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The school uses SENTRAL as a communication portal and parents will be issued with access codes when their child enrols at Sturt Street. Parents can access the school calendar, their child’s student reports and make appointments for Parent/teacher conferences.
Register Late Arrivals
The school day begins at 8.45am. If your child arrives at school on or after 8.50am a late slip must be collected from the Front Office to take to their class teacher.
A late arrival will be entered as ‘unexplained’ if a parent does not attend the Front office with their child or contact the Front Office by phone or email with the reason for the late arrival. Late arrivals, as with other absences are totalled and recorded on your child’s Student Report each semester.
Morning routines in classrooms are disrupted by students arriving late as instructions for the day need repeating or are missed altogether. Please give your child a great start to each school day by arriving between 8.30am and 8.45am.
Students are dismissed from their classrooms at 3.10pm and are to be collected from the quadrangle area downstairs in the yard.
Students in Reception – Year 5 are not permitted to wait for parents out the front of the school and must be collected from the rear playground.
If you give your Upper Primary student permission to walk / catch buses home, please provide written advice to the Front Office.
A teacher is on duty in the yard to supervise students from 3.10 pm until 3.25pm. Students must be collected by 3.25pm.
Students not collected by 3.25pm must report to the teacher on duty where they will booked into OSHC. Students may not wait for parents elsewhere in the school.
We provided customized School Diaries for students in Years 1 to 6. These Diaries standardize and support communication between school and home as well as being a useful tool in students’ education. The Diaries contain a great deal of school information, policies, essential consents and activities around our shared values, study habits, social skills and homework activities.
Teachers have conversations with students about their responsibilities in using and looking after these valuable Diaries. We are hoping that parents will support and look through the diary on a regular basis. Replacement for lost Diaries will be $10 and are available from the front office.
Inside these Diaries there are a number of essential “Parental Consents” that we have to gain from parents on an annual basis. Could you please sign these and return to school by Term 1, Week 2.
Teacher and Parent Communication
Teachers endeavour to make themselves available before and after school for brief informal meetings and catch ups, but if you would like more time to discuss anything you can arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher at any time throughout the year.
Teachers are also encouraged to phone parents directly if they need to speak to you and they are also able to return phone calls after hours.
Extremely important school wide emergency / evacuation information will be sent when necessary via this method.
Teachers will provide you with their email addresses. Please be aware that teachers will endeavour to read and contact you as soon as possible which normally is outside teaching hours. If you require an immediate response, please phone the front office. Please consider if emails are extremely long and detailed it might be better to have a meeting or phone call.
Student Reports / Interviews
Three way interviews take place at the end of Term 1. There is also an optional interview time after reports at the end of Semester 1 in Term 3. You can also make a meeting at any time throughout the year to discuss your child. Written reports are provided twice yearly at the end of semester 2 and 4.
Student Mobile Phones
There is a mandated DfE policy banning the use of mobile phones within government schools. The policy is located on the school website. Please do refer to the policy and remind your child that upon entry into the school grounds the phone must be off handed into the teacher in the classroom for safekeeping until the end of the day.
Please contact the office if you have urgent information your child needs to receive.
Each Monday morning a short assembly is held in the hall at 8.45am where upcoming activities for the week / sporting team results are announced.
A Tuesday morning assembly is held in the hall approximately every 3 weeks beginning at 9.10am and these assemblies include class presentations and items. Parents are welcome to attend.
Before Preschool Care – 7.45am – 8.15am
Preschool Day (Mon – Thurs, Term time only) – 8.15am – 3.45pm
After Preschool Care – 3.45pm – 6.00pm
Friday Long Day Care – 7.45am – 6.00pm
Our school offers an Early Learning Centre for children between birth and five years. Our centre is a community based and not for profit service where the goal is high quality learning and child care programs to suit the diverse needs of our community.
Experienced and professional educators who work together to build effective learning environments for all children including children with special rights to support for their learning and wellbeing
A fully integrated pre-school program, where children’s child care and education needs are provided in a seamless manner. We offer 15 hours (delivered over 2 days) of pre-school for children in their eligible year – 12 months prior to school entry.
Our community programs which support early childhood development through parenting support and information, weekly Child and Family Health nurse clinic service and community development to link services for families in the community.
For more information or enquiries please contact the school.
As enrolments are limited by the Department of Family and Community Services’ policy, an enrolment form must be completed before a child may attend the program.
Sturt Street Community School is guided by the Department’s rules of Priority of Access when enrolling students into OSHC.
Road Safety and School Parking
Parents of children are urged to discuss road safety.
School Crossing: When crossing Sturt Street, the safest way to do so is at our crossing, so please use this to encourage your children to do the same. Parental example is requested.
School Car Parking
Sturt Street is an extremely busy, CBD road. Car parking around the school is mostly limited to 2 hourly.
There is no ‘kiss and drop’ zone at the front of the school. This is a bus stop and parents must not pull up and let their children out of the car.
Adelaide Council regularly enforce this with substantial fines
Please Note: Parents at all times must not park or drop off / pick up children in either of the 2 staff car parks.
Do not walk your children through / in and around the staff cars in these car parks. Please use the walk ways / paths at all times.