Noarlunga Downs Primary school welcomes all families interested in having a tour or enrolling their child to contact our front office or email at email@example.com to organise a principal tour.
Most children will be attending preschool before starting school. The preschool will have information for you in regard to the starting school process for your child.
The first step is to ensure you have made an informed choice about the school your child is going to attend. The best way to do this is to make an appointment with our Principal who will take you on a tour of the school. You will be able to view our facilities and see classes in action. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have.
Once you have made a decision you can complete an enrolment form (available from the front office or download from below).
Once you have enrolled, a booklet with school information will be provided to you.
We will liaise with the preschool or previous school your child is attending to ensure a smooth transition.
For new Receptions a transition program is scheduled for both parents and students to become acquainted with their new school during term 4. A letter will be sent to you confirming days and times.
Fees and charges
The governing council approves the school materials and services (school fees) charge each year. This charge is a compulsory contribution towards the materials and services provided to students to support each area of curriculum including information technology, art and craft supplies, printing and photocopying, resource centre materials and stationery. It is not a fee for education and is GST free.
Electronic payment details
Bank: Bank SA – Noarlunga Centre Branch
Account Name: Noarlunga Downs Primary School Council Inc Consolidated
Account Number: 582059440
Please use the invoice number or student’s name as a reference.
The school card scheme is available to help assist lower income families to pay the materials and service charge. Applications can be completed online and are available at the link below. Alternatively, applications can also be submitted by completing a school card application form and handing it into the school front office. For more information, including eligibility, please visit the link below or contact the Business Manager on 08 8384 4395.
Our dress code is navy blue. This includes windcheaters, polo shirts, pants, shorts, skirts and dresses.
Polo shirts, jumpers and hats with the Noarlunga Downs Primary School logo are available through DCL clothing. There are also some additional items offered including navy skorts, shorts, cargo pants and track pants. Use the link button below to enter the DCL website for ordering or a paper version is available at the office.
Students are to wear appropriate footwear for daily activity sessions.
Our sunsmart policy requires students to wear a hat in terms 1, 3 and 4 during recess, lunch and any outside activity. Students who do not have a hat will be asked to play in a designated shade area.
We believe that a school dress code is important because it:
- Contributes to whole school unity.
- Develops individual self-esteem through the feeling of belonging.
- Contributes to the development of a supportive school environment by reducing levels of competitive dressing.
- Develops a positive image of Noarlunga Downs Primary School in the wider community.
- Assists staff, students and parents in the identification of strangers in the school grounds, ensuring a greater level of safety.
Out of school hours care
Hackham west community center OSHC offers an inclusive, small group experience for before and after school care for children attending Noarlunga Downs Primary School. The centre’s free bus service can assist with transport to and from OSHC, home and school.
Volunteering within a school can be a rewarding experience. Our school welcomes and encourages parents and community members who wish to volunteer. There are many different ways that you can help volunteer. You could:
- Help children with their reading.
- Share your culture.
- Help with camps, excursions, discos and sports days.
- Be on a committee.
- Help in the library.
- Help with fundraising.
- Help in the canteen.
Before volunteers start working at a school or preschool, they must complete the following:
- A volunteer application form which includes signing a declaration and agreement.
- Volunteer screening and working with children check.
- Responding to Risk of harm Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC) induction session for volunteers.
- Site specific volunteer induction, including work health and safety.
- Be given a role description.
If you would like to assist us in volunteering please come and talk to us in the front office.
Resources for parents
When families and schools work together, children are more likely to build good relationships and be more successful at school. Below are some useful websites that have been developed to provide ideas of what you can do at home and school to support your child’s learning and development.