With the return to school fast approaching, we understand that families may require items of school uniform for their children.
A reminder that in Term 4, students wear the full summer uniform as per the school's uniform policy available on our website: https://stfa.act.edu.au/uniform
We are hoping to open the Clothing Pool for a 'click and collect' service very soon.
The Clothing Pool is running very low on stock. if you have any donations of good quality second hand school uniforms, we are happy for you to drop these off at the school between 9.00am and 2.30pm each day. There is no need to come into the school, if you clearly label any bags, you are welcome to drop them inside the school gates.
Once we have more stock available, we will let you know when the clothing pool will be open for collection of pre-ordered items. Ordering will be done by email and all payments must be made through QKR!, no cash will be accepted.
WORKIN GEAR SCHOOLS
Workin' Gear Schools is open at Fyshwick if you need any items of non-branded school uniforms.
5/51 Kembla Street, Fyshwick
Phone 6280 5885
Monday – Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
We have been advised that Savvy Tuggeranong will reopen to the public on Monday 1 November.
If you require urgent items, a click and collect service will be available from Monday 18 October. Please call Savvy directly to place your order and arrange collection from the store. Their number is 6293 9529.
Thurs 7 Oct Week 1 – Fri 15 Oct Week 2
Due to the COVID situation the Carnival Bookfair will be held online.
Parents and children can view the books by the following attached PDF.
Parental Payments: (This is the ONLY payment method) These payments can be made during Thursday 7 October Week 1 to Friday 15 October Week 2.
Visit http://parentpayments.carnivalfairs.com.au/ to make your child’s payment. Be clear in the description of the book title.
Make sure you follow the payment process to the end.
Making a payment orders the book. I will collate books ordered and bundle in a bag. You will be notified when your order is available to drive to the school to click and collect.
Once books have been sold out, I will place a reorder to be delivered from Carnival Bookfairs ASAP and to be distributed later.
Orders can be organised as a gift for Christmas if needed.
I have put together this video with a selection of books: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yx3YiQwUomOVhkT6b55v_ngZY37-8q_w/view?usp=sharing
The Compass Parent Portal is now live. If you are having trouble logging on, require a password reset or need help finding your login details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Please see the attached flyer for more information about the Parent Portal.
Transport Canberra’s dedicated school bus services will recommence on Monday 25 October 2021. This includes ‘S’ trips that divert into schools.
Timings have changed for dedicated school services and the regular timetable. We are strongly encouraging families to check their school pack and plan ahead.
Special Needs Transport continues to run for those families that need this service.
A range of COVID Safe measures are in place to help keep students safe on public transport. Please remind families to familiarise themselves with these measures and talk to their children about them prior to the return to school.
From Monday 25 October 2021 buses will run to a revised interim timetable. This timetable is a similar frequency to the timetable that has been running over the past two months, but with some changes to timings to allow better connections for school students.
Light rail is continuing to run to its regular frequency but will see an increase in frequency from Monday 1 November 2021. This will assist with physical distancing on board. Customers will benefit from extended afternoon peak frequency on weekdays and increased frequency on Sunday mornings.
Consider walking or riding to school – or using a Part way point
Parents and carers may also consider alternative ways to get their children to school. If they live close by they can take advantage of the warmer spring weather and walk, ride or scoot to school!
Part way points are also a great way to get some exercise into children’s days for families that live a little further away and this also helps to ease congestion around schools. Parents or carers can simply drop their child at a point, or park and walk the rest of the way with them.
Park safely and legally
All 40km/h school zones are in place between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Speed limits in school zones are there to ensure the safety of children by allowing motorists extra time to stop in an unexpected situation.
Parking across pedestrian crossings, corners, verges and double parking can block kids seeing the road.
School packs and timetable information
For enquiries customers are encouraged to visit www.transport.act.gov.au or call 13 17 10.