The first day and week at school is usually a very exciting time for both children and parents. Here are some things to get you started on the right foot. You can also download or view the complete checklist that is sent to parents after their enrollment.
School uniforms (including a hat) are compulsory and must be worn every day. Banksia T-shirts or jumpers must be worn with plain navy or denim bottoms. Please ensure that the children are able to toilet themselves with the pants or skirt which they have on. Uniforms may be ordered through the School Office or via our online form. All clothing and bags should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
Please provide a small ceramic mug marked with your child’s name. Children can take water from our water station freely and afterwards wash and dry their own mug.
Children love to bring items of interest to school. These things often stimulate research in class. Toys, however, are not suitable as they distract the focus of attention from the school materials. However, if a child has a special need for a bear or comforter this may be allowed until it is possible to leave it, first on their designated bag hook, then at home.
The school has ‘news’ every day. Children are allowed to bring an item of interest from home to show the other children, preferably not a toy. Each child has a rostered day to bring an interesting news item. This show and tell roster is on the notice board outside the classroom.
The school has a small children’s library from which students are able to borrow books every Tuesday morning. To encourage respect and care of books we ask parents to supply their child with a labelled cloth library bag. If you start school for the first time on a Tuesday, please remember to bring this library bag.
One family per week is responsible for bringing in snacks to the school for the students to eat during morning tea time. Generally speaking, a family will be required to bring in snacks for the school children twice in the year. The snack roster is on the notice board outside the classroom.
At the beginning of each term, parents are requested to provide the school with toiletries for the children. The toiletries that need to be supplied are: 3 toilet rolls, 1 refill bottle of liquid hand soap and 1 box of tissues. Please bring these on the first day of each term.
Please regularly check the windows near the bag hooks for rosters, newsletters and other important notices.