Policies

Acceptable Use of Digital Resources Policy
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 Policy
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: June 2019
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Anaphylaxis Management Policy
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: August 2019
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Anti-Bullying Policy
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: September 2019
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Camps and Excursions Policy
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: May 2019
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Cash Handling Policy

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: February 2019
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Child Safe
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: October 2018
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Child Protection Policy and Procedures
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Complaints Policy
Parkmore Primary School encourages its students to strive for excellence in all of their endeavours. This policy explains our approach to the delivery of the Victorian Curriculum. Date: August 2019
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Curriculum Policy
Parkmore Primary School encourages its students to strive for excellence in all of their endeavours. This policy explains our approach to the delivery of the Victorian Curriculum. Date: August 2019
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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
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: May 2019
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Electronic Funds Management Policy
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: February 2019
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eLearning Policy
Parkmore Primary School aims to provide students with a safe and engaging environment where technologies are utilised to enhance learning. Date: May 2016
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First Aid Policy
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 the provision of first aid. Date: June 2019
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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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Health Care Needs Policy
To provide advice around the appropriate support provided to students with helath care needs. Date: June 2019
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Hire of Facilities Policy
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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Investment Policy
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: February 2019
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Parent Payment Policy
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: February 2019
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Schools' Privacy Policy
DET Policy around how information is collected and shared. Date: August 2019
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Statement of Values and School Philosophy
The school has developed this statement with input from students, parent and staff.
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Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
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: September 2019
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SunSmart Policy
The Sunsmart policy aims to provides students, staff and parents/carers of Parkmore Primary School with better sun-protection knowledge and behaviours. Date: May 2017
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Take Home Tasks Policy
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: November 2018
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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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Student Dress Code
A student 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: August 2019
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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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Visitors Policy
This policy governs the provision of a safe and secure learning and teaching environmnet for students and staff by establishing processes to monitor and manage visitors to our school. May 2019
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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. May 2019
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