Yarra Road Primary School Newsletter

20 December 2018
Issue Twenty-two
Principals message 
Page 3
Year 1 & 2
Year 3 & 4
Year 5 & 6 
Talent Quest 
After School Basketball Reports
YRPS Sponsors 
PA/School Community News
Yarra Road Primary School
(03) 9723 4182
222-228 Yarra Road
Croydon North, Victoria, 3136

Principals message 

Thank You

On behalf of all of the staff, we’d like to thank everyone in our school community for their contribution to making Yarra Road the great school that it is. Parent support and time given by our volunteers is so important and makes an enormous contribution towards all of our children’s education.


To our parent’s association, school councillors, subcommittee contributors, reading coaches, sporting team managers and coaches, working bee helpers, canteen volunteers, book coverers, costume sewers, classroom helpers and student mentors, we thank you for your time, effort and commitment.


Best wishes to one and all for a joyous Christmas and a safe, rejuvenating and happy holiday break.



Meriden and Kate

2018 Achievements

The 2018 school year at Yarra Road Primary School (YRPS) literally started with an explosion of colour, with the introduction of a new fundraising initiative by the Parent's Association (PA) known as the 'Colour Run'. This event raised significant funds and was successful in uniting the student and parent community, with an overwhelming number of parent helpers volunteering to support on the day.


The winning streak only continued at YRPS with a notable improvement in the school's NAPLAN results, seeing us supersede schools of a similar demographic (student numbers and parent demographic) around the country. Well done to all involved!


Extra-curricular events were another standout achievement with a phenomenal performance of 'Pirates of the Curry Bean' directed by our new Performing Arts teacher Cath Shalders, with the continued support of Kerry Halliday. Updates to the school’s performing arts room, including the purchase of new instruments have been a welcomed addition to foster ongoing improvements in this area.


Additionally, the school has set its sights on the development of a new STEM Lab, expected to evolve over the next few years. Efforts kicked off with a 'Math-a-thon' that has initially raised money for the purchase of Arduino kits, Sphero balls and Beebots to aid the development of students’ digital literacy and coding skills.


On the topic of digital literacy, the school also hosted a Cyber Safety event for parents and integrated this learning back into the classroom with the support of the Victoria Police and the 'Think U Know' program. This was one of many incursions that compliment the wonderful camps, sporting events and excursions for our students.


None of this would be possible without the continued support and efforts of the parent community, in particular the PA. The Association hosted a spectacular Trivia Night that not only raised significant funds for the school but made everyone think and share a laugh together - in particular at the increased costs of 'air' in the Eastern suburbs! Regardless of what we walked away with, the generosity of spirit was fantastic to see.


The School Council have also made ongoing contributions to the school, updating 'front gate' as well as undertaking landscaping and planting. Particular thanks to and David Stevens, Kingsley Allan and Daniel Quick for their hard work, time and continued input.


Thank you and congratulations to the students, staff, parents/carers and community who make Yarra Road Primary School the wonderful school it is. I wish you all a happy, safe and restful summer break.


Olivia Ilic

School Council President

Deakin Awards

This week Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin, presented the school with a Deakin Shield and three student awards at assembly. The Deakin Shield is presented in the spirit of Alfred Deakin, after whom the electorate of Deakin was named.

The awards recognise the valuable contribution of students from schools throughout Deakin.


Students are recognised for their:

–       high standard in attitude and achievement- Excellence

–       participation in all school activities with a good attitude & full commitment to the ethos of the school – School Spirit

–       positive contribution to the school community through a confident inclusive attitude - Confidence


Each award winner received an individual shield and has their name engraved on a larger, perpetual shield, which will be displayed in the school foyer.

Congratulations to the following students who were recognised this year:

Confidence Award

Oscar F

Oscar has been a pleasure and delight to have in his first year at Yarra Road Primary School. His journey has been one of many hurdles (just one on its own would have been hard to deal with even as an adult!) and he has overcome these with commitment, enthusiasm and hard work. Oscar is always keen to please and will try his best to complete tasks but by far his greatest achievement has been in overcoming his fear of having-a-go at something new or unfamiliar. Oscar has continually shown determination, perseverance and dedication.

He has a beautiful, caring personality and will always be there when there is someone in need of a kind word or a hug (including his teacher).

Oscar is most deserving of the Confidence award.


School Spirit

Millie S

Millie Shaw was nominated by all five Level 3/4 teachers and her specialist teachers due to her consistently high results, desire to always try her best and her willingness to assist in all situations. Her caring and thoughtful nature always shines through as she is accepting of all students and will happily work with anyone. Her attention to detail and persistence is always commendable. Millie was chosen to participate in the Samba group due to her enthusiasm, skills and her ability to motivate other students. This year she has displayed a growth mindset through her consistently positive attitude and showing development in her confidence to try new experiences.



Savannah W

Savannah is a School Captain and in this role she has helped our principal run assemblies, has spoken at information nights and helped around the school whenever needed. Savannah excels academically. She is top of the class in Maths and also in English. She participated in the University New South Wales tests earlier in the year, attaining a distinction in English and a Merit in Writing. Savannah represented our school in the Rotary Speech Competition this year and came second. She won the same competition last year with her speech about Turia Pitt.

Savannah is an excellent sportsperson, winning our school Cross Country then progressing through to compete at state level. She excelled in running at District Athletics and went on to represent our school at Regional Athletics, running in the 1500m race. Her team won basketball in Inter School Sports. Likewise her netball team (Wonga Park) got through to the finals.

Savannah learns piano and has just received an A in her second grade exam. She projects a warm, cheerful attitude to students, parents and teachers alike. She works hard, and always tries to lift the spirits of those around her. I believe these characteristics make her an excellent role model, and I am pleased to nominate her for the honour of receiving the Award for Excellence.

School Council Awards 2018

At the Christmas Concert we came together to celebrate the community that embodies Yarra Road Primary School and watched as our children presented another fantastic performance. What a great night it was! Congratulations to all the students and their teachers. To start the evening three amazing people in our community, who have done so much, not only for the Yarra Road community but for the community at large, were presented with YRPS awards.


Margaret Spano School Community Award

Margaret Spano began at the school in the late 90’s and served as the School Council President, Vice President, after school care convenor, PA Rep and was part of the buildings and grounds and finance committees. As School Council President, Margaret oversaw the completion of the stage two of the school buildings upgrade, the schools recovery from the fire in 2004, the 80th anniversary celebrations and establishment of the after school care program in 2005. Fittingly, Margaret was the inaugural recipient, and every year since, this award has been presented to a member of our community who has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to our school. 

The Margaret Spano School Community award was presented to David Stevens.

David has been a member of our school community who ‘puts in’ on all levels. He is a long-standing member of school council, including taking on the role of president, a member of the parents association and a key driver in the development of the Yarra Road buildings and grounds program.  

David has worked to continually improve the grounds and facilities of YRPS playgrounds, landscaping, development of the apple orchard, gardens and the list goes on and on.

David was the expert presenter at the Think U Know parent information evening on cyber safety and has organised, and coordinated, events such as Trivia Night and Election BBQ.


Brett Styles Community Service Award

This award was struck to recognise the selfless contribution Brett made during the horrific 2009 Victorian Bushfires. This award is specifically for a community member who makes a significant contribution to the wider community through a voluntary service.

This year the Brett Styles Community Service Award was presented to Tanya Patrick for her volunteer work at Animal Aid in Coldstream, where they speak very highly of her and the dedication that she has shown over the past four years. Tanya volunteers weekly, in a leading role, where she manages the care of kittens and older cats. She is also Animal Aid’s number one foster carer.


The Shirley Robertson Youth Community Service Award

This award is named after a devoted teacher, Shirley Robertson, who started at Yarra Road in 1992 and spent her career dedicated to student welfare, and more importantly developed and implemented the highly successful Mateship program. The Mateship program is the cornerstone of student connectedness at Yarra Road, enabling students to look beyond themselves and build networks and connections outside their own classroom.

This year the Shirley Robertson Community Youth Award and was presented to Matthew Phillips for his dedication to supporting youth sport in the community.

When he was in Grade 6, Matthew coached his brother’s after school basketball team. Every child he coached went on to play basketball the following year. He was assistant coach of an under 10 cricket team, coached an under 12 team and last year he was team manager for the under 12 team. 

Matthew was a boundary umpire for two years at the Croydon Junior Football Club. This year Matthew has had a paid job as field and boundary umpire with the EFL. His dedication to support sport has continued with his voluntary work with Cricket Victoria. He has also been selected as a 2019 Sports House Prefect at Mount Lilydale Mercy College.

Matthew received his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award and been sponsored by Rotary Club of Healesville to be involved in the Lord Somers Camp in January 2019.


Teaching Staff 2019

Lost Property 

Please check both our Lost Property boxes located in the Gym outside the Canteen and in the Office. Both boxes are overflowing with clothing and lost toys/belongings. All toys/belongings without names on them will be donated to the Salvation Army on the last day of Term. 


Christmas Message from School Crossing - Mrs Black 

I would like to wish Staff, Parents and all Students a Very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. 


I would like to thank all the children and parents, who have used the crossing this year, especially the children. They have once again been a pleasure. You are all a credit to your family and Yarra Road. 


Farewell to all of my Grade 6's, Ava, Emma, Georgia, Cooper A, Cooper S, James, Josh, Ella, Anthony, Caitlyn, Ryan, Ethan and Ava G.  I wish you all the best for the future, and this next step into Secondary School. I will miss you all, for you all put a smile on my face everyday. 


Farewell - Good Luck 


Fond Regards 

Mrs Black

Only 5 Days till Christmas!


From all the Staff at Yarra Road Primary 

Diary Dates 2018

Term Dates 2018

Term 4:
Monday 8th October - Friday 21st December 

2018/2019 Summer School Holidays: Saturday 22nd December 2018 - Tuesday 29th January 2019


Upcoming Curriculum Days/Student Free Days:  -


Thursday 20

Class Parties
Grade 6 Graduation


Friday 21st (Last day of School 2018) 

Academic Reports available on Compass (Year 6)

Year 6 Pool Excursion 

Final Assembly 12:55pm (Goodbye/Farewell to our Grade 6 students) & Kelly Dance performance. Student Leaders 2019 presented. 

Christmas Raffle drawn at Assembly 

Early finish 1:30pm

Looking ahead
Term Dates 2019

Term 1:

*Please note that Students don't start until Thursday 31st January 2019 due to Curriculum Days.

Tuesday 29 January-Friday 5th April 2019

School Holidays: Saturday 6th April-Monday 22 April 2019


Term 2:

Tuesday 23rd April-Friday 28th June 2019

School Holidays: Saturday 29th June-Sunday 14th July 2019


Term 3:

Monday 15th July-Friday 20th September 2019

School Holidays: Saturday 21st September-Sunday 6th October 2019


Term 4:

Monday 7th October-Friday 20th December 2019

Summer School Holidays: Saturday 21st December-Tuesday 28th January 2020


Curriculum Days/Student Free Days:

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Wednesday 30th January 2019


Important Dates:

Uniform Shop Open 12noon-4pm - 30th January 

Uniform Shop Open 8:30-9:15am 31st January

Year 6 Camp 1 - 20 - 21st February 

Year 6 Camp 2 - 27th - 28th February 

YRPS Market Night -  Saturday 23 March 

School Photos - Wednesday 1 May

Year 3/4 Jungai Camp - Wednesday 12-14 June 

Grade 5 Phillip Island Camp - 17th-19th June 

School Production 2019 - Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 October

Year 6 Graduation 19th December 


Around our Level

What a year we have had in Prep. We are so proud of all the children’s achievements and how far they have come with their learning. We wish them all the very best next year in Year One.

Thank you to our wonderful parents for their help in the classrooms and to our amazing Classroom Reps.

Over the year we have celebrated a number of special events which have included 10 Days of School, 50 and 100 Days of School, Book Week, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Footy Day, Swimming Program, Production, Christmas Clubs, Prep Alphabet Concert, Prep Breakfast just to name a few.


We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Year 1 & 2

Around our Level 

Wow, what an outstanding year we have had in Year One and Two! There have been so many events and fun activities that it is hard to believe we fit it all in! We will cherish the memories we have made with our friends and teachers and are really looking forward to an amazing year in 2019.


Some of our highlights this year were The Fairytale Ball, Popcorn and PJ Night, Father’s Day Breakfast, Year Two Sleepover, our trip to The Healesville Sanctuary and the production. The teachers from Year One and Two would like to thank all parents/ guardians for your help and support this year. We have had an amazing time with your children and will miss each and every one of them! Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas break. See you in 2019!!


Year 3 & 4

Around our Level

In Year 3/4 students have been enjoying a variety of holiday themed craft activities! Students have rotated around the 4 classrooms and have made different craft in each classroom.


Our Year 4 students participated in Prep Transition to spend time with their 2019 buddies, and are eager for next year!


Students involved in the Samba group performed in front of the whole school today in Little Big Shots! We congratulate all Year 3/4 students that participated and performed in front of the school yesterday!


We wish all the students and parents a very Merry Christmas!


Shanae Stevens, Jocelyn Pfander, Rachael Amarsi, Anna Forde, and Judy Haysom.


Year 5 & 6 

Around our Level

To wrap up an incredibly amazing year, the Year 5 students have been very busy planning, drafting, proofreading, editing, publishing and illustrating a personalised Christmas storybook for their Prep Buddies! The students had lots of fun writing about a range of exciting Christmas adventures that their buddy embarked upon.


This afternoon, the students spent time reading and sharing the books with their buddy and even helped their buddy learn to read new words from their book! The Christmas storybooks are always treasured and we have even had past students from quite a few years back come back to Yarra Road and tell us teachers that they still have their Christmas story from Prep!


To say that these Year 5 students have been an awesomely wonderful group would not do them justice! Throughout the entire year, all Year Fives have worked so hard to be their very best and model all our school values.


Finally, we could not have been happier with the support you parents have given your child on their learning journey as it has made our role as teachers so much more fulfilling.


We wish you and your children the very best for Year 6, 2019!



"UNSW Test Results - Grade 5 Students

Congratulations to the following Grade 5 students who completed the UNSW tests earlier this year. Their certificates will be presented at Monday's assembly.


  • Jadah K - Distinction: Mathematics
  • Jessica L - Distinction: Science; Credit: Digital Technologies
  • Keely P - Credit: Mathematics; Merit: English
  • Mia F - Writing

"UNSW Test Results - Grade 6 Students

Congratulations to the following Grade 6 students who completed the UNSW tests earlier this year. Their certificates will be presented at Monday's assembly.


  • Ava C - Credit: Writing. Participation: Writing, English and Mathematics
  • Christian P - Spelling
  • Cooper S - Distinction: Digital Technologies; Credit: Science, Maths
  • Kaitlyn H - Writing
  • Savannah W - Distinction: English; Merit: Writing

Talent Quest 

Talent Quest 

What a fantastic Talent Quest yesterday, we are so lucky to have so much talent at our school! 

Missing - A poem written by Ruby E

I missed you from the moment you stepped into the car. I felt sad and angry big red bubbles filled my tummy. I looked

everywhere for you but all I saw was my reflation and tears down my face. The pictures and the notes you left just reminded me who I miss the most. I keep on looking and when I found out you were coming home, my sadness turned to joy like a light flickering on for good.

The red bubbles in my tummy are shaped like hearts. My eyes have tears of joy and my calendar is a count down. MY BIG SISTER HOME FOR CHRISTMAS AND FOR GOOD.


After School Basketball Reports

Grade 1 Boys Eagles

I would like to start by saying “Thank You” for letting me coach you in the second season. It has been very rewarding seeing each of you bond as a team and improve your skills each week. It has been an exciting first year of playing basketball.


Not only has the skill level of each player really developed during the course of this year, but they have also really improved their team work. They play so well together and really support each other, and they know and respect each other’s individual strengths and weaknesses and utilize them to their advantage.


Although we haven’t had as much luck winning the games each week, we have certainly had fun and learnt so much and stayed strong as a team.


I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the wonderful parents who have supported the Eagles this year and helped out with the scoring. To Jenny & Kara, thanks for Team Managing and stepping in with coaching, I couldn’t have done it without you. I hope all of you boys enjoy your holidays and are ready for a new basketball season in 2019!  Well done boys, we are all so proud of each and every one of you. Go Eagles!!

Grade 1 Boys Hawks

The Hawks have had a great first year of basketball together.
A couple of our boys have played before, but for most them it was the first time, now they can dribble, shoot goals and defend, it’s been great, well done boys.
Our trainings have been a challenge, tears, fights, walk offs, but they come together for each game, it’s amazing. 
Well done to Jordan, he’s been a fantastic coach, he puts so much into our boys, he has patients, understanding and has taught them so many skills. 
They are a great group of boys, it’s been great watching them grow and learn.
Well done HAWKS on your first year of Basketball, you’ve done awesome.
Thank you Jordan for all your hard work and amazing coaching.
Thank you to all the parents for all your support throughout the year.

Grade 2 Boys Lions

The boys had another great season improving their skills and demonstrating great team work. We welcomed Ash back in to the team and Flynn who really improved throughout his first season. Huge thank you to Ruth for continuing coaching again this season, and Stubbie for helping out too. Well done Lions!

Grade 1 Girls Sapphires

The Grade 1 Sapphires team has had a wonderful year of basketball. The girls should all be so proud of how far they have come over the year. They have learnt so much about the game and and have grown more confident each and every week. 
Thank you to Janet White who had put in a huge effort in coaching our girls and helping them develop a love for the game and teaching them the importance of playing as a team.

Grade 1 Girls Emeralds

What a fantastic year the grade one girls Emeralds have had. It has been wonderful to see how far the girls have come and developed as a team. We have had some challenges playing against boy heavy teams and those that pulled our hair, pinched and elbowed their way through. But it was a credit to the girls that they stuck at it, played as a team and more often than not, won the game in the end. They played hard defence and moved the ball as a team giving their best at all times.

The team would like to thank their most awesome coach, Shaun Crotty, who has led with a smile, a calm and caring approach and explanations that always ensured the girls improved and learnt along the way.

To the trainers, Melissa, Dave and Chanelle. Your time has been greatly appreciated. And to the scorers each game, thank you and well done.

We are all looking forward to year that lies ahead in 2019

Grade 2 Girls Opals

The Grade 2 girls Opals have had a great year this year. Winning most of their games throughout the year but most importantly improving their skills, learning the game and enjoying playing basketball with their friends! A big thanks goes to the parents for supporting the team over the year and the coaches too!

A special mention to Mia and Mila who are leaving the team, thanks for your amazing efforts, we will miss you next year!

Well Done Opals and good luck in 2019

Grade 2 Girls Suns

This year we had a change of coach and Ben has had the rewarding, albeit challenging task of getting our players to work as a team!  Over the course of the year we had our ups and downs, but all of the girls had a fantastic year with lots of fun and even some wins.  Well done Suns on a great year! 

Grade 3 Boys Wolves
Runners Up

The Wolves continued to show marked progress throughout the 2018 winter/summer season. They learned to work together and started taking on specific roles within the team.  The best thing about the season was the passion, commitment and enthusiasm of both the boys and their coach Karl. The boys smiles before, during and after each game was also a highlight.  These boys really loved playing together and being coached by Karl. Thank you Wolves!

Grade 3 Boys Blazers

After coming together at the half way point of the year, the Grade 3 Blazers had an exceptional season. Losing only the one game early in the season, and learning from the loss, the boys then went undefeated from that point on. Showing great team work, and really buying into the “doesn’t matter who scores, so long as WE score” mentality. Each week showed improvement from the boys and their hard work throughout the season resulted in a great display of talent, pressure defence and team work to convincingly win the Grand Final.

Congratulations boys on a great season, and your hard work and efforts throughout the year!

Grade 3 Girls Angels

Congratulations to Team Angels on a fantastic year of Basketball! We are so proud of all of you, not only for how well you did in finals, but also for how far you have all come and how ell you work as a team.

A huge thankyou to Ben for your enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to coaching our girls. Also to Adrian for all your help at our training sessions. We greatly appreciate all you both do, and look forward to playing again in 2019!

Grade 4 Boys Knights

A new look team this year, with changes to the line up. We started off a little rusty having never played together before, but bit by bit we started winning games and by the end of the season one we were able to make finals. Seasons two we were competitive right from through finishing again in the top four and only loosing out in the first round of finals to our main competitors of the season. It was a fantastic year and great to watch the boys improve week to week.

Grade 4 Boys Knicks

Yarra Road Knicks have developed into a really strong team. Their results this year are almost the same as last year. The boys won every game but two where we lost against the Bill Buddies (our nemesis team). We then beat the Bill Buddies when the pressure was on and it mattered most in each Grand Final under the excellent coaching of Adrian.

Congratulations to all the boys that play & thanks to the parents for contributing and scoring throughout the year. Looking forward to another strong year in 2019.

Grade 4 Girls Stars
Runners Up

It has been a great year for the Stars. We welcomed two new players, Sophie and Sam in to our team and Thank you to Jasmine for filling in for us throughout the year!

The girls have continued to improve and are a strong force on the court, Well done girls on a great year!

Grade 5 Girls Gems

Congratulations Gems, on another successful season of basketball. You are all amazingly talented athletes that each bring your own unique strength to the game and it just complements you as a team. Your passion and dedication to turning up to training is applaudable and shows your commitment to the game and I truly believe that this is why we have had a successful few years together. 
It’s been an absolute pleasure coaching you all over the past few years and I wish those of you who will play on next year, all the best for your final year of after school basketball. 

Grade 5 Boys Patriots
Runners Up

Congratulations Patriots on a great year! It was great to see the team work and great sportsman ship throughout the year. 

It was fantastic to see each team member supporting and encouraging each other every week.


Thank you to Terry for coaching the team and thank you to Steve and Michael for stepping in when Terry was not there.


Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who not only came to support the team but also were the taxi drivers. 

Without your support we would not have had a team to be able to play each week. 


Well done Patriots and we look forward to another successful season next year.

Grade 6 Girls Diamonds

Wow what a year for the Diamonds! These fabulous bunch of young ladies have played together for many years and have just gotten better with every season. We missed out when finals were introduced in the younger grade levels, we were runners up in grade 4 finalists for both seasons in grade 5, and back to back premiers in grade 6 being undefeated   They're amazing and tried their hearts out every week, well done girls

Grade 6 Boys Pacers

The Pacers have had a year of FUN. The team has been a team of 11. After season 1, 2 players left and 2 players joined still leaving the team with 11 players.

The coach for season 1 was a roster of parents (no training a bonus) and the emphasis on FUN. The boys managed to finish the season as finalists.

Gemma took up the role of coach for Season 2. While she was happy to pass on her tips and encouragement, the boys still just had fun. The only real down side of a big team is that there isn’t consistency of playing the same kids each week, which resulted in more losses than wins. But the boys were not fussed at all by the scores on the score board. When asked about the game, the comment was always we are having fun.

Sofija, summed it up in her speech after our last family dinner.

What stood out to me this season is: I’ve never enjoyed watching a team more than I did this season. From watching Sam become more confident and being cheered, to Ryan who was a kid who would pass off the ball without dribbling and holding on to the ball well; seeing Cooper and Will’s feistiness with boys double their size like little terriers; to Jay, Christian and Anthony tag teaming and making plays and setting up goals; James scoring easy goals; Logans leaps and steals; Kal and his always smiling face; all have been a pleasure to watch. They were a mixed bag and they showed such camaraderie and amazing sportsmanship, enough to make all the parents proud. I will actually miss it and have lovely memories. Thanks everyone.


Jordan and Zach who both played in season 1. You were sorely missed in season 2. We missed your cheeky faces, smiles, sportsmanship and friendship. You were valuable members of the team.

Roy Beale Medallion

This medal is awarded to the students who play consecutively from grade 1, through to finishing grade 6. And is given in recognition to their commitment to the Basketball Program.

Patrick S

Christian P

Jay O’

Kalan T

Ryan G

Logan S

Keira T

Emma J


Uniform Shop Hours 

Tuesdays 8:30am-9:15am

Thursdays 3:15pm-3:45pm


Uniform Shop Closing & Reopening Dates 

I will be closing the uniform shop on Tuesday 18th December at 9:15am. If anyone requires uniform urgently after this date, please complete an order on the above order form, hand into the school office and I will process by Friday 21st December. 


The shop re-opens the day before school commences in 2019, Wednesday 30th January 12noon-4pm and will also be open on the first morning of school Thursday 31st January 8:30-9:15am. 


Merry Christmas everyone!


Lisa Kemp 



Our School Canteen is open on Friday's Only.

Just a reminder that the Canteen if NOT open on the last day of school Friday 21st December. 


Registering with Camp Australia 

Registering With Camp Australia

The new school year is well underway and we are having plenty of adventures in OSHC.  Have you registered with Camp Australia yet? Even if you do not plan on using the OSHC program at our school there are many benefits for your family.

What Are The Benefits Of Registering?

Some of the benefits to registering with Camp Australia are:

  • A stress-free back up plan for “just in case”
  • Flexible access to our programs
  • Will ensure we have all the information for your kids to ensure they have the best time possible


How Do I Register?

Registration is simple and hassle free! To register visit www.campaustralia.com.au.


How Do I Find Out More About The OSHC Service At My School?

To find out more about our program as well as view and fees, please visit www.campaustralia.com.au and search for your school on the homepage.

Otherwise, feel free to come visit the program and see what it is all about.


We look forward to seeing you and your family in soon.

The Camp Australia Team.


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Pricelist 2018.pdf
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Canteen Menu 2018.pdf
Child Care Subsidy Flyer.pdf
Gold Account Camp Australia.pdf
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Teaching Staff 2019.pdf
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