General Information

 

General Information

(Melways Map Reference 22 H2)

Research Primary School boasts over eight acres of grounds incorporating two separate shaded playgrounds, an oval, gymnasium/hall, basketball courts, canteen, multipurpose room and many creative play areas – ample space for our students. RPS is a water wise school and incorporates a large water tank to water the vegetable garden.

Many families elect to drive their children to school while other families encourage walking, riding, scooting or skating to school.

Research Primary School has some parent parking and there are bike and walking paths that pass the school.

School Dates and Times

 

2017

Term 1:
1 February to 31 March

Term 2:
18 April to 30 June

Term 3:
17 July to 22 September

Term 4:
9 October to 22 December

 

Public Holiday Dates for 2017

  • Labour Day – Monday 13 March
  • Good Friday – Friday 14 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 17 April
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday – Monday 12 June
  • Melbourne Cup Day – Tues 7 Nov
  • Christmas Day – Sunday 25 Dec
  • Boxing Day – Monday 26 Dec

 

2018

Term 1:
Tbc to 29 March

Term 2:
16 April to 29 June

Term 3:
16 July to 21 September

Term 4:
9 October to 21 December

 

Public Holiday Dates for 2018

  • Labour Day – Monday 12 March
  • Good Friday – Friday 30 March
  • Easter Monday – Monday 2 April
  • Anzac Day – Wednesday 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday – Monday 11 June
  • Melbourne Cup Day – Tues 6 Nov
  • Christmas Day – Tuesday 25 Dec
  • Boxing Day – Wednesday 26 Dec

School begins daily at 9.00am and we encourage children to arrive a few minutes early.
On Fridays there is a School Assembly at 3pm, and parents are most welcome to attend.

Morning recess is from 11.05am – 11.35am.
Lunch is from 12.45pm – 1.30pm, with lunches eaten inside from 12.35pm until 12.45pm.
Dismissal time is 3.30pm
Dismissal on the last day of each term is 2.30pm, and 1.30pm on the last day of the school year.

Sign in/out

We have a Late Arrivals and Early Departures Book to help monitor both the punctuality and the whereabouts of children. Children are able to sign themselves in at the office, or an adult may sign them in. Children may only leave the school under the care of an adult, who in turn must sign the child out of the school.

Money Matters

Parents / Guardians will be notified in advance of camps, excursions and special activities. Full payment is expected prior to the activity, generally via the Term Planner which is issued at the beginning of each term. Camps are paid for separately and may be paid on an instalment basis. Special payment arrangements can be organised if needed. Please contact the Principal directly to discuss special payments.

Payments can be made via cash / cheque (payable to Research Primary School), Visa/MasterCard or by Direct Deposit

 

To pay Direct Deposit please use the following information:

ANZ Eltham
Research Primary School Council Official Account

BSB: 013 – 308
Account Number: 254090034

 

Suggested Payee Reference: eg.

GraSmit34TPT2 ie: Grace Smith 3/4 Term Planner Term 2

– or a suitable description regarding the reason for payment

 

 

School Council requests a payment of a Voluntary Levy each year per child to help cover the general running costs of the school. School Council sets the Voluntary Levy at the end of each year in preparation for the following year. The School Council annually reviews the School’s Budget to ensure that parent contributions are fair and reasonable.

 

Parents eligible to claim CSEF are those with a current pensioner concession card, a health care/benefit card, a Veterans Affairs (TPI) card or a foster parent. CSEF payments are made to the school mid way through the first semester. Eligible parents need to complete a CSEF Application Form available from the school office.

Parents Group conduct School Banking on Friday each week. Children bank with the Commonwealth Bank with a Dollar-mite account. New accounts can be opened at anytime via the online link through the CBA website or by clicking below

Youth Saver Account CBA

For each banking transaction the school receives a commission which goes towards Parents Group Fundraising activities.

 

 

School Uniform

Research Primary School has an attractive and distinctive uniform which is compulsory. The items may be purchased from our Uniform Shop, or from local stores. A complete list of items and prices is available from the School Office.

Uniform items can be purchased from the Uniform Shop by advance order. The Uniform Shop is open weekly on a Tuesday afternoon from 3pm or by appointment.

The School Uniform is red polo shirt (navy or white are also acceptable – plain). No t-shirts. Navy pants (plain, short or long, no logos, stripes or panels). No jeans (or clothing that ‘looks like’ jeans). Uniform Shop windcheaters or bomber jackets, or plain red or navy tops, windcheaters or jackets (jackets or tops must be red or blue). Skivvies or shirts under girls’ winter tunics can be red, navy or white. Leggings may be worn as part of the school uniform, but they must be worn underneath either a Summer dress or Winter tunic; leggings are not to be worn as a standalone item and only navy blue leggings are acceptable (no jeggings, patterns, diamantes etc). School winter tunics and school summer dresses are also available. Own choice of sensible, school appropriate shoes. Please do not have children in coloured windcheaters, jackets, sports teams tops etc, please stick to red or blue.

School hats must be worn between September and May.

Canteen

The Parents Group and our volunteer helpers provide Canteen lunches on Monday and Friday of each week. Orders should be written on a brown paper bag, with the child’s name and grade marked clearly. Money should be placed securely in the bag.

The canteen also offers over-the-counter sales on Mondays and Fridays at lunch time. Volunteers are always welcome and calls for helpers are published regularly in the weekly School Newsletter.

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