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Parent Information

At Alawa, we believe the parent's role in a child's education is crucial. We welcome any efforts from parents to communicate and get in touch with the school so that we can work together to maximise your child's development at school and beyond.

We have a range of handbooks available, and over time we will be developing our policies which will be endorsed by the School Council. The Parent Prospectus has been prepared by our school as an introduction and to provide information on the operation of Alawa Primary School. The School operates under the auspices of the School Council, established under the Education Act as the governing body of the School.


Skoolbag App

Go to the Apple App store or Android Play store and download our Alawa School App. It is a wonderful way to receive newsletters, information on current events [in and around the school], parent information and much, much more. The App can be downloaded for free.

View more information on Skoolbag

Class communications

Seesaw gives your child creative tools to capture and reflect on their learning - in real time, then this work is shared with you. Seesaw will give you a window into your student’s learning process. Our students are excited to use this new tool to showcase the great learning they are doing in class.

You can download Seesaw’s Parent App for iOS, Android, or use the web to view your student’s learning artefacts. When your child adds new work, you will receive a notification to see, hear and respond to your child’s learning item. Before any items are uploaded they will have to be approved by me. You only have access to your own child’s work and all of the content is stored securely.

Feel free to ask us any questions. Find out more about why we’re excited to use Seesaw for student portfolios, and how it is safe and simple for everyone.

Class Dojo is the way we communicate with parents about what is happening in our classroom. It is how we celebrate and share student learning and encourage positive student behaviour. The classroom teacher will provide you with information at the beginning of the year on how to join and be involved


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News, Events and School Newsletter

Check out all the latest news and events and download the latest newsletter.

School Council

School Council Members 2019




Elsa Gittins

Vice Chairperson

Dr Erica Garcia


Fiona Quintner


Chris Brady

Parent Representatives

Aminah Howard


Denisa Spadova


Sarah Dowden-Parker


Michael Roseth


John Ronayne


Julia Chalmers

Preschool Representative

Stephanie Cockfield

Teacher Representative

Matt Lotherington 


Ana Bernardino

School council policies:

Code of Conduct

Confidentiality Agreement

Confidentiality Council Policy

Standing Orders Policy

School Times

It is very important for students to be on time for school.

School times for Primary and Preschool are listed below.


Primary Times

  • Start 8:30
  • Recess 10:30-10:55
  • Fruit Break 12:00-12:10
  • Lunch 1:00-1:40*
  • Finish 2:50

*Staff supervise eating for the first 10 minutes to ensure all children are taking time to eat the lunch provided

Preschool Times

Red  Group

Monday and Tuesday

  • Start 8:30
  • Finish 2:50


  • Start 8:30
  • Finish 11:30
Blue Group


  • Start 8:30
  • Finish 11.30

Thursday and Friday

  • Start 8:30
  • Finish 2:50

The Uniform Shop

The NT Government's Compulsory School Uniform Policy requires that all students in Northern Territory Government schools from Transition to Year 9 wear an authorised school uniform whilst on school premises and when attending official school activities during and after school hours.

The compulsory requirement for students to wear a school uniform is intended to address health and safely considerations, minimise clothing cost burdens for parents, promote a positive school image and eliminate social pressures on students to keep up with fashion and brand names.


  • To promote equality amongst all students
  • To further develop a sense of pride in, and identification with our school
  • To comply with the DET Uniform Policy and the school Sunsmart policy
  • To maintain and enhance the positive image of the school in the community

Alawa Uniform

The school uniform consists of:

  • A collared polo shirt
  • Black shorts or skorts
  • Summer dress
  • Enclosed footwear or sandals with back strap
  • Bucket hat
  • House shirt on Friday only

Uniform Price List

Polo shirt$36.00
Black short with logo$20.00
Black skort with logo$23.00
Summer dress$38.00
House/sports polo shirt    $30.00
Bucket hat$14.00
Backpack with logo$28.00
Library bag$11.00
Preschool polo shirt$25.00
Water bottle $5.00
Wrist band [house colours]$2.00
Book -First Year at school essential tips for parent and carers (available for families and carers of Transition students)$15.00

The Café​

With the ongoing limitations in place at local food shopping centres and a decrease in orders coming into the café we have made the decision to close the café indefinitely. We look forward to reopening in the future and continuing to deliver healthy meals to our students. 

The Alawa Farm Café

Our Mission

To provide the Alawa school community with delicious healthy meals and snacks and to create meaningful links to our kitchen garden program.


Cafe pic 2

Opening hours

Please note due to the current situation with CORONA-19 the Cafe is temporarily closed.

We look forward to resuming our opening times as per below soon.  

The Café is open from:

  • Monday -Tuesday 8.30- 11.00
  •  Wednesday - Friday 8:30 to 1:40

Our Menu

Our menu is available to download.

Download the menu

Lunchtime Specials

Each week there are lunchtime specials available from Wednesdays to Fridays. These are advertised through the newsletter, our Skoolbag app, paper slip sent home each Tuesday afternoon and through our online ordering system.

Our Online Canteen is the preferred ordering method. However, the café is open each morning at 8.30am for parents/carers and/or students to place their orders OR orders can be written on a paper bag and handed in with the class lunch boxes.



Click the button for more information and to register.

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*Due to the current situation with CORONA-19 Playgroup will be suspended until further notice. 

Alawa Playgroup aims to strengthen relationships within our Alawa community and provide support to families throughout the year.

Our playgroup program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and caters for families with children from 0-4 years. We support parents/carers to become actively engaged with their children in activities as well as make connections with other families. Throughout the year we connect families with Alawa Primary School staff, facilities and programs to ensure the transition from playgroup to preschool is a positive one.

Alawa Playgroup runs every Friday morning in the preschool room throughout the school term between the hours of 9:30-11:30am. Each session cost $4.00 and that covers tea, coffee and a biscuit for parents and consumables. Our playgroup coordinator is Maria Van Der Geest

After School Care

Brat Pack offers after school care for children 4 to 14. There is a bus service that picks up students from Alawa Primary School.

Click for further options


Counselling Service

Alawa Primary School fully supports access to counselling for students and families through a range of services and support.

Families are encouraged to contact Catholic Care and make an appointment.


Our volunteers are essential to the program and without them it really could not run. We would like to thank all those involved in the program and those who have helped in the past.

We encourage anyone who would like to take part to contact us at the school: alawa.school@ntschools.net or phone and leave a message with the school office 89977666

Please click here for printable version of our volunteer rosters for Term 1 2020, alternatively to fill out online please click on the 'volunteer here' button below. 

Volunteer PolicyVolunteer Here


Please read the following link in regards to Alawa and allergy awarenessRead allergy awareness
We seek volunteers for our kitchen, garden and farm programs.Read volunteer policy
Alawa Primary School is a SunSmart schoolRead SunSmart policy
View the SunSmart websiteView the SunSmart website
Mobile phone policy                                                       View the mobile phone policy

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