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Banking for Students

In mid 2021, the Commonwealth "Dollarmites" School Banking program will no longer be offered in ACT Public Schools. The Chapman Primary School P&C's school banking coordinator will advise parents further as the program comes to a close.


Before School

The ideal time to arrive for school is between 8.40am and 8.50am, as our school day begins at 8:50am. Students must move to their class meeting space. Students must not play on the playground equipment before or after school. Students must dismount and walk with bicycles, scooters and skateboards from school gates to bike racks and storage areas.

An Executive Teacher is on call in the playground each day.  In the event of wet weather before school, all students must remain undercover.


Behaviour Management

The school respects the basic values of the home and promotes socially acceptable behaviour based on the fundamental principles of:

The school has a Behaviour Management Policy, Building Positive Relationships, which states that children are responsible for their own behaviour. With teacher assistance, children have drawn up a comprehensive list of acceptable behaviours in classrooms and the school playground. The policy outlines various steps through which a child progresses, depending on their choice of behaviour.

Communication with parents is always made when the child's behaviour indicates that this is necessary. Parents are requested to inform the teacher or principal when a child's school work or behaviour might be affected in some way by circumstances not known to the school (eg serious illness in family or separation).


Bicycles and Scooters

Our school provides bike racks and storage space for bikes, scooters and skateboards during the school day. Riding bikes, scooters and or skateboards on school premises, including the car park, is not permitted. We suggest students provide their own lock and take responsibility to securely store their bike, scooter or skateboard as soon as they arrive at school. The bike/scooter enclosures are out of bounds during the day.

It is a legal requirement that approved helmets must be worn when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards. This includes all bicycle activities at school.