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Mil Lel Primary School

Phone (+61 8) 8725 5883, Fax(+61 8) 8725 0802
PO Box 8124, Mt Gambier East, 5291 dl.0265.info@schools.sa.edu.au

Information

Term Dates

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4
201730 Jan - 13 Apr1 May - 7 Jul 24 Jul - 29 Sep16 Oct - 15 Dec
201829 Jan - 13 Apr30 Apr - 6 Jul23 Jul - 28 Sep15 Oct - 14 Dec

School Hours

Start of the day8:55am
Recess10:40-11:00am
Lunch eating12:30pm
Play time12:40-1:20pm
Afternoon recess2:20-2:35pm
End of the day3:30pm

Curriculum

In 2010 Australian Schools began the implementation of a National Curriculum.

Prior to this all states and territories were responsible for developing their own Curricula (in South Australia, this is SACSA). The development of the Australian Curriculum represents a commitment by all Australian states and territories to work together to develop a world-class curriculum for all young Australians.

Our school is following the timeline below for the implementation of subjects described in the Australian Curriculum:

Learning AreaImplementation Year
Mathematics2012
Science2012
English2013
Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business)2014
The Arts (Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Media Arts)2015
Health and Physical Education2016
Technologies (Digital Technologies, Design and Technologies)2016
Languages (French)2015

As the above subjects are phased in, these learning areas will replace the current SACSA subjects that are being taught.

For more information regarding the Australian Curriculum please visit the ACARA website.

Assessment Procedures and Reporting

Term 1

Acquaintance Night
Parent/Teacher interviews

Term 2

Mid year reports

Term 3

NAPLAN
Parent/Teacher interviews

Term 4

End of year reports

Extra Curricular Activities

Many opportunities exist for students to participate in extra-curricular activities at Mil Lel.

Sport

The school participates in 2 sports days in term 1; our own Internal Sports Day and then a few weeks afterwards, we join with 6 other small schools to compete in the Small Schools District Sports Day which is held at Blue Lake Sports Park. Students in Yr 3-5 are able to participate in out of school hours sports which include T-Ball, Football, Netball, Soccer and Hockey. Our school is also an Auskick Centre. Upper Primary students have the opportunity to participate in various carnivals during the year and can choose to try out for various SAPSASA teams also.

Performing Arts

We encourage participation in the Mt Gambier Eisteddfod and have students involved in a number of categories such as public speaking, music and debating.

Music Tuition is also available through private tutors in piano, singing and guitar. Parents pay for the lessons and the tuition occurs in school time (normally a 30 min lesson). Students in Years 5, 6 and 7 also have the opportunity to participate in Choir. This involves our students joining with other schools to form a choir which performs at the South East Music Festival.

Camps

Students in Year 6 and 7 participate in a week long camp to Canberra every 2 years. They join with students from neighboring schools and travel by bus to their destination.

On alternate years, we have a school camp which is held over 2 nights/3 days. Destinations have included The Grampians and Port Fairy.

Jump Rope For Heart Demonstration Team

Students in the Upper Primary are able to try out to be a member of the school's skipping demonstration team. Each year they travel to various schools to support and promote other schools' involvement in a Jump Rope For Heart Day which raises money for the Heart Foundation.

Christmas Pageant

Every 2 years our school participates in the Mt Gambier Christmas Parade. This is a fantastic community event and students look forward to this opportunity.

Student Welfare Worker

Our school has a Student Welfare Worker who works 7 hours per week. They have a background in Social Work and their role is aimed at supporting and promoting student wellbeing at our school. Examples of the Student Welfare Worker's include managing SRC meetings, organising SRC fundraisers, running lunch time activities for students and helping with various class activities. If needed, they also act as a support person to assist students with personal/social needs where appropriate. Student involvement with the Student Welfare Worker is voluntary and parents are able to request their child not engage with the Student Welfare Worker if they desire.

School Uniform

While school uniforms are not compulsory they are a smart and inexpensive way of dressing students. We encourage the wearing of school uniforms. The following is the description of our school uniform:

Girls' winter uniform:

Bottle green skirt OR pants
Green OR gold skivvy OR shirt
Green OR white socks OR tights

Girls' summer uniform:

Green and white check dress, skirt, OR bottle green shorts.
Green, white OR gold Polo top
White socks

Boys' uniform:

Grey OR green trousers OR shorts
Grey shirt
Green OR gold Polo top OR skivvy
Grey socks

All Students:

Green windcheater OR green jumper
(Yellow silk-screened logo can be applied - 2 sizes only).

Building and Grounds

The main Administration and Library building was opened in 1940 with the new admin addition in 1994. In 2011 4 new classroom areas were constructed under the BER project. All buildings have reverse cycled air conditioning. The school has lawn areas, playground equipment and a vegetable garden. A large shelter provides an undercover play area.

Governing Council and Parent Club

Governing Council is jointly responsible for the governance of the school with the principal. It is made up of elected parent representatives, a staff representative and the principal. Parents who are elected at the AGM hold office for 2 years. Council meetings are held twice a term. Sub-committee meetings are also held.

Parent Club is made up of interested parents who support school community needs. They take a lead in organising fundraising activities, special lunch orders and social events. They also assist with school uniform supplies. Parent Club meet twice a term.

Other Communication

Download File Size File Type
School Map 29 KB Adobe PDF
School Context Statement 249 KB Adobe PDF
School Annual Report 2016 241 KB Adobe PDF
Site Improvement Plan 79 KB Adobe PDF
External School Review 2017 4420 KB Adobe PDF
Operational Plan 504 KB Adobe PDF
Attendance Policy 541 KB Adobe PDF
Bullying Policy 116 KB Adobe PDF
External Fire Policy 116 KB Adobe PDF
Volunteer Policy 116 KB Adobe PDF
Parent guide to raising a concern or complaint brochure 1.20 MB Adobe PDF
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