Mowbray Public School

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A-Zs of Mowbray

Absences from School

Absence forms are found on SchoolStream (school information - absentee form). Absent notification can also be sent by email to your child's class teacher. 

Acronyms - School and Department of Education

  • COLA - Covered Outdoor Learning Area
  • SRC - Student Representative Council
  • P&C - Parents and Citizens Association
  • EAL/D - English as an Additional Language/Dialect
  • LaST - Learning and Support Teacher
  • POP - Parent Online Payments (used for school fees)
  • SLSO - School Learning and Support Officer
  • SAM - School Administrative Managers
  • SAO - School Administrative Officer
  • PSSA - Public School Sports Association
  • RFF - Relief from Face-to-Face teaching
  • NAPLAN - National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (test sat in Years 3 & 5)
  • Early Stage 1 - Kindergarten
  • Stage 1 - Years 1 and 2
  • Stage 2 - Years 3 and 4
  • Stage 3 -  Years 5 and 6
  • KLA – key learning areas (subjects taught in all Department of Education schools)

After school Care

There are two providers on-site: CubbyHouse and Primary OSHcare

The providers can be visited on-site. Please note: they have a break over the December/January holidays.

Vacation Care is available during the school holidays.


Students collect tokens – tokens are given as a reward in class. Students place their tokens in their sports house token collector for a team building award. 

Blue awards are handed out each week. After collecting five Blue Awards, students can hand them in at the main office to receive a Gold Award at the next stage assembly.

Each group of five Blue Awards are redeemed for a Gold Award.

Three Gold Awards are redeemed for a banner.

Three banners are redeemed for a Mowbray Medal awarded at Presentation Day.

Bus travel

School Opal cards are available for children who qualify, for more information visit the Opal

It is important that students ‘tap-on’ and ‘tap-off’ the bus to have accurate numbers for the bus company. 

The school bus picks up from Mowbray Road every afternoon and drops students off every morning in Hatfield Street (adjacent to the school oval).

The school bus number is 630 (morning) and 683 (afternoon) if you would like to view the route.

Class Parents

A parent in each class is asked to volunteer to be the class parent. This roles works with the P&C to communicate information.

The class parent does not approach the teacher with concerns on behalf of other parents.


Communication is by School Stream (mobile App). Access School Stream from a Windows Phone (or desktop) here.

School Stream can be accessed from multiple devices, but you will need to request separate codes (check your junk mail). Some tips with using SchoolStream:

  1. Try to register using the same email account you gave the school for correspondence, as this will make authorisations faster.
  2. Use the LATEST tab to see the most recent entries quickly
  3. Use The MOWBRAY tab to see the general categories.
  4. Use the three lines “hamburger” to access the App menu. From here you can access HOME, SEARCH (this has only recently been returned), CALENDAR, SAVED and TRANSLATE tools
  5. Swipe LEFT to save entries, set up notifications, remove entries or categories. You can restore the categories from the bottom of the screen, if required.
  6. Please don’t remove all of the categories, or you will miss valuable school-wide information!
  7. You should receive confirmation of Permission Notes at the email address, entered in the online form. If required, you can manually archive the note by swiping left

Other forms of communication include:

  • School Newsletter – available on the school website each fortnight
  • Front sign board – alerts to upcoming events

Kindergarten Best Start Assessment

A letter will be sent to all new Kindergarten students with details of how to book a time for your child's Kindergarten Best Start Assessment.

Lost Property

Lost items are placed in lost property tubs. Items are sorted twice per term and if possible, labelled items are return to the child’s class.

Unlabelled items are sold at the Second Hand Uniform Sales.

Lunch Orders

Ordering is done through Flexi Schools, where you will need to create an account. The canteen is available every day of the week.

Lunch orders start in Week 3 or 4 in Term 1 and continue for the school year.

P&C - What is the Parent & Citizen Association - P&C?

The P&C is a parent and community group of Mowbray Public School parents and carers. Anyone can join the Mowbray P&C - they meet twice per term.

The P&C is involved in:

  • Welcome BBQ – Wvent for all families at the beginning of each school year
  • Fundraising events
  • Student music program (band and strings)
  • Environment committee
  • Canteen
  • 2nd hand uniform sales
  • School uniform shop – Pickles 
  • P&C Facebook Page (only current parents can join)
  • Working Bee – where parents/carers volunteer to maintain the school grounds, e.g. gardening.


The main entrance to the school on Mowbray Road is a 'KISS AND DROP ZONE' only. For more information on kiss and drop zones, visit Centre for Road Safety

Some extra tips:

    - Stop to drop off or pick up your child for a maximum of 2 minutes only
    - Drivers must remain in (or within 3 metres of) vehicle.
  2. SCHOOL ZONES have a 40km/h limit - in operation between 8:00am-9:30am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.
  3. Cubbyhouse carpark: please do not park in the Cubbyhouse turning circle. 
  4. Please take note of the restricted/timed parking in surrounding side streets. These areas may be patrolled.
  5. Please do NOT park across any of our neighbours’ driveways.

NOTE: Traffic offences can incur a heavy fine. For more information visit Road and Maritimes Service.

Requirements List

Lists of school stationery requirements are given at the end of each year (Kindergarten in the first week)

Scholastic Book Club

Students will receive catalogues a couple of times per term and parents/carers can order if they wish.

School times

Students must not be onsite before 8:40am.

8:40am - 9:10am teacher supervision in the playground.

9:10am - 3:10pm school day.

At 3:10pm, all children should be colllected by a parent/carer. 

Term Dates

Term dates can be found here through the Department of Education.

The first day of Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 are staff development days (staff only).


Uniform shop – Pickles

Second Hand Uniforms are sold at P&C events during the year.

Please label EVERYTHING!

Labels can be found at at checkout nominate Mowbray Public School and the P&C will receive 15% of the order.

Summer uniform is Term 1 & 4, Winter is Term 2 & 3. Please make appropriate adjustments for weather.


Parent volunteers for many different types of activities and classroom support is encouraged. If you would like to volunteer, please contact your child’s class teacher and the P&C

You can also volunteer to teach Ethics (an alternative to religious education classes). For more information visit Primary Ethics.

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