Parent Resources


Cyber Safety School Information

 

Reporting Cyber Bullying.  ACORN Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network:  https://www.acorn.gov.au/. There is also an ACORN icon on the homepage.

 

https://www.esafety.gov.au/  A lot of the information we use can be sourced here. Red button on the hompage also.

 

Parent and student resources available to download.

 

https://www.esafety.gov.au/resources#forparents

 

https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/resource-centre/brochure-parents-guide-to-online-safety

 

Need to contact the Proactive Policing Unit for support for a referral or advice.

 

NWMETRO-D2-PROACTIVEPOLICINGUNIT-OIC@police.vic.gov.au


 

Attendance

 

 ‘It’s Not OK to be Away’ is a program designed to reduce the level of absenteeism of students in schools. It was developed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Its driving focus is to ensure kids aren’t missing days of school unnecessarily. Children need to be at school when they are fit and healthy as there is much learning going on every single day.

 


 

Schools with a poor history of absenteeism (just like us) are obliged to do something about it. This program is as simple as making the families aware of the issue, and helping them understand the negative impact regularly missing school can have on their learning.

 

 

It’s Not OK to be Away IS....

 

  • A program in the school’s strategic and annual Implementation plan to improve student attendance
  • A program aimed at parents to raise awareness of unnecessary absenteeism.
  • A visible tracking system to acknowledge great attendance
  • An incentive for students to attend everyday if fit and healthy
  • Acknowledges students who obtain 100% attendance with a simple certificate

 

 

 

It’s Not OK to be Away is NOT...

 

  • An attempt to get students to school when they are unwell
  • Targeting families who quite rightly keep children home when sick
  • A program that punishes students who can’t attend due to illness

 

Teachers and parents have a united responsibility to ensure students understand the reality of this program.

 

  • Is it important to be at school every day?    Yes
  • Is it more important than your health and Well-being? –  Definitely Not

 

Teachers will be initiating these discussions in classrooms and further conversations about the importance of health and well-being at home will really help. We look forward to seeing a big improvement in our school attendance data from this year.

 

If you require further information on this DEECD endorsed program please follow the links below.

 

 

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/11/07/1068013384768.html

 

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/parents/health/attendanceenglish.pdf 

 

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/archive/pages/studentattendance.aspx

 

 

Parents and families please find below some useful links to services in the Hobsons Bay area...

 

 

 

Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
ph:1800 653 809         
http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/public/services/acir/index.jsp

 

 

 

 

Hobsons Bay City Council

 

9932 1000

 

http://www.hobsons.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

ISIS Primary Care

 

8368 3000

 

http://www.isispc.com.au/

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Line

 

13 22 89

 

www.parentline.vic.gov.au