Some Beginning of the Year Housekeeping

School Enviro Centre Carers

A huge thanks must go to the families who helped out the school by caring for the enviro centre and its inhabitants over the break. We are so fortunate to have this program but it can only go ahead with the dedication of staff like Marian Collins and our parents and students. Thank you again.

Parents Helping Out

Over the holidays we had a small number of volunteers helping out with some gardening jobs in the school. A big shout out must go to these families led by the Van Heeswyk family. We will be having our first working bee on Sunday February 25th. We look forward to seeing some new faces there. For families new to the school this involves coming along for anything up to three hours, tidying, weeding, mulching etc. It is a great way to meet some other families. Children are welcome. Watch out for information coming home and if you are not sure call in to the office and see Julia.

School Supervision

Just a reminder that students are supervised by our school staff between the hours of 8.45am and 3.45pm. Students who arrive at school before 8.45 or are at school after school should either be enrolled at OSHC with Camp Australia or be under the direct supervision of a parent. As a reminder to families of this safety concern we will begin sending a note home with students who attend outside of these hours. Camp Australia can be contacted on 1300 105 343 if you would like to use this service.

Grounds                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

We encourage our community to use our grounds and we appreciate the care and concern our families show for our school. Thank you.

Staffing

Kimberley Larkin, our Business Manager, has taken a full time position for the Department in central finance. we wish her all the best for the future. She has done a great job in the office and we are very appreciative of her efforts.

PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SCHOOL

The Department of Education and Training has requested that the following information be conveyed to parents.

 

Personal Property

  • Personal property is often brought to school by students, staff and visitors. This can include mobile phones, toys, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.
  • The Department of Education and Training does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property. Students and staff should be discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school.

School Injuries and Insurance

  • The Department does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents and guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance/ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance or transport as well as any other transport costs. Parents or guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
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