Parents & Community
At St Andrews Primary School, we view education as a partnership. We value the contribution parents, grandparents, carers and friends of our community offer to the learning for our students. We believe in making connections for our students in our immediate and wider communities.
Parents and other volunteers are welcome to assist with classroom support, to offer specialist learning experiences, to help in the garden, the art room or the library to name a few.
We often need parents to help with driving for excursion and interschool sport. Our working bees and fundraisers rely on the generosity of our community.
Our Parent Handbook is an A-Z of useful information for our families.
As an ever evolving document, please forward any alterations or suggestions in writing to the office or via email.
Out of School Hours Care - OSHC
We run our own Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) program from a dedicated room with qualified staff. Students are engaged in a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Our program is a safe, nurturing and fun place for students who need before or after care.
For more information, or to enrol in OSHC, please contact the school office at 03 9710 1255.
To contact our OSHC program directly, please call or message the OSHC number: 0427 245 921.
We have a facilitated playgroup on-site on Thursday mornings from 9:30am to 10:30am.
We cater for newborns up to school-aged children. Come along and connect with families with similar aged children.
You can also keep up to date by joining the Playgroup Facebook group!
Please see our current schedule below, but rest assured, there is likely to be more! Follow our social accounts to keep up to date.
STAPS Community Food Share
We also have a STAPS community food share stall - a place where anyone in the community can leave excess produce, seeds and plants to share with others.
On the 3rd Sunday of every month at 10am, we also host a Food Swap. Food swaps work by people placing their contributions on a common table. Then they stand (or sit) around chatting with others. Then, when someone wants to leave, they take whatever they want off the table. No money is involved.
Types of things you can bring:
Home grown fruit, veggies, nuts
Gardening goodies (coffee grounds, worm juice etc)
Recycled hessian sacks
Something you’ve baked (bread, cake, biscuits – please list ingredients)
Copies of your favourite seasonal recipe.
Seeds you’ve saved, seedlings and cuttings you’ve raised (only edible stuff).
Gardening magazines or gardening books you’ve read.
Homemade preserves (relishes, jams etc – please list ingredients).
Re-used little jam jars.
11th of November 19th of October
28th of October 7th of October
9th of September 26th of August
11th of February 25th of February
Compass Portal for Parents
St Andrews Primary School uses Compass as our Parent Portal. Using our Parent Portal, you will be able to:
Access your child's Student Progress and Semester Reports
Book your Parent/Student/Teacher conferences
View up-to-date class and school attendance information
Approve or enter upcoming or past absences for your son/daughter
Download, print and approve upcoming excursions
Complete your child's course information
Pay school fees, charges and contributions
Update your registered email and mobile number (used for SMS alerts) details
Access information regarding upcoming events and news