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 6142 1440, 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.
- Term 1 –
- New students start school on Monday 1 February 2021. Continuing students return to school on Tuesday 2 February 2021.
- Term 1 concludes on Thursday 1 April 2021.
- Teachers commence on Friday 29 January 2021 (Pupil free day).
- Term 2 – Monday 19 April to Friday 25 June 2021
- Term 3 – Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September 2021
- Term 4 – Tuesday 5 October to Friday 17 December 2021
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.
Transferring from the School
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.