Parent Information

Assemblies

Assemblies are on a fortnightly rotation and you will be notified if your child is participating or receiving an award. The Kindergarten students do not participate or attend the whole school assemblies unless it is a special occasion.

Newsletters

Newsletters are produced every fortnight. You will receive your newsletter through Connect or you can download a copy.

Library

Once a week the Kindergarten students go to the library to engage in an activity with our librarian. The Kindergarten students also get an opportunity to borrow a book. Reminders about when your child’s book is due back at school are placed on the noticeboard. Please be aware that lost or damaged books are the responsibility of the borrower, and this could mean that you will be charged to repair or replace a book.

Book Club

Scholastic Book Club order forms will be given to your child periodically.

If your child would like to purchase something. Complete the order form with money and return to the classroom teacher.

Artwork

You child will produce a large amount of artwork as part of the Kindergarten program. Please be aware that some pieces of art that your child will bring home may contain small pieces that could fall off and be dangerous to younger siblings. You may like to purchase an A3 display book to keep at home, so that you can effectively and safely store the large number of artworks.

Parents and Citizens

You are invited to attend the Ellen Stirling Parent and Citizens meetings. The Parent and Citizens committee place an invitation to the upcoming meeting on our classroom noticeboards. The Parent and Citizens committee also facilitate a number of fundraisers throughout the year.

Canteen Helpers

Our canteen provides a range of convenient healthy food for your child to purchase. School canteens are not run by school administration but by the Parent and Citizens committee. Hence the sustainability and increasing of our canteen service is dependent upon parent volunteers. The canteen is frequently seeking volunteers and would be very grateful for any small or large amount of time you could donate to helping with its maintenance.

CONNECT

Ellen Stirling Primary School uses CONNECT as a handy platform for parents to keep in touch with their child’s teacher, and as a portal for sharing information between the school and home.

Click here to access the Parent Guide to using CONNECT. Guide for Parents

Click here to access info about the CONNECT Now App. CONNECT Now_App