Child Safety Standards
Liddiard Road Primary School is a Child Safe School. We have a firm commitment to uphold the Child Safe Standards and to embed a culture of child safety. Strategies that seek to prevent harm and neglect (including physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, racial and cultural or religious abuse) all contribute to a child safe culture. It is therefore critical that child safety is part of the everyday thinking and practice of all within the school community.Protecting the safety and wellbeing of children enrolled at our school is our highest priority. Families put their trust in the staff, volunteers and external providers to keep their children safe as they learn and play. We know students learn best when they feel they are in a safe and supportive environment.
Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students.
Meeting the Standards is about considering the needs of all children, particularly those who may be vulnerable due to age, family circumstances, abilities, or indigenous, cultural or linguistic backgrounds. All members of our community share the responsibility for keeping our students safe so if you have concerns for a child’s safety you must take action.
As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Liddiard Road Primary School, we welcome and encourage your feedback.
If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact the Principal, Peter Haberl via email, email@example.com
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The wellbeing of our students and their academic success are our highest priorities. We pride ourselves on the strength of relationships developed between students and between students and teachers.
Liddiard Road Primary has a strong, well staffed Student Well Being Team consisting of
The Student Support Team assists students in a variety of ways, including day to day assistance with school and out of school life where needed.
Our School Nurse is a part of the Wellbeing Team and is on site 3 days a week.
She is able to assist students and their families with all heath issues.
Koorie Engagement Support Officer (KESO)
Our School KESO is an important support for Aboriginal students in our school. The role of KESOs is to engage and support Aboriginal students, their families, teachers and school staff.
Student Wellbeing Programs
Shine and Champs are empowerment groups for our Year 6 students. At the start of the year students select which group best suits their skillset and their needs and remain in that group for the year.
Once a week, we come together to take part in fun activities, designed to promote acceptance and cohesion and to encourage our Year 6 students to be themselves. We work on building confidence to allow students to value who they are as individuals.
The group is given fantastic opportunities to take part in craft and artistic activities and to participate in team building exercises.
This group is designed for senior students to participate in 'hands on' activities that connect the students to the school outside of the classroom dynamic. Champs fosters a sense of team, achievement and pride in the school, all whilst developing useful life skills. Activities include construction of playground equipment, school maintenance and garden beautification.
Aged Care VisitsOnce a fortnight our junior school councillors walk to a local aged care hostel to spend time with the elderly residents there. These fortnightly visits are very successful in developing relationships, promoting social skills and developing a sense of civic responsibility.
We run a free breakfast program from Tuesday to Friday for our students. The program runs from the hall kitchen, starting at 8:15 am to 8:35 am and provides a healthy and nutritious start to the day, children receive a healthy breakfast of toast, fruit, cereal, fruit juice and Milo.
Class DojoClass Dojo is a motivational reward system that operates throughout the school that promotes positive behaviours, good work habits, attendance and personal qualities such as kindness, sharing and helping others. The students are awarded points that then translate into a crypto currency where they can ‘spend’ their points at the Dojo Shop. The Dojo shop is stocked with items that range between small things such as toys, games, fancy pens, puzzles (50pts) up to more extravagant items such as BMX bikes and pizzas parties (600 points).
The students save their points and have the opportunity to redeem them at the Dojo Shop once a week when it is open for business.