General Notices 2018 – Term 1
This booklet has been prepared to assist you and your family to settle happily into school life at Mount Waverley Heights Primary School. The booklet provides you with information on the many and varied aspects of our school community. Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
As mentioned at our whole school communication night family involvement is very important. Family-school partnerships, broaden understandings of learning and strengthen children’s schooling experience. Handouts provided on 9 March 2017, can be accessed by the links below.
Listed below are some of the School Policies that have been ratified by School Council. If you wish to see any other policies, please contact the school office.
PLEASE CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE PRINTING
Mount Waverley Heights Primary School has a ‘Dress Code’ policy and we ask that our community support this by ensuring their child is in school uniform every school day. The uniform can be purchased directly from the school. The school operates a uniform shop on-site which is open on Monday mornings from 9.00am – 10.00am. The uniform shop is staffed by parent volunteers and is located in Building C at the end of the corridor opposite the Year 1/2 classrooms.
Our uniforms are currently supplied by PSW and are of an excellent quality. The school logo features on our polo shirts and jackets which is important in establishing a strong sense of school identity and pride. The school colours are navy blue and teal with many different clothing options available to cater to the various seasonal needs and preferences of students.
- PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD’S NAME is marked clearly on EVERY PIECE OF CLOTHING (including raincoat, shoes, etc.) and EVERY PERSONAL BELONGING.
Parents, please note that the following are not permitted as part of the school uniform: Jewellery – except for watches and one pair of earrings (plain studs preferred) Make-up or nail polish
Over the past six months School Council had the task of reviewing our current lunch order suppliers in regards to the quality of the lunches provided, the choice of menu and the associated costs. A parent survey was also distributed and results reviewed. As such, School Council have decided to move to a new supplier for 2017.
The new supplier ‘Miss Peppercorn’ has a fantastic selection of healthy choice options, makes all their own food which is prepared the morning of the lunch order day and will ensure that all hot food is at the correct temperatures upon delivery to the classroom. Orders are made online and parents will receive a confirmation of their order. Orders will be able to be made up until 9am on the day of the lunch order (you have until 9am to cancel a lunch order if your child is sick). Except when ordering sushi or rice paper rolls, these items must be ordered the day before. Information detailing the process to order online was provided to the school community in February 2017. For those that like to find out more visit the website misspeppercorn.com.au
Outside School Hours Care
Welcome to Extend – Outside School Hours Care
Since 2002, our goal at Extend has been to enrich the lives of children through out our school hours programs. As a national organisation, Extend caters daily for thousands of children in Independent, Catholic and Government schools across Australia. Our focus is quality for kids, safety, respect, and of course, FUN!
Our Session Times:
Monday – Friday (7:00 – 9.00am) and (3:30 – 6:30pm)
We encourage healthy eating by providing nutritional food. Families of children with specific dietary needs are asked to speak with the service Team Leader to ensure that an appropriate menu can be provided that is inclusive of all children.
To help support students as they transition from one class to another we hold internal transitions sessions towards the end of Term 4 which provide opportunities for all students to experience the new year level ahead, becoming familiar with the new setting and developing an understanding of the expectations and opportunities available in the coming year.
As part of the transition from one class to another we have introduced ‘Information Exchange’ interviews and information sheets to aid the passing on of information from parents to their child’s new teacher for the coming year. Teachers also spend time during our Professional Learning sessions completing a handover at the beginning of each year to ensure that information of an academic, social and emotional nature are passed on from one teacher to the next.
Information on Prep Transition can be found on the Enrolment page.
Yr 7 Transition
The decision about which secondary school your child will attend is an important one. When considering which school would be more likely to suit your child’s educational needs, you may also wish to discuss the matter with your child’s Year 6 teacher or primary school principal who will be able to provide personalised and customised advice. You should also take the time to visit secondary school open days and attend information nights.
All students under the age of eighteen years are entitled to a place in a Victorian Government school. They are guaranteed a place in their neighbourhood school, but may choose any other school in which space is available. The designated neighbourhood school is defined as the secondary school which is nearest to the student’s permanent residential address measured in a straight line distance.
Applications for Enrolment (Year 7) are distributed with secondary education information to parents with students in Year 6, in Term 2 each year. Parents are asked to indicate on the Application for Enrolment form which secondary school they would prefer their child to attend the following year and parents are usually notified of their child’s Year 7 placement by the end of August each year.
APPLYING FOR GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOLS
The principles of the neighbourhood school policy are:
- to guarantee the right of each child to a place in the designated neighbourhood school.
- wherever practical, to provide parents/guardians with the opportunity to enrol their child at the same school as that being attended by an older brother or sister who resides permanently at the same address.
- to allow parents not wishing to send their child to the neighbourhood school to select any other school in which space is available.
- to contain enrolments in each school within the limits of available resources as determined by the Regional Director.
Most secondary schools will conduct information nights before you need to make a decision. If you have lost or misplaced the Application for Enrolment, please contact the School Office.