Getting to School
The safety of our children must be our foremost concern when we travel to and park near Ashburton Primary School, so please take extra care and vigilantly observe all the parking signs and speed regulations within the school vicinity. Ashburton Primary School (M 60 E9) is bordered by Fakenham Rd to the north, Carool Rd to the west, and private residences to the east and south.
Pedestrian crossings near the perimeter of the school are manned by Boroondara Council employees from 8.45 – 9.00 am and 3.00 – 3.45 pm every school day. These are the safest places to cross these roads. Ashburton Primary School families should seek out these pedestrian crossings:
1. in front of the school over Fakenham Rd;
2. beside Ashburton train station across Welfare Parade; and
3. near Carool Road across High Street.
Driving & Parking
While building works proceed at our school, there is slightly less parking. However, there is still plenty of parking available in the streets around the school, in car parks adjacent to the train station and behind the nursery in Welfare Parade. Parking is regulated according to Boroondara Council Regulations. There are many parking restrictions around the school. Please read the street signs carefully.
2 Minute drop off Zone
Fakenham Rd has a 2 minute parking zone to pick up and drop off your child. We ask that parents do not leave their cars in this zone.
Riding Bicycles or Scooters
Students who ride scooters to school must wear an approved safety helmet. Scooters are stored near the portables on the oval. Students may ride bicycles to school if they have parent/guardian permission. Bicycles must not be ridden in the school ground. All bicycles must have a lock. Bicycles are stored on the lower basketball court.
Ventura Bus Service operates a fare paying bus service which comes from Warrigal Road. A morning service only, it arrives at 8.45 a.m. The route varies depending on demand, so prospective passengers should check with Ventura Bus Lines. Public buses also travel regularly along High Street (south of the school) and Warrigal Road (east of the school). One block west of the school, within easy walking distance across Welfare Parade, is the Ashburton Train Station on the Alamein train line.
In 2015 we introduced a school management system called COMPASS. Parents will be given access to make payments, record student absences, access student reports and generally communicate with the school. Compass provides the school community with a range of facilities which streamline communication and provide improved access to information. Parents are able to login to Compass using their family login details via the “Compass Community Portal” located on the home page of the School Website.
TeamKids is a premium before, after and vacation care provider. Their teacher qualified staff enable children to explore exceptional experiences that excite, engage and entertain. Come join TeamKids and let the fun begin!
For the past seven years, TeamKids has been consistently voted by children, parents, schools and now the Department of Education Victoria, as the ‘provider of choice’ for vacation care.
The TeamKids holiday program is industry leading. They run a balanced mix of in-house activities, incursions and excursions with extended hours to suit working families.
Holiday Program Details
Ashburton Primary School
Ashburton, VIC 3147
Hours & Fees
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Drop off anytime before 9.30am unless otherwise specified on daily description below. Pickup anytime after 4pm.
Bookings & Cancellations
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9am – 5pm Term Times
7am – 6.30pm Holiday Times
03 9532 0366
School Uniform can now be ordered online, please visit www.flexischools.com.au and Register today.
School Term Dates 2018
8 October – 21 December
School Term Dates 2019
29 January: Curriculum Day – No School
30 January: Curriculum Day – No School
Term Dates: 31 January (Thursday – whole school starts) – 5 April
31 January: Preps attend from 9am – 1pm only
8 March: Curriculum Day – No School
23 April – 28 June
15 July – 20 September
7 October – 20 December
Outside School Hours Care
TeamKids is setting a new standard in Before, After & Vacation Care. We develop exceptional experiences that excite, engage and entertain and provide an unparalleled level of comfort for schools and families.
To find out more go to https://www.teamholiday.com.au/ashburton-ba
It has been just over 80 years since Ashburton Primary School first opened its doors to students in May 1928.
We believe that an enduring partnership between our staff, parents and carers is the foundation of our School Community and vital to the success of our school.
The School Community provides strong support for the school through active involvement in management, administrative, classroom, social, and fundraising tasks through:
The Parents’ Association
Class Representative Scheme
- call on parents to help in class or other related school activities;
- generate a class list of student and parent/s names and contact numbers;
- join other Class Reps in that year level to organise a school activity;
- organise occasional social activities for parents within their class/year level;
- encourage other parents to visit the classroom and the teacher informally.
This scheme allows parents to meet others in the School Community.
- in class literacy and numeracy programs;
- in creative arts programs and activities;
- to walk children to swimming lessons;
- during inter-school sports and/or
- during excursions and camps.
A number of supporting parent programs are offered each year e.g. Classroom Helpers Program.
Prep Transition Program
The Ashburton Primary School’s Prep Transition Program prepares and welcomes new students to their first year of school. The Program begins during the year before preps are expected to begin school. A series of familiarisation activities are held for both the children and their parents. They are run by the Prep Coordinator and the Prep Teachers with assistance from the Enrolment Officer, P.A. and the School community.
Social & Fund Raising Activities
Effective communication between teachers and parents at Ashburton Primary School is made possible through several avenues during the school year.
These include our school website, newsletters, information sessions, meetings, social gatherings, community events, conferences, individual progress reports, administrative reports, school assemblies, and parent education programs.
Information is also distributed by teachers to familiarise parents with their children’s day-to-day class activities.
A newsletter is distributed every second Wednesday on the school website.
School Assemblies are held on every Monday morning.
How do we learn?
Over the course of the year, the Leadership team will be presenting different ideas, theories and research papers on ‘how do we learn?’ Learning theory is complex, involved and as expected has many points of view. At Ashburton Primary School, as at most schools, we have melded a number of learning theories to develop our beliefs and understandings about how students learn in order to provide the best possible learning outcomes academically, socially and emotionally for your children. Most learning theories abide under three premises;
- We learn through social interaction
- We all learn in different ways and at different rates
- Learning needs to be relevant, meaningful and purposeful
Please read the following Learning Theory articles.
Earlier this year we held a parent presentation on Internet Safety provided by Federal Police and Microsoft.
We want to encourage young people to have fun online and with mobile technologies, but to always stay in control.
Just as you try to protect your child in the real world, you would also like to keep them safe in the online world. Helping to equip young people with online safety skills will help them to get the most out of the Internet and to stay in control whilst doing so. If you would like to find out more go to the Think u know site.
Parent Guide to Victorian Government Schools
A new booklet from the DEECD designed to inform parents about the great things happening in Victorian government schools. This is part of the Shine campagin currently airing on televsion. Click on the PDF file to download the booklet.
School Policies Link
These policies will be reviewed and updated as necessary. They can be accessed on Compass and by clicking on the following link: