Enrolment & Principal Tours
For information about our pre-school enrolment area and to find out whether we are your closest school for primary enrolment, you can go to the Department’s page.
Principal tours take place each term, please get in contact with us if you would like to book a tour. Tours run for approximately 1 hour and are led by our Children’s Parliament.
Students who miss school often
- Habitual non-attendance: a student misses 5 to 9 school days in a term. This is for any reason.
- Chronic non-attendance: a student misses 10 or more days in a term. This is for any reason.
For students in these groups, we assess the level of risk to their learning and wellbeing. When a student is at risk we will talk with the family about the issues.
Our school’s vision
All students have a right to an education. This gives them the best opportunity to reach their full potential.
We have a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment where students can learn and grow. Parents and carers are important partners in this process. We work with parents, carers and students to find out why someone is missing school. We provide supports that are specific to each student’s needs.
How we follow up if a student is absent from school
This is an overview of how we follow up student absences. We might change these steps to fit in with a family’s needs. A quick follow up helps us to manage risks early and reduce absences.
- If a student is absent from school, we record their absence. We also record the reason given by the parent or carer.
- If we receive no reason, we follow up with the parent or carer. This is usually by phone.
- If the absences continue or there are concerns raised by the absence, we keep following up. This might be by phone, email, meeting or a letter.
We support the family to look at any issues that stop the student from going to school.
If needed, we connect the family to other services. For example student support services.
There are always lots of opportunities for parents to volunteer. Please ask your child’s teacher for opportunities.
Some opportunities include:
- Helping in the classroom
- Attending excursions
- Working Bees
- Fundraising BBQs
Recent Parent Information
Dear Alberton Families,
Thankyou for your patience as staff and leaders finalise plans for next week.
We welcome back Preschool, Reception and Year 1 students to face to face learning on Wednesday 2nd Feb 2022.
Year 2-6 students will be remote learning from Wednesday 2nd Feb 2022.
I have attached a COVID update letter, our welcome back letter (providing details about the return to school plans) and a parent help flow chart.
We ask the entire school community to continue working in partnership, follow the promoted guidelines and help us get back to normal as quickly as we can.
Please be aware:
- Masks are to be worn by all adults (parents, teachers, caregivers) indoors and encouraged for Year 3-6 students
- No entry to buildings is permitted by parents and caregivers (outside the promoted times in this letter). An exemption letter will be provided to a parent directly if you require regular entry into a building.
- Entry into Front Office is permitted as normal.
- If you require collection of a device on Tuesday 1st Feb 2022 1:30pm – 3:00pm, please ensure this is completed quickly and you are not lingering onsite. Please contact front office if you require collection at another time after this day.
- Year 1 pick up at 3pm will be outside near the playground for the first 4 weeks. No entry into buildings by parents and caregivers.
- Nest children will be dismissed as normal at their home magpie room. Parents and caregivers please wait outdoors and socially distance.
Our focus is the wellbeing and learning for each child as well as the safety of our staff and community.
We look forward to seeing all children return to school on Wednesday 2nd Feb 2022 (either face to face or remotely), we are here and ready to go.
Finally, I acknowledge, things aren’t always perfect and for some families this arrangement across SA is far from easy. We will aim to make it enjoyable, safe and predictable for each child.
Take the time to read the information carefully and contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Families with a child at Alberton Primary School may find it easier to pay for lunches, excursions, uniforms and other costs using Qkr! You may make payments online by clicking the logo to the right, or by downloading the app to your smartphone.
Skoolbag is the application we use to send out messages and announcements to the school community.
Ask a teacher in your child’s Magpie Group for instructions for using Skoolbag.
Seesaw is the application we use to communicate with parents and let them know what activities their children have been doing.
These brief updates are helpful in facilitating conversations at home between parents and children.
Please ask your child’s teacher for instructions for using Seesaw. They will need to provide you with a code specific to your child.