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Information For Parents

Term Dates

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Parent Contributions

We would like to advise you of Barrawang Primary School’s voluntary financial contributions for 2024. Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. On an annual basis, School Council will work closely with The Principal team and Business Manager to review the budget and set contributions necessary to meet the needs for the next school year. The ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students.

For further information on the Department’s Parent Payments Policy please see a one-page overview attached.

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School Uniform

Our uniform can be purchased from Academy Uniform in Thomastown. It consists of

  • a school dress 

  • polo shirts both long and short sleeve 

  • school jumper 

  • school jacket 

  • school hat 

  • beanie 

  • communication satchel

  • school bag 


All of these items have the school logo embroidered on them and are only available from Academy. They are also compulsory items for all students.


All other items pants, skirts and shorts are plain black in colour and are available from a variety of department stores. School shoes or runners are the recommended footwear with white or black socks.


School hats must be worn from 1 September until 30 April of each school year, and it is expected that all children have the Barrawang Primary School bag. Both of these items are compulsory.

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Our school has partnered with an independent provider called TheirCare to provide exceptional Outside School Hours Care services for our school community.


The program is available for all children at Barrawang Primary School from 7:00am until 8.45am in the morning and from 3:30pm until 6:00pm each school day.

During Pupil Free Days the service will operate from 7:00am until 6:00pm.

Families wishing to use this service can visit the TheirCare website.

You can also access their flyer and information booklet for Barrawang PS.   


Families are eligible for a Government Rebate called the Child Care Subsidy which can reduce the cost per session by up to 85%.

More information can be obtained by contacting the school or ringing TheirCare Support Team on 1300 072 410.


TheirCare provides a stimulating and safe environment for all children. During sessions, children develop life-skills, friendships, confidence and creativity through play-based programs.

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Our school canteen operates every Wednesday and Friday. 

Students can place their lunch order using the spriggy app and these are then delivered to your child's learning community at 1:20. 

Steps to get started:

1. Go to to register 

2. Create a profile for each of your children, make sure you select "Barrawang Primary" as our school name and your child's homegroup. This is important so your child's lunch can be delivered to the right homegroup.

3. Don't forget after you register online you can download the app for ease of ongoing orders. 

4. Start placing lunch orders every Wednesday and Friday. 

Students can also bring a small amount of money for over the counter sales at lunch. 

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Getting Involved

At Barrawang Primary School, we believe that families and the school are education partners. We recognise that the best educational experiences for children will occur when there is open communication, mutual trust and respect between the school and the home. Children whose parents and carers actively participate in the school, or who are involved with their education at home, are more successful at school.

There are many ways to get involved with the school, including helping in the classroom, the canteen or the library, regular working bees, fundraisers, the school events team and school council. 

All school helpers are required to have a valid Working with Children Check.  

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Barrawang Primary School uses the Compass parent portal to communicate with families about every aspect of school life, including:

  • Timetables

  • Permissions and payments for school activities

  • Student reports

  • Learning tasks

  • School documents & resources

  • Daily notices

  • Messages and absence notifications

  • Weekly updates from the Principal


To use Compass, you will need to create an account. Contact the school office first to request a family access code.  


If you already have a Barrawang Compass account, you can log in HERE

The Compass portal can also be accessed through a smart phone app: Android or iPhone

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