PIPS stands for Performance Indicators in Primary Schools and assesses the early literacy and numeracy skills of students in kindergarten. It is an ACT Education and Training Directorate assessment program. For more information on the program and how it is implemented contact the school Principal or ACT Department of Education and Training.
Requests for help for particular activities are often made in the school Newsletter. Parents/carers are invited to assist in a variety of ways – in the classroom, with reading or mathematics, in the library, in the canteen or with sport. If you do not have spare time during school hours, many teachers would be grateful for any help you can give, eg. making teaching aids, covering books, or processing and displaying written work. Any time you can give is valuable and teachers will be happy to suggest activities which would best suit your schedule.
Parents and Citizens Association (P&C)
The P&C promotes community participation in the activities of the school. Yarralumla Primary P&C Association is an incorporated body with the executive of the P&C elected at the Annual General Meeting convened in February each year. The P&C invites parents to become involved in the school in a partnership which provides the best opportunities for students. New parents are welcomed each year with social and school activities.
Monthly P&C meetings are advertised through the newsletter and all parents are invited to attend. All parents of students at the school are members and eligible to attend meetings and contribute in any way they can.
The P&C conducts social functions, fundraising activities and runs the canteen and the uniform shop. The P&C has a vital role at Yarralumla Primary School. Through the P&C, parents:
- Oversee the operations of the school canteen
- Organise the major fundraising events for the school
- Discuss educational issues and the provision of resources
- Elect the parent representatives to the School Board
Individual and class photographs are taken each year. Arrangements can be made to have sibling photographs taken. At the start of the school year a note will be sent home asking for permission to use photographs of your child in school publications such as the school newsletter or external advertising. It is important to return this permission note to the School Office.
Physical education and sporting activities are incorporated as part of the teaching curriculum. Yarralumla Primary School does not have a designated sports teacher but class teachers incorporate physical activity into each day.
Students are expected to know and remain in specific playground areas. There is playground supervision at Yarralumla from 8.30am to 9am. The playground is also supervised by the teaching staff each recess and lunch. During wet weather students are supervised within the school buildings.
Pre-School / Early Childhood
There are two early childhood settings located at Yarralumla Primary School: Yarralumla Pre-school and Yarralumla Montessori Cycle 1 Program for children from ages 3 to 5 (See M for Montessori) . From 2013, there will be two preschool groups operating the 30 hour fortnight for children on either Monday/Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays or Thursday/Friday and alternate Wednesdays. For enrolment information contact the Yarralumla Primary School Front Office.
Yarralumla Preschool at:
Loftus St. Yarralumla ACT 2600
Ph 0 2 6205 6606
Yarralumla Montessori at:
Yarralumla Primary School
Loftus Street Yarralumla ACT 2602
Ph 02 6205 6607
Priority Enrolment Area
While priority is given to students and siblings who live in Yarralumla and parts of Deakin (see the Enrolment drop down option), out of area enrolments are considered if space is available.