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Welcome School Starters!

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians of Birralee School Starters (new Year 1),

I am pleased to welcome you to our learning community and I look forward to working with you. We are already enthusiastically planning and preparing for next school year. Below you will find some information to help you and your child prepare for their start at Birralee.

The arrangements will be different to previous years, due the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we hope that it will be equally enjoyable and informative as in other years.

Best regards,

Elin J. Hitchman



What's Next? A Roadmap to School Start

18 / 19 May - Welcome to Birralee

Students are invited to see their classroom, become familiar with the physical environment of the school, meet some of their new peers and their new teachers.

19 May - Digital Information Meeting for Parents

A digital information meeting for new parents will be organised.

June - Welcome letter with practical information about school start sent.

From 2 August - ASP Start

Each child will be welcomed by a member of the ASP staff.

16 August - First Day of School

08:30 Start school day

08.30-08:45 Parents welcome in the classroom for the first 15 minutes.*

08:45 – 10:00 Coffee Morning in the school kitchen/playground for new parents to socialise.*

13:00 Students finish their first day of school and are picked up by their parents.

* Subject to infection control measures.

September - Curriculum Evening

Teachers provide information about the curriculum and programme of activities throughout the term.


I am on my way - this is me!

We kindly ask all children to fill out and bring the This is Me page attached here during their visit later this month. We will also send you a print-out version of this by regular post.


ASP opens during most August planning days!

Please note that ASP will be open on all weekdays prior to school start in August except for the Planning Day on Monday 9 August. Parents can sign up for ASP here.


School Bus Card

Your child may be eligible to receive free transport to school, you can read more and apply for a school bus card here.


School Milk

TINE provides a school milk service where you can order milk for your child to be delivered during school. To read more and order please visit TINE's Website.


Holidays and Applications for Leave

The first day of school is Monday 16th August, if your child will not be present please remember that you must apply for Leave in advance. Planning ahead? Please see the school calendar on the website.


Join the Birralee Community

Parents and other family members are invited to join the Birralee Community and to like/follow us on the school's Social Media channels. Your support is much appreciated!



Please do not hesitate to contact us ( if you have any questions related to your child's start at Birralee. We are always happy to help! :)

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