Child Safe Policy Update:
Our PHSC Child Safety Policies have recently been updated to align with the recent State-wide updates which came into effect on 1st July 2022. The Child Safety Policies come under Ministerial Order 1359 and you can read more about this here. Students, Parents and Staff were consulted in the drafting of these policies and they have already come into effect in our school. Our website policies page lists them and they are copied here:
Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy
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 contact Jo Sayer, Assistant Principal.
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Student Accident Insurance:
Parents/carers are reminded that the Department of Education and Training does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents/carers of students, who do not have student accident insurance/ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance or transport as well as any other transport costs. We encourage you to consider Ambulance Victoria membership at low cost for peace of mind.
Private property brought to school:
Private property brought to schoolby students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department of Education and Training does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage.
This can include mobile phones, calculators, toys, sporting equipment and bikes parked on school premises. As the Department does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property, students and staff should be discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school. Bicycle locks 'D' lock /or other quality lock is recommended to secure each bicycle. D locks are currently available for purchase from the front office.
Princes Hill Secondary College's Smart Device Use Policy provides clear advice that personal mobile phones must not be used at the College during school hours, including lunchtime and recess, unless an exception has been granted.
Your cooperation in reminding your child/ren to power down their mobile phone and store it securely in their locker until they leave at the end of the day, would be appreciated.