Please take note of the following to ensure a smooth start to the year
Students should arrive every morning at their learning space/classroom by 8.30am in full school uniform including black school shoes and school hat. Summer uniform may be worn in Terms 1 and 4. Sports shoes may be worn on sports days only. Please see level newsletters for your sport day.
Prep students began their school year on Friday 31st January. Parents should proceed to the Prep
learning space/classroom, with school bag, hat and lunch box, by 8.30am. The area outside the
Prep spaces has seating and is an ideal spot to sit and chat to other parents while you wait for
the students to be dismissed. Or alternatively the Community Hub is located on the other sie of the Prep space where you can make a cuppa and chat with other parents.
All students are required to have a clearly named school hat which must be worn outside at all
times throughout the year when the UV rating deems necessary.
Key School personnel for 2020
If you have any queries regarding your son/daughter your first point of contact is always their
Classroom teacher. By way of introduction each teacher will make contact with the parents of
the students in their care within the first two weeks.
Other key contacts for the year are:
Mrs Patrika Rowley: Principal
Mr James Gow: Deputy Principal and Student Wellbeing Leader
Mrs Glennis Kerr: Learning and Teaching Leader/Coach and Mentor
Ms. Morgan Scorer: Prep Strategic Pedagogical Educational Leader
Ms. Alison Gracie: Year 1/2 Strategic Pedagogical Educational Leader
Ms. Jodie Bawden: Year 3/4 Strategic Pedagogical Educational Leader
Mrs. Ashlee Doyle: Year 5/6 Strategic Pedagogical Educational Leader
Mrs Susan Kubiak: Diversity and supported students Leader
St Anthony’s is a community Hub school. We have two Hub leaders who you can contact at any
time if you require assistance or connections with any services that could benefit your family.
You can access playgroup through the Hub, Adult education, driving classes and much more. The
parent room in 2020 is located in the Hub which is the portable buildings attached to the
playground. More information about Hub hours will be shared via our first newsletter.
Community Hub Leaders: Mrs Deb Vivian and Mrs Lisa Occhietti
Updates and information
Dojo is the primary source of all information for parents. Families new to the School will be
informed of their login and password details for Dojo once school commences. For returning
families those details will remain unchanged from 2019. Parents are encouraged to check Dojo
as teachers regularly submit feedback on learning tasks, learning habits and events. The school
website is also an excellent source of information and is updated on a weekly basis. All key dates
and located there. The school newsletter is mailed electronically via Dojo every fortnight
starting in week 2.
Canteen in 2020
Please be advised that the canteen will operate on Thursdays and Fridays only in 2020. This
means lunch sales and lunch orders. Please provide your child with a packed nude food lunch on
all other days. We encourage nude food only and water only. No plastic packets or plastic
wrapped foods please.
Sport along with other specialist subjects begins Week 2. Sport lessons are of 50 minutes
duration. Please see your level newsletter for the correct day to wear runners. Any queries
regarding sport should be directed to:
Ms Emily Prato 9546 0044 (email@example.com).
Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Japanese Language and culture
All specialist subjects are of 50 minutes duration and students have these rotations every week.
During this time, classroom teachers collaboratively plan together and use data to inform the
learning plans for the following week. Any queries regarding specialist subjects should be
directed to the specialist teachers.
Getting to know you conversations/evenings
Getting to know you evenings (information sharing) allow parents the opportunity to make a 10
minute appointment with their child’s teacher early in Term 1. Parents are encouraged to avail
themselves of this opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher/s and to highlight any specific
learning needs that their son or daughter may have and to tell your child’s new teacher all about
your child’s hopes and dreams for their learning. Please see the link shared via dojo to secure your appointment via interviews online. Notes with booking instructions were sent home on Tuesday.
The dates for these evenings are:
Tuesday 11th February (2.00pm – 7.30pm learning spaces)
Wednesday 12th February (3.30pm-5.00pm learning spaces)
Three-way Learning conversations (Parent /Teacher /Student Discussions)
A discussion with students, their parents and teacher is held in late Term 2 and is scheduled to
take place on the following dates:
Tuesday 16th June (2.00pm – 7.30pm) Learning spaces
Wednesday 17th June (3.45pm-5.00pm) Learning spaces
Prep year 6 Welcome buddy BBQ
On Tuesday 18th February from 5.30pm-6.30pm the Prep and 5/6 team will be hosting a
Welcome BBQ in the school grounds. Invitations will be sent out very soon.
All year 3/4 and 5/6 students will be attending a camp during 2020 as per our outdoor education
Policy. The overnight 3/4 camp is designed to be close by so that children can become used to
staying away in preparation for 5/6 camp. The dates are as follows:
Year 3/4 Thursday 27th February – Friday 28th February : Taskworks, Mulgrave
Year 5/6 Wednesday 21st October – Friday 23rd October : Camp Rumbug, Foster
There will be a breakfast and activity morning organised later in the year for P-2 students which
will enable them to gain independence and prepare for camp away from school in the
middle and senior years.
Please note that camps are a compulsory part of our curriculum. Should your child be unable to
attend, you will need to put in a written request for an exemption to Mrs Patrika Rowley
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 30 days prior to the camp departure date.
Student absences should be directed to the Absentee link via the website. This provides one
point of contact for parents to use to notify the School of student absences for all children for
both School and sport. Parents can also ring 95460044 at any time and leave a message or email
email@example.com. Please provide your child’s name and year level. All
students are to be signed in at the office if they arrive late to school with a note from a parent
explaining the reason they are late. If a student needs to depart early, they must be signed out
by a parent/guardian at the office.
We encourage parents not to take their son/daughter out of school during term time.
However if this is unavoidable, a written notification of leave greater than three days must be
addressed to the Principal and Class teacher. Should the absence be any longer than ten days
this needs to be approved by the Principal.
It is expected that all students will present themselves in full and correct school uniform at all
times. All uniform pieces can be purchased from the uniform ship which is open every Monday
and Friday from 8.30am-9.00am.
We ask parents to be attentive to the following matters relating to student appearance:
● Girls' summer dress must be worn with white socks and black shoes only not tights or
● On non-sport days black school shoes should be worn, on sport days runners may be worn.
● All hair longer than shoulder length should be tied back neatly.
● Any hair ribbons or scrunchies should be the school blue or maroon. No coloured clips, or
hairbands other than those of school colours.
● Jewellery should be limited to a watch and for girls, and one pair of simple gold/silver studs
or sleepers in the lower earlobe.
Students are not encouraged to have a phone at school. If there are exceptional circumstances
that require a student to have a phone at school the phone must be handed in to their teacher
at the beginning of each day and collected at the conclusion of the day.
Mrs Patrika Rowley