Frequently Asked Questions


How much are the fees?

 

A Resources Levy applies at Marong Primary School.  The amount is determined annually and communicated to parents at the start of the New Year.  Children will be supplied with a set allocation of all stationery supplies, paper, photocopying, and other supplies as deemed necessary such as ICT. Our current (2021) resources levy structure is $175 for our Foundation – grade 2 students and $195 for students in grades 3-6.

 

Payment can be made at the office, via EFT, direct credit to the schools bank account, (details can be provided from the office), or via our QKR app.

It is extremely important when paying into our bank account you reference your surname and what the money is for.

 

Where can I purchase the school uniform?

 

It is School Council policy that all children wear school uniform. Children should be dressed appropriately at all times.  All clothing should be marked clearly with the family name.

Our school uniform is:

  • black tracksuit pants/shorts
  • red t-shirt/polo top*
  • red windcheater *
  • red and white check dress

*T-shirts and windcheaters are available with the school logo printed on them.

Our school uniform can be purchased from school and we have a range readily available onsite. Please see Loretta in the school office to discuss your uniform requirements.

 

Does the school offer before and after school care?

 

Marong Primary School offers a registered Before & After School Care Program.  Bookings can be made via the office.  The program is registered by the Department of Community and Family Services and parents may be eligible for rebates.  Enrolment Forms are available from the school office or the Care Program Coordinator.  Parents must return a completed enrolment form to the school office before their child/children can attend their first session.

The service provides a large range of leisure activities to enjoy including cooking, arts and crafts, computers, games, videos, sports and quiet time.  The Before School program runs from 7:00am to 8:45am and the After School Program from 3.30pm to 6.00pm each week day and is also extended to Curriculum Days.  Care is charged per session.

 

What specialist programs does Marong PS offer?

 

Our specialist program currently consists of Visual Arts, STEM, and Chinese.

Our Foundation – grade 1 students are also visited fortnightly by the MARC (Mobile Area Resource Centre) Van. The children borrow books from the van as the teacher conducts a library session.

 

What technology do the children get to use and how often?

 

At Marong Primary School all students have access to laptops, iPads and the internet from Prep-6. We expect all students to be responsible digital citizens and all students and their parents are required to complete a Computer and Internet Use Protocol form. These are supplied with enrolment forms.

The children also develop coding skills through the use of Beebots, Sphero balls and a 3D printer which complement our technology/ STEM resources.

 

What are the grade structures for next year?

 

At Marong Primary School, it is often necessary to have composite classes.  Each child progresses at his/her individual level and rate. To support this, students have ongoing Individual Learning Plans with specific goals that are managed and implemented by their classroom teacher.

 

What behaviour processes are in place at Marong PS?

 

Marong PS uses School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) as the basis of its engagement policy. All staff, students and parents have agreed to collaborate and to consistently use this approach throughout the school. We believe SWPBS will achieve positive outcomes for all students.

 

Government publications regarding education are available at the school for you to borrow.  The school also has its own documents and policies available.  Please see the Principal if you wish to obtain a copy of any to read. Marong Primary School policies are also available for viewing via our school website www.marongps.vic.edu.au

 

When will the new building works begin and how long with it take to complete?

 

We expect the ‘Capital Works’ to begin during Term 3 2020. The building will be completed in stages to minimise disruption to teaching and learning and to also maintain play space for our children. We anticipate the building process to be completed ready for the 2022 school year.

 

Does the School have a Facebook page?

 

The school in the process of creating a Facebook page. Our school council is currently ratifying policies and necessary documentation with regard to the page. We anticipate the page will be available to parents for the 2021 school year.