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Every day counts – school attendance

We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day. Missing school can have a major impact on a child’s future – a student missing one day a fortnight will miss four full weeks by the end of the year. By Year 10 they’ll have missed more than a year of school. There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes.

Coming to school every day is vital, but if for any reason your child must miss school, there are things we can do together to ensure they don’t fall behind:

  • Speak with your classroom teacher and find out what work your child needs to do to keep up.
  • Develop an absence learning plan with your teacher and ensure your child completes the plan.

Remember, every day counts. If your child must miss school, speak with your classroom teacher early as early as possible. From 1 March 2014, new laws will mean that parents can be fined for not sending students to school without an acceptable reason. If you’re having attendance issues with your child, please let your classroom teacher know so we can work together to get your child to school every day.


It is great to see so many of our students wearing correct school uniform. Part of our school uniform includes black school shoes. ‘Runners’ can be worn on days that students have PE. We appreciate your help in ensuring that all students wear full school uniform every day.


All uniforms can be purchased from Lowes at Mildura Central. We appreciate your support in implementing our uniform policy. 

Our uniform consists of; 


 Shoes: black and enclosed –must be safe and supportive for active play 

 Socks: grey or white 

 Bottoms: grey school shorts or long pants (eg. cargo pants) 

 Shirt: green short sleeved polo with grey trim 

 Jumper: green polar fleece 



 Shoes: black and enclosed –must be safe and supportive for active play 

 Socks: grey or white 

 Bottoms: grey bootleg pants, grey school shorts or skorts with grey tights 

 Shirt: green short sleeved polo with grey trim 

 Jumper: green polar fleece 

 Hair accessories: must be green in colour (eg. green ribbon) 


Sports Uniform (to be worn on advised sports days) 

 Grey mesh shorts (these are not to be worn on non-sports days) 

 School t-shirt or school sports t-shirt (supplied by ISPS) 



 Bucket hat (in accordance with ISPS Sun-Smart policy) 


School Bag 

 Green with printed school logo 


It is expected that all students make every effort to wear full school uniform every day. 


All children are required to wear school bucket hats in the school yard at all times from September 1st through to April 30th. If a student does not have a hat they must sit under the shade outside their class door or sit under the shade sails in the eating area. Our school actively supports Sunsmart policies. School hats are available to purchase at the office.

ISPS Smart Phone Mobile Apps

We now have school app available for both Android Mobile and iPhone users. The app will allow you instant access to the latest learning and news at Irymple South Primary School. It contains school newsletters, school information and notices, latest events, direct links to classroom blogs, photo galleries of whole school events and much more. You can also receive timely reminders about school events through push notifications.

Both apps are available for free. The Android app can be down loaded from the Google Play Store and the iPhone app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. In both stores just search for Irymple South. Or you can use the direct links below.


iTunes Store


Extreme Weather

An extreme weather day timetable will be enforced when the predicted temperature is 38C or above. This decision will be made by the Principal or Leading Teacher.

If the day is declared an extreme weather day the following will occur;

  • Children will go outside as normal at recess
  • Lunches will be eaten inside during the usual class time (1:20pm – 1:30pm)
  • Children be able to go outside from 1:30pm – 1:50pm
  • Children will have to remain under the sail shades during their time outside

  • Children will remain in their classrooms for the remaining 25 minutes

  • Children will undertake quiet activities in their classrooms

  • Children will be reminded to drink water regularly during the day


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