The Breakfast Club operates every morning from 8:00am to 8:45am at no cost to families and with limited supervision. We value the support of this program offered by Foodbank, Second Bite and Banjo's Claremont.
The school canteen is gold accredited by Move Well, Eat Well and the Tasmanian School Canteen Association. It operates every day and is open at recess (for snack items) and lunch. Students can pre-order lunch each morning in their classroom or via the Qkr! App (preferred method). Menu's are available from the school office.
The Prep – Year 6 Curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum. Click here for more information from the Australian Curriculum website. The Australian Curriculum sets out what all young people should be taught and the expected learning outcomes through the achievement standards.
Birth – 5 year olds is based on the Early Years Framework Click here for more information from the Department of Education and Training regarding Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.
Enrolment forms are available from the school office.
Our school staff look forward to working with you as partners on your child's educational journey.
Parents are asked to sign a validation form at the commencement of each school year authorising teachers to take students on local excursions as part of the classroom learning program. Some excursions require specific authorisation from parents and students will be unable to participate if the appropriate forms are not returned to the school.
LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING
Launching into Learning (LIL) operates at Austins Ferry Primary School. The sessions are open to children from birth to 4 years of age. Children must attend with their parent or significant adult.
In Term 4, there is an increased focus on preparation and orientation for Kindergarten in the following year. Please contact the office for more information.
Levies are set each year by the School Association. Current levy charges are:
- Kindergarten - $160.00 per year
- Prep to Year 6 - $220.00 per year
Families who qualify for the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) are not required to pay a levy.
Students are encouraged to use our libraries and are responsible for caring for books they borrow. Books are available for loan for 2 weeks. Please ensure books are returned regularly.
All students Kinder to Year 4 have regular music lessons with their class.
The Music Bus also visits the school every Tuesday and offers a range of tuition options.
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE AND HOLIDAY CARE PROGRAMS
Outside School Hours are (OSHC) is operated by Playtime Sport and caters for school aged children. During school terms the service is open from 2:45pm to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Holiday care is provided from 7:30am to 6:00pm daily throughout school holidays and also on student free days. There are no services on Tasmanian public holidays.
For enquiries please contact Karen Morgan (Service Provider) on 0407 199 160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage community participation in our school.
All volunteers are required to register for “Registration to Work with Vulnerable People”. If you need help applying, or require internet facilities, we have staff who are happy to help with the process.
Please apply online below:
Click here to register for "Registration to Work with Vulneralbe People"
The School Association meet once a term. It provides parents and community members an opportunity to be involved in supporting the school and the issues important to the school. We welcome your involvement.
Austins Ferry Primary School boasts its' own school bus, enabling flexible learning programs to occur outside of the school. The bus seats 11 students and is driven by certified staff members.
Our school hosts swimming, athletics and cross country carnivals. From these events, students are selected to represent the school at Inter-school and Champions’ Carnivals conducted by the Southern Primary Schools Sport Association. Student Leaders run various casual sporting activities at recess and lunchtimes for all students to enjoy. During the week, students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports tournaments held at lunchtimes.
All students from Prep – Year 6 particpate in PE lessons and a daily physical exercise program.
Our school provides a House Competition in athletics, cross country and swimming. Our school houses are Sapphire (blue), Ruby (red) and Emerald (green).
A parent / volunteer operated school banking service operates each Thursday morning. To join this savings adventure with School Banking, your child will need a Youthsaver Account. Visit any Commonwealth Bank branch to apply for an account for your child.
STUDENT VOICE TEAM (SVT)
All classes Year 3-6 have elected representatives on the SVT. The SVT provides a voice for students in school decision making. The SVT and SVT Executive meet regularly to discuss and prioritise possible projects.
Year 5 and 6 students are provided with a range of shared leadership opportunities during their final primary school years. These include involvement with the SVT, hosting assemblies, daily PE Program, lunchtime games, ICT Assistants for Prep to Year 1 classes, preparing digital displays, garden, catering and canteen helpers.
The school provides a wide range of in-house and external services to support students and their families: - School Health Nurse, School Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech Pathologist and Support Teachers.
For a referral to any of these services, talk with your child's teacher or a member of Senior Staff.
SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY PROGRAM
The Swimming and Water Safety Program is held each year for all Years 3, 4 and 5 students and selected Year 6 students. We also offer Prep - Year 2 students a water orientation program.
Uniform items are stocked at the school and are available from the school office during office hours 8:30am to 3:30pm. Order forms are available from the office, click here to complete an online order or you can place an order and make payment on the Qkr! app.
Bucket or slouch hats are a requirment for both Term 1 and 4.
Year 6 students are offered an opportunity to design and purchase a special Leavers Top to celebrate their final year of primary schooling.