Parent Information

At Alawa, we believe the parent's role in a child's education is crucial. We welcome any efforts from parents to communicate and get in touch with the school so that we can work together to maximise your child's development at school and beyond.

We have a range of handbooks available, and over time we will be developing our policies which will be endorsed by the School Council. The Parent Prospectus has been prepared by our school as an introduction and to provide information on the operation of Alawa Primary School. The School operates under the auspices of the School Council, established under the Education Act as the governing body of the School.

Communication

Skoolbag App

Go to the Apple App store or Android Play store and download our Alawa School App. It is a wonderful way to receive newsletters, information on current events [in and around the school], parent information and much, much more. The App can be downloaded for free.

View more information on Skoolbag

Class communications

Seesaw gives your child creative tools to capture and reflect on their learning - in real time, then this work is shared with you. Seesaw will give you a window into your student’s learning process. Our students are excited to use this new tool to showcase the great learning they are doing in class.

You can download Seesaw’s Parent App for iOS, Android, or use the web to view your student’s learning artefacts. When your child adds new work, you will receive a notification to see, hear and respond to your child’s learning item. Before any items are uploaded they will have to be approved by me. You only have access to your own child’s work and all of the content is stored securely.

Feel free to ask us any questions. Find out more about why we’re excited to use Seesaw for student portfolios, and how it is safe and simple for everyone.

Class Dojo is the way we communicate with parents about what is happening in our classroom. It is how we celebrate and share student learning and encourage positive student behaviour. The classroom teacher will provide you with information at the beginning of the year on how to join and be involved

Kinderloop is a password protected, private online space for preschool staff and families to share stories, photos, events, feedback etc through real-time updates. Parents must give permission for their child’s photos to be placed on Kinderloop and it can only be accessed by linked & invited family members and staff. The App can be downloaded for free, although the preschool do pay a cost per child for the resource. You will be given the information on how to join at the beginning of the year.

Facebook

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News, Events and School Newsletter

Check out all the latest news and events and download the latest newsletter.

School Council

School Council Members 2017

PositionName
ChairpersonNicola Slavin
SecretaryRochelle Battilana
TreasurerLeigh Disney
Parent RepresentativeChris Brady
 Melanie Moore
 Dr Erica Garcia
 Julia Chalmers
 Yenni Kroger
 Jake Donnelly
 Kim Mulholland
Preschool RepresentativeMel Barker
Teacher RepresentativeMandy McKinnon
 Athena Hammond

 

School Times

It is very important for students to be on time for school.

School times for Primary and Preschool are listed below.

School Times

Primary Times

  • Start 8:30
  • Recess 10:30-10:55
  • Fruit Break 12:00-12:10
  • Lunch 1:00-1:40*
  • Finish 2:50

*Staff supervise eating for the first 10 minutes to ensure all children are taking time to eat the lunch provided

Preschool Times

Red and Purple Group

Monday and Tuesday

  • Start 8:30
  • Finish 2:50

Wednesday

  • Start 8:30
  • Finish 11:30
Blue Group

Wednesday

  • Start 8:30
  • Start 11:30

Thursday and Friday

  • Start 8:30
  • Finish 2:50

The Uniform Shop

The NT Government's Compulsory School Uniform Policy requires that all students in Northern Territory Government schools from Transition to Year 9 wear an authorised school uniform whilst on school premises and when attending official school activities during and after school hours.

The compulsory requirement for students to wear a school uniform is intended to address health and safely considerations, minimise clothing cost burdens for parents, promote a positive school image and eliminate social pressures on students to keep up with fashion and brand names.

Aims

  • To promote equality amongst all students
  • To further develop a sense of pride in, and identification with our school
  • To comply with the DET Uniform Policy and the school Sunsmart policy
  • To maintain and enhance the positive image of the school in the community

Alawa Uniform

The school uniform consists of:

  • A collared polo shirt
  • Black shorts or skorts
  • Summer dress
  • Enclosed footwear or sandals with back strap
  • Bucket hat
  • House shirt on Friday only

Uniform Price List

ItemCost
Polo shirt$36.00
Black short with logo$18.00
Black skort with logo$23.00
Summer dress$37.00
House/sports polo shirt    $30.00
Bucket hat$14.00
Backpack with logo$28.00
Library bag$11.00
Preschool polo shirt$25.00

The Café​

The Alawa Farm Café

Our Mission

To provide the Alawa school community with delicious healthy meals and snacks and to create meaningful links to our kitchen garden program.

 

Cafe pic 2

Opening hours

The Café is open from:

  • Monday and Tuesday 8:30 to 11:30
  • Wednesday to Friday 8:30 to 1:40

 

Whilst the café is not open on Mondays and Tuesdays for lunch, sandwiches or wraps can ordered from the café menu and will be delivered to the classrooms before lunch on these days.

Our Menu


Our menu is available to download.

Download the menu

Lunchtime Specials

Each week there are lunchtime specials available from Wednesdays to Fridays. These are advertised through the newsletter, our Skoolbag app, paper slip sent home each Tuesday afternoon and through our online ordering system.

Our Online Canteen is the preferred ordering method. However, the café is open each morning at 8.30am for parents/carers and/or students to place their orders OR orders can be written on a paper bag and handed in with the class lunch boxes.

find out more

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Playgroup

Alawa Playgroup aims to strengthen relationships within our Alawa community and provide support to families throughout the year.

Our playgroup program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and caters for families with children from 0-4 years. We support parents/carers to become actively engaged with their children in activities as well as make connections with other families. Throughout the year we connect families with Alawa Primary School staff, facilities and programs to ensure the transition from playgroup to preschool is a positive one.

Alawa Playgroup runs every Friday morning in the preschool room throughout the school term between the hours of 9:30-11:30am. Each session cost $4.00 and that covers tea, coffee and a biscuit for parents and consumables. Our playgroup coordinator is Opal Sternbaum.

After School Care

Brat Pack offers after school care for children 4 to 14. There is a bus service that picks up students from Alawa Primary School.

Counselling

Counselling Service

Alawa Primary School fully supports access to counselling for students and families through a range of services and support.

Families are encouraged to contact Catholic Care and make an appointment.

Volunteers

Our volunteers are essential to the program and without them it really could not run. We would like to thank all those involved in the program and those who have helped in the past.

We encourage anyone who would like to take part to contact us at the school: alawa.school@ntschools.net or phone and leave a message with the school office 89279122

Volunteer Policy

Policies

View the SunSmart website
Please read the following link in regards to Alawa and allergy awarenessRead allergy awareness
We seek volunteers for our kitchen, garden and farm programs.Read volunteer policy
Alawa Primary School is a SunSmart schoolRead SunSmart policy
 View the SunSmart website
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