Parent Info

Policies

Please find below a collection of our Policies. Parents are also advised to visit The Department of Education & Training (DET) website to view DET Policies under which our school operates. All of our policies are drafted by our Education Sub Committee and approved by our School Council. Apart from the below Policies, the following are currently drafted and are awaiting School Council endorsement;

  • Equal Opportunity and Anti -Discrimination Policy

 

Child Safe Standards

To create and maintain a child safe organisation, an entity to which the standards apply must have:

Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
Standard 2: A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
Standard 3: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
Standard 5: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
Standard 6: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
Standard 7: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children

Barton Primary School will implement the Child Safe Standards to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students at the school and promote an organisational culture that manages the risk of child abuse and neglect.

Our School has developed policies and procedures that aim to keep children safe. The standards will provide a framework to identify gaps and improve policy and practices specific to child safety.

 

Medical Information

First Aid

The First Aid room is located in the Administration building

If you notice your child is unwell in the morning, please keep them home from school.

Parents will be contacted if students have reported to First Aid and are required to be sent home – students are not allowed to make their own arrangements home.

Parent/Guardian and emergency contact information is critically important for when your child is in First Aid. Please ensure you email the school via barton.ps@education.vic.gov.au with any changes to your details.

Please notify the school of any current or past health issues that we need to monitor for your child.

Medication

No student can have medication in their possession, all medication is kept in the First Aid room. The Student Health Support Plan attached, is to be completed and signed by a parent/guardian for all medication. Medication is required to be provided in its original prescribed package with your child’s name and the dosage of the medication. Medication can be refrigerated if needed.

Asthma

We require all students who suffer from asthma to provide the attached Asthma Action Plan, which is completed by a doctor. A spacer with the prescribed reliever medication must be provided in conjunction with the Asthma Action Plan.

All students with Asthma must complete a Schools Camp and excursion form, within 2 weeks of the event. This form needs to be completed with every camp and excursion.

Anaphylaxis

An EPIPEN must be provided for anaphylactic students and must be renewed prior to the EpiPen expiring date. The attached Individual Anaphylaxis Plan must be completed by a parent/guardian. The Anaphylaxis Action Plan must be completed by a doctor.

Allergic Reactions

An allergy is a reaction to a specific scenario or object. Students with allergies require the attached Allergy Plan to be completed by a doctor. Your child’s medication must be provided with the Allergy plan.

Term Dates

2022 Term Dates
Term 1
  • Friday 28th January – Curriculum Day
  • Monday 31st January – Term 1 commences (students 1-6)
  • Monday 7th February – Term 1 commences (Prep)
  • Monday 14th March – Labour Day
  • Friday 8th April – Term 1 concludes

     Term 2
    • Monday 25th April- ANZAC Day
    • Tuesday 26th April – Term 2 commences
    • Monday 13th June – Queen’s Birthday
    • Friday 24th June  – Term 2 concludes
       

    Term 3
    • Monday 11th July – Term 3 commences
    • Monday 5th September – Pupil Free Day
    • Friday 16th September – Term 3 concludes

     Term 4

    • Monday 3rd October – Term 4 commences
    • Tuesday 1nd November – Melbourne Cup Day
    • Monday 19th December – Term 4 concludes

    *No students to attend school on days marked red

    *All students are dismissed from class at 2:30pm every Wednesday

    Uniform

    The Uniform Policy at Barton Primary School supports the school curriculum. Barton Primary School Council has established a dress code for its students following the DET Guidelines.

    The Student Dress Code sets out Barton Primary School, School Council expectations with regard to student appearance and applies during school hours and when students are engaged in school activities out of school hours.

    All items purchased at PSW conform to the school’s Student Dress Code and offer parents peace of mind in regards to Student Dress Code compliance. Items may be purchased at other outlets but must conform to the standards detailed below.

    *Items can be purchase online or at the PSW store.

    Please see link below to the PSW uniform list and pricing.

    Cyber Safety

    Barton Primary School actively supports access by students to the widest variety of information resources available, accompanied by the development of the skills necessary to filter, analyse, interpret and evaluate information encountered.

    The internet provides students with unprecedented opportunities to obtain information, engage in discussion, and liaise with individuals, organisation and groups world-wide so as to increase skills, knowledge and abilities.

    Barton Primary School aims to protect students from inappropriate content, cyberbullying and other risks. eduSTAR.ISP is a filtered centralised internet service employed at Barton. This permits us to allow or block a website at the school level.

    For Parents:

    There are a range of resources for parents seeking more information on cyber safety. These include eSafe a Federal Government cyber safety program helping schools improve cyber safety and deal with cyberbullying. It is important that parents understand the kind of digital technologies young people enjoy, the challenges and risks these might bring and some guidelines to help encourage cyber safety. Below are some helpful links to promote the safe and respectful use of the internet in our school community and to provide tips for parents.

    Helpful links:

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    Growing Up Digital – parent presentation (PPT – 6.3Mb)

    Slide 8 includes ‘Go Figure’ – a short video full of facts and figures about online safety. For more information, see:  Go Figure – Family Online Safety Institute

    CSEF

    The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports, excursions and incursions.

    CSEF applications for 2022 open from term one 2022. Parents or legal guardians who are eligible are required to submit a CSEF application form to their child’s school.

    To be eligible for the fund, a parent or legal guardian of a student attending a registered Government or non-government Victorian primary or secondary school must:
    • on the first day of Term one, or;
    • on the first day of Term two;

    a) Be an eligible beneficiary within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004, that is, be a holder of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or be an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holder, OR
    b) Be a temporary foster parent, and;
    c) Submit an application to the school by the due date.

    Please see link below for CSEF form 

    Click below for more information regarding eligibility and CSEF payments.

    Parent Payment Charges 2022

    Barton Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and would like to advise you of Barton Primary School’s voluntary financial contributions for 2022. Barton Primary School makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.

    The Department of Education and Training Parent Payment Policy provides advice on the different types of payments that schools can request from parents and outlines the procedures and protocols to which schools must adhere.

    Parent Payment Arrangements

    Curriculum Contributions – items and activities that students use, or participate in, to access the curriculum

    Other Contributions – for non-curriculum items and activities

    Education Items – items that the school recommends you purchase for your child to individually own and use

    Extra-Curricular Items and Activities – items that enhance or broaden the schooling experience of students

     

    Payment Methods

    Items

    • Curriculum Contributions
    • Other Contributions
    • Extra-Curricular Items and Activities

    Payment Method

    Via Compass – Course Confirmation/School Payments

    Item

    • Educational items for students to own

    Payment Method

    Rapid Office Choice OR your preferred stationery supplier

     

    Financial Support for Families

    Barton Primary School understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:

    • the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
    • State Schools’ Relief (School Uniform Support)

    For further information about accessing these services, please email the school;  barton.ps@education.vic.gov.au

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

    Ben Vevers
    PRINCIPAL