It is with pleasure that I would like to introduce you to our school leaders in today's Scoop.
Although our captains received their badges last year at Presentation Day they have only started their duties this year. Congratulations to Chloe Mizzi, Heidi Woolridge, Eddie Cootes and Lachlan Nicholls who are our school captains and Kate Backhouse and Declan Williams (Lee), Drew Mealy and Leah Hearne (Warrigal), Jake Lyttle and Brodie White (Boolbee) and Jaylah Hancock-Cameron and Harry Phillips (Rover) who are our house captains.
To support transparent communication and collaboration with parents each year schools publish some of the departments 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 and Training 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 and 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 Gee Hounsell. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hounsell if you have any concerns or questions. For more information see: