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Parent Carpark Update

As many of you are aware, the driveway leading to the parent carpark is owned by the Footscray Aged Care Centre.  The licence agreement for our school to use the driveway to access the carpark will cease on the 31st May this year.  We have been informed by the Aged Care Centre that they do not wish to renew their licence agreement with the Department.  This will mean that there will no longer be access to the carpark from that date.


Currently, the school has engaged a traffic consultancy firm to guide the decisions that the school will be making regarding carparking around our school.  I am sure that you will agree that student safety is our number one priority.  I will keep our community informed regarding the changes to parking around the school.


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Parent Information Sessions - Helping Children with Language Learning Difficulties

Term 2  - Wednesday 29th April

2:15pm – 3:15 pm   or    6:00pm – 7:00pm

About one in ten students has a language learning difficulty and this can impact on all aspects of their learning and development.

This parent session conducted by Chris Powell – Language Support Program coordinator at Footscray North P.S will cover:

¨ What is a language learning difficulty?

¨ Assessment and Referral process.

¨ School Support.

¨ How parents can help at home.

¨ How students can help themselves.

¨ Homework.

¨ Managing challenging behavior.

¨ Friendships.

¨ Independence and life skills.

¨ Overlaps between Language Impairment and Autism.

¨ I Pads to support language development.

¨ Resources.

¨ Parent question time.


You are invited to attend to attend this information session at either

2:15pm – 3:15 pm  or   6:00 pm – 7:00pm

Please fill this form and return to school.

Interpreters will be available.


I look forward to talking to you at one of the sessions.

To assist with planning please fill in the form below and return to school.

Chris Powell

Language Support Program Coordinator.


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Maribyrong and Hobson Bay Star Weekly Article - Footscary North Primary School score High NAPLAN Marks

Clink on this link to read about our wonderful school.

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Prep 2016 Information and School Tours


The following dates and times are scheduled for 2016 Prep Transition.


Please contact the school for further information.


Information Evenings at 6.00 pm

  • Thursday 19th March
  • Monday 4th May


School Tours at 9.00 am

  • Friday 20th March
  • Tuesday 24th March
  • Tuesday 5th May
  • Wednesday 10th June
  • Wednesday 22nd July
  • Friday 28th August
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Parent Information Session

Our FNPS Parent Information Night is happening this Wednesday (18th).  During the evening you will have the opportunity to attend an information session where you child’s teacher will share with you important aspects of the 2015 school year including homework expectations, curriculum and camps/excursions.  There will also be a presentation from the specialist team which includes Art, P.E., Spanish and Performing Arts.  The classroom presentations will be repeated so that if you have more than one child at our school, you will be able to attend the relevant sessions.


The timetable for the evening is:

5.00pm-5.30pm – Free sausage sizzle – come along and meet everyone at Footscray North and enjoy a free sausage.  This will be next to the library.

5.30-6.00 -Information Session 1

6.00 pm-6.30 pm –Free sausage sizzle

6.30pm – 7.00  pm- Information Session 2 (repeat of session 1)

The venues for the Information Sessions will be:

Preps – Room 11 (Ms Hickman’s room)

Year 1/2 – Room 4 (Ms Parboo’s room)

Year 3/4 – Room 9 ( Ms Nguyen’s room)

Year 5/6 – Room 15 ( Ms Grimston’s room)

Specialist – Gymnasium/Hall


Come and join us at the BBQ from 5.00 pm and again at 6.00 pm and meet the teachers, other parents and children.



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Staff Car Park


It has been brought to the schools attention several times since the start of Term 1 that many parents are using the staff carpark to drop off their students.  Once again, there have been several near misses where children have run in front of cars. After speaking to staff I would like to inform our  community that the staff carpark will be closed from 8.15 am until 9.15 am and from 2.45 pm until 3.45 pm each day.  This will inconvenience staff who either start or finish at times when the carpark will be locked, however they understand that it is for the safety of our children. 

All members of our school community are asked to support us with this by ensuring that you do not park in the carpark that is clearly marked for staff an d to use the parent car park off Mephan Street.



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