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Child Safe Standards

Child Safe Standards

Oakleigh South Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe. Our child safety and wellbeing policies and procedures outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students. As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Oakleigh South Primary School we welcome and encourage your feedback. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please contact the Principal, Ron Cantlon via the school email: oakleigh.south.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Our Commitment to Child Safety

As part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in our community, there is a new regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by the Child Safe Standards. 

The eleven Child Safe Standards, which came into effect on 1st July 2022, are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.

Standard 1 – Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued
Standard 2 – Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school leadership, governance and culture
Standard 3 – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously
Standard 4 – Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing
Standard 5 – Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice
Standard 6 – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice
Standard 7 – Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused
Standard 8 – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training
Standard 9 – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed
Standard 10 – Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved
Standard 11 – policies and procedures that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students.

Volunteering at Oakleigh South Primary School

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at OSPS. The purpose of this induction pack is to ensure Oakleigh South Primary School volunteers and contractors are familiar with our policies and procedures relating to child safety and understand the important role they play in maintaining and promoting the safety of our students. Volunteers must read the suite of policies and procedures in the links in the Child Safety Induction Pack before commencing any work where children are likely to be present.

If you would prefer a hard copy of this pack, please contact the Main office who will provide you with one.

Volunteers can also view the DET Child Safe Standards Training Slide Show.

Compass

OSPS uses Compass so parents can receive school information, fill in permission forms, pay for events, fill in absence notes, view academic reports and school communications. 

Every OSPS family will need to download Compass onto their phones, tablets, laptops or PCs.

Any queries please e-mail the OSPS Compass e-mail address 4823-compass@schools.vic.edu.au

DET Literacy & Numeracy Tips to help your child

Lunch Service

The school is using the services of CLASSROOM CUISINE to provide Student Lunches every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY.
Orders must be completed and paid for ONLINE before 8.30am SHARP on the day required.

OSHC Camp Australia – Guiding Children’s Growth

 

We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program.

Camp Australia programs are centered on child enrichment, while ensuring a reliable, engaging, and hassle-free OSHC service at our school. Their engaged educators foster a safe, inclusive environment where children can relax, have fun, and grow.

Your OSHC – OSHC that inspires

At Your OSHC by Camp Australia, every before school, after school and pupil free day program is tailored to the likes and interests of each child in service. Camp Australia’s educators design enriching experiences to inspire your children’s confidence, independence, and imagination. In any one week, they could be participating in science experiments, active play, creative expression and more – they believe in learning through experience so that each child can grow.

Rocketeers – Extraordinary Holiday Adventures

Rocketeers by Camp Australia is a space for children to escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary during their school holidays. Every school holiday break is a new mission for children to embark upon. With carefully designed programs, directed by the children and informed by family feedback, no two days are the same with Rocketeers. Experiences planned could include games, arts & crafts, sport, excursions, cooking, coding and more.

Click here to find out more about Camp Australia’s program at your school, including hours of operation and fees.

To attend care, you must register your child. Register now for free.

Out of Hours Services

Oakleigh South Primary School venue is host to a variety of service providers. Please note that service providers are not managed or run by Oakleigh South Primary School, they hire our venue. Please use the link to find out further information to get in touch with their service.

Auskick – Oakleigh

Basketball – Raptors Basketball Club

Calisthenics – Balmoral

Chess Club – Kids Unlimited

Coding – Code Camp (School Holidays)

 

Cricket – Emmanuel South Oakelgih Cricket Club

Dance – Mini Groovers

Fit for Kids – Tennis & Soccer

Football – Oakleigh Dragons Junior FC

Japanese – Melbourne International School of Japanese

 

Jewish R.E – United Jewish Education Board

Netball – Oakleigh South Netball Club – Oakleigh Jets

Soccer – Southern Star Soccer School

The Music School – Keyboard & Guitar

 

 

Parent Group

All parents are welcome to be involved with their children’s education and the Parent Group provides an opportunity for members to work together to further the interests of their children by:

  • Encouraging social interaction among parents and families.
  • Providing resources and facilities for the pupils through fundraising activities

Examples of the wonderful social events and fundraising events organised by parent group are:

  • Prep Welcome BBQ
  • Outdoor Movie Night
  • Easter Hamper Raffle
  • Fete Craft / Mother’s Day Stall
  • Family Night Out – i.e Inflatable World
  • Father’s Day Breakfast (proceeds donated to charity)
  • Trivia Night
  • School Disco
  • Giving Tree (donated to Salvation Army)
  • Christmas Stall

Meetings are advertised in the school newsletter, however we also have a large team of helpers that assist during events and fundraisers who do not attend meetings. Please feel free to contact us if you’d like to find out further information.

Parent Group

osparentgroup67@gmail.com

Parent Facebook Group – OSPS Parent Community

This group was created during the 2020 year when remote learning commenced as a forum for OSPS parents to engage as a school community and connect. There was overwhelming support to keep this page going while we hopefully enter a COVID normal year of school and education.

Only OSPS parents are able to join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1597982180354198

Parent Opinion Survey 

The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst all parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour, student engagement and this year, experiences of remote and flexible learning. Our school uses the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

The survey is conducted online, only takes 20 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. All responses to the survey are anonymous. The online survey is available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Turkish, Punjabi and Greek.

Policies

 

Oakleigh South Primary School has developed policies in line with department regulations.

Oakleigh South Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe. Our wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students.

As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Oakleigh South Primary School we welcome and encourage your feedback.

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, in relation to our school’s policies and procedures, please contact the school via email: oakleigh.south.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Hard copies of all policies are available to read on request at the Main Office.

The following policies are also available via the links below:

School Council

Contact School Council

Please e-mail: Attention: School Council
schoolcouncil@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au

Meeting Dates

OSPS School Council generally meet 6pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at OSPS staffroom.

Tuesday 21st March
Tuesday 16th May
Tuesday 20th June
Tuesday 15th August
Tuesday 24th October
Tuesday 21th November
December Meeting TBC
February 2024 Meeting TBC

The school council meeting dates will be placed in the Compass calendar as soon as they have been confirmed.

We ask that any parents wishing to attend, please notify Ron or the School Council President of their intention, 24 hours notice at the latest prior to the meeting time and date, and that they familiarise themselves with the legislation around visitors to School Council meetings. This can be found in the governance handbook located at https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/school-council-training/policy

School Council Membership 2023

The first meeting for the new “School Council Year” – 21st March.

A Schedule 7: School Council Members has been published here.

School Council Election Results 2023

The PARENT successful candidates (in surname alphabetical order) are:

  • Jordan Argiriou
  • Jennie Kim-Ross
  • Nicole Stenton
  • Brendon Wood

The DET successful candidates (in surname alphabetical order) are:

  • Erik Albers
  • Helen Paroukas

TOTAL MEMBERS AS OF 21st FEBRUARY 2023 
(Parents 8, DET 5, Community 2)

PARENTS

Jordan Argiriou

Nadia Beauchamp

Melissa Clubb

Jon Couston

Jennie Kim-Ross

Sri Reddy

Nicole Stenton

Brendon Wood

DET

Ron Cantlon (Principal)

Nikki Virtuoso

Erik Albers

Anthony Rowe

Helen Paroukas

COMMUNITY

Parent Group Rep:

Community Member:

Term Dates & Bells

Term Dates

 

2023

Term 1 – Monday 30 January – Thursday 6 April

Term 2 – Monday 24 April – Friday 23 June 2.30pm

Term 3 –Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 2.30pm

Term 4 –Monday 2 October to Tuesday 19 December 3.30pm

Bell Session & Times

8.45am Bag bell

9.00am Start of day bell

9.00am Session 1

9.50am Session 2

10.40am Start of recess bell

11.10am End of recess bell

11.10am Session 3

12.00pm Session 4

12.50pm Lunch eating time bell

1.00pm Start of lunch

1.50pm End of lunch bell

1.50pm Session 5

2.40pm Session 6

3.30pm End of day bell

Uniforms PSW

School Uniforms are provided by Primary School Wear (PSW)

New uniforms can be purchased form their outlet store at 1 Age St, Cheltenham or online.

PSW Cheltenham

1 Age St, Cheltenham VIC 3192 (03) 9768 0332

Uniforms Second Hand

Oakleigh South Primary School parent volunteers run Second Hand Uniform Shop which is located in the junior wing.

If you’d like to volunteer to assist please contact the office. Washed and suitable donations of uniform can be handed in at the office.

Opening hours are: 8.45am to 9.00am on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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