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STARTING SCHOOL

Before commencing school, children are invited to orientation visits with the Junior Primary class. The time is negotiated with the parents, Principal and class teacher. Both parent and child are given the opportunity to become familiar with the learning program and the organization of the school and to ask any relevant questions.
 
School time is 8:55am - 3:20pm. Supervision starts at 8:30am

ADMISSION OF CHILDREN FOR THE FIRST TIME

Same First Day Policy

If a child turns four before 1 May, they will start preschool on the first day of Term One in that year.
 
If a child turns four on or after 1 May, they will start preschool on the first day of Term One the following year.
 
If a child turns five before 1 May, they will start school on the first day of Term One in that year.
 
If a child turns five on or after 1 May, they will start school on the first day of Term One the following year.

For more information

Visit the Department for Education and Child Development, Early Years website at http://www.earlyyears.sa.edu.au/ 
 
Phone 8207 2494 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCHOOL HOURS

Supervision starts 8:30 am
Commencement  8:55 am
Morning Recess 10.45 am – 11:05 am
Lunch 12.55 pm – 1:35 pm
Dismissal 3:20 pm (Last day of each term - 2:20 pm)
Supervision finishes 3:40 pm
After School Care  from 3:20 pm – 6:00 pm
Variations of these times will be advised in advance. 
 
Supervision: In accordance with the Chief Executive Officer, parents are advised that teachers will officially supervise students as follows: 
  • From 8.30am to 3.40pm each full day the school is open, or 30 minutes after altered dismissal time.
  • For the sake of children’s safety it is advised that children are not at school before 8.30am and after 3.40pm. (After School Care is available) 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL 

Our Student Representative Council is made up of two representatives (boy and girl) from each class, and an Executive Committee comprising four students (2 girls and 2 boys) from the senior class.
 
The purpose of the S.R.C., which meets fortnightly, is to provide a means for students to express views and concerns; to give students an important and valued role in the management of the school; and to provide a forum for students to develop skills in leadership, meeting procedures and negotiation.

ABSENCES

The Education Act requires that parents communicate with the school giving the reason for a child’s absence from school. A phone call or an email is appreciated on the day of absence. The reason for every absence must be communicated in writing on the child’s return to school.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

The school has a uniform. Students must wear it every day.

SCHOOL DRESS POLICY

The Norton Summit Primary School standard of dress is:
 
Windcheater  Royal blue or navy
Polo Shirt/ Skivvy Royal blue, red, navy or white
Track Pants or Leggings Navy
Shorts Navy
Dress Blue and white gingham check
Skirt Royal blue or navy
Pinafore (Winter) Mid blue or navy
 
Girls may choose to wear dress/skirt and/or the track pants/leggings/shorts options. 

HATS

To protect children from the harmful effects of the sun, it is expected that all children wear hats during recess, lunch times, P.E. lessons and while playing outside from September 1st.
Hats are available for purchase from the Front Office, (wide brimmed, bucket or legionnaire style). 

SPORTS UNIFORM

The school has a supply of school sports shirts and netball skirts which are loaned to students who represent the school in sport.

LOGO

Iron-on school logos for summer or winter tops are available for sale from the Front Office. They are $3.00 each. 

INAPPROPRIATE ITEMS 

The following clothing is considered inappropriate for school attire: 
  • Tank tops
  • T-shirts with inappropriate wordings or designs
  • Thongs
  • Sleeveless dresses
  • Excessive jewellery 
Uniform orders are taken each term. A display of our uniform is in the Foyer.

LOST CLOTHING

Please label all clothing clearly so they can be returned. Lost property items will be kept in the Front Office. 
Accumulated lost clothing will eventually be sold or given to a suitable charity.

PAYMENT OF MONEY

Children or parents are asked to take money directly to the School Services Officer in the Front Office. No money will be handled by teachers. Please put money in a sealed envelope with the details written on the outside. 
When writing cheques to be paid to the school, please make them payable to “Norton Summit Primary School” and mark them “not negotiable”. Cheques should not be made out to individual teachers or the Principal.
If paying cash, please tender the correct amount if possible.

SCHOOL FEES

The materials and services fee charged at the beginning of the year includes a component for stationery, classroom resources and school resources. Stationery will be issued to children by the class teacher as required throughout the year.
 
Payments can be made by: 
 
  • Full payment end of week 4 term 1. or payment in instalments
  • First payment end of week 4 term 1.
  • Second payment end of week 1 term 2.
  • Third payment end of week 1 term 3.
  • School Card Scheme. 
A detailed outline of the schedule of school charges is attached to the school invoice.

SCHOOL CARD

Parents who think they might be eligible for Government assistance for payment of school fees, may apply on the appropriate form available from the Front Office.

BANKING

Student banking is a service provided by the Commonwealth Bank and BankSA.
An account can be opened by completing the appropriate form available from the Front Office and returning it to the school.
Children take their banking to our Front Office every Friday.

REPORTING TO PARENTS

A comprehensive reporting format is provided by our school. Each year parents are given two written reports on their child’s progress, (mid year and end of year). In addition, students in Years 3, 5 and 7 receive individual student reports on their NAPLAN tests. These are distributed in September. 
Parents also have the opportunity to take part in discussions on their child’s progress at any time. Parents and students are also offered the chance to participate in Three-Way Discussions with the class teacher in Term 1. 
This allows the parent(s), child and teacher to set agreed learning goals for the year. 
Teachers also share an overview of their teaching and learning programs. At the beginning of each new school year an Acquaintance Night is held to allow parents to meet with teachers.

ASSEMBLIES

Classes take turns to run assemblies. Dates and times are advertised in the newsletter.

NEWSLETTER

The school newsletter, Summit Sun, is printed twice per term to keep families up to date with school events. The school newsletter can be downloaded from our website.

PARENT PARTICIPATION

You can choose your level of involvement depending on your commitments. Parents are encouraged to become a part of school life. Parents are welcome within the classroom where you can be involved in many activities (reading, excursions and craft to name a few).
On a more formal level you can join any of the following Governing Council sub-committees - Parents and Friends/Fundraising, Finance, Grounds and Facilities, Canteen and OSHC. For more information about these portfolios please speak to the Front Office Staff or the Principal.