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Parent/Carer Info

Parent Involvement

We welcome parents and community members to actively be involved in the education of our students. It is a Requirement that all staff and volunteers hold a current Working With Vulnerable People Card (WWVPC).

If you are interested in volunteering your time to assist in learning programs or school events please come in and see our wonderful office staff, who will help you with the WWVPC application.

If you already hold a WWVP please provide your details to our office staff so that you can be added as a DOE volunteer.

Click here for more information about Working with Children - Tasmanian Goverment

School Association

We have a wonderful school association that work closely with staff to develop school policy, advise on school management, approve the school budget, organise fundraising and encourage all parents to be involved in their child’s learning at home and at school.

Please visit the School Association Website to find our more.

Parent Resources

Programs and resources utilised in the school which promote the development of empathetic, resilient and happy children include:

Kids Matter Education Initiative

Comprehensive whole school approach to social and emotional wellbeing. In 2017 all Teachers participated in the 4 modules of professional learning and use the comprehensive KidsMatter resources in the classroom.  Excellent resources for families.

Kids Matter

Rainbow Yoga

This year our School Social Worker and Trauma Support Teacher will be facilitating the Rainbow Yoga program to support children we believe will benefit from the physical, social and emotional opportunities yoga provides.

Rainbow Yoga


We are a SPEAK UP!  Stay ChatTY School. Mitch from Stay ChatTY is a familiar face at our School promoting the vitally important message of positive mental health and suicide prevention through annual sporting events with Grade 6 students.


Australian Childhood Foundation

Targeted trauma-informed and sexualised behaviour professional learning for Teachers. Strategies and supports for introducing trauma informed practice into the classroom and playground.

Australian Childhood Foundation

Mind Yeti

Online mindfulness program which is used routinely by a number of Teachers to support student self-regulation and positive thoughts.

Mind Yeti

Smiling Mind

Online mindfulness program which is used routinely by Prep Teachers to support student self-regulation and positive thoughts.

Smiling Mind

Peaceful Kids

A mindfulness program led by our School Nurse fostering self regulation, concentration and focus.

Peaceful Kids

More valuable resources for Parents/Carers and Children

eSafety Commissioner

The Office is committed to helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online.

Internet Safety - Australian Government

Alannah & Madeline

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation eSmart (safe on-line) program is for students Grade 3-6.

Alannah & Madeline Foundation eSmart

Beyond Blue

beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.


Move Well, Eat Well

Move Well Eat Well promotes a healthier Tasmania in which children can enjoy healthy eating and physical activity every day. It contributes to a healthy lifestyle and to the prevention of a range of chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and dental decay.

Move Well, Eat Well

Digital Technologies Hub

WELCOME TO THE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES HUB  -  Unpack the Digital Technologies Curriculum one step at a time. Find great lesson ideas linked to the curriculum, explore strategies and advice from Australian primary and secondary schools and more.

Digital Technologies Hub


The School works closely with Tasmanian Redline Coaches and their bus drivers to provide a safe and reliable local bus service.

Click here to download Bus Information

Dodges Ferry Canteen Menu

Canteen Managers: Jo Mills & Kerry Howlett

Open Thursday & Friday

Click Here to View the Printable School Canteen Menu

Thanks for your continuing support.
We would like to remind everyone that all our food is freshly prepared.
We try and source fresh produce which will soon include salad and vegies from our own garden plot in Okines Community Garden.

Jo and Kerry