Parent information

 

School times

 

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Time Activity
8:30 Teacher on duty to supervise children arriving at school
8:50 Classrooms open, roll taken
9:10 Lessons 1-2
10:50 Supervised lunch eating
11:00 Lunch playtime
11:30 Lessons 3-4
1:10 Recess
1:30 Lessons 5-6
3:10 Dismissal
3:25 Teacher supervision ends
All students must have left the school grounds unless they are involved in after school sport or are booked into OSHC

Students are dismissed at 2.10pm (1 hour early) on the last day of every term, on sports day and on the Thursday before Good Friday.

 

SA state schools term dates

 

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Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2022 31 Jan – 14 April 2 May – 8 July 25 July – 30 Sept 17 Oct – 16 Dec
2023 30 Jan – 14 April 1 May – 7 July 24 July – 29 Sept 16 Oct – 15 Dec
2024 29 Jan – 12 April 29 April – 5 July 22 July – 27 Sept 14 Oct – 13 Dec
2025 28 Jan – 11 April 28 April – 4 July 21 July – 26 Sept 13 Oct – 12 Dec

Please check the Department for Education website for the most current information. 

 

Communication

 

Teachers at Ascot Park are highly committed to maintaining effective communication with parents and carers.

Assemblies

 

We have a whole school assembly every Wednesday fortnight, usually in even weeks at 9.10am in the sport centre. Each class is responsible for hosting an assembly 2-3 times during the year and each assembly consists of singing the National Anthem, Acknowledgement of Country, various class items and finishing with our Play is the Way awards. Parents/carers are most welcome to attend as it is a fabulous opportunity to see what’s happening in classes and around the school.

 

Newsletters

 

The school newsletter is published on ClassDojo and on our website in weeks 1, 5 and 9 each term or alternatively parents/carers can request an electronic copy to be sent via email. Hard copies are available from the front office. Class newsletters and term overviews are sent home at the beginning of each term.

 

ClassDojo

 

ClassDojo is a free communication app and website which helps us to communicate more effectively with our school community. It provides parents with everything they need to know about class and school happenings including newsletters, updated news, photos, special events and messaging that can be translated into more than 35 languages. It also allows parents/carers to contact their child’s teacher regarding individual student matters including absences. More information can be found at https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200185365-For-parents.

Keep up to date with class news and information using these features:

  • School story – where we share newsletters, day to day updates of a whole school nature, congratulations across the whole school etc
  • Class story – share news and events relevant to the class only
  • Portfolios – assign work and share feedback to individual or groups of students
  • Messages – direct conversations between parents and teachers.

 It is an expectation that all parents/carers download and check ClassDojo daily. Your child’s teacher will give you a code to quick-connect to the class which looks something like “C123ABCD.” The app is free and is easy to download from iTunes App store or Android’s Google Play store. Alternatively, you can download it to your account from the links below.

Communication through ClassDojo is most effective when the message is brief, informative and respectful. Issues or concerns requiring more detailed discussions or information need to be addressed either face-to-face or over the phone at an agreed time. Teachers’ priority is to their students and the teaching and learning program, so they are unable to check messages during the school day. If you need to contact the school urgently, please call the front office on 8276 3055. Teachers are only required to respond to messages during term time, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

       

 

Other Communication

 

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AscotParkPS

  • Used to promote whole school events and celebrations to the wider community

 

Contact the front office if you need to:

 

  • Get an urgent message to your child eg to let them know a change in pick-up arrangements
  • Contact a member of the leadership team (please do not send the principal and deputy messages on ClassDojo)

Raising a concern

 

If you have a concern or question about your child’s learning or wellbeing, please contact your child’s teacher in the first instance. Your child’s teacher is best placed to answer any concerns as they are usually the person with the appropriate information.

If you are still not satisfied that your concern has been addressed, you can contact a member of the leadership team through the school’s email address or by contacting the front office and making a time to meet with them.

Phone:              8276 3055

Email:               dl.0340.info@schools.sa.edu.au

 


Family information book

 

More information about our school can be found in our family information book downloaded via this link.

 


The Education Department

NEALS

Ascot Park Primary School acknowledges the Land of the Kaurna people on which we live and learn each day.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to the young leaders of tomorrow.

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