FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

2021 Victorian School Holidays and Term Dates

Term 1   1 February* to 1 April - (End of Term 2.30pm Finish)

Term 2  19 April to 25 June - (End of Term 2.30pm Finish)

Term 3  12 July to 17 September - (End of Term 2.30pm Finish)

Term 4  4 October to 17 December - (End of Term 1.30pm Finish)

*Students first day of school in 2021 is Monday February 1 at 9am (classrooms open at 8h45am)

  Prep students' first day of school in 2021 is Friday February 5.

2022 Victorian School Holidays and Term Dates

Term 1   28 January* to 8 April - (End of Term 2.30pm Finish)

Term 2   26 April to 24 June - (End of Term 2.30pm Finish)

Term 3  11 July to 16 September - (End of Term 2.30pm Finish)

Term 4  3 October to 20 December - (End of Term 1.30pm Finish)

*The school year begins with curriculum days for the staff.  The students' first day of school in 2022 is tbc.

YOUR CHILD'S NEEDS AT SCHOOL

Uniform

Caulfield Junior College has a compulsory school uniform.  The School Council has a policy that all students must wear school uniform. Wearing school uniform assists in developing the culture of the school, unified identity and maintaining a good public image. School uniform is also cost effective and our supplier is PSW in Ormond.  All uniforms have the school logo and are for both girls and boys. School hats can be purchased from the office, throughout the school year.

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Footwear

Students need to wear shoes that will allow them to run and participate in sport activities. Shoes that are non slip and protect the ends of toes from stubbing need to be worn.  Leather school shoes or sneakers are preferred items of footwear. 

Thongs, open toed sandles or shoes without ankle support are not appropriate school footwear. 

 

Hair

For safety reasons and to prevent headlice infestation it is recommended that below collar length hair is tied back. It also can be difficult and distracting to work or participate in sport when hair interferes with vision.

 

School Bag  

A school bag that is large enough to fit take home books, lunch, water bottle and other items of interest that your student wishes to bring is an essential item. A note of caution: choose a school bag that is a suitable size for your child. Bags need to be large enough to fit an A3 size book and a lunch box. Caulfield Junior College bags are available for purchase from PSW. 

 

Special Circumstances

A change of underclothes for those students who may still have the occasional "accident" should be sent to school and kept in a side pocket of their school bag. However, if a change of clothes can not be found in the bag, the school nurse has spares which are labelled ‘CJC’. We ask that these be washed and returned to school the next day.

 

Hats and Sunscreen

Caulfield Junior College is a Sun Smart School, we recommend wearing a protective sun hat and applying sunscreen from August 15 to April 30.  Hats are compulsory in term 1 and 4.  School hats can be purchased from the school office and PSW.  It is suggested that sunscreen is applied at home prior to arrival at school. Students are permitted to apply sunscreen throughout the day when supplied by parents. Teachers are not able to apply sunscreen to students but will remind the students to put the sunscreen on before each play time. 

 

Art Smock 

An art smock is preferred for use during art/craft activities to protect clothing. Remember many of the materials used in these sessions cannot be removed from clothing eg: food dyes and some paints. A plastic art smock may be purchased from PSW. Keep it in your child’s bag all the time as the teacher may do art activities in the classroom and it is useful to have it easily accessible.

 

Library Bag

For new students a vinyl satchel/library bag is on the Student Learning Requirements. This satchel is also used for take home readers and is available throught the school office for $10.00. This sturdy bag will last your student until Year 6. 

 

Swimming Gear

As part of its comprehensive sports programme, Caulfield Junior College offers an intensive water familiarisation and swimming programme. On days when this programme is running, students will need to bring swimmers, cap, goggles and a towel to school in a bag. It is also useful for students to wear the swimmers under their uniforms on the day to save time, and to pack a plastic bag to put wet swimmers in at the end of the session. Swimming bags and swimming caps featuring the Caulfield Junior College logo can be purchased from the school office.

Please label all personal belongings such as clothing, lunch boxes, drink bottles and school bags. Ensure your child knows where the item is labelled

PARENTS COMMITTEE

CJC’s Parents Committee (PC) is your opportunity to become involved in your child's school, help build our community, improve school facilities and act as a positive role model for your children.

 

Although all parents have the opportunity throughout the year to volunteer and submit ideas to the PC, it is primarily run by a core group of volunteers that meet regularly to plan socialising and fundraising events as well as run some important services at CJC.

Please click here to find out about the parent committee.

- You can contact the PC at : cjcparentscommittee@gmail.com

 

ABSENCES, LATE ARRIVALS AND 
EARLY DEPARTURES

Absences

Parents and guardians can access the Parent Portal through Compass. From the Student Profile of your child, click on the 'Attendance' tab. Choose from a list of attendance explanations, add absence notes (past and future). Please enter your child’s absence before the beginning of the school day (9am). 

 

However, if your child is marked as “unexplained absence” on the morning roll and you haven’t entered an explanation, you will receive a text on your mobile phone AT approximately 10.15am prompting you to login to Compass and justify your child’s absence. 

 

If you think that your child is at school and you receive a text message reporting an absence, please contact the school office immediately on (03) 9509 6872.

 

Late Arrivals and Early Departures

A kiosk, which is linked to Compass is set up at the office window to electronically sign your child:

  • In when they arrive after 9am

  • Out when they depart prior to 3.30pm

 

Please note that in compliance with the Department of Education and Training Victoria, a parent or guardian must be present to sign the students in and out as it is our duty of care to ensure that the students do not enter or leave the school grounds unaccompanied during school hours.

 

If you have any query regarding this procedure, please call the school office on

(03) 9509 6872.

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AFTER SCHOOL CARE

TeamKids

TeamKids are the leading provider in outside school hours care, providing programs for children all over Australia, including school holiday care in Melbourne, (Victoria) Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

They understand that juggling work/life commitments can be a challenge when you have a family, which is why they are passionate about what they do. They are confident that parent's won’t find out of school care in Australia that ticks all the boxes in the way that TeamKids do - and that’s a promise.

Whether Parents/Guardians are looking for before or after school care in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or the Gold Coast, all of our programs are led by a full time Director of Service, who is teacher-qualified or equivalent. This delivery model ensures Parents and Guardians have a professional who is dedicated and focused on providing the best possible educational experiences and outcomes to before and after school care services.

TeamKids holiday programs are conveniently located at local schools, with extended hours to help families juggle work and home. We believe that school holiday care should be centred around activities and adventures that children genuinely enjoy, which is why our specialist team focus on creating school holiday care that includes incursions, excursions and in-house activities. Inclusive of a broad range of exciting activities such as cooking, bubble soccer, trampoline parks, epic excursions, super sports days, giant laser tag, art attack, coding, construction, maker days, STEM days, robotics and so much more, our focus is on fun.

For more information and for bookings please click here

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Our school provides a variety of extracurricular activities that enhance the academic, social and emotional, musical and sporting opportunities for your child.

 

Please click on the logos below to find out more about these activities:

Hebrew Program

EMF - French/English After-School Activities

Sportwise

Junior Rockers

Australian Girl's Choir

Creative Music

TopTen Tennis Academy

Victoria's Piano Lessons