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Enrolling at Maffra Primary School

Starting School & Prep Arrival and Dismissal Times

The Prep Transition program commences early in the year prior to school entry, with regular visits to the school giving the children exposure to many aspects of school life. The program includes participation in the Maffra Cluster Transition Network, and regular provison of information and support for families.


We have small prep classes who have been in exciting new classrooms since the beginning of 2010. New preps are matched with a senior student 'buddy' to help develop greater confidence in the school setting.To ensure that our new Prep children settle comfortably and confidently into school, we have staggered starting times for the first day of school.

 

In the first four weeks, Prep children will spend all of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at school.  Wednesday will be a rest day at home. An appointment will be allocated to each child to attend a Prep Entry Test, on a Wednesday and this will be conducted at school, on a date to be advised.

 

Things to bring on the first day

Lunch Box - Choose a lunch box that your child can easily open and close by themselves. 
School Bag - select one that your child can zip up and comfortably carry.
Drink Bottle

A smock for Art
Children in the Art Room must wear some protective clothing.  A smock should have elastic in sleeves and around the neck.  It needs to open down the back with loose elastic around the back of the neck so that the child can put it on unaided with nothing to do up. A large shirt is also suitable.

Library Bag - cloth bag for library book
These may be purchased from the Uniform Shop.

A spare change of clothes
School Hat

A large box of tissues for class use

* Please clearly name everything with your child’s full name including EVERY item of school clothing.

Lunch & Lunch Orders

Children eat their lunches at school under supervision.  Children wishing to go home for lunch must have a permission note signed by their parent.  However, we do not encourage this practice.

Lunch orders are available through the Carpenter Street Store.  These are available on Mondays & Fridays only. Price lists are available from the office.

Orders must be written on a paper bag, with your child’s name and room number clearly marked. Exact money is preferred. Orders must be placed in the classroom lunch tub as soon as children arrive at school. Late orders will not be accepted. Lunches will be delivered to the school by 1.00 p.m. Price lists are sent home at the start of the school year, with updates as required.

We ask that you do not provide any nut products with lunches and snacks, because we have several children at risk of having a life threatening anaphylactic reaction.

Bus Travel

There is a privately run “town bus” which operates to and from our school which you may use.  Students residing more than 4.8 km. from our school may be eligible for travel on Government funded buses.  If you think your child may be eligible, discuss this with the Assistant Principal.

Your Child's Safety

Your child’s safety is very important to us, so please discuss the following points:

How to use the school crossing

Remaining inside school boundaries

Never leave the school grounds without parent or teacher permission

Find out more about safety, school crossing & bike helmets

School Bank

Volunteer parents provide this service on behalf of the Commonwealth Bank. Children can begin a savings account at any stage during the year. Bank books and money are to be left in the bag provided at the office on Tuesday mornings. 

Immunisations

Before children are able to commence school, a school entry immunisation certificate must be presented at the school office. This is a legal requirement on enrolment to primary school in Victoria. This process assists health authorities in the event of a vaccine preventable disease occurrence in school.

An unvaccinated child may be excluded from school for a period of time.
School entry immunisation certificates can be obtained from:


The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) on 1800653809
Medicare Australia Office Wellington
Shire Council immunisation service on 1300366244

School Medical Service

Each year the School Medical Service carries out:

Health examinations on all Prep grade children
Reviews on children previously assessed, where special needs were identified.
Examinations on children if requested by the school and / or parents.

Examinations take place only after parent consent has been obtained.
There is no cost to parents for this service which is provided by a qualified school nurse.

Grade 6 Transition

With a high percentage of our Year 6 exit students heading to Maffra Secondary College, there is regular communication between the two schools and regular visits in both directions. Students participate in a range of transitional, leadership and curriculum programs.

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