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How do I enrol my child at Prescott Primary Northern?

Admission is subject to School Council approval following a personal interview with the principal for both parents and student.  Appointments for an interview can be arranged with the school secretary on receipt of the application form.  All successful applicants have one term to settle in and if no major problems occur his/her enrolment is confirmed.

 

Code of Conduct  

The School asks its students to follow four basic codes of conduct.

  • Everyone has the right to work and learn without being disrupted by others.
  • Everyone has the right to be treated courteously and respectfully.
  • Everyone has the right to work in a clean and safe environment.
  • Everyone has the right to feel proud of this school.

 

A well-structured behaviour management system operates with full staff support.  (Ask the principal for details.)

Academic Excellence

Our school is proud of its high academic standard and pleasant learning environment. We expect that children who are accepted into our school will maintain the high standards which set our school apart from many others. The school’s academic program has enabled many students to participate in national contests and to be high achievers in high school and in their chosen careers.

Personal Deportment

Prescott Primary Northern has established a strict uniform code and expects children to wear the correct uniform at all times. Students are required to maintain high standards of neatness and tidiness in dress and grooming. Our school has adopted a sun safe policy regarding the wearing of school hats which are worn throughout the year.

Assessment

Student assessment is on a continuous basis taking into account class work, assignments, tests, participation and attitude.

Social Development and Relationships

 At Prescott Primary Northern, students are taught the value of self-worth within a Christian context. The qualities of self-control, self-discipline, tolerance toward others, and the acceptance of responsibility for one’s own actions is promoted.  Habits of courtesy, decorum and graciousness are also strongly emphasised as being part of everyday life.  School uniform details are found in the School’s Student Handbook.

Physical Achievement

A high standard of achievement in physical areas is consistent with the school’s philosophy of excellence in all areas, and contributes to a holistic lifestyle. All students are expected to participate in the sport program, which allows students to develop skills in a variety of individual and team sports.

Parental Involvement

The school encourages the participation of parents in its education programmed. Parents help with reading, maths, art, craft, and cooking. Some of our parents are able to assist during class excursions and also provide other services such as piano playing for music groups, library assistance and specialised sports coaching. In order to assist in any of these areas a Police Clearance is compulsory.

Community Events Committee

The Community Events Committee is organised and run by parents and fosters close relationships between the school and the home. Functions are conducted to provide opportunities for all parents to participate in the life of the school.

Gifted and Talented Students

Children with specific gifts and talents are supported to develop these abilities at their own rate of achievement.

Homework

Week night home work is structured from 10 minutes to 45 minutes, Monday to Thursday night depending on age and grade. The Student Handbook will provide you with more information about the school’s homework policy.

What will my child learn at Prescott Primary Northern?

 Prescott Primary Northern has maintained a balance between educational innovation and effective traditional methods of teaching.

Our curriculum includes:-

  • English (Spelling, Reading, Writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology  and Computing
  • History
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Creative Arts (Art/Craft, Drama, Music)
  • Language -  French

 

Further learning areas include:

  • Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies is a subject which promotes Christian values and the development of faith in the lives of the children.  The daily Bible stories are drawn directly from the Bible.

  • Music

Music is part of our school curriculum. Private music lessons are currently available at the school, we have piano, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and drum teachers.  Lessons need to be arranged with the appropriate music teacher.

  • Choir

Students in year levels 3 to 7 have an opportunity to join our school choir.  The school choir has a number of performances each year.

  • Computer Studies

The computer lab is equipped with PC computers.  A weekly class is conducted for all years from Reception to Year 7.  Many children get permission to do extra work on the computers to enhance their presentations.  With careful teacher supervision all children can access the internet.

  • Library

The library is well equipped with an extended selection of books as well as charts, DVDs, educational periodicals and teaching kits.  This ensures that both children and teachers are kept up to date.

 

What will my child learn at Prescott Primary Northern?

Enrolment at this school is subject to the following terms and conditions:

1.  The parents will support the ethos and philosophy of the school and will endeavour to support and uphold the principles, practices and policies of the school.

2.  The parents give permission for their child/children to take part in all of the school’s activities, including religious study classes, devotional activities and sports.

3.  The parents undertake to provide the child with the correct uniform as approved by the Council and are prepared to support the school’s uniform code.

4.  The parents/guardians undertake to give positive encouragement and to help their child/children complete assigned tasks.

5.  The parents/guardians accept the right of the school to implement its discipline policy (as listed in the School Handbook) and agree to uphold in every way possible the school’s authority and right to administer appropriate discipline in accordance with the policies of the School Council.  If their child/children should become involved in any difficulty in the school, the parents will in no case complain to any other parents, but will bring any necessary complaints directly to the teacher or Principal.

6.  The student behaves in a way, both in and out of school, that does not bring dishonour or disgrace to the school, and while a student of the school, accepts the student code of conduct and follows the general rules and procedures as expressed in the School Handbook.

7.  The parents, in the event of illness or injury to their child, and which requires medical or hospital treatment and if the parent or guardian is not readily available, will authorise the Principal or person in control to arrange such treatment, without incurring any legal liability to the school or persons authorising the medical attention.

8.  The school issues an Annual Statement with an option to pay the full amount in one payment or to pay a quarterly amount by the due date. If all fees and charges are not paid and special arrangements have not been made with the Principal, action can be taken by the School Council that may lead to your child not being accepted in the following term.  Outstanding fees will be referred to a debt collector which will incur a cost to the parent for fee recovery and may affect the family’s credit rating. 

9.  One term’s notice is required if a child is to leave the school or a full terms fees will be charged the Principal must be contacted in this regard.  (NOTE: In case of hardship, special arrangements may be made with the Principal.)

10.  Parents will notify the school of any family law or legal custody requirements relating to the student and understand that only the legal custodial parent will be allowed access to the student at school unless other provisions are made.

11.  That the School Principal may suspend the child and the School Council may terminate enrolment at its discretion for failure to comply with these conditions or for other serious breaches of the Council’s rules and regulations.

Overseas Students

Commonwealth, Visa and School fee conditions apply.  Details are available upon application.