Term dates 2018
Term 1: 29 /30 January (school teachers start). Students start Wednesday 31 January. End of Term 1 is 2.30pm on 29 March (Thursday) *
Term 2: 16 April to 29 June
Term 3: 16 July to 21 September
Term 4: 8 October to 21 December
Our school magnetic 2018 Year Calendar will be sent home to all families in Term 1.
School Strategic Plan 2018-2021
Please access Strategic Plan below
School Review 2017
Please access the Peer Review Report below
The Annual Report is written for the previous year, not the current year.
Parent Calendar of School Events
Refer to Compass login
Out of School Hours Care
Out of Schoool Hours Care is provided by Camp Australia
Before school care commences from 7.00am and after school care runs until 6.30pm. Vacation care is provided during the school holidays.
Please see more information on their website at: www.campaustralia.com.au
Refer to 'Enrolments'
For Foundation (Prep) Parents
Did your child start Foundation this year? Would you like tips on how to support your child in their first year at school? Find everything you need to know about schools in Victoria.
There is information about each stage of your child's education, from their first day at primary school to finishing secondary school and preparing for a career.
Foundation Parent literacy help information
We have recently uploaded some literacy activities that parents can work on at home with their children. Please look under the 'Curriculum - Foundation' pages on this web site.
Foundation Transition Program for 2019 students
Our transition program commences in Term 4. Parents will be informed of dates later in 2018.
The Victorian Government and Glendal Primary School are committed to implementing the recommendations of the recent Betrayal of Trust report aimed at protecting all children from abuse and neglect. Our school has comprehensive strategies in place and an embedded culture of Child Safety in the school. Our Principal class personnel, in particular our Assistant Principal in charge of Student Wellbeing, are responsible for managing and achieving strategies around maintaining our culture of Child Safety. Our strategies and policies are reviewed regularly.
Please access the following documents and our 'Statement of Committment to Child Safety'. We have more detailed, documented strategies / procedures for responding to suspected child abuse and for responding to other concerns about the wellbeing of a child.
We note that fullfilling the roles and responsibilities contained in our strategies and procedures does not displace or discharge any other obligations that arise if a person reasonably believes that a child is at risk of child abuse.
Feeling Safe for Primary School Students: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/health/protect/ChildSafeStandard5_FeelingSafePrimarySchool.pdf
Documents and advice for parents, carers and students can also be found at the following web links, including a mandarin and other language translations:
Working With Children Checks (WWCC)
All adult volunteers and people working in schools must have a current Working with Children Check.
Everyone working in any capacity either paid of voluntary in our school is required to complete a Working With Children Check.
The WWC check card needs to be carried with you and also presented to the school office to be copied and added to our register.
Working with Children Checks for voluntary work are free and the application can be made online at the following site:
Translations for WWCC: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/resources/translations/
Please note that it can take around 2 weeks for the process to be completed and the WWC card posted to your address.
You cannot volunteer or work in our school without this card.
The Federal Government website "My School" is available at : www.myschool.edu.au
The following cyber smart web site provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young children, teens and parents enjoy the online world safely.
‘Cybersmart' is part of the Australian Government's cyber safety program and has been developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
Childrens' Health and Safety
Please access the following link for the Children's Health Guide: Newborn to Teen published by Drugwatch (Drugwatch.com)
How to help your child at home
We are often asked by parents for advice on how they can support their child’s learning at home and our school is committed to ensuring that parents and families are valued partners in their child’s learning and development. To assist parents, we place resources and web links in the newsletter. The Victorian Department of Education has developed advice on activities and learning ideas for parents interested helping their children with maths and literacy at home. The following link will provide you with transition to Primary School advice and also 201 literacy and maths tips for children from pre-school to year 6. This booklet form is also available in many different languages from the Department website at:
SchoolMate App for parents: The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has developed the SchoolMate APP for parents and students. It can be downloaded onto your mobile device and contains an outline of the curriculum and gives information about how you can assist your child, what is taught at each year level and recommendation on additional resources.
The following links are useful for Mathematics and English (Literacy) ideas to help students at home:
Student Policies These policies include policies on: Buddies; Cultural Diversity; Formation of Classes; Student Representative Council;
Social Services; School Dress Code; and Uniform; Transition (to Foundation and Yr 7); Child Safety Code of Conduct
Health, First Aid and Allergy Management Policies These policies include Medication; First Aid; Head Lice Management; Sever Allergic Reactions