Enrolling at Korumburra Primary
Confidential Student Enrolment Form
On enrolment, parents supply us with confidential information about their child on our CONFIDENTIAL STUDENT ENROLMENT FORM. At the start of each school year we check this information by sending home a printout of the information we hold on each child. Please return this sheet promptly so that we can update our information as necessary.
Transition from Kinder to Prep
Our school has developed an excellent Transition program, for both Kindergarten to school, and Year 6 to Secondary school transition points.
Our Prep students' transition to school was aided by several school visits prior to commencement as well as a number of teacher visits to local Kindergartens and Child care centres. Parent information evenings, including student leader presentations, and Transition Visits all help to create a smooth transition to primary school.
Transition from Primary to Secondary School
Regular meetings with staff have developed a close working relationship between primary and secondary schools. Year 6 students undertake a three day total immersion program at the neighbourhood government secondary college during Term 3, and there is also an extra 'early-bird' transition program for selected students.
A transition evening is arranged for the sharing of information between feeder primary schools and Korumburra SC staff. All of the above, and our Year 6 graduation evening, help create a seamless transition between schools.
The Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) is a major component of the K.P.S. Program. Students are accepted into the program on the basis of defined student needs. Support is given through a Program Support Group and frequently involves additional assistance. We employ a number of Education Support Officers for this purpose.
At enrolment, pupils must have an immunisation certificate from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. If no certificate is provided whenever Mumps, Measles, Poliomyelitis or Diphtheria is detected at the school, unimmunised children would be excluded. If you have not automatically received a certificate in the mail please call ACIR on 1800 653 809.
There are four prep orientation days usually held in September, October, and November and on the State Wide Orientation Day in December. The sessions run for approximately 1 and half hours in either the morning or afternoon
Prep hours for first week of school are:
3rd, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th February are 9.00am-1.00pm
The preps will not attend school on the first four Wednesdays. Children will attend on the other days after the first week from 9.00am-3.20pm
The implementation of a Developmental Curriculum in the Prep Year has stemmed from the recognition of the need to give our children the opportunity to develop their oral language skills, engage all children (particularly the boys) in their early learning, to extend their social skills and motivation to learn.
The developmental curriculum places emphasis on the child’s oral language, cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.
- places the child at the centre of the curriculum
- encourages active engagement by all children
- provides children with opportunities to explore processes rather than just end products, understanding that mistakes are part of learning.
This is a free service available to Prep children and other children can be referred by parents or teachers. A School Nurse tests the children for vision and hearing problems.
The KPS School Council and parents have developed a school uniform that all students are expected to wear. The uniform has been developed to be practical, attractive and affordable. It is also an important part of developing our school culture and sense of belonging.
Korumburra Primary School is fortunate to have an excellent Canteen. A menu is sent out at the start of term, with a price list of foods available for purchase.
Lunch orders brought to school with money inside specially printed lunch bags are placed in boxes in the classroom, and taken to the Canteen by monitors.
Bank day is every Tuesday. On enrolment each child will receive a new account form from the Commonwealth Bank, or you may use existing Commonwealth Account Books. Bank books and money are to be given to class teachers each Tuesday. This is a fund raising activity for the Parents and Friends Association who receive a commission from the Bank.