Parent Involvement

At Billanook we welcome parent involvement, believing that strong links between home and school foster student learning and community engagement. We have an open-door policy and plenty of opportunities for parents to assist and be part of their child’s learning. They include;

• Parent Helpers (in classrooms)
• Parent Helper Courses
• Parent’s Club
• School Council
• Excursions
• Camps
• Working Bees
• Fundraising
• Class and Whole School Events such as Twilight Tribes, Carols, Community Evenings, Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Events, Cooking etc.

We are well aware that some parents have more flexibility than others. We value and appreciate any parental involvement. The wonderful parents that make up the Billanook community are a huge part of what makes Billanook such as great school.

Parent's Club

We have an active parents club who support social and fundraising events for our school community.

Level 6 Transition

Level 6 to Year 7

Moving from primary to secondary school is a big step for any young person. A new setting, new subjects, new teachers, new structures and new friends add up to some big new challenges. We want to help make that experience both comfortable and exciting. We have included the video below to assist both parents and children with this transition. It consists of real people, young and older talking about what it means, how to prepare and how to make the most of it.

https://youtu.be/Lf6verkKwI0

The link below from the Department of Education website provides tips and information on a broad range of topics relating to transition. Links to further resources and online content are also included to help you support your child’s learning journey.
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/secondary/Pages/bphome.aspx

Level 6 to 7 Enrolment Information
Local Secondary Colleges
•Yarra Hills Secondary College: https://www.yarrahills.vic.edu.au
•Mooroolbark College: http://www.mooroolbarkcollege.vic.edu.au/
•Lilydale High School: http://www.lilydale.hs.vic.edu.au/
•Lilydale Heights College: http://www.lilydaleheights.vic.edu.au/
•Ringwood Secondary College: http://www.ringwoodsc.vic.edu.au/
•Boronia K-12 College: http://www.boroniak-12.vic.edu.au/

After School Basketball

We participate in the Kilsyth & Mountain District Basketball Association After School Basketball Competition. Students in Level 2 – 6 can nominate to join a team.

Uniform

School Uniform is compulsory at Billanook Primary School. Our uniform is hard wearing, comfortable, practical and smart. The school colours are bottle green and red, and parents may select new or pre-loved uniforms from the school uniform shop, which is managed by volunteer parents.

School uniform is comprised of the following items listed below. 
*School Polo Shirt
*Shorts
*Girls Skorts

*Green Bootleg Pants
*Green Padded Knee Track Pants
*Rugby Top
*Zip Bomber Jacket
*Summer Dress
*Winter Tartan Skirt
*Winter Tartan Tunic
*School Bucket Hat
*School Bag

Our Uniform Shop is open Monday mornings 8:30-9:30am.

 

*Please note that in Terms 1 & 4, it is compulsory that students wear their school hat when outside.

Are you a current parent?

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