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Term Dates

2019 Term Dates

Term Dates 2019

Term 1

Wednesday 30th January – Term 1 commences (students 1-6)

Monday 11th March – Labour Day 

Friday 5th April – Term 1 concludes

Term 2

Tuesday 23rd April- Term 2 commences

Thursday 25th April- ANZAC Day

Tuesday 7th May – Curriculum Day  

Monday 10th June – Queen’s Birthday 

Friday 28th June  – Term 2 concludes

Term 3

Monday 15th July- Term 3 commences

Tuesday 6th August – Curriculum Day  

Friday 20th September – Term 3 concludes

Term 4

Monday 7th October –Term 4 commences

Tuesday 5th November – Melbourne Cup Day

Tuesday 3rd December – Curriculum Day 

Friday 20th December – Term 4 concludes

*No students to attend school on days marked red

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

2020 Term Dates
Term 1

Wednesday 29th January – Term 1 commences (students 1-6)

Tuesday 4th February –  Term 1 commences (Preps)

Monday 9th March – Labour Day 

Friday 27th March     – Term 1 concludes

 Term 2

Tuesday 14th April – Term 2 commences

Monday 8th June – Queen’s Birthday 

Friday 26th June  – Term 2 concludes

Term 3

Monday 13th July- Term 3 commences

Friday 18th September – Term 3 concludes

 Term 4

Monday 5th October –Term 4 commences

Tuesday 3rd November – Melbourne Cup Day

Friday 18th December – Term 4 concludes


*No students to attend school on days marked red

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


Rookeepers Incursion

Rookeepers Incursion

Rookeepers came to visit us on Tuesday to tell us all about Australian animals. The incursion had all the students captivated with Australia’s diverse range of animals, such as snakes, lizards, koala, wallaby and possum glider.   [gallery...

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Camp Rumbug

Camp Rumbug

The children in Grade 4 had an opportunity to attend a three day camp to Camp Rumbug in Foster. It was an excellently organised camp and a tremendously exciting adventure for all of the students who attended. I received excellent feedback from the camp staff regarding...

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

We had a very large turnout for our 3rd Father’s Day Breakfast. It was great to see so many Dads/Grandpas/significant others enjoying themselves with their children. The Fathers worked through a lot more coffee than the Mums and also more pikelets!!! The Dads enjoyed...

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2019 Book Week

2019 Book Week

Last week we celebrated Book Week at Barton Primary School. On Thursday 22nd August, our students dressed up as their favourite book characters and donated a book to our library. We saw a range of different characters at the parade including the BFG, the Cat in the...

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5/6 Phillip Island Camp

5/6 Phillip Island Camp

From 30th July to 2nd August, the students from grade 5/6 had the opportunity to attend a four day adventure camp at Phillip Island. We were extremely impressed with how polite and well behaved our students were.  We received great feedback from all of the kids that...

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Open Mornings

Open Mornings

During the second week of August we held a number of Open Mornings. This is a fantastic opportunity for parents to see their child's learning in action. Thank you to all of our parents and relatives for arranging your work schedules to attend. The students were very...

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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 by our Education Sub Committee and approved by our School Council. Apart from the below Policies, the following are currently drafted and are awaiting School Council endorsement;

  • Equal Opportunity and Anti -Discrimination Policy


Child Safe Standards

To create and maintain a child safe organisation, an entity to which the standards apply must have:

Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
Standard 2: A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
Standard 3: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
Standard 5: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
Standard 6: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
Standard 7: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children

Barton Primary School will implement the Child Safe Standards to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students at the school and promote an organisational culture that manages the risk of child abuse and neglect.

Our School has developed policies and procedures that aim to keep children safe. The standards will provide a framework to identify gaps and improve policy and practices specific to child safety.



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.

Sentral – Parent Portal

What is Sentral?

SENTRAL is a web – based software that is used at Barton PS as a means of managing school administration, student data and parent teacher communication. As a parents, Sentral allows you to communicate with the school easily and efficiently, by staying in touch with their achievements, educational development and day to day activities such as events and notices.

In the Parent Portal you can do a range of activities including:

  • Log student absences
  • Find links to online programs eg Mathletics
  • Send and receive messages from the teacher
  • Find out information about upcoming events
  • Access notes that have been sent home or emailed
  • Access Student Reports and Ongoing Reporting


How to access Sentral?

A Sentral account may be registered on your behalf by a member of the Administration team. In this case you will receive and envelope containing your access details and accompanying instruction that outline how to navigate the Parent Portal.

If you require further support or assistance with Sentral – Parent Portal please check out the instructional videos on the Portal or send an email to our school email address:

To log in using your password:


IMPORTANT- If you have forgotten this username and password you will need to call Administration Ph. 8766 4000 and we will issue you new log in details.

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.

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 2019 open from term one 2019. 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 primary school must:

  • Be a holder of one of the following; a Veterans Affairs Gold Card, Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
Please see link below for CSEF form
Click below for more information regarding eligibility and CSEF payments.