Enrolment at Casuarina Street Primary

Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School, is nes­tled in the expand­ing sub­urb of Kather­ine East and sup­ports a stu­dent enrol­ment of approx­i­mate­ly 400 stu­dents. Due to the ongo­ing demand for stu­dent enrol­ments, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the ear­ly years, Casua­r­i­na Street oper­ates under an Enrol­ment Man­age­ment Plan. Enrol­ment man­age­ment plan­ning is utilised to ensure that stu­dents liv­ing with­in the school’s catch­ment area are able to access their local school.

Enrolment Management Plan

Enrolment of students from outside the local catchment area will be managed to ensure that the total current and forecast enrolments do not exceed the school’s current built capacity and where applicable will ensure there is an even spread of students across year levels or class groupings. Check the Catchment Area Zoning Map to ensure your residential address is within the Casuarina Street Primary School’s catchment area.

If you reside outside the catchment area you may make a written application to the principal outlining the reasons why you would like your child to attend Casuarina Street Primary School. Your application will be placed on a waiting list and considered in order of receipt. With the exception of new Transition enrolments at the beginning of a school year, a decision regarding applications will be made within two weeks of receipt dependent upon enrolment numbers at that time.
Parents who wish to enrol their child at Casuarina Street Primary School under the Enrolment Management Plan will need to demonstrate that the child to be enrolled resides within the catchment area.

Enrol­ments will not be approved with­out enrol­ment admin­is­tra­tion staff sight­ing and copy­ing your child’s orig­i­nal birth cer­tifi­cate and up to date immu­ni­sa­tion record. Our admin­is­tra­tion staff will sight the orig­i­nal, make a copy and return the orig­i­nal to you imme­di­ate­ly. If your child will be start­ing Tran­si­tion, down­load the Tran­si­tion Enrol­ment or col­lect a hard copy from our school admin­is­tra­tion (avail­able from Term 3).

The Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion Stu­dent Enrol­ment Form and Sup­ple­men­tary Preschool enrol­ment form can be accessed from the NT Gov­ern­ment Enrol your child at school web­page at https://​nt​.gov​.au/​l​e​a​r​n​i​n​g​/​p​r​i​m​a​r​y​-​a​n​d​-​s​e​c​o​n​d​a​r​y​-​s​t​u​d​e​n​t​s​/​e​n​r​o​l​-​y​o​u​r​-​c​h​i​l​d​-​a​t​-​s​chool.

The enrol­ment pack­age needs to be read, com­plet­ed in full and pre­sent­ed to the Admin­is­tra­tion Offi­cer at the School Office between the hours of 8.00 am and 4.00 pm, Mon­day to Fri­day or to casuarina.​admin@​education.​nt.​gov.​au

If you would like to make enquiries to enrol your child at Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School, please con­tact our Admin­is­tra­tion Offi­cer on (088973 3800 or send an enquiry via email to casuarina.​admin@​education.​nt.​gov.​au

Board and Committee

Since 2016, Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School has been an Inde­pen­dent Pub­lic School (IPS). Through the IPS ini­tia­tive, key deci­sion mak­ing is moved from the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion to the Prin­ci­pal and there is stronger engage­ment between our school and the community.

Infor­ma­tion about our Board mem­bers will out­line their expe­ri­ence and pas­sion for our school. We are very excit­ed about the work of the Board as they seek to achieve three key goals:

1) To devel­op and estab­lish a Strate­gic Improve­ment Plan for CSPS for the peri­od of 2018 – 2022 (our cur­rent SIP will expire in Decem­ber this year)
2) A site mas­ter plan to devel­op our grounds and facil­i­ties in light of the con­tin­ued growth we are expe­ri­enc­ing
3) To estab­lish process­es and pro­to­cols that the board will adhere to along­side our revised con­sti­tu­tion in the future

There are four sub-com­mit­tees that report to the Board, with a view to improv­ing the over­all effec­tive­ness of CSPS.

Par­ent and Com­mu­ni­ty – a group who share ideas, ques­tions and feed­back about how the work at the school could be improved

Fundrais­ing – cre­ate, organ­ise and sup­port oppor­tu­ni­ties for fundrais­ing activ­i­ties at CSPS

Infra­struc­ture – sup­ports the devel­op­ment of our ​‘Site Mas­ter Plan’

Finance – work with our Busi­ness Man­ag­er to review, inform and guide bud­get devel­op­ment at CSPS now and into the future.

School Policies

Find our forms and policies here

School Times


First bell


School begins


Recess eat­ing time in class


Bell rings for recess play


Warn­ing bell for end of recess


Bell rings to start mid­dle session


Lunch eat­ing time in class


Bell rings for lunch play


Warn­ing bell for end of lunch


Bell rings for start after­noon session


Bell rings for end of school

Term Dates

Start                                                     End
Term 1

Tues­day 30th January                                          

Fri­day 5th April
Term 2

Tues­day 16th April

Fri­day 21th June
Term 3

 Tues­day 16th July

Fri­day 20rd September
Term 4Tues­day 8th October Fri­day 12th December


Currently Closed until further notice

About our canteen

Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School Coun­cil sup­ports the Can­teen Nutri­tion and Healthy Eat­ing Pol­i­cy of our Depart­ment and encour­ages the Can­teen to offer a range of items which meet the require­ments of a bal­anced diet. The can­teen pro­vides lunch through a class­room order­ing sys­tem. Par­ents are asked to clear­ly write the orders on lunch bags or on an enve­lope with the child’s name, class, food required and amount of mon­ey enclosed. At the start of school, stu­dents place their lunch orders in their class lunch crate and Mon­i­tors deliv­er them to the can­teen by 08:30 am. 

At lunch time, Mon­i­tors col­lect the class crates from the can­teen so stu­dents can eat in their rooms. Counter sales are avail­able at recess and lunchtime.


A menu and price list is avail­able to par­ents at the begin­ning of each semes­ter and is revised reg­u­lar­ly. Stu­dents can order their lunch­es in paper lunch bags sup­plied by par­ents and tak­en to the classroom. 


Orders writ­ten on paper lunch bags need to be placed by 8:45am dai­ly. In addi­tion, our can­teen has online order­ing for lunch orders. Online order­ing clos­es at 8:30am. https://quickcliq.com.au/