In this week's Scoop you will find the information regarding the school's Voluntary Contribution Scheme.
Although this is not a compulsory fee, most of our families choose to pay it as it helps with their child's education. Many schools send out a class list of exercise books and stationary that each child has to purchase and bring to school. We have always chosen not to go down this path and instead provide all children with the equipment and books that they will need throughout the year. While many children like to supply their own pencils, rubbers and pencil cases, especially in the senior classes, the school supplies these items for the junior classes and many other children throughout the school who don't have them.
The contribution fee that you pay goes towards the purchase of this stationary as well as additional sport, art and craft supplies. Without the wonderful support from our families, we would not be a position to offer the wide range of activities that we do.
Many thanks for your support.
To support transparent communication and collaboration with our parents, all schools from the NSW Department of Education sector must publish the department's policies on Racism and the procedures used when making a formal complaint. While we are extremely lucky here at our school with very few if any concerns raised in either of these areas, parents or community members may find the following information useful.
Anti-Racism Programs: Racism is not accepted at our school. In accord with Department Of Education Policy our school welfare program ensures that students are taught positive behaviour strategies that support inclusion and acceptance of others: promoting acceptance of Australia's cultural,
linguistic and religious diversity, challenging prejudiced attitudes and ensuring that sanctions are applied against racist and discriminatory behaviours.
Our school has a trained Anti-Racism Contact Officer (ARCO) who is Mrs. Dunn (Kindergarten). Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Dunn if you have any concerns or questions.
For more information see:
School Community and Consumer Complaint Procedure: I extend a reminder to all that if at any time you ﬁnd that you have a concern about anything to do the with school, you are encouraged to contact us (phone, email or visit) so that your concern can be resolved. It is our aim to work with all of our school community to ensure that we do the very best we can to ensure an engaging, safe and enriching experience for our students.
However, should you feel that you must raise a concern more formally, the NSW Department of Education has procedures to ensure that complaints are handled fairly. A brochure which provides information about how to lodge a complaint is available from the front office.