For Parents


We encourage a strong partnership between home and school. Therefore, it is important that if you have any concerns we address them as soon as possible. Similarly, staff will not hesitate to inform you of any concerns or issues that they may feel you need to be aware of. Parents are welcome to speak with teachers after classes have concluded at the end of the day. However you may wish to arrange an interview for a mutually convenient time.

Valley Campus

Cnr Gungahlin Drive and The Valley Avenue, Gungahlin, ACT, 2912
Ph: (02) 62557700
Fax: (02) 62557701
Email: office@burgmann.act.edu.au

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm (during school term) and 9:00am to 3:00pm (outside school term)

Fee Account Enquiries: (02) 6204 3216

School Registrar: (02) 6204 3207

Senior School Office: (02) 6204 3274

Student Absence Line: (02) 6204 3266 or email office@burgmann.act.edu.au

Forde Campus

Cnr Francis Forde Boulevard and Hurrell Street, Forde, ACT, 2914
Ph: 02 6204 3299
Fax: 02 6162 4024

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm (during school term) The Forde Front Office is closed during school holidays.

Emergency Arrangements for Students- Outside of School Hours Care

Pick up time for students in Early Childhood, Junior School and Middle School is 3.15pm. Allowing for drive through traffic, if a child is not collected by 3.40pm they will be escorted to the Front Office and office staff will contact parents/carers to confirm pick up arrangements. Every effort will be made by staff to contact parents/carers and, if necessary, emergency contacts.

If parents/carers advise that their child (Kindergarten- Year 6) is unable to be collected from the school prior to 4.00pm the child will be escorted to the Outside of School Hours Care program where they may join in the afternoon’s activities up until 6.00pm. An initial fee of $45.00 per child will be charged.

In the event that the school is unable to contact parents/carers by 3.45pm, the child will be escorted to the Outside of School Hours Care program where they may join in the afternoon’s activities up until 6.00pm. An initial fee of $45.00 per child will be charged.

Please notify the school on 6255 7700 as soon as possible if you are unable to collect your child by 3.30pm. Please note, the school phone automatically switches over to an answering machine at 4.00pm. Outside of School Hours Care staff can be contacted after 4.00pm on 0412 665 276.

Contacts

Absence from school






Phone (02) 6204 3266 or email the school by 9.00am and provide the following details:
  • Your name and relationship to the child
  • Child's name and class
  • Day and Date of the absence
  • Your phone number
  • Reason for the absence
Academic Difficulties




  • Class Teacher
  • Head of Early Childhood & Junior School (Mrs Bev Galloway)
  • Head of Middle School (Mrs Liz Craig)
  • Head of Senior School (Mr Ben Harris)
Behaviour Management



  • Head of Early Childhood & Junior School (Mrs Bev Galloway)
  • Head of Middle School (Mrs Liz Craig)
  • Head of Senior School (Mr Ben Harris)
Raising a Concern







Concerns are typically best raised with (in the order listed):
  • Class Teacher or Pastoral Care Tutor/Head of House
  • Head of School
  • Deputy Principal of the appropriate campus
  • Principal
If you are unsure who to contact, the PA to the Principal or the PA to the appropriate Head of School will be able to guide you.
Account Enquiries

  • Ms Anne Preston (Accounts Payable) or
  • Mrs Fiona Wicks (School Fee Accounts)
Counselling Mrs Kerrie Craig (Psychologist)
Privacy Officer Ms Jenny Hyland
General Wellbeing Class Teacher or Pastoral Care Tutor
Late for School A note to the Class Teacher
Late Home from School Telephone the School
Enrichment/ Learning Support

  • Head of Early Childhood & Junior School (Mrs Bev Galloway)
  • Head of Middle School (Mrs Liz Craig)
  • Head of Senior School (Mr Ben harris)
Prayer Requests Head of Ministry (Mr Alex Abecina)
Christianity Explained Head of Ministry (Mr Alex Abecina)
Music, Private Music Tuition Director of Music (Mrs Sandra Taylor music@burgmann.act.edu.au)
Sport Sports Coordinator (Mr Scott Prowse sport@burgmann.act.edu.au)