Family Court Orders/Parenting Agreements
Please discuss any special circumstances with the Principal and lodge copies of any orders/agreements with the front office. These are treated confidentially.
Feedback is important to the development of our school and helps us provide the best possible opportunities and environment for your child. We encourage you to share your satisfaction with programs and the work of staff and the school. Formal feedback is collected from families in the:
- Student Information Sheet: Early in term one we send home a sheet asking for information about your child to assist the class teacher to better understand how to support your child at school. This is sent out in advance of Getting to know you interviews to enable the interview times to be most useful.
- ‘Getting to know you’ interviews: This interview is an opportunity to share information to enable your child’s teacher to best support learning.
- School satisfaction survey: Each year around August, year 4-6 students, families and staff complete a survey about the school. There are a variety of questions covering a range of elements that contribute to successful schooling. The information is collated by the ACT Education Directorate and provided back to the school to identify areas of success and areas that need to support forward planning. The survey results are formally shared with the school community in the Annual Board Report. And informally at other times during the year we may request your feedback on a range of procedures, events and programs at the school. We always welcome feedback to improve our school.
First Aid and Sick Bay
All front office staff, Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) and preschool educators are first aid trained. The first aid room/sick bay contains medical supplies and is located directly behind the front office. If a student presents as unwell or is injured, the first aid officer will attend or a buddy will accompany the student to the front office. A first aid officer will assess the student’s condition and record details. If the student recovers sufficiently to resume learning, they will return to class. Parents or carers will generally be notified if the student’s condition has not improved during this time, or if a student presents as ill for the second time in a day.
For illness and injuries of a more serious nature, an ambulance will be called to attend, parents will be notified immediately, and an incident report will be completed. Ambulance services for ACT students is free within the ACT.
Parents and carers will be notified in the event of any head injury.
Parents and carers can request a copy of first aid documentation by contacting the front office.
Food at School
Parents and carers are encouraged to provide children with healthy food that will enable teachers to assist in the development of lifelong healthy eating habits. Healthy food is important for children and helps with concentration and learning. Students are discouraged from sharing food or bringing chocolates, lollies, chewing gum or soft drinks to school. Children have three eating times during the school day: fruit break, recess and lunch. Eating times are supervised by teachers.
We have a fruit break each day. During this time students can eat fresh fruit or vegetables only. Parents are encouraged to assist younger children by packing food that is cut into manageable pieces. Students are asked to bring a water bottle to school and are reminded to drink water regularly during the day. Students may drink water inside the classroom.