At Huntingdale we are fortunate to have a Chaplain available for two days a week. The role provides pastoral care and general social and emotional comfort to all students, irrespective of their faith or beliefs. This can include support and guidance about ethics, values, relationships; the provision of student welfare; and enhancing engagement with the broader community.
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.
Our Chaplain’s (Susan Hanger) main goal is to provide the children with a sense of belonging and connectedness. 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 the Chaplain responding to most situations and needs.
Child Safe Standards
All schools are required to implement the Child Safe Standards
- On July 1 2022, new Child Safe Standards were introduced. Ministerial Order 1359 provides the framework for child safety in schools.
The Child Safe Standards are:
- Child Safe Standard 1 – Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.
- Child Safe Standard 2 – Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school leadership, governance and culture.
- Child Safe Standard 3 – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
- Child Safe Standard 4 – Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
- Child Safe Standard 5 – Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice.
- Child Safe Standard 6 – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
- Child Safe Standard 7 – Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.
- Child Safe Standard 8 – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
- Child Safe Standard 9 – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
- Child Safe Standard 10 – Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.
- Child Safe Standard 11 – Policies and procedures that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students.
At Huntingdale Primary School there is a culture of ‘no tolerance’ for child abuse.
Please see the following weblinks related to Mandatory Reporting & Child Safety:
Failure to disclose offence
Please read our school policies:
For more information on the Child Safe Standards please see:
Forms & Resources
Start of year forms:
Parent Contributions Arrangements 2023
Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfill the standard Victorian Curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. Nevertheless the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students. We want to thank you for all your support. Your support makes a huge difference to our school and the programs we can offer.
Please find attached on your right our Parent Contributions arrangements for 2023 and a one page overwiew of the Department of Education’s Parent Payments Policy.
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.
To find out more, register or book, click here
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
C11 Aboriginal Action Plan
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 Learning Policy
E14 Dogs In The School Grounds Policy
M2 Community Involvement Policy
M3 Complaints Resolution Policy
M4 Conflict Of Interest
M5 Custody Restriction Policy
M6 Duty Of Care Policy
M8 Yard Duty Supervison Teachers And Parents
M9 International Students Program
M10 Marketing Policy
M11 Mobile Devices Policy
M12 Inclusion And Diversity Policy
M13 Photogrpahing, Filming And 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
M27 Working With Children Check Procedure
CHILD SAFE STANDARDS POLICIES
CSS1 Child Safety And Wellbeing Policy
CSS2 Child Safety Code Of Conduct
CSS3 Child Safety Responding And Reporting Obligations Policy And Procedures
CSS4 Risk Management
CSS5 Student Engagement Policy
CSS7 Bullying Prevention