Dear Barton Community,
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who contribute to the positivity of our school community each and every week and for your support and patience as we navigate these new and uncertain times. Though I cannot thank each of you individually, I wish to assure you that your efforts do not go unnoticed.
We respect that there has been a lot of late-night communication which, unfortunately, is the nature of the reporting process for a positive COVID case. We understand that late night notifications can be problematic for working families and are appreciative of our families for their understanding and for following the guidance provided by the Department of Education (DET) and Department of Health (DHS).
We have DET guidelines that we are required to follow when we receive notification of a positive COVID case. Our OH&S team meet weekly to assess our current situation and future events are being monitored according to the current COVID cases and Operation Guidelines. Our school is following public health advice and DET COVID operations guidance. For current information please refer to the updates on our website as we work together during the COVID -19 Pandemic.
I would lastly, like to thank our wonderful Administration team led by Lauren and Business Managers Sophie and Kirby who work closely with the OH&S team led by Matthew Moore. The team have put in an extraordinary effort and many hours to ensure our school remains open. The reason we have had one day closures so far, is due to the effort this team has put in.
Again, we thank our Barton Community for their ongoing support this year.
COVID-19 Updates – Isolating Students
COVID-19 Updates – Additional Learning
IT User Guides for Webex, Seesaw, Microsoft Teams and Clickview
- Equal Opportunity and Anti -Discrimination Policy
Child Safe Standards
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.
Annual Report, AIP & Strategic Plan
2021 Term Dates
Thursday 28th January – Term 1 commences (students 1-6)
Monday 8th February – Term 1 commences (Preps)
Monday 8th March – Labour Day
Thursday 1st April – Term 1 concludes
Monday 19th April – Term 2 commences
Tuesday 1st June – Curriculum Day
Monday 14th June – Queen’s Birthday
Friday 25th June – Term 2 concludes
Monday 12th July – Term 3 commences
Friday 17th September – Curriculum Day
Friday 17th September – Term 3 concludes
Monday 4th October – Term 4 commences
Monday 1st November – Curriculum Day
Tuesday 2nd November – Melbourne Cup Day
Friday 3rd December – Curriculum Day
Friday 17th December – Term 4 concludes – 1:30pm dismissal
*No students to attend school on days marked red
*All students are dismissed from class at 2:30pm every Wednesday
2022 Term Dates
Friday 28th January – Curriculum Day
Monday 31th January – Term 1 commences (students 1-6)
Monday 14th March – Labour Day
Friday 8th April – Term 1 concludes
Tuesday 26th April – Term 2 commences
Monday 13th June – Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday 24th June – Term 2 concludes
Monday 11th July – Term 3 commences
Friday 16th September – Term 3 concludes
Monday 3rd October – Term 4 commences
Tuesday 1nd November – Melbourne Cup Day
Tueday 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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thank you to all of the wonderful Mum’s and family member’s that came along to our Mother's Day Breakfast morning. It was fantastic to see so many faces enjoying their pikelets, butter, jam, tea and coffee - not to mention all the wonderful student artwork on display....
Four of our student leaders were selected to attend the Inspire Leader-ship Conference with Miss Bates last week. This was run by the City of Casey Youth Services and aimed to develop leadership skills, resilience and cultural awareness. [gallery...
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.
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: email@example.com
To log in using your password: http://www.bartonparent.com.au
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.
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.
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.
CSEF applications for 2021 open from term one 2021. 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)
Parent Payment Charges 2021
Barton Primary School makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.
Due to the significant remote learning undertaken by students in 2020, and the hardships COVID-19 has created with many families in our school community, the school has taken in to account all unused requisites from the current year and reduced Parent Payments for 2021.
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
For a confidential discussion about accessing these services, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements, contact:
Ph: 03 8766 4000 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support through the payment of the 2021 parent contributions. If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting the school.
All parent payments and contributions can be made by:
- EFTPOS at the school office
- Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) at the school office
Essential Student Learning Items
Please find the itemised list of Essential Student Learning Items for your child. We have put much effort into sourcing the best pricing for our families. If you have any questions regarding any of these items or costs, please contact Principal, Andrew Felsinger.
Barton Primary School continues to welcome your voluntary contributions to support our school. Parents are invited to donate to our Library Fund. We have a great learning environment for our students and resourcing the library is a huge expense. Your child will not be disadvantaged if you do not make a voluntary contribution. All records of voluntary contributions are kept confidential as well as your decision about whether to make a contribution or not.
|Essential Student Learning Items||Prep||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Consumables (Art & Science)||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00|
|Online Subscription Fees||$22.00||$22.00||$22.00||$22.00||$22.00||$22.00||$22.00|
*Headphones, Book box & Library Book Bag are required for students new to Barton Primary School ($24.00)