Enrolments can be made at any time from the middle of May each school year.
Enrolments can be made at any time from the middle of May each school year. Enrolments are accepted from the day of the school's Education Week Open Day (held in May each year). Any child of school age, (must be five before 30th April of their first school year), can be accepted into our Foundation Program.
On enrolment you will need to supply the school with the following documents:
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Enrolment enquiries can be made by phone through the School Office: Telephone (03) 5144 5545.
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Parents can legally defer enrolment for their child until the child is six years old. Your child needs to have turned 5 on or before the 30th April before he/she can legally start school. Please consider your child's overall development - physical, emotional, social as well as intellectual when deciding if he/she is ready for school. You can also talk with your child's kindergarten teacher regarding your child's readiness for school. Towards the end of the kindergarten year your child will be invited to attend orientation sessions with other kindergarten children who will be starting the following year.
Foundation children will attend school for four full days being Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday has been allocated as the rest day for all Foundation students until the 1st week of March.
The children will be supplied with all their day-to-day requirements ie. books, papers, clag, pencils etc. However, you will need to supply the following:
The school has a Sunsmart Policy and Parents & Friends supplies all new Foundation with a complimentary school hat.
All items such as bags, lunch boxes, articles of clothing which are removable (jumpers, coats, hats, etc.) MUST BE NAMED. This helps prevent costly losses for parents and wasted time trying to identify unnamed items
During the first few days of your child's schooling at '545' we will operate a 'staggered start', to ensure a smooth transition and separation. (Parents will be notified of arrival time by letter prior to the start of the school year.) On the first morning of your child's start at '545' children with siblings at the school will be asked to arrive at 8.50am and students new to the school will be asked to arrive at 9.10am.
Gumnuts Early Learning Centre operates an After School Care program, and a School Holiday Program, at Araluen Primary School. For further information or to make a booking, please contact Gumnuts on (03) 51 44 6952.