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Prep Information Movie 2021



All absences must be explained to the school. This data is reported to the Department of Education. You can record student absences via your Compass portal or leave a message on the absence line by calling 5221 2780.

Students leaving school during school hours will need to be collected by a parent via the office. 

Students arriving after 9.00am must be signed in by a parent/guardian and collect a Late Pass from the office.



The majority of our communications are through the Compass app. Each family has their own sign in to this app which also allows them to view their students progress, report absences and view student reports.

Special Notices

Notices for Camps, Sports and Excursions are sent home with students and need to be returned, with payment if applicable, for students to be able to attend these activities.

Parent-Teacher Communication

Communication with class/specialist teachers is welcomed and strongly encouraged. Appointments are preferred as this provides everyone with opportunity to plan in advance and make the contact more valuable.

Parent/Teacher interviews to discuss student progress are conducted twice annually.  A comprehensive report is uploaded on to Compass at the end of second term and at the end of the fourth term.

Student Reporting
Parent/teacher and student interviews will also be conducted as required throughout the year. Either parents or teachers can initiate these.
Term 1
• Parent/teacher interviews
Term 2
• Digital reports on student achievement uploaded on to Compass

Term 3
• Parent/teacher interviews
Term 4
• Digital reports on student achievement uploaded on to Compass

Facebook Page

The school Facebook page is used to display photos of students and events held by the school.  Click on the link to access the page:



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Out of School Hours Care



Our school has partnered with an independent provider called TheirCare to provide exceptional Outside School Hours Care services for our school community.

The program is available for all children at Tate Street Primary School from 7:00am until 8:45am in the morning and from 3:15pm until 6:00pm each school day.

During Pupil Free Days the service will operate from 7:00am until 6:00pm.

Families wishing to use this service can visit the TheirCare website:

Families are eligible for a Government Rebate called the Child Care Subsidy which can reduce the cost per session by up to 85%.

More information can be obtained by contacting the school or ringing TheirCare Support Team on 1300 072 410.

TheirCare provides a stimulating and safe environment for all children. During sessions, children develop life-skills, friendships, confidence and creativity through play-based programs.

How to register

About the Program 

School Routine

8.45 am                     – Playground supervision commences
8.50 am                     – First bell. Children enter classrooms and begin session
9.00 am                     – Instructional session begins 
11.00 – 11.30am      – Recess
1.30 – 1.45pm          – Lunch eaten in class or supervised outside
1.45 – 2.15pm          – Lunch time
3.15 pm                     – Dismissal
3.30 pm                     – Playground supervision ceases

Lunches are eaten in the classroom or outside as a group under the supervision of teachers. Children will need to have a morning play lunch as well as a lunch.  Lunches are best kept simple and healthy. 

We are a WATER ONLY school; an initiative of Barwon Health.

Student Health

Please remember that sick students must be kept home.  The sick bay provides for minor upsets at school.  The school’s policy is to contact the parents if the illness is protracted or of a serious nature, so that students can be taken home.  It is imperative that the school has your daily contact number and/or that of a responsible friend who can be relied upon in an emergency.  If this information changes, please notify the school immediately. 

If your child’s health status changes (eg. he/she develops allergies, asthma, etc.) please ensure that the Administration is made aware of this change immediately.  This will ensure that the necessary knowledge and precautions are drawn to the attention of all staff.

If medication is to be taken at school, written instructions must be handed to the teacher.  Prescription medication must come to school in the original pharmacy packaging with the child’s name and dosage label intact. The school possesses a well-maintained first aid kit.  We also have a number of appropriate kits, which are always taken on excursions.

Asthma Action Plans If your child suffers from asthma, an action plan needs to be completed and an inhaler must accompany him/her in their bag.  The school does have an inhaler, which can be applied in an emergency. Parents, in consultation with their family doctor, must provide a  current asthma management plan.  Please ensure that an updated Asthma Action Plan is provided to the school whenever changes to your child’s condition necessitates this.


Anaphylaxis Management Plans

Parents, in consultation with their family doctor, must document a management plan.  A current epipen is kept at school. Staff have been trained to deal with a reaction. Please ensure that an updated Anaphylaxis Action Plan is provided to the school whenever changes to your child’s condition necessitates this.

School Anaphylaxis Plan


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The purpose of the Student Dress Code is to outline Tate Street Primary Schools requirements for student dress and appearance and to provide information about uniform purchase and support, dress code implementation and exemption processes.

This dress code has been developed by Tate Street Primary’s School Council in close consultation with our school community to ensure that it respects the rights of individual students whilst reflecting the values and interests of our community.

Uniform can be purchased from or without logo's from Best and Less,Kmart or Target.  

School logo short or long sleeve polo top

School Logo rugby or fleecy jumper

Plain bottle green short or long sleeve polo top

Plain bottle green windcheater

Track pants or gabardine trousers in bottle green

Gabardine or rugby knit shorts in bottle green

Bottle green and white gingham dresses

Bike shorts under dress (optional)

Skorts in bottle green

Kilts are available

Black school shoes are preferred/ Black or white runners are acceptable

Students may wear a waterproof jacket on wet and cold days.Bottle green is preferred

Grey, white or black socks are preferred

Broad brimmed or bucket style hat (bottle green; no logos except for school emblem)

A grade 6 jumper is designed each year and includes the historically significant school uniform colour of purple (Optional)

House colours are encouraged for school sports days

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