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General School Information

Last Updated: 21/11/2017

General School Information


An absence from school requires a note of explanation on the day of the students return or a phone call to the office on 9398 3388.  Notes should be directed to the student’s class teacher.  If a student’s absence is not explained you will be sent an SMS contact and asked to explain the absence.  Students, whose attendance is deemed by the Principal to place them as an “at risk” student, will be referred to the district attendance officer.  Attendance is compulsory for all primary students.

Leaving School Grounds

Children are not permitted to leave the school grounds during school times unless they have written permission from their parents, the Deputy Principal or the Principal.  Children going home for lunch must supply a note to their class teacher, to that effect, stating the duration of time that the child will be going home for lunch. Parents coming into the school to collect children for appointments or for early release are required to request  a leave pass from the front office and on returning from the appointment must sign their child/children in again at the front office before returning to classrooms.

Camps and Excursions and Incursions

Notices detailing excursion information will be issued prior to the outing.  Please sign and return permission slips promptly to acknowledge receipt of this information.  Where payment is required for an extracurricular excursion or incursion, this payment must be finalised before the event.  Students who have not paid for an excursion will not be permitted to attend. Payment plans can be arranged by contacting Manager Corporate Services.

As part of the schools behaviour management program some students may not be permitted to participate in extracurricular camps or excursions/incursions.

Information and Communication Technology

Seaforth Primary School has adopted a whole school approach with the provision of technology across the curriculum. Access to the latest technologies is provided to all students. All students have Internet access in their classroom. This Internet and e-mail access supports their learning to enhance instruction.  As with other resources, the school monitors its use and it is recognised that the students will abide by the given guidelines outlined in our Internet Policy.


Homework can be an integral part of student learning.  As an activity it helps develop study and research skills. Homework should be structured and purposeful; to fit a time frame, so children can relax, play and participate in other family commitments.

The aims of homework are to:

  • read widely and on a regular basis,
  • practise a skill that has already been introduced at school,
  • reinforce that which is already known,
  • enable completion of unfinished class work.

Homework should be meaningful and serve a need not creating a stress situation for the student or family.

Homework activities may include:

  • nominated oral reading,
  • relaxation reading,
  • a set activity to consolidate a skill introduced at school,
  • completion of work,
  • information and material collection.

For more information on this please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Interschool Sport

Students in Years 4-6 are involved in interschool activities and events. These events are run in conjunction with other primary schools in our local area and are classed as either incursions or excursions.

As part of the schools behaviour management program some students may not be permitted to participate in extracurricular interschool events.

Library / Resources

The School Library is automated using a computer management system. A wide variety of books and audio visual resources are available to meet the children's research and recreational needs. Computers are available for catalogue searching in the library and community members are most welcome to access this resource. Parent helpers are also most welcome to assist with the many extra duties in the library. Please contact the schoolif you are a willing helper.

Library Borrowing

Pre-primary – Year 4 may borrow one book.  The Year 5-6 students may borrow two books.  The borrowing period is 7 days.  Books may be renewed at the end of the 7 days.  Children are encouraged to change their books regularly. Books may be borrowed during class library period.

Library Returns

Library material should be returned on or before the due date, however, all books must be returned prior to the commencement of school holiday periods.  There are no overdue fines.  Parents will be charged for replacement of items their child has lost or damaged.  A letter to this effect will be sent home to notify parents.  A clean strong bag must be used by all students to carry their books to and from school to protect the books.

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