Munno Para Primary SchoolMunno Para Primary School

Parent Information

School Zoning and Enrolments

Our school is part of the Peachey Partnership which is an area of incredible growth with some schools being zoned and others that are likely to be zoned in the future. Munno Para Primary School is not likely to be zoned but we are expecting an increase in enrolments. We have therefore been advised that our first priority is to families who live in our local area. Having a sibling attend our site no longer guarantees families can enrol other children. Students who attend preschool/kindergarten will be directed to their local school and are not guaranteed a placement at our site although they may attend the local preschool/kindergarten. l https://www.education.sa.gov.au/findaschool

Assemblies

Classes take turns to organize school assemblies, which are held in weeks 3, 6 and 9 of each term. Parents are invited to attend and dates of forthcoming assemblies are published in the Newsletter.

Bicycles/Scooters

A secured area and racks are provided for students who ride to school. Bikes and scooters are stored at the owner’s risk. We recommend that bikes and scooters should be locked with a chain. At no time should bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc be ridden on the school grounds. Students engaging in this unsafe behavior may be restricted from bringing their bike on to school grounds.

Early Pick Up/Late Arrival

If a student arrives late or is picked up early, this must be done on the Academy system in the Front Office. Teachers must be presented with the sign out slip for students to be picked up. Students must present their late notice if they arrive to school late.

Emergency Contact Information

There are instances when the school may be required to contact parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver(s) at short notice. To facilitate this there is a Student Information Form which is completed upon enrolment. The information contained on this form is vital and it is imperative that the school is notified of any changed phone numbers etc, in case of an emergency.

Enrolment

All DECD schools are staffed on current and estimated enrolments, and it is important that we are able to provide accurate numbers. Please contact us on 8254 8322 or dl.1482_info@schools.sa.edu.au as soon as you decide to enrol your child at Munno Para Primary school. The school office will forward you an ‘Expression of Interest, which you will need to complete and provide a copy of birth certificate and proof of address. Once the enrolment has been accepted, an information pack with school fees, uniforms and all relevant information will be provided.

Upon enrolment, Leadership may meet with you to discuss your child’s needs as a learner at Munno Para Primary School.

The yearly materials and services fees include all stationery, internet access, resources and curriculum programs.

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Expression of Interest 766 KB Adobe PDF
ICT Agreement Form 411 KB Adobe PDF
Health Permission 353 KB Adobe PDF
General Permission 496 KB Adobe PDF

Governing Council

The governing council is a legally recognised group of people that sets future directions and goals for schools. Governance in schools is the responsibility of the governing council whose role is directed by the constitution and code of practice. In this model of governance:

Membership

Being a member of the council gives you a real say in what the school is doing for its students and your involvement may give your child/ren a greater sense of belonging with the school. Council members include parents, students and staff.
Membership on the council is by a nomination and election process and membership is often announced at the school's annual general meeting (AGM).

Each member generally has a set role but all members work together in the best interests of the school and school community.

Meetings

Meetings occur twice a term. Meetings are set at times that are convenient for the members.

Management and Leadership

Site management and educational leadership is the responsibility of the principal and staff. It is not a part of the governance role involving the governing council and wider community.

Lost Property

Lost property is kept at school for a term in the purple bin in the Front Office. Any unclaimed items after that time are passed on to a charitable organisation.

Materials And Fees

Parents are required to pay a fee to send their child to a public school. The materials and services charge covers the cost of essential items and services used by individual students over the course of their study. The Education Department sets this amount at the end of the year, for the following year. School principals and governing councils are responsible for determining, approving and collecting material and services charges for their school.

The charges reflect the cost of the goods and services being provided to the students. The fee set for 2017 is $231.

At Munno Para Primary School, the fee structure is as follows:
1st and 2nd child $231
3rd child $211
4th child $201
5th child $191
Preschools do not have a materials and services charge and instead charge preschool fees.

Payment options

Qkr! With Mastercard is one option that families can use to make payments for fees as well as all other payments for school. The app can be downloaded for free from Apple’s app store for Iphones or Google Play for android phones. Instructions are as follows. Cash, credit card and cheques are accepted at the front office between 8:45am to 3:15pm.

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Qkr1 128 KB Adobe PDF
Qkr2 158 KB Adobe PDF

Messages

Messages to teachers can be sent through the student diary or communication books or notes. Telephone messages sent through the school office to your child/ren during the day should only be requested on an emergency basis. Due to the hectic nature of the office, we cannot guarantee any messages after 2:30pm.

Money

All money must be paid at the Front Office after 8:45am and before 3:15pm. It is also helpful if payment is made with correct money as we do not have a lot of change. For any money that is sent to school, we recommend that it be in a sealed envelope, clearly labelled with the child’s name, room number, the amount enclosed, and the specific purpose of the money. Money that is given to teachers is signed in and out through the class pencil cases and receipts are sent home. The school has recently set up Qkr which allows for school fees, excursions and canteen purchases all online.

Newsletters

Newsletters provide regular updates of the going ons in the school and also events that are coming up. There are update bulletins of special dates and events. Newsletters go out in weeks 3, 6 and 9 of each term.

OSHC - Happy Haven

OSHC is available before and after school. Parents/caregivers need to complete the necessary paperwork before their child/ren can attend OSHC. The operating hours for OSHC are from 7am-8:45am and 3pm-6pm. OSHC is run by an independent company-Happy Haven.

Contact details are as follows:

Phone: 0403 369 532

Website:www.happyhaven.com

Parent Involvement/Volunteers

Munno Para Primary School welcomes and encourages parental involvement in our school community. Being involved with our school community has many benefits for our students and school programs.
Some areas of involvement could be:

Please contact the school for volunteer training dates.
Before starting any volunteering across the school, you will need to complete an informal interview so that your suitability, interests and expertise can be considered and matched with needs. You will also be able to ask any questions you have about possible roles and tasks.
Before you begin your volunteering role, you will be required to complete Responding to abuse and neglect-education and care induction for volunteers. You must attend the free induction either at the school or you can attend the induction with the South Australian Association of School Parents Clubs Inc. www.saaspc.org.au or phone 1800 724 640 for more information.

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Volunteer Role Description 208 KB Adobe PDF
Volunteering Agreement Form 307 KB Adobe PDF

Parking

There is a shortage of parking around the school and this is abundantly evident at the end of most school days. Parents/caregivers are asked to observe parking signs which have been erected with the safety of children in mind. Parking in disable car parks is only with a permit which is present in the vehicle.

Reception Admission

Children are not required by law to commence school until they are six years old. However, most children commence in Reception around their fifth birthday. One a child is enrolled, they are required to attend school every day.

DECD Same First Day policy states ‘Where a child turns five before May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term One of that year. Where a child turns five on or after May 1 they will start school on the first day of Term One the following year.

School Card Scheme

The School Card scheme offers financial assistance for students attending government schools. School Card is available to families with children aged four years and over who attend school full time. The eligibility criteria for the 2017 School Card Scheme is based on whether the applicant's combined family gross income is within the School Card income limits.

Eligibility is not dependent on any member of the family receiving any Centrelink benefits
or Family Tax benefits.

School card applications need to be lodged at the school by no later than Thursday 13th April 2017. School card assistance has to be re-applied for every year.

School Watch

Families and neighbours are asked to watch out for the school and to report any suspicious activity to the Police Hotline on 131 444.

Spending Money

It is appropriate for students from time to time to have spending money. It is not recommended that students should keep large amounts of money with them during the day. For younger students please check with your child’s teacher about procedures in relation to this.

Sharing Successes - Concerns

Good relationships between our school and the community gives our students a greater chance of success and it is only natural that from time to time, parents/carers will wish to share successes and have concerns about what happens at school. To ensure your ideas/concerns are handled in an effective way, the following guidelines are suggested:

  1. Make an appointment with the most relevant person-for classroom issues-the classroom teacher, school issues-Leadership.
    • Making an appointment ensures the most productive use of the time available-when the person is free to give his/her full attention.
    • Let them know what the issue is beforehand, so that they are better able to provide any information that you may require.
  2. If you feel that an issue you have raised is still unresolved-it is important that you state this at the conclusion of the meeting.
    • You may wish to make your suggestion in writing.
    • If the issues are not resolved, make an appointment with Leadership. Let them know what subject you wish to discuss as this will facilitate the process.
  3. Meet with Leadership. Results with this meeting may include the following:
    • The situation is monitored.
    • Further discussions with the people involved.
  4. At any stage through this process, there is value in organizing a follow-up contact to share successes or ongoing concerns and we urge you to ensure that this occurs. If the school des not receive further information, it is reasonable for the issue to be considered resolved.
  5. If you are still dissatisfied with an outcome, phone or write to the Principal to air your concerns.

  6. If after steps 1-5 you are still dissatisfied, the Education Complaint Unit can be contacted on 1800 677 435. The expectation of ECU is that steps above have been followed. They are also keen to hear about successes
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Raising a complaint with DECD-brochure 208 KB Adobe PDF