A-Z Parent Information
If students bring a mobile phone, iPod, MP3 player, tablet device, hand held gaming device or other expensive items to school, they do so at their own risk. Valuable items and large sums of money can be left at the Front Office for safekeeping, however students will not be able to access these items until the end of the day. The school is not responsible for any damaged, misplaced, lost or stolen items.
Wanniassa School recognises that there are times when it is genuinely appropriate and beneficial for students to have access to a mobile phone. Students may, for example, need to contact parents in emergencies or to confirm or change a collection time after school.
However except in times of genuine emergency, mobile phone use is restricted.
The following rules apply to mobile phones and electronic devices:
- Mobile phones and other electronic devices should not be used in any manner or place that is disruptive to the normal routine of a school.
- Students should have their mobile phones and other electronic devices switched off and out of sight during classes.
- Students should only use their mobile phones and other electronic devices before or after school, or during recess and lunch breaks.
- Mobile phones and other electronic devices are not to be used or switched on inside toilets and change rooms.
- Mobile phones and other electronic devices are used at their owners’ risk. No liability will be accepted by the school in the event of the loss, theft or damage of any device.
New arrangements for 2014 and 2015
The ACT Education and Training Directorate has updated the enrolment and transfer arrangements for all ACT public schools.
All new student enrolment applications for 2015 open from 28 April 2014 (day 1 term 2).
If you are enrolling your child to start school in 2014 or if your child is transferring to an ACT public school at any stage you will need to use the same online form.
To make this process easier for those wishing to enrol or transfer, please use the online enrolment/transfer form and Parent/carer guide to enrolment/transfer for ACT public schools located on the ‘Enrolling in an ACT Public School’ section of the Education and Training Directorate website www.det.act.gov.au
If you have difficulty accessing a computer to complete the online enrolment form please come to the school for assistance. A translator can be arranged should you require one. Please make an appointment on (02) 6205 6200.
To make the process more equitable, there is no longer any need to queue at the school on 28 April to enrol your child. All enrolment requests are stored electronically and sent to the first choice school after 30 May. Decisions regarding offers of enrolment/transfer are made after the closing date.
Please note that to be eligible to enrol, you will need to provide your child's birth certificate, immunisation details and proof of residence, ie. utilities bill, mortgage document, lease or tenancy agreement.
Applications for 2015 close on 30 May 2014.
For any excursion the school will provide written advice to parent/s about cost and other requirements on an Information and Consent form. A consent form must be returned to the teacher in charge prior to the date of the excursion for the student to be eligible to attend the excursion. The school requires an Excursion Medical Form, this is very important particularly if a student has special health needs. On excursions students are expected to wear school dress code unless the teacher organising the excursion decides otherwise, or the excursion requires particular types of clothing. Students are expected to behave in an acceptable manner during school-organised activities in the same way as positive behaviour is expected at school.