- Equal Opportunity and Anti -Discrimination Policy
Child Safe Standards
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.
Annual Report, AIP & Strategic Plan
2022 Term Dates
Friday 28th January – Curriculum Day
Monday 31st January – Term 1 commences (students 1-6)
Friday 8th April – Term 1 concludes
Monday 25th April- ANZAC Day
Tuesday 26th April – Term 2 commences
Monday 11th July – Term 3 commences
Friday 16th September – Term 3 concludes
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Curriculum Contributions
- Other Contributions
- Extra-Curricular Items and Activities
Via Compass – Course Confirmation/School Payments
- Educational items for students to own
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; email@example.com