Our school hours are from 9.00am until 3.30pm each day. The last day of each term students will be dismissed at 2.30pm and 1.30pm on the last day of the year.
The school hours are as follows: –
School Commences – 9:00 am
Snack Eating Time – 10:50 am -11 am
Morning Recess – 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Lunch Eating Time – 1:30 pm – 1:40pm
Lunch Time – 1:40 pm – 2:30 pm
School Dismissal – 3:30 pm
2018 Term Dates
Term 1: 29th January (teachers start) to 29th March
Term 2: 16th April to 29th June
Term 3: 16th July to 21st September
Term 4: 8th October to 21st December
Our School Council comprises of parents, the principal, staff and community members.
School council elections are held in February or March each year. All parents or guardians of students enrolled at the school are eligible to vote for parent members, and staff vote for staff members. School council members are elected for a two year term. Half the membership is elected or co-opted each year creating vacancies for the annual school council election.
The current members of School Council at Springvale Rise Primary School are:
School councils have three main responsibilities:
•Finance – overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation.
•Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan.
•Policy Development and Review – developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.
Other key functions of school councils include:
•Raising funds for school-related purposes
•Maintaining school grounds and facilities
•Entering into contracts
•Reporting annually to the school community and the Department
•Representing and taking the views of the community into account
•Regulating and facilitating after-hours use of school premises and grounds
(Reference: Department of Education and Training DET)
Springvale Rise Primary School has a compulsory school uniform. It must be worn at school, on excursions, at sporting activities and any other special occasion where students represent the school.
The purposes of the school uniform are to distinguish the school in public, build a school identity, help build an inclusive environment and to provide parents with cost effective and convenient clothing for school.
Getting Ready For School
Selecting the right school
Selecting the right school for your child is an important decision. We believe a school tour is the best method to decide which school is right for your child. We conduct our school tours during the school day and encourage you to bring your child along with you. These tours provides the perfect opportunity for you and your child to see our school in operation and for you to ask many questions as you walk through our learning spaces.
To start primary school your child must turn five years of age, or older, by April 30 of the year that they start school. We accept Foundation enrolments from the start of each year, one year prior to your child’s start date. We encourage you to collect an Enrolment Pack early in the year to take home to complete and return with the supporting legal documentation as soon as possible.
Springvale Rise Primary School recognises the importance of ensuring our new students feel safe, nurtured and excited about starting school. The beginning of your child’s journey at our school starts with a school tour and meeting the students and teachers in your child’s year level. This will help your child establish a personal connection and begin to settle into their new school environment. Please contact our school office to organise a tour and enrol your child today.
***2018 Parent Handbook doc
Pre-School to Foundation Transition
Transition from pre-school / kindergarten into Foundation is a significant time for all children. At Springvale Rise Primary School our responsibility is to ensure a positive, seamless transition for each child who begins his or her schooling with us. We understand that every child has individual needs and we therefore create a diverse and unique Transition Program which supports them to shine. We welcome any queries and questions you may have about your child’s educational journey with Springvale Rise Primary School.
***Foundation Transition Program 2018-2019 doc
***Enrolment Form doc
Secondary College Transition
To support the transition to Secondary College all Year Five and Six students, together with their parents, should carefully consider their choice of secondary school. Government Secondary Colleges in this area include Keysborough Secondary College, Westall Secondary College and Wellington Secondary College.
All colleges welcome parent interest and provide information regarding courses offered and facilities available. In addition to the Government Secondary Colleges, there are also a number of Catholic and Independent Secondary Colleges in this area that families may consider.
Please note parents of Year Six students are usually asked to make their choice early in Term Two.
As an accredited primary school, Springvale Rise Primary School has been welcoming international students over a number of years. Our school provides international students with a high-quality education, pathways to secondary school and a genuine opportunity to succeed and achieve their dreams.
***2018 International Students Handbook doc
At Springvale Rise Primary School we believe that the best way for you to decide if our school is the right fit for your child is for you all to attend a school tour. We conduct our school tours at any time during the school day and encourage you to bring your child and toddlers with you. A school tour provides the perfect opportunity for you and your child to see the school in operation and for you all to ask many questions as you walk through our learning centres. During the tour you will visit inside numerous learning spaces and see our students learning effectively at any given time throughout the school day.
Our school tours are individualised to suit you and are conducted, by a member of our Leadership Team at a mutually convenient time.
To organise a school tour please contact the Administration office.