A-Z Parent Information



The Canteen is open Wednesday-Friday. A variety of lunches can be ordered on these days through the canteen. Orders should be written on paper bags with money enclosed and sent to the canteen at the beginning of the day via class baskets. Online ordering is available at www.school24.net.au.

The success of the canteen relies heavily on a successful volunteer roster system organized through the P&C Committee.  We need your help and support and look forward to your assistance in the canteen.

The canteen is currently closed until further notice.  Updates to be posted via Facebook

Car Parking

Parents are urged to exercise extreme caution in the school car parks, especially before and after school when the car parks are very busy. Parents are asked to use the school driveway when entering the carpark but please remember not to park in the bus zone which is located on the left of the school driveway. Parking is also available on Streeton Drive.

Collection of Money

Payment to the school for excursion or activities should be handed to classroom teachers.

Please enclose all payments to the school in an envelope with the following information:

A receipt will be issued for amounts over $10 and sent home with your child.

Communication With Parents

Close and effective two-way communication between the school and the home is vital to the educational process. Parents are asked to make an appointment for any discussion with the Principal, Deputy Principal, Counsellor or teachers. An appointment will be arranged at the earliest possible time and attention will be given immediately to urgent issues. Parents are always welcome to visit the school.

The Chapman Primary School Communicator (newsletter) is the main means of communication between the school and school community.  It Communicator contains information about school activities, excursions, meetings, coming events and policy information.  Student work samples are regularly included to inform parents of the current learning being taught in each year level. The Communicator link is emailed home fortnightly on Fridays.  Please ensure the school has your current or preferred email address.

Other avenues for communication are through the Class Carers Program, school website, parent/teacher interviews and three way conferences, formal reporting, information evenings, P&C and School Board meetings and functions, and Facebook. Facebook is utilised primarily to celebrate our successes and notification of events. The following link outlines the full Chapman Primary School Communication Framework.

Parents are assured that communication is always made when a child's progress or behaviour indicates that this is necessary. Likewise, it is very important that parents contact the school whenever anything occurs in the home environment which might affect your child's work.

Contact Details

It is essential that the school maintains accurate contact information for parents, carers or other nominated contacts in case of accident, illness or emergency. This reduces the possibility of children becoming distressed unnecessarily when sickness or illness occurs.

Please ensure you advise the front office via email to chapmanps.info@ed.act.edu.au if any of the following information changes:

Counselling Service

We have the services of a School Psychologist. The Psychologist is responsible for supporting the school in identifying special educational needs of students. They are also available to support students and families in times of need or crisis.  Please speak with your child's classroom teacher or contact the Front Office to request a referral.

Court Orders and Parenting Agreements

Please discuss any special family circumstances and arrangements with the Principal and lodge copies of these orders/agreements with the front office staff. Court Orders can only be enforced if the school has a current copy. All information and documents are treated confidentially in our school.


The Chapman Preschool unit follows the principles from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

The Primary School curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum. There are eight learning areas. Some areas include more than one subject.