Parents

Lunch Orders

Uniform

The Uniform Shop is open each Tuesday morning from 8.30am – 9.30am. Volunteer parents from the Parents’ Association operate the uniform shop. Parents can leave orders with payment at the school office at any time and they will be given to your child on the following Tuesday. A variety of second hand clothes are also available for purchase.  

Before & After School Care

OSH Club Australia is the provider of Before and After School care. Parents can sign up and make bookings online through the OSH Club website: https://www.oshclub.com.au/. OSH Club operates before school from 7:00am and after school until 6:30pm.

Communication

Compass School Manager is our parent portal – which is the school’s primary communication tool. 

Compass allows you to easily access up-to-date and meaningful information about your child and their school, including the ability to:

  • Monitor your child’s attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
  • Communicate with your child’s teachers, and update your family contact details
  • View your child’s timetable and the school calendar
  • Monitor your child’s homework and assessment tasks
  • Download and view your child’s progress and semester reports
  • Book parent-teacher conferences
  • Pay and provide consent for events and school fees
  • Receive news updates directly from the school

Learning at Home

It is recognised that homework can help students with their education by complementing and reinforcing classroom teaching, fostering lifelong learning and study habits, while providing opportunities for students to take responsibility for aspects of their own learning.

 

Parent’s AND FRIEND Association

Our Parents and Friends Association acts as the ‘glue’ between the school, parents and students.

The team works closely with the principal and school council to understand strategies and priorities and contribute to their delivery by connecting teachers, students, parents and the broader community.

We provide friendship and support for new families and raise funds for much needed ongoing improvements that will directly benefit students. Recent examples are the installation of goal posts and a new sand pit/play area for the children.

Our regular events are much loved, and include:

  • Welcome barbeque/picnic
  • Mother’s/Father’s/Parent’s/Carer’s day stalls and events
  • Parent’s Party
  • Walkathon
  • Movie sessions at school and local cinema
  • School Disco
  • End of year picnic/event.

Meetings are informal and friendly and we encourage anyone to attend to find out more or to get involved. Please email us at pa@elsternwickps.vic.edu.au to find out more.

Hire of Facilities

Elsternwick Primary School has a modern fully sized gymnasium, outdoor basketball courts and recently refurbished Brickwood Hall. These beautiful spaces may be available for hire to the broader community outside of school hours. Please contact our Operations Manager, Danielle Moore on 8534 6100 with any inquiries. 

School Council & Sub Committees

All government schools in Victoria have a School Council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to help develop processes and systems that best suit our students. In the performance of their role, and abiding by the overall state policy guidelines of Standing Orders and Code of Conduct, School Council members will oversee budget approval and monitoring, policy reviewing, the general facilities and grounds maintenance, employment of the principal and community participation. 

The composition of School Council is structured to represent the joint interests and responsibilities of teachers and parents for the education of children. Half the Council is nominated annually for election. Nomination procedures are communicated at the start of each school year. School Council meetings are also open for observers to attend and meeting minutes available from the school office. The community is kept informed through School Council articles in the school newsletter.

The following sub committees have been established to assist in the operation of School Council.

  • Educational 
  • Finance

  • Parents and Friends Association

  • Buildings and Grounds

  • Marketing, Grants and Promotions

All sub committees include teachers and at least one School Council representative. An annual nomination for membership is open to all parents, ES Staff and teachers.Whilst our School Council has the ultimate decision making responsibility the sub committees lead the implementation of improvements by making recommendations. An annual nomination for membership is open to all parents, ES Staff and teachers.