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The School Board embodies the principle of collaboration between parents and staff, and community partnership in decision-making processes. Its members include three parents (one being the Chairperson), two teachers, a community representative and the Principal. Staggered two-year terms ensure continuity in the Board’s work. The Bonython Board encourages communication between the school and its community in determining the school’s budget, curriculum and education policies as well as its many needs in relation to buildings, facilities, equipment, funds and staff. Parents are welcome to attend any School Board Meeting and elected community members of the School Board can be contacted about school matters.
Security at School
The school building is protected by a security system at night, weekends and during school holidays. Suspicious behaviour on school property should be reported to the police on 000 (urgent/emergency).
Sickness and Accidents
Sick children should be kept at home. If a child becomes sick at school the students emergency contacts will be informed and limited school first aid facilities will be used until parents take the child home. If a child suffers a serious accident at school, parents will be notified immediately. Should emergency treatment be required the child will be transported by ambulance to a hospital. Should a child require medication during school hours the following procedures should be followed for the safety of children and staff:
Parents complete Permission to Administer Medication form requesting assistance with medication, giving details. (Medication is to be forwarded with the request). If the medication is prescribed by a doctor the school requires a signed letter from the doctor before the medication is given.
Medication is to be held in a secure place in the First Aid room.
Children are individually responsible for going to the front office for medication at the correct time.
Should your child become unwell with chicken pox, mumps, measles or any other infectious disease, please contact the school for information about quarantine periods and to enable the school to warn other parents that their children may have been exposed.
In the interest of safety in our school, parents and carers are reminded to sign children in when they arrive at school after 9.30am and sign out through our front office when they are needed to be collected early. All visitors and volunteers in our school are also required to sign in through the front office.
To assist in setting our students up for learning success each year we bulk order an assortment of required stationery supplies for every student in each year level. These supplies will cover your child’s curriculum needs throughout the year, and include items such as: lead and coloured pencils, textas, scrap/exercise books, display wallets, post-it notes, scissors etc.
Students in years 3-6 are encouraged to bring along an empty pencil case on the first day of school. We have left this off our stationery bulk order as we are aware that students like to choose these personally and may already have one that they are able to re-use.
Parents will be advised each year of the Stationery Supply Fee and are encouraged to pay to ensure all stationery arrives for the school year.
Sun Protection Policy
In accordance with the Education Directorates policy, Bonython Primary School has developed a policy based on the ACT Cancer Society’s Sun Smart Policy and Guidelines. The main features are as follows: · Hats and sunscreen are actively encouraged for all outdoor activity · A policy of “No hats, No play” is enforced · Where possible, outdoor activities are timetabled for the earlier part of the day · School hats are available from the Uniform Shop. For further information see our web page for our sun smart policy http://www.bonythonps.act.edu.au/our_school/policies