Parents / Caregivers are invited to participate in a Principals’ Tour of Belair Primary School and to meet the Principal, Ms Susan Copeland and Deputy Principal Ms Leanne Twigden.
These tours give families an opportunity to see our school in operation and ask any questions they may have.
Please contact the Front Office for further information regarding tour dates and register your interest in attending. Families can also request a personal tour with the Principal by contacting the Front Office to arrange an appointment time.
Reception Admission Procedures
A child may be enrolled at school anytime and we appreciate early enrolments to ensure that teaching staff can be put in place for future classes. Children may begin school in the term after their 5th birthday. We do accept children up to 6 days after the start of term however they can not begin school until they have turned five. A child who is assessed as one with high intellectual potential may begin school prior to age five after thorough investigation and discussions between principal, parents and the kindergarten director. Children are not under compulsion to attend school until six years of age.
From 2014 the Same First Day Policy will be implemented.
If your child turns four before 1st May, they will start preschool on the first day of term one.
If your child turns five before 1st May, they will start school on the first day of term one.
If your child turns four on or after 1st May, they will start preschool on the first day of term one the following year.
If your child turns five on or after 1st May, they will start school on the first day of term one the following year.
Consistent with other DECD policies around proof (eg proof of residency for high school), Southern Adelaide Region is implementing Proof of Age. This will ensure there is no disparity in the transition from preschool to school, and absolute clarity for the family. There is no leeway to the Government policy (eg the child missed out by two days, etc).
Southern Adelaide Region: Proof of Age document selection:
- Full birth certificate
- CAFHS Blue Book
- Adoption certificate
- Naturalisation or citizenship certificate
- Guardian of the Minister (GOM) documentation
- Once proof of age is established and recorded at preschool, schools will not need to repeat the process.
Reception intakes are on the first Wednesday of each term. We also have a transition program offering these children four or five formal opportunities to visit the school and join a class for a short time. During this time children will visit areas of the school, spend time in a classroom and learn where to put their belongings as well as meet new classmates and renew friendships. There is also a session included for parents – all of these details will be posted to the student well in advance of the child starting school.
Currently children enrolling in government schools have between eleven and fourteen terms in Junior Primary classes, that is Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Prior to 2014 the time spent in reception depends on when students start school:
- Term 1 intake students spend 4 terms of Reception
- Term 2 intake students spend 3 terms of Reception
- Term 3 intake students spend 6 terms of Reception
- Term 4 intake students spend 5 terms of Reception.