Please refer to this booklet for detailed information.
Northam Primary has a few forms of communcation to parents.
A major form of communication is Connect – a Department of Education initiative that is now used in most WA public schools as the primary means of contact between school and home. Having the Connect Now app on your phone lets you receive notifications from the school as well as your children’s class teachers. You will need a P number which you can obtain from the school office or by emailing email@example.com
OutReach is a text messaging service that allows the school to text parents/carers attendance information as well as urgent messages. Download the School Star App to make it easy to receive messages.
The school and P&C have Facebook pages. (found in the Links tab)
See the Communication Policy and Guidelines (Policy page) for further information about communicating with the school.
Uniforms create a sense of belonging and pride as part of the school community and increase public perception of our school by ensuring a minimum standard of presentation of students.
The dress code is as follows:
School polo shirt Royal Blue skort/skirt/dress/shorts Royal Blue Track pants School jacket/jumper
Faction TShirt/Jumper for Faction Fridays
School hat (available for purchase from the school office)
Uniforms are available via Cadds Fashion Surf and Sport, 184 Fitzgerald St, Northam. Some second hand uniforms are available from the school office.
Students are required to wear the school uniform hat throughout the school year. Students are to remain under cover if they do not have a hat during play times.
See the Sunsmart Policy (Policy page) for further information about being sunsmart.
Regular attendance is critical for students to achieve optimal learning at school.
Under the Education Regulations the only acceptable reasons for absences from school are illness and medical or dental appointments which cannot be arranged outside school hours. The Attendance Records kept by the teachers are legal documents, and may be called upon by a Magistrate as Court evidence.
An explanation is therefore required for all absences. The explanation must give the reason for the absence and may be delivered verbally or in writing. If not provided, the school will send out a letter requesting an explanation.
When students from Year K – 6 are absent, an SMS is sent to a parent requesting a reason for the absence.
Contributions and Charges
Please see the booklet for detailed information on Contributions and Charges.
The P&C operate a canteen on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Lunches are ordered before school and lunches are delivered to the classes at lunchtime. The P&C operate an online ordering system. Please see the office for more information. Parent help is most welcome at the canteen, call 96215707 if you can help.
NPS Breakfast Cafe is open every morning from 8:15am. All students are invited to attend as it provides a great setting that encourages social interaction as well as providing breakfast.