If you are interested in a school tour, please contact the office directly by phone or email to book a time. You will receive an Enrolment Pack at the conclusion of the tour.
Enrolments forms and requirements may be collected from the office or downloaded directly from the Enrolment Form tab.
Our school zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au. Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.
For more information
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to booking a school tour, please take time to watch our Virtual Tour and familiarise yourself with our Website which will give you an overview of Caulfield South PS. This will enable you and others to get the most out of our on-site school tour.
‘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 Tuesday morning from 8:40am – 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 Session
Prep Information Sessions are held each Thursday afternoon in the month of November. Prep Transition dates can be found on our school website located in our Community Calendar.
Getting Started- Essential Information for Parents
During the transition sessions and while your child is spending time in Prep classes, different topics will be discussed to allow for you and your child to start the school year off successfully. The specific start dates of school, including mandated School Entry Assessment information will be provided.
School Entry Assessment
This involves an assessment of your child’s literacy and numeracy skills prior to the start of half and full days of school. Please note that your child does not need to feel anxious about this assessment, it is a wonderful period for one on one time with their classroom teacher and allows for the teacher to get to your know child before the start of classes.
You will receive an appointment time for your child, lasting roughly 45 minutes then a 15 minute Pastoral Care meeting will take place whereby the parent can inform the teacher about their child. If your child has any medication, please have forms prepared and returned to the office.
First Month of School
The first month of school is devoted to helping your child familiarise themselves with their new environment and the routines of the day. You are asked to help your child become independent, encouraging him/her to put away their school bag and be responsible for their own belongings. To ensure that children feel happy and secure in their new school environment, separate outdoor recess times occur for the first few or more weeks of school and are closely supervised by teachers. In prep, the students have three eating breaks a fruit/veggie snack (1), lunch (2) and playlunch (3). Students will need to be familiarised with what is to be eaten at which break, we suggest labelling food 1, 2 and 3. Our school is also a ‘Nudefood’ school, meaning we take home any rubbish we bring in to minimise our footprint on the environment. Drink bottles to be refilled daily with water only, no glass containers. Lunch Orders are not available for preps until Term 2.
Things to Bring Each Day to School
- Fruit/veggie snack, lunch and playlunch
- Drink bottle full of water
- A change of underwear, socks and pants in a plastic bag placed in the bottom of their school bag. Please keep a change of clothes for the duration of the year.
- A sun hat (compulsory from September to end of April). This can be purchased from the Primary School Wear (PSW) shop.
- All items of clothing to be labelled clearly with first name and last initial (hats, jumpers, lunch boxes, food containers and drink bottle)
- Any medication and information need to be provided to the office or classroom teacher.
- All curriculum materials including books and writing tools will be provided by the school and given to classroom teacher.