A-Z Information


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Canteen

The Canteen is administered by a sub-committee of the P&C and is open daily. There is a paid manager who is supported by volunteers from the family community. You are strongly encouraged to join the canteen roster when you can as it is only with this help that we can provide a daily service.

There is a hot and cold food menu at recess and lunch time.  Orders can be made online via www.flexischools.com.au or by paper directly to the Canteen in the morning of any day.  Children can buy fruit or bring apples from home for apple slinkies.  Kindergarten children buying recess generally go a little earlier than the recess bell at the beginning of the year, to avoid the rush.  Lunches are collected by class representatives each day from the canteen.  At the play bell at lunch time children with extra money to spend can go to the canteen to buy over the counter.


Change of Contact Details

Contact numbers, email addresses and home addresses need to be kept up to date with the Front Office. Children can be distressed unnecessarily when sickness or illness occurs, and the contact number is out of date. Please email any changes to curtinps@ed.act.edu.au.


Christian Education

Christian Education sessions are offered to students of those families wishing to participate, once per term.  Only students who have parental permission will be able to attend.

Information can be found here: Christian Education in Schools.


Communication between home and school

Working in partnership with parents is critical to effective education and is a part of the ethos of Curtin Primary. Communication with parents happens in the following ways:

Newsletter

This is a weekly update of school events. This is emailed to all families.

Information Evenings

These are held in Week 3 of Term 1. You will receive a link to a webinar from your child’s teacher introducing the year level teaching team and expectations for the classroom.

Reports

These are sent home formally at the end of each semester via email. A separate student self-reflection will be sent home with your child.  In Term 1, a checklist of learning skills and attitudes is sent home in Week 9.

Interviews

These are held across the school early in Term 1 and are combined with student and parent goal setting which has proven to be very useful in focusing learning and communication. You will be notified of the times available for your child’s teacher through a Google Doc that allows you to book a meeting time.  Additional interviews with your child’s teacher throughout the year can be arranged by direct contact with the teacher, or through the Front Office.

Culminating Events

Culminating events are an opportunity for your child to lead you around selected work or locations in his/her room and explain or demonstrate what he/she has learnt.  Invitations will be sent home with your child and watch out for dates in the Calendar.

Website

Please check the website for updates and information over the school year.  Copies of Policies and the Calendar will be uploaded frequently.

Email

All teachers have a school email address.  It is a useful tool for quick information, or for raising the need for a longer conversation. Firstname.lastname@ed.act.edu.au.

Phone Calls

While teachers cannot answer phone calls during school times, messages can be left at the Front Office on 6142 2570.

Parent Meetings

Please make a time to meet with the teacher if you are worried/uncertain about anything to do with your child. The class teacher is the first person to contact.  Otherwise please contact the Executive teacher leading that team, or the Deputy or Principal.


Court Orders and Parenting Arrangements

Please discuss any special family circumstances with the Principal or Deputy Principal and lodge copies of these orders/agreements with the Business Manager. Court orders can only be enforced if the school has a current copy. All information and documents are treated confidentially.


Curriculum

Curtin Primary is implementing the Australian Curriculum. Teachers use an inquiry approach to deliver the curriculum in a way that encourages student curiosity and includes areas of interest in the program. At the start of each inquiry unit an overview will be sent home, outlining the curriculum for your child’s class.  The school website also contains a summary and two year plan of the inquiry topics plus links to the Australian Curriculum.  Our curriculum also includes student wellbeing programs, Indonesian, PE and library lessons.