Handbook

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Our Parent Handbook contains all the information you and your child will need.


It is provided to all parents/carers enrolling a child at St Patrick's. Parents/carers of children enrolling in kindergarten for the coming year, are provided with a handbook and other necessary information at the information evening. The information evening date is confirmed when you are notified of successful enrolment.

You can print a full version of our Parent Handbook, to read at your convenience, by clicking on the ‘PDF’ button at the top of the page.

If you have any further questions in relation to school times, dates, policies or other general enquiries, please feel free to contact the school.

About Us

St Patrick’s has a long tradition of providing a welcoming and inclusive environment where we foster a lifelong passion for learning in a Christ-centred community.

Our Catholic faith underpins all aspects of school life and is at the heart of everything we do to develop in our students a deep understanding of their faith, a commitment to gospel values of mercy, compassion and forgiveness, and a love for God, themselves and others.

Our school focuses on the core value of respect for ourselves, others and the environment. We want our students to feel safe and nurtured in our community while being challenged to take risks in their learning and develop skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, creativity, resilience and confidence.

St Patrick’s is committed to excellence in learning and teaching. We engage students in challenging learning through rich and meaningful experiences while providing a supportive environment that nurtures physical, social and emotional wellbeing in each student. Our staff members are highly qualified, committed and caring. Literacy, Numeracy and Formation in faith are our major focus areas. The teachers are committed to professional learning to enhance their capacity to differentiate the learning and teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Parent involvement in learning is critical to success for each child so we work in partnership to provide opportunities for families to actively participate in the learning and teaching, community life and regular conversation with your child’s teacher.

At St Patrick's our aim is to foster thoughtful, resourceful, resilient and faith-centred students through a learning journey that will set them on the path to rewarding lives. Together with their families we strive to enrich their learning through the gospel values of faith and love, based on the person of Jesus.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend to you a warm welcome to St Patrick’s Primary School and I look forward to a shared partnership in the mission of Catholic Education.

Together we can achieve great things!

Monica Fitzalan
School Principal

 

St Patrick’s Primary School Blacktown

School Motto 'Under your protection'

Principal
Assistant Principal
Religious Education Coordinator
Financial Administrator
School Support Officer
School Phone Number
School Fax Number
School/Parish Address

Mrs Monica Fitzalan
Mr Thomas Crowley
Mrs Natalie Coghlan
Mrs Shannan Browne
Ms Therese Golledge
02 8869 6000
02 8869 6099
51 - 59 Allawah Street Blacktown NSW 2148

Parish Phone Number
Email
Website
Social Media
School Hours
School Office Hours

9622 1125
StPatsBlacktown@parra.catholic.edu.au
http://www.stpatsblacktown.catholic.edu.au
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8:55am - 3:15pm
8:30am - 3:30pm

 

Parish


In October 2014, the two parishes of St Patrick’s Blacktown and St Michael’s Blacktown South combined, and now come under the one parish name of Mary, Queen of the Family Parish. The two parish schools retain their names of St Patrick’s and St Michael’s.

StPatsBlacktown 6442_School crest

The School Crest displays the traditional Education symbols of the Sisters of Mercy, Parramatta: the cross, the star incorporating 'M' within it, and the words 'Under Your Protection' (taken from the original 'Sub Tuum Praesidium').

The cross represents the Christian base of the School, with Jesus at its centre, the star symbolises the vital role of Mary, Mother of God, and the Star of David, and the words state that the school is placed under Mary’s protection.

The letters ‘SPCS’ stand for 'St Patrick’s Catholic School', and the shamrocks on each side of the crest symbolise the school’s links with St Patrick, the school’s Patron Saint, and its Irish/Catholic heritage.

God our Creator, bless our school community.
Teach us forgiveness and understanding.
Help us to grow in faith and love
So that we may spread the Good News to all.
Amen.

Under your protection Mary, we will learn together,
Under your protection Mary, we will learn to live.
Here at St Patrick’s we do the best we can,
We use the gifts God gives to us, to make the world a happy place.
Under your protection Mary, we will learn together,
Under your protection Mary, we will learn to live.

At St Patrick’s our mission is to celebrate a multi-cultural, Christ-centred and inclusive community, where all members collaborate to provide a learning environment that nurtures the holistic development of the individual.

St Patrick's is a two-stream systemic Catholic school for girls and boys from Kindergarten to Year 6, administered by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP).

Our school opened with 35 students in 1919. It was a Parish School administered by the Parramatta Sisters of Mercy and was situated in Patrick Street, Blacktown. In 1986 the school relocated to the present site in Allawah Street. The Sisters of Mercy withdrew from the school in 2001 and the first lay Principal was appointed.

We are committed to providing quality education in all Key Learning Areas. The learning initiatives are research-based and supported with updated resources and technology.

The Parish of Mary, Queen of the Family plays a vital role in the everyday life of the school. The parish priest, the assistant priests and the Sacramental Team support the Religious Education program and the liturgical life of the school.

Faith Community

We believe in a Christ-centred community
in celebrating our Catholic faith and tradition through prayer, worship and action
in a spirit of unity
in showing respect, tolerance and understanding of all cultures and faiths


Teaching and Learning

All students can learn with time and support
Student-centred, individualised teaching and learning activities foster lifelong independent learners


Personal Growth

An inclusive and nurturing environment supports the social, emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual development of all students


Partnership

Parents, staff, students, parish and the wider community working in partnership enhances the learning of all students.

St Patrick’s School has approximately 305 students organised into thirteen class groups from Kindergarten to Year 6 and 10 students in the ASPECT class, known as Primary Blue.

Early Stage 1 Kindergarten
Stage 1 Year One & Year Two
Stage 2 Year Three & Year Four
Stage 3 Year Five and Year Six (3 Stage Groups)
Primary Blue ASPECT (Years 1-6)
LEADERSHIP TEAM TEACHING STAFF SUPPORT STAFF
Principal Class Teachers Office Financial Administrator
Assistant Principal Learning Support Teachers School Support Officer
Religious Education Coordinator Teacher Librarian Teacher Assistants
Coordinators of learning Reading Recovery Teachers School Counsellor
Physical Education Teachers Maintenance/Grounds Person
Creative Arts Teacher Sudanese Liaison Officer
Numeracy Intervention

General Information

TERM 1
Australia day Holiday Monday 27th January
Staff Learning Day Tuesday 28th January
Mathematical Assessment Interviews (Years 1-6) Wednesday 29th January
School commences (Years 1-6) Thursday 30th January
Kindergarten Assessment Interviews 29/30/31 January
School commences (Kindergarten) Monday 3rd February
School closes Term 1 Thursday 9th April

 

TERM 2
School resumes Term 2 Monday 27th April
School closes Term 2 Friday 3rd July

 

TERM 3
School resumes Term 3 Monday 20th July
School closes Term 3 Friday 25th September

 

TERM 4
School resumes Term 4
School closes for Students Wednesday 16th December
School closes for Staff Thursday 17th December

8:30am – 3:30pm

Morning Bell (All students should be present) 8:55am
First Session 9:00am - 11:00am
Fruit Break 10:00am - 10:10am
Supervised Eating 11:00am - 11:10am
First Break 11:10am - 11:40am
Second Session 11:40am - 1:40pm
Second Break 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Third Session 2:10pm - 3:15pm

The Parish has a significant role in the life of the school. The physical proximity of the parish and school supports the Parish/School Community relationship. The Parish Priest and the Assistant Priests provide spiritual and sacramental support to the school, visiting classrooms, meeting with the Principal and other staff members as well as leading our Eucharistic celebrations and many of our school and class liturgies.

Students and families are encouraged to take part in parish-based celebrations.

Community


Parents are invited to be active participants in the life of the school. Changes in society and education now reflect the vital link between home and school and the role parents play in the education of their children. At St Patrick’s we value this direct participation and encourage parental involvement in the classroom. Research shows that student learning benefits significantly with parent involvement.

We have an active Parents & Friends Association that is involved in fund-raising activities, working bees and discussion of school policies and procedures.

Parents can also become involved by working on a volunteer basis at sporting events, excursions, in the Library and with learning in the classroom.

Parents are invited to Information Sessions to be informed about the learning. These are held throughout the year during the day and/or in the evenings.

This program is designed to help newly enrolled Kindergarten children and their parents feel welcomed as part of the school community. The program takes place in Term 4 prior to KINDERGARTEN starting school, and is conducted in the Library one morning per week for two weeks.

It involves structured learning activities that encourage interaction and friendship between the children and provides an opportunity for parents to get to know each other. Information about the program is provided during Orientation and in a letter forwarded to parents.

The Diocesan School Fees, Diocesan School Building Levey and the School-based Fees are payable in Terms 1, 2 and 3. The Diocesan School Building Levy is not tax deductible.

If any family is experiencing financial hardship regarding payment of School Fees, please do not hesitate to contact the Principal or Mrs Browne in the school office.

Family Levy (Per family)

The Resource Family Levy supports student learning in each Key Learning Area: classroom equipment including Visual Arts supplies, exercise books, stationery and diaries, for Mathematics equipment, for Literacy, Library and Religious Education resources and administration costs such as paper and printing. This Levy also enables the school to provide updated technology to support the classroom learning. This Levy also provides the school with the revenue formerly raised by School Fetes. It is supplemented by other small fundraising activities conducted by the Fundraising Committee of the Parents & Friends Association.

Activity Fee

Excursions for Years K-6 include the Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, St Patrick’s Day, class excursions and incursions held at the school. For Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) the fee includes Leadership, Mercy Retreat,Voice of Youth & end of year Fun day for Year 6.

As part of the Physical Education Program, students in Years K-4 participate in a two-week Intensive Swimming Program at the Royal Lifesaving Aquatic Centre, Seven Hills, in Term 3 and students in Years 3-6 participate in a Gymnastics Program & Years K-6 participate in Dance Fever where qualified instructors teach the skills of gymnastics & Dance at school each week for ten weeks, in Term 1.

Stage 3 attends an overnight Formation Camp one year and a Canberra Excursion in the alternating years (Formation Camp/Canberra)

For full details of the fees payable each year please refer to the ‘School Fees’ page of our school website under the ‘Enrol Now’ section.

Catholic Out of School Hours Care (COSHC) provides before and after school care for primary school aged children in a friendly, safe environment that fully supports the Catholic ethos and the mission of the Catholic Church.

The centre is facilitated by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) and operates in partnership with our school and parish, sharing the same Catholic values in caring for your child. The COSHC service is safely located onsite, currently in St Patrick’s Primary School Multi-Purpose Area. Once dismissed from their classroom, students safely transition to COSHC and immediately engage in the student-focused program for the afternoon.

Program

Activities are programmed through student suggestions and include community and religious events as well as allowing opportunity for ongoing projects. The weekly program includes the following learning spaces and activities:

  • Craft
  • Cooking
  • Dramatic Play
  • Card and board games
  • Construction
  • Language and literature (including assistance with homework)
  • Outdoor play and physical activity

Meals

Nutritious breakfast and afternoon tea are prepared each day for your children and the rotating menu aims to provide a dairy source, a cereal based food, a fruit, vegetable or salad and a moderate source of iron with each meal. Individually dietary needs are incorporated into the menus provided wherever possible.

Opening Hours

Before School Care 6:30am to 8:30am
After School Care 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Contact Details

p 0408 835 838
e COSHCStPatricksBlacktown@parra.catholic.edu.au

Enrolment packs are available at the school office and parents can also register online. For further information about COSHC St Patrick’s Blacktown, including the current fee structure, please see the 'Before and After School Care' page of our website under the 'Enrol Now' section.

Curriculum

There are seven Key Learning Areas:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • HSIE: History and Geography
  • Science and Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Physical Education.

Religious Education is a lifelong process. Its foundations are laid in the home and nurtured within the school/parish community. The Catholic school plays an important part in this lifelong queSt Its first contribution to the student’s Religious Education is through the culture and climate of overall school life.

The religious dimension is present everywhere in the school: playground, assemblies and the classrooms themselves where every Key Learning Area contributes to a genuinely religious way of understanding the world.

For the past 20 years, Religious Education studies were based on the Parramatta Diocesan document 'Sharing Our Story'. During 2020, St Patrick’s will be implementing the new Diocesan Religious Education curriculum. The task of the teacher is to foster knowledge and understanding that is appropriate to each learner’s stage of development. The development of relevant attitudes and skills is also important, along with a growing commitment to Christian values.

Whole school and class worship are an integral part of the School’s program in Religious Education. An active partnership of home, parish and school is essential, particularly in regard to the preparation and celebration of the Sacraments.


Whole School (K-6) Masses and Liturgies

Masses and Liturgies are held to celebrate special days and events e.g. Opening School Year, Catholic Schools Week, St Patrick’s Day, Holy Week and Easter, Mothers’ Day, Feast of the Assumption, Feast of Saints Anne and Joachim (Grandparents Day), Fathers’ Day, Feast of Our Lady of Mercy (continuing the tradition of celebrating the Sisters of Mercy who founded our school), Year 6 Graduation and Advent/Christmas.

Prayer is part of the everyday classroom experience. Prayers are said at Assemblies on Monday and Friday and each Thursday two classes join the parish community in the church for morning Mass at 9:00am.

As part of our school community, parents’ attendance at the various Masses and Liturgies is warmly encouraged.

The dates and times for all liturgies are advised in the Newsletter, website and Facebook.


Sacramental Programs

Initiation into the life of the Church is a gradual process that takes place within the Community of the faithful. The whole community is responsible for passing on its faith, its story, its values, and its tradition to the next generation; and introducing its children into the sacramental life of the Church.

The preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist is parish based. The parish-based, family-centred process is to provide opportunities for parents to come together to inquire and reflect upon the faith into which their children are being initiated.

A sacramental team has been established by the Parish to assist in coordinating the preparation for the Sacraments. It is the responsibility of parents in conjunction with the Parish Priest and Sacramental Team to assess the readiness of their child for Sacraments.

Information nights are held during the year and you are required to attend if you believe your child is ready to receive the next Sacrament.

The Sacramental Program begins for students (generally in Year 3), with the Sacrament of Reconciliation in November. The Sacrament of First Eucharist (June) is received the following year in Year 4. Confirmation is usually in Year 5 or 6 near the feast of PentecoSt To prepare for these programs, parents and children participate together in small group gatherings.

For further information please contact the Sacramental Coordinator, at the Parish Office on 9622 1125 or the Religious Education Coordinator at school.

‘The spiritual power of the Sacraments is boundless. With grace, we can overcome every obstacle.’ - Pope Francis

English at St Patrick’s is a significant learning time.

All students experience a balanced and coherent program of literacy instruction for a minimum of 100 minutes each day. The daily literacy session includes opportunities for the students to engage in Speaking, Listening, Reading, Viewing and Writing activities in a series of whole class, small group, pair and individual experiences.

Purposeful Talk

Students participate in Purposeful Talk opportunities that are integrated throughout all reading and writing activities.


Reading to Students

Students listen as teachers model a love of literature and passion for reading.


Guided Writing

Modelled, guided and independent writing are the steps which teach explicitly the skills of drafting, revising, editing, proofreading and publishing a text. Producing texts also includes the development of computer skills used in the production of text, graphics and multi-media presentations.


Shared Reading

Students listen and engage with teachers as they model proficient reading and comprehension.


Guided Reading

Guided Reading is an approach which enables a teacher and a group of students to talk, read and think their way purposefully through a text. This approach allows students to become fluent, independent readers. The teacher observes and supports each student, and their progress is monitored according to their own individual progress.


Modelled Writing or Shared Writing

Students participate in writing activities that are based on their learning needs and focus on grammatical structures, language features, purpose, audience, spelling and handwriting.


Independent Reading

Students read and re-read a range of texts including familiar texts and texts of their own choice.


Independent Writing

Students construct texts for a wide range of purposes, audiences and contexts. They receive support, feedback and feed forward.

The teacher librarian and the classroom teachers collaborate to resource and extend units of work from the various Key Learning Areas such as History, Geography, Science and Technology, and English. Learning technologies including iPads and Chrome books are successfully integrated into the curriculum.

The students engage with a variety of resources (paper based as well as electronic). Resource based learning is used in order to aid students in the learning process as they acquire the necessary information skills in their quest for lifelong learning.

Once a week every class has a Library borrowing session supervised by the Librarian and/or class teacher. After students return their previously borrowed books, they may borrow some new books to take home. Students must have a library bag (to safely transport the books to and from school).


Library General Rules

Years 1 & Year 2 2 books per week
Years 3 & Year 4 3 books per week
Years 5 & Year 6 4 books per week
Kindergarten 1 book per week

Students cannot borrow from the library unless they have returned last week’s books and have a Library bag.


The Friendation Program

The Library is open each day at Break 1 (11:10am – 11:40am) for the Friendation Program.

This is an opportunity for students who prefer a quiet, interactive space to play games and enhance their social skills. This is a student choice. However, some students are required to attend to rebuild a relationship that has been harmed by a conflict as part of the Restorative Practices Program.


Parent Education Programs

Information sessions for parents on topics such as Student Reports, Reading, Writing and Numeracy are held throughout the year. These sessions also provide information about the school's policies and procedures and opportunities for parents to participate in discussions, workshops and to observe the learning in the classroom.

Mathematics is incorporated into the school timetable for 60 minutes each day.

Our mathematical communities are dynamic places of learning where students engage in warm up activities, open ended tasks and reflection time. Students are given the opportunity to investigate, explore and manipulate both concrete materials and abstract ideas. The process of their learning is expressed orally, pictorially and symbolically. In Mathematics the students articulate their thinking and reasoning, enabling deeper conceptual understandings. This allows them to learn to apply learning and skills to other areas.

Mathematics at St Patrick’s is based on the Australian Curriculum as prescribed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and is underpinned by the EMU (Extending Mathematical Understanding) program. The emphasis is on mental computations, open-ended tasks, multiplicative thinking, problem solving and investigations. This, coupled with reflection on practice and experiences, challenges our students to become lifelong learners in Mathematics.

The aim of the History syllabus is to stimulate students’ interest in and enjoyment of exploring the past, to develop a critical understanding of the past and its impact on the present, to develop critical skills of historical inquiry and to enable students to participate as active, informed and responsible citizens.

Students:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of history and key changes and developments from the past
  • Develop knowledge and understanding about key historical concepts and develop the skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry.

Learning in History involves students investigating their personal, family and community history. They develop an understanding of Australia’s Indigenous and colonial history and how Australia became a nation.

The aim of the Geography syllabus is to stimulate students’ interest in and engagement with the world.

Through geographical inquiry they develop an understanding of the interactions between people, places and environments across a range of scales in order to become informed, responsible and active citizens.

Students:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of places and environments across a range of scales
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places and environments

Learning in Geography involves students applying geographical tools for geographical inquiry and developing skills to acquire, process and communicate geographical information.

Science & Technology is the area through which all students learn about the natural and made environment, by investigating, by design and make, and by using technology.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of development in Science and Technology, the aim of Science education is to provide students with the processes and skills required to access knowledge.

Science education assists students to understand themselves and the environment and provides opportunities for them to develop independent rational thought and responsible action. Students in K-6 participate in lessons where emphasis is on first-hand experiences; investigation; design & make; problem solving and clarifying understandings.


Responsible Use of ICT and Social Media Guidelines for Students

Each family is asked to spend time reading the Responsible Use of ICT and Social Media – Student Guidelines. Students in Stages 2 and 3 (Years 3-6) together with their parents are required to acknowledge that they have read and agree to follow the guidelines by signing the form and returning it to school. Students are not permitted to access the internet until this agreement is returned. Inappropriate use will attract a consequence as determined by the Assistant Principal in consultation with class teachers. This information is forwarded to parents at the beginning of each school year.

Drama

The Drama Program is designed in accordance with the NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus. This document organises dramatic skill and understanding into the areas of Creating, Performing and Appreciating. Students from K-6 participate in lessons that explore many aspects of dramatic experiences including mime, improvisation and movement. Lessons incorporate specific skill teaching and performance opportunities. Students are encouraged to develop and extend their skill both individually and in groups and respond constructively to others. St Patrick’s students have the opportunity to join the school Drama Group or the Captivate Program facilitated by our teachers and Catholic Education.


Music

Music plays an integral part in the life of St Patrick’s. It enhances the prayer life of the community; it is a source of entertainment at events such as school assemblies; and it provides students with an opportunity for meaningful self-expression. Music is taught in accordance with the NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus. Each student participates in formal music lessons taught by a specialist Music Teacher. Music is also integrated into other Key Learning Areas throughout the school day. Students have the opportunity to participate in the school’s choir.


Visual Arts

During Visual Arts lessons, artistic talents are expressed, fostered and valued. Each class is given the opportunity to participate in Visual Arts lessons in accordance with the NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus. The learning experiences are adapted, paying close attention to the needs of individual students. The students are exposed to a variety of Art-making techniques, which include—drawing, painting, colouring, and paper craft.

The aim of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) curriculum is to develop in each student the knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes needed to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives. This syllabus is directly concerned with supporting the development of the student as a whole person. Learning in PDHPE extends beyond the planned classroom lesson and is reinforced by the Pastoral Care Program, Religious Education Program and other ‘Health–Promoting’ activities.

PDHPE is an important Key Learning Area as it:

  • Encourages an understanding and valuing of self and others
  • Promotes physical activity
  • Emphasises informed decision making leading to effective and responsible action.

Physical Education plays an important role in your child’s overall education. Most areas of the PE Program are taught by the specialist teacher with the classroom teacher taking one specific lesson per week. There are two school carnivals each year – Swimming and Athletics – and our school participates at Zone and Diocesan levels for Cross Country, Athletics and Swimming and a variety of Gala Days for other sports.

St Patrick’s values a partnership between home and school and provides opportunities for parents/carers to be informed about their child’s learning.

  • Student/Parent Learning Tours Years 1-6 and a Kindergarten Information Session in Term 1
  • Semester One Report in June (Term 2)
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews in June are an opportunity for parents and students to discuss learning progress with the classroom teacher and any other teacher directly involved with your child’s learning
  • Semester Two Report in December (Term 4)

Reports

All Australian schools are required to use a common 5 Point scale to describe student achievement in all subjects, including formal Religious Education, for Years 1-10.

Students’ Learning Reports (except those for Kindergarten) report individual student learning achievement according to the A - E scale below:

A Excellent Achievement
An extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and can readily apply this knowledge. Your child has achieved a very high level of competence and can apply these skills to new situations.

B High Achievement
A thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. Your child is able to apply this knowledge and these skills in most situations.

C Sound Achievement
A sound knowledge and understanding of the content and adequate competence in the processes and skills.

D Basic Achievement
A basic knowledge and understanding of the content and is working towards competence in the processes and skills.

E Elementary Achievement
An elementary knowledge and understanding in a few areas of the content and is developing competence in some of the processes and skills with teacher support.


When are the Parent/Teacher Interviews?

At the end of Term 2 to discuss the Report, assessments and work samples for students in Kindergarten to Year 6. An interview may be requested at any stage during the year.


What do I do if I have concerns about my child’s learning during the year?

Make an appointment through the School Office to meet with your child’s teacher/s and/or the Stage Coordinator.

Homework reaffirms the role of parents as partners in education. It is a valuable part of schooling as it provides a link between home and school. It allows parents to connect with classroom learning and to take an active role in their child’s learning. Homework is set by teachers to assist parents to create a climate of learning that extends beyond the school and to develop home study habits.

Homework should be an interactive experience for students and their parents or other learners in the home. It should enhance family life, not intrude on it, allowing time for other commitments such as sport and creative arts training. Homework must be manageable for parents, teachers and students.

Homework involves an element of choice, enabling students to evaluate and take responsibility for their learning. Homework needs to be purposeful and to reflect the learning needs of each student.


Early Stage 1 and Stage 1

Students should read or be read to each day. This can be recorded in their Reading Diaries. They should be encouraged to talk about their day at school to develop their oral language skills.


Stages 2 and Stage 3

Students in Years 3-6 are expected to read every night and record this reading in their School Diaries/Reading Log.

Open-ended Numeracy and Literacy tasks are provided to enable each student to complete the Homework at their learning level. This will include a variety of numeracy tasks that reinforce what has been taught in class, as well as literacy tasks that may include writing and responding, class Blogs or comprehension activities. The literacy tasks may also be integrated into other KLA’s including Science, History and Geography or Religious Education.

Students may also be required to complete assignment tasks or unfinished class work at home.

The approximate duration for Homework per night for students in Years K-6:

GRADE ACTIVITIES READING
ES1 - Kindergarten Sight Words 5 - 10 minutes
Stage 1- Years 1 and 2 10 minutes 10 minutes
Stage 2 – Years 3 and 4 20 minutes 10-15 minutes
Stage 3 – Years 5 and 6 25 minutes 20-30 minutes

Homework is handed out on Friday, and returned the following Thursday

Student Wellbeing

Pastoral Care refers to the total care of the student. It is a term used to describe both an attitude and a process and is based on a belief in the dignity of the person. The goals and practices outlined in this policy statement reflect the values expressed in the School Mission Statement and are underpinned by the Restorative Practices framework.

The Pastoral Care and Student Management Policy focuses on self-discipline. The policy provides guidelines for students, known as “Pointers”; sets out codes of behaviour and the rights and responsibilities of students; and the procedures and consequences for responding to inappropriate behaviour.

Pointers – Student Guidelines

Classroom Pointers:

  • Look, Listen, Learn LLL
  • Keep on task KOT
  • Do your best DYB
  • Quick, Quiet, Quality work Q WORK

Playground Pointers:

  • Be friendly and gentle BFG
  • Hats on, Hands off HOHO
  • Right Place, Right Time RPRT
  • Rubbish in Bin RIB

Bullying is inconsistent with the ethos of a Catholic school. Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm.

Not all aggressive or harmful behaviour between people is bullying. While conflicts and aggressive behaviour need to be addressed, it is important to be clear when these behaviours are not actually bullying.

At St Patrick’s:

  • Positive values are explicitly taught and modelled through our Religious Education and Restorative Practices Programs
  • A positive whole-school culture based on our Catholic beliefs and school values is promoted to the school community
  • Early intervention takes place
  • Communication with those involved is essential for an effective approach
  • Students are assisted to repair the harm and accept consequences
  • Explicit teaching of desired behaviours is clear and modelled to all
  • Restorative Circle Time is used to assist students to restore relationships.

In 2020 the implementation of PBS4L, the CEDP-wide approach will begin. Restorative Practices and PBS4L will co-exist at St Patrick’s as they complement each other and will build the capacity of students to build and maintain positive relationships with self and others.

Restorative Practices Anti–Bullying Mantra

  • Tell the person to STOP!
  • “Stop doing that to me, You have no right to do that to me”
  • Tell the Bully that you will report this incident.
  • If the bullying behaviour continues, then you report it.

Take a Stand Together – www.bullyingnoway.gov.au

  • Walk away
  • Try to act unaffected
  • Try to deflect the behaviour
  • Say ‘No’ or ‘Stop It’ firmly
  • Talk to an adult at home or school.

The school is responsible for the care and safety of students between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Playground supervision begins at 8.30am. Parents are permitted to drop their children in the Kiss & Drop area in the mornings. You must not park your car in this area.

(Ref Map on this page). Alternatively, you may park your car and walk your child to the school gates. It is very important to have your children at school before 8.55am as late arrivals cause disruption to Assembly and classes. If you arrive after 8:55am, you will need to walk your child to the Office for a Late Note.

In the afternoons, the school gates open at 3:10pm. Parents are asked to park their vehicle in the car park and collect their child from the playground. The Kiss and Drop area is not available in the afternoons for parking or student pick-up. If you are unavoidably detained, please ring the office.

Students not picked up by 3:30pm are supervised in the School Office area and parents are contacted to collect their child.

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School Uniforms

Please ensure that all articles of your child’s clothing and belongings are clearly labelled with their name. This will help your child and the teachers identify any lost items.

Unwanted items of school clothing are sent to the school for our second-hand clothing pool. If you wish to browse through and purchase any items of clothing, please contact the school office.

Twice a year we hold a $5 ‘Second hand uniform’ sale. Keep your eye on the Newsletter for details.

SUMMER UNIFORM

GIRLS BOYS
Dress: Blue and white check dress School Shorts: Navy blue shorts with school initials
Shirt: Pale blue shirt with collar, short sleeves & school emblem
Jumper: Navy blue, woollen with school emblem Jumper: Navy blue, woollen with school emblem
Socks: Navy ankle socks with turn-down cuff Socks: Navy ankle socks with turn-down cuff
School Jacket: Navy and pale blue jacket with school emblem. School Jacket: Navy and pale blue jacket with school emblem.
Sports Shorts: Navy blue sports shorts with school initials Sports Shorts: Navy blue sports shorts with school initials
Sports Top: Short sleeve navy and pale blue polo top with school emblem Sports Top: Short sleeve navy and pale blue polo top with school emblem
Sports Socks: White ankle socks with turn-down cuff Sports Socks: White ankle socks with turn-down cuff
Sports Shoes: Mainly white with white tie up laces Sports Shoes: Mainly white with white tie up laces
Shoes: Black school shoe (Converse, Nike Air, black joggers are not acceptable) Shoes: Black school shoe (Converse, Nike Air, black joggers are not acceptable)
Hair: Shoulder length or longer hair must be tied back. Hair colouring is not permitted. Hair ties, ribbons, headbands must be blue Hair: Neat and simple haircuts. Extreme hairstyles and hair colouring are not permitted. No lines.
Hat: Navy blue school hat with school emblem. Cap for Yr 6 only. Hat: Navy blue school hat with school emblem. Cap for Yr 6 only.
Bag: Navy blue posture support backpack with school emblem Bag: Navy blue posture support backpack with school emblem

WINTER UNIFORM

GIRLS BOYS
Tunic & Tab Tie: Royal Blue Tunic with blue check tab tie Trousers: Navy blue half elastic backed trousers
Blouse: Pale blue long sleeved blouse with Peter Pan collar Shirt & Tie: Pale blue shirt with collar, long sleeves & emblem with navy & pale blue stripe tie
Jumper: Navy blue, woollen with school emblem Jumper: Navy blue, woollen with school emblem
Tight & Socks: Navy blue Socks: Navy ankle socks with turn-down cuff
School Jacket: Navy and pale blue jacket with school emblem. Waterproof jacket in Winter only. School Jacket: Navy and pale blue jacket with school emblem. Waterproof jacket in Winter only.
Sports Top: Short sleeve navy and pale blue polo top with school emblem Sports Top: Short sleeve navy and pale blue polo top with school emblem
Sports Track Suit: Navy and pale blue jacket with emblem and matching navy track pants Sports Track Suit: Navy and pale blue jacket with emblem and matching navy track pants
Sports Socks: White ankle socks with turn-down cuff Sports Socks: White ankle socks with turn-down cuff
Sports Shoes: Mainly white with white tie up laces Sports Shoes: Mainly white with white tie up laces
Shoes: Black school shoe (Converse, Nike Air, black joggers are not acceptable) Shoes: Black school shoe (Converse, Nike Air, black joggers are not acceptable)
Hair: Shoulder length or longer hair must be tied back. Hair colouring is not permitted. Hair ties, ribbons, headbands must be blue Hair: Neat and simple haircuts. Extreme hairstyles and hair colouring are not permitted. No lines.
Hat: Navy blue school hat with school emblem. Cap for Yr 6 only. Hat: Navy blue school hat with school emblem. Cap for Yr 6 only.
Bag: Navy blue posture support backpack with school emblem Bag: Navy blue posture support backpack with school emblem

  • Sports Uniform is worn on set Sports day with white sport shoes only
  • Black regulation school shoes are worn on other days
  • "No Hat, Must Play in the Shade" Policy requires that school hats must be worn whenever students are outside
  • Regulation hairstyles for school have been included below. This list is not exhaustive.
  • The wearing of jewellery, other than a watch and sleepers or studs for students with pierced ears, is not permitted
  • For pierced ears, one plain sleeper or stud per earlobe is permitted
  • No rings, bracelets, bangles or necklaces may be worn
  • Coloured nail polish is not acceptable.

Other School Information

For the safety of all students and staff members, parents/visitors entering the school grounds during school hours must sign in at the Office and wear a visitor’s badge. The school gates are locked at 8:55am and reopened at 3:10pm. Access to the school during school hours is via the school office and then via the side gate.

Please ensure that whilst you are on-site, you never enter student toilets. If you need to use the toilets, please proceed to the Office - the ladies will be able to provide access to facilities.

The following procedures are in place to provide structures for the effective communication of issues and concerns.

  • Parents are advised to make an appointment with the class teacher through the school office.
  • If further assistance is required parents are advised to make an appointment with the Stage Coordinator in the first instance, then the Assistant Principal or Principal.

On Monday and Friday mornings at 9:00am a brief Assembly is held to begin the day with:

Monday morning assembly

On Monday morning at 9:00am a brief Assembly is held in the shelter area to begin the day with:

  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • School Prayer
  • Messages
  • Focus for the week
  • Birthdays

Friday afternoon assembly

Each stage has an Assembly per semester to showcase their learning and to acknowledge achievement through the presentation of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Principal and Mission Awards. This Assembly will begin at 2.30 pm and will be held in the MPA.

 

 

 

 


To pick up your child within school hours, an Early Note must be filled in from the school office and your child will be called to the office. If your child arrives at school after the morning bell, please complete a Late Note from the school office.

If your child is to be collected at any time by someone other than parents or the usual contact (parent or someone known to the school) please notify the office and if possible provide a Letter of Authorisation including details of the new contact.

It is most important that you inform the school office if there has been any change in address, telephone number or contact person in case of sickness or emergency. Please put this information in writing and send it along to the school office. It is vital that we have the telephone number of one contact person, other than the parents/carers, in case of illness or emergency.

Teachers are available to speak with parents, outside teaching hours, on any matter regarding your child. However, they are not available for casual discussions during classroom teaching hours or when carrying out playground supervision before and after class hours. A mutually agreed formal interview time may be arranged through the school office.

A Fruit or Vegetable & Water Break is held every day between 9:00am and 11:00am for ten minutes. All students are asked to bring a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable and water to have at this time. Research into the brain and learning confirms the importance of oxygen and hydration for the effective functioning of the brain. This break assists concentration, student wellbeing and their understanding of healthy eating.

Positive behaviours are acknowledged through ‘St Pat on the Back’ Awards. Accumulation of these awards leads to:

  • Bronze Award (10)
  • Silver Award (20)
  • Gold Award (30)
  • Mission Award (50)
  • Principal Award (40)

The Bronze Award is presented at a Friday morning Assembly. The Silver, Gold and Principal Awards are presented at Stage Assemblies each term. Mission Awards are presented at a special Mission Assembly at the end of the year. This is followed by a Morning Tea with the Principal for the recipients of this award.

At the end of the year a Mission Awards Assembly is held to acknowledge those students who have received beyond 50 ‘St Pat on the Back Awards’. These recipents are invited to Morning Tea with the Principal.

At the last Assembly of the year the following pennant awards are presented to one student in each class in the following categories:

  • School Spirit
  • Christian Values
  • Most Improved
  • Creative Excellence
  • Academic Excellence

Enrolment confirms your acceptance of and respect for the Catholic Mission of our school.

Enrolment must be consistent with our commitment to the integration of faith and life, treating diversity as the norm, and the inherent dignity of all students. No student is declined enrolment because of a parent’s genuine inability to pay school fees. Parents who experience difficulty with paying school fees are encouraged to consult with the School Principal. School readiness is a significant factor in determining enrolment in Kindergarten. Children whose fifth birthday occurs on or before July 31 may be considered for enrolment in Kindergarten for the following year.

All schools in the Parramatta Diocese are allocated six student free days per year by the Catholic Education Office. The teachers and support staff engage in professional learning and students do not attend school on these days. This allows staff an opportunity for spiritual reflection, to review new curriculum changes, study a new methodology, or formulate a policy for relevant issues. The focus of the Professional Learning Day is usually advised in the School Newsletter and advance notice of the dates is provided in the Parent Calendar. The first two days before students return at the beginning of the school year are usually allocated to Mathematical Assessment Interviews.

Occasionally the school will conduct an Evacuation or Lock Down/Lock Out Drill to enable staff and students to become familiar with emergency procedures. Please do not be alarmed if you hear of this practice as it is a training exercise.

St Patrick’s Primary is committed to developing a Catholic school community based on mutual trust and respect. Whilst most issues can be resolved through direct discussion with the parties, there may be instances in which this is not possible. The school has formal written protocols in place to address complaints and grievances. A copy of the Complaint Handling Policy is available from the office on request.

When a child returns to school after sick leave , parents must notify the reason for the absence via a letter addressed to the school. These letters are retained by the school and your child’s absence appropriately recorded in an official online attendance register according to legal requirements. If your child is absent from school you will receive a text message. If you reply to this message there’s no need to send a note when your child returns to school. Alternatively you can Email our school stpatsblacktown@parra.catholic.edu.au or go onto Skoolbag and complete absence form.

A medical certificate is necessary when a child is sick for more than 2 days.

If your child is going on extended leave greater than 5 days, an Application for Exemption Form must be collected from the School Office, completed and returned prior to the leave date. This leave will be considered by the Principal for approval. Please note that any Leave time taken during term will impact on your child’s learning. Our Diocesan mantra is, ‘Every Child, Every Day’ and students are legally obliged to attend school every day of the school year. Holidays and Leave should ideally be taken in school holiday periods.

Excursions and incursions are an important part of learning and are planned to support the curriculum. All students are expected to participate. Separate notices will be forwarded by the school seeking your permission and outlining the nature of the excursion. An excursion fee is included the school fees.

This is usually held in Term 2.

All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 participate. Students who are 8 years and above may nominate to participate in longer distance races or field events such as long jump and shot put. The Diocesan Athletics Team is selected from Years 3-6 and students in Year 2 who are 8 years old.

In Term 1, qualified gymnastics teachers present 40-minute lessons over ten weeks (one lesson per week) on site for students in Years 3 - 6. The Program is run by Dance Fever. The cost is included in the School Fees.

Similarly, Dance Fever will teach Dance to all students K-6 in Term 2 or 3. Dance forms part of the Creative Arts, as well as the PDHPE syllabus, and is taught to students in an engaging, skills based program. The cost is also included in your School Fees.

This event is usually held in Term 1.

Students undergo training in the weeks leading up to the event by gradually building the distance they run. The School Cross Country is held in school time, and all students participate in this event. The Diocesan Cross Country team is selected from Years 3-6 as well as students in Year 2 who are 8 years old.

The Swimming Program is a component of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Syllabus. Students are taught skills in water confidence, water safety, floating and movement skills, basic swimming strokes, water safety, and stroke development. The program takes place in Term 3 for students in Years K-4.

This is held in Term 4 for students from Years 3-6.

Competent swimmers nominate their preferred events. There are novelty events to cater for beginners and non-swimmers. The Diocesan Swimming Team is selected from Years 3-6 as well as competent swimmers in Year 2 who are 8 years old.

There are 4 house colours in the school: Red, Blue, Gold and Green for sporting events, Athletics and Swimming Carnivals. Students are placed in the same colour as their siblings.

St Patrick’s has a Duty of Care to provide a safe learning environment that affirms the dignity and integrity of each person. The whole school community contributes to the wellbeing of students. A Child Protection Facilities Audit is conducted each year to ensure that the school is a safe and secure environment.

Parents are invited to assist with sports carnivals and gala days, school events, excursions, in the Library and with learning in the classroom. Parents and close relatives of a child, who volunteer with their child’s school, do not need a Working With Children Check (WWCC). A WWCC is required by volunteers who are not parents or close relatives - unless they have an exemption.

Fact Sheets and resources are available from www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/check.

School Banking is conducted each Monday. Banking will commence in Week 2 of Term 1. School banking is conducted through the Commonwealth Bank. Application forms are available online.

When the school has a Mufti Day it means that the students do not have to wear their school uniform. They may wear smart casual clothing to school, sensible shoes and a hat on that day. Often a mufti day is held as a fundraising event, a special celebration or a reward. As a fundraiser Mufti Day each student is asked to bring a gold coin for the privilege of wearing ordinary clothes. This money would then be sent to the missions, or another charity.

We are committed to maintaining the highest level of privacy in handling the information you provide. The Standard Collection Notice advises you about the reasons for collecting information and the way the information will be used.

For more detailed information about privacy in the Parramatta Diocese, refer to the 'Policies and Procedures' page of our website under 'About Us'.

Once a term Scholastic Book Club’s specially compiled lists of reasonably priced books are distributed to students. Details on how to purchase the books are included on the forms. This is an entirely voluntary purchase.

Notes are sent home as a means of communication between school and home. In some cases notes have ‘tear off’ slips to return to the school—generally Permission slips. Please check your child’s school bag each day for notes. Notes are also posted on Skoolbag so that parents can always access correspondence. If your child misplaces a note, please print one from your email/Skoolbag as we are endeavouring to save paper!

St Patrick's Newsletter is the communication link between school and home. The Newsletter informs the community about school events, policies and procedures. It is published fortnightly (Friday) and is posted on the school website and Skoolbag. It may be accessed by subscribing to Skoolbag and choosing St Patrick’s Blacktown.

Throughout the school term parents are invited to attend a Coffee Morning with the Principal and other members of the Leadership Team. It takes place in the School Library, usually on a Friday after morning assembly. This is an informal gathering with no set agenda. It is an opportunity to ask questions, to be informed about school events and to connect with other parents.

At the end of the school year, our upcoming Year 5 students are assigned a Kindergarten Buddy.

The Year 5 students will play a vital role in the first few weeks of school helping their Buddy to settle in, learn the routines and procedures of school life while gaining confidence in a new environment. Structured activities are conducted fortnightly in Term 1 to facilitate interaction and to foster a relationship between the buddies.

If required, all students in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 , are eligible for free bus travel from home to school and from school to home. Students in Grades 3 – 6 are only eligible if they reside more than 1.6kms from the School. If you are uncertain as to your child’s eligibility, please ask at the school office as we have a map supplied by the Urban Transit Authority.

Once your child has applied for a free Student Opal Card, automatic issue occurs except in the following instance:
all students progressing from Year 2 to Year 3 who wish to travel by bus are required to complete a fresh application on line in order to be eligible for free travel.

N.B. Children travelling with any company other than Busways, who break their journey at Blacktown Station, will be required to fill out two application forms, as follows:

  • one application form for travel from their home to Blacktown Station stating the name of the bus company with whom the child will be travelling
  • one application form for travel from Blacktown Station to the school, stating that the child will be travelling with Busways.

If your child has to change buses, one from home to Blacktown Station and one from Blacktown Station to the school and they are both Busways buses, you will only need to fill out one application form.

If you are uncertain as to which bus company your child will be travelling with or what the route number is, please make inquiries of the respective bus companies.

It is the responsibility of parents to apply for a replacement Opal Card. This can only be done on line. The telephone numbers of the bus companies are as follows: Busways 9625 8900 | Hills Bus 9890 0000.

All children who need to catch a train are eligible for a Free Pass.

The application form for free train travel is available from the school office. This form must be completed at the commencement of each school year.

The curriculum is set out by the NSW Education Standards Authority:
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Health and Medication

St Patrick’s staff has a responsibility to exercise a duty of care to the students. Office staff are qualified First Aid Officers. All staff attends CPR training annually and Emergency Care training every three years.

In the event of a slight accident to a student such as a graze or knock, basic first aid, will be administered. In the case of a more serious accident, such as suspected sprains, fractures, bumps to the head etc, immediate first aid procedures will be put into action, whilst attempts are being made to contact parents to inform them of the accident.

If parents are unable to be contacted in the case of an emergency, the school will seek immediate medical care on their behalf. Written permission for the school to take this action is sought at the beginning of each school year.

St Patrick’s is an ‘allergy aware’ school and aims to provide a safe environment for all students with the following procedures:

  • Parents are requested Not To Provide nut products or foods containing nuts
  • Sharing of food is not permitted
  • Parents are advised that birthday cakes, other foods or novelty items are not suitable for celebrating birthdays at school
  • Birthdays are acknowledged at Assembly on Monday mornings and by class teachers.

Foods that contain any of the following ingredients must not be brought to school:

  • All nuts and nut products
  • Peanut oil - cold pressed, expressed, or expelled (note - Arachis oil is peanut oil)
  • All peanut products e.g. Peanut Butter or Nutella
  • Crushed / ground peanut - in sauces or coating on food (cakes, buns, ice-cream), satay sauce and peanut sauce.

There is a Sick Bay adjacent to the school office. If a child becomes ill in the classroom, he/she is sent to the office to rest in Sick Bay. If, after 10 minutes, the child does not respond to the special care given, parents are contacted and requested to come to the school and take the child home.

In cases of asthma, diabetes or anaphylaxis (or any other medical condition diagnosed by a medical practitioner), the actual medication, as well as the dosage and any other relevant details concerning the medication, must be provided by parents and a Medical Plan will be developed on enrolment.

Should a child be able to attend school after sickness yet still be in need of medication during school hours, a letter from the doctor is required stating the type of medication, the dosage, the time of administration and the number of days the child is required to take the medication.

For long term medication, an action plan is developed in consultation with parents and the prescribing doctor.

Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening.

It usually occurs rapidly after exposure to a food, insect or medicine to which a person may already be allergic. Anaphylaxis must always be treated as a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment with adrenaline. All staff are trained very two years or when necessary in understanding Anaphylaxis and in administering the Epi-pen.

  • Children who are prescribed medication by a registered practitioner need to have a facility which allows that medication to be administered at nominated times.
  • Parents/guardians need to be aware of the school’s procedures re supervising children who take prescribed medication.
  • Parents/guardians must complete and sign all documentation relating to prescribed drugs. All medication must be marked with the child’s name by the pharmacy.
  • Parents/guardians must provide the prescribed medication in a container that designates the days of the week.
  • Parents/guardians must notify the school when the course of drugs has been altered.
  • All medication is stored in a locked cupboard.
  • Parents/Guardians must be aware that while nominated school personnel supervise the administration of prescribed medication, they are indemnified against legal action.
  • Medication is dispensed by the office staff who are First Aid trained and are contracted by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, to undertake this role.

Infections are common in early childhood. Below are regulations with regard to the time any student must remain away from school, should a particular illness occurs.

Chicken Pox

Exclude till fully recovered – minimum exclusion for 7 days after the first spots appear

German Measles

Exclude till fully recovered – minimum exclusion for 5 days from appearance of the rash

Infectious Hepatitis

Exclude until medical practitioner certifies recovery

Measles

Exclude for at least 5 days from appearance of the rash

Mumps

Exclude till fully recovered – minimum exclusion for 10 days from the onset of the swelling

Streptococcal Infection

Exclude until fully recovered

Whooping Cough

Exclude until fully recovered – minimum exclusion for 3 weeks from the onset of the whoop

Conjunctivitis

Exclude until discharge from eyes has ceased

Impetigo

Exclude until sores have fully healed. The child may return provided that appropriate treatment is being applied and that sores on exposed surfaces such as scalp, face, hands or legs are properly covered with occlusive dressings

Head Lice

Exclude until hair is completely cleaned, neither nits (eggs) nor lice being present. Children who have such problems may not be re-admitted to the school without a note from parents or guardian indicating that appropriate treatment has been given.

 

For more information visit: www.health.nsw.gov.au

  • Vaccination is the best way to protect your child from serious diseases
  • By Vaccinating you are protecting your child as well as the broader community
  • The more people vaccinate their children, the more we can control serious vaccine-preventable diseases.

For more information: www.immunisation.health.nsw.gov.au

AGE DISEASE IMMUNISED AGAINST
Birth Hepatitis B
6 weeks Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, Polio, Hib (Haemophilis Influenzae type B), Pneumoccal, Rotavirus (oral drops)
4 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, Polio, Hib (Haemophilis Influenzae type B), Pneumoccal, Rotavirus (oral drops)
6 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, Polio, Hib (Haemophilis Influenzae type B)
12 months Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal ACWY, Pneumoccal
18 months Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken pox (varicella), Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (pertussis), Hib (Haemophilis Influenzae type B)
4 years Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (pertussis), Polio
School Year 7 Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (pertussis), Human papillomavirus
School Years 10-11 Meningococcal ACWY

An Immunisation Certificate is required for all children starting Primary School.