School A-Z Information

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Canteen

The School Canteen is run by a sub committee of the P&C for the purpose of providing healthy and nutritional food for students at the school. The Canteen is open at recess and lunch time Wednesday- Friday each week. Canteen price lists are published in the school newsletter or are available from the Canteen or Front Office upon request. The current Canteen Price List is available here: Canteen page. The School Canteen Manager is employed by the P&C. The viability of the School Canteen relies on parents volunteering their time to assist the Canteen Manager. Whilst we ask for a commitment of one day per month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm - any amount of time, no matter how limited or infrequent, would be helpful. The Manager would be pleased to organise times to suit the particular needs of parents and this can be arranged either by phoning the Canteen or calling in. You are most welcome to call in at the Canteen during the first weeks of term, to see how it operates and have a cup of coffee.

Canteen prices are kept to a minimum, consistent with covering costs. The Canteen is not run as a profit making enterprise but in the event we do make profits they are utilised by the P&C to assist in improving the facilities for our children.


Change of Contact Numbers

Contact numbers and addresses need to be kept up to date with the Business Manager. Children can be distressed unnecessarily when sickness or illness occurs and the contact number is out of date.


Class Groups

The school is designed for one-teacher classrooms as well as team teaching in flexible spaces. From 2002 a double unit transportable classroom has supplemented existing classrooms. This provides additional flexibility for class groupings. There is considerable interaction between classes at all year levels and throughout the school. Flexible learning areas, e.g. the Hall, AV room, and Gym are used to support this interaction. As students develop at different stages, flexible groupings are constructed to maximise opportunities and target specific learning outcomes. Teachers differentiate both content and process to cater for individual student needs.


Community Partnership

We certainly regard our relationship with families as a partnership in which school and home share responsibility for children's learning. When this partnership is extended to include the larger community, the benefits are greater yet. Perhaps most important is that when responsibility for children's learning is shared by the school, home and community, children have more opportunities for meaningful, engaged learning. Students are able to see the connection between the curriculum in the school and the skills that are required in the real world. Please contact the Principal if you think your business or organisation could make a contribution.


Cross Age Tutoring

A Cross-Age-Tutoring Program operates at Aranda with the pairing of older and younger classes to reinforce learning in early literacy. Senior students are trained for this role.