Department of Education Policies
All schools in Victoria must adhere to the minimum standards and other requirements for a school to be registered. The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) was established under The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 and provides the principles on which school education in Victoria is to be based. Registration Requirements include School Goverance, Enrolment, Curriculum and Student Learning, Student Welfare, Discipline, Attendance Monitoring, Staff Employment, School Infrastructure and School Performance.
Child Safety Officer
The safety of all of our students is a high priority for all staff at Pascoe Vale Primary School. As part of our commitment to the physical and mental health of the students in our school community, we are fully involved in meeting our Duty of Care for your children whilst they are in our care.
Lisa Audino, Assistant Principal (Welfare) is the school Child Safety Officer. If you need any support, please feel free to contact her on 9354 1611 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also see the Child Safe policies/procedures and information resources below.
It is everyone’s responsibility to protect children from all forms of abuse. For information on how we can all be active in protecting children from abuse, please review our school’s information and advice to families here.
Please cick on the following link https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/SchoolsPrivacyPolicy-English.pdf which will take you to the Department’s webpage where the policy and collection notices are located.
Emergency contact details
It is essential that the information on these forms is accurate, as they are needed when a child is ill. To update information a new form is issued each year. Please fill in the form and return it promptly to the school. If there is a change of address, telephone number or emergency contacts during the year, please advise the school immediately.
Attendance and sickness
It is an expectation that your child attend school each day. Some absences are impossible to avoid. Genuine illness, bereavement etc, are examples of acceptable reasons for a student being absent. However, every time a child is late for school or absent from school, the student’s learning progress is disrupted. Most teaching is sequential – what is taught and learned today is a foundation which helps students to understand and master what is taught tomorrow.
Does your child know his/her own name, address and possibly their telephone number well enough to repeat it when necessary?
Train you child in good traffic habits. Show him/her the safest way to school and how to use the various crossings correctly. Your own example in using the traffic lights outside the school is most important to your child.
Warn your child not to leave the school grounds during the day and not to accept lifts in cars from strangers.
Take care that your child does not bring articles to school which may cause accidents, e.g. Glass containers, toy or articles with jagged edges or sharp points, pocket knives, fireworks, toy guns, bows and arrows etc.
Label all clothes, together with things like lunch boxes and school bags. Lost property is located in the Sick Bay area in the main building. If belongings are lost at school, please ask about them the following day.
PARENTS ARE ASKED NOT TO PARK IN THE STAFF CAR PARK IN CUMBERLAND ROAD FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CHILDREN.
Please obey the parking restrictions around the school.