We welcome you to visit our school where we can give you a personal tour of our facilities, a chance to meet some of our staff and see our programs in action.
Children who will reach the age of five years on or before 30th April may commence school in January of that year. An enrolment form may be obtained from the school office or downloaded here.
On first enrolment of a child, a Full Birth Certificate must be produced as proof of date of birth.
Changes to the Health Act require that children present an Immunisation Certificate when enrolling at Primary School.
When you enrol your child in Foundation (formerly known as Prep grade), you will be required to provide an Immunisation Certificate, which will indicate the immunisation that your child has received. This does not mean that immunisation is compulsory. Children, who cannot be immunised for medical reasons, will have a certificate indicating that they are not fully immunised. Parents who conscientiously object to their child being immunised, need to be aware that their children will be excluded from school in the event of outbreaks of Polio, Measles or Diphtheria.
Click here for information about the School Entry Immunisation Certificate.
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Information on this site is updated in Term 1 each year, ready for the Year 6 to 7 transition period. To visit the site, see: www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
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Throughout the year we welcome potential Foundation (prep) families to come and visit us during our Open Classroom sessions. These sessions provide parents and children with an insight to the learning that takes place in the Foundation year. Our teachers regularly visit the local Kingergartens to meet the children and build a relationship with the kinder teacher so that we can support your child before they commence the Foundation year. We provide a transition program for all of our potential Foundation students called 'Ready, Set, Prep…!'. The program begins in Term 3 and provides children with 10 transition sessions that focus on building oral language and developing phonemic awareness skills. These are all pre-primary skills.
Foundation students are supplied with a uniform pack, hat and satchel to help set them up for a positive start to their schooling. The first few weeks of school are busy with class teachers completing essential assessments to plan for the terms learning. Foundation students are not required to attend school for the first six Wednesday's of Term 1 to enable some of these assessments to be completed and provide a much needed break as the children learn to adjust to the longer school days.
During Term 2, grade 5 & 6 students attend a Kurnai Awareness Day in May/June. The session allows students to experience different aspects of a high school.During Term 4, secondary schools host an Orientation Day for grade 6 students on the second Tuesday in December. Students who will be attending Kurnai Secondary College participate in a three day orientation program.
A grade 6 graduation ceremony is held on a suitable date either before or after this orientation, where students and their families can celebrate the completion of the primary school years.
School uniform at Churchill Primary School is compulsory. The main school colours are burgundy, white and black. The uniform can be purchased through the Uniform Shop or local retail outlets. Please note that school hats are compulsory in Terms 1 & 4.
Each year our grade students are given the opportunity to purchase a special commemorative Polo shirt. "The tops are black with a sublimated front design and
students' names on the back. This helps our senior students stand out amongst other students at the school.
Footwear needs to completely enclose the foot. Jewellery is not permitted (excluding studs and sleepers).
Please name all your child's belongings. All named lost property will be returned to its rightful owner if found. Any items that are unclaimed at the end of each term are sent to Charity Clothing Bins.
We run a free breakfast program every morning for our students. The program runs from the Canteen, starting at 8:15 am to 8:30 am and provides a healthy and nutritious start to the day. It is run by our Primary Welfare Officer and Community members. Volunteers are always welcome.
Children should have sufficient nutritious food during the day to keep their energy levels high. Please make sure that playlunch, lunch, and a suitable drink are sent along each day. In the younger grades, time is allocated for “fresh fruit” time. We are a “Go for Your Life” school and encourage healthy eating.
Special lunch order days (eg. hot dog days) are held regularly and will be advertised in the school newsletter.
The Health Department offers children a health assessment in their first year at school, and also a referral and follow-up service for children at all levels. Referrals for this service can be made by teachers or parents who have particular concerns.
Churchill Primary School has a play group that meet every Monday.