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Assemblies are held every Monday morning at 9.00 a.m. in our school Gym.
They consist of school, news, reports, grade items and pupil of the week awards. All parents are welcome to attend.
Mackellar’s breakfast club is supported by Foodbank Victoria and the Department of Education. Breakfast Club at Mackellar provides students with a healthy breakfast, a positive start to the day and energy that allows students to engage fully in educational and social opportunities throughout the day.
WHEN: Monday to Friday
TIME: 8.45am to 8.55am
WHERE: At the Before & After School Program building
Before & After School Care
We are pleased to offer Before School/After School and Vacation Care programs at Mackellar.
The programs run during the following times:
Before School Care: 6.15 am to 8.45 am
After School Care: 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm.
Curriculum Days and Vacation Care: 6.30 am to 6.30 pm.
Parents please write your child’s name, grade, room number and order on a brown paper bag containing sufficient money.
All change will be taped to the bag. It would assist the canteen staff if correct money was provided with the order.
The school car parks are only for use by staff as authorised by the Department of Education and Training.
THEY MUST NOT BE USED FOR THE DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP STUDENTS.
Please observe all parking restrictions in the streets surrounding the school.
The school appreciates the difficulties concerned with parking but has no control over Brimbank Council by-laws. Parking Inspectors and Traffic Police regularly patrol the streets around the school.
Early Collection of Students
Parents wishing to collect their child from school during school hours must receive approval via the office.
Students will not be permitted to leave the school grounds without approval.
Students must report to the office to be signed in by office staff before going to class. Programs commence promptly at 9:00am.
Please clearly mark your child’s given name and family name, on all items of clothing, including hats, windcheaters,shoes, school bags, lunch boxes and drink flasks.
Lost property is stored in the boxes near the Gym. Parents are welcome to check for lost items any time.
It is highly desirable that students requiring medication have a parent come at the appropriate time to give the correct dosage. Where this is not possible, it is essential that the parent complete the school’s permission medication form.
All medicine should be labelled with the relevant information and given to the class teacher in the morning along with the completed medication form.
Please check daily with the child as to whether medication has been taken.
Note: If Medication is required to be taken 3 times daily – it is suggested that a dose before school, one after school and one at bedtime is taken, thus medication does not have to come to school.
No Hat No Play
Mackellar is a Sunsmart School. During Terms 1 and 4, it is compulsory that students have protective head wear in the form of a sunsmart hat and sunscreen cream if necessary.
On occasions of extreme heat, wind or rain students will remain indoors.
For all student excursions and incursions you are able to pay via XUNO or through the office at school.
Please send money in an envelope with your child’s name, grade, teacher’s name and the purpose for which itis sent clearly marked on the front.
If your child is sick or absent, you are required to notify the school as soon as possible on the day of absence.
Ways to notify the school of your child’s absence:
- School Absence Line: Call 9364 0200 – please follow the prompts.
- Xuno app to notify the school of their child’s absence (mackellarps.xuno.com.au).
- Replying to school text message with reason.
Student School Banking
The Commonwealth Bank offers student school banking through the Dollarmite accounts and rewards program. School banking day is Tuesday.
Existing Dollamite accounts can be used.
There are supervised crossings outside our school that allow your child to arrive and leave the school safely.
Please make sure that your child uses these crossings correctly.
The crossings operate daily between 8:15am to 9:00am and 3:00pm to 3:45pm.
Parents are asked to use the crossing when accompanying students in and out of the school grounds.
|8:55am||Students enter the classroom|
|9:05am – 10:05am||Session 1|
|10:05am – 11:05am||Session 2|
|11:05am – 11:35am||Recess|
|11:35am – 12:35pm||Session 3|
|12:35pm – 1:35pm||Session 4|
|1:35pm – 1:45pm||Students eating time|
|1:45pm – 2:30pm||Lunch time|
|2:30pm – 3:30pm||Session 5|
|3:30pm||End of school day|
School Newsletters are published every week. They are posted online on our website and through the XUNO app. Please read these carefully as they contain items of interest, advance warning of school activities, sports days, Curriculum days, conference dates, school trips and excursions etc.
Mackellar Primary School has a school uniform designed and produced by PSW.
You can puchase online or in store.
(03) 9768 0342
Unit 2, 51-53 Westwood Drive, Ravenhall VIC 3023
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm
Sunday – Monday Closed
Monday 18th November 2019 to Saturday 7th March 2020
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 2pm
Visitors & Working with Children Checks
All visitors to Mackellar Primary School must proceed to the General Office to sign in via our Kiosk system and obtain a visitor’s pass, this includes parents visiting the school.
All people visiting Mackellar Primary School require a ‘Working with Children’ check. These must be shown at the office where a copy is taken. This is a legal requirement of all schools.