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POLICIES 2017-05-23T14:12:49+00:00
ATTENDANCE POLICY
BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT POLICY

The school’s Behaviour Management Policy emphasises positive behaviour with the expectation that students have a choice and they are responsible for their own behaviour.

Each classroom has a clearly defined set of rules at the teacher’s discretion that enables students to be awarded for positive behaviour or experience a set of graduated consequences for the negative behaviour.

Positive behaviour is encouraged by teachers with wide variety of rewards including praise, stickers, rubber stamps, etc.

Negative behaviour is discouraged through a series of consequences, which are outlined below:

CONSEQUENCES
1st time Warning and reinforcement of correct behaviour
2nd time 5 minute in class time-out
3rd time 15 minute isolation form the class, removed temporarily to another class
4th time In-school suspension, letter home and parent interview requested

Repeated in-school suspension may also lead to suspension from school. Parental support of school policy is always encouraged and appreciated.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

BULLYING POLICY

Intervention:
Once identified; bully, victim and witnesses will be spoken with, and all incidents or allegation of bullying will be fully investigated and documented. Both bully and victim will be offered counselling and support. If bullying is ongoing, parents will be contacted and consequences implemented that are consistent with the school’s Student Code of Conduct.

Post Violation:
Consequences may involve exclusion from class, school suspension, ongoing counselling from authorised staff. Positive behaviour will be awarded.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

CLASSROOM FORMATION POLICY
  • To have one of the most effective teaching environment by providing one of the lowest teacher to student ratio (maximum 1 teacher to 8 students).
  • To provide each child with the opportunity to be part of a class of children that will allow them the best opportunity to learn.
  • To form well balanced classes of children that take into account the social, motional, academic and physical characteristics of each child.

Implementation:
While the allocation of children to various classes, class structures and class compositions are all ultimately responsibilities of the Principal, a collaborative process that includes the class teachers and on occasions, parents of some students.

The process of forming classes will take place in Week 1 of Term 1.

The Principal, in consultation with the staff and after considering student numbers, will determine the number of classes for the current school year, class sizes and grade levels of each class. Every effort will be made to ensure that student numbers in each class remain low, subject to enrolments and staff availability.

Consideration will be given to gender, the previous class, each child’s ability, behaviour, friendship groups and teacher characteristics. Individual needs and a whole school perspective must be considered.

Whereas possible, composite classes will be established for students whose linguistic ability prevents them from attending the next level.

The student can be enrolled into the Kindergarten class only if he/she attends Australian Kindergarten.

Parental concerns regarding placement must be directed to the Principal.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

COMPLAINT RESOLUTION POLICY

Implementation
The established process, as outlined below, will be followed to resolve complains:

  • Try to establish the facts as clearly as you possibly can and be wary of hearsay
  • If the matter involves your child or an issue of everyday class operation, make an appointment to see their classroom teacher, detailing the reasons for the appointment.
    (All appointments must be scheduled after class time to avoid teachers being delayed attending their classes)
  • An appointment should be made with the Principal to discuss issues involving school policy, financial issues, operations beyond your child´s classroom and concerns about staff, or complains that are probably not easily resolved.
  • All grievances are to be kept as confidential as possible.
  • All formal discussions and processes involving complains will be documented.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

COMPLAINT RESOLUTION POLICY

Implementation
The members of the school community will:

  • Provide positive role models.
  • Support school rules, codes of practice, programs, activities and decisions.
  • Support the implementation of all school policies.
  • Promote a positive image of the school.
  • Provide support and actively participate in school events and extra curricular activities.
  • Acknowledge and accept the school protocol for complaint resolutions.
  • Have high but realistic expectations of all members of the school community.
  • Respect the rights and the property of the host school.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

CONDUCT

Rationale
In providing a high quality education that is relevant to the needs of the students Czech and Slovak School of Sydney recognises the importance of parental support and involvement in the school. The basis of relationship between all members of the school community (staff, children, parents) will be one of mutual respect.

Aims
To ensure that all members understand and support the school´s position in relation to standards of behaviour.

Implementation
The members of the school community will:

  • Provide positive role models.
  • Support school rules, codes of practice, programs, activities and decisions.
  • Support the implementation of all school policies.
  • Promote a positive image of the school.
  • Provide support and actively participate in school events and extra curricular activities.
  • Acknowledge and accept the school protocol for complaint resolutions.
  • Have high but realistic expectations of all members of the school community.
  • Respect the rights and the property of the host school.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

DISABILITIES POLICY

Implementation

  • The Principal shall co-ordinate and oversee the enrolment of students with disabilities and impairment and the implementation of the program.
  • The school will support staff to enable them to access appropriate professional development opportunities.
  • The school will encourage the acceptance and support of students with disabilities and impairments by members of the whole school community.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

EQUIPMENT POLICY

Implementation
For the purpose of this policy, equipment is defined as non-consumable classroom teaching related items that have a value greater than $150.00. The principal will be allocated the responsibility of coordinating the purchase and maintenance of all equipment purchases. Equipment will not be purchased for the sole use of a particular teacher or group unless it is clearly demonstrated that this equipment will be conducive to teaching/learning throughout the year.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

FEES CANCELLATION POLICY
INCIDENT POLICY
MEDICATION POLICY

Implementation

  • Children who are unwell should not attend school.
  • Non-prescribed oral medications (e.g. head-ache tablets) will not be administered by school staff without parent authorisation.
  • All parent requests to administer prescribed medications to their child must be in writing and must be supported by specific written instruction from the medical practitioner or pharmacist including the name of the student, dosage and time to be administered (original medications bottle or container should provide this information).
  • Consistent with current Asthma policies, students who provide written parent permission may carry an asthma inhaler with them.
  • Classroom teachers will oversee the administering of medication as prescribed and sign the relevant school documentation.
  • Parents/ caregivers of students who may require injections are required to meet the principal to discuss the matter.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

MEDICAL ATTENTION – CONSENT
OH & S POLICY (Occupational Health and Safety)
  • To ensure that appropriate standards of workplace safety are maintained at all times.
  • To promote a team approach to health and safety issues.
  • To prevent accident, injuries and disease in the workplace.

Implementation

  • Adequate resourcing will be available to ensure that the workplace meets the appropriate Occupational Health and Safety standards. This is conditional upon the state of the Government school premises where our school conducts its classes.
  • We shall be requesting from the regular day school Principal to communicate to our staff all issues relating to OH&S, for example building works being conducted at the school.
  • Process of reporting, recording and investigating incidents, including an incident Report Card, will be adhered to and maintained.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

PRIVACY POLICY
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY
  • To provide opportunity for all staff to further their professional skills, knowledge and qualifications
  • To ensure all staff and effective the school, comply with the Community Languages Program requirements

Implementation

  • Professional Development is a shared responsibility between the school and the staff members
  • The Professional Development budged provides funds for whole school and individual Professional Development interests
  • Staff of volunteers attending Professional Development (other than LOTE Teaching Certificate) have a responsibility to report briefly to the remainder of staff/volunteers about the activity and its benefits

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

SUNSMART POLICY
  • To educate students as to suitable sunsmart protection strategies
  • To encourage children to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the sun

Implementation

  • Children should be encouraged to wear hats or other headgear during Term 1 and 4 whenever they are outside
  • Children without hats will be restricted to playing in designed shaded areas

Additional information maybe obtained from the NSW Cancer Council Website.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.

YARD BEHAVIOUR POLICY
  • Treat each other and the environment with respect
  • Be trusted to play safely
  • Be fair to all and maintain a harassment free zone
  • Develop social cohesion by including others, respecting different cultures, skills and beliefs

Students who are unable to work within these guide-lines are reminded by staff.

Students who continue to behave in ways that are not acceptable in the yard, are referred to the Principal or an authorised person replacing the principal on the day.

All policies are also available in PDF format as part of Parent’s Handbook.