Information for Parents

Useful Downloads

Useful school documents and forms can be downloaded here:

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is no longer available. Information abut financial assistance for families for education can be found on the DET website here.

A useful resource from the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) contains tips for helping your child with maths and literacy. Download 201 Literacy and Maths Tips to Help Your Child.

Connecting Learning at Home and at School is another resource published by DET that can help with developing positive connections between home and school.

Timetable

Our daily whole-school timetable:

  • Session 1: 9.00am – 11.00am
  • Recess Break: 11.00am – 11.30am
  • Session 2: 11.30am – 1.30pm
  • Lunch Break: 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Children eat inside until 1:45pm)
  • Session 3: 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Your child’s Home Group teacher can provide daily and weekly timetables for that particular Learning Community – these are flexible and the details change in line with children’s changing learning requirements.

Arriving at school on time is critical to successful learning outcomes, and is the respectful thing to do for teachers and other students.

Parent Helpers

Parent and community support in highly valued at BEPS. It offers invaluable learning opportunities to children and helps support school programs. We encourage you to speak to your child’s learning community teachers about how you might be able to hep out, including on excursions.

To ensure you are able to fully participate in school events we ask that you complete a Victorian Working With Children Check. This enables you to help us by supervising children in small groups and assisting on excursions. This check is completely free for volunteers.

You can find more information on obtaining a check and card from www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au .

Gaining a Working With Children Check is incredibly helpful to the school. It means community members are able to work with small groups of children and you are able to support teaching staff with supervision on excursions, helping to keep costs down. For every 20 children we take out of the school we are required to take one adult supervisor.  Without community support we would have to employ an extra staff member for the day adding significantly to the cost.

Once you have completed the process could you please provide a copy of your Working With Children Card to the office so we can keep a record of it.