EARLY CHILDHOOD TOURS
Upcoming Kindergarten Tours (Weather Permitting)
Tours will start at 9.30am, please meet in the Administration Building
HEC Massed Choir Performance – Thursday June 7 2018
Dear Parents / Carers of Choir Students
Please be advised that the above event, planned for tonight, has been postponed due to concerns about the weather.
The students and myself are extremely disappointed, having worked so hard over some months to have an opportunity to present our performance to the Hills community as part of showcasing “The Arts” in the hills.
We will be working hard to find an alternative date to present this performance.
Please note the Visual Arts component will go ahead as planned.
Thank you to those parents who returned permission slips and transport preferences to the school.
Permission slips can still be returned before next Wednesday June 6, however as the majority of returned notes favoured parent / private transport rather than bus we have decided to go with that option.
We understand that it may be difficult for some parents to make themselves available so any parent who can assist with car pooling can advise the school principal Mrs Woodley, the office staff or Mr Melrose so we can arrange transport for all choir students who are unable to be taken there.
Parents who are unable to provide transport for their child/ren are advised to contact the school so that we can arrange transport for them.
A reminder that students are required to be at Wooroloo Primary School at 5pm in school uniform for rehearsal.
Please contact the school if you have any queries regarding the above performance.
Many thanks for your support.
Please join us at
Wooroloo Primary School
for the annual
Hills Education Community Arts Exhibition.
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:
|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.
Choir - Rehearsal Tracks
It is that time of year again!
Orders with Campion need to be placed before the 8th December, 2017. Late orders may incur a fee and Campion cannot guarantee delivery of items before the start of the new school year.
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:
“ 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.
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.