Starting School


Starting School

Welcome booklets

We have developed booklets which contain important information to help parents and students prepare for the start of school.

Uniforms

The uniform was developed with consideration regarding gender neutrality, comfort, ease of manufacture, ease of matching colour and distinctiveness from nearby schools.

We have worked with ethical uniform suppliers to select material and styles and Summer and winter uniform options are available including dresses, jackets, jumpers, hoodies, and long-sleeved shirts. These will also be accompanied by a selection of hats, head dresses and wraps.  Visit the uniform section for more details, price lists and how to order.

Stationery packs

Complete Office Supplies (COS) supply our initial stationery packs at the start of each school year. After February, early bird orders can no longer be placed via the COS website using our unique school code, however book pack lists can be found by grade level under the Notes tab on this website. New families joining us after February are also welcome to take these lists to their preferred stationery provider and drop these resources to the school when starting. We ask families to avoid covering books so that they may be recycled at the end of their use.

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Woden Community Services are our OSHC provider. OSHC is run out of our school gymnasium and caters for children from preschool to year 6. The team can be contacted at enrolments@wcs.org.au or by calling 0431 820 289.

Bunjis 

In 2021, we asked the Evelyn Scott school community to vote for school house names and colours. We then researched a more contemporary and culturally sensitive label for 'houses'.  Principal Jackie Vaughan worked with ACT Education Directorate’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Team to select the term 'Bunji' which is defined as 'mate and/or friend' from Warlpiri and other languages from Northern Territory and Northern QLD. You will notice that these are also street names in the suburb of Denman Prospect where our school stands.

Coloured T shirts with Bunji names are  available on the School Locker website alongside our school uniform. You are not obligated to purchase from this provider and you may want to source your own shirts but we have asked our uniform provider to make them available for your convenience. Learners at Evelyn Scott School are placed into their Bunji upon enrolment and stay in this Bunji for the duration of their time at school. Siblings are always placed in the same Bunji.

Helpful resources for families starting school in the ACT

https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/starting_school

Resources for parents on literacy and helping your child

https://www.alea.edu.au/publicresources/resources-for-parents-and-community

Parentlink resources on children starting school

https://www.parentlink.act.gov.au/parenting-guides/babies-toddlers-and-young-children/starting-school

For information about child development and concerns about your children

https://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/childdevelopmentservice/what-we-offer