At Huntingdale we are fortunate to have a Chaplain available for two days a week. The role provides pastoral care and general spiritual, social and emotional comfort to all students, irrespective of their faith or beliefs. This can include support and guidance about ethics, values, relationships and spiritual issues; the provision of student welfare; and enhancing engagement with the broader community.
Jenny, our Chaplain, has been employed with our school since 2007. Jenny is an integral part of our Student Wellbeing Team. Chaplaincy complements our Student Wellbeing Program with the provision of help to support the personal and social wellbeing of students and the wider school community.
Jenny’s main goal is to provide the children with a sense of belonging and connectedness. One child described Jenny as their ‘eye out teacher’ meaning that she was keeping an eye on him during school hours. All general interactions with the children are of a secular nature and the service is entirely voluntary. The initial consultation is at the request of parents, teachers or children but any subsequent meetings will require parental consent.
Chaplaincy work at the school is often of a highly sensitive and confidential nature which can make the attributes of the program and its value seemingly invisible. However, Chaplaincy is regularly reactive with Jenny responding to most situations and needs. Jenny has proven that she can react to the unique situations of our community with thoughtfulness and wisdom.
Child Safe Standards
All schools are required to implement the Child Safe Standards
The Child Safe Standards are:
- Standard 1- Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including thorough effective leadership arrangements
- Standard 2- A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
- Standard 3- A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
- Standard 4- Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
- Standard 5- Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
- Standard 6- Strategies to identify and reduce or remove the risk of abuse
- Standard 7- Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children
At Huntingdale Primary School there is a culture of ‘no tolerance’ for child abuse.
Forms & Resources
Start of year forms:
Parent Payment Arrangements 2021
Huntingdale Primary school makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.
DET has made changes to the way schools implement the Parent Payment Policy. The Essential Student items costs are significantly lower due to these changes.
In order to ensure that all students have access to the correct teaching and learning materials we bulk purchase items. This minimises costs – as the school does not have to pay for GST and access bulk buy prices – and ensures that all students at each year level have access to the same quality of materials.
Please find attached on your right detailed lists of stationery divided by year level, a link to the Department’s Parent Payment Policy and a documents detailing parent payment arrangements for 2021
Canteen lunches are available every Friday. If you would like to place an order please provide a large paper bag for the lunch order with your child’s name and home group on it. Please put your money in the paper bag and double fold the top to secure. Do not use sticky tape or staples. Correct change is appreciated.
Lunch orders need to be placed on a Thursday morning to be delivered on a Friday. Late orders can not be accepted.
See attached order list:
Out of Hours School Care
TeamKids Before & After Care, Vacation Care.
TeamKids is the premium provider that exists to enrich children’s lives before school, after school and throughout the school holidays.
Before & After Care Available Here!
When attending TeamKids before and after school care, your children are in remarkable hands. Our full-time Director of Service is highly experienced in the field, and their number one priority is fun – your child will love the experiences we have on offer every day at TeamKids.
When children join our team, not only are they able to explore their world through our designated activity zones and TeamKids Clubs, but they’ll get to connect, collaborate and learn with others in a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters their individuality and own unique interests.
They’ll also enjoy an incredible menu, jam-packed with nutritious and delicious food. One thing is for sure, your child will not go hungry.
From the moment you walk through the door, TeamKids provides an atmosphere that is welcoming, relaxed and inclusive. At every opportunity, we aim to promote child agency and help to shape their innate leadership skills through a variety of in-house leadership opportunities and fun, engaging rewards programs.
We offer industry-leading educator to child ratios of 1:10 (industry standard is 1:15), resulting in safer, better supervised experiences for all involved.
All of our programs are fully approved under the National Child Care Subsidy (CCS).
We’re excited and look forward to welcoming you to the TeamKids Family.
To find out more, register or book, click here
TeamKids School Holiday Program Available Here!
TeamKids holiday programs are conveniently located here at your school, with extended hours to help families juggle work and home.
Truth be told, TeamKids started out being Holiday Program specialists – so get set for an action packed adventure your children are sure to enjoy!
During the school holidays, our focus is on FUN. Our programming team work with the school, parents and children to build the best possible program for your community, including a broad range of exciting experiences that include incursions, excursions and in-house activities that will ensure your child has an absolute blast every day. Programs may include activities like cooking, bubble soccer, trampoline parks, epic excursions, super sports days, giant laser tag, art attack, coding, construction, maker days, STEM days, robotics and so much more.
The Fun Squad is poised and waiting, so don’t delay, book into our holiday program today.
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C1 Assessment And Reporting Policy
C2 Camps Excursions And Inschool Visits Policy
C3 Curriculum Policy
C5 Homework Policy
C7 Japan Trip Policy
C8 Special Religious Instruction Policy
C9 Student Support Policy
C10 Statement Of Values And School Philosophy Policy
E1 After Hours Access Policy
E2 Anaphylaxis Policy
E3 Asthma Policy
E5 Cooking And Food Handling Policy
E6 Dress Code Policy
E7 First Aid And Health Care Policy
E9 Student Attendance Policy
E10 Student Leaders Policy
E11 Student Recognition (Awards) Policy
E12 Sunsmart Policy
E13 Digital Technologies policy
M2 Community Involvement Policy
M3 Complaints Resolution Policy
M4 Conflict Of Interest
M5 Custody Restriction Policy
M6 Duty Of Care Policy
M7 Equal Opportunity Policy
M8 Yard Duty Supervision Teachers And Parents
M9 International Students Program
M10 Marketing Policy
M11 Mobile Devices Policy
M12 Inclusion And Diversity Policy
M13 Photographing, Filming & Recording Of Students Policy
M15 Policy Formulation Policy
M16 Personal Property Policy
M18 Respect Of School Staff
M22 Tree Risk Management Policy
M24 Use Of Animals In Schools Policy
M25 Visitors In Schools Policy
CHILD SAFE STANDARDS POLICIES