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.
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),
- Working Bees
- Social occasions
- Special Days & Concerts
- Canteen Roster
- P&C Meetings (held monthly)
- Class Carer Program
- Information Technology
- Learning Journeys
- Voluntary Contributions
- Health Promoting School Committee
The community plays a vital role in helping out and offering their expertise to Chapman Primary School with competitions and fundraising activities. Each year the school fete is a fantastic culmination of the community's efforts.
All students attending activities outside the school such as excursions and sporting events, must return a permission note signed by a parent or carer within the suggested timeframe as well as a current and up-to-date information on a Medical Information and Consent Form to ensure the school follows policy requirements. Students without a signed permission note and Medical information and Consent Form* may not be permitted to attend the activity or excursion.
* this form can be found under CHPP A-Z Medical
All personal belongings, including uniform items, lunch boxes and drink bottles, should be carefully labelled for easy identification.
We ask that children not bring personal items such as electronic games, jewellery or collectables to school that would cause upset if they were to be misplaced.
All ACT residents with children turning 4 years of age on or before the preschool year are entitles to 15 hours of free preschool per week. Chapman Primary School has 4 preschool sessions as follows:
- Frog and Spots - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
- Turtles and Stripes - Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday
In accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework, 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.
Chapman Preschool children have access to the facilities available in Chapman Primary School, 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 links to the smooth transition from Preschool into formal schooling at the kindergarten level.
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.