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Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
 

How and when do I enrol?
The school accepts Kindergarten enrolments from March the year prior to school entry and encourages families to submit applications to enrol by 1 August.
Applications must be submitted in person with original documentation. See Enrolling in our school for detailed information about proof of address requirements and to check if you reside within our catchment.

How do I know when my child should start school?
Children are eligible to enrol in Kindergarten if they turn five years old by 31 July and must commence school in the year they turn 6. This includes December birthdays. Your early childhood centre will provide you with advice about school readiness and you are also welcome to discuss your child’s readiness for school with us. Please contact the Principal.

What transition programs are provided?
Ultimo Public School offers a comprehensive transition to school program which includes parent information sessions and student orientation sessions.Kindergarten Orientation and transition days are held each year in Term 4, through our ‘Welcome to School Program’. This allows the new students to become familiar with the school prior to their first day of school. Parents and new Kindergarten students are invited to attend Ultimo Public School’s ‘Welcome to School Program’. While children are becoming familiar with the school environment through classroom activities, we will be running workshops for parents. These workshops are aimed at providing parents and carers with valuable information to support families in this extremely important transition. Please see flyer for dates this year.

How do I know when my child should start school?

Children are eligible to enrol in Kindergarten if they turn five years old by 31 July and must commence school in the year they turn 6. This includes December birthdays. Your early childhood centre will provide you with advice about school readiness and you are also welcome to discuss your child’s readiness for school with us. Please contact the Principal.

Visiting the School
Anyone visiting the school must visit the front office our friendly office staff will assist with any enquiries. This includes parents who are bringing their children to school late or picking them up early.

What do I do if my child is late for school? 
School starts at 9:00am.All students arriving after 9.00am are to be taken to the office to be updated on the roll. Students in K-2 should be escorted to the office by a parent.

What do I do if I have to pick up my child early?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Parents must notify the school of any leave, both late arrival or early leave prior to the occasion.  All early leavers must be signed out of the office prior to being collected from classrooms.  A message will be phoned to the classroom and the student will be brought to the office.  Please respect that our staff have your child’s safety in mind when they refuse your request without a note

How does the school deal with medical issues?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The school needs to be aware of any medical conditions that affect its students prior to enrolment or immediately following any change. This includes asthma, anaphylaxis and other allergies. The school will develop a health care plan for students with serious or life threatening conditions that require management at the school level.Any student falling ill at school will be taken to the sick bay,next to the office. . You will be contacted to take your child home if they present as ill or injured at school.If your child requires medication on a short term basis (eg flu, infections) please discuss with your doctor a medication plan that does not require medication to be taken at school. If this is unavoidable you must report to the office with the medication in its original packaging with dosage instructions clearly printed on the label.

What do I do if my child is sick?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please notify the school office if your child is sick or complete the online form ‘absence notification’ via the website.  A doctor’s certificate is also required for longer absences or when the school requests one.

How do I place a lunch order for my child?

The school does not currently have a canteen or other lunch service. Students need to bring a packed lunch, drink bottle and a snack for Recess (afternoon snack)g.

Who do I see about any problems concerning my child’s education?

Any issues with your child’s education or wellbeing should be directed to the classroom teacher. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher, please submit and interview request form via the website and your child’s teacher will contact you to confirm a time.
Your child’s teacher will refer issues that cannot be resolved at the class level or more serious issues to the school’s executive or to the Learning Support Team for follow up.

How and when do I pay my School Fees?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Invoices Fees should be paid promptly or on the date specified in the written correspondence. Payment are made in the following ways:

1. Online through the Online Store
2. In person (Cash, Cheque, Credit Card and EFTPOS) * Amex is not accepted.
3. Sent with your child using the form provided in a clearly marked envelope

When are the major school events held?
Dates for major school events are updated regularly on the calendar and updates are provided in the weekly newsletter “
Major events on our calendar are included by month below (these are approximate dates only and can vary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

January/February

 

Return to school

February

 

Parent Information Sessions

   

Swimming Carnival (8yo & above only)

March

 

Grandparents Day

April

 

Anzac Service

May

 

NAPLAN (Year 3 and Year 5)

   

Cross Country (Years 2-6)

June

 

Parent Teacher Interviews

   

Semester 1 Reports Issued

July

 

100 days of school

   

Athletics Carnival

August

 

Education Week

   

Book Week & Book Character parade

September

 

Transition to School Sessions

October

 

Transition to school Sessions

November

 

Transition to school sessions

December

 

Presentation Assembly

   

End of Year Reports

     
     

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Quarry St
Ultimo
2007
  Phone: 9660 2130
Fax: 9692 8823
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