At Lindenow Primary School during the first term, there is a gradual easing into school routine.
Children grow and mature at different rates, but not all children are ready for school at the same time. Parents can legally defer enrolment for their child until the child is six years old. In Victoria, your child needs to have turned 5 on or before the 30th April before he/she can legally start school.
When Enrolling your child you will need to bring the following:
Proof of Age (Birth Certificate)
Immunisation - Child History Statement from The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (the statement is required regardless of vaccination status.)
For more information click here to go to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register website.
During the first term, there is a gradual easing into the school routine. In prep, your child will be involved in a very expansive program that includes: Writing, Language Development, Mathematics, Physical Education, Art, Computer, Music, Science, Library, Drama, Health, Music, etc.
School uniform & requirements
Please refer to the Policies and Parent Information page.
Staff and School Council place great importance on the wearing of school uniform by students and it is compulsory. All uniforms purchased are printed with the school emblem. Our Sun Smart Policy states that wide-brimmed or bucket style hats must be worn during 4th and 1st terms whilst outside school buildings. School bags can be purchased from Nick's in Bairnsdale.
All uniform items are available from Nicks in Bairnsdale.
Open-toe sandals, thongs and slip-on shoes are not regarded as safe or appropriate for school. Runners or school shoes are the preferred footwear for school. Singlet tops and clothing with inappropriate graphics or wording are not to be worn to school on uniform-free days. For reasons of safety, we request that students only wear stud type earrings to school.
A free school bus service is available servicing: Dargo, Fernbank, Walpa, Glenaladale, Hillside/Bairnsdale, Flaggy Creek and Woodglen to eligible travellers (fare-paying option is also available, conditions apply for students residing in Bairnsdale & other outer areas).
Observe the following when meeting your children at the bus stop
Wait for them on the same side of the road as the bus stops
Don't park in the bus parking area and give the bus plenty of room to get in and out
Park on the same side of the road as the bus (Parking opposite the stop is dangerous as are likely to run across the road to meet you
Varying Bus Travel Arrangements
A note or phone call to the school is required prior to bus departure to vary normal bus travel arrangements – bus rolls are marked each afternoon and bus passes are required from the school office. This is vital for the safety and care of your child.
It is available every morning and is subsidised by Food Bank Victoria. Breakfast is provided at no charge and is available to all students to give them a healthy start to their day.
Pack your child a healthy and appetising lunch and play lunch.
Children should be able to feed themselves, unwrap sandwiches, undo lunch boxes and water containers and peel a piece of fruit. (No glass containers please.)
Lunch orders are available on Fridays only from the local general store. Envelopes with clear order and full name for the local shop orders must be placed in the lunch-order box at the school prior to 9.30 am.
The children need to know when and how to wash their hands. They are expected to be able to visit the toilet independently, and boys need to know how to use the urinal. For younger students, it is advised to send a spare pair of underpants in their school bag.
All children should carry a handkerchief and know how to use it. The school is able to provide tissues for emergencies.
Collecting children from the school
Your child must be collected from the school office either by yourself or a parent designated responsible adult. If someone other than a parent is to collect your child, please inform the office or the teacher of the child concerned prior to student pickup.
Please note: For the safety of our students' office staff will not dismiss a student to an unknown carer unless the office has been notified prior to pickup. Children leaving early from or arriving late to school must be signed out/in by their parents or guardians. Parents or guardians are to report to the office first to sign out/in the register, which is located in the office, the classroom teacher will then be notified to send the student to the office.