School Policies

School Policies


Anaphylaxis -  Anaphylaxis is a severe, rapidly progressive allergic reaction that is potentially life threatening.  Certain foods and insect stings are the most common causes of anaphylaxis.  Allergens include peanuts, tree nuts (hazelnuts, cashews and almonds), egg, strawberries, citrus, cow's milk wheat, soy, fish and shellfish  Other common allergens are insect stings, latex, medications and anaesthesia. Read more...

Anti-Bullying - Williamstown North Primary School endeavours to provide an environment free from bullying. To ensure this, the school will adopt a whole-school approach to anti-bullying. Read more...

 

Buddies - At Williamstown North Primary School, the Buddy Program assists in the development of positive relationships among students. Read more...

Camping - The school's camping program enables students to further their learning and social development in a non-school setting.  It is designed to assist the gradual development of independence and responsibility by providing educational and social experiences and activities not normally available in the classroom. Read more...

 

Community Engagement Policy - Parents and the broader community play a vital role in supporting successful learning outcomes for our children.  Read more....

 

Enrolment Policy - in line with the Department of Education and Training (DET) Policy on school enrolments, every child has the right to a place in his or her designated neighbourhood school.... Read more.....

 

First Aid -   Student well-being is paramount in the life of the WNPS.  All children have the right to feel safe and well, and know that they will be attended to with due care when in need of first aid’. Read more...

 

Food & Nutrition - Healthy nutritional habits are essential to the growth and development of children. Williamstown North Primary School recognises its responsibility to create and maintain an environment that will have the best possible impact on the health of students, staff and the wider community. At our school we will promote a whole school approach to Food and Nutrition, incorporating curriculum, classroom programs, food service, fundraising and community involvement. Read more...

 

Family Engagement Policy - To improve the educational outcomes for all students at Williamstown North Primary School by increasing the level of family involvement in their child/ren's learning.  Read more....

 

Gifted and Talented - All children are entitled to an education that is engaging, challenging and helps them to reach their full potential. Read more...

 

Homework - Homework helps students by complementing and reinforcing classroom learning, fostering good lifelong learning and study habits, as well as providing an opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning and for families to engage in their children’s learning.  Read more....

 

Inquiry Learning - Inquiry Learning involves students on their own, and teacher directed questions about a unit of work and having time to investigate the answers. Read more...

 

Junior School Council - Williamstown North Primary School strongly supports the development of student Leadership Skills. At our school the Junior School Council will represent the student body in raising, discussing, reporting and acting upon relevant student issues.  Read more...

Learning Technology Acceptable Use - Williamstown North Primary School provides access to a range of up-to-date digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning opportunities and enrich the learning environment. Read more...

 

Mandatory Reporting Policy & Procedures - All children have a right to feel safe and be safe, and to develop to their potential.  Williamstown North Primary School (WNPS) acknowledges the critical role it plays in supporting children and their families and in protecting students who may be at risk of harm due to abuse or neglect.  Read more.....

 

Oral Medication - As well as the professional obligation a teacher owes students, there is also a legal duty of care in regard to the health and wellbeing of students. Read more... Also, Medication Authority Form  Asthma Management Plan Click Here

 

On-Site Supervision Policy & Procedures - Adequate supervision of students in the school yard is  a requirement of the Williamstown North Primary School's duty of care.  Read more....


Parent Payment Policy - The Victorian community shares a vision to build an education system that champions excellence and ensures that every child and young person has access to the opportunities to succeed in life, regardless of their background or circumstances. (Read More)


Privacy Policy - In carrying out its educational and welfare functions, WNPS collects personal information about students, parents/guardians, volunteers and staff.  The school is committed to protecting the privacy of all information collected.  This Privacy Policy embodies this commitment.  Read more.....

 

Procedures for Effective Teacher Parent Communication - These procedures have been developed as a guide for all teachers so that they are able to communicate with all parents within the school, in a positive and constructive manner. A positive rapport between teachers and parents is an important component in all school wide communication. (Click Here)


School Dress Code - Williamstown North Primary School has always had a strong tradition of students wearing a uniform and taking pride in their personal appearance.  The green and gold colours of the school are known and recognised around the wider Williamstown community, giving a sense of belonging and a degree of security.  The uniform assists the students’ feeling of pride in their school and themselves. Read more...


Sponsorship and Advertising - Our school recognises the mutual benefits that can be gained from developing positive and purposeful partnerships with organisations, businesses and societies that exist within the wider school community. Read more...

 

Student Attendance - Williamstown North Primary School is located in a neighbourhood, which is predominately populated by professional and semi professional families. Read more...

 

Student Engagement Policy and Procedures - Student Engagement is an educational concept used to describe students' ongoing interest in, and interaction with, their learning and their school community.  Read more....

 

Sun Smart - Too much of the sun's UV radiation can cause sunburn, skin and eye damage and skin caner. Read more...

 

Visitors to School  - We seek to provide an open and friendly learning environment, which values and actively encourages visitors to our school.  At the same time, we recognise our duty of care to ensure a safe environment for our students and staff and we recognise our responsibility to protect and preserve our resources against theft, vandalism and misuse. Read more...