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

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.

Lunch Orders

Our lunch orders are now supplied by Hunter and Co Deli and are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They also offer a take home meal service with lovely fresh and delicious meals for the whole family which can be collected from school on Thursday and Friday afternoons (orders for take home meals must be made before 10pm on Tuesdays and lunch orders by 10pm the night before) Use the link below to register and put in your order.

Term Dates 2021

Term 1

Wednesday 27/1/2021
Staff return

Thursday 28/1/2021
Curriculum day

Friday 29/1/2021
Students grade 1-6 commence school from 9.00am to 3.30pm

Tuesday 2/1/2021
prep students begin

Monday 8/3/2021
Labour Day Public Holiday

Thursday 1/4/2021
Term 1 concludes


Term 2

Monday 19/4/2021
Term 2 commences

Monday 14/06/2021
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

Wednesday 23/6/2021
Curriculum Day

Friday 25/6/2021
Term 2 concludes

Term 3

Monday 12/7/2021
Term 3 commences

Friday 17/9/2021
Term 3 concludes

Term 4

Monday 4/10/2021
Term 4 commences

Tuesday 2/11/2021
Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday

Friday 17/12/2021
Term 4 concludes

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

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

Connie Apostolos
Education and Policy Convenor

Peter Cracknell
Facilities Co-convenor

Zaim Zeneli

Nikita Coleman

Parent Members

Stephen Kruk
School Council President

Rachel Wilson
School Council Vice President
OOSHC co-convenor

Sam Hunt
School Council Treasurer

Fran Johnson
Facilities Co-convenor

Elisa McGough
PFA President

Cara Bodsworth

Rod Hampel

Clare Corbould

Bronte Neyland

Andrew McCann
(Community Member)

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, eudcational 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.