Parent Info

Parent Payment Arrangements 

Barton Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and would like to advise you of Barton Primary School’s voluntary financial contributions. Barton Primary School makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.

The Department of Education and Training Parent Payment Policy provides advice on the different types of payments that schools can request from parents and outlines the procedures and protocols to which schools must adhere.

Parent Payment Arrangements

Curriculum Contributions – items and activities that students use, or participate in, to access the curriculum

Other Contributions – for non-curriculum items and activities

Education Items – items that the school recommends you purchase for your child to individually own and use

Extra-Curricular Items and Activities – items that enhance or broaden the schooling experience of students




Financial Support for Families

Barton Primary School understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:

  • the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
  • State Schools’ Relief (School Uniform Support)

For further information about accessing these services, please email the school;

 Yours sincerely,

 Ben Vevers

Term Dates

2023 Term Dates
Term 1
  • Friday 27th January – Pupil Free Day
  • Monday 30th January – Term 1 commences (students 1-6)
  • Monday 6th February – Term 1 commences (Prep)
  • Monday 13th March – Labour Day
  • Tuesday 14th March – Pupil Free Day
  • Friday 7th April – Good Friday Public Holiday (Term 1 concludes)

     Term 2
    • Monday 24th April – Term 2 commences
    • Tuesday 25th April- ANZAC Day
    • Friday 26th May – Pupil Free Day
    • Monday 12th June – Kings Birthday 
    • Friday 23rd June  – Term 2 concludes

    Term 3
    • Monday 10th July – Term 3 commences
    • Monday 7th August – Pupil Free Day
    • Friday 15th September – Term 3 concludes

     Term 4

    • Monday 2nd October – Term 4 commences
    • Monday 6th November – Pupil Free Day
    • Tuesday 7th November – Melbourne Cup Day
    • Wednesday 20th December – Term 4 concludes

    *No students to attend school on days marked purple

    *All students are dismissed from class at 2:30pm every Wednesday

    2024 Term Dates
    Term 1
    • Monday 29th January – Pupil Free Day
    • Tuesday 30th January – Term 1 commences (Students 1-6)
    • Tuesday 6th February – Term 1 commences (Prep)
    • Monday 11th March – Labour Day Public Holiday
    • Friday 29th March –  Good Friday Public Holiday (Term 1 Concludes)

       Term 2
      • Monday 15th April – Term 2 Commences
      • Thursday 25th April – ANZAC Day Public Holiday
      • Monday 10th June – Monarch’s Official Birthday 
      • Friday 28th June  – Term 2 Concludes

      Term 3
      • Monday 15th July – Term 3 Commences
      • Friday 20th September – Term 3 Concludes

       Term 4

      • Monday 7th October – Term 4 Commences
      • Tuesday 5th November – Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
      • Friday 20th December – Term 4 Concludes

      *No students to attend school on days marked purple

      *All students are dismissed from class at 2:30pm every Wednesday


      The Uniform Policy at Barton Primary School supports the school curriculum. Barton Primary School Council has established a dress code for its students following the DET Guidelines.

      The Student Dress Code sets out Barton Primary School, School Council expectations with regard to student appearance and applies during school hours and when students are engaged in school activities out of school hours.

      All items purchased at PSW conform to the school’s Student Dress Code and offer parents peace of mind in regards to Student Dress Code compliance. Items may be purchased at other outlets but must conform to the standards detailed below.

      *Items can be purchase online or at the PSW store.

      Please see link below to the PSW uniform list and pricing.

      Medical Information

      First Aid

      The First Aid room is located in the Administration building

      If you notice your child is unwell in the morning, please keep them home from school.

      Parents will be contacted if students have reported to First Aid and are required to be sent home – students are not allowed to make their own arrangements home.

      Parent/Guardian and emergency contact information is critically important for when your child is in First Aid. Please ensure you email the school via with any changes to your details.

      Please notify the school of any current or past health issues that we need to monitor for your child.


      No student can have medication in their possession, all medication is kept in the First Aid room. The Student Health Support Plan attached, is to be completed and signed by a parent/guardian for all medication. Medication is required to be provided in its original prescribed package with your child’s name and the dosage of the medication. Medication can be refrigerated if needed.


      We require all students who suffer from asthma to provide the attached Asthma Action Plan, which is completed by a doctor. A spacer with the prescribed reliever medication must be provided in conjunction with the Asthma Action Plan.

      All students with Asthma must complete a Schools Camp and excursion form, within 2 weeks of the event. This form needs to be completed with every camp and excursion.


      An EPIPEN must be provided for anaphylactic students and must be renewed prior to the EpiPen expiring date. The attached Individual Anaphylaxis Plan must be completed by a parent/guardian. The Anaphylaxis Action Plan must be completed by a doctor.

      Allergic Reactions

      An allergy is a reaction to a specific scenario or object. Students with allergies require the attached Allergy Plan to be completed by a doctor. Your child’s medication must be provided with the Allergy plan.


      We require all students who suffer from Diabetes to complete the attached Diabetes Action Plan prior to commencing of school in 2023. All relevant medications and supplies should be provided, if your child suffers from hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia.


      We require all students who suffer from epilepsy/seizures to complete the attached Seizure Management Guide prior to commencing of school in 2023. Parents are to supply medication if required. 


      Students with eczema require the attached Eczema Plan to be completed by a doctor. Your child’s medication must be provided with the Eczema plan.


      Please find below a collection of our Policies. Parents are also advised to visit The Department of Education & Training (DET) website to view DET Policies under which our school operates. All of our policies are drafted, edited, consulted and reviewed by all stakeholders.

      The list below has all been approved by School Council and our School Principal, Ben Vevers:


      Child Safe Standards

      Barton Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe.

      Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students in accordance with the 11 Child Safe Standards:



      As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Barton Primary School we welcome and encourage your feedback.

      If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact our office.



      Cyber Safety

      Barton Primary School actively supports access by students to the widest variety of information resources available, accompanied by the development of the skills necessary to filter, analyse, interpret and evaluate information encountered.

      The internet provides students with unprecedented opportunities to obtain information, engage in discussion, and liaise with individuals, organisation and groups world-wide so as to increase skills, knowledge and abilities.

      Barton Primary School aims to protect students from inappropriate content, cyberbullying and other risks. eduSTAR.ISP is a filtered centralised internet service employed at Barton. This permits us to allow or block a website at the school level.

      For Parents:

      There are a range of resources for parents seeking more information on cyber safety. These include eSafe a Federal Government cyber safety program helping schools improve cyber safety and deal with cyberbullying. It is important that parents understand the kind of digital technologies young people enjoy, the challenges and risks these might bring and some guidelines to help encourage cyber safety. Below are some helpful links to promote the safe and respectful use of the internet in our school community and to provide tips for parents.

      The eSafety commissioner has created a number of supports for families regarding cybersafety. Below are some links to specific resources for families to read and consider when thinking about their children’s online presence and how we can all work to make this a safe space for all. 

      If you or your child has any concerns, the Kids Helpline can be contacted on: 1800 55 1800. Kids Helpline | Phone Counselling Service | 1800 55 1800

      You can also contact Lifeline on 131114  – Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14 – Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.


      As always, if any parent/carers have concerns about the impact of the content on their children feel free to contact the school’s wellbeing team.

      More helpful links:


      Growing Up Digital – parent presentation (PPT – 6.3Mb)

      Slide 8 includes ‘Go Figure’ – a short video full of facts and figures about online safety. For more information, see:  Go Figure – Family Online Safety Institute


      The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports, excursions and incursions.

      CSEF applications for 2023 open from term one 2023. Parents or legal guardians who are eligible are required to submit a CSEF application form to their child’s school.

      To be eligible for the fund, a parent or legal guardian of a student attending a registered Government or non-government Victorian primary or secondary school must:
      • on the first day of Term one, or;
      • on the first day of Term two;

      a) Be an eligible beneficiary within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004, that is, be a holder of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or be an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holder, OR
      b) Be a temporary foster parent, and;
      c) Submit an application to the school by the due date.

      Please see link below for CSEF form 

      Click below for more information regarding eligibility and CSEF payments.