You'll find all the necessary information and forms at this link.
What age does my child need to be when they start school?
Children may enrol in Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five years of age on or before July 31 in that year.
Where do I buy the school uniform?
You can purchase new or second-hand uniforms at The Uniform Shop run by the P&C, or via the Flexischools App.
The school uniform should be worn each school day unless a specific notice is sent home about a special arrangement for a particular day. Uniforms are also sold on Orientation Days for new Kindergarten students. Footwear should be black and suitable for safe work and play at school.
The School has no canteen but you can order lunch via the Flexischools App by 9pm the night before. Orders are brought to your child's classroom.
Lunches are made and delivered by our wonderful local provider Lunchbots who also use reusable packaging where possible. Menu and prices are available on the Flexischools App.
How can I get involved in the school?
There are many ways you can do this and your support and enthusiasm is what makes our school a special place.
From years K - 2 parents (Covid-restrictions permitting), parents can assist in the classroom with reading groups. Your child's teacher may also need help with art or craft activities.
Consider joining our vibrant P&C and lend a hand with school fundraisers, events and working bees. See our P&C & School Council section for more information.
The school often needs extra adults to help on sport carnival days.
Accredited volunteers run facilitate our religious education and ethics programs. Speak with our school office to contact the coordinators and get involved.
To get involved today, please speak to your class teacher or the school office. All on-site visitors are required to sign in and out at each visit.
When are bell times?
11:30 am - 12:15 am
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
How do I inform the school about my child's medical issue?
If your child has to have medication during the school day please give us a written statement on times and please provide exact dosages. There is a form in the office that needs to be completed. Please come in and speak with our staff.
School swimming, cross country and athletic carnival dates are announced at the start of the year in the school newsletter.
We have four houses at Glenmore Road. All new students are placed in a house at the start of the year. Siblings are placed in the same house. The school office can tell your child which house they are in.
Bradley – Blue
Duxford – Yellow
Elfred - Green
Juniper - Red
House coloured shirts are available for purchase through the uniform shop or on the Flexischools App and are worn to the school swimming, cross country and athletic carnivals.
What before and after care is available at GRPS?
The Cottage is GRPS' wonderful out of school hours care centre (OSHC) and is a non-profit that leases the cottage situated above the basketball court that was originally the Principal's residence.
During the school term, hours are 7.30am - 9am and 3.30pm - 6.30pm. The Cottage also offers fun, creative and very popular holiday care.
Please visit their website to learn about their fantastic programs, make a booking or call them directly on 9361 3362.
Does GRPS offer religious eduction and/or Ethics?
At Glenmore Road Public School we offer both Special Ethics Education (SEE) and Special Religious Education (SRE). If you wish for your child to participate in either of these programs they need written permission from a parent or guardian. Please provide this information to the school office.
Both SRE and SEE are taught by authorised teachers with government approved curriculum.
SRE and SEE is delivered on Thursday, from 9.30 - 10am for students in K - 6.
On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child’s enrolment in SRE/SEE should be made by contacting the School Office.
The following SRE classes are offered at Glenmore Road Public School:
During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending will be supervised in a classroom and can read, colour-in or play quietly. This is referred to as Non-Scripture class.
Does GRPS offer any languages?
Currently we don't offer a second language, however in the parent and carer survey held by the School Council in 2021, the school community expressed strong interest in the extracurricular program which can include sport, music, art & craft or cultural activities. We are currently working hand-in-hand to inject some exciting new offerings into this program in 2022.
Does the school have a music program?
Most aspects of our Band program have been out-sourced to the wonderful Directions in Music, a small company who we have worked with for many years.
Our students can join the School Concert Band from Year 3 onwards. Students are matched to a woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone), a brass (trumpet, saxophone, trombone, baritone) or percussion (drums, tuned percussion, keyboard) instrument.
Each week students participate in a small group tutorial with a professional tutor and attend a combined full band rehearsal. All our instrumentalists learn to read music and play their instrument in a ‘team’ situation.
During the final term, Year 2 students are invited to sign-up for the band for the following year and current band members are asked to rejoin.
We have two bands, a junior and senior band. As students progress in their playing they can be promoted to the senior band. Students perform at local community events and enter band competitions such as the Yamaha Music Festival. Band camps are organised to further develop the band program. Music concerts are held throughout the year to profile the band and music program at school.
What is the school's device policy?
If your child has to bring a mobile phone to school please be aware:
Students must keep them out of sight in their school bags – do not give them to a teacher to mind
The school takes no responsibility for stolen, lost or damaged phones
Phones must to turned-off between 9:25 am and 3:30 pm.
All families within our school are encouraged to contact the school at any time during the school year to arrange an appointment to discuss their child's progress. Teachers welcome discussion with parents in the interest of the children. The best time for an interview is generally after school, however where this is not convenient, an attempt will be made to arrange a mutually acceptable time. As an important part of our annual reporting system, all parents are invited to attend an interview with the class teacher and their child during Terms 1 and 3.
What local high school does GRPS feed into?
The Inner Sydney High School is our local public high school and it is a great school. In March, each Year 6 student’s family is asked to complete a form telling us where the student will be going to secondary school. Year 6 students can sit tests for entry to government academically selective high schools in March each year.
Students who display talents in the Performing Arts may want to audition for Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.
How do I use 'Kiss & Drive'?
'Kiss & Drive' is the drop off and pick up zone for delivering your child to school from your car.
Please use Kiss & Drive sensibly. This zone is found along the sandstone wall between the Cambridge Street and Cottage gates. Please ensure the safety of all in the vicinity and drive around the block and return if cars are backed up Cambridge Street. Double parking is very dangerous and drivers will be booked and fined if seen by Woollahra Council inspectors.