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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/3H1eFU9 and map https://bit.ly/3GVrcZb
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
Back to School voucher
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.
Students are provided twice a year with Sports Vouchers that can support the costs of participating in particular sporting activities. Online applications should be sent to www.sportsvouchers.nt.edu.au
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- 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:
- 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
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.
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.
Please refer to NT gov website for information on school buses.
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.
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.
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.