In order to provide the best possible learning environment, curricula and teaching methods, Bonython Primary School needs continuing information and support from parents. Parents are strongly encouraged to have an active and supportive interest and involvement in the school. This may include: support for teachers in the classrooms; listening to children read; typing stories; additional supervision for excursions and camps; assistance in the canteen; running sporting activities; helping with fund raising activities; school banking and assistance in the library. Participation in the work of the P&C and election to the School Board is an option for all parents. Parents assisting within the school are required to exercise the utmost confidentiality when undertaking their paraprofessional role in the school. A helpers’ registration form is distributed to parents and is required to be lodged at the Front Office.
Staff welcome the opportunity to meet with parents.; This occurs both formally (parent/teacher interviews) and informally (by social, sporting and cultural activities). Parents can make appointments to speak to any teacher throughout the school year.
Please advise the school of any changes to be made to the medical information form and when moving or changing telephone numbers.
Absence from School: Duty of care requires all student absences to be explained in writing on return to school.
The function of the School Board is to develop policies in such matters as curriculum development, management of finances and the general operation of the school. The Board consists of three parent representatives (elected from the parent body by ballot), two teacher representatives (elected from school teaching staff), the Principal and a representative of the Department. The School Board Chairperson is a position decided by election from the parent representatives. Meetings are held monthly and are open to all members of the school community.
The P&C aims to promote the interests and objectives of the school by bringing parents, teachers and interested community members together. P&C funds support the school’s educational programs. The P&C meets monthly for business, educational and social evenings.
The School Board determines the voluntary parental contributions each year. These contributions are used to provide resources which assist Bonython Primary to maintain quality educational programs.
Classroom requisites for each student (including exercise books, handwriting text, scissors and writing materials) according to the year level, are costed by a local supplier and then agreed to by Teaching Staff and the P&C. Parents are asked to pre-order Book Packs for their children so that they are ready at the beginning of the school year for classroom use. Details of Book Packs and their costs are publicised in the Bonthon Bulletin towards the end of Term 4.