Clapham Primary School

2020 Newsletter

Term 3, Week 1

Welcome to Term 3

It was lovely to see our students on Monday and hear about their holidays and how they are now ready for their Term 3 learning.  On Monday I visited all classrooms and it was lovely to see students and teachers transition quickly back into learning.  One classroom was discussing the question/prompt, "What is better, school or holidays?"   Students shared their point of view and provided persuasive statements along with evidence for their reasoning.  Hearing each student share and justify their  point of view was a joy to observe.   I am delighted to share with you that the group of participants that believed "School is better than the holidays" was much larger!

This term auditioning, creating and practicing begins for the Production at the end of the term.  The Production Committee has been planning since the start of the year and are well prepared for the excitement and fun to come!

During the holiday period the new Security / Access system was installed.  I am very thankful to the Department for Education for their support of this project - installation and funding.  In 2019 The Department completed an inspection and review of our school  and determined the need for the upgrade.  The Roof Upgrade project is soon to go to tender and I am hopeful that this works will start and be completed in the next holidays.

We are looking forward to a wonderful term of learning.

Kind Regards

Jodie Kingham


SRC Disco - end of Term 2

A big thank you to our SRC members for organising and facilitating our end of term disco.  We raised over $800 for school fundraising!!  Thank you for your support.

After School Sports - Netball and Soccer

It is wonderful to see our Netball and Soccer Teams practicing on Thursday after school.  Our teams have their first games on this Saturday and we wish them luck!  Please see pictures from Netball practice.  A huge thank you to our coaches and team managers for your support and dedication to enable our students to have this opportunity!

Netball Practice

Collaboration with Mitcham Council, DPTI (Dept of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure) and Clapham Primary

Clapham Primary Facilities Sub-Committee has been collaborating with DPTI and Mitcham Council to improve the access to Clapham Primary for those students who walk, bike or scooter to school.  Please see pictures attached of upgrades completed by Mitcham Council to improve access. (Completed footpath works that link the school crossing via Mortlock to the path adjacent the oval near Bedford. As well as exit from the path onto O’Neil. Helping those students that live to the south of the school use the crossing and access the footpath on O’Neil.)

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) - Parent letter

Please see attached  parent / guardian letter providing information about NCCD.

NCCD Fact Sheet

Please see attached fact sheet providing information about NCCD.

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Parent Survey

Thank you to those who responded to our OSHC Parent Survey.  The survey was reviewed by the OSHC Advisory Sub-Committee today and has assisted with identifying what is working well (celebrating successes) and areas for improvement (plans established to support improvement).  Please see attached document - a collation of the survey responses.

Term 3 Planner 2020

Event dates for Term 3.

National Science Week

Please read attached document for further information.

ENROL NOW for 2021 Reception

Do you have a child who is due to begin Reception in January 2021 but you haven’t filled out and submitted an enrolment form yet?  We are now planning for 2021 so it’s really important that we have your child’s enrolment form as soon as possible. If you would like an enrolment pack please see Sam at the Front Office, call 8276 5633 or email Sam at . If you know of other families intending to enrol at Clapham Primary School please pass on this information.  We are getting many enrolments for Reception for next year and wish to share that we do not have a ‘cap/ cut-off’ for reception enrolments for 2021! 

Finance News


The Material & Services fee approved for 2020 is $410.00 and now overdue.

Payments can be made via Qkr, EFTPOS or cash.

Payment plans are available by contacting the finance office, either in person or via email at

School Card applications are able to be completed online at

Click on the Applications button and select School Card A, alternatively you can come into the front office and see Tracy or Gail to complete an application.  You will need your Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.  Applications for School Card need to be completed annually.

Thank you,

Tracy and Gail

Finance Team

Important Dates

30 July
Growth and Development Session (KidzBiz) for Years 5, 6 & 7
3 August
Governing Council 7pm
7 August
Assembly (no visitors)

Parking Control around Schools


Zanshin Freestyle Karate

Kids, Teens & Adults Self Defence. Learn to defend yourself, gain confidence and have fun.  Friendly atmosphere, qualified instructors.

First two lessons FREE

Clapham Primary School Gym

Every Tuesday

Kids 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Teens/Adults 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Phone Shihan Ant’z on 0422 331 388

We are training under Covid Safe practices.  All Instructors have undergone training in Covid Safe School Certification Program 2020