Compass for Parent Communications

The Compass Parent Portal is an integrated, online portal that you use to access up to date and meaningful information about our school and your child’s progress. Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:

  • Monitor your child’s attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
  • Communicate with your child’s teachers
  • News Feeds from the school to keep you up to date with school activities and events
  • Update your email address or family mobile numbers (any other updates please contact the office)
  • Download and view your child’s Semester Reports
  • Book Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
  • Pay for school fees and other special events
  • Consent for excursions and other activities
  • To access Newsletters and Bulletins login to the compass parent portal and click on the the ‘star icon’ in the toolbar. You can also access older and archived Newsletters there. 

Accessing Compass:

Compass 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 apps. Search for ‘Compass School Manager’ in the App store.

Every family receives a separate login to Compass upon enrolment.  

Logging in to Compass:

To log in you will require your unique family username and password. These details will be provided to you by the office upon enrolment.

Upon first login, you will be required to change your password and confirm your email address and mobile phone number. These details may be used by the school for SMS, password recovery and email communication throughout the year.

If you have lost your details or forgotten your password, you need to contact the school office to reset this.


We welcome members of attending families as well as community members who would like to volunteer at Armadale Primary School. All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Registration Form and provide a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC). If you do not have a WWCC you can apply for one through the link.

Once the volunteer registration form is completed volunteers can sign up for the individual events as they are released. Volunteers for the library, garden or kitchen can sign up through the below links.

Child Safety Standards


We need help in the library putting books away on Mondays and Thursdays.

Library Volunteer Sign up

Kitchen Garden

Please click here to sign up for the cooking or garden sessions for term 2.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp

LUNCH orders

Our lunch orders are supplied by Classroom Cuisine and are available Monday, Thursday and Friday. Use the link below to register and place your order.

Term Dates 2024

 term 1

Monday 29/01/2024
Staff return

Tuesday 30/01/2024
Curriculum day

Wednesday 31/01/2023
Students grade 1-6 commence school from 9.00am to 3.30pm

Friday 02/02/2024
Prep students begin from 9.00am to 2.00pm

Monday 11/03/2024
Labour Day Public Holiday

Thursday 28/04/2024
Term 1 concludes at 2.30pm


tErm 2

Monday 15/04/2024
Term 2 commences

Tuesday 25/04/2024
Anzac Day Public Holiday

Friday 24/05/2024
Curriculum Day

Monday 10/06/2024
King’s Birthday Public Holiday

Friday 28/6/2023
Term 2 concludes at 2.30pm

term 3

Monday 15/07/2024
Term 3 commences

Wednesday 28/08/2024
Curriculum Day

Friday 20/09/2024
Term 3 concludes at 2.30pm

Term 4

Monday 07/10/2024
Term 4 commences

Tuesday 05/11/2024
Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday

Friday 20/12/2024
Term 4 concludes at 1.30pm

School Council

School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. The school council supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.

All parents of students attending Armadale Primary School are eligible to nominate. It is important that our Council is representative of our school community and that parents generally become familiar with and involved in the decision making processes of the school.

All meetings are open and parents are encouraged to attend as observers. If parents wish to raise issues on policy matters at Council, they are requested to see either the Principal or School Council President.

Much of Council’s important business is carried out by the following sub-committees:

  • Facilities
  • Education and Policy
  • Finance
  • Kitchen Garden

Each subcommittee discusses their respective agenda items and then make recommendations for our School Council to consider.

Whilst each of these committees has a core membership, the meetings are open to any school parents who would like to attend – please feel very welcome to come along and join in these meetings. We value parental input into the directions that aim to make our school even better. Meeting dates and main agenda items are published in the school newsletter.

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Staff Members

Rochelle Cukier
Executive Officer
Education and Policy Convenor

Zaim Zeneli
Facilities Convenor

Stephanie Drzewucki
Kitchen Garden Convenor

Connie Apostolos

Richard Cornell

Parent Members

Sabina Sopov
School Council President

Charmaine Monteiro
School Council Vice President

James Dixon
School Council Treasurer

Pippa Ironmonger

Nathan Waterson

Sabina Sopov

Jon Anderson

Nick Fitzgerald

Lyndall Shaw

Vijetha Ravindra

Parents & Friends Association

At APS we have a very active PFA which offers many and varied opportunities for parents to get involved with the wider school community. All parents and carers are welcomed and encouraged to join our meetings and become involved in activities during the school year. There are many opportunities to be part of social functions ranging from informal gatherings to major fund-raising activities.

Through the support of the PFA, the school enjoys amenities and resources that could not have otherwise been purchased. Apart from the financial aspect, the PFA provides an excellent avenue for being connected to the school community on a social level. Parents are able to form strong relationships with people they hold long after their child’s time at APS . The children love their parents being involved in their school and you can become directly involved in your child’s school life through the many opportunities available through the PFA.

Department of Education

For parents wanting more information about primary school please click here to go to the Department of Education & Training website.


Camps, Sports & Excursion Fund (CSEF)

Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund will ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities.

CSEF will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips. camps and sporting activities.

Applications close on 3 June.