School life

From lunch clubs and school camps through to music and sports programs and fund raising – they’re all things that help to define daily life at Wales Street.

2020 Term dates

Term 1 28 January – 27th March
Curriculum Day: Tuesday 10 March
Term 2 14 April – 26 June
Term 3 13 July – 18 September
Term 4 5 October – 18 December

2021 Term dates

Term 1 27 January – 1st April
Students start 28 January in government schools
Term 2 19 April – 25 June
Term 3 12 July – 17 September
Term 4 4 October – 17 December

2022 Term dates

Term 1 28 January – 8 April
Students start 31 January in government schools
Term 2 26 April – 24 June
Term 3 11 July – 16 September
Term 4 3 October – 20 December

SCHOOL DAY TIMETABLE

Office: 8.45am to 3.45pm
Session 1: 9.00am – 9.50am
Session 2: 9.50am – 10.40am
Recess: 10.40am – 11.10am
Session 3: 11.10am – 12.00am
Session 4: 12.00am – 12.50am
Lunch eating time: 12.50am – 1.00pm
Lunch play time: 1.00pm – 1.50pm
Session 5: 1.50pm – 2.40pm
Session 6: 2.40pm – 3.30pm

SCHOOL UNIFORM

All students are required to wear the Wales Street school uniform, as per our School Uniform Policy. New uniforms can be purchased new through retailer PSW Kew East. We also hold intermittent second-hand uniform sales throughout the year.

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BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE

We provide our own, fully accredited, out of school hours program for Wales Street students – covering before and after school care, pupil-free days and early finish days.

LEAPKIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Leapkids holiday programs are provided by an external, private operator. The program runs throughout the school holidays and is open to all primary school aged children (including non-Wales Street children). The Leapkids Wales Street program is run onsite at Wales Street Primary School. Please direct all holiday program enquiries to Leapkids directly.

Contact Ali, on 1300 366 235

Supporting resilience, confidence and independence

STUDENT WELFARE

We believe all of our students should feel safe and comfortable in the school setting, and be free to explore and develop their potential. We have a range of mechanisms in place to help support the wellbeing of our students in the school setting.

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SCHOOL NURSE

Wales Street Primary School employs a Registered Nurse with nursing experience, from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm Monday to Friday, (covering both recess and lunchtime).

If your child requires medication at school, such as antibiotics, please complete and return the Short Term Medication Form to the School Office, along with the medication required.

LUNCH CLUBS

Lunch clubs provide opportunities for both enrichment and support, especially for students who may struggle with long lunchtime breaks in the yard. No sign-up required, and students are welcome to attend as often and as many clubs as they like. Clubs typically run from 1:25-1:50 daily.

SCHOOL CAMPS

Our camping program is organised for students in grades 4-6. Camp venues are rotated each year so that children can attend a camp each year and still have a different experience.

Day-to-day programs and activities

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

We facilitate access to quality instrumental music lessons through a user-pays system delivered by a number of external providers

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SCHOOL SWIMMING

Wales Street offers a swimming program for all grades – from Foundation right through to Grade 6. The program runs for 8 weeks, and while optional, we encourage all children to learn to swim.

KELLY SPORTS

Run each term after school, the Kelly Sports program provides a range of fun and stimulating activities that develop children’s fundamental sporting skills in an environment that encourages children to give sport a go.

CHESS CLUB

Think! Concentrate! Gain Confidence! Have FUN! Chess Club runs all year for all year levels, for rookies and advanced players. Contact Coach Jim Cannon for more information:

jimphd2000@gmail.com

KARATE

Heiwa No Te Karate Do.

Contact Registered Office – Michael Delmo ( Director )
14 Ballarat Street LALOR Vic 3075. 0409022601.
Head Instructor. Peter Patsiavos  0418591934
Email: mrd44@optusnet.com.au
Website:  heiwanote.org

ANNUAL SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

From art shows to aths days, school productions to Grade 6 exhibitions – there’s always something going on at Wales Street.

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FUNDRAISING & SOCIAL EVENTS

Wales Street Events Committee holds several fund raising and social events throughout the year. Not only do they give all of our families at Wales Street an opportunity to come together as a community, they also raise some much-needed funds for our school.

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HOUSE COLOURS

We have four houses at Wales Street: Clyde (red), Speight (green), St David (yellow) and Wales (blue). Each child is assigned a house when they enrol.

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