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Parent Payments

In this section you will find documents relating to our current Parent Payment Policy.  You can read more about the DET Parent Payment Policy by following this link:

2022 School Fees and Booklists are listed here also.


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Out of School Hours Care

At the Kingsbury Primary School Out of School Hours Care, we provide a quality school-aged care service in a warm and friendly environment for the children of Kingsbury Primary and Our Lady of the Way Schools. During the school term, we offer Before School Care, After School Care and full days of care on Pupil Free Days. Our program offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities tailored to each child at the program in accordance with the My Time, Our Place Framework. Nutritious meals and snacks are provided. During the holidays, we offer a Vacation Care program full of fun and stimulating experiences including excursions to zoos, museums and the movies.

Our aim is to deliver a program that is community-based, flexible and meets each child’s need for care in a creative, stimulating, safe and secure environment. As a truly inclusive program, our philosophy is to:

  • Ensure Foundation and other new children have a smooth transition into the program.
  • Provide and cater for the middle years of child development.
  • Meet the interests and needs of each child.
  • Treat each child with respect, equity and fairness.
  • Value all staff, children and family members.
  • Use cultural and background information to enhance program design and individual requirements.
  • Give all children opportunities to contribute, participate and feel they belong in the service.
  • Create and organise challenging experiences in areas that a child may not have experienced before.
  • Meet the needs of our community and support our school.

Please see the link below for our Program Information Brochure.

Enrolments

To access the program, it is compulsory that an enrolment form has been filled out and returned prior to the child’s first day of attendance. We strongly recommend that all families complete the enrolment form for their child/ren. Once enrolled, you are able to book routine and casual sessions of care throughout the year. Please complete the 2021 OSHC Enrolment Form found in the link below and return it to our school office or to the program in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Bookings and My Family Lounge

Bookings can be made by using the My Family Lounge application on iPhone and Android, by calling the program directly on 9462 2354, or via email to:

For first time families, please return your enrolment form to our service before making a booking. From there, we will assist you in setting up your My Family Lounge account so that you can update your details and make casual bookings conveniently through your phone.

Get the My Family Lounge App

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Child Care Subsidy

The Child Care Subsidy is the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees.

Some basic requirements must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy for a child. These include:

  • The age of the child (must be 13 or under and not attending secondary school)
  • The child meeting immunisation requirements
  • The individual, or their partner, meets the residency requirements

The amount you may be eligible for depends on:

  • Your family’s income
  • The hourly rate cap based on the type of child care you use and your child’s age, and
  • The hours of recognised activities you and your partner do

For assistance in applying for the Child Care Subsidy, call the Family Assistance Office on 136 150, or click on the following link:

OHSC Policies


Playgroup

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Wednesdays 9am to 11am during school terms

Phone: 9462 2711

Kingsbury Primary School Playgroup is an integral part of our school community. The playgroup was established several years ago with the assistance of Playgroups Victoria. It now runs as an independent parent and community group facilitated by our School Council and Parent Volunteers.

Sarah Arnold is the new 2021 facilitator of the Playgroup. Sarah manages finances, membership, insurance, resources and special events.

The parents self-manage the playgroup from week to week, welcoming new families and children who range from new-borns to kinder-age. The group is happy, harmonious and diverse. Many children go on to become students at our school.

Kingsbury Playgroup meets each Tuesday morning from 9:00-11:00am with parents sharing a coffee and children playing in a safe learning environment. All are welcome to join in the fun. Please note that the playgroup does not meet on school holidays.

The cost to attend our playgroup is $3.50 per family, per week.

New families & enquiries welcome


Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening Hours are 9am to 9.45am Fridays

Reminder: Orders can be left at school office, any time.


School Lunch Provision

Kingsbury Primary School has a range of options for school lunches.

On any day of the week, students can bring their own packed lunch from home. Food in thermos containers is acceptable, but teachers are unable to heat food up for students. We encourage a minimum of rubbish, so if you can send ‘nude food’, that is food packed in a reusable container without packaging, please do so. Students will no longer be able to take rubbish outside from Term Three.

We will offer the following options on Wednesday to Friday.
  • On Wednesday and Friday you may choose to order from our new online service- Classroom Cuisine. Meals should be ordered prior to 8.30am so they can be delivered to your child at lunchtime. There are lots of healthy and delicious options. Please see the menu attached and log on to Classroom Cuisine to register.
  • On Thursday, our parent volunteers, led by Cindy Hodgson will open our school canteen with a limited menu. Orders will be placed via the classroom. Please see the menu attached.

We desperately need volunteers to assist on Thursdays between 11.00am and 2.00pm. If you can assist, please contact the school office.

From Term Three, students will no longer be able to have rubbish outside, other than in the designated eating area. Once all lunch is finished and rubbish in the bin, they will be free to play.


Parents & Friends

This group has the “Uniform Shop” as a major weekly activity. The group organises the supply and sale of quality school uniform pieces.

Parents may present to the Parents & Friends room on a Friday morning to select and try uniform pieces for their child. Also available are Sun-Smart hats, school bags, and reader satchels. All pieces carry the official school logo. At times, there are pieces of second hand clothing available for considerably less than brand new items.

Another vital activity for the group is the fundraising as set by the calendar at the beginning of each year. Key events are Mothers Day, Easter Bonnet Parade, Fathers day, Footy Club day and several special lunch order days. The group may arrange chocolate drives, bulb sales, raffles and other fundraising fun activities. Twice each year this group organises the preparation of the supper buffet of party food for the “Junior Disco” events.

The most glamorous event for Parents & Friends is the hosting of the school’s annual Grade Six Graduation Ceremony. This occurs in December each year at the Kingsbury Bowls Club. The group organises the catering, table seat sales, special guest invitations and decorations. A totally wonderful end to the year for staff, students and their families. Each season brings something new for the group and membership changes as the activities require different skills. No-one is obliged to attend every function. Please leave your name at the school office if you are interested in being a part of this fun group.


School Council

Message from the President

Kingsbury Primary School is more than just a school, it is a community. Our community works so well because of the effort put in by both our staff and our volunteers. The valuable contributions made by these people have ensured we have great programs and activities that benefit our students.

Often, the input by staff and volunteers happens behind the scenes. This can go unnoticed and unrecognized but it is much appreciated. There have been some new members join our teaching and learning team this year. The input they have added is appreciated by all.

A recent change in department policy has required all volunteers to have a Working With Children Check. It has been pleasing to see how willing our volunteers have been to embrace this initiative. The safety of our students is paramount.

This has been Ms Campbell’s first full year as principal. We have been able to build on a solid foundation set by those before us. Our new sensory garden and administration area have given a fresh look to the school, and are being enjoyed by all. Going into the future, we have much to look forward to.

At this time of year, we will be bidding farewell to some of our classmates and friends as they move to high school or families relocate elsewhere. We wish them well and thank them for the value they added whilst at Kingsbury Primary School. We hope that they have fond memories of being part of the Kingsbury community.

To all those returning next year, including our classmates and our new prep students, let’s have a great year.

Nigel Proctor
2017 School Council President


Purpose

The Council is the governing body of the school. The Council oversees the management of the school by the principal. School Council listens to the voice of the community and prepares an annual report to explain the year’s achievements. The Council assists in the formulation of the School Strategic Plan, the driving planner for school improvement over a 4-year period, and then takes part in the formal review. The School Council is directly responsible for the management of funds and school resources. The Council presents school achievement data and the Annual Report at the Annual General Meeting.


Membership

The Kingsbury School Council has a membership of 14 adults. All members are elected by the school parent community; the majority of members represent the parent group. There are four DEECD members as well as the principal. The council may co-opt 2 additional community representatives due to their specialised skills or knowledge. Most Council meetings are open to parents, either in person or by presentation of a Question on Notice for Council. Only duly elected Council members are entitled to cast a vote at meetings.


Elections

Half of the Council retires each year and the vacancies are filled following a formal election process. This occurs each March and is widely advertised through the school. Any parent of a child at the school may nominate for a position. Nomination forms are available at the school Office during February.

Sub-Committees

For business to operate smoothly, Council facilitates the following active sub-committees

  • Teaching and Learning –Wellbeing
  • Transition – Buildings and Grounds Facilities
  • Finance and Fundraising – School Uniform
  • Community Relations/Community Partnerships
  • Out of School Hours Care – Canteen
  • Playgroup

Other sub-committees may be created to satisfy an ad hoc requirement. Most committees meet a minimum of once each term. They report directly to Council. Council meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 7pm in the school Staff Room, meetings conclude at 9pm.