Staff Professional Practice Day
A reminder that next Friday 9th September will be our staff Professional Practice Day. Students will not be required to attend school on this day.
Their Care will be running their program during the day if you require care for your child. Please contact Their Care to book their place.
A reminder that it is a Department of Education requirement that all student absences be reported to the school. If you know that your child will be absent in advance, please let the office know or log this through Compass. If your child is unwell, please inform the school on the day of the absence, you can do this through Compass, by emailing the school or calling the school and leaving a message on the absence line. A reminder also if your child has tested positive to Covid-19 to please inform the school on the day of the positive test.
Father’s Day Stall
Thank you to our Parents and Friends Committee for organising the Father’s Day Stall for our Primary School and Pre-School students yesterday. Our students had a great range of gifts to choose from and enjoyed picking out a gift for dad or a special person. We hope our dads enjoy receiving these on Sunday.
Thank you to our P&F members and to the parents who assisted us on the day: Jenny F, Mandy K, Lauren VC, Kirsten W, Amy W, Dani B, Erika W, Kate A, Tanya C, Emma K and Mel B.
Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey
A reminder that the Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey is now open for families to complete until Friday 16th September.
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.
While previously a random sample of approximately 30 per cent of parents/caregivers/guardians have been selected to participate, this year, all families are invited to participate in the survey. Please note that the survey must only be complete once per family.
If a member of your family has not yet completed this survey, we encourage you to do so. The results of this survey give us valuable feedback from our school community.
Details on how to access the survey have been posted to Compass.
As we turn the corner on Winter and look forward to some warmer weather in Spring, this also means that this is peak season for swooping birds. We currently have some magpies along Breeze Street who are often on the electrical wires opposite the staff carpark and in the tree near the Art room, that are swooping walkers by. Please take care when walking in this area.
A reminder that hats are now to be worn by students at all times when outside. All students require a Navy broadbrim SunSmart in navy blue. If your child is not wearing a hat the complies with SunSmart requirements and school uniform, they will be directed to a shaded area.
Child Safe Standards
Please take the time to read over the updated Child Safe Standards document on the following page.
Ken & Lisa
Child Safe Standard 9: Child Safety in physical and online environments
This standard focuses on child safety and wellbeing in physical and online environments and ensuring that procurement also reflects child safety.
Schools need to have policies and strategies:
At our school we identify, assess and manage risks to child safety and wellbeing in our physical and online school environments. These risks are managed through our child safety policies, procedures and practices, and in our activity specific risk registers, such as those we develop for off-site overnight camps, adventure activities and facilities and services we contract through third party providers for student use.
Our Child Safety Risk Register is used to record any identified risks related to child abuse alongside actions in place to manage those risks. Our school leadership team monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the actions in the Child Safety Risk Register at least annually.
Child Safe Standard 8: Review of child safety practices
This standard focuses on continuous improvement in child-safe policies, procedures and practices.
At Bonbeach Primary School, we have established processes for the review and ongoing improvement of our child safe policies, procedures, and practices.
Child Safe Standard 11: Review of child safety practices
This standard focuses on incorporating the 11 Child Safe Standards into school policies, procedures and practices, which work together to create a child-safe culture.
Schools should ensure these policies and procedures are:
Bonbeach Primary School have a number of policies which incorporate the 11 Child Safe Standards including:
These policies can be found on our school website and are regularly reviewed by School Council as per Department of Education requirements.
We are committed to communicating our child safety strategies to the school community through:
We are committed to continuous improvement in our approach to child safety and wellbeing and welcome feedback from families and members of our school community on ways we can further strengthen our child safety policies, procedures and practices.
If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please email the school.
Here is an outline of Production week:
Monday 5th September
Tuesday 6th September
Wednesday 7th September