A-Z Parent Information

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Parent Interviews

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.


Parent Partnerships

Positive parent partnerships are critical to our success. Recent research indicates that parent involvement in their children's education has a significant and positive effect on educational outcomes. Your child's teacher will contact you in the first week of school to introduce themselves and invite you to a parent meeting early in the year. We encourage you to contact your child's teacher if you have any queries or concerns. There are many ways in which you can become involved in your child's school: from participation in the P&C, School Board.


Parents and the Community

At Chapman Primary School we have an active community base. We encourage all members of the school community to be actively involved. Some areas where assistance is welcome are:

  • School Board
  • Classroom support (roster), 
  • Class Carers
  • Fundraising
  • Library
  • Working Bees
  • Social occasions
  • Special Days & Concerts
  • Canteen Roster
  • P&C Meetings (held monthly)
  • Class Carer Program
  • Excursions
  • Information Technology
  • Fetes
  • Learning Journeys
  • Voluntary Contributions
  • Health Promoting School Committee

At Chapman Primary the community plays a vital role in helping out and offering their expertise with Competitions and fundraising activities. Each year the school fete is a fantastic culmination of the community's efforts.


Parking at School

Parents are urged to exercise extreme caution in the car parks, especially 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.


Permission Notes

All permission notes for activities outside the school must be returned to the school signed by a parent/carer. Students cannot attend an excursion without a signed permission note and Excursion Medical Form.


Personal Property

All belongings should be carefully labelled for easy identification. All lost property left at the end of each term is donated to local charities. Children should not bring electronic games, jewellery or collectables to school that would cause upset if they were misplaced.


Preschool

In accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework the children are offered an early-childhood program balanced with structured and non-structured activities.  These activities are planned to develop basic skills for play, socialisation, literacy, numeracy, and health and wellbeing.  More information is available in the Preschool Information Booklet.

The Chapman Preschool children have access to the facilities available in Chapman Primary, an excellent library as well as beautiful grounds and outdoor equipment.  Their program is enhanced by joining in with appropriate whole-school activities such as gross-motor programs, excursions, and special performances.  This link adds to the smooth transition from Preschool into formal schooling.


Promoting Positive Relationships

Chapman School aims to satisfy the needs of individual students to the greatest extent possible.

Our Purpose is that Chapman Primary School:

  • provides an exciting, high quality and holistic education,
  • demonstrates high quality teaching with innovative technologies, to personalise the learning for all students,
  • builds leaders for a sustainable future,
  • creates a positive, safe and nurturing environment, that inspires a strong sense of community,
  • fosters resilient and respectful relationships, underpinned by our Chapman FRIENDS values.

Towards this end, our school aims to ensure that:

  • each child is to be respected and his or her individuality recognised,
  • the curriculum will be designed and implemented with flexibility to meet the needs and abilities of each child as an individual and as a member of a group in a variety of situations,
  • the learning environment provided by the School and the community will encourage adaptability, initiative, self-reliance and self-discipline with individual guidance and discipline,
  • individual potential will be achieved in a positive climate of trust, through relevant curriculum and the provision of a positive guidance program,
  • each student will develop a sound knowledge of the basic skills in literacy and numeracy, while optimum performance will be encouraged in all learning experiences,
  • a high level of attainment in education at Chapman will be accomplished through a partnership between teachers, parents and students. Parents are encouraged to involve themselves in the School's operation and learning program.