


Our School

The school is located on a beautiful three-hectare site in the heart of the Darlington village, in the hills east of Perth. In 2012, the school celebrated its Centenary and maintains a long and strong tradition of providing quality education for children from the local area. It is not uncommon for current students to have followed their parents and grandparents in attending the school.

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