Palmerston District
Primary School

An ACT Public School

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Kosciuszko Avenue
Palmerston ACT 2913

Phone: (02) 6142 1440
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Book Week

Week 2 (next week) is Book Week where we celebrate quality Australian Children’s literature. All the books shortlisted for awards by the Children’s Book Council of Australia are on display in the Library and classes have begun reading them this week. Friday next week we will have our Book Week Parade!

Tuesdays preschool classes will parade for us at 10.40 on Tuesday while the rest of the school will dress up and parade on Friday at 9.15.. Children are encouraged to come in costume as their favourite book character on the day.

Due to COVID restrictions parents and friends will be unable to attend the parade this year. Please stay tuned to Facebook for photos of this great event.

Posted on 14 Oct 2020

Vote for Mr CJ Shaw - 2020 Telstra Music Teacher Award Nomination

Vote for Mr CJ Shaw - 2020 Telstra Music Teacher Award Nomination

I am utterly delighted to let you know, finally, that I had the honour of nominating CJ Shaw for the 2020 Telstra Music Teacher at the ARIA's!! How exciting!

Better than that, CJ's nomination has elevated him to one of 4 Finalists from across Australia. Isn't this amazing? Watch Mr Shaw's video Meet the four 2020 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award Nominees

CJ is an exceptional music teacher, we all know that...and now it is up to us, his community to get voting! You can vote every 24 hours, and it is free....and we need to get all of our fingers busy to make this happen, for CJ, for his family, for our school community. Voting lines are open - (I'm not sure yet when they close, so get in quick)

Please hop onto 2020 Aria Awards Voting to submit your vote.

Please share this with all of your friends and families, Facebook friends, we seriously need to get serious about our voting! Graduated students might also like to vote too!

A very big thank you to students in 5CW for being the class to perform in the is a wonderful 5 minute showcase of just a small portion of the musical magnificence CJ brings to our community.

Please vote and vote and vote....together we can show CJ our appreciation and support.

Posted on 30 Sep 2020

Canteen Term 4 2020

Healthy Kids Association are excited to announce that we will be providing your canteen service Wednesday to Friday commencing Week 2 Term 4. We will be offering online ordering only for lunch meals, however snacks and drinks will be available over the counter for recess and lunch.

You can also place your order online for snacks at recess and lunch. Please log onto and set up your account ready to start ordering. 

Posted on 24 Sep 2020

2020 School Satisfaction & Climate Survey

Each year, the Directorate surveys all parents/carers, school staff and students in Years 4 to 12 about their satisfaction with public education. The 2020 surveys will be available online from 10 to 31 August.

I am writing to ask for your help by allowing your child/ren to participate in the student survey.

Why are we doing the survey?

The data are used to inform government policy and underpin school improvement practices. The results will also help us to identify what we do well as a school and where we can improve.

What is involved?

The student survey is administered as a classroom task and takes 15-20 minutes to complete. In addition to items developed to measure satisfaction, the survey includes a school climate module that forms part of a longitudinal study being conducted in partnership with researchers at the Australian National University (ANU).

Key elements of school climate include school identification (a sense of belonging and connection to school), academic emphasis (support and encouragement of learning and success), relationships (feeling valued and respected in dealings with others) and a sense of shared mission, rules and processes in the school, which are important indicators of educational outcomes and quality of the learning environment.

How will privacy be managed?

At the start of the survey, student identification numbers will be used to confirm the identity of students and enable survey responses to be linked over time and with administrative and performance data. Linking data in this way will help researchers to assess relationships between improvements in school climate and educational outcomes and enable a better understanding of patterns over time.

All personal information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014. Details about how personal information is stored and used are available in ourPrivacy Policy (available at No personal identifying information will be provided to any school or college.

What do I do now?

If, after reading this, you do not want your child to do the survey, please contact the front office by Friday 9 August so that your child can be excluded.

Posted on 07 Aug 2020

2020 School Satisfaction & Climate Survey

Posted on 07 Aug 2020

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