Healesville Primary School
*EXTRAORDINARY SPECIAL EDITION FINAL NEWSLETTER FOR TERM ONE, 2020*
Week 9 - Monday 23 March, 2020
From the Principal's Desk…
Please check dojo for new updates. As information comes through from the Department, I will continue to update you.
At this stage the first day for students next term is Wednesday 15th April. It is possible that this will be the day that we move to flexible and remote learning. For the remainder of this term our teachers will be setting up for this possibility. Already we have put links on our website for you, however there will be a lot more to come. Teachers are looking at google classrooms, creating web site links and so forth.
Thank you for your support and understanding over the past couple of weeks, everyone here at HPS appreciates this.
I hope that you can have some down time over the holidays and that everyone continues to stay well.
Look out for each other, be kind to each other and stay safe.
LINKS FOR THE PARENT PORTAL - TO REGISTER & LOG IN
Please use this link to REGISTER for the portal:
(please note, you will need your access key to link your child. This is available to established HPS parents in the email that we sent out to families on 30 July 2019). New families will have received their emails Thursday 30th January 2020.
You only need to register ONCE.
Once you've registered use the following link as your usual login.
Please use this link to LOGON to the portal:
(once you have registered).
PRIVACY INFORMATION for parents and carers
During the ordinary course of your child’s attendance at our school, school staff will collect your child’s personal and health information when necessary to educate your child, or to support your child’s social and emotional wellbeing or health in the school context. Such information will also be collected when required to fulfill a legal obligation, including duty of care, anti-discrimination law and occupational health and safety law. If that information is not collected, the school may be unable to provide optimal education or support to your child, or fulfill those legal obligations.
For example, health information may be collected through the school nurse, primary welfare officer or wellbeing staff member. If your child is referred to a specific health service at school, such as a Student Support Services officer, the required consent will be obtained. Our school also collects information provided by parents and carers through the School Entrance Health Questionnaire (SEHQ) and the Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) Transition Form.
Our school may use online tools, such as apps and other software, to effectively collect and manage information about your child for teaching and learning purposes, parent communication and engagement; student administration; and school management purposes. When our school uses these online tools, we take steps to ensure that your child’s information is secure. If you have any concerns about the use of these online tools, please contact us.
School staff will only share your child’s personal or health information with other staff who need to know to enable the school to educate or support your child, or fulfil a legal obligation.
When our students transfer to another Victorian government school, personal and health information about that student will be transferred to that next school. Transferring this information is in the best interests of our students and assists that next school to provide optimal education and support to students.
In some limited circumstances, information may be disclosed outside of the school (and outside of the Department of Education and Training). The school will seek your consent for such disclosures unless the disclosure is allowed or mandated by law.
Throughout this notice, ‘staff’ includes principals, teachers, Student Support Service officers, youth workers, social workers, nurses and any other allied health practitioners and all other staff at our school. This includes employees, agents and service providers (contractors) of the Department, whether paid or unpaid.
Monday 23 March (TODAY)
Final Day Term 1 for Students (EARLY START TO SCHOOL HOLIDAYS DUE TO COVID19)
Bus travellers finish at 3:15 pm
School finishes 3:30 pm
Wednesday 15 April
First Day Term 2 - Students return to school (to be confirmed pending Covid19 situation).
Tuesday 21 April
SCHOOL PHOTOS (to be confirmed pending Covid19 situation)