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 on the Sentral Parent Portal. 

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



Newlands Notebook Program

The 2023 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, and charged.

 Whilst we do ask that your child brings their device each day, they may not necessarily use them everyday. For more information regard how students use their device at school, please see the guide below.

All new student devices will be connected to the school’s network at the beginning of each year.


2023 Device Options

 JB-HiFi School Portal

Buying through the portal ensures that you are purchasing the device that NPS recommends. This recommendation is reviewed at the end of each year and updated, if necessary.

Device: Lenovo 11e Yoga, Gen5

Price: $718.00

Portal Link:

School Code: Newlands2023



BYOD enables your child to bring any Windows 10 device. Early in Term 1, the device will be connected to the school’s network. However, it will be the family’s responsibility to ensure all required apps / software are installed on the device.

Desirable Features:

World Facing Camera


Min 4Gb Ram

Min 2Ghz Processor


Unable to Supply a Device

If you are unable to supply a device for your child, they will access to a school device. The number of devices available is limited and may result in students sharing devices to complete tasks. Additionally, this device must always stay at school. Please complete a Device Request Form by clicking this link.

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 2022

First Day of School
Monday 31st Jan 2021

Term 1
31 January to 8 April

Term 2
26 April to 24 June

Term 3
11 July to 16 September

Term 4
3 October to 20 December


First Day

All students in grades 1 to 6 will begin school on Monday 31st January 2022.


Our foundation students will begin fulltime classes on Friday February 4th. They will be given a time to undertake their beginning school assessment between Monday 31st January and Thursday 3rd 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 current Parent Handbook



Parent Payments

Beginning in 2022, parents can make payments through the Sentral Parent Portal. Parents will be notified of available payments as they are created.








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.