Parent Information

Welcome to Highbury Primary School. The link to our School Information Booklet is to provide parents with general information about policies and procedures that operate at Highbury Primary School.

Please refer to the Skoolbag plugin for newsletters and current event information.

2021 Yearly Planner

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Skoolbag

At Highbury Primary School we appreciate that communication is of key importance. One of the main ways we keep families informed is through the Skoolbag app. This is a free app that can be downloaded onto your iPhone, iPad or android device. It is also linked directly to our website.

Newsletters, event dates, policies, Class information and lots of other useful information is available on the app and through this section of our website. We also use push notifications and alerts to notify families directly of any important information. You can also notify the school if your child will be absent and update your information on the app.

(Please note that printed newsletters are not sent home but are available from the front office if you cannot access the Skoolbag app or school’s website)

Skoolmail is a FREE tool that enables you to subscribe to receive email from the school. This feature of the app will enable us to email the newsletter but it means you will need to subscribe.

If you want to subscribe for email please click on the link “Subscribe for email”.

Enrolment

Parents are invited to complete a registration of interest for their child(ren) and forward to the school as soon after their fourth birthday as possible ready to start school at the beginning of the school year. For children to start school they must be 5 on or before the 1st of May at the start of the school year.

The Principal and Assistant Principal will conduct tours of the school each term at set times. Please refer to the events tab of the Skoolbag app for school tour dates.

Enrolment forms need to be completed and delivered to the school before the first transition visit.

School Fees

Highbury Primary School uses a composite fee system which means that the same amount is charged for children in all levels Reception – Year 7. The charge covers printed and electronic material, stationery items, equipment, curriculum supplies, ICT and Resource Centre materials and resources that are related to the educational programs provided to students.

The school fees for 2021 are $345 per student for 4 terms.

Camps, excursions, incursions and swimming instruction fees are invoiced throughout the year and must be paid for before students can attend. Additional costs are also incurred by students wishing to be involved with choir, band, or extra-curricular activities.

Payment Methods

Payments options include cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card, Direct debit or Qkr! app. Payment can be made at the Front Office from 8.30am daily. American Express cards are not accepted by schools. Please make cheques payable to Highbury Primary School.

Qkr! (pronounced ‘quicker’) is a mobile payments app which enables consumers to order and pay for goods and services directly from their smart device.

Qkr! Accepts all major credit and debit cards accepted by the school (Visa and Mastercard) and you can register more than one card within the App.

The Qkr! App is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. If using an iPad you can download the iPhone version of Qkr! You can download and register for Qkr! now to make purchases from the Canteen and make payments to our School and OSHC service.

Direct debit by instalment system is also available. Parents need to complete an agreement form with the school that allows for a specified amount of money to be deducted from their nominated bank account on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis until the costs are paid.

A Direct Debit Request form is available from the Finance Office.

The Materials and Services Charge can be paid in full, or by instalments once arrangements have been made with the Principal or Business Manager.

School Card Application forms for School Card are available from the school or from www.decd.sa.gov.au

 

School Canteen

Canteen Hours: 8:30-1:00

The school canteen operates daily with a full time manager and parent volunteers.

Please take note of the following:

  1. Orders are to be placed in order boxes at the canteen first thing in the morning.
  2. Money is to be enclosed in the bag (wrapped.)
  3. Any change required will be attached to the front of lunch order bag.
  4. Please clearly mark lunch order with Name and Class Number.
  5.  Lunch bags are available from the canteen, 10 bags for 50 cents.
  6. Food brought from home cannot be reheated in the canteen.
  7. The canteen is unable to offer credit, except in an emergency.

Forks, spoons, etc. are supplied with orders which require them. When ordered food is unavailable an alternative will be offered.

For any queries or concerns please contact Donna in the canteen on 8264 6311.

***The canteen is always in need of volunteers to help keep it running. If you are at all interested in doing your bit to help the school community please don’t hesitate to talk to Donna in the Canteen.***

Summer Canteen Menu

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School Uniform

AIMS

The purpose of our dress code is to ensure that students are dressed in a practical way that is suitable for a range of school activities and appropriate to the weather conditions. It ensures the inclusion of all students in the school’s educational program, helps to develop pride in the school and encourages a sense of belonging.

DRESS CODE

Our dress code is a ‘mix and match’ of clothing in the school colours of navy blue, maroon and gold. Specific items with our school logo can be purchased from the school outlet at Totally Schoolwear, 432 Montague Rd, Clovercrest Shopping Centre. Ph. 8396 6465.

Please refer to our Uniform Policy in the Skoolbag section of this website for further information.

Devon Schoolwear

Purchase your uniform online.

Volunteering

At Highbury Primary School our philosophy on volunteering is:

Volunteers can make a significant contribution to the school community by giving their time and sharing their skills and expertise with others. Volunteers’ interests and abilities complement school programs and provide a wide range of interactions and experiences to support student engagement in school and learning.

The ECD (Education and Childhood Development) Criminal History Screening Policy Guidelines identify the following groups of volunteers, parents, caregivers and others for Criminal History Screening:

  • Attending overnight camps, sleepovers, billeting programs
  • Working 1:1 with children or in close proximity to children
  • Acting as a coach or manager of teams
  • Working in resource centres, offices, canteens etc.
  • Accepting a position on Governing Council or committees

Expectations for Volunteers (new and existing) at Highbury:

  • have DCSI clearance
  • have completed a Volunteer training session at Highbury (alternatives to this need to be negotiated with the Principal or delegate)
  • sign a Volunteer agreement
  • sign in at the front office or designated area prior to each Volunteer session and sign out on conclusion
  • agree to wear the prescribed Volunteer identification

For further information please go to the Skoolbag section on this website or the Skoolbag phone app for volunteer training sessions, policies and further information.