Once you have become a part of the Rosanna Golf Links community, your children will become the focus of a partnership between the school and your family.  This partnership will ensure that they receive the care, attention and opportunities which will help them learn, broaden their experience and develop the self-confidence they will need to grow to successful young adults.  This partnership is supported by 3-Way Conferences where the child, parents and teacher discuss areas of achievement and those that need further improvement. Your children will be involved in the setting of goals that will guide future directions in their learning.

Our school has approximately 500 students and over 50 staff (including part-time and support staff).  Our Deaf Facility caters for around 30 deaf students, supported by 6 Teachers of the Deaf.

Times
  • 8.50 a.m. – Bag Bell
    Children are allowed to enter the building to prepare for the day ahead.  Children are not to enter classrooms without a teacher present.
  • 9.00 a.m. – School and teaching starts
  • 11.00 a.m. – Recess
  • 11.30 a.m. – Lessons resume
  • 1.30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 2.30 p.m. – Lessons resume
  • 3.30 p.m. – School dismissal
Punctuality

Students are expected to arrive on time for all school sessions.  Parents are asked to ensure that children are sent or delivered to school on time.  If children are late, please send a note with them.

Brain Food

The children at RGLPS are encouraged to bring a snack of small cut-up pieces of fresh fruit and/or vegetables to eat at specific times during the day, often while they are working.

Further information on our school policies can be found here.

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2019 Victorian School Term Dates

Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 5 April *

Term 2: 23 April (Tuesday) to 28 June

Term 3: 15 July to 20 September

Term 4: 7 October to 20 December

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students.

Each year, government schools are provided with a total of four student-free days for professional development, curriculum development, school planning and administration, and student assessment and reporting purposes.

To view the Events Calendar please go to Events’ Page by clicking here

The whole school Specialist Timetable is available for download below.

SPECIALIST TIMETABLE  2019

Our school community has elected to have a compulsory uniform policy.  The uniform comprises the following:

 

SUMMER UNIFORM
Polo Shirt with RGLPS logo – white or maroon (short sleeve)
Plain black shorts/skort/skirt (mid thigh length)
RGLPS school dress
Maroon school hat (Term 1 and 4)
Bomber jacket or Windcheater with RGLPS logo
White or black socks
Black school shoes or other appropriate runners
Sports top (Grade 3 – 6) on PE and sport days

 

 

WINTER UNIFORM
Polo Shirt with RGLPS logo – white or maroon (long or short sleeve)
Bomber Jacket or Windcheater with RGLPS logo
Long black pants (plain, cargo or tracksuit)
Plain black skort/skirt/shorts (mid thigh length)
Plain Black Pinafore (worn with white RGLPS polo or plain white top/skivvy)
Plain black tights or leggings
RGLPS school dress
White or black socks
Black school shoes or other appropriate runners
Sports Top (Grade 3 – 6) on PE and sport days

 

For health and safety reasons, hair longer than shoulder-length must be tied back.  Jewellery other than a watch or stud earrings is not allowed.

School bags with the logo are available for purchase from the uniform shop.

All children MUST wear the school hat outside from the beginning of September until the end of April.

Students in Prep – 2 require a library bag.  An Art smock is recommended.

Uniforms, bags, hats and iron-on logos may be purchased from the Uniform Shop.



All children MUST wear the school hat outside from the beginning of September until the end of April.

Students in Prep – 2 require a library bag.  An Art smock is recommended.

Uniforms, bags, hats and iron-on logos may be purchased from the Uniform Shop.

Ordering Uniform

To order school uniform items, please visit the uniform shop located in the hallway of the main school building during the following opening hours:

Monday:  9.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.
Tuesday:  3.15 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Wednesday:  9.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.
Thursday:  3.15 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Friday:  9.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.

Please note, if the uniform shop is unattended please see school office staff.

Alternatively, if you know your selection and size, please download the uniform order form below, complete and return to the office with payment in an envelope clearly labelled with student’s name and grade.  Prices are listed on the form and payment is via cash, cheque or EFTPOS facilities which are available at the school office.

The school’s canteen reflects the value the school puts on healthy eating practices.  In addition to providing nutritious food, the canteen has an important role in promoting health.At the start of the day, students place their lunch order into the tub supplied in the classroom.

 

Canteen operating hours

A lunch service is available 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).  Snacks are available for purchase at recess and the first half of the lunch break.

 

How to complete a lunch order
  • The preferred option for ordering a lunch order from the canteen is online.
  • Online ordering via flexischools.com.au can be done the night before or anytime up until 10.30am on Canteen Days.  Click on the link above and follow the website instructions to register and order.
  • As a back up option where you are unable to place an online order we will accept lunch orders on a brown paper bag.  (Bundles of brown bags may be purchased from the canteen.)
  • Label bag with:
    • student’s full name;
    • class;
    • items required, with a cost at each line;
    • total cost of order;
    • the money provided and change required (if any).

For reasons of hygiene, please place the money in a plastic snap lock bag or envelope and place this in the brown paper bag.

Volunteers are required to assist the School Canteen Manager.  If you are available on any of the canteen trading days, please contact the office so that your name can be placed on the roster.

Download the current  menu :

The Out of School Hours Care program aims to provide affordable, quality child care and recreation to children in a safe, relaxed and supervised environment. Individual needs of children and families, their cultural and social beliefs and expectations are recognised by the program.

Registration

Enrolment forms must be completed online (see the link below) before a child can attend in the next year. Enrolments must be completed each and every year and can be collected from the school office or from the program.

Please ensure enrolment forms are completed. Any incomplete enrolments will not be processed. Please ensure all details are up to date.

 

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Bookings/Enrolments

The program is approved for 100 places for Before Care and 100 places for After Care. It is therefore very important to make all permanent bookings in advance. Casual users should make bookings no less than 24 hours prior to the commencement of that session. Emergency bookings will be accepted any time.

Before School Care Program

  • Breakfast is served between 7.00 a.m. and 8.00 a.m.
  • The menu consists of cereals, toast and drinks.
  • A variety of activities is provided for the children.

After School Care Program

  • A varied and nutritious afternoon tea is provided.
  • The program offers planned activities including arts/crafts, cooking and indoor and outdoor games.
  • Access to computers, T.V. and videos is also provided.

The Program Coordinator will implement an interesting and varied program for both sessions which responds to the diversity of the children’s needs.  Every effort is made to encourage children’s input into the program planning.

If children have food allergies, please advise the Program Coordinator.

Management of the Program

The RGLPS Council has responsibility for the overall financial management and operation of the program.

The Out of School Hours Care Committee is appointed by the School Council. The committee is made up of representatives from School Council, parents, program staff and other school staff. The committee reports directly to School Council.

OSHC Contacts

Hours of Care

  • Before school:  7.00 a.m. to 8.45 a.m.
  • After school:  3.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Pupil-free days :  7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. when sufficient students are registered for care
  • Last day of each term:  2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Fees Schedule

Before School Care              $17/per child.

After School Care                $19/per child.

These fees can be reduced by claiming Child Care subsidy (ccs) from the Family Assistance Office. Or visit www.mygov.au website for more information.

  • $1 per minute for the 1st five minutes
  • $2 per minute for the 2nd five minutes
  • $5 per minute after 11 minutes

To avoid these charges, please ensure children are picked up by 6.00 p.m.

Payment of Fees

Invoices are issued weekly via email, showing the previous week’s balance.  Accounts will need to be paid weekly or fortnightly, unless otherwise discussed with the OSHC coordinator. All fees are to be finalised by the end of each term and all accounts are not to be overdue by more than four weeks. Casual Bookings are to be paid for at pickup. Account can be payable by cash, cheque or EFT facility is available.

Payments can be made in OSHC during OSHC hours or at the School Office, during school hours (if you make a payment at the office (please have your invoice with you). Receipts are issued for all payments.

If you have any question please feel free to contact OSHC via email, mobile or in person

Child Care Benefit

Child Care Benefit is a payment made to families to assist with the costs of child care.  All families are entitled to some benefit.  Brochures and forms are available at the program.  Please allow at least four weeks for the Family Assistance Office to process forms.  The program cannot back claim more than 28 days.

Registration

A registration form must be complete and processed before a child can attend the program.

Bookings/Enrolments

The program is approved for 80 places for Before Care and 80 places for After Care. It is therefore very important to make all permanent bookings in advance. Casual users should make bookings no less than 24 hours prior to the commencement of that session. Emergency bookings will be accepted any time.

Cancellations/Bookings

Cancellations and bookings can be made online up until the day of the session or  in person, email or by calling or texting the OSHC mobile (0429 923 572, oshc.rglps@gmail.com). Please leave a message and OSHC staff will attend to your request.

Children will be notified if needed. Casual bookings will open up as cancellations are made. Casual users should make bookings no less than 24 hours prior to the commencement of the requested session.

 

All cancellations must be notified to the program by 7.30am on the day of the booking. This includes children who are absent from school.

ANY CANCELLATIONS MADE AFTER 7:30 am ON THE DAY OF THE BOOKING WILL BE CHARGED THE WHOLE SESSION FEE.

Generally, cancellations and bookings should be made in advance so that the program can be adequately staffed, planned and resourced for each session.

Children who are collected after 6.00pm incur a late fee which is charged as follows:

$1 per minute for the first five minutes

$2 per minute for the 2nd five minutes

$5 per minute after 11 minutes.

To avoid these charges please ensure children are picked up by 6pm.

Signing In and Out

Parent and Guardians are required to sign children into the before care program when arriving and out of the aftercare when collecting your children. Please ensure you sign the right child in and out.

Accidents

All injuries shall be recorded on the RGLPS Injury Report form and will be kept on file. For minor accidents, staff will administer basic first aid and complete an accident report. For more serious accidents, staff will administer first aid and a co-worker will call the ambulance service and the parents. If parents cannot be contacted, emergency contacts listed on the registration form will be rung.

Medications

Medication shall not be administered to a child by a member of staff except through written authority by a parent or emergency contact.

All medication shall be recorded in a Medication Register.

Sun Smart Policy

The program operates under the same Sun Smart Policy as the school. Hats must be worn from September 1 to April 30 for outside play.

Other Information

A full copy of the Out of School Hours Care Policy and/or Handbook can be requested from program staff.

Please contact the Program Coordinator if you have further queries.

Interlaken Parade Drop-off Zone

The area along the Interlaken Parade entrance of the school is a 2-minute drop-off zone between the hours of 8.40 a.m. and 9.10 a.m.

Please take care when dropping off or picking up your children in Interlaken Parade.  It is ILLEGAL – and dangerous – to stop your car in the middle of the road and call your children to walk out between the parked cars.  The children have been asked to wait in the alcove against the bluestone bricks, away from the footpath and road.

Please help to keep our children safe.

Surrounding Streets

We suggest you use legal street parking in the streets near the school.  Please respect and be mindful of our neighbours and do not park on their lawns, nature strips or block their driveways.

Staff Car Park

Parents and/or carers are not to access the staff car park during school hours without prior authorisation.  You are not permitted to park, stand, or wait in the staff car park.

Teachers and specialist staff compile reports twice a year. In addition, throughout the year, students are set various tasks in each subject to be completed without help. A compilation of these tasks is presented as a portfolio. The reports and the students’ portfolios are sent home at the end of each semester.

These records of your children’s work are also used during the 3-way conference conducted early in semester 2. The major purpose of the conference is for your children to reflect on their learning successes and areas where they would like to improve. It is hoped that discussion from the conference will lead to talking about their learning goals for the remainder of the year and what needs to happen both at school and at home to support the achievement of these goals.

NAPLAN results and results of other external competitions (e.g., Maths Olympiads, ICAS) are sent home separately.

Recognising, rewarding and celebrating achievements increase students’ self esteem and create a climate where achievement is admired and desired.

At Rosanna Golf Links Primary School, we are proud of our children’s achievements.  We encourage children to do their best in all areas.  In the classroom and at assemblies, awards may be given for improvement and/or excellence in areas of music, sport, personal development, community service and, of course, in all academic areas.

Awards students can achieve

  • Student of the Week
  • Student of the Term
  • Shine award – a monthly award for students who display the school values
  • Student leadership badges for school leaders

Rationale

At RGLPS we believe that homework complements work covered in class.  It may develop skills in speaking, listening and research.

Aims

  • To support and extend classroom learning.
  • To develop positive study habits.
  • To develop a responsibility for self-learning.

Implementation

  • The school’s Homework Policy will be distributed to parents at the commencement of each school year.
  • Classroom teachers will set homework appropriate to each child’s skill level and age.
  • Homework activities should be interesting, challenging and when appropriate, open-ended.
  • Each set task must be purposeful, meaningful and relevant to the current classroom curriculum.
  • All homework activities will be assessed with feedback and support provided by teachers.
  • Homework should be balanced with a range of recreational, family and cultural activities.

Please refer to our School Policies page for the complete Homework Policy.

Compass is a modular, web-based school management platform. Families can now log into Compass with their individual IDs to check for news items and approve student absences. Compass works on all modern browsers on any device. There is also an app available for iPhone and iPad devices.

Please click on the link below to log into Compass.

Occasionally our students contract an illness or condition. The list below highlights some of these illnesses and the time required for the student to be away from school. These timelines are to ensure the safety of the sick child as well as the other students in the school.

Any medical questions should be directed to your family doctor.

If there is a confirmed case of measles at the school and your child is not immunised, they will be excluded until 14 days after the first day of appearance of the rash in the last case. If unimmunised contacts are vaccinated within 72 hours of their first contact with the first case they may return to school.

The following lists some of the illnesses and the time your child will need to be absent from school.

• Chicken Pox: Until fully recovered or at least 5 days.

• Conjunctivitis: Until discharge from the eyes has ceased.

• Diarrhoea: Exclude until there has not been a loose bowel motion for 24 hours.

• Diphtheria: Until receipt of a medical certificate of recovery from infection.

• German Measles (Rubella): Until fully recovered or at least four days after onset of rash.

• Hand, Foot and Mouth Virus: Excluded from school until the blisters have gone. Return on Doctor’s advice.

• Head Lice: Parents are contacted immediately and children are excluded from school until they have been treated. Treatment solution is available from the chemist.

• Hepatitis A: Medical Certificate needed to resume, but not before 7 days after the onset of jaundice or illness.

• Herpes (Cold Sores): Young children should be excluded while the lesion is weeping. Lesions on exposed areas must be covered with a water tight dressing.

• HIV/Aids Virus: Exclusion is not necessary unless the child has a secondary infection.

• Impetigo (School sores): Until appropriate treatment has started. Sores on exposed areas must be covered with a water tight dressing.

• Influenza: Exclude until well.

Leprosy: Exclude until approval to return has been given by the Secretary.

• Measles: Until at least four days from the appearance of rash or until receipt of a medical certificate of recovery from infection.

• Meningitis/Meningococcal Virus: Medical certificate required.

• Mumps: Until fully recovered. (9 days or until swelling goes down)

• Polio: Fourteen days minimum, plus a certificate.

• Ringworm: Until appropriate treatment has commenced.

• Salmonella, Shigella: Exclude until there has not been a loose bowel motion for 24 hours.

• Scabies: Until appropriate treatment has commenced.

• Scarlet Fever: Certificate needed.

• Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Exclude until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.

• Slap Face: Not contagious once rash appears.

• Streptococcal infection (including scarlet fever): Exclude until the child has received antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours and the child feels well.

• Tuberculosis: Until receipt of a medical certificate from a health office of the Department of Human Services that the child is not infectious.

• Typhoid: Certificate needed.

• Verotoxin producing Escherichia coli (VTEC): Exclude if required by the Secretary and only for the period specified by the Secretary.

• Whooping Cough / Pertussis: Exclude the child for 21 days after the onset of cough or until they have completed 5 days of a course of antibiotic treatment.

• Worms (Intestinal): Exclude until there has not been a loose bowel motion for 24 hours.

Health Department School Exclusion Table