The Department of Education and Training (which includes all Victorian government schools, central and regional offices) values the privacy of every person and is committed to protecting information that schools collect.
As adults we all play a critical role to protect children from harm.
As a parent or carer you have the primary responsibility for protecting and caring for your own children and supporting them to build relationships that are safe and respectful.
You also play a critical role in identifying and responding to suspected abuse within the community. In fact it may amount to a criminal offence if you fail to report suspected sexual child abuse.
Positive, clear and effective processes for resolving grievances between the school and community members assists in the building of strong relationships, dispels anxiety, and ultimately provides students with an enhanced learning environment.
At Fawkner Primary School, the welfare of our students is paramount. Student wellbeing and engagement are a priority and drive our teaching and learning programs. We aim to build strong relationships amongst students, staff, parents and the wider community. We respond to the diverse learning needs of students by encouraging continuous improvement across our learning community and regular evaluation or our school programs. This policy is intended to empower children who are vital and active participants in our inclusive school at Fawkner Primary School.
Fawkner Primary School recognises that multicultural education is relevant to all learners and we celebrate our multicultural society. Through civics and citizenship and multicultural education we aim to provide opportunities for all students to feel included while they develop knowledge and skills to contribute to society as active and informed citizens locally, nationally and internationally.
All children have the right to feel safe and well, and know that they will be attended to with due care when in need of first aid.
The school’s excursion program enables students to further their learning and social skills development in a non-school setting. Excursions complement, and are an important aspect of the educational programs offered at our school.
A smooth transition enables newly enrolled students to become part of our school with a minimum of disruption and maximum support.
The effective and efficient management of emergency incidents is critical to the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and school visitors, as well as essential in minimising damage to school property.
Many students attending school need medication to control a health condition. It is necessary that teachers (as part of their duty of care) assist students, where appropriate to take their medication. The school will ensure the student’s privacy and confidentiality and will exercise sensitivity towards this issue to avoid any stigmatisation.