Parent Community

COMPASS Parent Portal

Digital Technology

Compass School Management is a web-based system that is accessible on any modern web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) or by using the Compass iOS or Android app.

Using Compass allows parents to access up-to-date and meaningful information about their child and our school.

Once registered, we encourage parents to log in to Compass regularly to access up to date information pertaining to their child’s year level. Within the portal, parents can notify absences, book parent teacher interviews, access academic reports, complete permission forms and view the school calendar.

Newsletters

Advertising

Advertising is available in our fortnightly e-Newsletter. Each newsletter is emailed to families of the school (over 600 subscribers) and uploaded to the school website where it remains for permanent public access. The document is presented in a format which converts to view on a range of devices in full colour and can include links to your website, email or another .pdf document. This service is available at no charge to our LPPS Family Business Community.

For Business in our Local Community we charge $20 per issue to include your advertisement.

Please email the school a .PDF file with the amount of issues you wish to advertise. On receipt of payment your advertisement will be included.

Simply contact Kate Mowat; Community Connections via the Front Office to discuss your requirements.

Bell Times

For your convenience our current bell times are as follows:

8.45am – ‘Come inside, settle for the day’

9.00am – Commence Learning day

10.40am – Recess

11.10am – Middle Block of Learning time

12.50pm – Lunch

1.50pm – Final block of Learning time

3.30pm – Final group – Whole School Dismissal

Canteen

Order your student lunch orders online. Pre-order in advance up to 8.45am of the day required.

Parent Payment & Book Lists 2024

Guide to ordering online Click Here

Please select the year level your child/ren will be attending in 2024 and download both the Parent Payment and the Book List information for each child.

Under the Department of Education and Training’s Parent Payments Policy, Victorian government schools are required to provide transparent information to their school community on voluntary parent/carer contributions.

Wellbeing Support

For those students and families that would like some support please visit our Wellbeing tab which provides a range of information and strategies.

Finance

Working With Children Check

On 1 August 2017 legislation changed which requires everyone in direct contact with students to obtain a Working With Children Check. Click this link for full detail.

School Payments

Qkr App Instructions Qkr! (pronounced ‘quicker’) by MasterCard: the easy-to-use phone app that gives you the flexibility to place orders at a time and place that suits you. Qkr!

  • Saves you time by letting you order and pay for school items directly from your phone;
  • Reduces the need for your child to bring cash to school;

You will need to update your child’s details on QKR at the beginning of every year to show their new year level and grades. Please ensure you have the latest version of QKR—just update and you are ready to go.

Access how to guides here: Forgotten Password/Email? Need to QKR Edit Your Personal Information

Please check the planning guide in the current newsletter for details of activities and due dates for payment. Please note that if you are using the BPAY option, payment will need to be made 3 working days prior to the due date (to allow for bank processing). Payments received after the due date will not be accepted without the approval of the Principal.

CSEF | Financial Assistance Information for Parents

CSEF applies to financially means tested HealthCare Card applications. If you have your own healthcare card (in your name), as listed below then you would qualify.

Below is a list of means tested cards that are accepted:

  • ABSTUDY – Schooling Applicant (ABA)
  • ABSTUDY – Secondary/Tertiary (ABY)
  • Age Pension (AGE)
  • Austudy Payment (AUS)
  • Bereavement Allowance (BVA)
  • Disability Support Pension (DSP)
  • Health Care Card (HCC)
  • Job Seeker (JSP)
  • Newstart Allowance (NSA)
  • Non-Agency Payment (NAP)
  • Parenting Payment (PP)
  • Partner Allowance (PTA)
  • Sickness Allowance (SKA)
  • Special Benefit (SPL)
  • Widow Allowance (WDA)
  • Widow B Pension (WID)
  • Wife Pension Age (WFA)
  • Wife Pension Disability (WFD)
  • Veterans Card (Gold)
  • Youth Allowance (YAL)

Cards that are not financially means tested are not accepted. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Foster (FO) – Foster Parents must provide a copy of the temporary care order letter from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Child Disability (CD)
  • Family allowance (FA)
  • Ex-Carer Allowance (Child) Health Care Card
  • Carers Card (CAR)

For further information refer to the Department Policy https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/camps-sports-and-excursions-fund/guidance/eligibility

CSEF – Foundation Student Uniform Package

CSEF eligible families with students in Foundation level are also entitled to apply for a uniform package. For further information click this link.

 

Saver Plus

For information and to see if you qualify, follow this link.

Further Information

Please access a variety of helpful links below or contact our Front Office should you require further information.