Frequently Asked Questions
What are the term dates for Primary & Secondary School in Western Australia?
Term dates can be found on the Department of Education website at https://www.education.wa.edu.au/future-term-dates
When are school assemblies held?
Formal assemblies are held once a week in the undercover area on Friday at 8.45am. They are hosted on a roster basis by a class, and parents are encouraged to attend. Due to the size of our student population, the school classes are divided into two groups. Students will attend one assembly per fortnight.
In-house school assemblies are held every third Wednesday at 1.45pm. These are held for the purpose of disseminating information to students only and are not designated community assemblies.
Assemblies are held in the under cover area.
Can my child ride their bike/skateboard/scooter to and from school?
Whilst every precaution is taken, we cannot accept responsibility for the security of bicycles, skateboards or scooters at school. Children riding to school should ensure that their mode of transport and helmet are secured with a padlock and chain in the bike racks.
In the interests of safety, bikes, skateboards, scooters and ripsticks are not to be ridden in the school grounds.
Can I request that my child be placed with a certain teacher?
Class groupings are formed before the allocation of a teacher, as all teachers should have a sufficient skill set and practices to teach any class in a particular year level. Therefore, at Ashdale PS, we do not ask parents/caregivers to request particular teachers or friendship groups. This extends into the early years as well, as every opportunity should be provided for children to develop the skills to meet new friends and sustain new relationships.
For more information on class placement and on composite/split classes please refer to the information at https://ashdaleps.schoolzineplus.com/class-placement
How do I collect my child early from school?
Students who are collected early from school by their parents/guardians are to remain in their class until an pink slip is handed to the teacher. To obtain a pink slip the parent/guardian must sign the child out at the front office. Children will only be released to authorised persons on their contact list.
Where do I purchase my child's school uniform?
Uniform items including the compulsory school hat can be purchased from Wanneroo Uniforms located at Unit 1 / 16 Prindiville Drive, Wangara.
Do I have to notify the school if my child has an infectious disease?
The school needs to be notified of any confirmed case of an infectious disease. Students are required to be absent from school for the duration of any infectious period.
The following infections require children to be excluded: Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, School Sores, Conjunctivitis and Whooping Cough. Further details and Health Department guidelines on the exclusion from school for specific infections are available at https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Communicable-disease-guidelines.
My child has head lice, can they attend school?
Parents are advised that should their child be found to have live head lice during the school day they may be asked to collect their child. Children may return to school once treatment has occurred and there are no remaining live lice.
What is Connect?
Connect is the Education Department online platform that allows three-way communication between school, parents, and students. To access Connect, parents will be provided with a username and initial. Internet access is required on a computer, tablet or smart phone. It is important that if you change your email address you let the office know as this will ensure 24/7 Connect access.
When you login you will be able to view: notices across all of your child’s classes, your child’s attendance and semester reports.
Where can I find lost property?
All lost property is stored in a wooden box located inside Revolution Learning Block (LB3).
Where can I purchase a library bag?
Ashdale library bags can be purchased from the library.