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 is outlined in our Family Handbook. Priority enrolment zones are outlined here: Alice Springs Primary Schools Priority Enrolment Maps – Google My Maps
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.:
- Ross Park School shirt
- Ross Park School hat – with a brim
- Ross Park School dress
- Ross Park Jacket or Hoodie
- Navy blue or black ONLY – Shorts/long pants/skirt/skort/leggings/tights
- Year 6 students wear a special polo shirt that students have co-designed
- Ross Park School Hoodie
The following optional items may be worn as part of a school uniform in colder months of the year:
- A jumper/jacket – Navy blue ONLY with no logos or insignias
For health and safety reasons, shoes should be enclosed.
The NT Government issues Back to School vouchers valued at $200.00 per student. At Ross Park, this can be used for the purchase of school uniforms, as well as other school essentials. New shirts were introduced in 2023 with the modernised logo, older designs can still be worn and are sold at a reduced cost. Donations of second-hand uniforms are welcome. Please note that parents may be contacted to review the attire of students if deemed to be inappropriate for school.
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. Ross Park hats are available from the front office, or any bucket hat can be worn. 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 $200.00 per student. At Ross Park, this can be put towards uniforms, subscriptions, resources, excursions/incursions, camps and graduation.
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:
The School Council is comprised of an elected body of eleven parents and five teachers, the School Principal (ex officio), School Business Manager, Council Secretary and up to two invited members. The Council supports and promotes the school in accordance with its philosophy and constitution. The School Council contributes to the management of school finances and school property, and supports strategic planning and school direction, as well as involving parents in school events wherever possible. The Council AGM is held in March. Parents meet to elect approximately half their Council members for a two-year term. Active parent participation is essential to the development of the school. The Council Chairperson is elected from the parent councillors for a term of two years. Subcommittees operate within Council on a needs basis and report to Council. If you are interested and can help in any of the subcommittees, it is not necessary to be a member of School Council to join a subcommittee. During school terms, the Council meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:00 pm in the staffroom. Virtual access is also available via an email link invitation. All parents are welcome to attend Council meetings.
After School and Holiday Care
Parent tips (FAQ)
The school office hours are 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please advise the front office that your child will be absent from school and why. You may ring the office on 8955 2000, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via text message to 0481 191 388.
We have school uniforms available for purchase at the front office and we also have some second-hand clothing. The school uniform is a school shirt and navy shorts or pants; we also have a school dress available. There are Ross Park School hoodies for warmth in winter, or a plain navy-blue jumper will suffice. Full brimmed hats or bucket hats can also be purchased. No caps are permitted.
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. We also welcome family members on excursions and camps throughout the year.
We recommend talking through your concerns with the classroom teacher as soon as reasonable. We have an extensive Inclusion team, who are here to help you through any concerns, and work with families to support all students to achieve their best.
The canteen is open from 8.00am to 1.15pm on Thursdays only. Please check the Families tab with more information on the school canteen.
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. The “Kiss and Go” can get very congested, particularly in the afternoons, so if it is possible to walk across the oval, this is the least congested area of the school. Please refrain from parking on the verge or on any yellow lines, as this presents a danger to students and staff at pick up time.
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 5:00pm eight times a year. Please talk to the front office staff for more information.
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, except when there are extenuating circumstances.
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:
Yes, we have a school newsletter that is uploaded to the Families Tab every fortnight by Friday afternoon.
The Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge encourages students to read more books for pleasure during August each year and more information will come home from class teachers as the date gets nearer.