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.
English as an Additional Language or Dialect / Learning Assistance/ Learning Support Centre
Teachers have specific expertise to work with our EALD students in the classrooms to support their learning. The needs of our children are identified through comprehensive assessment of literacy and numeracy from whole school assessment data, teacher assessment, School Psychologist referral, and system assessment data.
Enrolments (Priority Enrolment Area)
Palmerston District Primary School follows the Directorate guidelines. Our Priority Enrolment Area is the suburbs of Palmerston, Crace, a part of Franklin and a small part of Nicholls and Gungahlin. Please contact the front office for up-to-date information. To be eligible to commence Kindergarten, your child must turn five years of age on or before 30 April (4 for Preschool). For further information on the policy on Enrolments and Preschool Enrolments go to Enrolling in an ACT public school.
To prepare students for emergencies, evacuation procedures are practised regularly. In the event of a fire or other emergency requiring evacuation, everyone leaves the school building and assembles at the designated evacuation point where teachers check class rolls and wait for the all clear signal. Our chief fire warden is the Principal.
Excursions are an integral part of the education program at Palmerston District Primary School. Through excursions, students benefit from enriching experiences which enhance their educational program by giving them direct access to skills, knowledge and understanding they need to relate to their social and environmental surroundings. Experiential learning of this type is invaluable for integrating the education experience within the wider community. School uniform must be worn when students attend these activities as we are representing Palmerston.
Excursions are an optional enrichment activity as defined by the School Board and parents are expected to pay for the activity if they wish their children to participate. A student support fund is available to assist students in financial need. Please contact the school if you require this assistance.
Students in years 3-6 may choose to participate in a variety of NSW, national and international competitions such as International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). Entry Information is sent home during the year.