Woodend Primary School SRC

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Wash, Wipe, Cover don’t infect another…

Hand washing is recognised world wide as one of the most effective hygiene practices to reduce infection by common disease organisms.

Around this time of year colds, flu and gastroenteritis can cause much disruption to our home, social and work life. Many of these common infectious diseases are spread by germs on our hands. Yet through the simple practice of more diligent hand and respiratory hygiene, the transmission of such illnesses could be greatly reduced.

You can reduce the risk of getting sick or passing infections on to others by washing your hands, particularly after going to the toilet or handling used tissues, wiping down frequently touched surfaces, and covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.

It is important to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, or handling food, until you have washed your hands. Avoid contact with others if you are sick. If others are sick, keep your distance as much as possible

By applying and promoting this information you will help yourself, your family, friends and work colleagues slow the transmission of colds, flu and Gastro.

link: www.health.sa.gov.au/pehs


Woodend school rules

Issue No. 5 Reviewed August 2012
1. Respect the right of others to learn, to work and to play.
This means:
◊ speak and behave in a polite manner to all adults and children in our
school (no physical, verbal, sexual or racial harassment)
◊ play cooperatively and safely
◊ think about how your behaviour is affecting others
◊ listen to and respond quickly and politely to instructions and directions
by adults who work at the school.
2. Play and move safely around the school at all times.
This means:
◊ walk around corners, down steps and in walking areas
◊ keep within the school boundaries
◊ follow the rules of the area you are in
◊ wear hats outdoors when UV is above 2.
3. Care for all school property, the property of others and the school
This means:
◊ use equipment properly
◊ put all rubbish in the bin
◊ look after all garden areas
◊ report vandalism and unsafe things to a teacher.
Yard Duty Areas:
Before School: Crossings, Basketball Court (includes front ½ of oval) and Terrace.
Recess: Terrace, Yard , Street and Oval.
Lunch: Terrace, Yard, Street, Oval and library duty
Time Out Room

After School: Crossing (Young St and Edward Beck) and Basketball Court. For student
safety reasons, children are expected to leave school property promptly at 3:15 p.m.
Students should only be on playground equipment under direct supervision of their own
parent/caregivers. Students waiting for school sport to begin should wait quietly on
netball court/ end of oval. No active games.
Yard Duty Teachers’ Responsibilities
Be punctual, collect duty bag, wear high visibility vest.
Move within duty area to cover trouble spots.
Ensure that the Yard Time Out procedures are adhered to
Follow up concerns of students and take appropriate action.
Be consistent with the rules.
Acknowledge and reinforce/good behaviour with students

No food/drink to be taken onto oval.
Cricket, soccer football, frisbees are only allowed on the oval, no other areas.
No rough play, no play fighting, no tackling in football games.
Tennis balls/kanga cricket balls acceptable – no hard cricket balls.
Playground Equipment and front half of oval open before school.
Basketball Court-(The Street)
Students to sit while eating or drinking.
Limited ball play (no footballs, cricket games).
Paddle tennis, hand tennis acceptable.
No frisbees.
Running and running games to be played only on the basketball court
gym/hall passes
Only students with gym / hall passes- no students watching.
Gym passes are kept in the terrace duty bag
Hall passes are kept in the middle yard duty bag
Passes to be returned to the teacher on duty in the area at the end of play.
Students only allowed in the atrium under supervision of class teacher.
No footballs/cricket/soccer balls.
No running games.
Skipping ropes acceptable.
Furniture (including drama blocks) not to be moved or played on.
No food allowed.
Middle Yard Play Ground
No food/drink on playground.
No running or chasey games.
Slippery dips – facing forward and going down only.
Monkey bars – stay off top, travel in South to North direction only.
Stay off cubby roofs.
Middle yard not open before school
Terrace/ Netball Court/Play Equipment
Available for all games before school.
No students inside building without permission.
Hand Tennis/ Ball games/ Skipping/ Quiet games/ Ropes are encouraged, not running
games or chasey around buildings.
No sitting on steps, wall or ramp, or climbing on hand rails or walls.
Office entrance is not a play area.
No food/drink on playground.
No running or chasey games on the equipment.
Slippery dips – facing forward and going down only.
Stay off cubby roofs and the tops of the blue tunnels.
Bike area behind terrace buildings is out of bounds during school hours.
No student unless adult present.
Library office is out of bounds.
No eating or drinking.
Inside classrooms out of bounds unless permission given or accompanied by a teacher.

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Woodend uniform policy

Our aim is to continue to develop our school as a supportive, positive, non-discriminatory,
equitable and safe learning environment, where all students can feel they belong, are valued
and can achieve success. We believe wearing school uniform can help achieve this aim.
We believe and value the following about school uniform:
1. The wearing of uniform clothing is an important factor in ensuring student’s safety. It is
important that we can clearly identify our students, both within school and during out of
school activities.
2. Our uniform should offer a good range of affordable clothing for all students
3. Our school uniform should allow students freedom of movement and a good level of
4. School uniform should enable students to develop a sense of identity, belonging and pride
in their school.
5. Special consideration will be given to itinerant students.
6. The values of students and parent/caregivers of other religious and cultural backgrounds
will be acknowledged.
7. Awareness of and sensitivity to students in financially disadvantaged situations will be
taken into consideration in relation to School Uniform.
8. We wish to diffuse a competitive/harassing environment where students are labelled
according to clothing/fashion. The wearing of uniform is aimed at allowing students to
focus on learning and positive relationships rather than making fashion statements with
their clothing and accessories.
Uniform Shop
A school uniform shop, run by parent volunteers, stocks a wide range of new uniforms.
SunSmart Policy/Hats
School hats are the only hats students are allowed to wear. The Uniform Shop is the only place
where these hats may be purchased. The school hats are broad brimmed or legionnaire
design as they offer the best sun protection. In accordance with the School SunSmart Policy,
when the UV rating is over 2 the wearing of school hats is compulsory. The school has a “no
hat – sit in the shade” policy.
The Governing Council will be responsible for the supply and promotion of the school uniform.
The Principal and staff have a responsibility to enforce the Uniform Policy and to take
appropriate action in relation to any wilful and persistent breach of that Uniform Policy.
Students and parents /caregivers have a responsibility to ensure that uniform is worn at all
times, when at school or when representing the school, unless specific other arrangements
have been made. The Principal or Deputy will keep a record of action taken to ensure
compliance with the policy. If a student is unable to wear the School Uniform on a particular
day because of exceptional circumstances (eg clothing being repaired) a signed note from a
parent/caregiver explaining the circumstance is expected. The wearing of non-school uniform
items, in defiance of teacher requests, and in the absence of signed notes from parents, is a
breach of the school behaviour code and will attract the appropriate consequences.
Uniform Policy
Principals may exempt students from wearing the uniform upon written request from parents.
Grounds on which parents may seek exemption are:
 religion
 culture or ethnicity
 new students (time to purchase)
 itinerant students
 financial hardship
 medical
Where there is a genuine medical or family sickness reason, which prevents the purchase or
wearing of the school uniform, the school should be advised as soon as possible, in writing.
Procedures For Exempted Students
All students are required to wear school uniform at all times. Exemptions can only be made in
writing to the Principal / Deputy who will keep a record of those students exempted. The
Principal / Deputy will inform teachers of student exemptions. Exemptions will only be
approved on the grounds identified above.
Procedures For Non-Exempted Students
The Principal / Deputy Principal will record the names of students not wearing appropriate
clothing and will contact parents by letter. The Principal / Deputy Principal will also keep a
record of consequences and action taken to ensure compliance with the Uniform Policy.
When representing the school (ie excursions, out of school performances etc) students will be
expected to wear the school uniform. If not adhered to, students will be expected to change or
not attend.
The Department for Education and Child Development Student Behaviour Management Policy
makes it clear that it does not consider non-compliance with a school’s uniform policy a
serious enough offence to deny a student access to learning. Consequently, suspension,
exclusion or expulsion as a disciplinary measure is not permitted.
Approved School Uniform
School uniform is compulsory for all students attending Woodend Primary School. The
Woodend Primary School colours are Navy Blue and Gold. School approved fabric (ie
check/tartan) is to be used for summer and winter dresses. We encourage the wearing of
school logos on all school tops. There should be no motifs, no school logos or stripes on the clothing
students wear. The school uniform can be made up of the following options:
o Dress, navy, gold, white check
o Shorts, plain navy: rugby, cargo, basketball
o Bike shorts: plain navy. Only to be worn under other garments.
o Polo shirt, navy or gold, plain or with logo
o Windcheater, navy
o School hat, broad brim or legionnaire
o Summer culottes: navy, gold, white check
o Skirt, tennis skirts (with hidden shorts) or skorts: plain navy
o Shorts, plain navy: rugby, cargo,
o basketball,
o Polo shirt, navy or gold, plain or with logo
o Windcheater, navy
o School hat, broad brim or legionnaire
o Pinafore/ culottes – navy, gold tartanWoodend
Uniform Policy
o Skivvy – navy or gold
o Windcheater, hooded jumper, jacket, navy
o Long track pants and bootleg flairs, navy
o tights – navy, black. No leggings.
o Long sleeve polo shirt, gold or navy
o Long track pants or school pants, navy
o Skivvy, navy or gold
o Windcheater, hooded jumper, jacket navy
o Long sleeve polo shirt, gold or navy
Students in Year 6& 7 have two distinctive tops. All senior students have a rugby top; hooded tops
are not available to senior students. The polo shirts may be printed with “senior” on the back.
Printed on the back of Year 7 polo shirts and /or rugby tops may be a special design incorporating
the names of all Year 7 students.
 Predominantly black, or white leather shoes/sandals or sneakers are acceptable footwear
for school. Students are involved in physical activity and/or PE lessons most days, play
outside at recess and lunch times and may require safe footwear for Science/Technology.
Therefore footwear should be in good condition, laced appropriately, and allow students to
participate safely in all school activities. Thongs and other slip ons, party / fashion shoes or
boots (smooth soled shoes) and shoes with over sized heels, are dangerous / unacceptable
and must not be worn to school. While we understand that some shoes come with
coloured laces, it is not within the spirit of the policy for shoe laces to be deliberately
replaced for fashion purposes. Only white, black or navy socks are acceptable.
Sports Uniforms
Sports uniforms are only to be worn while performing that sport. Students must change out of that
uniform while at school.
It is compulsory to wear a school hat, during outside activity, when the UV rating is over 2. No
Baseball style caps are to be worn.
For safety reasons, long hair must be tied back at all times. For this purpose students are
only to wear small, plain and unobtrusive, navy, blue or gold hair coloured hair ties or hair clips;
scrunchies in school colours; or hair clips, headbands (navy / white or navy / gold) available from
the Uniform Shop.
Students should dress appropriately, in the interests of theirs and other’s safety and wellbeing, and
because of the wide range of activities in which students are involved while at school. Students
must not to draw attention to their appearance with make-up, footwear and jewellery. This means
jewellery, hair fashions and footwear must be appropriate. Acceptable jewellery: wristwatches,
small sleepers or plain studs. No makeup and no nail polish. Should students appear at school wearing
make-up, nail polish, or jewellery that staff consider inappropriate, the Principal and / or staff will
ask the student to remove it.

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Queensland Floods


SchoolAid launches project appeals throughout each school year to provide Australian schools, teachers and students with touch-points to learn about kids in need – both here in Australia and abroad, and to provide a way to really make a difference.

Their projects respond to urgent humanitarian need either in the face of a natural disaster, emergencies or humanitarian crises, or, in some case, to respond to longer term issues affecting young people right here in our own backyard.

Already more than 4, 000 Australian primary schools are active in the SchoolAid effort this year.

SchoolAid is a national schools-based charity network empowering kids to help kids in crisis.  Their purpose is to promote a world where Australian children live the values of care and compassion and so develop a lifelong sense of moral and social responsibility.

Since SchoolAid was founded in 1999, over $2.5million has been raised by 200,000 school students across Australia and distributed to child-focused programs from Victoria to Banda Aceh, from Katherine to Cambodia. 

link: www.schoolaid.org                    

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