We want YOU for the Palmerston District School Board! If you're keen to contribute to the governance of Palmerston District Primary School, please nominate for a position on our School Board. No prior experience is necessary.
The following position is vacant for a two-year appointment:
Please fill in a School Nomination Board Form available from the school's front office. Nominations open on Friday 14 February and close 11.00am Friday 28 February 2020.
You can submit your nomination by:
Once decided the appointment commences 1 April 2020.
Posted on 20 Feb 2020
Protective Behaviours For Parents
An information session for parents at Palmerston District Primary School
“How to teach children about personal safety skills”
When: 5.30pm to 6.30pm in the Staffroom on the 3 March 2020
Ø During this session learn how to teach children about their early warning signs.
Ø Find out what safe behaviours are.
Ø Learn how to practice personal safety skills in your family.
Ø Teach how to find safe adults to ask for help.
Ø Teach children about being safe without making them scared.
Ø Find out what are important safety rules about touch.
Ø Find out how to teach children to be the boss of their bodies.
Ø Learn about stranger safety.
Ø Find out how to develop a family safety plan.
This session will be run by a school psychologist
Posted on 18 Feb 2020
As part of the 2019 International Day of People with Disability, the year 1 students planted some seedlings with their friends. This is part of the conversation of growing inclusion in our school.
Click here to view the Powerpoint. This link is for download only. Grow Inclusion Powerpoint.pptx (192M)
Posted on 18 Dec 2019
Palmerston DPS community is invited to bring along a blanket and picnic and enjoy our annual carols evening.
Date: Wednesday 4 December
Time: 5.30pm (gates open 5.00pm)
Location: Palmerston Oval
All students are encouraged to wear festive clothing and enclosed shoes.
We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Posted on 03 Dec 2019
On Friday 22nd November, there will be whole school mufti dress up day to raise money for the Twilight Fair. Students can dress up in appropriate casual clothes and footwear and bring in a gold coin donation.
Your help is very much appreciated to support this upcoming spectacular event.
Palmerston Primary P&C
Posted on 18 Nov 2019
The ACT Government’s Secondary Bursary Scheme provides financial assistance to low-income families with student(s) in years 7 to 10 with the costs of schooling. To be eligible, applicants must have a current means tested Centrelink card or Healthcare card.
The ACT Secondary Bursary Scheme is an annual payment of $750 per eligible student. To ensure eligible applicants receive a payment in February or March 2020, applications must be lodged by 30 November 2019. Applications received after this date will be processed as soon as possible after receipt.
The ACT Education Directorate will send out application forms to all current recipients. Additional copies of the application form are also available at the school’s front office. Electronic copies can be found on the Directorate website at:
Posted on 07 Nov 2019
Posted on 30 Oct 2019
All classes will have the opportunity to visit the Library next week (from Tuesday-Friday) for students to make a Wish List of books they might like.
The following week 4/11-7/11 classes will have a scheduled day for purchasing books.
Alternatively parents may wish to come to the Library that week before or after school. 8.30-9.00am and 3.00-3.30pm.
Scholastic Book Fairs are a fantastic fundraiser for the school as well as a great opportunity to put away a few books for Christmas or the summer holidays.
We hope you can join us.
Posted on 22 Oct 2019
As you are aware we now have a new car park with some changes that we want to explain and ask for your compliance to ensure safety for all, by doing the following:
A member of staff will be on duty until 3.15pm every day to assure everyone is driving safely and following the new structure.
Thank you for your cooperation with this change.
Posted on 26 Sep 2019
School Banking day is Wednesday
Remember, Wednesday is School Banking day and students should bring in their weekly deposit.
For every deposit made at school, students will receive a silver Dollarmites token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for an exclusive School Banking reward item in recognition of their regular savings habits.
School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives a Regular Savers Contribution of $5 for every 10 deposits processed per student as well as an Annual Contribution which is based on the number of students who made at least one School Banking deposit in the prior year.
If your child has lost their book, they can bring their money to school in a sealed envelope with a note on the next School Banking day. We will issue them with a replacement.
Thank you for supporting the School Banking program at our school. We would also like to thank the wonderful parents who volunteer as our School Banking Co-ordinators and process our banking every week.
Posted on 04 Sep 2019
Applications are now open for the 2020 school year.
Applications can be lodged online at: https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school
As per Directorate guidelines, offers will be made in the first week of July (via email).
Posted on 30 Apr 2018