Parent Info

OSHC Sherpa Kids

Welcome to Sherpa Kids Fairhills Outside School Hours Care. Sherpa Kids is excited to be part of the Fairhills Primary School community. We offer Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care sessions. We are passionate about creating entertaining and educational programs for our children. Our daily routine includes breakfast, afternoon tea and times for homework and special activities. Sherpa Kids offers structured programs which comply with all applicable laws including the National Quality Framework and caters for all ages and interests of children.

For further information, please do not hesitate to visit the Sherpa Kids room in the Arts building, or contact the Director, Will Chang at Sherpa Kids Fairhills on 0452 070 898 or email wantirnasouth@sherpa-kids.com.au for further information. Please find our Sherpa Parent Handbook and Enrolment form below.

Bully Busters

Fairhills Primary School is opposed to bullying in all its forms. Bullying is the repeated harm, either emotional or physical, by one person or group of people, to another. Bullying is repeated behaviour over a period of time. At Fairhills Primary School we:

  • Respect the rights of all people to feel safe and comfortable within the school environment.
  • Consider all forms of bullying to be inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour.
  • Offer help and advice to both the victims and the bullies.
  • Expect parents of children who harass others to support the school in helping children change their behaviour.
  • Respect the fact that children need support, encouragement and time when learning to change behaviour patterns.
  • Reserve the right to exclude from school activities the bully who makes no attempt to treat others with fairness and respect.

The first steps to report and resolve bullying are:

  1. Students should tell their classroom teacher and/or tell their parents/carers.
  2. Classroom teachers/parents should make a time to speak together with the student.
  3. Classroom teacher will explain our strategy to resolve the issue.
  4. Ongoing communication between family and classroom teacher.
  5. If necessary, the issue will be referred to the Principal.

Fairhills Primary School offers families the opportunity to participate in the Bully Busters Program every alternate year, for a minimal cost.

Uniform

Our uniform can be purchased through Beleza School Uniforms.

For excursions and special activities, students are required to dress in clean school uniform and have a tidy and presentable appearance. Students are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

UNIFORM LIST

Beleza School Uniforms

Shop 5, Mountain Gate

Ferntree Gully

Ph: 9753 5788

Mon, Tue and Thu: 10am -5pm

Wed and Fri:Closed

Sat: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Our House System

At Fairhills Primary School, we have a school-wide House system. Students are awarded points for a variety of reasons to encourage team spirit, playing by the rules and good sportsmanship. Each week the points gained by each house are tallied and read out at assembly.

Our houses are named after famous Australian athletes who were at the elite end of their chosen sport. The houses are:

Cuthbert (Blue) | Fraser (Green) | Bradman (Yellow) | de Castella (Red)

Betty Cuthbert

Elizabeth “Betty” Cuthbert was born on 20th April 1938 in Merryland, New South Wales and went on to become one of Australia’s greatest Athletes, and a four time Olympic champion.

She also won Gold at the 1958 Cardiff Commonwealth Games in the 220 yards, and Silver at the 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games in the 4x 110yards relay race.

Cuthbert had a distinctive running style, with a high knee lift and mouth wide open. During her career she broke world records for 60m, 100yds, 200m, 220yds and 440yds.

Cuthbert was one of the Olympic Torch Bearers at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics and was inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame in 2012.

Betty won three Gold Medals in the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics for the 100m and 200m races, and the 4x 100m relay race; and Gold at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics for the 400m race.

Dawn Fraser

Dawn Fraser was born on the 4th September 1937 in Balmain, Sydney. She was an Australian champion swimmer and politician and she is one of only two swimmers to win the same Olympic event three times – in her case the 100m freestyle.

Fraser was spotted by swimming Coach Harry Gallagher when she was swimming at local sea baths at the young age of 14yrs old.

In her career, she won eight Olympic medals, including four Gold medals, and six Commonwealth Games Gold medals. She also held 39 records. The 100m freestyle record was hers for 15 years from 1st December 1956 to 8th January 1972.

In October 1962, she became the first woman to swim 100m freestyle in less than one minute. It wasn’t until 1973, eight years after Fraser retired, that her 100m record of 58.9 seconds was broken.

Within Australia, she is also known for her controversial behaviour and larrikin character as much as for her athletic ability.

Sir Donald Bradman

Sir Donald George Bradman was born on 27th August 1908 in Cootumundra, New South Wales. Nick-named “The Don”, he became the greatest batsman of all time. His career Test batting average of 99.94 is statistically the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

The young Bradman famously practised alone with a cricket stump and a golf ball, and by his 22nd birthday, at the height of the Great Depression, he had become Australia’s sporting idol having set many records for high scoring – some of which still stand.

During his 20-year playing career, Bradman consistently scored at high levels and was committed to attack-style, entertaining cricket which drew spectators in record numbers. After the Second World War, he captained an Australian team known as “The Invincibles” on a record-breaking, unbeaten tour of England.

After he retired, Bradman remained an administrator of the sport, selector, and writer with his opinion remaining highly sought after. He remained a national icon and in 2001, 50 years after his retirement as a Test player, Prime Minister John Howard called him the “greatest living Australian”. Bradman died in 2001 at the age of 92, and was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on 19th November 2009.

Robert de Castella

Robert Francois de Castella was born on 27th February 1957 in Melbourne, Victoria and became an Australian world champion Marathon runner.

Also known as “Deeks”, De Castella was an outstanding track athlete as a teenager and began seriously training at the age of 14.

His remarkable list of achievements include winning Gold at the 1983 Helsinki World Championships in a thrilling race where he beat the Ethiopian competitor by 24 seconds; winning Gold at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games, and winning Gold at the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games.

He finished within the top ten at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He also competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics at the age of 35.

Impressively, De Castella still holds five records around the world including the Commonwealth Games record for his time of 2.09.18 in Brisbane, 1983.

Robert De Castella was Australian of the Year in 1983, and awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, the Australian Centenary Medal in 2001 and the Australian Institute of Sport ‘Best of the Best’ Medal in 2001.

From 1990 to 1995, De Castella was the Director of the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, where he also resides.

Fruity Friday

Each Friday each of our grades receives a plate full of fresh, cut fruit to share. The fruit is prepared by volunteer parents. If you are interested in helping prepare and deliver fruit to our students, please contact the school.

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