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march, 2021

Compass

Clyde Primary Compass Parent Portal

The Compass Parent Portal is the main platform that Clyde Primary School uses to communicate with parents.

Through the portal newsfeed messages, reminders and an event calendar inform parents of important dates and information. Parents are able to message class teaches and specialist teachers. They are also able to notify the school of absences, provide permission to incursions and excursions and book interview times. We recommend that you download the Compass app in order to keep up to date with notifications as they happen.

Download the app with the links below or visit the site in your web browser by clicking here.

OHSC

We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our outside school hours care program.

To find out more about the program at our school, including hours of operation, fees and how to register please click here

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I volunteer at the school as a parent helper?

Clyde Primary School values the support given by parents, in the classroom, around the school and at home. To become one of our volunteer parent helpers, parents must complete a one-hour session Parent Helper Training Course focusing on all aspects schooling. It gives an insight into the types of activities that are part of our class programs, the procedures involved in assisting, as well as relevant questions and prompts to support students and encourage them to extend their skills and strategies. While the knowledge and skills gained are valuable for supporting classroom teachers they also provide insights into helping your own children at home.

This program will run in Term 1 each year, please phone the office on 5998 5293 to enquire.

 

Can I pick my child early from school?

Yes, you can. Before picking your child up please contact the school and let them know the following.

  • Your name and relation to the student e.g. Mother/Father
  • Child’s name
  • Year level
  • Time of picking them up.

Please note if you are not on the students contact details e.g. Not a primary parent, the primary family will need to call the school to notify that you are picking up the child.  Without consent from a primary family member, you will be unable to pick up the student.

What are the current lunch times at school?

At Clyde Primary School we have a split time table for our students. This gives our cohort more access to school facilities without being over crowded.

  Start of the day Recess Lunch Home time
Foundation 9:00am 11:30am – 12:10pm 2:00pm – 2:40pm 3:30pm
Grade 1 9:00am 10:40am – 11:20am 1:10pm – 1:50pm 3:30pm
Grade 2 9:00am 10:40am – 11:20am 1:10pm – 1:50pm 3:30pm
Grade 3 9:00am 11:30am – 12:10pm 2:00pm – 2:40pm 3:30pm
Grade 4 9:00am 10:40am – 11:20am 1:10pm – 1:50pm 3:30pm
Grade 5/6 9:00am 11:30am – 12:10pm 2:00pm – 2:40pm 3:30pm
How do I contact my child’s teacher?
  • Phone the school and ask for a meeting/phone conference
  • Email the school and request to speak with the teacher
  • Contact the staff using the compass portal
What do I do if my child is late?

Any child that is late to school needs to report to the office to sign in using the digital kiosk. Parents can go to the office on the child’s behalf to sign in late for them.

How do I pay for school fees/purchase a hat?

When it comes to paying school fees or purchasing a hat, you can do either:

  1. You can come to the office and speak to one of our friendly staff
  2. Use the Qkr app and make a payment that way.

 

How do I order lunch orders at Clyde Primary School?

The school’s canteen is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays at recess and lunchtime, and is operated by Bellbrook Catering. To make an order, parents should send a brown paper lunch bag showing the student’s name, class, order and the amount of money enclosed.  Please try to have the exact money so the need for change is avoided.

Alternatively, you can order and pay for your child’s lunch using the QKR App, reducing the need to bring cash to school.

Students are also able to purchase snacks from the canteen window during the first half of recess and lunch.

 

Can my child bring a mobile phone/electronic device to school?

In accordance with the Department’s Mobile Phones Policy issued by the Minister for Education, personal mobile phones must not be used at Clyde Primary School during school hours, including lunchtime and recess and before and after school while on school premises. Student that bring mobile devices to school must hand them into the office at the start of the day and have them switched off. Students may collect their phone at the end of the day from the office. This also applies to any type of smart watch device.

Where students bring a mobile phone to school, Clyde Primary School will provide secure storage. Secure storage is storage that cannot be readily accessed by those without permission to do so.

This excludes BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Laptops.

BYOD Program

Year 5/6 Laptop Program – Ordering Your Child’s Laptop

Just a reminder that that laptops can be ordered on-line by clicking the link below and entering the school code.

https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod  (link to the purchase portal)

School Code: CLYDEPS2021

ICT at Clyde Primary School

These days, technology is an integral part of everyday life. Clyde Primary is no exception to this life and we provide programs and opportunities for students to use ICT and digital technologies to help enhance and engage them in their learning.

For more information on our BYOD program, you can view the slideshow presentation from our parent information night here.

Canteen

The school’s canteen is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays at recess and lunchtime, and is operated by Bellbrook Catering.

To make an order, parents should send a brown paper lunch bag showing the student’s name, class, order and the amount of money enclosed.  Please try to have the exact money so the need for change is avoided.

Alternatively, you can order and pay for your child’s lunch using the QKR App, reducing the need to bring cash to school.

Students are also able to purchase snacks from the canteen window during the first half of recess and lunch.

Uniforms

School uniform is compulsory at Clyde Primary School. Our colours are navy and red.  The Clyde Primary School uniform can be bought from Beleza School Uniform’s in High Street, Cranbourne.

 

Opening hours are:

Monday  10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday  CLOSED
Wednesday  10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday  10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday  10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday  10:00 – 1:00pm
Sunday  CLOSED

Students should wear closed toe school shoes or runners, only black or white no bright colours please.

Please note school hats and bags are available from the School Office.

Attendance

Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day – missing school puts them behind.

At Clyde Primary School we have 4 attendance mantras:

  • Everyday matters
  • Learning starts at 9am
  • Positive relationships are built at school
  • Learning finishes at 3.30pm

Students are expected to be in the classrooms getting ready for the day at 8.50am and should not be leaving until 3.30pm.

 

Informing the school of an absence:

It is a requirement that parents/caregivers notify the school on the same day of the child’s absence.

This can be done through the Flexibuzz app or via phone call.

The following absences are acceptable and therefore school approved:

  • Your child is unwell (illness)
  • You are on an extended family holiday (provided that you have informed your child’s classroom teacher/s 2 weeks prior to the holiday and have met with them to create an absence learning plan)
  • Parent choice – school approved: The school approves absences that are beyond parental control. Some examples of school approved absences are:
  • Broken down car/car won’t start
  • Parent illness

However, there are instances where an absence is unapproved and therefore unauthorised – these are absences that have the biggest impact on student learning, as the student could be at school, but is not. Some examples of school unapproved absences are:

  • Birthdays
  • Going shopping
  • Packing

OR

An absence form has been completed on Flexibuzz, but a reason has not been provided.

Qkr!

Qkr! Promotion from Qkr! by MasterCard on Vimeo.

Clyde Primary School has launched a new, more convenient way for parents and guardians to make various payments to the school. Qkr! (pronounced ‘quicker’) is a mobile payments app which enables consumers to order and pay for goods & services directly from their smart device. Qkr accepts all major credit and debit cards accepted by the school (Visa and MasterCard) and you can register more than one card within the app. The Qkr app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. If using an iPad you can download the iPhone version of Qkr. You can download and register for Qkr now and start making payments right away.

Click here to view the guide on how to get started —> Qkr – How To

The app delivers real efficiencies for school office staff as well as convenience for parents, so we are hoping that Qkr will become the preferred payment method for all payments by families to our school.

Qkr! can be accessed via the App or through the link on FlexiBuzz. It is also available on-line by going here qkr home page.

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