We politely ask all families to notify the school should your child/children not be returning to OLA in 2023. We have had a number of enquiries in recent weeks across various levels. Having an accurate indication of our enrolment numbers ensures we are able to plan accordingly for the following school year and access appropriate funding i.e. staffing and resourcing. We thank you for your cooperation.
COVID Safety & Sick Children
We request that any children who show signs of being unwell must remain at home. Parents please note that children will be isolated in the sick bay and we will call parents if we identify that your child is unwell. This protocol is in place for the safety of all children and members of our community.
Ways of Working
At the beginning of the school year and throughout the school year we provide reminders to our community on ways of working at OLA. This is one way that we work together to create a respectful, inclusive and safe environment for all at OLA. These reminders are provided at parent workshops, assemblies, newsletters and in Operoo communications.
Our OLA website is also a great platform to locate important documents and Policies and Procedures for OLA. These policies can be found under two tabs on the website: Our School and Child Safety. These documents were updated on 1 July 2022 with the guidance from MACS to include all Child Safety Standards.
A reminder to families that when there is a friendship/relationship issue or any kind of issue between your child and another child or family at school that you are to contact the school directly via a phone call or email. We ask that the emails be two sentences or less and we will be back in touch within 24-48 school working day hours. For example,
My child has come home today feeling really sad about a friendship at school.
I am available on xx to meet or speak with you about this.
Kind regards. X”
The school will then manage the situation.
The following is reiterated in the Parent/Guardian/Carer Code of Conduct (see attached):
Unacceptable conduct includes, but is not limited to:
- approaching a child that is not your own with a view to disciplining that child for their behaviour (such matters are only to be dealt with by school staff)
- approaching other school parents to resolve issues arising between students at school (such matters should be referred to school staff)
- any form of threatening language, gestures or conduct
- language or conduct which is likely to offend, harass, bully or unfairly discriminate against any student, employee, contractor, volunteer or other
Thank you for working in partnership with us at OLA to create the safest and most respectful community that we can.