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Governing Council

The Governing Council consists of parents elected at the Annual General Meeting, a representative of Parent Club, a Staff member elected by the Staff, and the school Principal. The Governing Council meets twice a term on set dates outlined at the AGM.

All parents are invited to participate. It often happens that people are prepared to join committees but we are unaware of their willingness. If you are interested or if you require further information, please let any member of Parent Club or Governing Council know.

Parent Club

This club serves the parents of children attending the school, and provides an opportunity for them to meet each other once a month. Parent Club supports the school in fundraising activities with money raised going towards, schools resources & camps.

School Hours

Organisation Time 8:55am
Start of Day 9:00am
Recess 11:00 to 11:20am
Lunch 1:20 to 2:00pm
End of the day 3:15pm

School Uniform

Moorak Primary School Governing Council endorses the dress code policy for the for the following reasons. Application to enrol at Moorak Primary School is taken as taken as acceptance to wear appropriate dress code.

  • Signifies that we are part of the Moorak school community
  • Uniquely identifies our school
  • Reduces peer group pressure and competition regarding brand names and expensive clothing
  • Clothes are readily available at retail places, colours are popular and serviceable
  • No arguments /debates during morning routine
  • Good clothes are kept in good condition for out of school and special occasions

Our school dress code reflects our school colours – navy and sky blue.

Dress code components

  • Blue and white checked dress
  • Navy pants, shorts, skirts or skorts (including mid to dark blue denim – with minimal or no decoration and navy tracksuit pants)
  • Navy and sky blue school polo
  • Navy and sky blue hoodie or jacket

In line with the school Sunsmart policy, broad brimmed hats must be worn when the UV rating is 3 or above. Hats with the school logo can be purchased from Hip Pocket in Mount Gambier.

Scarves and beanies should also be in navy and / or light blue colourings.

Purchasing of uniform items with school logo can be made through Hip Pocket in Mount Gambier.

Staff Members

Principal Emma Hayward
Teaching Staff
Preschool Lauren Baudinette & Alisha Byrne
The Arts / HASS Penne Paltridge
Reception Jodie Doll
Year 1/2 Sarah Robinson
Year 2/3 Madi Wilson
Year 4/5/6 Libby Altorfer
Site Support
Finance/Administration Colleen Tilley
Early Childhood Worker Mary Nunn
Library / Classroom Support Vicki Gabriel
Classroom Support Christy Wallace
Classroom Support Jo Reid
Classroom Support Jo Miller
Classroom Support Sal Harfull
Classroom Support Michelle Wilson
IT Support Mitchell Van Riet
Groundsperson Gary Trahar
Cleaners Menzies International

Term Dates

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2022 31 January – 14 April 2 May – 8 July 25 July – 30 September 17 October – 16 December
2023 30 January – 14 April 1 May – 7 July 24 July – 29 September 16 October – 15 December
2024 29 January – 12 April 29 April – 5 July 22 July – 27 September 14 October – 13 December
2025 28 January – 11 April 28 April – 4 July 28 July – 26 September 13 October – 12 December

This information is current as of March 2022.