Parent Information


 If a child is absent from school, parents are asked to telephone the school office on 9547-1146 or add to Compass by 10.00 a.m. giving the reason. 

It is vital that your child attends school on all school days and is on time for school. Regular attendance is essential to make sure learning is not disrupted. Regular learning provides building blocks for the future. Attending school helps children to develop important social skills, such as friendship building, teamwork, communication skills and a healthy self-esteem. Please do not allow your child to stay at home for minor reasons. For example, a personal shopping trip or to celebrate a birthday.

Your child is not expected to attend school if they are sick or injured and in some circumstances when a genuine, acceptable reason for the absence is given.

See the pdf below for the list of illnesses/diseases that exclude a child from attending school.

Exclusion Diseases List

Further information is available from the Department of Human Services website.

Contact phone number:
9547 1146


Our canteen operates through Classroom Cuisine and provides lunches Monday, Wednesday, Thursday to Friday  (Canteen does not operate on Tuesday).

A current menu/price list can be accessed here: menu

Please note orders must be placed via the website for current day delivery up until 8:30am that morning: order here 


School Assembly is held each Friday afternoon in the hall from 2:45pm. Each week individual and group achievements are recognised. Parents are welcome to attend


Please be aware of street parking restriction signs as fines are imposed by council for non adherence to signage.

Parking is prohibited within the confines of the School Crossing while the flags are in position. The flags are displayed during those times when children might have cause to use the crossing. Please encourage your child to use the crossing correctly and set an example by not “dropping off” or “picking up” your child within the “NO STANDING” area.

Because of the obvious dangers, particularly for smaller children, parents must not drop off, or pick up their children from the STAFF CAR PARKS at the front and rear of the school either before or after school.

Parental Payment Arrangements
Bell Times
  • 8:52 a.m- Music indicates students should get a drink and go to the toilet if needed before heading to the classroom
  • 8:55 a.m- Students should be in their classrooms and getting organised for the day
  • 9:00 a.m- Roll call, session 1
  • 9:50 a.m- Session 2
  • 10:40 a.m- Session 3
  • 11:30 a.m- Lunch (students eat lunch in classrooms)
  • 11:40 a.m- Lunch, students go outside
  • 12:20 p.m- Sessions 4 
  • 1:10 p.m- Session 5
  • 2:00 p.m Recess/Snack time
  • 2:40 p.m Session 6
  • 3:30 p.m – Dismissal

Please note: Teachers are on yard duty for 15 minutes before and after school as well as during our lunch and recess times.

Camp Australia- Before and After school care -OSHC

Camp Australia – Guiding Children’s Growth

We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program.

Camp Australia programs are centred on child enrichment, while ensuring a reliable, engaging, and hassle-free OSHC service at our school. Their engaged educators foster a safe, inclusive environment where children can relax, have fun, and grow.

Your OSHC – OSHC that inspires

At Your OSHC by Camp Australia, every before school, after school and pupil free day program is tailored to the likes and interests of each child in service. Camp Australia’s educators design enriching experiences to inspire your children’s confidence, independence, and imagination. In any one week, they could be participating in science experiments, active play, creative expression and more – they believe in learning through experience so that each child can grow.

Click here to find out more about Camp Australia’s program at your school, including hours of operation and fees. To attend care, you must register your child. Register now for free.



The Uniform Shop is run by A Plus Schoolwear opens before school every Tuesday afternoon 3-4pm  during the term and supplies the official uniform of the school.

Payments can be made by Cash/Mastercard/Visa at the shop, online or via an order which can be placed at the office.

To make a purchase via the order form download the Order form and either place the order at the Office or Order online

The uniform at Albany Rise Primary is navy blue and jade green. Students are encouraged to wear black school shoes or runners (if they have PE lessons that day)

For more information on our Uniform Policy: ARPS Uniform Policy

BYOD Bring Your Own Device

At Albany Rise Primary School, students in Years 4,5 and 6 have the opportunity to bring their own Laptop to school each day, rather than using the school leased, older devices. In 2020, we first introduced the BYOD program to the school, with support from JB solutions (see attached information). The laptops provided through the JB Solutions purchasing process are school ready and have the required specifications for use in a school setting.

Albany Rise Primary School we have the capacity to allow students to bring alternate student laptop brands to school as part of the BYOD program, provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Processor must be at least Celeron 2GHz or faster
  • The device must have at least 4GB of RAM
  • The hard drive must be at least 128GB
  • The device must have a physical keyboard
  • The screen must be at least 11.6 inches
  • The device must be running Windows (the school cannot support Apple devices)
  • The device must be in a carry bag
  • The device must be named (eg. sticky label with name on top/bottom cover of device)

If students are bringing an alternate device to school, the device will be registered against the school ICT asset management system for school tracking purposes.

The School technician will connect the device to the school internet/ WIFI and will add access to the Department of Education ‘Microsoft Office Suite’ of products.

The school technician cannot fix any hardware issues with laptops but can provide advice.

Charging of student owned devices is not permitted at school. This is due to OHS issues of Laptop charging cords. Students should be careful of purchasing their own device to ensure the battery life of the device is sufficient to last the whole day.

Albany Rise Primary School has a BYOD User Agreement that has been approved by School Council. Students who bring devices to and from school, MUST adhere to the school agreement and to the ARPS Acceptable Use Agreement. A copy of the BYOD User Agreement is attached. Students who are in breach of the agreement at any time, may not be allowed to continue to bring their own device to school for safety and wellbeing reasons.

Parent Support

 Our Primary Welfare Officer also has many resources to assist you with any parenting concerns. Visit Wellbeing and Engagement to find out more about ourPrimary  Welfare Officer. To make an appointment, please call our school to arrange a time.

Parents may also call Parentline on 1300 30 1300 or visit their website:


Illness/Injury Whilst your Child is at School

If your child becomes ill or is injured at school, we attend to the child, then if deemed necessary we then refer to the information provided on your child’s Confidential Information Form to contact you or the emergency number. It is the parent’s responsibility to supply the school with current information about their child’s health and emergency contacts for their child. Any changes to this information should be given immediately to the school office as soon as possible to ensure no unnecessary distress is caused in an emergency.

If your child has any type of injury to the head you will be contacted just to explain the situation. This does not automatically mean that you will need to pick your child up from school. It will just mean that you will be informed and after discussion with the teacher you will then be able to decide on what course of action would be most appropriate.

Please inform the office of any medical conditions your child may suffer from i.e.anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or allergies. An Asthma Plan which is designed in consultation with your doctor is required if your child has asthma. If your child requires a puffer for asthma, please ensure that it is kept with them and that it contains the appropriate medication, as outlined in your child’s individual Asthma Management Plan. Similarly, an Allergy Management Plan is required for children with allergies.

Any medication required by your child should be clearly labelled with name and dosage and handed to Mrs Wilson in the Office who will be responsible for its dispensing.