Communication between the school and home plays an important role in the ongoing education of our students. We encourage our parents and teachers to keep in regular contact to ensure that students progress is monitored and essential support is provided.
Students receive hard copies of notes to take home for excursions, nominations for growth groups etc. Please complete forms by the cut off dates and return with the student to the school. Envelopes/bags containing money should be placed in the secured black box located in the front office for processing.Additional copies of notes can usually be obtained in the front office.
At various times throughout the year, the school conducts Parent Information evenings and Parent/Teacher Meeting evenings. These times are used to convey important information regarding the learning program or to discuss student progress.
At times, the school may send SMS messages to parents to convey vital information or reminders. The SMS system is also utilised to advise parents of unexplained Late Arrivals and Absences from the school.
In July and December, progress reports are issued for each student.
Generally this also coincides with discussions that include the parents, teachers and students.
Assemblies are conducted every second Friday at 8.50am and generally finish by 9.30am. The assemblies are an opportunity to conduct performances linked to the learning program and to acknowledge the achievements of students. Assembly dates are published in the term planner, with reminders or changes published in the newsletter. The organising class and dates will be notified in the term planner and newsletter.
Parents, friends and relatives are encouraged to attend to learn more about the school and celebrate student successes.
Throughout the year the school conducts special events including Anzac Day Ceremony, Harmony Day, NAIDOC week, Book Week, Book Fair, Faction carnival just to name a few.
Event details are included in the newsletter.
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The relationship between the home and the school plays a very important part in a child's education.
Teachers are responsible for the more formal aspects of children's learning, which builds on the home experiences of the child. This is most effective where there is an active partnership and two-way communication with the parents.
Parents also contribute much to their child's development and are amongst the most important influences on the way the child approaches learning.
And if issues do arise, the partnership that is formed between the parents and teachers can be used to manage the situation to gain the best outcome
What might you talk to your school about?
Issues particular to your child such as:
School or class issues such as:
Access to support services:
You are welcome to talk to your child's teacher whenever you need to. However, you should make an appointment to talk with the teacher, to avoid disrupting the learning program.
Seeking information as early as possible can solve many problems. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress, the homework set or the assessment procedures, contact the class teacher. The best way to do this is to contact the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time for a telephone conversation or meeting.
Interpreters, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Officers, and Aboriginal Liaison Officers are available to assist parents in communicating with the school. Please contact your local school or district education office if you would like to use these services. You can also have a friend or adviser present during any discussion.
When you have a problem:
Wanneroo Primary School endeavours to encourage and develop positive attitudes towards healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.
Crunch & Sip® break is a set break for students to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Wanneroo Primary School has introduced Crunch & Sip® to support students to establish healthy eating habits whilst at school. To view more information, click on the Healthy Schools Policy.Download Healthy Schools Policy Here
Students are not permitted to have mobile phones turned on during school hours. Students who bring their phone to school are expected to surrender the phone to the front office each morning for safe keeping and then collect it at the conclusion of each day.
If there is a compelling reason for a student to have access to a mobile phone during school hours, an application for an exemption must be negotiated directly with the principal by the parents. Student mobile phones will be confiscated if turned on without an exemption.
The school will not accept responsibility for the loss, theft or damage to a student’s mobile. Students are not permitted to take photographs or video on their mobile phones on school premises.Download Mobile Phone Policy and Permission Slip Here
The staff car park on Shaw Road and the car park on Church Street are only available to vehicles with the appropriate permissions. Parking is restricted to areas with clearly marked bays on Shaw Road, Frederick Street and Church Street.
The guidelines for parking will only work if everyone is considerate. Under no circumstances should you be dropping off or collecting your child from the staff car park.
Please see the documents below for more information.
School Parking - City of Wanneroo - School Road Safety AwarenessDownload School Parking Brochure Here
School Parking - Wanneroo Primary School - Traffic and Parking InformationDownload Traffic and Parking Information Brochure Here
Regular attendance at schools is fundamental to student learning. Irregular attendance comes at a real cost to each student’s education and seriously jeopardizes their future opportunities.
Attendance patterns and attitudes to school and learning are formed early and parents who make regular attendance a priority are also helping their children value learning and accept responsibility.
Children who develop good attendance habits in the early years are more likely to maintain them throughout their school years. This is vitally important because students who do not attend regularly miss out on carefully planned sequences of instruction and on active learning experiences and class participation.
While the majority of children who miss school do so for legitimate reasons, such as illness, it is concerning that some students miss school for unexplained or unreasonable reasons. In line with the Department of Education attendance strategy, parents need to be aware that if their child misses school to go on holidays during the term, their attendance will be recorded as unreasonable. Attendance from Pre-primary to Year 6 is compulsory.
Parents are expected to provide an explanation for any absences or exclusions from physical education or sport lessons (a doctor’s certificate should be provided for a long term withdrawal from sport).
If you child is going to be absent from school you must contact the school using one of the following methods:
To ensure your child’s potential is being maximised at school it is important that you:
Attendance is managed through a computerised database. Every unexplained absence for that day will trigger an SMS to be sent at 10.30am to the child's parent/guardian requesting an explanation. Any continued unexplained absences will be referred to the school administration and where necessary the North Metropolitan Regional Office.
If your child is late to school it distracts other students and staff who have already commenced the learning program. Your child may also feel uncomfortable and have difficulty adjusting to the learning program already underway. If you child arrives after the 8:45am siren he or she is required to:
Your cooperation and courtesy in working with us to ensure your child arrives at school by 8:30am and no later than 8:45am is appreciated.
Students are dismissed from school at 2:50pm. To avoid distracting the students working in classrooms, parents are asked to:
The following duty of care exists after school:
Once at school, your child will not be permitted to leave the school grounds during the school day without an adult under any circumstances. If you wish to withdraw your child from school during school hours you are required to:
Before a child is released from the classroom a parent/guardian will be required to provide the Student Release form. Persons other than the parent or legal guardian wishing to remove children from school must first have parental and school approval in writing or be an emergency contact on the child’s student enrolment form.
Parents are encouraged to keep sick children at home. Coughs, colds and stomach ailments tend to go in cycles and it is best children are kept at home to reduce the chances of infecting other children. Minor injuries are treated at school but parents will be contacted when any injury or illness requires further attention. It is important that contact details are kept up to date to ensure that in times of need the school can contact a parent or an emergency contact.
In accordance with Department of Education policy, parents requiring medication to be administered to their child at school need to complete the necessary forms at the office. These forms require the signature of the prescribing doctor. Any changes to medication will require alteration to these forms as they are a legal instruction to those taking responsibility for administration. Health care authorisation forms will need to be renewed annually. Please refer to Student Health Care, Parent Information below.Download Student Health Care, Parent Information
Parents are advised that should their child be found to have live head lice during the school day they may be asked to collect their child. Children may return to school once treatment has occurred and there are no remaining live lice. Unless all eggs have been removed from the hair a recurrence of head lice can occur. If several children in one class are found to be affected, all parents with children in the class will be notified by class note.
The presence of head lice is an ongoing community problem causing inconvenience to the child, family and school. By working cooperatively as a school community, the presence of lice at school can be reduced. Please refer to Department of Health information on head lice below.Head Lice, what parents need to know
Should your child contract any of the following illnesses they may need to be excluded from school. Please note that this list is not a complete list and you will need to check with your medical practitioner for confirmation. In the interests of others it is important to notify the school immediately if your child contracts any of the following:
Quality information about treatment for the conditions above can be accessed on the Health Direct website and through the Department of Health Communicable disease guidelines below.Communicable disease guidelines Health Direct Website
A Western Australian Health Department Dental Therapy Centre is located next to the Art Room and can be accessed from Church Street. To receive treatment, a student has to be registered with the centre. The dental therapists can be contacted at the centre on 9405 3178 or contact Head Office on 9313 0555.
Students, parents and staff are proud of Wanneroo Primary School. To encourage school spirit and foster and enhance the public image of the school, the School Council has implemented a dress code for all students.
In addition to wearing the uniform at all times, students are expected to dress in a neat and tidy manner. Long hair should be tied back and no jewellery worn except for sleeper or stud earrings.
Please download the dress code policy below for details on the uniform requirements which form part of the dress codeDress Code Policy Here
To ensure that students take appropriate precautions for protection against the sun at all times, the school has a No Hat/No Play policy applicable all year round.
A navy bucket style hat is the endorsed/approved style. Sun damage is common in our Australian climate: The regular use of broad spectrum SPF30+ sunscreen is also recommended.
In response to student interest in faction t-shirts, the new uniform includes a faction t-shirt. Children will be asked to wear this shirt on Fridays ONLY for FACTION FRIDAY.
The uniform is available direct from the Uniform Concepts Super Store.
The Uniform Concepts Joondalup Super Store is open 6 days a week.
For information such as opening times, contact details and address please visit their website.Uniform Concepts
Uniform Concepts also offers online ordering for customers who are unable to visit the store. The Uniform Concepts Super Stores offer appointments during term 4 (October to November to provide new and existing students with the opportunity to organise their uniform needs in readiness for the new year thus avoiding the last-minute rush and queues of January.