FAQ

FAQ Section

Why is the school called Tarwin Valley?

Tarwin Valley Primary School was created when Dumbalk PS and Meeniyan PS amalgamated in 1994. For the next 10 years both sites were operational until Dumbalk closed in 2004.

Can I please have another newsletter, note, permission slip?

These are always kept up to date under the Newsletter and Notes section of the website so you can simply print one off if you lose it.

What happens if students are absent?

Please lodge any absences on Compass. These may be done in advance or on the day. If you are
having issues with Compass or are unable to login you could contact the school to explain the
absence.

Can my child leave the school grounds during normal hours?

Children are not permitted to leave the school site without permission from the school or parent. A Leave Pass for outside appointments must be completed by a parent or nominated adult. These forms are available from the front office.

What happens if students are absent?

Please lodge any absences on Compass. These may be done in advance or on the day. If you are having issues with Compass or are unable to login you could contact the school to explain the absence.

What happens if parents and friends are at school during school hours?

All parents and community members visiting the school during normal hours of operation are required to sign the visitors’ book at the front office. 

What do I do if I want to help at school?

We love our volunteers and there are many different opportunities to help out at school. All staff members are more than happy to talk about these opportunities and will point you in the right direction if they don’t know. All volunteer helpers must have and produce a current Working with Children card.

What is the SMS Contact System?

Parents are advised to supply the school with a current mobile phone number. SMS contact is invaluable for many obvious reasons. If you change your mobile number, please notify the school.

Where can’t I park?

The staff car park and services car park on Geale Street are only available to vehicles with the appropriate permissions. Parking is restricted to either side of the Meeniyan Stadium where the school crossing can be safely accessed.

Can I come to see the school?

Of course! We are proud of our school and would love to show it to you. We invite you and your children to enjoy a School Tour. These tours are an opportunity to see our facilities and our classrooms in action and to talk with our student leaders and the Principal, Gene VanderZalm about the School’s programs and offerings. Student free School Tours are also available on request.

About notes :   For Compass generated notes please use Compass to print off a new note, these may be found under your student’s profile.