Mindarie Information

Absences and Absentee Notes

In order to comply with the Education Act (1999), a written explanation is required for each and every absence from school. For Years 3 to 7, the student diary provides absence slips for your convenience. As part of the school's legal responsibilities notes are kept...

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Annual Events

Mindarie Primary School has established several annual events that the children really look forward to. These include: ANZAC Assembly Invention Convention Education Week events Talent Quest Faction Sports Carnival Book Week (including Book Parade) End of year...

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Arrival Time at School

Due to issues related to supervision of students, parents are advised that students should not arrive at school before 8.30 am.

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Assemblies

Assemblies are held at 8.50 am on Thursday mornings once per fortnight. The dates of assemblies are published in the Newsletter and in Term Calendars. During each assembly, class items, displays, reports, plays and musical items are presented. Achievement certificates...

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Bicycles

Children who ride bicycles and scooter to school are reminded to always wear a helmet and observe safety riding rules. The P & C and school fully support the Police Service of WA recommendation that children under the age of 10 years should not ride bicycles or...

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Buddy Classes

The school fully supports the implementation of buddy classes. Buddy classes involve the older children working with the younger children on a peer-mentoring program. The buddy class programe gives the older children the opportunity to develop a range of qualities...

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Children Transferring to Other Schools

When children are about to leave our school or transfer to another school, parents are asked to contact the school office at least a week or more beforehand, if at all possible. This will provide adequate time to enable the staff to ensure that all records, books,...

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Children’s Property

We strongly discourage the bringing of valuables and toys to school and no responsibility is accepted for loss or damage to students' personal property. If a personal item is brought in for news, teachers on request, may place it in a safe place for the day. Please...

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Collecting Students During School Hours

To guarantee the safety and well-being of our students, all parents collecting students from school during school hours are required to notify administration and to sign the children out of the school. Parents will then be given a note so teachers will be aware that...

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Communication With Parents

Open and regular communication with parents is considered a critical factor in your child's schooling. This two-way communication ensures that teachers and the school get to know the perspective of parents as well as providing parents with information about the...

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Concerns

Should there be a matter or issue which is of concern to you, please do not hesitate to contact the school to make a mutually convenient appointment time to discuss this matter with the school administration or class teacher. A discussion, phone call or letter will...

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Emergency Contact

Parents are requested to make sure that the emergency address and the phone number registered on their child's admission card is up to date. If this is done, unnecessary delays in making contact with parents will be averted. If employment or postal details change,...

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Factions

All children belong to one of four factions, all family members will be in the same factoin. DOLPHINS (Green) WHALES (Red) SHARKS (Gold) STINGRAYS (Blue) When representing their factions, children are required to wear their faction-coloured shirt. Faction T-shirts can...

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Graduation

Graduation in 2014 is a highlight for the Year 6 and 7 students. At the Graduation Ceremony the students perform their item and are presented with awards. They are also involved with their graduation ceremony held at Bridgeleigh Reception Centre, which parents and...

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Homework

Homework helps students create study work habits that will assist them become life long learners. Each classroom teacher has their own policy regarding homework in line with the school's expectations. Homework focuses on the revision of concepts covered in class or...

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In-Term Swimming

Department of Education swimming classes will be available for all children from Years PP - 7 for two weeks during the year. The school takes the strong view that all students should attend unless medically unfit to do so as we regard in-term swimming as an important...

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Internet

The importance of the Internet to school and education is growing daily. Access to this resource provides opportunities to greatly enhance the educational programs offered to students. The Internet is a means of bringing the world around us into the students'...

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Kiss ‘N’ Drive

Mindarie Primary School students are encouraged to either walk or ride their bikes to school - especially those in years 3 and up. If, however, that is not feasible, students should be set down and picked up in the designated and marked area in Abbeville Circle near...

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Library Bags

Each child is expected to bring to school a bag in which library books may be carried home. The popular size for these bags is 35 cm x 45 cm with a handle or a drawstring. Library books may not be taken home without some sort of protection. Children will be notified...

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Lost Property and Clothing

There are LOST PROPERTY bins in each teaching block. Children are encouraged to be responsible with belongings but named articles will be returned to owners. Please name all articles clearly. Items not claimed at the end of each term will be forwarded to charity.

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Lunch Arrangements. Leaving School Grounds

To ensure that students eat their lunches before becoming involved in other activities, duty teachers supervise designated areas near their teaching blocks for a fifteen minute lunch eating period when all children are required to be seated. Students may not leave...

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Major School Awards

In addition to the Achievement Certificates presented at assembly, major school awards are presented to students at the End of Year Awards Assembly. Each teacher nominates two students for these awards based on criteria from achievement, citizenship and/or effort...

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Money

From time to time it may be necessary for you to forward money to the school. The School's preferred method of payment (7 days a week) is online: ANZ - BSB 016 338 A/C 340 909 309. Enter the family name and excursion in the description field, ie Brown, HB Cafe....

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Music

The school's music program includes, weekly class music lessons, junior and senior choirs and instrumental music lessons. The school offers specialist music programs in trombone, flute, trumpet and guitar for selected students in Years 6 and 7. Interested students in...

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Online Safety for Children

The online safety of our children is a growing concern for every parent. The link below will take you to the website of the Office of the Children's e-Safety Commissioner. We urge you to take some time, make a cup of coffee and sit for half an hour and read this...

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Parking

In the interest of children's safety parents are requested NOT to use the staff car parks for parking or dropping off and picking up of children. Parents should park in the car park at Abbeville Oval or in the designated street...

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Pastoral Care

Every child in Years 1 to 7 is spoken to individually and formally by the Principal twice a year. This is only the start of constant contact throughout the year informally whilst around the school and when children are sent to administration for good work, citizenship...

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Performing Arts

PERFORMING ARTS The Performing Arts Specialist Program at Mindarie Primary School is a unique, strong and popular program which encourages participation, enjoyment and helps build children’s confidence and self esteem. It involves movement, dance and drama activities...

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Physical Education and Daily Fitness

All students from Years 1 - 7 participate in weekly Physical Education lessons provided by our specialist teacher. The emphasis of the program is the development of fundamental movement and game skills. Each day classroom teachers take students out for fitness. At the...

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Primary Extension and Challenge

Each year selected students are invited to attend the PEAC (Primary Extension and Challenge) program. The students are identified in Year 4 through PEAC testing done in Term 4 each year. Students who participate in this program are provided with opportunities to...

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Reports

A formal report is sent home at the end of each semester (end of Terms 2 and 4). NAPLAN reports for Years 3 and 5 are sent home at the end of the year. Other forms of reporting are used across the school. These include interviews, three way conferences and portfolios....

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School Bags

School bags of suitable size are very necessary equipment to protect books and materials carried to and from school. These should be clearly labelled with your child's name.

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School Nurse

A trained Community Nurse visits the school regularly to carry out routine medical checks. Parents are advised if a child appears to require attention and parents can also initiate checks for their children. In some cases teachers may refer a child to the nurse....

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School Psychologist

A School Psychologist is available at our school to assist children with learning difficulties or behaviour problems. The Psychologist is at the school on a Tuesday and Friday each week. Referrals to the local School Psychologist are made in consultation with parents...

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School Timetable

DAILY TIMETABLE 8.30 am Students arrive 8.45 am -10.35 am Morning program 10.35 am -10.55 am Morning recess 10.55 am -12.35 am Mid-morning program 12.35 pm -12.45 pm Students eat lunch in designated eating areas 12.45 pm -1.05 pm Lunch 1.05 pm - 2.45 pm Afternoon...

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Smoking

The school grounds are a smoke free zone and we remind visitors/parents to refrain from smoking while on school grounds.

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Student Equipment Requirements

Although the school provides most text books, reading materials, work books, art materials, mathematics and science equipment, some will be on the requirements list.

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Student Health

When enrolling children, parents are required to fill in a student medical form . From time to time members of the School Health Service carry out checks and examinations on children.

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Teaching & Learning Programs

The curriculum of the school is based around eight learning areas - English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and Environment, Technology and Enterprise, Health and Physical Education and the Arts.  Teaching and learning programs are developed, implemented and...

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