At Fairview Park our vision is 'We learn and grow together in a safe and supportive environment, continually striving for personal excellence.' Our key priority within our Site Improvement Plan (SIP) is continuous learner achievement. Our plan emphasises teaching for learning and wellbeing to ensure our site vision is reflected in all that we do in practice.
Site Governing Council and allied groups operate effectively in partnership with the staff. The school celebrates the 'small school advantage' which fosters positive working relationships between families, staff and students.
The consistent application of a well-established behaviour management policy, supports a strong focus on positive behaviour. Students benefit from the generous play space and updated resources. Cross-age interaction between students is recognised as a great strength of the student culture here.
Specialist areas taught include Physical Education (R-7), Science (4-7) and Music and Languages (R-4).
Learning intervention support and extension is provided for identified students in literacy and numeracy. Teachers set high expectations for success and provide learning programs to ensure students work to achieve at their individual potential.
Learning Technologies are embedded across all learning opportunities and students have access to a computer suite, iPads and a laptops. Students and staff use information and communication technologies as a resource for daily activities. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard.
|Principal Tours 2017||Adobe PDF|
|Parent Teacher Interview Note||Adobe PDF|
|Family Handbook||Adobe PDF|
|Preschool Family Handbook||Adobe PDF|
|School Absence ED175||Adobe PDF|
|Student Anti-Harassment Policy||Adobe PDF|
|Grievance Procedures||Adobe PDF|
|Attendance Policy||Adobe PDF|
|Behaviour Policy||Adobe PDF|
|Health Policy||Adobe PDF|
|Homework Policy||Adobe PDF|
|Mobile Phone Policy||Adobe PDF|
The general school timetable is shown below:
|8:30am||Teacher on yard duty|
|8:50am||Morning session begins|
|12:50-1:00pm||Lunches are eaten in the classrooms under teacher supervision|
|1:00pm-1:30pm||Lunch play period|
|3:10pm||Dismissal (Teacher on yard duty until 3:30pm)|
To enable all staff and students to start each day together without disruption, all students are expected to arrive at school by 8.45am. Please notify the school if your child is going to be late. Where a student arrives after 8:55 am an adult family member is required to sign them in via the front office.
After school, a teacher is on yard duty until 3:30pm. Any children who have not been collected from school are asked to wait in the Front Office.
Once the students arrive at school in the morning they may not leave the premises without special permission from the Principal. If students need to be collected early, parents/caregivers are required to collect an Early Dismissal note from the Front Office and give it to the class teacher when collecting their child.
|Preschool||Playgroup and Preschool|
|Area 2||Reception and Year 1|
|Area 3||Year 1/2|
|Area 4||Music and Language|
|Area 5||Year 1/2|
|Area 7||Year 6/7|
|Area 8||Year 4/5|
|Area 9||Year 3/4|
|Area 10||Year 4/5|
|Area 11||Year 5/6|
Specialist lessons are provided in Music and Language (Reception to Year 4), Science (Year 4 - Year 7) and Physical Education (Reception to Year 7)
School Services & Materials Charge
An account is sent home with your child at the beginning of the school year listing service and materials charges payable. This account can be paid by cash, cheque or credit card (Bankcard, Visa or Mastercard) at the front office during school hours.
Students will be given their initial stationery by their classroom teacher on the first day of school. All other stationery will be issued as needed.
School service and materials charges cover all stationery and duplicating costs, equipment and materials for all curriculum areas, administrative costs, repairs and maintenance of equipment, playground, cleaning materials and new developments.
School Card (Government Assistance)
The School Card Scheme provides assistance with School Fees school age students.
Parents /caregivers who meet the * eligibility criteria must complete a *School Card Application form at the beginning of EACH year.
When returning your application form to the Front Office, it will be necessary to bring your Healthcare card containing your Centrelink Reference Numbers.
* Relevant forms are available from the School Front Office
The wearing of uniform brings many benefits, including:
- a sense of community
- increased life of students' other casual clothing
- minimization of fashion competition among students
The school colours are red and black. Clothing which is school colours but displays significant brands, slogans etc is not considered to be within the dress code.
Items are available for inspection, order and purchase in the School Front Office.
Cherry red with a black and cherry jacquard collar, 3 button front tab and embroidered school logo.
Cherry red poly cotton windcheater with hood, narrow sleeve cuffs and loose rib waistband. Front pockets and emroidered school logo.
Red wet weather jacket, raglan sleeve, front zip welt pockets, 2 piece back flap, tuck away hood in concealed zip at back collar, center front zip with guard, fully lined in fleece fabric and emroidered school logo.
Red brushed twill bucket hat, black piping in brim edge, screen printed logo on center front in 2 styles: bucket hat and wide brim.
Black cargo shorts elastic waist, false front fly, box pleat side pockets with velcro flaps and back pocket.
Black poly cotton track pants with elasticized waist, concealed zip pockets and knee pads.
Black yoked elasticized waist skirt with front pleats, zip pocket and attached bike pant.
We recommend closed-in shoes (preferably school shoes) or sandals. Thongs, crocs and surf sandals are not suitable. Plain white or black socks are preferred.
Jewellery and Make up
For safety reasons, jewellery, including necklaces, rings and bracelets should be avoided. Earrings need to be studs or small sleepers. Make up and nail polish are not permitted.
The Canteen is open every day and a current menu may be obtained from the Canteen, School Office or via download.
|Canteen Price List||Adobe PDF|
The Canteen is open at morning recess and the first half of lunch play time for children to buy small, DECD Rite Bite approved snacks and drinks. www.decd.sa.gov.au/eatwellsa/pages/eatwell/rightbite
The Canteen committee carries out the management of the Canteen on behalf of the Governing Council. The Canteen Manager is employed by the Governing Council and she is assisted by volunteer school community members whose help is both welcomed and appreciated.
A roster is drawn up by the Manager to enable volunteers to choose a time or times to suit their availability to help in the Canteen. The completed roster showing duty times is distributed each term.
A Historical Perspective
Our Governing Council has worked with DECD, private engineers and Tea Tree Gully Council to address the safety of our car park areas. In 2010 we investigated turning our Pangari Drive car park into a ‘Kiss and Drop’ zone. Engineer reports were sought and consultation with the community occurred. The community voted not to amend the space as the recommendations involved the loss of nearly half the current parking spaces to meet current legislative requirements. Since this time our site population has continued to grow and car parking continues to be a challenge.
The Current Situation
There is an ever present danger of an accident occurring when bikes, child pedestrians and motor vehicles are in the same area. To reduce the likelihood of an accident, please keep the following in mind:
The staff car park (off Nepondi Court) is for use of staff and visitors' cars and authorised vehicular traffic only. Students should not be dropped off or picked up in this car park. There are two car parking spaces for any community to access if they display a Disability Permit.
The main family car park is on Pangari Drive. Children are constantly discouraged from cycling in this area. Drivers are reminded this is not an area you can park or leave cars unattended in unless your vehicle is parked and in a designated space. In times of congestion, families may choose to arrange to meet children in neighbouring streets. As a staff, our yard duty responsibility is your children’s safety rather than managing adult car parking protocols. Support with difficulties occurs through the Tea Tree Gully Council and SAPOL as appropriate.
Care should be taken when dropping students off in Nepondi Court, outside the staff car park, as this is a main access road to the school for heavy delivery vehicles.
Community support is valued and appreciated in the interests of safety during arrival and departure times.