Administrative A-Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Canteen

The school canteen, known as the 'Tuckabox', is run by a sub-committee of the P&C for the purpose of providing healthy and nutritional food for students at the school. The canteen is open at recess and lunch time, four days a week (Closed Wednesdays). Canteen price lists are published in the school newsletter, on the School App or are available from the Canteen or Front Office upon request.

The school canteen manager is employed by the P&C. The viability of the school canteen relies on parents volunteering their time to assist the canteen manager. Whilst we ask for a commitment of one day per month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – any amount of time, no matter how limited or infrequent, would be helpful. The manager would be pleased to organise times to suit the particular needs of parents and this can be arranged either by phoning the canteen or calling in. You are most welcome to call in at the canteen during the first weeks of term, to see how it operates and have a cup of coffee.

Canteen prices are kept to a minimum, consistent with covering costs. The canteen is not run as a profit making enterprise but in the event we do make profits they are utilised by the P&C to assist in improving the facilities for our children.


Change of Contact Numbers

Contact numbers and addresses need to be kept up to date with the Office Manager. Children can be distressed unnecessarily when sickness or illness occurs and the contact number is out of date. Change of details can also be submitted via the School App.


Class Groups

The school is designed for a mixture of one-teacher classrooms and open plan/shared learning spaces. The majority of classes are held in the flexible, open plan spaces. This provides additional flexibility for class groupings and team teaching across the grade levels. There is considerable interaction between classes at all year levels and throughout the school. Specialist learning areas, e.g. the Hall, Spanish Room and Library are used to support this interaction. Macgregor Primary supports both a multi-age structure and single year level groups, from years 1 – 6, according to the numbers and needs of the students. As students develop at different stages, all classes have a range of development levels and abilities. Teachers are trained to work with multi-age groupings and single grade levels. Careful consideration is given to the placement of students in classes and to differentiating the curriculum to meet the needs of every child.


Communication

Strong communication is vital to the success of partnerships between home and school. Macgregor prides itself on the number of avenues of communication we have in place. These include:

  • Fortnightly newsletters
  • Term overviews
  • Semester reports
  • Parent/Carer/Teacher interviews
  • Learning Journeys
  • Facebook page
  • School App (including regular alerts for events)

Community Business Partnerships

The school has benefited from the generous support of members of the community. Donations made to the school of money, goods, services and time reinforce the partnerships on which our school is built. Please contact the Principal if you think your business or organisation could make a contribution. We are proud to have secured formal business partnerships with a number of our local businesses.