Parents enrolling their children at Newmerella Primary will find useful information on this page about the process of school enrolment and preparing their child for school.
The school may enrol a child if they turn five before the end of April. An admission form must be filled in to have a child enrolled. A copy of the child's Birth Certificate and an immunisation form must be presented to the school upon enrolment. Important details are on this admission form such as emergency contacts in case of illness/injury. Children from another school cannot be enrolled without a "transfer note" from their previous school.
To make it easier for parents, the school has provided for each student an Essential Education Pack as an alternative to student booklists where parents
usually purchase all the required resources themselves.
These packs are to be purchased from the office before the start of the school year and are then released to your child's classroom. Teachers will name all the items.
We have payments plans to assist parents which include Centrelink deductions , BPay or arranged regular deposits. The school does not request any Voluntary Contributions.
Wearing of school uniform is compulsory. The uniforms can be purchased at Donchi's DJ Clothing & Footwear in Orbost. Click here to see Donchi's Facebook page with a map showing the store location.
Notes are to be provided when students are out of uniform. School hats must be worn in Term 1 and Term 4 as part of our Sunsmart policy.
Children must have permission to travel by bus.Contact the Bus Co-ordinator at Orbost Secondary College on 51541084.
Children other than bus travellers may travel on the bus if prior permission is granted from the Secondary College. The Secondary College must have 24 hour written notice prior to a non bus student travelling on a particular bus. Children will always be placed on the bus unless a written note or telephone call is made to the contrary.
Click here to download the Bus Application Form
Click here to download the Casual Bus Application Form
Purchased lunch orders are available on Fridays only. Wally's Bakery in Orbost collect the orders from school and deliver the lunches prior to lunchtime.
A lunch menu and pricelist will be supplied at the start of the year. Orders are to be written on a paper bag with your child's name and grade, and money placed inside the bag.
A free fruit program is currently run for the children providing morning snacks each Friday. We also gladly appreciate any donations of fruit to assist with this program.
The school has a policy of promoting healthy eating habits. We ask for parental assistance by not suppling children with lollies, chewing gum, etc. whilst at school.