Policies

Acceptable Use of Digital Resources Policy 2014
Digital resources are essential tools for providing students with an enriched learning environment. Parkmore Primary School actively supports access by students and staff to the widest variety of information resources, but acknowledge these resources must be used responsibly. Date: 18/03/2014
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Accidents and Incidents Reporting Policy
Parkmore Primary School is committed to dealing with accidents or incidents as they occur and keep accurate records in accordance with Department guidelines. Date: 03/08/2015
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Administration of Medication and Care Arrangements for Ill Students with Medical Conditions
The school is committed to taking all reasonable steps to provide a safe environment for students, including by ensuring staff fulfil their duty of care in relation to any medication requirement. Date: 03/08/2015
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Anaphylaxis Management Policy 2014
To provide, as far as practicable, a well-informed, safe and supportive environment in which anaphylactic students can participate equally in all aspects of schooling. Date: 18/03/2014
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Anti-Bullying Policy 2014
Bullying is when a person, or persons, deliberately upset or hurt another person or damage their social acceptance reputation, or property in an ongoing manner. Date: 28/01/2015
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Cash Handling Policy 2016
Cash transactions are one of the most vulnerable areas of the school. To safeguard these assets, protect the staff involved in receipting and collection, and minimise the risks associated with cash handling, the school will implement the measures outlined below, in accordance with Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines and best practice. Date: 17/05/2016
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Child Protection Policy
Parkmore Primary School is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of students and explain the roles and responsibilities to staff in accordance with Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines. Date: 03/08/2015
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Critical Incident Policy
Critical incidents may involve loss of life serious injury or emotional disturbance. Incidents may occur in the school environment or outside. They may involve staff, students or those close to them. The network of those involved in a traumatic event can be wide, especially if it directly involves the school. Date: 03/08/2015
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Duty of Care Policy 2014
In addition to their professional obligations, principals and teachers have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect students in their charge from risks of injury that are reasonably foreseeable. Date: 18/03/2014
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EFTPOS Policy 2016
Schools are able to accept and provide alternative payment methods to cash or cheque by utilising Electronic Funds Transfer Point of Sale (EFTPOS) Facilities. EFTPOS provides schools with the ability to accept non-cash electronic payments by way of credit and debit card transactions. Date: 17/05/2016
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eLearning Policy 2014
Parkmore Primary School aims to provide students with a safe and engaging environment where technologies are utilised to enhance learning. Date: 23/10/2014
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English Policy 2015
The English domain is an essential component of the discipline-based Learning Strand of the Australian Curriculum and Victorian Essential Learning Standards (AusVELS). Active and effective participation in Australian society depends on the ability to speak listen, read, view and write with confidence, understanding, purpose and enjoyment. Date: 19/05/2015
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Excursion and Camp Policy 2015
Excursions and camps are seen as an integral part of the curriculum as they enable students to explore, extend and enrich their learning, and development their social skills, in a non-school setting. Excursions and camps complement, and are an important aspect of, the educational programs offered at Parkmore Primary School. Date: 14/01/2016
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Head Lice Management Policy 2014
To support and provide consistent and practical advice on the management of head lice in partnership with parents/carers. Date: 28/01/2015
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Hire of Facilities Policy 2014
Parkmore Primary School has facilities from which the school community and broader community may benefit, through agreement and hire outside of normal school hours for appropriate purposes. Date: 28/01/2015
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Homework Policy 2014
School related activities completed at home benefit students by consolidating classroom learning, fostering good study habits, providing an opportunity for students to develop a ‘love of learning’ and demonstrate persistence. Provides an opportunity for parents to engage in their children’s learning. Date: 29/01/2015
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Investment Policy 2016
The School Council will maximise the earnings on excess funds where available, by investing in prudentially sound and secure investment institutions, which are professionally managed and have strong financial status in reserves, liquidity and profitability. Date: 17/05/2016
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Mathematics Policy 2015
The Mathematics domain is an essential component of the discipline-based Learning Strand of the Australian Curriculum and Victorian Essential Learning Standards (AusVELS). To function confidently in society, now and in the future, individuals need to effectively utilise mathematical language, skills and understanding. Date: 19/05/2015
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Medicines Management Policy 2014
To provide staff and parents/carers of Parkmore Primary School with processes and protocols in regard to the management of medication required to be administered and stored at school. Date: 18/03/2014
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Parent Payment Policy
Date: 10/11/2016
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Parent Payment Policy 2016
School Councils are able to request payments or contributions for education items and services from parents and guardians for students in Victorian government schools in the three categories: Essential Education Items, Optional Extras and Voluntary Financial Contributions. Date: 17/05/2016
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School Internet Banking Policy 2016
Internet banking has become a very common banking practice that provides several distinct advantages, whilst at the same time offering high levels of security and convenience. Date: 17/05/2016
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Science Policy 2015
1.1. The Science domain is an essential component of the discipline-based Learning Strand of the Australian Curriculum and Victorian Essential Learning Standards (AusVELS). The Australian Curriculum: Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge (scientific method), understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers Date: 14/01/2016
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Student Engagement Policy 2015
A positive school culture that is fair and respectful to all is a fundamental element in promoting student engagement. Quality child-centred teaching and learning programs engage students, enabling them to learn and develop positive attitudes to themselves and their learning. Students who attend school regularly have the greatest opportunities to learn and to develop a positive attitude to learning. Student engagement is a key factor in promoting student attendance. This policy sets out the school’s position on student engagement, student attendance and student behaviour. Date: 19/05/2015
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SunSmart Policy 2014
The Sunsmart policy aims to provides students, staff and parents/carers of Parkmore Primary School with better sun-protection knowledge and behaviours. Date: 20/08/2014
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Transporting Students Policy
Parkmore Primary School will provide safe travel for students within current Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) guidelines. Parkmore Primary School aims to ensure that students travel safely within school hours, and in a manner consistent with DEECD policies and regulations. Date: 19/11/2013
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Uniform Policy 2016
A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance and instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the Parkmore Primary School community. Students are expected to dress in complete school uniform in a way that reflects a sense of pride in their school and themselves. It provides a means of identification and helps to ensure safety of our students, in the schoolyard and in transit to and from the school. Date: 17/05/2016 Date: 17/05/2016
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Video Film and Computer Games Use Policy
This policy governs the use of video, film and computer games by Parkmore Primary School. Material accessed via the Internet is governed by the Acceptable Use of Digital Resources Policy. Date: 17/09/2013
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Volunteer Policy
The success of many activities for Parkmore Primary School students, inclusive of the Classroom Helpers program, excursions and school camps, is dependent upon the assistance of volunteer parents and carers. The interests and abilities of volunteers add significantly to the human resources available to our school, therefore providing our students with a wider range of interactions, opportunities and experiences for students. Date: 19/11/2013
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