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School Hours for Students

Riverside ESC and Riverside PS are conducting a trial of new school hours in Term 1 of 2023. The daily school program is as follows:

08:15 Earliest arrival time - students supervised in  undercover area until 8:30
08:30 All classrooms and play areas accessible to students
08:40 Classes commence for the day
10:40 - 11:00 Morning Recess
01:10 - 01:40 Lunch Recess
03:00 Classes finish

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.

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 Perm-A-Pleat, Unit 2, 76 Reserve Drive, Mandurah. Order online or drop in to the shop.

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Canteen - the "Snack Shack"

Canteen food traffic lightsThe School Canteen, the "Snack Shack", is a P&C-operated school service that offers a variety of lunch and snack foods for students. Orders can be placed at the canteen before school, or online up to 28 days in advance at www.quickcliq.com.au. Both at-school and online orders close 9 AM each day.

Please send your child with the correct lunch money for their order.

Riverside schools use the traffic light system for food categorisation: Amber for 'select with care' and Green for 'enjoy and eat lots'. The canteen does not sell Red for 'less healthy choices - off the menu' products. (Image Source: Healthy Options WA: Food and Nutrition Policy for WA Health Services and Facilities)

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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%. EFT is available - speak to our office personnel. 

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Travel and Parking

Transport for students to and from Riverside ESC is determined by the specific needs of the student, with most children either coming by school bus or via family transportation. Very few are able to travel independently.

Families seeking to use the government-funded school bus service need to complete an application. Information is provided on our school bus webpage.

Like most schools, traffic at drop-off and pick-up times is hectic. Please exercise patience, using the parking zones in accordance with displayed signage.

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School Bus Services

SBS vehiclesSchool 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.

Applications can only be made online. Application closure dates apply, usually set well before the end of November in the year prior to enrolment.

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All enrolment inquiries are welcomed at 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.

Completing a Request to Enrol form is a prerequisite to submitting a completed Enrolment form. This will be considered by the Lead Psychologist of the School Psychology Service and approved by the Principal before an offer of placement can be made.

KINDERGARTEN AND PRE-PRIMARY ENROLMENTS ARE OPEN FOR 2023. WE RECOMMEND YOU INQUIRE NOW.  Start by phoning the school on 9583 2428 or dropping into our office during school office hours to arrange an appointment. Office hours are 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

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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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Managing Student Health Care (Medications)

Student safety and wellbeing are our highest priority. This sometimes include parents requesting staff to administer medication. We encourage parents to work in partnership and cooperate in providing the necessary health information and/or medication required. 

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Food Risk Management and COVID-19

During this period of evolving responses to the coronavirus pandemic, schools make their decisions about food management based on the available information (AHPPC Statement) and their assessment of risk. With regards food, AHPPC advice states: “Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the spread of COVID-19” by “not sharing food or drink”.

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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.

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.

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. Chaplains Lisa Ferraro and Jackie Creelman have established an effective and generous rapport with students and staff, contributing to individual, family-carer and community health and wellbeing.

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What's New

  • Mandurah Celebrates International Day of People with Disability

    The City of Mandurah invites you to come and celebrate the leadership and contribution of local people with disability and together build a more inclusive community. There is a wonderful program of events from November 30 right through to December 8.

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  • School Uniform - Extended Trading Hours This Summer

    The school uniform supplier Perm-a-Pleat has extended its trading hours to assist parents to purchase uniforms before the start of school on 31 January 2024.

    When you purchase your uniform, please specify you are from Riverside Education Support Centre. This will assist with better business management and support for the school, the P&C Association and families.

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  • Summary of 2023 School Parent Survey

    Riverside ESC takes part in the National School Opinion Survey every two years. Information gained is used to help make decisions on school direction and gauge school success. All families of enroled students are invited to take part in the survey, which is online and voluntary. The results of the 2023 are now available at Parent Surveys.

  • Inclusive Access to Mandurah's Christmas Experience

    The City of Mandurah's commitment to access and inclusion through the publication of Social Stories is opening up new opportunities for children with heightened sensitivities to participate in the forthcoming festive season. 

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