Parent Information

Please find below information for parents/caregivers about the operations of Maylands Peninsula Primary School.

We want our school to be a place where both you and your child feel comfortable.  If you have any concerns at all please make contact with your child's classroom teacher so that we can resolve these concerns before they develop into major issues.  This is particularly important with matters of academic progress and your child's happiness at school.

Personal Items Lists

Campion Personal Items List online orders close on Wednesday, 8 December 2021.

Use code F22B to access Maylands Peninsula PS booklists Campion

Click on the year level of your child for 2022 to download the pdf personal items list.

               

Communication

Connect is the primary means of communication between the school and parents/caregivers. It is required that all parents/caregivers receive and read their Connect notices. Notifications can be received on any smart device with the Connect Now app and an email notification will also be sent.

Connect is a learning, support and communications platform developed by the Department of Education WA for use in public schools. It is secure and is available via the Connect Now app and Connect website.

The MPPS Parent Space on Connect has all the latest updates, P&C news and important documents for Parents/Caregivers. Connect is also used by some class teachers to stay in contact with parents/caregivers.

Student Reports are available on Connect and Connect Now.

Your login for Connect will be a 'P Number' and password. If you aren't receiving Connect notices or forgot your P number and password please reset your password or contact the school.

Download the Connect Now app to see all school communications and access your child's reports.

   

Qkr Payments

Qkr! app is the preferred method for parents/caregivers to provide consent and payment for all school activities including excursions, camp, incursions, swimming etc.

The P&C also use Qkr and is the only way to place Canteen and Uniform Shop orders or buy raffle tickets and donate to fundraising events.

Qkr payments are charged to a debit or credit card. Every student needs at least one parent/caregiver to download and use the Qkr app. Help us be a cashless school and reduce our paper by using Qkr!

Use this Qkr help card to setup Qkr on your device or visit the school administration for assistance.

 

Payment Options

Contributions and Charges

Financial support by parents/caregivers has always played a significant role in providing resources that extend the schools capacity to add value to the learning experiences of students. The continuing partnership between schools are parents is vital to ensuring that all students receive a level of education sufficient to carry them forward in today's society

Contributions are voluntary; however the quality of our teaching and learning programs will be maximised when each family makes a contribution to supplement funding gained from other sources, including the State and Commonwealth Governments. Contributions collected at Maylands Peninsula Primary School contribute to items including resources to support student activities, photocopied materials for Teaching and Learning programs, reading books, Library resources, Physical Education resources and Learning Area resources.

Full details are available on the 2022 Contributions and Charges schedule

Payment can be made at any time through the year on Qkr.

2022 Term Dates

Term 1
Monday, 31 January - Friday, 8 April 2022

Public Holiday
Monday, 7 March 2022 Labour Day

Term 2
Tuesday, 26 April - Friday, 1 July 2022

Public Holidays
Monday 25, April 2022  Anzac Day
Monday, 6 June 2022  Western Australia Day

Term 3
Monday, 18 July  - Friday, 23 September 2022

Term 4
Monday, 10 October - Thursday, 15 December 2022

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAYS - students do NOT attend

Term 1
Thursday, 27 and Friday, 28 January 2022

Term 3
Monday, 18 July - to be confirmed

Term 4
Monday, 10 and Tuesday, 11 October
Friday 16 December

School Calendar

Assemblies

Assemblies are held in in the undercover area from 8.45am each Friday fortnight (even weeks) for Year 1-6 students. The siren sound at 8.40am on assembly Friday.

Family and friends are welcome but please maintain 1.5m social distancing where possible. Assembly dates and hosting classes are advised on our term planner and fortnightly newsletter.

Attendance

Attendance of all enrolled students, including those in Kindergarten, is compulsory. It is expected that all students attend a minimum of 90% of the school year. At Maylands Peninsula Primary School, we strive for a target of 96%. In order to achieve this, we encourage parents to:

  • carefully plan holidays to avoid clashes with school term dates;
  • ensure punctuality as lateness is recorded; and
  • schedule appointments outside of school hours where possible.

Did you realise that if your child has one absence every week over 7 years of compulsory schooling, it is the equivalent to over a year of school being missed!

Absences

All absences require written or verbal confirmation from parent to teacher. If your child is absent from school, we request you send an SMS to 0408 947 235 as early as possible and leave a message stating:

  • Your child's name
  • Room number and;
  • Reason for absence.

Alternatively, you may use the online form or email your child's teacher or the school with details of their absence.

Absentee Form

Late arrivals

Parents and students must go to Administration if arriving after 8.45am to collect a late pass that students give to their class teacher

Early Departures

Parents/Caregivers must sign out students at Administration if departing before 3.00pm (or 2.30pm on Tuesday). You will be given a sticker to take to the class teacher. A teacher can not release the child without the printed sticker.

Before / After School Arrangements

It is advised that students arrive at school no earlier than 8.30am for duty of care purposes. If students arrive before 8.30am, they are to sit in the undercover/courtyard area until they are released by a member of the Leadership Team.

We request that parents/caregivers sit with their child/ren in the undercover/courtyard area rather than waiting outside classrooms. We appreciate your support on this.

Bell Times

Arrival 8.30am (students will be supervised in the undercover area from 8.15am)
Classes Begin 8.45am (8.40am Friday even weeks for assembly)
Recess 10.30am – 10.50am
Lunch 12.20pm – 1.00pm
School Ends  3.00pm (except Tuesdays when students finish at 2.30pm).
Tuesday Early Close 2.30pm End of school day
Supervision is provided in Junior A wet area if students are unable to be collected until 3.00pm.

Kindy Bell Times

Bicycles / Scooters

Those riding to school should ensure that their bicycles, scooters and helmets are secured with a padlock and chain.  The bike rack is situated behind JA3.  Students must walk their bikes and scooters while on school grounds.

The Police bike safety officers recommend students under Year 4 should not ride to school. Note: Wearing of bicycle helmets is compulsory.

Birthday Cupcakes

The exception to our Healthy Food and Drink Policy is the provision of individual cupcakes for class mates on the date of your child's birthday, or on the nearest school day.  Only cupcakes may be brought in as they are easy to serve.  Please see your child's teacher to find out how many cupcakes will be required and whether any children in the class have food allergies or intolerances.  Please note that providing cupcakes is optional, not a requirement.

Book Club

Book Club is run by P&C volunteers. There are six issues throughout the year with vouchers being earned for the school library with every purchase.

All orders are online using the Scholastic LOOP system.

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Canteen

Canteen is operated 5 days per week by P&C Volunteers. All orders are online via Qkr

Order on Qkr

Crunch & Sip and Healthy Lunchboxes

Maylands Peninsula Primary School encourages healthy lunchboxes and the Crunch & Sip program

Cyber Safety

Maylands Peninsula Primary School subscribes to Safe On Social who provide invaluable cheat sheets for parents/caregivers and students about all the latest apps and issues with online safety for your child.

Find the latest information to help you manage online safety issues at  www.esafety.gov.au . It includes easy to read, current information for students and parents.

Dental Clinic

Children have access to dental care at the dental clinic located at Mount Lawley Primary School, from Pre-Primary to Year 6. Parents will be notified of dental appointments throughout the year via a letter sent home with their child.  If emergency treatment is required during the holidays contact the clinic on 9271 5561.

Factions

Family members are placed in one of our school factions: Brearley (blue), Ferguson (red), Venville (gold) and Hardey (green). There are two captains for each faction.

Students participate in a faction athletics carnival in Term 3, and Year 4-6 students compete in a swimming carnival each year.

Faction shirts will be available to purchase from the uniform shop in mid-2022.

         

Forms

The school requires parents/caregivers to complete forms for many reasons including:

  • change of details
  • medication
  • medical and health care plans
  • online consent
  • parent/caregiver volunteer
  • student leaving MPPS

Most forms required for parents/caregivers to complete are available on our website. Your time is valuable, so we encourage parents/caregivers to fill out our forms in advance.

Download and complete the form/s required and email to the school office, or drop them into the office next time you visit the school. IF you are not sure if a form is arequired please

Should you have any further questions please contact the school office.

School Forms

Hats

Under the school's 'No hat, no play' policy, students are required to wear a hat during Summer, Autumn and Spring when engaged in outdoor activities. Hats are not required from 1 June - 31 August.

Hat Wearing Policy

Healthy Food and Drink Policy

Maylands Peninsula Primary School is committed to creating an environment that promotes learning and teaches good eating and physical activity patterns for long term health.  We are well placed to support healthy eating and reinforce nutrition messages being taught in the classroom by modelling healthy food and drink choices that are tasty, interesting and affordable.

Along with the requirement that students participate in a minimum of two hours of physical activity, the Healthy Food and Drink Policy is another step in ensuring our children are fit and healthy.

'Traffic light coding' is used in the canteen and we ask parents/caregivers to also consider this when packing their child's lunch box.

  • Green foods fill the menu and include breads, cereals, vegetables, fruits, legumes, reduced fat dairy products, lean meat, water and low fat milk based drinks.
  • Amber foods are selected carefully and are limited e.g. full fat, pastry foods, snack food bars, cakes, muffins, biscuits and ice-creams.
  • Red foods are off the menu and include confectionary, pastry items, sandwich meats and deep fried foods.

Homework

Educational research clearly indicates that the completion of homework has very little impact on student achievement.  Each teacher at Maylands Peninsula Primary School is responsible for deciding whether or not to set homework. If homework is to be set it must meet the following guidelines:

  • Relate directly to the learning and teaching programs.
  • Support the development of the student's independence as a learner.
  • Further the partnership between school and home.
  • Avoid dependence on unreasonable levels of parental assistance or resources that are not readily available to the student.
  • Be set without impinging on reasonable time for family, recreational, cultural and employment pursuits relevant to the student's age, development and educational aspirations.

The school and P&C have paid for students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 to have access to Mathletics, and Kindergarten to Year 5 students (with some selected Year 6 students) access to Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress.  Children may log on at home and complete set tasks as often as they wish. Children have been allocated activities based on their ability.

 

See your child's teacher for details of their logon user name and password.

In-term Swimming Lessons

All Pre-primary to Year 6 students participate in swimming lessons provided by the Department of Education.

2022 In-term swimming dates to be finalised.

Involvement with your child's schooling

Schools and parents/caregivers have a shared responsibility when it comes to providing optimal conditions for student engagement and learning.  Family engagement does not happen in a vacuum.  It takes committed actions of both families and schools working together in partnership to support student success.

Vital to this partnership is communication between home and school.  Communication from the school to parents takes a number of forms:

  • SMS messages when a child is absent.
  • Phone call home when a child is ill or injured.
  • Notification by note, phone call or message in Communication Book if your child is receiving an award at an assembly.
  • Communication Books operate in some classrooms. You will be provided with this information at your child's teacher's 'Meet The Teacher Night'.
  • Some teachers have set up Class Connect Communities for the parents /caregivers of students in their class.
  • Emails or phone calls from your child's teacher on occasions regarding whole class or individual student matters.
  • Fortnightly newsletters are emailed every Friday fortnight.
  • All school communication is via Connect, parents/caregivers are responsible for reading all Connect notices.
  • School calendar, and key information is available on the school website.
  • Letters of Concern when a child's progress, behaviour or attitude warrant parent notification.
  • Note home and notification via Qkr! and Connect of incursions and excursions.

Please ensure your contact details (phone numbers, email address etc.) and those of your emergency contacts are updated via Qkr or at the school office whenever there is a change.

To make contact with your child's teacher please phone the school office on 9462 6700 to arrange an appointment, or alternatively email the teacher directly.

Your child's teacher is the best person to contact regarding any aspect of your child's progress (academic, behavioural, emotional).  Any matter relating to the school or its operation can be directed to Mr Andrijich, Mrs Alver or Mrs Johnson.

Kindergarten

Please visit our Kindergarten page for specific information about how the Kindergarten operates.

Location and Map

The school is located at 60 Kelvin Street, Maylands WA 6051 with visitor parking available on Kelvin Street or the carpark adjacent Gibbney Reserve off Ferguson Street.

School Map Google Maps

Managing Student Behaviour

Maylands Peninsula Primary School has a behaviour management plan to ensure all stakeholders maximise learning opportunities.

Student Behaviour Policy

Mobile Phones

All students must have their mobile phones switched off and away whilst on school grounds and hand them to their class teacher for safe keeping at the beginning of the school day.

Phones will be returned at the end of the school day but cannot be switched on again until the student has left school grounds. Students are able to contact parents/caregivers via the school's phone if required, and vice versa

Mobile Phone Policy

Newsletter

Fortnightly newsletters will be emailed on a Friday afternoon.  These will keep you informed of all the events that are happening during the fortnight.  Items of a community based nature may be included in the newsletter if there is room and will need to be given to the School Officer by Wednesday lunchtime

Newsletters

Nut Aware

Currently there is no cure for nut allergies and avoidance of the food is the only way to prevent a reaction. 1 in 2 children suffer from nut and other food allergies and some of them will experience a life-threatening (anaphylactic) reaction.

We have a number of students who are allergic to nuts and are subject to an anaphylactic reaction.

In an effort to provide a safe environment for students with allergies to nuts, Maylands Peninsula Primary School is seeking the support of the whole school community to help make our school nut free by ensuring sandwiches, cakes, slices, biscuits, muesli bars, chocolate bars, dips etc. are nut free.

Online Consent

All students require one parent/caregiver to provide consent for online services each year.

Your consent can be updated at anytime Third Party Services Consent Survey

If consent is not provided, the student will be unable to use any information technology such as iPads, chromebooks or computers in the classroom.

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

The following providers provide out of school hours care for our students. Please contact them directly to arrange before and after school care for your child:

Maylands Out of School Care  
5 Richard Street, Maylands   9272 7732

YMCA Early Learning Centre  
Unit 29, 168 Guildford Road, Maylands 9271 4146

Inglewood Station OSHC Centre
88 Sussex St, Maylands 0439 930 299 or 0401 825 041 or email theinglewoodstation@outlook.com  Expression of Interest form

P&C

The Parents & Citizens Association (P&C) is responsible for some crucial tasks of our school including running the canteen, uniform shop and fundraising activities.  The P&C organise events for the school community that our kids love and also provide invaluable additional funds for the school. All are welcome to attend monthly meetings held in the school library on the first Wednesday of the month during school terms.

What the P&C Do

Canteen

Uniform Shop

Fundraising & Events

Parent Helpers

Classes may have parents/caregivers who help in classes at various times, including:

  • act as liaison and central contact for all parents/caregivers in the class;
  • assist the class teacher in coordinating parent help within the classroom when the need arises;
  • liaise with the P & C in distributing information and fund-raising;
  • accompany class on school excursion;
  • act as initial contact in welcoming new families ensuring they have all the information they need about the school;
  • respond to problems that occur in families by liaising with the school and the home in times of crisis.

Parents need to sign in and out at reception.  They will be given a 'visitor' sticker which they must wear.  If you wish to volunteer to 'help out' in your child's class, please contact your child's teacher.

If you are going to be helping us as a Parent Helper or in some other capacity on-site we are required under Departmental policy to have you sign a Confidential Declaration form.

Parking

Parking is a real issue for the school.  Parking at pick up and drop off times is monitored by Rangers from the City of Bayswater. Parents/caregivers are advised to adhere to traffic rules and regulations at all times.

Designated parent parking is available on Kelvin Street.  Two additional parking areas exist alongside Gibbney Reserve, one in Ferguson Street and the other in Queen Street.  The staff parking area has two disabled bays which may be accessed by parents/caregivers with the appropriate ACROD permit. There is also ACROD parking available in the car park off Ferguson Street.

The designated 'Kiss and Drop' zone is on Kelvin Street for the set down and pick up of students.  Please ensure your children alight from the left side of the vehicle.  Parents/caregivers must remain in the vehicle.

Bayswater Parking Information

Policies

School policies

Preventing & Managing Bullying

Maylands Peninsula Primary School aims to offer a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment. All members of our school community are committed to ensuring a safe and supportive environment where all members have the right to be respected and have a responsibility to respect each other. We treat bullying as a serious issue.

Bullying Policy

Programs

Whilst at Maylands Peninsula Primary School, your child will be a part of a caring environment that stimulates them to have a love of learning; to be creative and to contribute to their community.

They will be immersed in a broad and engaging curriculum which includes programs for those who would benefit from extension and enrichment activities and support for students at risk of not reaching their education potential.

Our curriculum reflects the WA Department of Education requirements in teaching the eight learning areas.

Visit our programs to learn more about what is on offer at Maylands Peninsula Primary School

EALD ProgramAboriginal CultureAcademic Extension Instrumental Music

School Library

Our school library is open for use four days a week – not Thursday. Each class, Pre-Primary - Year 6 is timetabled for a borrowing period during the week.

Books are on loan for one week (Year 6 students borrow for 2 weeks) and the use of a library bag is a necessity.

Children are encouraged to take every care with library materials and may be asked to meet the replacement cost of books, whether lost or damaged through mishandling.

Staff

2021 Staff

Student Reports

Parents/caregivers are welcome to contact teachers at any time to discuss student progress. Formal reporting occurs at the end of each semester for all students in Kindergarten, Pre-primary and Years 1-6. These reports are available on the Connect Now app and a link to reports is emailed to parents/caregivers that is valid for 4 weeks.

Pre-Primary and Year 1 parents/caregivers will also receive reports from the On Entry testing program during Term 1.

NAPLAN results for Year 3 & 5 students will be sent home in Term 3.

Student Well-Being

At Maylands Peninsula Primary School, the emotional and physical wellbeing of our students is pivotal to their success at school, as adolescents, and in their future lives. Physically and emotionally healthy students are happy, able to deal positively with life's challenges, experience a sense of connectedness with the school and others, and are well placed to develop into well-balanced and successful young adults.

Learn more about Student Wellbeing including our Student Services Team, School Psychologist Service, School Chaplain and our Values Program.

Sustainability

MPPS has a strong focus on sustainability. We are continually looking to reducing our carbon foot with electronic communications, extensive recycling programs, solar panels and LED tube installations and an extensive recycling program.

The P&C have a sustainability coordinator who manages all the recycling programs and would love to discuss if you have any ideas around sustainability

Recycling Program

Uniform

Maylands Peninsula Primary School's Dress Code has been developed to promote a positive image of the school and to create a sense of identity amongst students. Students are expected to comply with the Code as they are expected to comply with other school rules i.e. classroom behaviour, absences, bullying etc.

Acceptance of enrolment at Maylands Peninsula Primary School assumes an agreement between the parent/caregiver and the student to conform to the Code.

All students are encouraged to wear the school's colours of, navy blue and light blue with the logo on the shirt. If you are unable to get those supplied by our uniform shop, clothing without the logo is acceptable. When students

Uniform Shop

Visiting the School

Maylands Peninsula Primary School encourages parents/caregivers to visit the school as often as they wish.  To ensure the safety of all children in our changing society we do need to make the following rules for all visitors, including parents.

  • Parents/caregivers arriving at the school to pick up a child early must sign in at the office.
  • Visitors and non-education employees must sign in at the office and wear a VISITOR sticker whilst in the school.
  • If you wish to have a formal interview with a teacher you can make an appointment with them directly or through the office. We don't encourage more than a friendly 'Hello' in the morning unless a meeting has been arranged. Mornings are a vital preparation and supervision time for teachers to ensure the well-being of your children.

School Partnerships

Department of Education

Midvale Hub

Triple P Parenting Program

Communicable Diseases

Latest information from Department of Health WA regarding Communicable Diseases and when students need to stay home.

Feedback

If you have any feedback about the website or information you would like included, please email maylandspeninsula.ps@education.wa.edu.au

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