We warmly welcome you to visit our fabulous school where we can offer a friendly and comprehensive personal tour of our facilities, a chance to meet some of our staff, and to see our engaging programs in action. Simply contact the school to arrange a mutually suitable time – we'd love to see you.
Children who are to be admitted to school must have their fifth birthday on or before April 30th of the year of admission. An Immunisation Certificate, which can be obtained from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) Telephone - 1800 653 809 or your GP, Shire of Wellington, and a Birth Certificate, must be presented at time of enrolment. For detailed information about the school entry immunisation click here.
Enrolments can be made at any time of the year with restrictions only applying to the Pre-Foundation Program.
An Enrolment Form can be requested from the school office or downloaded by clicking here.
You can click here for information about how to help prepare your child for their first day of school.
Go to the Transition page for information about making the transition from Kindergarten to School.
We currently have a number of Defence Force families at our school. We welcome their active involvement in our school life and aim to make the transition of moving schools as smooth as possible for their children.
Once initial contact is made, our school endeavours to keep families fully informed through phone contact and emailing of relevant information. We will link you to a Defence Force parent who will act as the liaison person to welcome new Defence Force families to our school.
School Council has determined that the wearing of a school uniform at Guthridge Primary School is compulsory for all students. A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community and assists in developing pride in representing our school.
The Uniform Shop is a private business run by Gippsland Promotional Clothing. Uniform can be purchased from our School Hall on Fridays between 8:30am and 9:30am. Alternatively an order form can be collected from the Office.
Please note: skorts, skivvies, leggings and tights are definitely not part of our school uniform. The school jumper, jacket and polo shirt must have our logo.
In addition to their school uniform students also require the following items:
Guthridge Primary School Parents' Club supplies a school hat free of charge to all children starting Foundation Class. We request that all removable clothing and personal items be labelled clearly with your child’s name.
There is a lost property box kept in the main office. Unclaimed, unnamed articles will be redirected to the second-hand uniform shop.
As part of the School Health Program, lunches and play lunches are eaten either in the classroom or outside under supervision. The students have 10 minutes at recess and lunchtime to consume their food under supervision before going off to play. Please note that a healthy breakfast and morning play lunch will be needed as lunch does not begin until 1.00 p.m. Children are asked to bring along a piece of fruit or vegetable each day as "brain food". This is eaten at 12.00 p.m. Chocolate bars, chewing gum, lollies and soft drink are not to be brought to school as we actively encourage healthy eating. Water is the best drink and it's free!
Lunch orders can be placed each morning at school and delivered via our local shopkeeper at lunchtime. Parents will be given a price list early in the year.
It is essential that lunch boxes and drink bottles are clearly named.
Breakfast Club is organised by our Student Wellbeing Coordinator with the assistance of two Red Cross volunteers. It is available three mornings a week and is subsidised by Red Cross and School Council. Breakfast is provided at no charge and is available to all students to give them a healthy start to their day.
The provision of emergency contact details and student medical information forms a part of the student enrolment form. This includes asthma and allergy management plans. Please ensure all contact details are updated regularly. We strongly urge all families to download the Tiqbiz app onto their phones as this is the most efficient way for us to contact you in the event of a school emergency.
If there are any issues with custody of, or access to children, please inform the school at the time of enrolment. Copies of custody orders need to be seen by the Principal and filed at the school.
Under the Education Act 1958, instruction in all key learning areas is free to all students attending a state school. However, parents are expected to pay for student textbooks, requisites/stationery, materials for programs where the student consumes or takes possession of the finished articles, student computer printing above basic requirements, diaries, camps and excursions, extracurricular programs, swimming lessons etc. Parents/carers also have the option of paying for school fees in instalments. For further information, please contact the Office.
Families on low income may qualify for financial assistance through the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). You can discuss this matter with our Business Manager or find information about eligibility on the DET website by clicking here.