Families

Enrol­ment policy

Due to the high enrol­ment num­bers and lim­it­ed class­room spaces, pri­or­i­ty is giv­en to fam­i­lies who live in our pri­or­i­ty enrol­ment zone or already have a sib­ling at the school. There must be con­fir­ma­tion of a cur­rent res­i­den­tial address in the form of a util­i­ties bill or lease agree­ment. Fam­i­lies enrolling their child are required to meet with the prin­ci­pal and com­plete an enrol­ment form online. The school requires a min­i­mum of 24 hours to process each enrol­ment, so new stu­dents attend school one or two days after enrolling. The online enrol­ment pro­ce­dure is detailed on the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion web­site https://​enrol​.ntschools​.net/. Pri­or­i­ty enrol­ment infor­ma­tion for Ross Park Pri­ma­ry and Rona Glynn Preschool https://​bit​.ly/​3​H​1eFU9 and map https://​bit​.ly/​3​G​VrcZb

Hats and uniforms

Schools are required to offer uni­sex uni­form options for all stu­dents avail­able as every­day wear. School uni­forms are manda­to­ry in all Ter­ri­to­ry schools. 

The fol­low­ing items must be worn as part of a school uniform. 

Year 6 stu­dents wear a spe­cial polo shirt that they have co-designed: * A shirt bear­ing a school logo * A hat (not nec­es­sar­i­ly a school hat) with a brim *Shorts/​long pants/​skirt/​skort/​dress the fol­low­ing option­al items may be worn as part of a school uni­form in cold­er months of the year: * A jumper/​jacket * Leggings/​tights for health and safe­ty rea­sons, shoes should be enclosed. 

The NT Gov­ern­ment issues Back to School cred­it of $150.00 per stu­dent. At Ross Park, this can be used for the pur­chase of school uni­forms and these are sold at the school office. 

Dona­tions of sec­ond-hand uni­forms are welcome. 

Hats: It is a require­ment of the school that chil­dren wear sun-safe hats at all times when they are out­doors. This includes com­ing to and from school. Chil­dren with­out approved hats will be con­fined to under­cov­er areas dur­ing play ses­sions. Caps do not meet the sun-safe guide­lines. Ross Park School fol­lows the rec­om­men­da­tions of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Can­cer Council.

Back to school and sports vouchers

Par­ent tips (FAQ)

What are the school office hours?

The school office hours are 8.00am to 4.00pm Mon­day to Friday.

When are the school bell times?

School com­mences at 8:30 a.m.

Recess com­mences at 10:30 a.m.

Lunch com­mences at 12:40 p.m.

School con­cludes at 2:50 p.m.

What if my child gets hun­gry dur­ing the day?

We have sev­er­al times a day that we eat, recess is at 10.30am, Lunch at 12.40pm. All teach­ers give stu­dents time in the morn­ing to eat their brain food’ in Les­son 1 before 10am. Brain food is fruit or veg­eta­bles packed with stu­dents recess and lunch.

What if my child requires med­ica­tion dur­ing the school day?

If you child requires med­ica­tion dur­ing the school day you will need to bring it to the atten­tion of the front office with dosages and times required. A form will need to be signed for staff to administer.

What do I need to do if I must pick up my child ear­ly from school for an appoint­ment or is late to school?

You will need to attend to the front office and sign your child out of school if you need to take your child to an appoint­ment. If your child is late to school, they will need to attend to the front office to get a slip to hand to the teach­ers and sign in as well.

What do I need to do if my child is absent from school?

You will need to advise the front office that your child will be absent from school and why. You can ring the office to do this or email rossparkprimary@​education.​nt.​gov.​au

Do you have a school dress code?

We have school uni­forms avail­able for pur­chase at the front office and we also have some sec­ond-hand cloth­ing. The school uni­form is a navy or red t‑shirt and navy shorts or pants, we also have a school dress avail­able. Full brimmed hats or buck­et hats can also be pur­chased. No caps are permitted.

Can I vol­un­teer in my child’s classroom?

We are always look­ing for par­ent helpers in the class­room. Please talk to the class­room teacher to nego­ti­ate most appro­pri­ate days and time to help out. Some­times there are also tasks that can be done at home too.

What if I think my child needs extra help?

We rec­om­mend talk­ing through your con­cerns with the class­room teacher as soon as reasonable.

When is the can­teen open?

The can­teen is open from 8.00am to 1.15pm Wednes­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day. Please check the Fam­i­lies tab with more infor­ma­tion on the school canteen.

Where do we park for pick up and drop offs?

The school rec­om­mends park­ing at the soc­cer carpark and walk­ing into the school. We do have a kiss and go that is in at front of the school on Win­necke Avenue. This is for MORN­INGS ONLY and after 3pm when par­ents are late pick­ing up their child.

Do you have a school coun­cil that I can attend?

Yes, there is a school coun­cil and any­one can come to the meet­ings, The school coun­cil meets on the third Mon­day of each month at 6.30pm eight times a year. Please talk to the front office staff for more information.

Is the school zoned and do you have a map?

Yes, the school has a Pri­or­i­ty Enrol­ment Plan in place and the map can be found on the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion web­site. This means we can only accept enrol­ments of fam­i­lies who live in the zone, until the school’s enrol­ment drops below 75% to capacity.

https://​edu​ca​tion​.nt​.gov​.au/​p​o​l​i​c​i​e​s​/​e​n​r​o​l​m​e​n​t​/​p​r​i​o​r​i​t​y​-​e​n​r​o​l​m​e​n​t​-​a​r​e​a​-maps


Is there a bus schedule?

Yes, there is a bus that drops off and picks up at the front of the school oppo­site the McK­ay Street cor­ner. This is run by the Alice Springs Bus Com­pa­ny and more details can be found in the Fam­i­lies tab or click on link below:

https://​nt​.gov​.au/​d​r​i​v​i​n​g​/​p​u​b​l​i​c​-​t​r​a​n​s​p​o​r​t​-​c​y​c​l​i​n​g​/​p​u​b​l​i​c​-​s​c​h​o​o​l​-​b​u​s​e​s​/​a​l​i​c​e​-​s​p​r​i​n​g​s​-​t​i​m​e​t​a​b​l​e​s​-​a​n​d​-maps


Does your school have a newsletter?

Yes, we have a school newslet­ter that is uploaded to the Fam­i­lies Tab every week by Fri­day afternoon.

Chief Min­is­ter’s Read­ing Challenge

The Chief Min­is­ter’s Read­ing Chal­lenge encour­ages stu­dents to read more books for plea­sure. Sug­gest­ed titles are includ­ed here. All Read­ing Chal­lenge forms are due back to school by Fri­day 19th August. 2022 cmrc book­list tran­si­tion year2, 2022 cmrc book­list year3 year4, 2022 cmrc book­list year5 year6

Fam­i­ly orientations

New Stu­dents

Par­ents and fam­i­lies con­tact the school to make an appoint­ment to meet with the prin­ci­pal or del­e­gate to share infor­ma­tion and have a tour of the school.

Tran­si­tion

Rona Glynn preschool teach­ers and Ross Park lead­ers and teach­ers work togeth­er to design a Tran­si­tion to Pri­ma­ry School plan. Rona Glynn preschool stu­dents vis­it the school site, par­tic­i­pate on spe­cial school events and engage in activ­i­ties through­out Semes­ter 2 to devel­op a sense of famil­iar­i­ty and secu­ri­ty with the school context. 


Bus infor­ma­tion

Can­teen menu and information

Please pro­vide a paper lunch bag with order clear­ly writ­ten on bag as well as child’s full name, teacher’s name and class name. Orders must be at the can­teen by 9.30am. If order­ing a Recess order this will need to be on a sep­a­rate lunch order bag.

Can­teen Term 1 2022

NAPLAN

Poli­cies

Sun Safe


ICT


Mobile and Devices

Ani­mals in school

Ani­mals may only be brought to school with the pri­or approval of the prin­ci­pal or their del­e­gate. Please refer to attached Ani­mals in School pol­i­cy for fur­ther information.

Healthy eat­ing

Ross Park Pri­ma­ry School is com­mit­ted to ensur­ing that their stu­dents have access to healthy food and drinks and nutri­tion edu­ca­tion to help inform their deci­sion mak­ing in the future. 

Please refer to School Nutri­tion and healthy eat­ing pol­i­cy this should also be read along with the guidelines.

Pos­i­tive Behav­iour Policy

The school com­mu­ni­ty recog­nis­es that all stu­dents are indi­vid­u­als and will be treat­ed with tol­er­ance, care and under­stand­ing of their par­tic­u­lar needs.

Please refer to Stu­dent well­be­ing and pos­i­tive behav­iour sup­port policy.

Stu­dent Lead­er­ship Policy

At Ross Park Pri­ma­ry School, we cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents to improve our school by seek­ing, col­lect­ing and using stu­dent voice to inform deci­sions to improve our school. Stu­dent lead­er­ship groups empow­er stu­dents to make real and impact­ful deci­sions regard­ing stu­dent wants and needs in line with the school vision and values.

Please refer to Stu­dent Lead­er­ship Pol­i­cy and Guidelines.