We offer a varied and challenging curriculum with a strong emphasis on development of the whole child, pastoral care and catering for the needs of all students.
Welcome to Inglewood Primary School. We are pleased to present the School Information Booklet to guide you with important information about our school.
We hope that you and your child/children have a happy and successful association with our school over the coming years. We, at Inglewood, are proud of our school, our achievements and our school community. Your involvement and support will enable us to provide students with an enriched school life.
Our primary school caters for children from Kindergarten to Year 6 over three sites. We offer a varied and challenging curriculum with a strong emphasis on development of the whole child, pastoral care and catering for the needs of all students. Our Kindergarten centres are located on Craven Street Bedford and the Pre-primary centres are on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Hamer Parade, Inglewood.
We invite you to find out more about Inglewood Primary School by visiting our school website www.inglewood.wa.edu.au through the Department of Education Schools Online website www.det.wa.edu.au.
We look forward to working with you and your child/children for the best educational outcomes at Inglewood Primary School and hope that the following information is useful. If you have any questions, I am always available and happy to meet with you.
2023 School Term dates for Students
Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 6 April
Wednesday 26 April to Friday 30 June
Tuesday 18 July to Friday 22 September
Tuesday 10 October to Thursday 14 December
Administration Contact Details
34 Normanby Road
INGLEWOOD WA 6052
Phone: 9223 9900
Classrooms open at 8:30am across our 3 campuses. This time is dedicated to students settling and engaging in learning opportunities prior to the commencement of formal instruction when the siren sounds at the designated time.
8.40am – 2.40pm Kindergarten
8.40am – 2.50pm Pre-primary
8.50am – 3.00pm Years 1-6
Department of Education regulations require an explanation and or a dated note or medical certificate to cover a child’s absence from school. You can notify the school of an absence via Connect, emailing the school absentee email Inglewood.PS.Absentee.Notes@education.wa.edu.au, call the school or email the teacher directly. Please inform the front office if you wish to take a vacation during school time. No work packages will be provided for students.
Accidents and Illness (See also Medical)
Minor accidents are treated at school. In the case of more serious accidents or illness, you will be contacted at once. If this is not possible, the child will be taken to the hospital by ambulance, if deemed necessary. It is most important that our records are kept up to date regarding your place of employment and an emergency contact. Please inform the school as soon as such information is changed.
- If a teacher sends a child who complains of being ill to the office, parents or the emergency contact will be telephoned for them to be taken home.
- Parents taking children from school for medical or other reasons must sign them out at the office.
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Arrival at School
All children are expected to be at school by 8:30 when classrooms open. This ensures students are able to settle and prepare for the day prior to the commencement of formal instruction at 8.50am. It is requested that children are not sent to school before 8.20am as supervision is not provided. Children are not permitted on play equipment, the oval or basketball court before or after school unless in an organised activity and supervised by a teacher or their coach.
Each class takes a turn in running an assembly and presenting an item during the year. Assemblies are held at 8.50am every second Friday in the undercover area. Parents are invited to attend. It is a chance to recognise our Honour Certificate recipients, to hear the principal and deputy principal address the school and to celebrate school achievements. The newsletter and term planner will indicate the performance dates for each class and any changes to times. There may be some special assemblies throughout the year. The Year 6 Graduation event and the Class Award assembly are held at the end of Term 4.
Bikes / Scooters / Skateboards
Children who bring or ride bikes, scooters or skateboards to school are not allowed to ride them in the school grounds for safety reasons. All bikes, scooters and skateboards brought to school must be stored in the racks. Bike locks are essential. Bike riders are asked to dismount at the student entrances on Crawford and Normanby roads. Students riding bikes must wear a helmet. It is recommended that students on scooters also wear a helmet.
BYOD iPad Program
The Australian Curriculum mandates the integration of Information and Communication Technology and the use of digital technologies across learning areas.
To enact this across the school Inglewood Primary School launched the 1:1 parent-funded iPad program in 2016 in consultation with the school board and the community through parent forums. Students in Years 4-6 are now expected to bring an iPad device from home to use at school. School funded shared iPads are available for those families unable to participate in the program.
Students, parents and teachers that are in 1:1 iPad classrooms, will also sign an iPad contract that is a partnership agreement. This addresses filming of individuals, screen time and the use of social media. This is signed in addition to the 3-6 Online User Agreements. These are included on enrolment and are signed by students and parents at the start of the year. Students can bring their device from home and the school has set up the Apple Family Funded program as well as the JB HI-FI BYOD portal.
All iPads must have a robust cover, insurance and be an iPad. There is a list of apps to be installed on the iPad at the start of the year which classroom teachers will provide. Teachers may ask for additional apps to be installed throughout the year. When not in use, iPads are locked in a secure drawer in the student classroom. Parents, please refrain from sending messages or emails to students during school time. Parents must provide Third Party App Consent for APP usage.
Please click the links below for more information regarding our BYOD program:
Our canteen is named “La Cantina” and is located at the end of the classroom wing on Normanby Road. The canteen is open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. La Cantina offers a summer menu in Terms 1 and 4 and a winter menu for Terms 2 and 3. Pre-primary students can order on a Thursday. Ordering is done online www.quickcliq.com.au
The Chaplain works with the school in supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of students and their families. Chaplaincy in schools is not a religious based service and Chaplains are not allowed to impress any religious beliefs upon students. Parent permission has been given at the time of enrolment and this can be updated at any time. The Chaplain will also be in regular contact with parents to discuss any concerns.
A copy of the classroom timetable is displayed in each classroom and information goes out to parents at the beginning of the year. Teachers will hold a meeting for parents early in first term in order to outline classroom routines.
Concerns and Complaints
Parents are encouraged to raise any concerns they may have with the school, in order to have these heard and addressed. If concerns are related to the classroom learning environment, they should always be directed to the classroom teacher in the first instance. If concerns or complaints are related to organisational matters within the school, these should be directed to the deputy principal or principal. Whilst times are put aside for parent/teacher meetings in Term 1, parents are able to request a meeting with school staff at any time throughout the year.
CONNECT – The Inglewood Primary School Community
Inglewood Primary School uses Connect to communicate with the school community and share important notices, newsletters, term planners and forms. All student reports are uploaded on Connect. If you require a print out or emailed version, please visit the front office. Connect is accessible via an app (Connect Now) or via the website www.connect.det.wa.edu.au. Download Connect Now from the Apple Store or Google Play.
Crosswalk attendants are on duty at the corner of Beaufort Street and Crawford Road and the corner of Grand Promenade and Craven Street between 8.30am – 9.30am and 2.45pm – 3.45pm, daily.
Inglewood Primary School understands the substantial benefits that are provided to young people through Information Communication Technology. We are aware that with these benefits can come with potential dangers such as Cyberbullying. Inglewood Primary School staff and students follow a strict ICT Code of Conduct in line with the WA Department of Education policy for students online. We pride ourselves on ensuring our school is Cyber aware and safe. The Office of the eSafety Commissioner website https://esafety.gov.au/ provides many hints for ensuring safe practices whilst using the web.
Due to health and safety requirements, dogs are not permitted on the school grounds. Please do not bring your dog when collecting or dropping off your child.
Students are to comply with the dress code at all times. Students who are involved in representing the school at official school activities including sports carnivals, social events and excursions are required to wear the appropriate school uniform. Children participating in the school choirs and instrumental music are required to wear the designated music uniform for performances. Inglewood Primary School has a “No Hat, No Play in the Sun” policy so hats are required to be worn all year round for outside activities. For safety reasons, children are not permitted to wear excessive jewellery items whilst at school. Sensible footwear for participation in daily fitness and PE classes should also be worn. A copy of the Dress Code Policy is available from the website or Front Office.
Duty of Care
Our staff will ensure a duty of care is provided for all students whilst at school and during off-site excursions. This ensures that at all times there will be a teacher or teacher assistant working with students, or in a position to observe students. The only exception to this is when students use the toilets, however all students must seek permission during class time. In the playground, duty teachers and education assistants supervise students at recess and lunch, with the library being opened every lunch time. Students are not permitted to use playground equipment before school. Younger siblings who play on equipment at the end of the school day are a parent’s responsibility to supervise.
Entry to And Exit from School
- NORMANBY ROAD – Gate near canteen only. No entry or exit thru administration.
- CRAWFORD ROAD – Any gate with the exception of the staff car park and oval gate.
- ROBINSON STREET- Gate from the oval
Excursions, Camps and In School Activities
The school organises a range of events for students that enhance the curriculum. As much as possible we try to ensure all students participate in these activities. A schedule of anticipated maximum costs is sent home at the end of each school year for parents. When activities are organised at school, parents will receive detailed information, timelines and permission slips to complete.
The school is committed to extending students in every class through differentiating the curriculum and providing enrichment programs. The North Metropolitan Regional Office offers extension programs for primary students at various centres in the district.
EYE – Early Years Extension program for students in years 1-3. Selection is based on a range of assessments, including Pre-primary On Entry testing. This is run at school.
PEAC – Primary Extension and Challenge Courses are offered to students in years 5-6. All students are tested in year 4.
There are four factions:
- Pre-primary to year 6 students are allocated a faction by the office on enrolment.
- Siblings are placed in the same faction.
- Two year 6 Faction Captains are elected for each faction and support the Phys Ed teacher throughout the year in a range of organisational and leadership matters.
At the fortnightly assembly each class teacher gives out two honour certificates. The school officer contacts parents prior to the assembly if their child/children are receiving a certificate to enable them to attend.
ICT And Digital Technologies
Inglewood Primary School has a strong commitment to providing students with a 21st century contemporary learning environment. In addition to the 1:1 iPad program in years 4-6, there are trolleys of notebook computers available for each classroom to use. Classrooms have either LED display panels or Smartboards. K-3 also have access to iPads in their classrooms. Each year, students with parent support, sign a responsible use of ICT agreement. On enrolment, parents provide students online consent for students to access the school computer network and internet. Wireless access has been installed across the school with all classrooms having their own access points. This ensures that all classrooms are able to use technology with minimal disruption. Students also have access to the Department of Education digital technologies kit which includes items such as Sphero SPRK robots, Bee bots, Dot and Dash and Edison robots.
Library Resource Centre
The Library is open every day at lunchtime for students to use. The Library resources, including audio-visual resources, are available. Students should look after them as they would family property. Each child is required to have a large material bag in which to carry library books. Parent help is welcome in the Library, so please see the library officer if you can assist.
We recommend that all garments, school bags, lunch boxes, drink bottles, shoes and hats are clearly named. As biro ink and felt pen ink washes off in time, we recommend name tapes for garments. If you purchase second hand items, remember to label these as well. Lost property if named is returned to students when handed into the Front Office. Unlabelled items are recycled through the uniform shop in the canteen.