Pre-School to Year 7
Flaxmill Schools value individuals, learning and success. We are confident that our existing programmes, and others that we are developing with our school community, will result in relevant and enjoyable learning.
We look forward to sharing with you the responsibility of providing a secure, stimulating and success-orientated environment for your child/children.
Facts about the School
Flaxmill Schools comprises of a Pre-School Centre (Kindergarten), Junior Primary School (Reception to Year 2) and a Primary School (Years 3 to Years 7) sharing the one-site, facilities and resources.
Pre-School Centre (Kindergarten)
Kindergarten sessions for 4 year olds, Playgroup for younger children, Pre entry for children aged 3 years 9 months, Transition for children about to start school.
Kindy - Fees: $50.00 per Term
Mornings: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 8:45am to 11:45am
Afternoons: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 12:55pm to 3:10pm
Playgroup Fees: $4.00 per session attended
Friday mornings: 9:00am to 11:00am
Pre-Entry Fees: $1.00 per session
Tuesday afternoon: 12:55pm to 3:10 pm
The Kindergarten can be contacted directly by phoning 8326 6076 or by ringing the school number where either a message can be taken or your call will be put through.
Transition Pre-School Centre - Reception
Children from the Pre-School Centre (Kindergarten) will visit their class once a week, five weeks prior to commencing school. Teachers will also visit children in the Kindergarten. Visits will be organised by the Kindergarten staff and teachers. Children from other pre-schools will be invited to visit at the same time as the Kindergarten children if they are enrolled in our school.
Starting in Reception
Children who start school for the first time must be 5 years of age. Children are not under compulsion to attend until they are 6 years old. Children will be admitted to each term (Week 1). Children will be dismissed at 3.05pm from day 1 unless parents request otherwise.
Junior Primary and Primary School
Currently our enrolments are fairly stable with our Junior
Primary Classes set at a maximum of 26 children. This allows for better learning
opportunities for all students in the Early Years when gaining the basics in
Literacy and Numeracy are essential.
The Primary School have a maximum of 30 children per class with the Year 6/7 students experiencing Middle School methodologies.
At Flaxmill we have an excellent Special Needs Support Program catering for students experiencing learning difficulties. Our support staff is extremely skilled, professional and compassionate to the varied needs of these individuals.Across the R-7 schools students experience a variety of programs:
|* Coordination Program||* Drug Strategy Education|
|* Specialist Drama||* Enterprise Education|
|* Japanese Language||* Values Education & Program Achieve|
|* Specialist Music including Festival of Music Choir||* SAPSASA Sports|
Through our Values Education program the School Community, comprising leadership, staff, students, parents/caregivers and the wider support personnel, worked together to develop a set of core values for Flaxmill Schools.
Our Values are:
We teach and use these values on a daily basis and especially when dealing with behaviour issues. We discuss with students the value/s they are and/or are not exhibiting for themselves and to others. This has brought about a significant change in children's attitudes and responses.
Material and Service Fees
School Fees are currently set by our School Council at
School Card Scheme
Parents/Caregivers in low socio-economic circumstances or pension recipients may be eligible for financial assistance through the School Card Scheme. Approved School Card Holders do not have to pay the gap between these funds and the School Fees.
Out of School Hours Care
The Flaxmill School OSHC programme aims to provide quality recreational care for children of school age in a warm, safe, comfortable environment. The service is available to children of working or training parents, children with special needs and also children requiring occasional and emergency care.
Registration Fee: $5.00 per child / $10.00 per family
Hours: from 7:00 to 8:30 am, and 3:05 to 6:05 pm
Enrolments: An enrolment form must be completed
before your child/ren can be accepted into the programme. Forms can be collected
from either the OSHC Director or the Front Office Staff.
8326 0852 direct line
8382 3057 school number
0401 121 688 Director's mobile
If you have any enquiries or wish for a tour of the school then please contact our friendly front office staff and we will either answer your questions or make an appointment with the Principal/s.
School Dress Code
Australia have an extremely high rate of skin cancer and to minimise the chance of students becoming victims, the School Council encourages parents to ensure their child/ren wear/s appropriate clothing both in colour and style. For example, students should wear T-shirts or tops that have sleeves and is an appropriate length.
As their dress code, the school has selected the following
uniform and colour -
School Governing Council
The functions of the School Council are:
The School Governing Council is advised by a range