Term 1 2020
Compass is a school management platform which we commenced implementing at Yarra Road in 2018. Compass offers many features and is a great communication tool used across many schools.
Compass is a web-based system that is accessible from any modern web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari) or by using the Compass iOS app or Android app which we highly encourage you download. Each family receives a separate login to Compass which will be provided to you upon commencement at Yarra Road Primary School. By regularly logging in to Compass you will be kept well informed about what is happening at Yarra Road including information specific to your child.
Compass Parent Portal will enable you to:
- Access your child’s Student Progress and Semester Reports
- Book your Parent/Student/Teacher conferences
- View up-to-date class and school attendance information
- Approve or enter upcoming or past absences for your son/daughter
- Download, print and consent upcoming excursions
- Pay school charges and contributions
- Update your registered email and mobile number (used for SMS alerts)
- Access information regarding upcoming events and news
For Compass Support please email the school at email@example.com
Canteen & Uniforms
Open Friday’s Only
Our Uniform Shop is located inside our School Gym.
Please note the below times are our usual opening hours, due to COVID-19 our Uniform Shop will be run on a pre-order basis. If you wish to place an order please click on the below ‘Uniform Shop Online Orders’ button.
Opening times during the school term:
- Tuesdays 8:45am – 9:15am
- Thursdays 3:15pm – 3:45pm
Before & After School Care
The new school year is well underway and we are having plenty of adventures in OSHC. Have you registered with Camp Australia yet? Even if you do not plan on using the OSHC program at our school there are many benefits for your family.
Before School 7:00am – 8:45am
After School 3:30pm – 6:00pm
What Are The Benefits Of Registering?
Some of the benefits to registering with Camp Australia are:
- A stress-free back up plan for “just in case”
- Flexible access to our programs
- Will ensure we have all the information for your kids to ensure they have the best time possible
How Do I Register?
Registration is simple and hassle free! To register visit www.campaustralia.com.au
Are you eligable for Child Care Subsidy?
The Child Care Subsidy can provide up to 85% off your fees. If you’re unsure about your eligibility please contact Centerlink on 13 61 50
How Do I Find Out More About The OSHC Service At My School?
To find out more about our program as well as view and fees, please visit www.campaustralia.com.au and search for your school on the homepage.
Otherwise, feel free to come visit the program and see what it is all about.
We look forward to seeing you and your family in soon.
The Camp Australia Team
Customer Care Team – 1300 105 343
After School Basketball
Playing for the Yarra Road Basketball Club is a great way for students to learn how to play basketball and develop their skills, fitness and coordination in a fun and safe environment with their friends. It is a great lead in to other sporting opportunities and teaches the players good sportsmanship, respect and resilience.
The Roy Beale Medallion is awarded to students who play continuously from Year 1 through to Year 6 and is a highly sought after award.
To view the After School Basketball fixture please head over to the Kilsyth Basketball Stadium website, we have left the link below for your convenience.
At Yarra Road we have a full time Student Wellbeing Coordinator available to both parents and students. Andrew’s role involves supporting the welfare of all students by working with parents and staff to support the indiviudual needs of the child.
Andrew is also responsible for coordinating the Program for Students with Disabilities, which includes liaising with parents, psychologists and speech pathologists in order to support learning and arrange student funding.
The Mateship program at Yarra Road helps to build connectedness throughout our school. Each student is assigned a group with a Mateship teacher who will stay with them htroughout their schooling. Each group consists of children from Prep to 6, which helps to build relationships across age groups, which ties in with our buddy program. Prep students are teamed up with their Year 5 buddies and attend Mateship sessions together.
Mateship sessions often contain a strong emphasis on our school values; Confidence, Respect, Responsibility, Excellence and Resilience. Activities can also include cooking, team skills and Circle Time games.
Rights, Resilience & Respectful Relationships
At Yarra Road we teach Rights, Resilience & Respectful Relationships as a way to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviors. This program teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.
Our Student Wellbeing teacher takes classes from grades 1 – 6 to explicitly teach these important life skills through role plays, Circle Time discussions and interactive games.
Other ways Yarra Road supports Wellbeing
- National Anti-Bullying Days
- Dogs 4 Life Program
- Working with outside agencies to support families in need
- Implementing Positive Education as part of our school network initiative
- Better Buddies program
- Education around online safety
- Kagan Cooperative learning
- Mateship & Circle Time
Working Against Bullying
Yarra Road Primary values a school culture of mutual respect, the appreciation of individual differences and the positive resolution of conflict. We recognise that bullying exists in many forms within schools and the wider community. We are therefor dedicated to creating a happy, caring environment through intervention and preventative strategies and programs, in order to create a supportive setting where children can thrive and be happy.