School Fee Information
Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) Fee Concession Policy and Application form.
This policy outlines the process by which MACS primary schools will provide fee concessions to families of students experiencing financial hardship, who would otherwise be impeded from receiving a Catholic education. It acknowledges the need for families to meet their school fee obligations according to their capacity to pay, while providing a consistent approach to school fee concessions across all MACS primary schools.
Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund CSEF
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like:
school camps or trips
swimming and school-organised sport programs
outdoor education programs
excursions and incursions.
School Reports can be accessed via the NForma Parent Portal.
Your username is the email you have provided to the school.
If you cannot remember your password, click on “forgot password” and follow the links.
Please note: The new password you create must be a minimum 7 characters and must contain at least one non-alphanumeric character (e.g. - * ! )
If you are experiencing difficulty please contact Irene Stewart or the school office.
Communication @ St Joachim's
At St Joachim’s we believe in the importance of communication between home and school and we have a number of platforms that we use.
Administration of Medication at School
Occasionally students will be required to take medication while at school. All medications are administered in our first aid room (with the exception of asthma medication which is kept with the student).
Parents must fill in the Administration of Medication form and bring it to the school office with the medication clearly named. Medication cannot be brought to school by a child with the exception of asthma medication.
Please see Policies Page for any medical related policies.
School Attendance Guidelines
From the end of Term 2 2018, all Victorian government schools must contact parents/carers as soon as practicable on the same-day of an unexplained student absence.
The same-day notification requirement supports the safety and wellbeing of all students. Schools need to know when and why a child is absent and parents/carers need to know if their child is not at school. Absence Notifications
Same-Day Notification of Unexplained Student Absences - Skoolbag App
Parents and carers have an obligation to notify the school of their child’s absence as soon as possible on the day of absence using the school’s communication app - Skoolbag which is downloadable from the Apps stores for both iPhone and Android phones.
A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Issues of equality, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to the establishment of the Dress Code.
To promote equality amongst all students.
To further develop a sense of pride in, and identification with our school.
To provide durable clothing that is cost effective and practical for our school environment.
To maintain and enhance the positive image of the school in the community.