Darlington Primary School

Darlington Primary School

Correspondence

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)

Good Afternoon Parents and Carers,
Please find attached information regarding the Kindergarten Orientation Day on Tuesday December 4th . If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us in the office.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S REPORT

From this semester onwards, students’ progress reports will be sent to you via Connect, the Department of Education’s parent portal. PAPER REPORTS WILL NOT BE ISSUED. In order to view your child’s report you will need to log into Connect.
Some time ago, you would have received log in details for Connect. Today we will be resending your log in details via email. If you have already accessed Connect, this will reset your login. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please ensure you set up and familiarise yourself with your Connect account so that you are able to access your child’s report.
If you have any difficulties with the Connect portal, please call us on 9299 6888 and we will do our best to assist you.


Good Afternoon Parents and Carers,
Please find attached information regarding the Kindergarten Orientation Day on Tuesday December 4th . If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us in the office.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S REPORT

From this semester onwards, students’ progress reports will be sent to you via Connect, the Department of Education’s parent portal. PAPER REPORTS WILL NOT BE ISSUED. In order to view your child’s report you will need to log into Connect.
Some time ago, you would have received log in details for Connect. Today we will be resending your log in details via email. If you have already accessed Connect, this will reset your login. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please ensure you set up and familiarise yourself with your Connect account so that you are able to access your child’s report.
If you have any difficulties with the Connect portal, please call us on 9299 6888 and we will do our best to assist you.


Dear Parents and Care Givers

The Items for Students' Personal Use for 2019 (also known as booklists) have been approved by the School Council. The school has again entered a supply agreement with Campion, however, parents are at liberty exercise their discretion and access supplies from any other source.

In the interests of environmental sustainability, all orders will be conducted online. The lists are available on the Darlington Primary School website. Please follow the ordering directions provided on the front page of each list.

Those people wishing to place orders with Campion will need to do so before the 7th December in order to ensure delivery prior to the beginning of the school year.

ORDER ONLINE AT www.campion.com.au
using "2HTG" as your code BEFORE Friday 7th December 2018

Download the 2019 Booklists below...


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 9299 6888.


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 9299 6888
  • 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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