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 rosspark.​school@​education.​nt.​gov.​au, 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 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.

Alice Springs Primary Schools Priority Enrolment Maps – Google My Maps

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. Sug­gest­ed titles are includ­ed here. All Read­ing Chal­lenge forms are due back to school by Fri­day 19th August. 2022 cmrc book­list tran­si­tion year22022 cmrc book­list year3 year42022 cmrc book­list year5 year6