Enrolement

Alvie Primary School formed in 1957 by the amalgamation of many small district schools. Past students remember Alvie Primary School as an important part of their lives, proudly supporting and serving local rural communities.

ENROLMENTS – Is your child ready?

Many parents struggle to know when the right time is to send their child off to school or preschool, and when it is better to keep them back for another year.

Until the age of seven, children continue to have wide variations in their development. There is no one quality or skill that children need to do well in school, but a combination of things contributes to success. These include
• Good health and physical wellbeing
• Social and emotional maturity
• Language skills
• An ability to solve problems and think creatively and
• General knowledge and awareness of their world.

What we must remember is that every child is an individual – each develops at a different rate, with some children being stronger in some areas than others.

At Alvie Primary School, we expect children to start school with the majority of these:
• Action has been taken for identified vision, hearing and dental problems.
• Knows their name and has a basic awareness of self, family and community.
• Can follow basic rules and routines.
• Has a basic understanding of hygiene and is able to use the toilet and wash their hands.
• Able or learning to tie shoes, do up buttons, zips, etc.
• Able to Eat unassisted.
• Able to follow clear in instructions such as put toys away when asked.
• Developing their gross and fine motor skills.

Getting Prepared

Your child’s transition to primary school should be a very positive experience.  At Alvie Primary School, we offer a thorough transition program.  We believe it is essential that your child engage in all parts of their transition process.

In order to make your child’s transition effective we recommend the following:

  1. Parents and carers undertake preparative activities outside the school.
  2. Parents and carers establish a relationship the school Principal and Prep teacher.
  3. Children attend all Prep transition days at the school.
  4. Parents and guardians follow the support recommendations when the child starts school.

To view our school zone click on the link https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/

Preparing Your Child for School – The year before school

• Ask your child what they think about starting school.
• Encourage your child to ask questions about going to school.
• Help your child stay healthy. Make sure they have regular health and dental checks and keep immunisations up to date.
• Encourage children to do things on their own. This could be dressing, going to the toilet, washing their hands, unwrapping their food, opening/closing their drink bottle and lunchbox.
• Talk to friends and other families about what school is like.
• Talk to your child’s kinder teacher about home activities that may help your child.
• Continue to regularly read to your child.

During the summer holidays

• Show your child where the school is and talk about how you will get there.
• Arrange play times with other families whose children will be going to the same school. It helps if your child knows children at their school at the start of prep.
• Practise the things your child will need to do to get ready for school (e.g. putting things in their bag, remembering to take a hat).
• Confirm before or after school care arrangements and explain these to your child.
• Be positive about starting school and enjoy your child’s excitement.
• Consistently read to your child.

Establishing a relationship with the school

• Attend school open days, during education week, enrolment week and information sessions.
• Introduce yourself to the Principal and classroom teacher. Expect them to ask you questions about your child and your family.
• Read all materials given to you relating to the school, especially your child’s transitions, and ask questions if you need more clarity.
• Attend transition interview with your child’s classroom teacher

Transitions 2020-2021

Steps to Enrol with us at Alvie PS – Enrolment 2021

Once that you have decided to enrol your child into Alvie Primary School there is quite a large amount of paperwork to prepare. The following explains the process for you:

Activity Tick
Collect Enrolment Handbook and Enrolment Forms from our school
Complete Enrolment Form and include:  
Evidence of your child’s date of birth (birth certificate, or, if they were not born in Australia, a passport or visa)  
Your contact, phone and address details, and that of any other parent, guardian and/or carer  
Your contact, phone and address details, and that of any other parent, guardian and/or carer  
Doctor’s and dentist’s names and phone numbers  
Immunisation Status Certificate  
Health and welfare information  
Information about the languages your child speaks and hears at home  
Details of any parenting orders or legal matters to do with the care or safety of your child (service providers are obliged to keep your information private)  

 

Complete Enrolment Form and include:
Evidence of your child’s date of birth (birth certificate, or, if they were not born in Australia, a passport or visa)
Your contact, phone and address details, and that of any other parent, guardian and/or carer
Your contact, phone and address details, and that of any other parent, guardian and/or carer
Doctor’s and dentist’s names and phone numbers
Immunisation Status Certificate
Health and welfare information
Information about the languages your child speaks and hears at home
Complete a Bus Enrolment Form
Complete a Local Excursions Form
Complete a Media Consent Form
Complete an ICT usage agreement
Complete a CSEF form if you are eligible

 

Organise the purchase of uniforms
Organise child minding for your child on Friday’s during February

School Uniform

Alvie Primary School’s Uniform Policy requires students to wear a school uniform during school days and excursions. Occasionally students will organise free dress or themed days, when no uniform is required.
Our uniform, name and logo were updated in 2020. There is a transition period until the end of 2021 to transfer over to the new uniform.

With the new uniform, there is a very large range of options available to suit all budgets.
However, the minimum requirement for uniform is:

Part Description
Logo An Alvie Primary School logo must be worn on one or more tops
Tops Dark grey polo shirt
Black windcheater or hoodie
Black Sleeveless or full sleave puffer jacket
Black – other jacket of parent/carer choice
Pants Colour:  dark grey, black, dark Blue
tracksuit, shorts, skorts, jeans
Dress Alvie School dress
Shoes Must be closed boots, shoes or well covered sandals (summer)
Preferably a dark colour – not essential though
Sports shoes Runners suitable for active sports
To be worn on sports day, which is once per week
Hats Terms 1 and 4 – Broad rim black hat with logo
Winter (optional) – Black Beanie with logo
Other On cold days it is acceptable to wear jackets and scarves to keep warm

Buying a School Uniform

The school uniform is not purchased through the school, however there is a number of choices available to families when choosing to buy uniforms:

1. Buy your own clothing from any supplier you wish, in the required colours, and take it to Borne Apparel in Colac and get logo’s put on for about $8.00
2. Buy clothing with logo’s directly from Borne Apparel in Colac
3. Buy directly on our online store with logo’s
https://fcw.com.au/online-shop/alvie-primary-school/

Relevant Forms

Click here to download the Alvie Primary Enrolment Form

Click here to download the Bus Travel form for eligible students

Click here to download the Local Excursion Form

Click here to download the ICT Use Agreement

Click here to download the Media Opt Out form

Click here to download the Head Lice form