Information for Parents
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Detailed information for Parents
  1. HOLY FAMILY VISION STATEMENT
  2. SCHOOL GOALS
  3. SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
  4. TIMETABLE
  5. FEES
  6. NEWSLETTERS
  7. MONEY
  8. INCURSIONS/EXCURSIONS
  9. VISITORS PASS
  10. EMERGENCY CONTACT
  11. PUPIL VALUABLES
  12. BELONGINGS/LOST PROPERTY /PLEASE NAME EVERYTHING
  13. CAR PARKING
  14. SUNSMART POLICY
  15. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
  16. STUDENT WELLBEING
  17. PARENT INVOLVEMENT
  18. SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS
  19. REPORTS ON PUPILS PROGRESS
  20. SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  21. YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH
  22. UNIFORMS

HOLY FAMILY VISION STATEMENT
Holy Family School aspires to be a school community where all are celebrated and challenged to be the best they can in the image of Jesus with a desire for life-long learning

SCHOOL GOALS

Education in Faith

o To deepen the school community’ faith journey within the Catholic Tradition.

Learning and Teaching

oTo enable all students to experience success in learning, and to develop the skills to become independent, lifelong learners.

Student Wellbeing

o To ensure all students experience a sense of wellbeing and positive engagement within school.

Leadership and Management

o To create and sustain a staff culture that is characterised by shared vision, a strong sense of team work and a focus on continuous improvement.

School Community

o To grow an inclusive school community in which all members work together in positive partnership

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

PARISH PRIEST: Father Michael Shadbolt

PRINCIPAL: Mr. Steve Twomey

SECRETARY: Mrs. Bernadette Blaney

ADDRESS: 100 Power Road Doveton 3177

TELEPHONE: 9791 1853

FAX: 9792 3113

EMAIL: principal@hfdoveton.catholic.edu.au

OFFICE HOURS: 8:45 am – 3:45 pm

TIMETABLE

See Current Curriculum Timetabling - Click link to open Curriculum Documents

Junior Curriculum

Senior Curriculum

FEES

In order to provide a catholic education for your children at Holy Family it is necessary to charge a school fee and a curriculum levy which supplements the Government Grants that are supplied by the Commonwealth and State. These fees and levies are used to provide books and equipment necessary to educate the children at our school.

The fee an levy charged will be divided internally by the school for books, excursion, subject levies, class sets of books, physical education, swimming - inter school sport program and art and craft materials.

The fees for 2015

$850.00 per family for the year

The capital levy for 2015

$100.00 per family

The curriculum levies for 2015

$170.00 per child

To assist parents with budgeting and payment of fees, we will continue to accept fees weekly, fortnightly, monthly or annually. Accounts will be sent out each term.

The following payment options are also available –

1. Payment by cash and or cheque.
2. Payment by direct debit from a nominated bank account.
3. Payment by a direct debit from a nominated credit card.
4. Payment by EFTPOS (Please note this is a new option this year.)


NEWSLETTERS

A newsletter is sent home to each family every second Thursday via the eldest child at school. This enables parents to be aware of events taking place at the school. Notices will often be distributed requiring replies e.g. excursion and prompt replies are very important. It is also available online under the "News" Section of this site.

MONEY
Any money brought to school should be given to the
CLASS TEACHER in a sealed envelope clearly labelled
with the child's name grade and purpose on it.

INCURSIONS-EXCURSIONS

This program forms the basis of our language curriculum which is experience based – hence an outlet for our language development and cultural experiences. These events are programmed by teachers to become the pivot point of language development, both oracy and literacy in the classroom.

Incursions – People, artist performers etc who come into the school and offer the children a unique experience. This operates in all grades.

Excursions – Traveling away form school. This operates in all grades.

The cost of these incursion and excursions is covered by the school fees.

VISITOR’S PASS

Any visitors to the school, including parents, are requested to obtain and wear a visitor’s badge when in the school. These passes are available from the office, where you will be asked to sign in. These precautions are for the safety of you and the children in the case of an emergency.

EMERGENCY CONTACT
Emergency information necessary to enable contact with parents
or other persons in case of accident/illness is kept in the office.

Please ensure that all information given about your child is kept
up to date. Notify the school office, without delay,
if address or telephone number of employment, emergency contact
(parents, neighbour, friends) or Doctor are changed.
The importance of this information cannot be stressed too much.

PUPIL VALUABLES
The school discourages children from bringing valuables to the school
and will not accept any responsibility for loss or damage.

BELONGINGS/LOST PROPERTY /PLEASE NAME EVERYTHING
A quick look at our lost property cupboard will show why this
is essential. We cannot follow up un-named articles and children
frequently have difficulty recognising their own clothes.

CAR PARKING
Please do not drive into the school grounds, as authorised
parking only is permitted. Parking is available outside the
school, but please abide by the Council restrictions. The
parking regulations are designed in the interests of children's
safety.

CHILDREN’ SCHOOL BANK ACCOUNTS
CATHOLIC DEVELOPMENT FUND

CDF comes under the responsibility of the Archbishop of Melbourne. It is the support of Catholic people investing with the Fund that has kept Catholic education within reach of most Catholic families.

The CDF operates an agency in the school every Wednesday. CDF makes it easy for your child to learn about banking. Depositing money, checking balances and earning interest provides your child with a head start in developing a sound savings habit. All deposits help support Catholic schools and create greater educational opportunities and facilities for your children. Application forms are available from the office.

SUNSMART POLICY

During Terms 1 and 4 the wearing of hats whilst on the playground is compulsory. Children must wear either a legionnaires hat or a hat with a wide brim. Baseball caps are not acceptable.

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

It is vital for students learning that regular attendance at school is maintained. If the school has concerns regarding your child’s attendance families will be notified and an explanation sought.

STUDENT WELLBEING AT HOLY FAMILY

Holy Family Primary School implements restorative practices as part of our student wellbeing approach. Restorative practices is a approach which is aimed to reduce harm and restore relationships between the people that make up the school community.

Our charter:

1. We all need to be safe.
2. Students and teachers will care for and respect each other.
3. Students have the right to learn and teachers have the right to teach.
4. We care about our class environment and belongings.

Our School Wide Rules are:

We will choose to
• Show care and concern for other people at all times.
• Follow all directions the first time they are given.
• Speak, play and work in a respectable manner.
• Keep our hands, feet and objects to ourselves.
• Respect and take pride in our school environment.
• Respect our own and other’s property.


The restorative practices approach allows students to work through the following questions in response to an action against another member of the community.

1. What happened?
2. How did it happen?
3. How did you act in this situation?
4. Who do you think was affected?
5. How were they affected?
6. How were you affected?
7. What need to happen to make things right?
8. If the same thing happened again how could you behave differently?

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parents are the first and foremost educators of their children. Parents must be involved in and work co-operatively with the school. Therefore, parent participation in school activities is welcomed and encouraged. This participation can be through the bodies set up in the school or through less formal means such as assisting with excursions, in the classroom or in attending class or school celebrations of the Mass or special events.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS

The Sacramental Program at Holy Family is conducted over a two year cycle.

The children are prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist in grades 3 and 4 and Confirmation in grades 5 and 6 every second year.

Intense preparation occurs in the classroom and parents are invited to build on what happens at school by further developing relevant areas at home with their child.

Parents are also invited to participate during the programs by attending night meetings at school and Masses.

REPORTS ON PUPILS PROGESSS

A parent may arrange an interview to discuss any concern relating to the pupil’s progress with the relevant teacher at any time.

Parent-Teacher interviews are held in Term 1 and mid year.

Written reports will be sent home mid year and at the end of each year.

In keeping with the schools assessment and reporting policy – “Assessment of Students” is based on their success in reaching achievable goals and does not emphasize comparison between students. The reporting of progress to students and parents focuses on what students have achieved.


SPECIAL OCCASSIONS

Throughout the year there will be special days of celebrations of events in the School Year eg. Family Week, Book Week etc

YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH

In the event of a child becoming ill or injured during school hours a sick bay where the child may rest is available. Parents will be informed by telephone and requested to take the child home if possible. Parents are discouraged from sending their children to school if they display signs of illness the night before school.

The school is not equipped, and staff are not available to care for children with anything other than minor ailments. The teachers are only allowed to administer first aid. This means that all cuts will be washed with water and a band aid applied to cover the wound. Bruises and strains will be treated with ice pack. Teachers are not allowed to administer any form of medication without written consent.

It is most important that parents inform the school of any chronic condition or allergy their child may suffer and the appropriate emergency treatment to be given if necessary.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Minimum period of exclusion from schools and children's services centres for infectious diseases cases and contacts.
This table indicates the minimum period of exclusion from schools and children’s service centres required for infectious diseases cases and contacts as prescribed under Regulations 13 and 14 of the Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001 – Schedule 6. In this Schedule ‘medical certificate’ means a certificate of a registered medical practitioner.

DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE (WORD DOC)

UNIFORM

Our uniform supplier is

Beleza Pty Ltd
50 Spring Square
Hallam 3803
Telephone 9702-3181

All families are eligible to join the Uniform Buyers Club, which will entitle a 5% discount on every purchase all year round. A number of times each year the store also offer a further 10% discount.

SUMMER

GIRLS Summer dress, royal blue windcheater/bomber jacket, white socks a
black school shoes.

BOYS Navy blue school shorts, royal blue windcheater/bomber jacket,
Pale blue short sleeved polo shirt, navy socks and black school shoes.

WINTER

GIRLS Winter skirt or navy blue school pants, pale blue long sleeved polo
Shirt, royal blue windcheater/bomber jacket, navy stockings and
Black school shoes.

BOYS Navy blue school pants, pale blue long sleeved polo shirt, royal blue
Windcheater/bomber jacket, navy blue socks and black school shoes.

SPORT
P.E. DAYS ONLY

GIRLS Royal blue shorts/track pants, pale blue polo shirt, royal blue
& windcheater/bomber jacket, white socks and runners
BOYS

 


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