Sentral For Parents


Sentral Education is a School and Student Management System. Currently we use Sentral Parent Portal for the following:


 – Receive notifications and notices from the school

– Message your child’s homeroom teacher

– Receive excursion permission / medical forms

– Receive absence notifications (sent at 10am week days)

– Respond to unexplained absences 

– Submit future absences

– View the school calendar 

– View your child’s Continuous Reporting Continuums

– View Semester Reports

– Book parent / teacher interviews

– Update family details

– Update medical records



Click the logo above to go to the Parent Portal.


Download the ‘Sentral for Parents’ app from your  devices store.


Getting started with Sentral

Troubleshooting Sentral

Sentral User Guide 


 If you have not received your unique identifyer key from the school or have any other enquiries regarding Sentral, please call the office on (03) 9354 2928.

Excursion Permission Forms


 All excursion permission and medical forms are completed online. Please navigate to your required Year Level to view any Permission forms available.

You will receive a Sentral notification when a new excursion is added for you child.


Please complete the required forms by the given dates.

All of the excursion information is provided upon clicking on the form link. 

Year levels Foundation / 1
Year Levels 2 / 3
Year Levels 4/5/6

Newlands Notebook Program

The 2021 Technology Plan will continue to see the F/1 area using a shared class device bank. The banks will consist of iPads and Notebooks and use a range of applications to support their learning.

Year 2 – 6 students are required to have their own device at school each day. You may provide a device of your choice; however, we recommend using the JB HIFI school portal to order the preferred Lenovo Yoga 11E notebook. Purchasing the device through this portal comes with significant savings. as opposed then buying privately.

Leasing options are also available directly through the school and are considered on a case by case basis, as we have limited devices available. Please complete the below rental form to apply.

If you are unable to provide a device for you child, please contact the school as you may be eligiable for a school device.

To purchase a device through the JB HIFI portal, please visit and enter Newlands2021 for the school Code. Attached is a flyer on how to use the portal. Your new device will be delivered to Newlands on the 1st of February 2021.

For any further enquiries, please email Graeme Woodward –


Online Learning Platforms

Newlands COmmunity – Feedback of experience or ideas

Hours & Term Dates

School Hours

8.50 am
Students assemble near their classroom entrance

9.00am – 11:00 am
Teaching and Learning

11.00am – 11:45 am
Play break

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch Eating time

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Teaching and Learning

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Play Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Teaching and Learning

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Play Break

2:30 -3:30 pm
Teaching and Learning

3.30 pm

Term Dates 2021

First Day of School
Thursday 28 Jan 2021

Term 1
28 January to 1 April

Term 2
19 April to 25 June

Term 3
12 July to 17 September

Term 4
4 October to 17 December


First Day

All students in grades 1 to 6 will begin school on Thursday 28th January 2021.


Our foundation students will begin fulltime classes on Wednesday February 3rd. They will be given a time to undertake their beginning school assessment between Thursday 28th January and Tuesday 2nd February.

Curriculum days

Each year schools receive four student-free days. These days are used for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting.The first day of Term 1 each year is a student-free day in all government schools. This is to allow for appropriate planning to take place by teachers prior the arrival of students for the new school year. School councils have the flexibility to schedule the remaining three student-free days each year to meet local needs of the school.

Before & After Care


Before Care: 7:30AM – 8:50AM (children are accompanied to their class by staff) 

After Care: 3:30PM – 6:00PM SHARP (Prep and grade 1 children are accompanied to OSHC by a teacher) 

Located in the C-Block multipurpose room. OSHC offers a wide range of activities and experiences for children outside of school hours. 

Example activities include Arts & Crafts, Games, Creative resources, Sports, and a dedicated quiet area for children who wish to do their homework. 

We provide breakfast to all children in before school care and a healthy snack in the afternoons for those attending after school. 


To enrol your child / children in the program, parents must complete an enrolment form online using the my family lounge widget. 

New Prep Families please enrol prior to then end of your child’s kindergarten year. 

Click here for instructions on how to enrol your child for Before and After Care.


Permanent bookings are classified by an ongoing booking lasting a term or more. There will be limited opportunities for casual and emergency care. In the second last week of each term, parents/carers will be given the opportunity to alter bookings subject to availability of spaces. Bookings need to be confirmed in writing before the term commences. 

Non Attendance 

Parents/Guardians must notify the service by marking their child absent on the “My Family Lounge” app. 

Signing In/Out 

Parents/Guardians of children attending the program must sign children in via the ipad when they arrive at the before school program and sign them out when collecting from the after school program. 


Before School Care: $22.50 per day                                                                                                                                                                        After School Care: $25 per day $30 Casual 

Our fees are charged per session or any part thereof. Child Care Benefit (CCB) may be available from the Family Assistance Office (FAO).  

There is a strict late fee charge of $1 per minute for children collected after 6pm. 


 Click here for the Before and After Care Parent Handbook.



Parent Payments

Payments for all school costs can be made through internet banking.

The details are:

BSB: 063 183
Account: 1002 3013 – Commonwealth Bank

Please ensure that you include your child’s name and what the payment is for when transferring money. e.g. John Smith – Swimming


Our school colour is royal blue with gold accents.

School uniform is compulsory.

A full list of uniform options is available through the Primary Schoolwear Website

You can order directly online and have uniforms delivered directly to your home.