A-Z Parent Information



The canteen’s opening hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for online lunch orders and Thursday and Friday for over the counter snacks (cash only) for lunch and recess.

The Canteen relies heavily on our parents and carers network to support this non-profit service to the school. Volunteers and feedback welcome by contacting chapman.canteen@gmail.com.

Car Parking and Road Safety

Supporting student safety: 40 km/h school zones

Please follow road signs around schools and keep speed to 400 km/h around school zones.

In addition to sticking to the speed limit, please remember it is critical to park safely – including not parking across pedestrian crossings, in no stopping zones, on corners, verges and double parking. Unsafe and illegal parking can reduce visibility of our students and motorists to see each other, creating a significant hazard when students cross the road.

Limited parking is available in the school carpark on Perry Drive.  Please exercise extreme caution in the school car park, especially before and after school when the car parks are very busy and do not park in the bus zone.  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.