WELLBEING & SAFETY

At Sunshine Heights we believe that all people have the right to be safe, respected and cared for. Everyone has a responsibility to care for one another and the environment.

 

The wellbeing and safety of your child is our major priority.  If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding the wellbeing of your child, please make a time to speak with your child’s teacher or the Primary Welfare Officer Sharon Noel.

 

Ways in which we will ensure your child has a successful transition to Sunshine Heights Primary School:

 

  • The school has employed a fulltime Primary Welfare Officer who works closely with families and students on any welfare and wellbeing issues.  Please contact the office at any time if you would like a time to meet with the Primary Welfare Officer.

  • Every Prep child will be allocated a Year 3 or 4 ‘Buddy’ who will spend time with your child to make sure they are feeling safe and happy before school and at recess and lunch time.  Our Year 3-4 students are very caring and are looking forward to meeting you and your child.

  • Each recess and lunch, there will be Year 5 and 6 ‘Buddy Mentors’ that assist the Preps to find friends, solve small problems and help them choose games to play.

  • Throughout Term One the Prep teachers and their buddies will be supporting the students with playing outside.  A play area in the yard has also been allocated for the Prep students so they are able to make a successful transition to school.  The school yard is always supervised by teachers between 8:45 – 9:00am and 3:15 – 3:30pm, and at recess and lunchtime.

  • A School Nurse will be available to work with students. The nurse attends our school at one point during the year. your child will be sent home with a Questionnaire that you would be required to complete. For more information relating to the 'Nursing Program' please refer to the Victorian School Nursing Program Website : https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/victorian-school-nursing-program/advice 

  • Students do not attend school on Wednesday during the first month of school.

  • The caring staff and other students of Sunshine Heights Primary School will continually look out for the Prep students to make sure they enjoy their Primary School life!

  • At the end of the day, the Prep teachers will walk the students to their line up area and wait for the parents to arrive.  If your child needs to attend the Out of School Hours Program, a staff member from the program will meet your child at the line up area.  During term one the Before-care staff will also take your child to the line up area, to meet your child’s teacher at the start of the day.  The Prep teachers will not leave the area until every child has been collected by their parent.