Term Dates  –  2019

Term 1

Wednesday 6 February – Thursday 11 April
Easter Break (Friday 19 April – Tuesday 23 April)

Term 2

Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July

Term 3

Tuesday 23 July – Friday 27 September

Term 4

Monday 14 October – Thursday 19 December

2019 Student Free/Professional Learning Days

Friday 12 April (Moderation Day)
Monday 22 July
Friday 1 November

The Uniform Shop

We believe our school uniform demonstrates pride in our school. Students are required to wear uniform as per our uniform policy. Most parents feel that a uniform is generally cheaper in the long run and it certainly provides a sense of equality among students which in turn allows them to focus on school life free of distraction from clothing pressures.

Hats

A hat is a vital part of the uniform during Terms 1 and 4. It is also a style that promotes sun safety when playing and working. Hats are provided to Kindergarten, Grade 1, 3 and 5 students each year as part of the levies. Replacement hats can be purchased at the school office. Hats are compulsory during Terms 1 and 4.
Children representing the school at official functions/performances must wear a uniform. Parents having difficulty supplying a uniform should contact the school.

Summer Uniform

Girls: red & white check dress, red polar fleece jumper or cardigan, black shorts with red polo top, white socks and black shoes, red hat (slouch or bucket style) {Bucket hat also available in black with red trim}
Boys: grey school shorts or grey cord shorts, red polar fleece jumper, red polo top, grey school socks and black shoes, red hat (slouch or bucket style) {Bucket hat also available in black with red trim}

Winter Uniform

Girls: winter tunic or black trousers, red polar fleece jumper, red long or short sleeved polo top, white socks or black tights and black shoes
Boys: grey trousers, red polar fleece jumper, red long or short sleeved polo top, grey school socks and black shoes

Physical Education and Sports Day

Boys & Girls: red polo top, black netball skirt/black shorts (summer), black track pants, red polar fleece jumper.
House colour T-shirts are available from the school office and Targetts Schoolwear and Footwear.

Also available for ordering: Puffer jacket, Softshell jacket and Rugby Top
Please note that Hoodies are not permitted.

Uniform Sales

The uniform shop is operated by Targetts Schoolwear and Footwear. Uniforms can be purchased from their store at 132 Charles Street, Launceston (phone 6331 4622) during opening hours. Targetts also attend Summerdale every first Wednesday of the month at 2.45pm – 3.15pm.

Clothes in Lost Property

Should your child lose property, then enquiries should be made in the classroom or look in the lost property basket in the internal quadrangle of B Block. Clothes that have been in lost property for more than a term will be donated to charity. Clearly naming clothing items limits losses.

Our 2019 Uniform order form can be downloaded below

Targetts Summerdale Order Form 2019 can be downloaded here

Parent and Volunteer Participation in School Programs

How Can Parents/Volunteers Help?

Helping with class activities is a valuable way for parents to help in our school. From Kindergarten to Grade 6, parents can become directly involved as teacher’s helpers, to supervise group activities such as art, sewing, cooking, carpentry, storytelling, reading, writing, outdoor activities, computer work and daily routines.
All volunteers who help in our school must have a current Department of Justice Working with Vulnerable People card. This is an online process. The process for the RWVP registration can be found at the following link – http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children.
For Parent Help to be most effective, teachers need to know when parents are prepared to come so that a roster can be made and times confirmed with parents. When a helper is expected, the teacher plans for one or two extra activities, so we ask parents to notify the school early if they are unable to attend.
Please sign ‘in’ and ‘out’ at the front office.

Points for Parents and Volunteers Working in the School

Please remember:

  • A child can learn a lot from making mistakes, so mistakes should be treated as learning experiences.
  • Parents are the child’s first teacher. A child learns best when parents, teachers and child work together.
  • There are stages at which each child can and will learn more easily. All children are working at levels at which they can cope and also have appropriate challenges.
  • Children like to talk. They like adults to talk with them and answer their questions fully, not just a ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
  • Listen to children. Encourage them to talk to you about their experiences.

Please avoid:

  • Discussing other children’s progress and behaviour with friends or neighbours.
  • Comparing classroom operation, as teachers approach their tasks as individuals.
  • Working with your child for long periods – work with other children or other groups of children for some of the time.
  • Interrupting your child if he/she is working with another adult.
  • Doing the tasks for the children

Please note: The entire school site is a “Smoke Free Zone”

Our Volunteer And Visitor Policy can be viewed here

After School Care

After school care operates each weekday from 3.00pm-6.00pm and is facilitated by Centacare Child Services, not the school. For further information please contact Centacare.  Phone 1300 119 455.   Email ccs.admin@aohtas.org.au