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Balnarring Primary School

16 Civic Ct, Balnarring VIC 3926

Term Dates

2024 Term Dates

Term 1

Start date

29 January
(Students start 30th January)

Finish date

28 March

Curriculum Days

Monday January 29th and Tuesday 30th January

Term 2

Start date

15 April

Finish date

28 June

Curriculum Days

Monday 15th April

Term 3

Start date

15 July

Finish date

20 September

Curriculum Days

Friday 6th September

Term 4

Start date

7 October

Finish date

20 December

Curriculum Days

Monday 21st October

Daily Timetable

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8:40am

Classroom doors open

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8:45am

Roll Call

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8:45am – 9:45am

Session 1

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9:45am – 10:45am

Session 2

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10:45am – 11:15am

Recess

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11:15am – 12:15pm

Session 3

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12:15pm – 1:15pm

Session 4

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1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lunch

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2:15pm – 3:15pm

Session 5

School Assembly

School Assembly is held fortnightly in the school gym, on a Friday afternoon at 2.25 pm.

Parents are most welcome to come along! It is a very enjoyable occasion for all members of the school community!

It is an opportunity to acknowledge sporting, musical, artistic, academic and behavioural achievements both in and out of school; to showcase talent within the school with an individual student or small group entertaining the audience with a musical performance and for a class to present an item focusing on their classroom learning.
The School Captains feature when they role-play an important safety or wellbeing message!
At the end of the Assembly, the school community pledges the ‘Balnarring Way’ to one another, which is quite a moving experience! Afterwards, parents are welcome to have tea or coffee and visit the community market stall which sells products from the school garden and is run by the children.

Reporting to Parents

There are a number of opportunities throughout the year for parents to follow their children’s progress.

February

Meet Our Class Community Evening enables parents and teachers to meet one another, to instigate the important parent/ teacher partnership and exchange relevant information.

End of Term 1

Parent Teacher Interviews are held to provide information on how well the children have settled into their class and the effort they are putting into their learning and home tasks.

Mid-Year

Written Reports are sent home mid-year.

End of Term 3

Parent Teacher Interviews will provide a further opportunity for parents and teachers to work together to promote student learning.

In Term 4

Written Reports are forwarded home during the last week of the school year.

In addition to these more formal occasions, parents are encouraged to make an appointment with their child’s classroom teacher whenever they would like to discuss their child’s progress.

School Documents

Under the Department of Education and Training’s Parent Payments Policy, Victorian government schools are required to provide transparent information to their school community on voluntary parent contributions. Please find below our parent payment arrangements for 2023.

2024 Parent Contributions Information – Year 1

2024 Parent Contributions Information – Year 2

2024 Parent Contributions Information – Year 3

2024 Parent Contributions Information – Year 4

2024 Parent Contributions Information – Year 5

2024 Parent Contributions Information – Year 6

2024 Parent Contributions Information – Year Foundation

Wetlands Fauna Survey

School Policy Documents

Child safety and wellbeing information for families and the school community.

Balnarring Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe.

Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:

  • Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
  • Child Safety Code of Conduct
  • Child Safe Standards Risk Register (under review)
  • Child safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedure
  • Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
  • Bullying Prevention Policy
  • Volunteers Policy
  • Digital Learning Policy

As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Balnarring Primary School we welcome and encourage your feedback.
If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact Anne McDonald , Assistant Principal.

BPS – Anaphylaxis Policy

BPS – Asthma Policy

BPS – Attendance Policy

BPS – Bullying Prevention Policy

BPS – CCTV Policy

BPS – Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy

BPS – Child Safety Code of Conduct

BPS – Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedures

BPS – Communication with School Staff Policy

BPS – Complaints Policy

BPS – Digital Learning Policy

BPS – Digital Statement

BPS – Duty of Care Policy

BPS – First Aid Policy

BPS – Health Care Needs Policy

BPS – Homework Policy

BPS – Inclusion and Diversity Policy

BPS – Medication Policy

BPS – Mobile Phone Policy

BPS – Personal Property Policy

BPS – Photographing, Filming and Recording Students Policy

BPS – Respect for School Staff Policy

BPS – Statement of Values and School Philosophy Policy

BPS – Student Dress Code Policy

BPS – Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy

BPS – Sunsmart Policy

BPS – Visitors Policy

BPS – Volunteers Policy

BPS – Yard Duty and Supervision Policy

DET Head Lice Policy

DET Privacy Collection Notice

School Annual Report

Balnarring PS – 2023 Annual Report

Balnarring PS – 2024 Annual Implementation Plan

Balnarring PS – School Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024

Uniform Shop

Our uniform supplier is Peninsula Uniforms and Embroidery.

Orders can be placed online at peninsulauniforms.com.au/category/school/balnarring-primary-school/ or by calling their shop on 9775 1777.

Orders will be delivered fortnightly to school, alternatively you can pick up directly from our supplier:

PENINSULA UNIFORMS & EMBROIDERY

1/1 Titan Drive, Carrum Downs

Outside School Hours Care Program

Camp Australia – Guiding Children’s Growth

We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program.

Camp Australia programs are centered on child enrichment, while ensuring a reliable, engaging and hassle-free OSHC service at our school. Their engaged educators foster a safe, inclusive environment where children can relax, have fun and grow.

Your OSHC – OSHC that inspires

At Your OSHC by Camp Australia, every before school, after school and pupil free day program is tailored to the likes and interests of each child in service. Camp Australia’s educators design enriching experiences to inspire your children’s confidence, independence and imagination. In any one week, they could be participating in science experiments, active play, creative expression and more – they believe in learning through experience so that each child can grow.

Click here to find out more about Camp Australia’s program at our school, including hours of operation and fees. To attend care, you must register your child. Register now for free.