As our school is situated in an area that has dense vegetation we have always been very aware of such a potential danger. Each year we set aside several thousand dollars for such an audit. Those families that have been with us for a few years may have noticed the removal of tress/branches throughout the school grounds.
To support transparent communication and collaboration with parents each year schools publish some of the department's main policies. This week I would like to draw your attention to both the Complaints Policy and the Anti-Racism Policy.
Complaints Handling Policy Guidelines: 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
However, should you feel that you must raise a concern formally, the NSW Department of Education & Community has procedures to ensure that complaints are handled fairly. A brochure which provides information about how to lodge a complaint and a Complaint Form are available from the front office. Further information is also available in the Department’s Complaints Handling Guidelines which includes a guide to Lodging a Complaint. These documents can be accessed on the Department’s internet website: https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/policies
Anti-Racism Programs: Racism is not accepted at our school. In accord with Department Of Education & Community 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. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Dunn if you have any concerns or questions. For more information see:
Change of Times for Clean Up Australia
Classes in the primary section of the school will be out and about during the last session of school (1:40pm - 2:40pm) not the middle session as previously advised.
Kindergarten, Year 1 & 2 will remain at the same time of 11:40am - 12:40pm. Gloves and bags will be greatly accepted.
Last week Mrs Morgan, Mrs Elliott and Mrs Mealy coordinated the PSSA District Swimming Carnival. Thanks for doing a fantastic job, not only for our school but all the schools in the district.
The Playground Committee have been looking at a number of options to increase the opportunities for our children to become more involved in imaginative and creative play. Unfortunately the play equipment that we would love to purchase is extremely expensive so we have decided to use our own creativity and see what we can come up with without spending such a huge amount of money.
We are going to start by asking if anyone has an old row boat, preferably wooden, that they no longer want. It certainly doesn't have to be waterproof, but the structure would have to be reasonably sound. We would look at repairing and painting it so children could play on it (similar to the one used by so many children at the Muffin Shop). Please let us know if we can help you clean up that part of the garage or yard. A special thanks to Jesse Rowan, one of our amazing parents who has been such a wonderful source of information and energy in this area!