Health & Wellbeing

Health Reminder

It is important that we all continue to monitor our own and the health of our children daily during this time. If you or your child develops any symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat or

shortness of breath:

  • Stay at home and do not attend school
  • Seek medical advice
  • Call the school to let us know of any important outcomes
  • If you or your child has a health condition or complex health needs, please discuss this with your medical specialist.
  • Information about coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the DHHS website.

Our school is continuing to promote and implement on a daily basis both Covid-safe behaviours and practices across our school community.

Financial Assistance - CSEF

Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their outcomes.

 

School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors. Excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works while sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership.  All are a part of a healthy curriculum.

 

CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or 

sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

 

HOW TO APPLY

New applicants should contact the school office to   obtain a CSEF application form or download from the website below. 

If you applied for CSEF at your child's school last year, you do not need to complete an application form this year unless there has been a change in your family circumstances. 

You only need to complete an application form if any of the following changes have occurred:

  • new student enrolments; your child has started or changed schools this year.
  • changed family circumstances; such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing this year.

The annual CSEF amount per student is:

  • $125 for primary school students
  • $225 for secondary school students

 

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about CSEF visit:https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/csef.aspx

 

 

 
 

 

Article 3: why EVERY DAY COUNTS AND It’s not OK to be late

We have recently been reminding our school community every day counts. This also applies to being late to school.  It is crucial that children and students develop habits of regular attendance at an early age.

Poor patterns of attendance place students at risk of not achieving their educational, social and psychological potential and are disadvantaged in the quality of choices they are able to make in later life situations.

When students arrive late to school their learning can be affected.

 

Students who are late:

  • miss out on organisation time, for getting their belongings from their tubs and out onto their tables
  • miss out on roll marking, lunch order collection and taking monies or notices to the office – and their notices and lunch orders often stay in their school bag
  • miss out on learning time when they take their lunch orders, monies or notices to the office
  • miss out on hearing what’s happening and the learning intentions for the day
  • are often unsure about what they have to do in the lesson
  • can arrive at their classroom to find that their class has gone to a specialist lesson and they do not know where to go
  • find learning becomes disjointed and difficult
  • are failing to take responsibility for their learning
  • tend not to see being late as a problem
  • distract other students when they arrive.
  • miss out on playing with other children before school
  • develop the lifelong habit of being late – bosses are less supportive than schools.

Parents are reminded that all students arriving late to school must be signed in at the school office by a parent or guardian. The late slips are then to be given to the class teacher.

 

If you are experiencing difficulty in getting your child to school on time, please discuss the matter with your child’s teacher.