- Students residing within the designated neighbourhood area as per the attached map
- Students residing at the same address as an older sibling who is currently attending the school
Confirmation of successful enrolment for the following year is usually sent out by mid Term 4.
‘Stranger Danger’ is better referred to as a small part of teaching children protective behaviours. It is only a very small part of protective behaviour, as 85 per cent of danger or abuse to children occurs with someone known to the child or trusted by the child. The Protective Behaviours Organisations have undertaken work for many years to protect children from all dangers, and help them to be safe in all environments. Protective behaviour should focus on stranger danger, predators, relatives or friends and Internet or online risks. The aim is to teach children to be safe, to be aware of predatory strangers, and to be self protective. Teaching protective behaviours or ‘stranger danger’ is a delicate balance of raising awareness, without unnecessarily alarming children, or paralysing them with fear. …keep ‘danger’ in balance. While being alert and pro-active with protective behaviours, remember that a child’s world is full of safe, wonderful and positive events. From an article written by Ian Wallace, Consultant Psychologist and KidsLife expert. Ian is the author of You and Your ADD Child and co-author of Coping with School.
Caulfield South Primary School has a compulsory school uniform. Wearing a uniform encourages the development of our school culture in addition to portraying a unified image. Our uniform is available from the PSW shop located at 1/596 North Rd Ormond. A current PSW Uniform Shop price list is listed in the notes and events section. Some second-hand items are available from our Caulfield South Primary School Uniform shop which is open each fortnight on Monday morning from 8:30am – 9:10am. This shop is located at the top of the stairs opposite the main office.
Other uniform items:
Hats: The wearing of hats in Terms One and Four is compulsory. Please ensure your child has a sun smart hat to wear; there are two styles of hat available for purchase from PSW. Art Smock: It is a requirement that all students wear an art smock for art classes. Navy blue fabric smocks can be purchased from the uniform shop – alternatively an old shirt from home will suffice. School Bag: A school bag which is large enough to fit take home books, lunch box and reading satchels is an essential item. Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 will be transporting their own Chrome Book to and from school most days. PSW also provide the CSPS school bag. Footwear: For Occupational health and safety reasons, it is a requirement that all students wear a ‘closed toe shoe’. A traditional style black school shoe is encouraged but not compulsory. Runners and sneakers are acceptable. Thongs, open toed sandals and shoes without ankle support are not appropriate footwear. We encourage parents to be mindful of supporting the healthy growth of children’s feet. Visit www.psw.com.au to shop online or for more information.
Prep Transition Information
Prep Information Sessions Prep Information Sessions are held each Thursday afternoon in November as part of the Transition Program. Prep Transition dates can be found on our school website located in our Community calendar: Getting Started – Essential Information for Parents During our 4 Prep transition sessions you will be informed of the specific starting dates for Preps for the following year. After the testing schedule is complete your child will attend school for the first two days from 9am until 12 noon. Assessments There will be a schedule of appointments for each child to undertake the School Entry Assessment. This involves an assessment of your child’s literacy and numeracy skills. You will receive an appointment time for your child to come to school for approximately 45 minutes on one of those days for this purpose. At this time your child will have the opportunity to undertake some numeracy and literacy tasks individually with his/her teacher to establish early points of growth for future instruction. Following the 45 minute School Entry Assessment will be a 15 minute Pastoral Care interview whereby the parent can inform the class teacher about their child. The first month will be devoted to helping children familiarise themselves with their new environment and the routines of the day. You are asked to help your child to become independent, encouraging him/her to hang up his/her own bag and to take responsibility for his/her belongings. To ensure that children feel happy and secure in their new school environment, they will be closely supervised by teachers in the playground. Siblings, buddies and friends will be encouraged to play with them. Children will be given ample time to go to the toilet and eat their ‘playlunch’ and lunch with their class. School times for these are: Fruit Break 9.30am-10.00am Morning Recess 11:00 – 11:30am Lunch Break 1:30 – 2:30pm Eating and Drinking Lunch is eaten under teacher supervision before the children go out to play. Prep children also have a ‘fruit break’ time in the classroom around 10:00am. In line with our school healthy eating policy, the children are encouraged to bring a small fresh fruit/vegetable snack. Parents are asked to place small ‘fruit break’ snack and a snack for ‘playlunch’ in a separate container/bag so that the children can differentiate between the two. Please show your child which is ‘fruit break’, ‘playlunch’ and lunch. They should be familiar with unwrapping/wrapping their food. It’s important that they know how to do this. A re-usable drink (water) container needs to be provided daily (for example – plastic or metal flask) – cans and glass bottles and disposable containers are unacceptable. This will be brought into the classroom and kept there all day for the children to sip at any time. What Your Prep Child Will Need to Bring from Home
- A change of underwear in a plastic bag, placed in the front pocket of your child’s school bag is recommended.
- Lunch, playlunch and fruit break packed in suitable containers
- A drinking flask
- A sun hat (compulsory in Terms 1 and 4). This can be purchased from the Primary School Wear (PSW) uniform shop.
- Any medication (eg. Ventolin etc) which your child knows how to take.
All curriculum materials including books, writing tools and a reading satchel will be provided by the school and is to be delivered to the school at a designated time (further information will be forthcoming regarding this). Please ensure all articles brought to school are clearly named. Preparing Your Prep Child for School Here are just a few points which make your child’s start to school a lot easier.
- Can your child say his/her name along with address and telephone number?
- Is your child aware of a few of the commonsense rules which make for a safer environment at school? (For example – throwing stones or sand is dangerous, staying in the school grounds whilst playing for safety)
- Does he/she understand how to look after his/her own belongings?
- Can your child dress him/herself? (buttons, zips, laces…..)
- Can your child use a public toilet unaided?
- Can your child eat a packed lunch without assistance? (able to manipulate lunch box lids, drink container tops…..)
- Have you discussed these points with your child?
- collection arrangements at the end of each school day
- basic road safety (for example – using School Crossing)
- ‘Stranger Danger’
As always, we ask you to speak with us should your child have any special needs, of which we should be aware.