Term 4 2023
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In this section you will find documents relating to Parent Payments. You can read more about the DET Parent Payment Policy by following this link:
Out of School Hours Care
Our school has partnered with an independent provider called TheirCare to provide exceptional Outside School Hours Care services for our school community.
The program is available for all children at Kingsbury Primary School from 7:00am until 8:45am in the morning and from 3:30pm until 6:00pm each school day.
During School Holidays & Pupil Free Days the service will operate from 7:00am until 6:00pm.
Families wishing to use this service can visit the TheirCare website:
Families are eligible for a Government Rebate called the Child Care Subsidy which can reduce the cost per session by up to 85%.
More information can be obtained by contacting the school or ringing TheirCare Support Team on 1300 072 410.
TheirCare provides a stimulating and safe environment for all children. During sessions, children develop life-skills, friendships, confidence and creativity through play-based programs.
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 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 Wednesday 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 Opening Hours are 9am to 9.45am Wednesdays
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.
- 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 Wednesday 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.
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.
2017 School Council President
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.
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.
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.
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
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.