Term Dates 2020
Staff Induction Day:
Tuesday 28th January & Wednesday 29th January
Student Testing Days:
Thursday 30th January & Friday 31st January
Monday 3rd February – Friday 27th March
Please note that Preps have Wednesday off as a rest day all of Term 1.
Wednesday 15th April – Friday 26th June
Monday 13th July – Friday 18th September
Monday 5th October – Tuesday 15th December
***Some of the above dates are subject to change***
The St Michael’s Uniform Shop is run by parent volunteers.
Uniform can be ordered through our Online Uniform Shop (link below) and will be delivered to your child’s class via the office basket.
Alternatively, the Uniform Shop is open on the first Monday of every month.
For all uniform enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents’ and Friends’ Auxiliary
The Parents’ and Friends’ Auxiliary (PFA) is a committee that performs two vital roles at St Michael’s: (1) coordination of fundraising, and (2) organising social events.
It is only through fundraising that we are able to maintain and improve many of the amenities and resources the children use on a daily basis. With the support of the parent community, the PFA has facilitated essential projects such as technology upgrades, air conditioning in classrooms, purchasing and maintaining maths and literacy resources, and upgrading playground facilities.
Social events organised by the PFA are designed to draw the St Michael’s community together. They provide valuable opportunities to share a drink, have a chat, laugh, form friendships, and to belong.
How to Become Involved
The PFA Committee is elected at an Annual General Meeting held in Term 4. All parents, including new Prep parents, receive notification of the meeting and a nomination form for the following committee positions:
- General Committee
- Class Coordinator
- Class Representatives (two from each class)
The PFA meets on the first Wednesday of each month. From time to time, sub-committees are formed to focus on specific events or fundraising efforts. Notification of activities and meetings will be published in the school newsletter. All parents/caregivers are encouraged to consider participating in this vital part of the school community.
School Advisory Council
The School Advisory Council (SAC) provides parents/caregivers with the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes regarding educational policy and curriculum, and matters of finance and resources within the school. The SAC advises and supports the Parish Priest and Principal in fulfilling their responsibility and exercising their authority in regards to the management and future direction of St Michael’s.
The SAC consists of members from the following groups:
- Ex Officio (Parish Priest and Principal)
- Deputy Chairperson
- Staff Representative (Deputy Principal)
- School Representatives (one from each year level)
The SAC meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Requests for nominations will be published in the school newsletter early in Term 4.
‘School Enhancement’ is the term given to the working bees at St Michael’s. Each family is encouraged to participate in school enhancement sessions to maintain and develop the school facilities and grounds. These sessions are also a terrific way to network and make connections with other families.
Families who attend two or more sessions are exempt from paying the annual $200 school enhancement fee. Some families have indicated that they are happy to attend the enhancement sessions without claiming the $200 rebate. Please advise the school office if this if your preference.
Enhancement sessions are held six times a year, either on a Friday evening at 5:00 – 7:00pm or a Saturday morning at 9:00 – 11:00am. To register for a session, please visit www.schoolinterviews.com.au and use code 3pd4d . Bookings will remain open throughout the year.
In 2020, School Enhancement sessions will take place on:
- Friday 6th March at 5:00 – 7:00pm
- Saturday 2nd May at 9:00 – 11:00am- – Postponed
- Saturday 8th August at 9:00 – 11:00am – Postponed
- Saturday 12th September at 9:00 – 11:00am
- Friday 16th Ocotber at 5:00 – 7:00pm
- Friday 6th November 5:00 – 7:00pm
Parents have two options for ordering lunch for students.
Classroom Cuisine is an online ordering service that provides 2 or 3-course menu options. Orders close 8.30am Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday and they will send you a confirmation email. Please note Classroom Cuisine is not available on Tuesday. A menu is available online www.classroomcuisine.com.au.
The Victory Blvd Milk Bar provides traditional hot food options for lunch on Monday and Friday only. Orders are written on a paper bag with the sutdents name, classroom and correct change enclosed. Students will place them in the classroom lunch order box during roll marking time in the morning. These boxes are delivered to the office for collection and returned at lunchtime. A menu with prices is available from the Office.
Out of School Hours Care
The St Michael’s Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) program is run by Extend Australia. Extend runs supervised care for students Monday to Friday, 7:00 – 8:30am and 3:30 – 6:00pm. Our program meets the National Accreditation Standards for OSHC.
To make a booking, please visit the Parent Portal at www.extend.com.au. To cancel a booking, please call customer service at Extend on 1300 366 437 or alternatively, call the Service Phone on 0430 301 135.