Important Information for Foundation Enrolments 2018
Enrolment of Children:
Individual Tours of the School:
By appointment. Please phone 9570-4808
Currently, we are only enrolling families where Hughesdale Primary School is the closest school as the crow flies and/or families who currently have a sibling attending the school
Open Mornings in 2017: (9.15 to 10.45am)
Wednesday March 22 (bookings essential)
Thursday April 20 (bookings essential)
Tuesday May 2 (bookings essential)
Term 4 Orientation Afternoons (for confirmed enrolments) 2017:
Fri. Oct. 13 from 2.00 - 3.15pm
Thurs. Oct. 26 from 2.00 - 3.15pm
Wed. Nov 8 from 2.00 - 3.15pm
Foundation Information Night 2017:
Wed. November 15 2016 at 6.00pm, Venue: TBA
2018 School Term Dates:
Term 1: Monday January 29 – Thursday March 29
Term 2: Monday April 16 - Friday June 29
Term 3: Monday July 16 - Friday September 21
Term 4: Monday October 8 - Friday December 21
Staff resume on Monday January 30th - Pupil Free Day
Tuesday January 31st is a Pupil Free Day
Students in Levels 1-6 resume on Wednesday February 1st
Foundation students first day is Thursday February 2nd
Early Foundation Finish Arrangements in February 2018:
During February, Foundation students will work full days (9am – 3.30pm) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. As the students are working full days, Wednesday February 7, 14, 21 and 28 will be rest days – days spent at home.
Questions Commonly asked by Parents
How does the school perform academically?
Statewide NAPLAN Tests (Levels 3 & 5) indicate that the school performs impressively when compared to other schools in the State and also against schools with similar demographics (commonly called Like Schools). The NAPLAN Tests assess students in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Numeracy and Measurement. Trend data over recent years indicates that in most cases, Hughesdale PS out performs both the State and Like Schools in these key curriculum areas.
How does the school address student safety?
During recess breaks there are always three teachers supervising the yard. Although the student enrolment doesn’t require two teachers to be on yard duty, the size of the playground does. Students are instructed not to play near boundaries or blind spots. Yard duty teachers are to question any unknown person in the yard who is not wearing an official visitor’s badge. Yard duty teachers wear brightly coloured fluorescent vests for easy visibility. During teaching time all external doors apart from the main door (Brine St.) are locked. This requires visitors to enter by the main door, which is directly in front of the General Office and Principal’s Office. All visitors are required to sign in on arrival. (See Student and Staff Safety Policy included in this information pack)
How does the school handle the issues of discipline and bullying?
The school has worked hard in these areas in recent years with excellent results. We have high standards for student behaviour and all classes follow the ‘Assertive Discipline’ approach. This approach basically sets out why we need rules, what they are and what happens if you break them. This management approach applies to both inside and outside the classroom. Consequences are graded in severity, with emphasis on students being accountable and learning to take responsibility for their behaviour. The school has an effective ‘Anti-Bullying’ Policy in place and a copy can be made available to you on request. This policy has proved to be a very effective in terms of giving all students strategies in order to deal with a range of bully-type situations and in identifying bullies and modifying their behaviour. The bottom line of the Student Management Policy is that all students at Hughesdale come to school to learn in a happy and safe environment, free from all forms of intimidation, bullying or harassment.
What about the development of social skills?
The school has integrated the ‘You Can Do It’ Program into the curriculum. This program is formally taught (50 minute lesson timetabled each week), just like Maths and English. After implementing the program 4 years ago, we can now see the fruits of our labour, with students demonstrating with increased frequency the skills of:
Enrolling at Hughesdale Primary School
3 steps are involved:
1. Complete the confidential Student Enrolment Card (see Info Hub)
2. Present a Birth Certificate
Present an Immunisation Certificate - The ACIR (Australian Childhood Immunisation Register) Immunisation History Statement is now acceptable)
‘A school with Parental Approval’
As Principal, I always encourage parents to tour a number of schools in their area and to talk personally with the Principal about what their school can offer to meet the needs of their child. I also believe it is important to talk to the clients – in this case the parents who currently have their children at our school. I’m sure our parents will give you an accurate and honest assessment of what Hughesdale Primary School can offer your child and your family.
Nothing sells like a satisfied parent
Word of mouth is the school’s most effective marketing tool
Would you like to talk to some parents who currently have their children at the school?
Why did they choose Hughesdale Primary School and are they satisfied?
Sometimes talking to another parent can fill that gap of uncertainty and provide reassurance. Many of our parents are more than happy to talk to you about what the school has to offer. The following parents would be more than happy to talk to you:
Junior School (Foundation to Level 2)
Guru Prasad - Ph. 0432 776 030
Allison Mawson - Ph. 0419 874 011
Sharon Stevenson - Ph. 0405 939 197
Middle School (Levels 3 and 4)
Kevin Kapoyanis - Ph. 0407 800 647
Rozelle Azad - Ph. 0432 271 675
Senior School (Levels 5 and 6)
Karen Sargeant - Ph. 0403 885 944
Annie Fitzgibbon - Ph. 0416 262 703
Gabrielle Darvell - Ph. 0408 145 304