Our school newsletter is produced electronically with school and class news, incorporating digital images, videos and presentations. The newsletter is emailed as a link to families or a printed copy is sent home each fortnight on a Wednesday (Week 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).
Newsletters can also be accessed electronically on the Newsletter page of our website and on our Facebook page.
We encourage our families to contribute and share in the education of their children. Essential information for parents is outlined on this page.
Our school newsletter is produced electronically with school and class news, incorporating digital images, videos and presentations. The newsletter is emailed as a link to families or a printed copy is sent home each fortnight on a Wednesday (Week 1, 3, 5, 7, 9). Newsletters can also be accessed electronically on the
The school day commences at 8:55 am. The music, ‘time to move it, move it’ is played to signal children to move to class before school, recess, and lunch. The school day ends at 3.15 pm.
|8:52 am||Music, ‘move it, move it’ plays, students and staff walk to classrooms|
|8:55 am||School begins|
|10:45 am – 11:10 am||RECESS|
|11:10 am||Lesson resume|
|1:00 pm – 1:35 pm||LUNCH|
|1:35 pm||Lessons resume|
|3:15 pm||Schools ends|
School fees are set each year by the Governing Council in consultation with the Principal. School fees include all stationery, access to school performances, and all school activities but not extracurricular school activities, such as swimming, camps, excursions, school photos and year book. Installment plans are available.
Parent involvement is greatly valued and actively encouraged in the following ways:
- Attending school open days and parent information evening sessions
- Attending school activities, special events, assemblies and concerts
- Volunteering in classrooms
- Governing Council and sub committee involvement
A Governing Council is the body that governs a school and works with the Principal to help set and monitor the school’s direction.
There are a number of elected roles on the Clare Primary School Governing Council including:
These are elected each year after the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
A number of committees operate at our school, including, Fundraising, Canteen and OSHC.
The Fundraising Committee is particularly active running a number of events each year raising funds for school ground improvements. Past initiatives have included new playground equipment, refrigerated and filtered drink fountains, sporting facilities and STEM equipment.
Clare Primary School is classified by The Department for Education as being located in a high bushfire risk area. On forecast Catastrophic Bushfire weather days in the Mid North region, the school and OSHC is closed and school buses and taxis will not run. Parents and carers will need to make alternate arrangements for their children on these days.
Clare Primary School offers a school canteen service, which opens every Thursday and Friday. A Governing Council employed Canteen Manager runs the service.
Available are a selection of healthy, freshly prepared snacks and lunch options.
Performances and Excursions
All students attend school-wide performances every year at no additional cost to parents. In the past, performances have included visiting bands and performers, attending plays, circus skills, NaturePlay SA incursions, Wheelienet and Bookweek.
Students participate in local excursions within the Mid North area. These excursions incorporate learning activities and opportunities as well as support in-class learning focuses. They also help students forge links with local community groups and attractions.
Sporting Schools SA
All eligible students are provided opportunities to participate in local, district and state sport carnivals in individual and team sports including; football, netball, soccer, golf, athletics, cross country, hockey, basketball and golf.
In 2022, Clare Primary School launched its involvement with the Children’s University program for students in Year 3-6, creating opportunities for students to extend their learning and explore areas of interest outside of school activities.