On this page you will find information about our school, including curriculum, programs, reporting and parent involvement. If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact us using the details provided via the Contact link.
Assessment and Reporting
In first term all students in Prep-Grade 6 receive a progress report with information on how they are settling into the new school year.  We also hold parent-teacher interviews late in first term.  These provide a valuable opportunity to discuss your child’s strengths and areas for development, and set goals for the remainder of the year.  
In July your child receives a comprehensive report with detailed comments and assessments showing their progress against the Australian Curriculum.  In December, a final summary report is provided that contains a short summation of your child’s year and a final set of assessments for the Australian Curriculum. 
Kindergarten students receive reports mid and end-of-year, and these are complemented by home visits.
Behaviour
Please visit the Respectful Schools link on our webpage for information about the ways we support students to uphold our school values of Respect, Honesty and Integrity, Learning, Care and Understanding, and Safety. 
Curriculum
Teaching and learning at Illawarra Primary School is informed by the Early Years Learning Framework and by the Australian Curriculum.  For more information about the Australian Curriculum, including the Achievement Standards that show what is expected of children in each grade, please visit the Australian Curriculum website.
Information Communication Technology
To support learning, students have access to ipads and windows based devices in our classrooms.
We also allow students to bring their own devices in Grades 3-6.  Information about this program is provided to all Grade 2 students in fourth term each year and to any new Grade 3-6 students upon enrolment.
All students across the school must complete and return an acceptable usage agreement form each year.  This is sent home at the commencement of the school year.
Launching into Learning
Every Monday at 9.00am we have a Launching into Learning session for children aged birth to four and their parents/care givers. This is led by a teacher and children have the opportunity to be involved in activities that develop their talking, creativity, physical, social and emotional skills. 
Outside Hours School Care
Before and after school care is provided onsite by Blackmans Bay Childrens Services. Full details about costs, operating hours and contact information can be found here.
Parent Involvement
We welcome and encourage parents and family members to be actively involved in the life of our school.  As well as helping in classrooms, opportunities include assisting in the canteen, being part of the School Association, and helping with the running of major events such as our School Fair and Winterfest.  
To volunteer at our school you must be registered to work with vulnerable people and show your registration card to the office.  You can apply for registration through the Department of Justice.
School Transport
Most of our students live in the local area and either walk or ride to school, or are dropped off by parents. 
A number of bus services are operated by Wisby Buses, including to areas such as Howden and Tinderbox.  Bus routes and contact details for Wisby’s can be found here.
Specialist Lessons, Extension and Enrichment
Our class teachers work to support and extend every student to support them to meet their potential.  We also have specialist lessons in Music, Physical Education and Japanese for students from Grades Prep – 6.
Additionally, we have a large variety of enrichment and extension opportunities that students can access, depending on their interests and age:
-  Visual art extension.
Music, including choir, band, marimba and recorder.
-  ICT programs in areas such as coding and robotics.  
Participating in school carnivals and representing the school in sports such as swimming, cross-country and athletics.
Student leadership, including Student Representative Council and Daily PE leaders.
-  Academic competitions such as the Maths Olympiad and Tournament of the Minds
Off campus trips such as Grade 5 Challenge Week and Grade 6 Canberra trip.