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Dear Parents/Caregivers

Welcome to the McLaren Flat Primary School Community.  Our school is committed to providing a safe, supportive learning environment where staff explicitly program to cater for individual learning needs and abilities, whilst nurturing potential talents and strengths.  We pride ourselves as a school that offers:

Please take time to read this information which may help answer any queries you have about our school.

If you have any more enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Stuart Hage

PRINCIPAL (McLaren Flat Primary School)

January 2018

 

Staff 2018

Teaching Staff 

Stuart Hage                                        Principal

Jo Bell                                                Deputy Principal

Jodie Hobbs                                      Reception/Yr 1

Linda Macera                                     Reception/Yr 1

Patty Payne                                        Year 2

 

Debbie Loke                                      Year 3


Diana Barrett/Jimmy Marin                Year 4

Ilia Grigoris                                         Year 4/5

Aaron Kinnear                                     Year 5/6

Clint Mullins                                         Year 6/7

Specialist Teachers

Librarian                                            Gabrielle Anderson

Japanese                                          Tania Folland

Science                                             Tonya Bishop

Special Ed.                                        Kathie Davis

Music                                                 Jimmy Marin

RAAP                                                 Lauren Varricchio

School Services Officers / GSE

Kerry Hooper                                    Business Manager

Debbie Brooksby                              Admin/Office

Zoe Ingoldby-Craig                          Class/Student Support

Dani Hooper                                     Class/Student Support

Teresa Baker                                    Class/Student Support

Kerryn Coventry                                Class/Student Support

Liz Ingoldby                                      Intervention

David Baker                                      Intervention

Karen Prenzler                                  PSW

Stephen Tilley                                   Grounds Person

Phil Hillson                                         IT

GOVERNING COUNCIL 2018

COMMITTEES OF GOVERNING COUNCIL 2018

  •  Finance Advisory - Walter Baraiolo

  • Grounds/Facilities - Jane Reeves

  • Fundraising - Sharon Lovell

 OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE

 

  • Kay Pahl

 

 

 

Assemblies

 

Assemblies are held every three weeks.  They commence at 9.00am, on a day to be advised.

Assemblies are a valuable opportunity for students to share some of the quality work they produce and to practise oral language skills.  Parents and Caregivers are always welcome.  We ask that mobile phones are turned off or to silent mode and that younger visitors are managed to respect assembly protocol and that all adults model appropriate assembly expectations.

Attendance and Punctuality

Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their child/children attend school between the ages of 6-15 years.

It is important for students to attend school regularly and to be punctual.  If a student is absent for any reason, parents must contact the school by 8.15am (ph 83830143 and leave a message).  If we do not know why a student is absent, a phone call will be made to parents/caregivers.  Our school grounds are supervised between 8.30am and 3.30pm.  Students require parental supervision outside these hours.  It is expected that students who are not travelling by bus leave the school promptly after dismissal.  If a student arrives at school late, they are to report to the office, with a parent, check in (where the parent signs the student in) and then go straight into class.  When a student leaves in school time, a parent needs to sign the child out.

Roll Books

Attendance Books will keep detailed information about students' school attendance and absences.  Some specific details to be recorded are:

D.E.C.D [Department of Education and Child Development] regularly monitors and audits student attendance records.

Behaviour Policy

Parents, students and school staff, believe the following values and expectations will make the school a safe educational environment that focuses on excellence for each individual.

The School seeks to promote:

These principles are the basis of our Student Behaviour Policy which incorporates our behaviour code.  Students will be advised of the consequences which apply when these expectations are broken.

In addition to our school policy, each classroom will have its own set of expectations.  Programs such as The Child Protection Curriculum and Friendly Schools, Friendly Families are included in our curriculum.

Bicycles/Scooters

Bicycle parking racks are available at school for students to safely park their bikes and scooters.  When entering or leaving the school, riders must walk their bikes and scooters.  The wearing of helmets is required by Law.  We ask that underage school children observe these safety procedures as well.

Book Club

Scholastic Book Club offers a convenient way for your child to select and purchase worthwhile and appealing books.  The books have been expertly selected to span a wide range of reading levels and interest and are offered at very reasonable prices - lower than you will find elsewhere.  The large variety of newly published titles and old favourites represent a thoughtful mix of books from Australian and international publishers.

Scholastic Book Club operates about eight times a year and the brochure has an order coupon on the back page.  Simply select any books your child would like and return the order and money to school by the due date.

Brain Food

At McLaren Flat Primary School we have undertaken intensive training and development to explore ways to make our classrooms more "brain compatible" for student learning.  We have learnt that nutrition has a vital impact upon student learning.

Proper nutrition helps to protect the brain against toxins, improves mental alertness and assists in the formation of memory.  To maintain mental alertness and cognitive performance the brain requires a steady supply of oxygenated blood, a steady supply of blood sugar (glucose) and plenty of water.

Therefore at around 10.00am each day we encourage all students to take a "brain food" break.  Brain foods are those that raise glucose levels in the brain.  These include:

Please note that dried fruits are not effective, as they are high in fructose and cannot break through the blood-brain barrier.

Please support your child's learning by sending them to school every day with suitable "brain food" and water in a pop-top bottle.

Bushfire Safety

In the event of the McLaren Flat area being threatened by a bushfire, the McLaren Flat Bushfire Action Plan will be activated.

Camps and Excursions

Parents and Caregivers will be advised prior to any camp and before excursions.  From time to time Staff may ask for volunteers to assist during these events.  Our school retains the right to cancel camps and excursions.  Should conditions make such a decision necessary every effort will be made to contact Parents and Caregivers.

Consent Forms

Parental permission is needed for all excursions.  There are three types of consent forms used:

If we do not receive signed consent forms, permission to attend is refused.

Please note: All volunteers on camps and excursions are required to have a current DCSI Clearance and RAN Training. Please see the front office for further information.

Change of Address or Telephone Number

Any change of address details or telephone numbers (including emergency contacts and mobile numbers) should be provided to our office in writing as soon as possible.

Cheques Paid

All cheques paid to our school should be made payable to "McLaren Flat Primary School" and crossed "Not Negotiable".

Clothing / Dress Code

It is requested that students wear the school colours - royal blue and yellow.  The school maintains a small stock of uniforms. Orders regarding the above should be directed to school.  Our Governing Council requests that all students wear the school colours.  In the interests of safety, thongs are not permitted.  Our Year 7s  also have a bomber jacket which is ordered at the start of each year.  An alternative polo shirt is available for senior students only (Yr 6&7).

Art Smocks - Art, Craft and Activity form an integral part of our educational program. To protect school clothing during these activities, it is most desirable that children wear some sort of protective clothing.  This need not be elaborate [an old shirt, collar removed, sewn through front and elastic in cuffs] and is required by students in Years R - 7.

Students will be required to wear broad brimmed hats when outside in summer, autumn and spring.

Common Illnesses

Below is a brief summary of the exclusion times for children with various common illnesses:

Illness   Excluded from school
Gastroenteritis
Conjunctivitis  
  Until no diarrhoea or vomiting has occurred for 24 hours
During the acute stages of the infection
Influenza     Until after the symptoms have disappeared
German Measles   4 days after the appearance of the rash
Infective Hepatitis    Until a medical certificate of recovery is produced
Chicken Pox   Not less than 7 days
School Sores (Impetigo)   Until the sores have healed or are properly covered with a dressing
Measles       Not less than 7 days from the appearance of the rash
Mumps   Not less than 14 days after the complete subsidence of all glandular swelling.
Ringworm      If the ringworm is confined to a part which is kept covered, no exclusion.  If elsewhere, until a medical certificate is produced.
Hand Foot & Mouth    Until well and all blisters have dried up.
Head Lice [Pediculosis]   Occurs occasionally in schools and other close knit communities and can be spread quickly to anyone who is closely associated with the affected person.  the head louse is found only in humans and draws attention to its presence by the intense itching of the scalp.  Eggs, commonly called nits are laid on and stick firmly to the hair close to the scalp and appear as white specks.  We discourage students from sharing hats at school as this can lead to head lice spreading from one child to another.  If a student is found to be infested they will be withdrawn from close contact with other students until collection for treatment by parents or caregivers and are not to return to school until treated.  Students will need to be collected promptly from school if live head lice are evident.

 

Communicating with Teachers

There are many occasions when you may wish to talk with your child's class teacher.  The reasons may vary, from a quick piece of information to something that might take or need more time.

As these occasions are very important to you, your child and of course to the class teacher, the following comments are made so that quality time is made available and also so that classes are appropriately supervised and that they start and finish on time.

  1. The communication book/diary can be used for notes that are not urgent or if you wish to make an appointment.
  2. Phone the school to leave a message (we have an answering machine so that you can phone at any time) with regard to daily things or to make an appointment.
  3. For issues/needs that may take time or need the teacher to prepare for - please make an appointment and let the teacher know what it is that will be discussed.
  4. Talk with the class teacher before 8.50am. (Please note that teachers must be ready to work with students at 8.50am and they may be on Yard Duty before school so check with your child's teacher when this is, as it is not really a good time to talk "child matters" while the teacher is on duty in the yard (confidentiality, remembering etc.)
  5. If there is a time when you need to talk urgently with the teacher before school or after school or the opportunity is not available because the teacher is on duty or not available due to staff matters, please tell the office staff or the Principal and time will be organised for the teacher to be released.
  6. After school, teachers may be on Yard Duty, attending staff meetings or having other meetings and so it is important to check out if time is available.
  7. If all else fails - talk with the principal or leave a message at the office.
  8. Of course if the matter is critical or urgent this should be conveyed to the teacher, Principal or the office staff so that the matter can be addressed immediately.
  9. For broad schooling topics you are most welcome to talk with the principal but for most  "class" issues I would encourage you to talk with your child's class teacher first.

 

Communication Book / Diary

It is vital that communication between home and school is established and maintained.  Each school night, except probably Friday, your child will make an entry regarding homework, newsletters, notes or other information.

Please take the time to check these communication books each night and initial next to the information so that we know you have received it.  Equally, it is important that teachers are aware of any circumstances outside of our school that may affect a student's health, well-being or performance at school.  Any concerns or queries you have should be directed to the person who can best help you, in most cases this will be the class teacher.  All staff will only be too happy to assist you.

Custody of Children

Please advise the Principal of any change in legal custody arrangements.  All information is confidential.

Dental Clinic

SA School Dental Service has a new GP Plus Super Clinic at Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre.  Ph: 8384 9244.  The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 4.30pm.  This clinic makes regular checks and provides free dental treatment for primary school children.  Enrolment forms will be sent home or can be obtained from the school office.  Parents can elect not to enrol their children in the clinic's free service.  All students are called in for a check at least once per year.

Parents usually collect their children from school prior to their appointments (notified by card from the Dental Clinic) and take them to the clinic.  Depending on the nature of any work performed by the dentist, or if the time of day permits, students are expected to return to school to continue lessons.

For After Hours Emergency advice, contact Health Care Direct on 1800 022 222

Dogs on School Grounds

In accordance with the Dog and Cat Management Act of 1995 of SA, during times when the school curriculum is being presented all dogs must be kept off school grounds.  These times are normal school times and also after school activities such as Active after school sessions and the Picnic Assembly.  Please note that the oval is school grounds when the school is using it for school programs.

First Aid

Following first aid treatment, students will have a label placed in their diaries/communication books to alert parents to the fact that their child has received treatment.  In accordance with departmental regulations all students who visit the sick room have their details recorded for our medical records.  Please contact the office staff if you require further information about your child's treatment.

Governing Council

Governing Council is comprised of the Principal, staff representative and parent representatives who are elected for two year terms.  Elections for council take place at the Annual General Meeting, which is held late in Term 4 each year.  Council is responsible for advising on matters such as finances, facilities, policies and curriculum issues.  Council meets twice per term.  Meetings are open and any parent may attend as an observer / visitor.  Governing Council is the forum through which all members of our school can have their say in the way our school operates.

All parents are invited to participate.  It often happens that people would like to help on committees.  If you are interested or if you require further information, please let any member of Governing Council know.

Head Lice

Head lice (Pediculus Humanis) occur sporadically in schools and other close knit communities and can be spread quickly to anyone who is closely associated with an affected person, be they siblings, parents, classmates, teachers or others.  The head louse is found only in humans and draws attention to its presence by the intense itching of the scalp.  Eggs, commonly called nits, are laid on and stick firmly to the hair close to the scalp and appear as white specks.  If a student is found to be infested they will be withdrawn from close contact with other students until collection for treatment by parents or caregivers and are not to return to school until treated.  Students will need to be collected promptly from school if live head lice are evident.

The South Australian Health Commission recommends a 3 yearly rotation of head lice treatments to prevent head lice becoming resistant to one particular product.  To ensure complete eradication of the head lice, treatment should be repeated after 7-10 days.

Manufacturer's instructions should be followed when using all head lice products in conjunction with treatments as they coat the hair shaft.  Resistance of the head lice to the pediculicide is unlikely to occur however, where permethrin appears to be ineffective, treatments containing malathion should be used.  Care should be taken to distinguish between live and dead nits before treatment.  Nits that are located at a distance greater than one centimetre down the hair strand will be unviable or hatched.

Homework

At the beginning of each school year, at Acquaintance Night, each teacher will outline the homework expectations for the students in that class.  Homework serves the following purpose:

Immunisation for Children

An immunisation program for children to protect them against the common childhood complaints is conducted by the Local Council.  Notices concerning the programs are printed in the local paper or details may be obtained from the Local Council.

Interviews and Reports

In 2018 our school will be providing many opportunities for parents and caregivers to receive information on their child's progress and program.

Early in Term 1 an Acquaintance evening session is offered.

End Term 1 meetings will be held between parents, students and the classroom teacher.

Towards the end of Term 2 written progress reports for Terms 1 & 2 will be given.

During Term 3 scheduling times will be organised for any parents who have questions or concerns to come in to the school and meet with their child's classroom teacher.

A comprehensive written report for Terms 3 & 4 will be sent home at the end of Term 4.

Parents and caregivers are reminded that it is not necessary to wait for the scheduled interviews if you have and concerns regarding your child's progress at school.  Please feel welcome to talk with the class teacher and if necessary make a time to see them after school.

ICT (Information Communication Technology)

Students at McLaren Flat Primary School use Information Communication Technology as an integral part of their learning.  This often involves using application software programs such as Microsoft Office, various maths and literacy programs and also using the Internet for research purposes.  Children also have the opportunity to use various hardware including desktop computers, laptops, iPads, IWB (interactive White Boards) digital cameras, video, musical recording equipment.

ICT at McLaren Flat involves learning how to use equipment and software programs and also how to apply this knowledge in a range of situations.  Integrating ICT throughout the curriculum is one of the aims of our school.

All state schools in South Australia gain their Internet access through an approved Internet Service Provider (ISP).  The on-line information we have access to has been through a filtering process.  That is, the system is set up to block inappropriate sites.  As much as possible, bad areas of the Internet will be blocked before reaching our school by the Department's filtering system.

Students in all classes will be asked to sign an agreement before they will be able to use the Internet.  This process will be used to make sure students understand their responsibilities.  Please take time to read the student internet use agreement with your child.  This is an excellent time for you to have a discussion about their responsibility and your expectations.

Junior Primary Enrolment Policy


There is only ONE INTAKE of Reception students which occurs at the beginning of the school year.  

Children who turn five years of age before May 1st of that school year are eligible to start school at the beginning of Term 1.  

Children who turn five years of age on or after May 1st of that school year will need to start school the following year in Term 1.

Library

McLaren Flat Primary School offers students a well-resourced library with a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.  The collection is continually up-dated, complementing all areas of study.  The library promotes a warm and friendly environment where students are encouraged to actively participate.  Books can be borrowed for a period of up to 2 weeks.  Once borrowed, the care of books rests with the students.  A library bag will not only offer protection but will provide a place to keep books whilst they are at home.  We may expect some compensation for books that are lost or damaged.

Our school also offers a resource based learning program for students.  The Teacher - Librarian works with class teachers on a research topic providing resources and teaching research skills and independent learning through enquiry and investigation.

All students are encouraged to use the library to borrow books and/or resources.

Literacy Packs

Literacy packs are designed as an extension to our school's literacy program which are a hands on, fun approach to learning.  Our packs cover a variety of topics and are designed for the student to take home for several days and work on at home with parental/carer input.  You'll find the packs hanging on the rack in the foyer of the Library.  For information on borrowing packs please see Gabrielle in the Library.

Lost Property

Lost property will be shown to all students at the end of each term and if not claimed will be stored in the lost property box kept in the office and finally after a nominated time sold back to the school community, through the fundraising committee for $2.00 per garment.  Feel free to come in and check at anytime to see if lost articles are there.  Clear labelling of articles will help prevent clothing from becoming lost.

Mobile Phones

COMMUNICATIONS WITH STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL

Communication between students and people outside of the school are possible using a variety of methods.  Our aim is to ensure that communications are legitimate, appropriate and support the safe learning environment of the school.

TELEPHONE CALLS TO AND FROM STUDENTS

MOBILE TELEPHONES IN SCHOOL

At McLaren Flat Primary School we understand that mobile telephones offer a service to some families.  Safety and communication concerns demand that some students have a mobile telephone with them for after school communications.

There are, however, issues associated with mobile telephones.  Issues include security, severe bullying and harassment, access to inappropriate material, interruptions to school operations and student perceptions of equity.  Because of these issues, we prefer that students do not bring mobile telephones to school.

If a student is to have a mobile telephone at school, parents/carers are to:

  1. advise the teacher in writing that the child has a mobile telephone

  2.  instruct the child to keep the mobile in his/her bag and turned off at all times

  3. instruct the student to keep the telephone out of sight

  4. access the mobile telephone after school hours

Should students breach the policy, they will be subject to normal Behaviour Management consequences.  The student will be instructed to lodge the mobile telephone in the security of our receptionist for the rest of the day and parent/s will be asked to collect the phone from the office.

Parents need to be aware that the student remains responsible for their telephone, its use, abuse, loss or damage.

To model our commitment to this policy, staff members have agreed not to use mobile telephones during teaching time or other formal contact times.  We therefore expect that all mobile telephones are switched off in classrooms, except in an emergency or as pre-arranged with the principal.

Parents, visitors and contractors

All users are to switch their phones to mute or discrete when in public areas, including meetings, assemblies, interviews and classrooms.

All parents and visitors are to take and make mobile calls outside teaching and learning areas.

Money

Any money to be paid to school should be placed in a sealed payment envelope and clearly labelled with the student's name, classroom, what the payment is for and the amount of money enclosed.  Payments can be made at the 'payment window' on Monday - Fridays from 8.30 - 9.15am and 2.30pm - 3.15pm.  All money will be receipted as soon as possible and a receipt along with any change owing will be sent home with the student concerned.  Payments can be made by cash, cheque, EFT, EFTPOS, & credit card.  Internet Banking is available for payments.

Parents are reminded that our school does not keep change on hand.  Wherever possible the correct money would be greatly appreciated.

National Assessment Plan (Literacy & Numeracy)

Year 3, 5 and 7 students are tested each year in aspects of literacy and numeracy.  The tests are set and marked by an independent body.  Your child's results are placed in the context of the rest of year 3's, 5's and 7's across Australia.  Comprehensive results are sent to the parents/caregivers.

Newsletters

These are an important communication link between home and school.  They inform parents / caregivers of school events and at times seek information.  They are sent home fortnightly with the eldest child at school, on Thursday, in even weeks of the school term.  If you have any information you would like included in our school newsletter please see Debbie in the office, with at least 4 days minimum notice.  The school also uses a phone communication app 'Skoolbag' which can be downloaded on a smart phone by going to your phone app store (there is no charge for this service).

Out Of School Hours Care (O.S.H.C)

Out of School Hours Care at McLaren Flat Primary School incorporates after school and closure day care.  Hours of operation are:

O.S.H.C offers a warm, friendly, safe and enjoyable environment for children to stay and play at times when parents and caregivers are unable to be with them.

We do not consider O.S.H.C time to be school time.  However, because we are integrated with the school we aim to maintain the same standards as the school.  The program is not as rigidly structured as the classroom.  Children can freely choose from the activities available.

With our well trained, experienced, caring staff on hand at all times, we believe your children will enjoy their time at O.S.H.C and be as safe and well cared for as they are at home.

Please ask at the school for further information.

Parent Help / Volunteers

Perhaps you would like to help the students and teachers at school.  Teachers will appreciate your involvement and will be pleased to accept your time and talents in the classroom.  Our Principal and class teachers will be happy to discuss this with you. 


Refrigerators

To encourage students to eat healthy food for lunch, brain food time and recess, each classroom has its own refrigerator.  Food to be stored in the fridge may include any fresh healthy food from home such as:

These foods are in the Green and Yellow categories of the DECD Rite Bite Strategy.

Drinks will not be kept in the fridge as water bottles are available for students to use all the time.

Please ensure that food to be put in the fridge is placed in an individual, sealed and named bag or container (not the lunch box).

The fridge will be cleared each day and food will not be stored for the following day.

Cold food will not be reheated at school.

School Bus

The Department of Education & Child Development provides a bus service for the students of McLaren Flat Primary School.  The bus is based at Willunga High School.  Whilst on the bus students must remain in their seats - not moving until the bus has stopped, follow directions given by the driver and not have any part of their body outside the bus or throw things from the bus.  Students are expected to behave in the same manner on the bus as they do at school.  Failure to follow the bus rules will result in the loss of the privilege to travel on the bus and parents / caregivers will be required to make alternative travel arrangements for their child.  Please contact office staff to discuss eligibility.

School Times

  8.15am         -           Bus students arrive

  8.30am         -           Staff member commences yard duty.  Students enter school grounds

  8.50am         -           Session 1

10.00am         -           Brain Food

10.50am         -           Recess

11.10am         -           Session 2

12.40pm         -           Lunch eating time

 12.50pm         -          Lunch playtime

  1.30pm         -           Session 3

  3.10pm         -           Dismissal

  3.25pm         -           School bus leaves

The school grounds will not be supervised by a teacher before 8:30am or after school from 3.30pm.  Children in the yard outside of these times must be directly supervised by parents / caregivers.

If for a special reason, other than coming on the bus, a student needs to be at school before 8.30am, please discuss with the Principal.

In wet or very hot weather, children will be supervised by teachers in classrooms for indoor play at recess and / or lunchtimes.  Our school rooms are air-conditioned, so there is no early closure on very hot days.

If you require supervision for your child after school please refer to the Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) information.

School Card - Government Financial Support

Anyone wishing to be considered for School Card assistance must apply each year.

The criteria for eligibility for the School Card Scheme is based on whether the applicant's family income falls within the School Card income limits for the number of dependant children and not whether any member of the family has a Centrelink Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or they receive Family Tax Benefits.

If you think you may be eligible for School Card, please call into the front office and collect an application form.

School Charges (Material & Services)

The Material and Service Charge (M&S) for 2018 has been set at $ 250.00.  This fee includes all class supplies including stationery for the year and access to text books, photocopying and IT equipment.  Payment must be made in full by the end of Term 3 and we ask that parents let us know how and when the charge will be paid.  Instalments can be arranged and if you require this option please see Kerry Hooper in the front office. The M & S Charge does not include activities such as camps, excursions and performances.

Sick Room (also see First Aid)

If a child feels unwell or requires first aid at school, the class teacher will send him/her to the office where they will be provided with first aid or parents/carers will be contacted.  Students may return to class or be taken home, depending on the situation.

It is very important that your emergency contact details are kept up to date.  Please contact the front office staff if you would like to check or update your details.

In emergency situations we will call an ambulance or take the child to the nearest hospital and stay with them until you arrive.

Site Learning Plans

D.E.C.D. (The Department of Education & Child Development) requires each State School to develop a Site Development Plan.  The plan seeks to reflect the needs of the Department, staff, students, parents and the wider school community.  A copy of the plan needs to be approved by the (whole) school community and the Department.  Copies of the plan and regular reports will be made available upon request and at appropriate times.

Skateboards

Skateboards are not allowed in school grounds.

Sports

The availability of sports changes from year to year.  All weekend/after school competitive sport is organised through the McLaren Flat Recreation Sporting bodies or other District facilities.

At times our school will have its own team and at others will combine with another school to form a team. (Children must be 8 years of age before they can participate in these).

During Sport practices it is not the responsibility of team coaches/ managers or school staff to supervise siblings of team members.

Student Health & Care Plan

Our school is committed to supporting the health and well being of all students. An important part of this commitment is our student health and personal care management policy.

We acknowledge that parents/caregivers retain primary responsibility for their child's health care.  This includes responsibility for providing accurate, up-to-date, relevant information for staff regarding children's routine and emergency health care needs.

Students will be supported to develop safe, self-management of their health care needs.  This will occur with respect for the child's age and stage of development.

ROUTINE HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE SUPPORT

Some students may require assistance with their routine or emergency health and personal care needs.  Before staff can assist with this, parents / caregivers must provide written information from their doctor.  This must outline specific care needs.

Forms are available from the office for a range of health conditions and needs, including:

It is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver/guardian to request and ensure all appropriate forms are completed and returned to school.

We DO NOT ADMINISTER Panadol or other Analgesics.

STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DISCUSS HEALTH CARE NEEDS, CONFIDENTIALLY, WITH THE PRINCIPAL OR DEPUTY PRINCIPAL.

Sun Smart Policy

As a part of our Sun Smart policy all members of our school community (students, parents and teachers) must wear a broad brimmed or legionnaire style hat which protects the whole face, ears and back of the neck when they are outside, in summer, autumn and spring.  The application of 30+ sunscreen is strongly recommended and encouraged.

Swimming & Aquatics

This is part of our school Health & Physical Education curriculum.

The Reception to Year 2 students attend five 45 minute lessons and the Years 3-5's have five 90 minute lessons at the Noarlunga Aquatics Centre.  Year 6&7 participate in an aquatics program at Pt Noarlunga beach.  Travel to and from is usually arranged, at cost to parents, by bus.

Term Dates 2018

For 2018 the term dates are:

Term 1            January 29        to         April 13

Term 2            April 30              to        July 6

Term 3            July 23              to         September 26

Term 4            October 15       to         December 14

Toys & Valuable Items

Bringing toys & valuable items to school can present problems with:

We would ask that you consider the above and perhaps only allow toys & valuable items to come to school for a special occasion, eg birthday.

Transition

KINDERGARTEN - RECEPTION

A comprehensive transition program is in place to ensure a smooth transition from Kindergarten to Reception.

YEAR 7 TO YEAR 8

To ensure a smooth transition of our Year 7 students to High School we will:

 

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McLAREN FLAT PRIMARY SCHOOL POLICIES

To view policies, click on the links below:

School Rules
Communication with Teachers
Allergies Policy
Bushfire Preparedness Policy & Procedures
Attendance Policy
Student Behaviour Policy
Grievance Policy
Mobile Phones Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
Volunteer Policy
Cybersafety Policy

 

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