Our School

Enrolling your child at Hastings Primary

School tours are available throughout the year, for new families to the area and Preps for the following year.

Please ring the office on 03 5979 1517 for an appointment.

Foundation (Prep) enrolment information:

Your child must turn 5 years old by the 30th April in the year they begin school.

At the time of enrolment we need to complete a confidential school record (enrolment form) for each child. You will need proof of your child’s identity such a birth certificate and an immunisation certificate.

Your child’s immunisation certificate can be accessed by contacting the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) Child History Statement (CHS) and is accepted as a school entry certificate provided it states, “This child has received all vaccines required by 5 years of age”. Please read the attachment re: School Entry Certificate for more information. Contact ACIR on 1800 653 809.

Does your child need some extra support starting Prep?

As teachers and parents we often see children who have trouble settling into school life and struggle to develop their daily learning patterns. Some children are not quite ready for the structure of a formal school day, week or term.

To best support children who are beginning to develop social and emotional maturity, we are offering the ‘Flying Start for Prep’program. This program is designed for children who are of school age (5 years old by 30th April the year they start school) but are not yet socially or emotionally ready and confident for the formalities and demands of school life, especially when an extra year of Pre-school or child care is not an option.

The Flying Start program is a transitional kinder to school program, structured around using developmentally appropriate experiences for children, involving lots of talking and play based opportunities both inside and outside. The students gradually build confidence and skills with reading, writing and number experiences. Socaila nd emotional development is also nurtured through the the very social and interactive aspect of the program.

Please read the brochure below and contact the office, to enrol or find out more, as soon as possible. Flying Start class number is limited to 15 students and can be booked out before the end of enrolment period.

Student Wellbeing

Being a KidsMatter school means we have built a positive school community and foster student well being and mental health. We nurture the development of each child through:

  • Program Achieve- explicitly teaching social and emotional curriculum
  • Student Well Being program including Code of Conduct and Anti-Bullying and Cyber Safety policies
  • Student well being team including welfare officer, school chaplain and health professionals
  • Student leadership including School and House leaders, Junior School Council and Kidspower action teams
  • Celebration assemblies with awards, acknowledgements and performances
  • Additional assistance for Students with Disabilities and special learning needs in literacy and numeracy

Communication

The School Council and staff of Hastings Primary School values having a wide range of communication opportunities with families and community.

Effective communication between staff and families at Hastings Primary School is supported throughout the year by our school website, newsletters, information sessions, meetings, social gatherings, community events, student lead conferences (parent/teacher/student interviews), individual progress reports, administrative reports, school assemblies and parent support programs.

The school administration office is easily accessible and has reception services available throughout each day between 8:30am and 4:15pm.

The weekly school newsletter is published every Wednesday and is available as hard copy and on the website.

Whole school assemblies are held every Friday afternoon at 2:30pm, except on the last day of each term when they are held at 9am on Friday mornings.

A number of publications are available if you want to learn more about the school and our programs, including the School Information Booklet (link below) and Student Well Being and Code of Conduct document (see Student Well Being page).

The school website has more information available including a calendar with regular updates and the weekly newsletter attached.

Uniform

A dress code and uniform policy reinforces, in students, a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Issues of equlaity, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to the establishment of the Dress Code and Uniform Policy.

The school’s official uniform supplier is Primary School Wear (PSW) at 21 Playne Street, Frankston. Phone 9769 6510.

The Dress Code and Uniform policy accepts school clothing without the school logo as long as all garments are plain navy or white (for polo shirts), without other logos or embellishents such as stripes.

Please find the full Dress Code and Uniform Policy attached below.

Before and After School Care

Hastings Primary School does not provide an Out of School Hours Care program as there are two services available within close proximity to the school.

  1. St. Marys Out of School Hours Childcare Service (Before and After School hours programs)
    69 Marine Parade, Hastings 3915
    Phone: 03 5979 1517 Email: stmarysccs@gmail.com
  2. Western Port Childcare Centre (Before and After School hours programs and occasional care)
    249 Marine Parade, Hastings 3915
    Phone: 03 5979 7336 Website: www.westernportchildcare.com

 

Both these services deliver our students to school in the mornings by 8:45am and pick them up at the end of the school day at 3:15pm.

The Hastings Primary School Council is confident in recommending both services to our families.

Facilities

We have excellent indoor and outdoor facilities that provide a safe, welcoming and comfortable learning environment for all members of our school community.

Spacious grounds include landscaped gardens, high quality playground equipment, synthetic turf playing field, walking track, netball/basketball courts and bicycle enclosure.

Classrooms are large and comfortable, well heated and cooled, with interactive whiteboards and computer hubs in each of them.

The Visual Arts room, library, gymnasium/hall, kitchen classroom and community café all add to the experiences we offer our students and families.

Indoor Learning Spaces

Community Spaces

Hastings Primary School is a ‘community’ school. We welcome all members of the school and broader community into the school environment in many ways.

Volunteers are a vital section of our community, and include parents, relatives, neighbours, friends and representatives from many local organisations, services and agencies.

We have a Community Cafe, which is a ‘drop in’ community space for families and friends to gather, catch up and chat while having a cuppa.

The Bugs and Beetles playgroup also operates next door to the Community Cafe on Tuesday 1:30pm – 3:00pm.

Every Thursday afternoon, the Kidsmatter market is setup in the schoolgrounds. Children and families spend time after school together, buying yummy snacks, choosing a book from our free book trolley or looking through the other items for sale. It’s fun, it’s friendly and it’s a must on Thursday afternoons.

The playgrounds and gardens are available to the general public for recreation and enjoyment out of school hours and weekends.

The school hall and Community Cafe are available for hire to community groups and activity providers.

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