All parents and carers of children attending the school are deemed to be members of the Parents and Citizens Association. Parents and Citizens Association meetings are held on the first Monday of each month with dates announced in the school newsletter. The Association aims to provide a forum to discuss any matters relating to the welfare of students in particular, and the school community in general. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in discussion and decision-making.
The P&C Association organises major fundraising events throughout the year. Parental input is essential for the success of these events. All monies raised go to the school to benefit the children through new equipment, resources and special programs.
The P&C Association operates the canteen, uniform shop, school banking and fitness program. Managed by small sub-committees these operations rely on parent volunteers. Parent involvement in any way is much needed, encouraged and appreciated. With the support of all parents, the Association makes a distinct and positive contribution to the development of our school community.
Students are supervised by a number of staff in the playground at Break 1 from 11.00 –11.40 am and Break 2 from 1.10 – 1.50pm. Teachers on playground duty wear brightly coloured fluoro tops so that students can easily find them.
A teacher is on duty from 8.35am – 9.00am to provide assistance to students if needed. Students should not be on the school grounds before 8.35am and are not permitted on playground equipment before school. Students assemble in class lines on the basketball court at 8.57am for daily announcements.
After school students may go on playground equipment if under direct supervision of a parent or carer.
Children who turn 4 years of age by 30 April in the school year are eligible to commence preschool at the beginning of the school year. Preschool enrolments commence on the first day of Term 2, in the year prior to preschool. All preschool enrolments are completed online on the Education and Training Directorate website.
Mount Rogers Primary has three preschool sites located in Melba, Spence and Flynn. Parents may nominate their preferred preschool site, however placement is at the discretion of the principal based on the needs of the school. Children who attended one of Mount Rogers' preschools – Melba, Spence or Flynn are automatically enrolled into kindergarten. Evidence of date of birth (birth certificate or passport), an immunisation status certificate and proof of residency (utilities bill or rental agreement) are required before children commence school. A parent interview with the preschool teacher will be scheduled early in the school year, however if there are any known medical conditions parents are requested to inform the teacher prior to commencement at preschool.
The aim of preschools is to create and maintain a warm, co-operative learning environment where staff, children and parents are engaged in developing cooperative relationships, and the abilities and skills of children to the fullest extent of their capabilities. The planned program introduces children to the world around them by learning through play, participation, exploration and experimentation.
Please contact the school if you require more information.