Parent and Citizens Association
The P&C Association is an important link between the school and community. All parents are encouraged to participate in the many and varied activities arranged by and for this group. One of the aims of the P&C is to provide funds for special programs and resources that enhance the Curtin curriculum. Another aim is to provide a forum for educational discussion, input and understanding. As well, social activities are arranged. All parents – preschool to year 6 – are members of our P&C and are welcome to attend and/or stand for office Meetings are held twice a term, in Week 3 and Week 8, in the school staffroom.
All permission notes for activities outside the school must be returned to the school signed by a parent/carer. Students cannot attend an excursion without a signed permission note.
Notes will also be posted on our website.
Please clearly mark your child’s name on all personal belongings, including clothing. Unclaimed belongings are kept near the Canteen and may be checked at any time. Items remaining at the end of each term are sorted - named items are returned to the children concerned and the remainder donated to charity. To avoid disappointment due to loss or damage, we require all students to leave personal items and toys at home except by special arrangement.
Individual and class photographs are taken each year. Family photos and a year 6 photo are also taken.
Playground Duty and Play times
All staff members on playground duty wear a fluoro yellow vest for easy identification by all children. Children are encouraged to seek help from the teacher on duty at any time.
The playgrounds are supervised before school from 8.30am. Students are allowed to play on the equipment once there is a teacher on duty.
Children come around the outside of the school and leave their bags in class lines. Senior students access the senior playground by the side gate or from the rear. For safety reasons we ask children not to access either playground via the rear car park and car park door. Junior children arriving by bike are asked to put their bike in the bike compound then walk through the canteen door and across the courtyard to the junior playground.
All students eat their food on the hard surfaced playground, where the rubbish and recycling bins are. They may then play on the equipment and grassed areas. Senior grass area is restricted to the upper school grass play area at recess.
Lunch eating time is supervised by the class teachers. Classes may choose to eat in courtyard or classroom. At the play bell students move outside. The library is open for reading and activities most days. The oval is supervised for senior play at lunch time (unless booked for use by other community or school groups).
Gardening Club is open to all and the day’s location is announced during eating time. The school has a chess club for everyone interested: beginners and experts. Days will be announced next year. Lunch Club is a supported skills program where students can choose to go, or teachers can recommend students go for supported, structured play and sharing. Students attending Lunch Club generally take a friend or two from their class.