The A-Z of Information about Palmerston
Welcome to Palmerston District Primary School. We have provided an A-Z of information to assist in a smooth transition to Palmerston Primary School. If you have any further questions, please call the front office on (02) 6205 7241 and they will endeavor to assist you.
Telephone calls are sometimes made to inform parents of interview times, a child's social or academic progress or illness. Parents may telephone the school at any time on 6205 7241, but should they wish to speak to an individual teacher, they need to make an appointment. It is usual for a teacher to return your call within 24-48 hours of receiving the message. If the message is urgent please notify the front office.
The office staff will take messages if telephone calls are made to the school at any other time. Please be mindful that before and after school and at some lunchtimes, teachers may have meetings or be on duty in the playground and will endeavour to return your call in a timely manner.
The school operates on a four term system with holidays set by the ACT Directorate. 2015 Term Dates
Monday 2 February to Friday 10 April (Term break only includes the Anzac Day public holiday) Easter Break Friday 3 April – Monday 6 April.
Monday 2 February: Preschool (Monday/Tuesday classes) and Kindergarten students commence. New students in years 1-6 can stop by at 9:15am to meet their teacher and visit their classroom.
Tuesday 3 February: Years 1-6 first day of school
Thursday 5 February: Pre-School (Thursday/Friday classes) commence
Monday 27 April to Friday 3 July
Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December
Children’s toys, unless specifically asked for by a teacher, should be kept at home. It is difficult sometimes for children to care for these properly at school and the chance of breakage is high. The definition of toys includes any electronic devices. The school does not take responsibility for lost or broken toys.
Please inform the front office staff when students are moving interstate or transferring to another school in the ACT. Schools commence staffing for the following year in term 3 of each year. A message will be in the school newsletter in Term 3 asking for any information on potential student transfers. This information assists the school in staffing classes for the following year.