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School Hours for Students

For students, the daily school program is as follows:

TIME ACTIVITY
Morning
08:30 Students can enter the school
08:50 Classes commence for the day
10:50 - 11:10 Morning Recess
Afternoon
01:10 - 01:40 Lunch Recess
02:45 Kindy finishes
03:00 Pre-primary to Year 6 finishes
THURSDAY EXCEPTION - EARLY FINISH
02:30 All students finish at the same time

A LATE PASS must be collected from the office if children do not arrive on time.

The school premises are strictly out of bounds after school hours, during school holidays and over the weekends.

The school office opens 8:00 AM and closes 4:00 PM.

Chaplaincy - Pastoral Care

In 2017 RESC joined the Youth-Care Chaplaincy Program as a pastoral care initiative for students, families & staff. The program has been a resounding success. Lisa Ferraro (Chaplain) has established an effective and generous rapport with students and staff, contributing to individual, family-carer and community health and wellbeing.

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Voluntary School Contribution

Each year, families and carers are invited to pay a voluntary contribution that is used to acquire additional classroom resources. While it is a choice to pay, the higher the number of contributions received the more effectively can the acquisition program benefit all our students. We seek your support to raise the participation level to 100%.

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Enrolment and Immunisation

From 22 July 2019, Section 141D of the Public Health Act 2016 requires schools to only enrol a Kindergarten student who provides acceptable evidence of immunisation status, or who is eligible to enrol as an exempt child because of particular family circumstances.  The revised policy also makes provision for the recording of immunisation and Medicare information for all K-12 students.

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Term Planner

The Term Planner is developed and published at the commencement of each term and is subject to change. To stay fully informed, please check other communications from the school including the newsletter, the webpage Important Dates and the online school diary (on the homepage).

A pdf version of the Term 4 calendar can be downloaded and printed by clicking here

Post-Primary Pathways

Riverside ESC has established relationships with the following schools that enable a highly-supported transition program for students moving on to year 7 and beyond. Transition is an important and successful component on your child's learning journey, building a bridge from the safety and familiarity of well established relationships at Riverside to the unknown of high school.

The following supporting information has been made available from one or more of the above schools:

Within available resources, transition to other schools is also supported to the fullest extent possible.

When your child reaches Year 6, be sure to let the Deputy Principal or your child's teacher know as soon as possible of your preferred high school destination so that the appropriate measures and assistance can be provided.

Enrolment

All enrolment inquiries are welcomed by Riverside Education Support Centre. The first step toward enrolment is to make an appointment to discuss your child's match to entry criteria with the Principal. Enrolment is conditional upon meeting the requirements of the W.A. Department of Education.

Start by contacting the school on 9534 0328, during school office hours to arrange an appointment. Office hours are 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

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Canteen

The School Canteen is a P&C-operated school service thats offers a variety of lunch and snack foods for students. A canteen menu is sent home with school notices at the commencement of each school term. Please send your child with the correct lunch money for their order.

The schools use the traffic light system for food categorisation: Red for 'off the menu', Amber for 'select with care' and Green for 'enjoy and eat lots'.

Orders can be placed at the canteen before school, or online up to 28 days in advance at www.quickcliq.com.au. Online orders will be accepted up to 9:30 AM on the day required.

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School Bus Services

School Bus Services (SBS) is responsible for providing students with special needs access to free transport assistance to and from school on contracted ‘orange’ school buses.

These services are critical to ensure that students are able to attend school. Education Support South is the zone that includes students of Riverside ESC.

To apply for school bus services please click here: School Bus - Applications for Assistance

Parents and Carers of students that will moving address during the school summer holidays will need to submit a new bus application. Closure dates apply.

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Student Absenteeism and Illness

The School Education Act requires that all school age (6 - 17 years) children attend school each day of the school year.

Parents/carers are required to notify the school if their child will be absent or late prior to the commencement of the school day (8:50 am).

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School Uniform

Riverside Education Support Centre and Riverside Primary School share the same uniform. Students who attend Riverside ESC are expected to wear the uniform in accordance with the Riverside Primary Schools' Student Dress Policy.

The uniform is available for purchase from Hot Klobba Clothing, 104 Park Road, Mandurah. Order online or drop in to the shop. For parents and carers unable to visit Hot Klobba, see the offer of assistance below from the P&C.

A new polo shirt has been approved; it will be introduced for the start of Term 3, 2020. Both the old and new uniform polos may be worn for the remainder of 2020 before switching entirely to the new polo for the start of the 2021 school year.

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What's New

  • COVID-19 Update - Gates Open for Parents and Carers

    As WA continues to demonstrate success with the management of COVID-19, the State Government has authorised a relaxing of certain restrictions from today, some of which apply to our school. We welcome the opportunity to reconnect face-to-face with parents and carers, while staying mindful that the virus is not eradicated but well managed. Sound health and hygience practices must continue.

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  • Parent Session: Understanding and Managing Children's Anxiety

    Rockingham's KEYS (Kwinana Early Years Service), formed to deliver an integrated range of early years (0-12) services that will empower parents, carers and children to achieve positive life outcomes, will provide a free information session for parents and carers with children up to 12 years of age. By participating in this session, parents and guardians will be equipped to better support their children through anxious times.

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  • Noongar Season of Makuru

    There is much to learn about how our local environment responds to the changing seasons by learning more about the Noongar people's seasonal calendar. Their information is derived from the accumulated experience of more than 45,000 years of continuous living in Australia's south west. During June and July we journey through the Season of Makuru.

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  • Canteen Menu Update

    The Canteen Winter Menu (pdf file) is now online.

    For more details about the Canteen, click here.