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					HOPPERS CROSSING SECONDARY COLLEGE

STAFF HANDBOOK 2008

[as at 14th January 2008]

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CONTENTS
STAFF 2008 .................................................................................................................. 4 LEADING TEACHER & SPECIAL PAYMENT POSITIONS 2008 ..................... 7 STUDENT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE ............................................................ 7 DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION.................................................................. 9 COMMUNICATION WITH STUDENTS ................................................................ 9 Daily Bulletin ............................................................................................................. 9 Public Address System ............................................................................................... 9 ASSEMBLIES ............................................................................................................ 10 COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHING STAFF ................................................ 10 Principals Newsletter ............................................................................................... 10 Meetings ................................................................................................................... 10 Principal‟s meetings with staff ................................................................................. 11 Staff association meetings ........................................................................................ 11 Morning staff briefings ............................................................................................ 11 Junior/senior school meetings .................................................................................. 11 Union meetings ........................................................................................................ 11 Key learning area meetings ...................................................................................... 12 KLA Leaders and subject coordinators meetings with the Principal ....................... 12 Curriculum meetings ................................................................................................ 12 Staff Consultative Committee (SCC) meetings ....................................................... 12 INFORMATION SERVICE CENTRE (ISC) ......................................................... 13 Classes using the Information Services Centre ........................................................ 13 Individual staff use ................................................................................................... 13 Staff loans................................................................................................................. 13 Classroom teacher input ........................................................................................... 14 Staff IT facilities ..................................................................................................... 14 REPROGRAPHIC FACILITIES ............................................................................. 14 B&W photocopier .................................................................................................... 14 Other photocopiers ................................................................................................... 15 Colour photocopying ................................................................................................ 15 Laminator ................................................................................................................. 15 Equipment malfunction ............................................................................................ 15 MATTERS RELATED TO STAFF ......................................................................... 15 Transforming Learning ............................................................................................ 15 Performance and Development 2008 (Annual Reviews) ......................................... 16 Professional Development ....................................................................................... 17 Extras and staff absences ......................................................................................... 17 Room changes .......................................................................................................... 18 Bookit ....................................................................................................................... 18 Workcover ................................................................................................................ 18 Leaving the college premises ................................................................................... 18 Telephones ............................................................................................................... 18 Leave ........................................................................................................................ 19 Sick Leave ................................................................................................................ 19 Medical certificates & certificates in lieu ................................................................ 19 Teachers‟ pay ........................................................................................................... 19 Yard duty supervision .............................................................................................. 20 Collection of money ................................................................................................. 20 Keys.......................................................................................................................... 20
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MATTERS RELATED TO STAFF AND STUDENTS ......................................... 21 The college council .................................................................................................. 21 Parents and friends ................................................................................................... 22 Newsline ................................................................................................................... 22 Bell times (71 Minute periods) ............................................................................... 22 STUDENT ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY ................................................... 23 Homegroup Meetings ............................................................................................... 23 Out of class passes ................................................................................................... 24 Students leaving the college premises...................................................................... 24 College detention ..................................................................................................... 25 Class/student detention............................................................................................. 25 Bicycle enclosure ..................................................................................................... 25 Student Welfare & Management .............................................................................. 27 Specific issues & consequences/rules ...................................................................... 27 Assessment & reporting – student reports ............................................................... 28 RECOGNITION/REWARD OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT ........................... 29 Certificates of Merit ................................................................................................. 29 Encouragement Certificates ..................................................................................... 30 Silver Certificates ..................................................................................................... 30 Gold Certificates ...................................................................................................... 30 ORGANISING STUDENT ACTIVITIES ............................................................... 30 FIRST AID .................................................................................................................. 30 COLLEGE REFERENCES ...................................................................................... 31 COLLEGE MAP ........................................................................................................ 32 JUNIOR SCHOOL CURRICULUM PROFILE 2008 ........................................... 33 SENIOR SCHOOL CURRICULUM PROFILE 2008 ........................................... 34 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN – Control Staff ....................................... 35 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN – Evacuation Areas ............................... 36 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN – Block Wardens ....................................... 36 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN - EVACUATION .................................. 37 MOVEMENT STRATEGY ..................................................................................... 40 ADDENDUM A .......................................................................................................... 41 HOPPERS CROSSING SECONDARY COLLEGE ............................................... 41 LEAVE POLICY ..................................................................................................... 41 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Policy ........................................................ 43 Policy Objectives ..................................................................................................... 43 Responsibilities ........................................................................................................ 44 Implementation ........................................................................................................ 46

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STAFF 2008
CODE TEACHER Agius, Mario Allport, Belinda JBR PBO LBU CN CI LCH CL ACL CO CM CON ACO OCR DV Borg, Josie Bortolot, Liz Bozanic, Pam Buller, Leyna Cabena, Catherine Cameron, Adrian Chaplin, Madeleine Christou, Leah Clancy, Jennifer Clark, Adam Comer, John Compton, Georgia Conway, Michelle Cordell, Andrew Cruse, Olivia Davies, Trevor Davis, Alison Day, Jackie DE DN DO DRA NEL SFA NFO FN DFO LF EFR TG SGI SGT KGR SGR GS GHA De Araugo, Jason Donald, Colin Dosti,Valentina Drake, Dennis Dyszkant, Wol El-Tonsi, Nora Fagan, Simone Forder, Natasha Fountain, Gary Fowler, Daniele Frost, Lyn Fry, Evie Gauci, Jenny Gialamatzis, Theo Gibson, Sandra Gittings, Shannon Graham, Kristy Grippi, Simonetta Grossman, Ian Haeberle, Gareth Instrumental Music Office Staff Improvement & Development (LT) Math/Science Teaching & Learning Coach Literacy Coord/Maths/Science KLA Science/Psychology/Health Ed Instrumental Music SOSE Senior Program Manager (LT) English/SOSE Literacy Coordinator Accounting/SOSE/Maths/Sports Coordinator Physical Education SOSE /Eng Year 12 Coord./Eng Math/Science Home Economics Curriculum Implementation Manager (LT) Integration Aid Integration Aid Curriculum Manager -Senior School (LT) School Improvement Manager (LT) Year 9 Coordinator/LOTE English Student Welfare Coordinator Maths/Science HECO/Health Community Liaison Manager (LT) Integration Coordinator/Graphics English/SOSE (LWOP Semester 1) ESL Coord. Junior Program Manager (LT) Home Economics Kitchen Aide Head of Senior School (LT) Transition Coordinator PE Maths/Science LOTE SOSE KLA Leader Maths/Science OFFICE G3 Admin B8 C5 Literacy Centre D6 G3 C3 Senior School C4 Literacy Centre B8 GYM E4 Senior School B9 E7 Admin Admin Admin Senior School D2 Junior School C4 SWC C5 E7 A6 D3 A1 C1 Junior School HECO Senior School E7 GYM E5 A1 B8 B8 4

HAL DHA

Halge, Keith Harding, David Harry, Robert Hawking, Stephen

Assistant Principal Head of Junior School (LT) Instrumental Music Laboratory Tech. Music/Band Maths/Science Office/First Aid Woodwork/Environment English/SOSE Library Technician Yr 8 Coordinator/Psychology/SOSE Media Network Manager Maths (LSL Semester 1) Integration Aid English KLA Leader Graphics ESL Support Office Manager PE English/SOSE Curriculum Manager -Junior School (LT2/Sem1) Maths/Science School Attendance Officer Arts KLA Leader Biology Automotive Studies Technology KLA Leader/Art Year 11 Coordinator/Maths/Sci Maths/Science Information Services Maths/Science Year 7 Coordinator/Marths/SOSE Physical Education/SOSE/LOTE Integration Aid English/SOSE English Science Year 10 Coordinator/IT/Science Career Pathways Manager (LT) Enrichment Coordinator/Eng/SOSE Health & PE KLA Leader Drama/SOSE Daily Organiser/Technology

Admin Junior School G3 D6 G3 E5 Admin E1 E3 LIB Junior School C2 B7 C5 Admin C3 C1 LIB Admin GYM A1 Junior School A1 LIB D2 A6 F3 D2 Senior School B9 LIB C5 Junior School GYM Admin C4 E4 D6 Senior School CAREERS B9 GYM G1 Admin 5

SHA RHA MHI JHO JIR KJA PJ KY KR

Hawley, Sue Hazell, Ronda Henderson, Christine Hirsh, Michael Homsi, Jan How, Nola Ireland, Julie Jacobson, Karen Jakobenov, Damien Jenkin ,Peter Kerr, Jacqueline Kerry, Michael Kraguljac Mick Kyi Shwe, Saiah Langshaw, Tracey

SLO MLO LW NMA MCC MMC MES SMO NAN TNG MOR PAI ZPA PAT PER HP RP RC ROS BRS SSA OS SCH

Logan, Scott Louey, Michael Lowe, Leisha Macrae, Neisha Matek, Kym McCarthy, Sue-ann McKellar, Miranda Messina, Eddie Morgan, Sophie Nantsou, Melissa Nguyen, Tay Orlovic, Milica Paine, Colin Paraharidis, Zoe Patrizi-Whinney, Rita Pawley, Lynette Perry, Jarrod Pettet, Helen Rapisarda, Alf Recupero, Joseph Rose, Sarah Ross, Bradley Sai, Sharon Scalzo, Orlando Schafer, David

ASC ST SEL SSN SST AST JST RSU TER

Schlesinger-Goss, A Schneider, Suzanne Scott, Basil Selvendra, Marnie Snelex, Sharon Stanley, Pamela Stevens, Sally Stojanovski, Angelina Stone, Jecssica Sulman, Rachel Terrill, Wayne Thompson, Andrea Torner, Gay Van Lammeren,Grace Vass, Athena

Art/Textiles Office ESL/English Science (LSL T1) Maths/Science Library Assistant Curriculum Manager -Junior School (LT2/sem2) Psy/Maths VCAL Coordinator/English/SOSE English/SOSE Principal Behaviour Management Coach Business Manager Integration Aid Assistant Principal SOSE/Commerce Maths/Science Literacy Specialist Integration Aid Metalwork/Engineering Maths KLA Leader/IT English/SOSE

D3 Admin LIB E5 B9 LIB Junior School D6 E3 E4 Admin Junior School Admin Admin Admin C1 E5 Literacy Centre Admin F1 C5 C4

VEL MWA

Velickovic, Dragica Wadhwa, Meetu Wilson, Leanne Wolski, Annette

WD SWR ZIP

Wood, Stephen Wright, Sandra Ziperfal, Rick

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LEADING TEACHER & SPECIAL PAYMENT POSITIONS 2008
POSITION Time Allowances Leading Teacher Positions 6 periods p/f 6 periods p/f 8 periods p/f 8 periods p/f 8 periods p/f & 8 Days b/r 6 periods p/f 16 periods p/f 10 + 7(LC) periods p/f 10 periods p/f 10 + 5(LC) periods p/f 10 periods p/f Special Payments 7 periods p/f 10 periods p/f 10 periods p/f 10 periods p/f 10 periods p/f 10 periods p/f 10 periods p/f 6 periods p/f 6 periods p/f 6 periods p/f 6 periods p/f 6 periods p/f 6 periods p/f 6 periods p/f 6 periods p/f 4 periods p/f 8 periods p/f 2 periods p/f 4 days b/r 2 periods p/f + 4 days b/r 2 period p/f 6 periods p/f 8 periods p/f 6 periods p/f each 4 periods p/f 2 periods p/f 2 periods p/f 4 periods p/f + 8 days b/r 2 periods p/f 2 periods p/f 2 periods p/f + 4 days b/r 2 periods p/f + 4 days b/r Special Payment LT2 LT1 LT 2 HDA - LT 2 LT2 LT1 LT1 LT 2 LT2 LT1 LT1 Staff Member

School Improvement Manager Staff Improvement and Development Manager Senior Curriculum Manager *Junior Curriculum Manager Curriculum Implementation Manager Community Liaison and Public Relations Student Pathways Manager Head of Senior School Head of Junior School Senior Program Manager Junior Program Manager Daily Organiser Year Level Coordinator - Yr 7 Yr 8 Yr 9 Yr 10 Yr 11 Yr 12 KLA Leader – Arts - Health & PE - Maths - Science - English - LOTE - SOSE - Technology Transition Coordinator Integ & Language Disorder Coord Interschool Sport Coordinator Swimming & Aths Carnivals Coord Lockers Coordinator School Bus Coordinator Band Coordinator Grounds and Environment Coordinator Literacy Coordinator (2 positions) ESLCoordinator VCAL Coordinator Enrichment Coordinator Markbook Coordinator Assistant DO Assistant Timetabler Rock Eisteddfod Coordinator Estancia High School Program Coord OH&S

Colin Donald Josie Borg Jason DeAraugo *Leisha Lowe Trevor Davies Natasha Forder Sarah Rose Theo Gialamatzis David Harding Madeleine Chaplin Evie Fry

David Schafer Zoe Parharidis Julie Ireland Tina Dosti Joseph Recupero Melissa Nantsou Michelle Conway Sue–Ann McCarthy Sharon Sai Colin Paine/Sandra Wright Leyna Buller Michael Kerry Josie Borg Ian Grossman Sophie Morgan Sandra Gibson Gary Fountain Adam Clark John Comer Annette Wolski Christine Henderson Sue Hawley Mike Hirsh Pam Bozanic/Jeniffer Clancy Basil Scott Jessica Stone Brad Ross Ronda Hazell Adam Clark Sandra Wright Melissa Nantsou/Natasha Forder Jacki Day Assistant Principal

* Leisha Lowe will continue her role as the Junior School Curriculum Manager (HDA) until Sally Stevens returns in Semester 2 2008.

STUDENT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
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HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL – THEO GIALAMATZIS SENIOR SCHOOL PROGRAM MANAGER – MADELINE CHAPLIN SENIOR CURRICULUM MANAGER – JASON DEARAUGO YEAR 12 CO-ORDINATOR – MICHELLE CONWAY YEAR 11 CO-ORDINATOR – MELISSA NANTSOU YEAR 10 COORDINATOR – JOSEPH RECUPERO

12A 12B 12C 12D 12E 12F 11A 11B 11C 11D 11E 11F 11G 10A 10B 10C 10D 10E 10F 10G

SCOTT LOGAN SARAH ROSE COLIN DONALD JASON DEARAUGO JOHN COMER ADAM CLARK ANGELINA STOJANOSKA JAN HOMSI MICK KRAGULAC TAY NGUYEN ANDREW CORDELL SOPHIE MORGAN DENNIS DRAKE JESSICA STONE LYN FROST JARROD PERRY KRISTY GRAHAM RICK ZIPERFAL GEORGIA COMPTON SIMONE FAGAN

HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL – DAVID HARDING JUNIOR SCHOOL PROGRAM MANAGER – EVIE FRY JUNIOR SCHOOLCURRICULUM MANAGER – LEISHA LOWE/SALLY STEVENS YEAR 9 CO-ORDINATOR – TINA DOSTI YEAR 8 CO-ORDINATOR – JULIE IRELAND YEAR 7 CO-ORDINATOR – ZOE PARHARIDIS
9A 9B 9C 9D 9E 9F 9G 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8F 8G 8H 7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 7F GARETH HAEBERLE EDDIE MESSINA NORA EL-TONSI ADRIAN CAMERON/SIMONETTA GRIPPI DRAGICAVELICKOVIC MIRANDA MCKELLAR SHARON SAI JENNIFER CLANCY GARY FOUNTAIN LEAH CHRISTOU NEISHA MACRAE BRAD ROSS SALLY STEVENS BASIL SCOTT MICHAEL HIRSH NATASHA FORDER SHANNON GITTINGS RITA PATRIZI-WHINNEY/ALF RAPISARDA AMANDA SCHLESINGER-GOSS SHARON SNELEX SANDRA GIBSON

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DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION

Due to the fact that Hoppers Crossing Secondary College has a large population of staff and students (approximately 1000 students and 100 staff), it is important to maintain effective communication between all sections of the College Community. A number of formal channels of communication have been established and it is the responsibility of each teacher to use these channels effectively.

COMMUNICATION WITH STUDENTS Daily Bulletin
* The Daily Bulletin is used to inform students of what event or activities will be taking place on that day or some time in the future. * The Home Group Teacher reads the Daily Bulletin during Home Group Meetings. * Information for the Daily Bulletin must be placed into the "Daily Bulletin Folder" in the Staffroom before 2:00pm for the messages to be included in the next day's Bulletin. * The Daily Bulletin is placed in each HG Roll by the Duty Monitors at 3:00pm the day before.

Public Address System
If the other methods of communication are used effectively, the PA system should be used rarely and only as follows: Announcements must be short and written on the Announcement Sheet at the Office prior to announcements being made. These announcements will only be made by the Principal Class or a member of the Office Staff two minutes before the bell before each break or at the end of the day. Any announcements outside the set times, due to an URGENT nature, will be made by members of the Principal Class.

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ASSEMBLIES
Year Level Assemblies Year Level Co-ordinators will arrange times and venues for these assemblies. They should be held at least once a fortnight during homegroup. The Principal or Assistant Principals will attend these assemblies whenever possible. General College Assemblies General College assemblies will be held each term. These assemblies will be held in the Gymnasium. All students and staff are expected to attend. Student Leaders play a significant role in College assemblies. Students will be taken into the Gymnasium in Home Groups and will sit with their Year level.

COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHING STAFF

Principals Newsletter
The Principals staff newsletter is sent out late Friday afternoon or early Monday morning. This is emailed to all staff at the college and serves to inform staff of relevant matters such as staffing issues, school initiatives etc. By disseminating information in this manner meeting times can be used for more productive purposes such as good PD.

Meetings
As outlined in the new agreement, there will be up to two hours of compulsory meetings for staff members each week. These meetings will generally take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Consult the Yearly Planner and make sure you are aware of which meetings you should attend. Staff should not make other arrangements during these scheduled meeting times. If for some reason you will not be able to attend a meeting please ensure that you see the convener and have your name marked as an apology. As per the new agreement staff are expected to participate in 1 further hour of other duties. As indicated in the Planner, Thursday after school has been allocated as Planning Time/Professional Development in a variety of areas including the Year 7 Professional Learning Team, PEEL(Projects for the Enhancement of Effective Learning), Professional Development which includes staff opting for PD in one area per semester from the following:
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   

The Thinking Curriculum Information and Communication Technologies Literacy Motivation & Achievement

Staff Development has been timetabled approximately twice per term and this will involve staff opting to participate in workshops around a variety of areas all designed to improve staff career development. A series of workshops will be run including:  Running an Effective Meeting  Using Recruitment Online  Writing Applications  Interview Technique

Principal’s Meetings with staff
This meeting is generally held 3 to 4 times per term at 3:15pm. Attendance at these meetings is compulsory.

Staff Association Meetings
These will be called by the Staff Association Executive and will be held as required.

Morning Staff Briefings
Morning Briefings are held each Monday and Thursday morning beginning at 8:45am. The Leading Teachers conduct these. Staff must note on the whiteboard if they have an announcement for briefing. It would be appreciated if announcements are as brief as possible. Attendance at these Briefings is compulsory.

Junior/Senior School Meetings
Junior/Senior School Heads will conduct Junior/Senior School Meetings at various times throughout the year. Please consult the Planner for dates. These meetings are held after school commencing promptly at 3.15pm. If you teach students at a particular year Level you are expected to attend these meetings. On a very few occasions some meetings will run concurrently e.g. Junior School at the same time as Senior School. On these occasions please attend the meeting for the year level you predominately teach or are the homegroup teacher for. Please inform the Head of the Sub-School of the meeting that you will miss that you are an apology.

Union Meetings
These meetings are held at lunchtimes where required. Attendance is voluntary, however, members are encouraged to attend.
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Key Learning Area Meetings
KLAs are divided into two groups. KLA 1:  English  LOTE  Science  Technology KLA 2:  Health and PE  Mathematics  SOSE  The Arts Please refer to Meeting Schedule for schedule of KLA Meetings. Attendance is compulsory. On very few occasions KLA 1 & 2 meetings will run concurrently e.g. English and SOSE at the same time. On these occasions please attend the meeting for the faculty that you predominately teach. Please inform the KLA Leader of the meeting that you will miss that you are an apology.

KLA Leaders and Subject Coordinators meetings with the Principal
These meetings are held as required. All KLA Leaders and Subject Co-ordinators must attend.

Curriculum Meetings
KLA Leaders as well as Curriculum Leaders from the College, or their representatives, need to attend. Refer to Meeting Schedule.

Staff Consultative Committee (SCC) Meetings
The SCC meets each fortnight in a timeslot determined after the Timetable is constructed. There are 6 staff representatives on the SCC (2 AEU, 2 Teaching & 1 CPSU SSO, 1 SSO). Two representatives are elected at the end of Term 1 each year for a two-year period. SCC consults with AEU representatives.

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INFORMATION SERVICE CENTRE (ISC)

INFORMATION SERVICE CENTRE Teachers using the Information Centre with their classes must impress upon their students that they need to allow other students to work without being disturbed, this means that the noise level should be kept to a minimum. Teachers should also consult the Centre staff when planning research assignments as they know what resources are available and they will be able to direct students to the appropriate bibliography.

Classes using the Information Services Centre
Classes may be booked into the Centre by the classroom teacher using BOOKIT, the College booking facility. Please assist the Centre Staff by:      Booking at least a day in advance. Letting the Staff know the reason for the visit. Inviting the Staff to speak to the class on how and where resources can be found. Manage student discipline. Dismissing the students as a group.

Individual staff use
Up to four students can be sent out of class to work in the Centre on a set research topic, to borrow books etc. Assist all concerned by ALWAYS issuing the students with a Class Pass, or a note in their diary, indicating the purpose of the visit and when the student(s) are due back in class. Students must return to the classroom before the end of period.

Staff Loans
Books that teachers use for the whole year for teaching purposes are not regarded as ISC books, even though they may have been processed by the ISC initially. These books are part of the resources of a KLA and are ordered through the KLA Leader. Teachers may borrow books from the ISC in the same way as students do. They must also be returned by the due date. All VELS books must be returned at the end of the year.
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If teachers want their class to work on research projects in their classroom, they can arrange to have boxes of appropriate books made up for this purpose. It is the responsibility of the classroom teacher to collect and return ALL books in good order. Bookings for these books must be made on the appropriate Booking Sheet, located at the front desk.

Classroom teacher input
All teachers are welcome to suggest resources that should be purchased by the Information Service Centre.

Staff IT facilities
There are several computers across the college for staff use. The main staffroom also has computers that staff can access and print from. Staff are able to access the college wireless network and internet using their laptops. Storage facilities for laptops are available in Staff Offices. There are several data projectors that staff can take advantage of. Bookings can be made via BOOKIT, the College booking facility. Over the course of 2005/6 a number of rooms were fitted with data projectors. This will continue over the next few years. The college supports an intranet. Staff have access to a shared drive (G Drive) where information (e.g. Curriculum Audits etc) can be accessed by all.

REPROGRAPHIC FACILITIES
The College has a range of Reprographic facilities. Most are located in the Staff Resource Room which is opposite the Staff Room. Please note: No student is permitted to use the duplicating facilities in the College Resource Room. At the beginning of each year the College Business Manager, in consultation with Staff responsible for Program Budgets, will issue each teacher with a PIN number, which will enable teachers to use the Reprographic facilities in the Staff Resource
Room.

B&W photocopier
These photocopiers, located in the Staff Resources Room, can only be used with a Copiguard (PIN) Number. If you are not sure of how to operate this copier or remove paper jams, please see the Office Manager or an Assistant Principal. The PIN numbers have been issued so that a tally of the number of copies can be obtained enabling the Administration to charge each Program Budget appropriately. Staff responsible for Program Budgets will be issued with the details of the number of copies made by each member in their area. It is up to Program Budget Leaders to ensure that these are within the budgeted allowance.
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Other photocopiers
There are two other photocopiers in the College. One is located in the Administration Office, which is for the sole use of Office Staff. The other photocopier (B&W or colour), which is operated by inserting a magnetic card, is located in the Information Centre. The card may be purchased from the library staff. This photocopier is mainly for student use.

Colour photocopying
If you wish to have coloured prints made, place your order with the Library Assistants and they will have them ready for you within a couple of days.

Laminator
The Information Centre also has a Laminator. Requests for lamination can also be left with a Library Assistant.

Equipment malfunction
Report any reprographic malfunctions to the Business Manager or an Assistant Principal as soon as they occur. Do not attempt to repair malfunctions yourself.

MATTERS RELATED TO STAFF Transforming Learning
At Hoppers Crossing Secondary College we encourage all staff to seek feedback from their students to develop a culture that continually strives for improvement. Staff will have an opportunity to use the Transforming Learning Program to seek feedback from one of their classes in relation to the dimensions of „classroom climate‟. Staff will use their feed back in a series of self passed Professional Development modules to develop an action plan targeting an area of classroom climate. Staff involvement in Transforming Learning will occur at regular and specified times throughout the year, and will run in conjunction with staff Performance and Development planning. Staff will be given a password to access the Transforming Learning web site to establish their own homepage and manage the program. The School Improvement Manager in conjunction with the Staff Improvement and Development Manager will oversee the management of the program.

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Performance and Development 2008 (Annual Reviews)
In line with processes outlined in the new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, schools are required to implement a Performance and Development process for all staff. The process in 2008 will be as follows: Term 1 Week 4 - Performance Plan development Term 3 Week 5 - Mid Cycle review Term 4 Week 10 - Performance Assessment Staff will utilise the findings from their Transforming Learning action plans to assist with the formulation of their Performance Development plan. Regardless of people‟s increment date, everyone will work to this timeline. Staff who have an increment date during the year, will be awarded that increment based on a successful completion of their plan to that point in time. Beyond 2008, increments will be awarded according to the successful assessment of their previous yearly plan. Teams will be established with the head of each team being responsible for the process for each member of their team. Teams will be:
Team A Head – W. Terrill S Stevens J Borg T Davies J DeAraugo T Gialamatzis K Halge S Rose E Fry N Forder D Harding M Chaplin C Donald G. Haeberle E Messina A. Cameron G. Fountain S. Hawley Team B Head - A. Vass J Comer T Dosti J Ireland S Gibson S Sai L.Christou W. Dyszkant Team C Head – K Halge L Frost M Kerry G Compton D Schafer D Drake M Nantsou J Recupero M Conway Team D Head – C. Donald M Kragulac O Scalzo O Cruse B Ross M Hirsh A Schlesinger-Goss J Clancy E. Fry

Team E Head – J. DeAraugo H Pettet B Scott D Velickovic R Ziperfal S Grippi Z Parharidis J Homsi R. Sulman

Team F Head – – L. Lowe A Rapisarda M Selvendra T Nguyen S Wright C Paine N. Macrae S.Morgan M. Louey

Team G Head – T Gialamatzis A Clark S McCarthy L Buller I Grossman S Snelex M Wadhwa K. Jacobson M. McKellar N. El-Tonsi

Team H Head – T. Davies J Perry S Wood R Patrizi – Whinney A. Cordell S. Fagan S. Logan A. Stojanovski

Teachers new to the College will be assigned a mentor. These mentors will usually reside in the same office and will be able to provide advice and support.
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Professional Development
All staff are encouraged to participate in PD which will enhance their teaching skills. The PD activities should reflect the College‟s Goals and Priorities. The professional development budget for 2008 will allow staff to achieve the maximum benefits to gain PD in a range of areas. The outline for 2008 will be as follows: 1. Guest Speakers – 1 per term at Principal‟s meeting 2. External PD – including Wyndham PD Network Timetable. Requests made through PD Manager. 3. Staff Reporting – Staff will be expected to make a short presentation at a Principal‟s meeting or other forum. 4. Wednesdays/Thursdays – as per calendar teams of teachers will have the opportunity to focus and develop their teaching strategies over an extended period of time. 5. KLA‟s - also have the opportunity to have guest speakers attending/staff reporting back from PD/sharing of „What Works‟ etc. PD Days – There are currently 2 proposed PD days for the college. Dates will be announced early in Term 1.

Extras and staff absences
An Extra is a class that is supervised by a teacher at the College due to the absence of another teacher. The number of extras that can be given to any teacher is determined by Teacher Awards. It is expected that teachers work to a target of about 14 (71 minute) extras in a year. See your Union Representatives for further details. The Daily Organiser allocates extras to teachers. A list of Extras is posted in the Staff Room each morning by 8:50 am. Teachers are responsible for checking this list each morning. If you get an Extra, check to see if any work has been left for the class you are to cover. Work should be left in the boxes under the extras list. If you are to be absent from school, you must notify the Daily Organiser as soon as possible. This can be done by contacting David Schafer the night before on 0400107206 up to 10:00pm or on the Daily Organiser hotline (99747710). As a last resort staff can use the College number (9749 3611) before 8:00 am on the day of absence. The more prior warning of an absence, the greater are the chances of booking a CRT. Every effort should be made by the absent teacher to leave meaningful work for their students on the day of absence. Teachers may also be given a Replacement Class (or an "In Lieu") if for any reason their normal class is out of school on excursion, camp, etc.
Sick Leave is to be recorded on the appropriate form available from the Daily Organiser‟s Office. It is the responsibility of the staff member to complete the leave of absence form on their return. Departmental guidelines require leave to be processed no later than 5 days.

If the form is not completed by this time, the leave must be entered as „Sick Leave‟ (without pay).

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Room changes
Should Teachers require a room change or a move to the Library or a computer room, 24 hours notice must be given. The appropriate forms to indicate a room change are located outside the Daily Organiser‟s office. Please note that teachers must book the required room through the Library and complete the Room Change notification form as required. It is essential that this occurs as rolls are marked every session by duty monitors and if they are unable to locate a class the process will break down.

Bookit
Those teachers wishing to „book out‟ college equipment or an alternative classroom other than their timetabled classroom, need to utilise the software program „Book it‟. The „Book it‟ software program is located on the college network system and can be accessed on any desk top computer throughout the college. Staff can also have this program installed on their Laptop Computer and this can be arranged through Damien Jakobenov (Network Manager).

Workcover
If you injure yourself during working hours, you MUST follow the procedure below: a. Report the injury immediately to the First Aid Staff Member, Principal or one of the Assistant Principals. b. Complete the ACCIDENT NOTIFICATION and WORKCOVER CLAIM form from Christine Henderson in First Aid. c. If you require medical treatment you must obtain a Workcover Medical Certificate from your doctor. d. If you intend to make a Workcover claim, you need to see the principal with a completed Workcover Claim Form and Accident Notification Form, within five (5) working days of the injury. Your Return to Work Co-ordinator will be one of the Assistant Principals.

Leaving the college premises
If you leave the College during the day, apart from lunchtime, you must let one of the Assistant Principals and the Office Staff know. There is a sign out book which is located at the front office.

Telephones
Telephones located in offices around the College are for teachers use. Two telephones have been installed in the Staffroom. Access to STD facilities can be made through the Office and if these calls are of a personal nature they should be paid for at the General Office. The official school number is 9749 3611 and our Fax is 9748 6645
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Leave
Teachers may apply for Leave for a number of different reasons - Marriage Leave, Long Service Leave, Leave to Accompany Spouse, etc. Please read HCSC Leave Policy (Addendum A). For all Leave inquiries, please speak to the Business Manager. All leave is now dealt with by the College. This also includes "Leave Resumption" Notices.

Sick Leave
Sick leave credits for full-time teachers begin to accrue on commencement of duty. Year of Service First year Second year Third year etc. Entitlement 30 days nil 15 days

Medical certificates & certificates in lieu
Certificates are expected for any absence due to illness although an aggregate of 5 days per year are allowed without a certificate. Certificates are required when an illness falls adjacent to a holiday period or if an illness falls on a stopwork day(s). Note that an aggregate maximum of only 5 days per year is allowed for Certificates In Lieu of Medical Certificates.

Teachers’ pay
Pay Day occurs every fortnight on a Thursday. Pay Advice Slips are put into staff pidgeon holes on Thursday‟s. Direct Crediting Application Forms can be obtained from the Business Manager. The Payroll is administered by the Business Manager. This includes any Direct Pay Deduction you may wish to make. If you have any queries with your pay, please see the Business Manager. Please note, pay calculation occurs one week prior to pay day and any changes required on payroll, must be completed by the end of this day to take effect on the next pay day.

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Yard duty supervision
All teachers are allocated Yard Duty supervision on a rostered timetable. These duties are a part of teachers' working conditions. Teachers are advised to become familiar with the „nooks and crannies‟ of their allotted area. When on duty, teachers are responsible for the safety and behaviour of all students in their area. A map of the different supervision areas, as well as the areas out of bounds, is displayed in the Staffroom. Teachers should arrive at their Yard Duty promptly. When on yard duty, teachers must move around to cover all parts of their area. Failure to carry out Yard Duty responsibly could cause a teacher to be legally liable for negligence should a serious accident occur in the yard.

Collection of money
Please do not collect any money from students without prior consultation with the Office Manager. All monies should be receipted directly into the cash register in the Administration Office.

Keys
Staff requiring keys must fill out the appropriate form (available from Christine Henderson), have it signed by your KLA leader, and submit it to Christine Henderson in Sick Bay.

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MATTERS RELATED TO STAFF AND STUDENTS The College Council
The College Council has an important role at the College. As required under the Education Act, it is a decision making body of the College and is responsible for policy development in all areas. Council is representative of all groups in the College Community. Elections take place during Term 1 each year and the new Council has its first meeting in May.

Members The 2007/2008 members of the College Council are: Ross Allen Aaron Stobie Wayne Terrill Sarah Rose Tina Dosti Trevor Davies Adrian Cameron Blake pilkington Tenille Love Katina Garrick Raymond Berry Janette Robinson Mark Coulston Mareta D‟Angelo Sam D‟Angelo President (Parent) Vice-Pres Principal Secretary (DEECD-Teacher) Treasurer (DEECD-Teacher) Member (DEECD –Teacher) (DEECD-Teacher) Student (Co-opted) Student (Co-opted) Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent (Co-opted)

Meetings College Council Meetings are held at least eight times a year on a Wednesday at 6:00 pm The dates for 2008 has been published in the Yearly Planner. Sub-Committees & Convenors To assist the Council to perform its wide-ranging tasks efficiently, Sub-committees of College Council have been set up. The Accountability Sub-committee meets on Wednesdays, one week before the College Council meeting. All other Sub-committees meet two weeks before the Council Meetings. The Conveners of each sub-committee or any convened Taskforce report to the full Council.

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Parents and Friends Meetings
The main aim of the Parents and Friends Association is to provide and improve the facilities for the students at the College. The Association also gives the parents and friends of the College an opportunity to get together through social functions and monthly meetings thereby generating interest in the College and at the same time providing input into the College‟s general development. Staff are welcome to attend all meetings and functions of the Parents and Friends Association. Meetings of the Parents and Friends Association are held on the Monday two weeks before the Council meeting at 7:30 pm in the College Conference Room.

Newsline
The College Newsline is published during the week after College Council meetings. The Newsline is distributed to all students and parents/guardians and highlights College activities. See Newsline Co-ordinator if you wish to place an article in the Newsline.

Bell times (71 Minute periods)

WARNING BELL

8:55

HOME GROUP MEETING PERIOD 1

9:00 9:12

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9:12 10:23

_________________________________________________________ BREAK 1 10:23 10:53 _________________________________________________________ PERIOD 2 CHANGE OVER PERIOD 3 10:53 12:04 12:09 12:04 12:09 1:20

_________________________________________________________ BREAK 2 1:20 1:55 _________________________________________________________ PERIOD 4 1:55 3:06

OFFICIAL END SCHOOL DAY

3:16

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NOTE: The normal dismissal time is 3:06pm. However, should a teacher feel it necessary to detain a student for a further 10 minutes beyond the normal dismissal time, this option is available. If a teacher wishes to detain a student for more than 10 minutes beyond 3:06pm, 24 hours notice of the detention is required.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY
For 2008 the following procedures will be adopted:

Homegroup Meetings
Homegroup will now commence at the start of the school day (9.00am – 9.12am). Master rolls should be collected from the roll racks by the Homegroup Teacher before homegroup commences. Rolls will be marked during homegroup. It is important that these rolls are returned to the roll racks at the conclusion of homegroup as they will immediately be followed up by the attendance officer. Any student who is late to school during homegroup should be dealt with by the homegroup teacher. These students will not require a late pass. If homegroup teachers find that lateness is an issue with some students the Welfare and Management Policy should be consulted and these students provided with detentions. These detentions should initially be supervised by the homegroup teacher. If the matter continues parents and the Year Level Coordinator informed. Any student who is late to school after Homegroup has concluded MUST report to the Attendance Officer to receive a Late Pass. Please do not allow any student who is late to school in your class unless you have sighted and collected the Late Pass. Daily records of attendance are placed each morning in the Homegroup Rolls and the Year Level Coordinator pigeon hole for follow up by Homegroup Teachers and Coordinators. . These Attendance records are legal documents which can be used in a Court of Law as evidence if so required. All teachers have a legal responsibility to ensure that these rolls are completed accurately. Classroom Attendance Each period a monitor will bring an attendance roll for teachers to mark absent students. Please do not keep the Roll Monitor waiting - mark the roll immediately. Students are not to mark rolls. Any student who is late to school MUST have a late pass issued by the Attendance Officer– No Pass No Class. If they are just late to your class but not to school they should have a note from another teacher explaining why they are late. If there is no apparent reason for their lateness it should be dealt with by the subject teacher and where necessary the coordinator informed.

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Teacher Rolls It is expected that classroom teachers keep their own records of student attendance for each of their classes.

Out of Class Passes
Student movement around the College during class time needs to be kept to a minimum. If a student leaves your classroom for any valid reason, you should issue a Class Pass or make an appropriate note in their diary. Teachers, finding students out of class, should ask them to produce their diary or pass. If they are without either, they must be sent back to their classroom. Teachers are advised not to allow students to leave the room too readily. Most of the damage in toilets and other College property is done during class time. Do not let more than one student at a time go to the toilets and do not send more than one student on a message. The Canteen Toilets are the only toilets open during class time. The PE Change Rooms are not to be used as general toilets.

Students leaving the college premises
Lunch & Early Leaver Passes Passes are discouraged. An appointment between the Head of Sub School and the Parent will be necessary before a pass will be considered for issue. At Other Times If students wish to leave the College premises for any other reason they must:  Present a note from their parent or guardian to their Home Group teacher at morning HG Meeting.  Get permission from their Level Co-ordinator.  Sign the Early Leavers Register in the Administration Office before leaving the College.  Permission will only be given in special circumstances and then only after contact has been made with a parent or a note has been brought to the College by the student. Teachers should be aware of this procedure and never give permission for students to go home to get books, materials, sports uniform, etc. without consulting the Year Level Co-ordinator or one of the Assistant Principals.

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College Detention
These detentions are only given for misdemeanours that occur outside of the classroom. Classroom misdemeanours are the responsibility of the classroom teacher and should be dealt with by the teacher. Refer to the Welfare and Management Policy Document for details. When a student is given a College Detention, his or her name is recorded with the Head of the Sub School/Program Manager/Level Co-ordinator. A Pro Forma letter (also located in the Staff room) is completed by the teacher giving the detention and signed by the Year Level Co-ordinator. This letter is taken home by the student, signed by the parent and then handed to the teacher supervising the detention the next day. Never give an after school detention on the same day the misdemeanour occurs – there must be 24 hours notice. Head of Sub School‟s are responsible for determining when and where College Detentions are held for their levels and are to organise supervision. College Detentions are generally staffed by Year Level Coordinators: Tuesdays: 3:10 am to 3:50 am Wednesdays: 3:10 pm to 3:50 pm Thursdays: 3:10 pm to 3:50 pm

Class/student detention
Teachers may wish to organise their own detentions sessions for students who misbehave in class. The normal dismissal time for students is 3:06pm. However, should a teacher feel it necessary to detain a student for a further 10 minutes beyond the normal dismissal time, this option is available. If a teacher wishes to detain a student for more than 10 minutes beyond 3:06pm, the requirement of issuing a 24 hours notice of detention must be followed. Pro Forma letters for these detentions are also available from the Staff Room.

Bicycle enclosure
The College provides students with a Bicycle Enclosure at the rear of E8. Students can only access the enclosure via Bayliss Av. ( students are not permitted to ride their bikes through the school) There are two sections within the enclosure, one for years 7 – 11, and one for year 12. A Student Monitor locks up the year 7 – 11 section shortly after 9:00 am. This section of the enclosure remains closed until just prior to 3:06 pm. Students who go home for lunch or VCE students who have „spares‟, must lock their bicycles the year 12 section. This section of the bike rack is not locked as students need access to their bikes at various times throughout the day.

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If a student wishes to take his/her bicycle out of the enclosure during the day for a valid reason, a member of staff must accompany them. The key to the enclosure can be obtained from the Administration Office and it must be returned to the Office immediately after use. If any student is caught climbing over the enclosure fence or uses a bicycle belonging to another student without permission, they should be reported to the Year Level Coordinator or Assistant Principal. Apart from year 12 students who have „spares‟, or students who need to leave early, the Bicycle Enclosure is out of bounds between 9:00 am and 3:06 pm to all students

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Student Welfare & Management
Please refer to the document “Student Welfare & Management Policy” for full details. Student Code of Behaviour All students and teachers: - are expected to work within the guidelines of W & M Policy - must ensure that we work in a safe and supportive environment - have the right to be treated with respect and courtesy - should work in a cooperative manner All students have the right to learn without disruption from others.

Specific issues & consequences/rules
Out of class: Lateness to class: Lateness to College: College Detention: Smoking: Drugs/Alcohol: Out of uniform: Students who are required to leave a classroom must be issued with a note/pass from their class teacher. Detention with class teacher, additional work or the informing of the LC (Level Coordinator) Regular latecomers (more than 5 per term) will be followed up by LCs who will contact parents; detention for student. Student name recorded in Detention Book. Letter taken home for parent signature and returned to teacher supervising detention. Warning first time then suspension. Letter home. Immediate removal from class, parent notified, suspension, and police notified. Students to see LC/LM at the beginning of the day to have note signed and be issued with Out of Uniform Pass. PC teachers issue detentions and letters in first two instances of failure to comply. Not to be tolerated under any circumstances. Apology, counselling, behaviour planning, detention and contact with parent. When serious, official college interview with parent. Suspension. Proforma letter initially generated and posted to parent by Office staff, direct parent contact if necessary. Counselling, detention. Counselling, parent notification, clean-up duty and replacement or repairs. Any cost associated with replacement or repairs will be incurred by parents or the student(s) responsible. Disrupting class, eating or drinking in class, having a mobile phone, riding bikes, being in classroom without a teacher or in out of bounds areas: Restating rules and policy, counselling by the PC Teacher/LC, detention, monitoring of student behaviour. Students are expected to complete set work, meet deadlines, maintain neat and complete notes, record homework in their diary. If this is not done: additional work at lunchtime or after school, performance statement to parents, parent contact. Harassment offenders will be withdrawn from class & counselled. Parents will be notified, behaviour contract, further actions monitored, suspension. No hats or other head apparel may be worn in classrooms. Caps and beanies, but not bandannas, are acceptable head apparel. Not to be worn in class if heating, as determined by class teacher, is adequate. Not to be accepted. Student servery window should be closed by Duty Teacher on the Warning Bell at 10:48 am (Break 1) and 1:50 pm (Break 2).

Bullying & verbal and physical aggression: Unexplained absences: Leaving grounds: Damage to property and environment: Conduct:

Classwork:

Equal Opportunity: Hats, etc: Jackets: Swearing: Canteen:

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Assessment & Reporting – student reports
The College uses the Markbook Reporting System. PD sessions on how to utilise this reporting package is included on the yearly planner. Parent/Teacher interviews occur at least three times per year. Proposed dates for these are included on the planner. End of Semester Reports Semester Reports are given to Year 7-12 students at the end of Semester 1 and to Year 7-11 students at the end of Semester 2.

GRADING SYSTEM FOR HOPPERS CROSSING SEC. COLLEGE HD D HC C P LP UG NS NA ABS * is equivalent to a score of 90 – 100 and indicates an outstanding performance on the task is equivalent to a score of 80 – 89 and indicates an excellent performance on the task is equivalent to a score of 70 – 79 and indicates a very good performance on the task is equivalent to a score of 60 – 69 and indicates a commendable performance on the task is equivalent to a score of 50 – 59 and indicates a pleasing performance on the task is equivalent to a score of 40 – 49 and indicates a good performance on the task is equivalent to a score of 40 or below. Work was not submitted for assessment Not Applicable was absent with an acceptable reason indicates a modified task

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RECOGNITION/REWARD OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
As part of the College‟s Recognition of Excellence program, students who achieve positive results will be issued with Certificates. The recognition and reward of student achievement is an essential ingredient of student management.

Certificates of Merit
Teachers should aim to regularly reward positive efforts and results by issuing Certificates of Merit to students when deserved. (ie. Consistently performing above the expected level) ACHIEVEMENT ATTITUDE PARTICIPATION BEHAVIOUR IMPROVEMENT At Expected Level The focus of the reward and recognition program is to create a very clear understanding amongst the students and staff that the Merit Certificates will be issued to students on the basis of consistent application within all five areas. The recognition and reward system is based on the belief that all students can obtain varying levels of consistent achievement, however the Attitude, Participation (in class), Behaviour and overall Improvement are still valued equally. Students who are not achieving in their best efforts in class, will be provided with Blue Encouragement Certificates as they begin to raise their level of performance towards what is the expected level within the classroom. Merit Certificate I M P R O V E M E N T
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IMPROVEMENT

MERIT CERTIFICATE

Expected Level

Encouragement Certificate

Encouragement Certificates
When a student has been awarded 5 Blue Encouragement Certificates (one from each of Achievement, Attitude, Behaviour, Participation & Effort within a subject), they should take them to their relevant Classroom Teacher. The Classroom Teacher will organise for a Merit Certificate to be presented at the student‟s next class.

Silver Certificates
When a student has been awarded 10 Certificates of Merit, they should take them to their Level Co-ordinator. The Level Co-ordinator will organise for the presentation of a Silver Certificate to the student at the next Year Level Assembly. The Level Co-ordinator will send a letter to the parents/guardians acknowledging their child‟s efforts.

Gold Certificates
When a student has been awarded 5 Silver Certificates, they should take them to their Level Co-ordinator. The Level Co-ordinator will organise for the presentation of a Gold Certificate to the student at the next Whole College Assembly. The Level Co-ordinator will send a letter to the parents/guardians acknowledging their child‟s efforts and inviting them to the Whole College Assembly.

ORGANISING STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Classroom teachers organising activities or excursions for students must follow the appropriate organisational steps as detailed on the proforma “College Organised Activity” (see Daily Organiser). The steps and timelines must be adhered to if an activity is to proceed. Any student not returning a permission form or not being correctly attired for the activity are not to be involved in the activity. If this situation arises, consult with the appropriate head of Sub School or Program Manager.

FIRST AID
The Sick Bay is next to the Administration Office. In the case of injury or illness students should be directed to the Office where the necessary treatment can be organised by the Office Staff or a teacher who has a First Aid Certificate (see page 9). Teachers should send a note in the student‟s diary with the student when attending Sickbay. If necessary, parents are contacted. Teachers are asked not to give headache tablets to students. Please note that DEECD guidelines indicate that no painkillers are provided to students at Sick bay.
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It is also important that teachers going on camps and excursions be aware of any medical disabilities any student may have. This information can be obtained from Year Level Co-ordinators, or in the case of camps, from the Medical Form that must be completed by parents before hand.

COLLEGE REFERENCES
A College Reference is the only reference which may be written on College Letterhead and it can only be signed by the Principal or an Assistant Principal. Any students requiring such a reference should be directed to their Year Level Coordinators .

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COLLEGE MAP

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JUNIOR SCHOOL CURRICULUM PROFILE 2008 PERIOD LENGTH: 71 MINUTES YEAR 7
SUBJECTS English Mathematics Science SOSE Physical Ed./Sport Pastoral Care LOTE - Italian SEMESTER UNITS Music Drama 3 3 PPF 5 5 5 5 3 1 3

10 Day Timetable

PPF= Periods Per Fortnight YEAR 8
SUBJECTS

PASTORAL CARE ASSEMBLIES: 12 MINUTES YEAR 9
PPF 5 5 5 5 3 1 3 3 3 SUBJECTS English Mathematics Science SOSE Physical Education Pastoral Care LOTE – Italian SEMESTER UNITS (Three per Semester) Music Drama Talking Health Art Media Textiles & Design Visual Communication & Design Automotive Studies Engineer. Work. Practices Food Technology Metalwork & Plastics Digital Imaging Woodwork Information Technology Digital Story Telling Cross – Age Tutoring TOTAL = 40 periods per fortnight PPF 5 5 4 4 3 1 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

English Mathematics Science SOSE Physical Education Pastoral Care LOTE - Italian SEMESTER UNITS Music Drama

TERM UNITS (Two per Term) Art Graphics Home Economics Information Tech. Keyboarding Metalwork Textiles Woodwork TOTAL = 40 periods per fortnight

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

TERM UNITS (Two per Term) Art Graphics Home Economics Health & Human Relations Information Tech. Metalwork Textiles Woodwork TOTAL = 40 periods per fortnight

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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SENIOR SCHOOL CURRICULUM PROFILE 2008
PASTORAL CARE ASSEMBLIES: 12 MINUTES YEAR 11 & 12 CORE SUBJECTS PPF ELECTIVES VCE STUDIES (6.5 periods/Fortnight) English (Semester 1) 6.5 Shock Horror, Writers Block, Reality Check, Writing for Film & TV, Working English English Electives (Semester 2) English, Fantasy & Science Fiction Accounting Art Mathematics 6.5 Mathematics Methods, General Mathematics, Foundation Mathematics Studio Art (One for the Year) Biology Science 6.5 Biology, Chemistry, CSI Hoppers Crossing, Movement & Space, Environmental Business Management (One per Semester) Science, Psychology, General Science Chemistry Studies of Soceity & the 6.5 Help Me Get Out of this Place, Advancing the Community, Conversations with Design and Technology – Wood/Textiles/Engineering Environment Homer Simpson (Philosophy), Teenagers & the Law, Conflict in WWII, Choose Engineering Technology - Automotive (One per Semester) Your Own Adventure, Be Your Own Boss, English Literature Environmental Science ‘FREE CHOICE” ELECTIVES Food & Technology Health & Physical Education 6.5 Foods, Families and Lifestyles, Physical Education, Sports Living, Health & Human Health and Human Development (At least one Semester) Relations Information Technology The Arts 6.5 Computer Aided Design, Music Styles, Theatre Studies, Visual Communication & Information Systems (At least one Semester) Design, Developmental Design Art, Media, Technical Drawing, Visual Art Information Processing and Management Italian (Optional) 6.5 Italian LOTE Italian Legal Studies Technology 6.5 Celebrity Chefs, Food Design and Production, Furniture Design and Construction, Maths Foundation, (At least one Semester) Information Technology, Automotive, Computer Programming, Engineering, General/Further Maths Fashion & Design, Metalwork and Welding Methametical Methods Mathematics 6.5 Extension Mathematics Specialist Mathematics YEAR 11 & 12 VET STUDIES Media Studies Certificate II in Automotive Certificate III in Information Technology Philosophy Certificate II in Clothing Design & Production Certificate II in Arts Multi-media Physical Education Certificate II in Hospitality Certificate III in Community Services Psychology Certificate II in Engineering Certificate II in Building Construction Physics Certificate II in Hairdressing Certificate II & III in Music Industry Skills Visual Communication & Design Certificate I in Retail Operations Certificate II in Equine Studies Certificate II in Horticulture Certificate II in Sport & Recreation (Fitness) Certificate II in Business Certificate II in Sport & Recreation (Outdoor Ed) YEAR 10 PERIOD LENGTH: 71 MINUTES

UNITS 1-4 3-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-2 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-2 3-4 3-4 1-2 1-4 1-2 1-4 1-4 3-4 1-4 1-2 1-4 1-4

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN – Control Staff
PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICER POLICE LIAISON ASSEMBLY WARDENS Wayne Terrill Keith Halge, Athena Vass Athena Vass Wayne Terrill/Athena Vass David Schafer & Jason DeAraugo To Collect:  Portable PA /Loud Hailer  Extras Sheet  Staff List  Visitors Book Theo Gialamatzis and Evie Fry  Pick up Rolls at Office  Collect early leavers folder  Hand early leavers folder to Admin. Officers Christine Henderson  Pick up First Aid Attendance Folder  Hand to Admin. Officers. Alison Davis & Lyn Pawley  Pick up First Aid Kit from Sickbay Level Co-ordinators

STAFF DUTY PERSONS

FIRST AID

OVAL ORGANISATION

Senior and Junior Heads of Sub – School‟s will, after taking their class to the Oval, report to one of the Assistant Principals. ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS Dennis Drake & Adam Clark  Pick up Mobile Phone from Office  Liaise with Oval Organisers  Ensure Oval Organisers are aware of students listed in Early Leavers and First Aid folders David Harding & Michael Kerry  Pick up one Mobile Phone  Be available to relay messages on Oval

MESSENGERS

ROUTE SUPERVISORS Bayliss Street Fraser Street Hard Court Area ABSENTEE COVERAGE Jarrod Perry, Georgia Compton Gary Fountain Mick Kraguljac, Orlando Scalzo, Lyn Frost Adrian Cameron & Trevor Davies  Check for absent staff with Assembly Wardens  Arrange Coverage as appropriate

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN – Evacuation Areas
In this document the Evacuation Area will be referred to as the “Oval”, but be aware that this may also mean the areas listed in Option 2 or 3 listed below in different circumstances.

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Option 1 – College Oval Option 2 – Gymnasium Option 3 – Cnr Bayliss street and Spring Drive

The evacuation area to be used will be determined by the Principal Class Team and the Emergency Management Officer. The area chosen will depend on the nature of the Threat/Disaster. In most cases the evacuation area will be the Oval.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN – Block Wardens Block
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Admin Careers/B1/B2/B3/Library Gym/Canteen Drama/Music E1/F1/F2/ Toilets E3/E4/F3 C1/C2/C3/C4/D1/D2/D3/D4 D5/D6/E5/E6 rooms E7/E8 rooms incl. Toilets B4/B5/B6/B7/B8 /Toilets C5/Hort. Centre A1/A2/A3/A4/A5/A6 Rooms B9/B10/B11 rooms

Warden
Tracey Langshaw Pam Stanley Rita Patrizi-Whinney Sue Hawley Basil Scott Steve Wood Sue-Anne McCarthy Natasha Forder Sandra Gibson Tina Dosti Sharon Snelex Colin Paine Leisha Lowe

Emergency
Keith Halge Jennifer Clancy John Comer Orlando Scalzo Rick Ziperfal Eddie Messina Jeanette Homsi Steven Hawking Olivia Cruse Peter Jenkin Rhonda Hazel Sandra Wright Zoe Parharidis

All Block Wardens must check all Offices and Storerooms within their Blocks and then report to Assembly Wardens (David Schafer and Jason DeAraugo) at Evacuation area informing them that the blocks have been cleared and checked.

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN - EVACUATION
EVACUATION PROCEDURES
Alarm

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The alarm is given by means of a gas siren and/or via P.A. System.

Teachers
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Make sure you and your students are aware of your evacuation route. All teachers who are in charge of students evacuation have the prime responsibility of ensuring the safety of those children. If possible, secure your personal class Roll, close windows and doors as you leave. Should the normal evacuation route be blocked, teachers should direct children to the nearest alternative exit door. First teacher to reach outside doors ensures that they are left fully opened. Last teacher out closes the outer doors, if left open, Block Wardens close them. Pastoral Care Teachers to collect Roll from their Oval Organisers and remain with their students after marking the Roll. Pastoral Care Teachers are to act as rallying points for their students.

Check students against Rolls. Report any missing students to their Oval Organisers.

Students
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Walk quickly but quietly to the oval along the designated route. Students must move without pushing or running. Students must remain in Level groups in the Evacuation Area. No student is to re-enter the building until it is declared safe to do so. No students should go out through the front door of the Admin Building.

SPECIFIC TASKS Principal  Locate in Principal's Office if possible or in stated alternate venue.  Establish the nature of the emergency.  Take action in accordance with appropriate Action Card.  Liaise with Emergency Management Officer.  Decide on the First Aid post in consultation with First Aid Warden.  Brief police/fire brigade etc.  Ensure that the Assistant Principals are familiar with Principal‟s duties. Assistant Principals  Immediately proceed to Principal's Office.  Deputise for the Principal if absent. Must be thoroughly familiar with procedures.

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Block Wardens  Evacuate own students, if teaching, and then proceed immediately to allocated block.  If evacuation is proceeding, direct an orderly evacuation from the rooms and areas in the allocated Block.  Check that no person has been left behind in rooms.  Collect first aid kit, if there is one in your Block.  Proceed to Evacuation Area.  Notify "evacuation complete" to Administration Officer.  Emergency Block Wardens check to see if the actual Block Warden is at school. If not, assume their duties. Assembly Wardens  If teaching, evacuate own class to the Evacuation Area and remain there.  Direct those reporting to Evacuation Area to appropriate section.  Report situation to Principal when Principal arrives at the Evacuation Area or via Mobile Phone.  Direct Staff Duty Persons to report to Administration Officer for further duties.  Liaise with Administration Officer re situation Administration Officer  Evacuate own class to the Evacuation Area.  Once at the Evacuation Area, tick off areas that have been checked by relevant Block Wardens.  Send Block Warden(s) to check areas that have not been accounted for.  Inform Principal &/or Emergency Management Plan Officer that all areas have been cleared.  Liaise with Assembly Warden re situation. First Aid Personnel  Contact Principal's office.  With the Principal, decide on location of First Aid post, collect First Aid Kit, and establish post.  Attend to casualties and hand them over to medical authorities when they arrive.  Register casualties, particularly those that are handed over.  Await instruction from Principal. Staff Duty Persons  Collect attendance rolls and report to Assembly Warden at the Evacuation Area. Year Level Co-ordinator/Manager  Report to the Evacuation Area.
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Ensure a teacher covers all Homegroups for relevant year level and the roll is marked. Notify Administration Officer of “all students present” for year level or any missing students.

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Route Supervisors  In the event of an emergency, which requires students to assemble on an Evacuation Area, locate at allocated gate in Baylis Street or Fraser Street or along the Hard Court Area, the three evacuation routes.  If the Evacuation Area is other than the Oval, ask Emergency Plan Officer for instructions.  Ensure that students walk in an orderly fashion along the pedestrian paths to the gates which will lead them to the Oval area along Pannam Drive or along the Hard Court Area towards the Oval.  Take control of any classes from teachers who are Block Wardens by ensuring these students proceed to the Oval.  When all students are on the oval, proceed to the oval and assume allocated duties. Switchboard Operator  If a threat is made via phone, DO NOT HANG UP THE PHONE. Leave the line open until cleared by Police.  Inform Principal of the threat.  Write down exactly what was said by the person making the threat.  Ensure all items are immediately made available for emergency, eg. telephone numbers to Police, ambulance and Regional Office.  On instructions from the Principal, contact appropriate emergency service(s) and inform them of emergency.
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Evacuate to the Evacuation Area when instructed to do so by Principal. Prepare as follows: List all likely emergency numbers in a ready to use location, including control staff extensions. Be familiar with evacuation routes. Be familiar with the bomb threat pro forma

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Classroom Teachers On hearing the alarm:  Assemble all students in the class ready for evacuation.  Check to ensure all students are present. If the emergency takes place in your classroom or affects your classroom in part:  Evacuate the classroom using safest planned route.  Ensure Principal and Emergency Management Officer is informed.  Proceed to the Evacuation Area.  Check attendance of students and report back to Level Co-ordinator.  Await instructions from Principal.

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Teachers Without Classes If a teacher is not committed to a class at the time, and DEECDs not have a specific duty under the Emergency Management Plan, they are to report to the one of the Assistant Principals. All Staff
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Report to Staff Duty Person on oval to have your name recorded. Wait at Evacuation Area. Wardens will inform everyone where they should go after leaving the Evacuation Area.

MOVEMENT STRATEGY
General Instruction
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Students and Staff are to assemble in Year Level Groups and then in Pastoral Care Groups as indicated on Evacuation Map.

Teachers in Classrooms
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Line up the class and move out of the room. Direct the class to wait outside. Go back into room to close all windows and doors, turn lights and gas heaters off. Proceed to the Evacuation Area along the allocated evacuation route. Once at the Evacuation Area, line up the class in the appropriate Level area.

Pastoral Care Teachers On arriving at Evacuation Area:  Collect class Roll from Oval Organisers, go to appropriate Pastoral Care Group and proceed to mark Roll.  Having marked Roll, return the Roll to the relevant Oval Organiser and report any missing students.  Supervise Pastoral Care Group during time on oval and listen for instructions. IMPORTANT NOTE: Any elective classes should re-form into their Pastoral Care Groups once at the Evacuation Area.

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HOPPERS CROSSING SECONDARY COLLEGE LEAVE POLICY
(Approved at Council Meeting on September 1, 2004 and Section 5 Amendment approved on November 16, 2005) PREAMBLE There are two categories of Leave for all personnel employed at this College: 1. Discretionary: The Principal has the authority to GRANT or NOT GRANT leave in this category. 2. Non-Discretionary : Annual Leave*, Sick Leave, Spouse Leave, Maternity & Family Leave, Paternity Leave & Adoption Leave. In these cases the Principal determines the eligibility and maintains appropriate records. Application for Discretionary Leave may be approved providing that the leave will not adversely affect the running of the College. Staff should be aware that any leave spanning 31 school days or less may be a financial liability on the School Resource Package and there is no reimbursement for employment of replacement staff in such cases. The burden of such absences falls heavily on the College and is frequently borne by other staff. Therefore only in exceptional circumstances will the Principal grant Discretionary leave for 30 school days or less. *Annual Leave: a. Public Service Award Employees are entitled to 20 days Annual Leave at any time during the calendar year. The actual timing is to be negotiated with the Base Principal. b. PACCT Employees on 48/52 employment are entitled to 40 days Annual Leave during the calendar year, taken during the term breaks. PACCT Employees on 52/52 employment arrangements are entitled to 20 days annual leave. The actual timing is to be negotiated with the Base Principal c. Teaching Staff work the normal school year calendar. PURPOSE The purpose of this Policy is to outline set procedures which will be followed in awarding leave to Teaching, Non-teaching and District Support Staff at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College. This will ensure that all leave applications are consistently dealt with on the basis of merit and equity.

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GUIDELINES 1. When seeking to take Non-Discretionary Leave (other than unforeseen illness), staff shall give the Principal maximum notice and the application must be supported by appropriate documentary evidence as set out in the Schools of the Future Reference Manual. Applications for Discretionary Leave should be submitted at least six months prior to the commencement of leave. Only under exceptional circumstances would late applications be considered. Under exceptional circumstances, a member of staff may withdraw their approved application for Discretionary Leave up to one month before the original due date with the agreement of the Principal. When deciding to grant leave (or agreement to withdraw granted leave), the Principal will take the following matters into consideration: 4.1. 4.2. 4.3. 4.4. 4.5. 4.6. 5. The availability of replacement teachers or non-teaching support staff. The impact of the leave on the College. The financial cost to the College. Previous Leave granted to the applicant or prior applications made. Duration of Leave. Timing of Leave requested.

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4.

Expectations of staff granted leave

The expectation of all staff who are granted leave (except for unforeseen illness) is that prior to the commencement of that leave they shall:     Prepare adequate documentation for the replacement teacher to enable continuous delivery of the curriculum program for the duration of the leave Where possible, meet with the replacement teacher prior to the commencement of the leave to brief them on the classes they will be taking Provide all information on the assessment of students in those classes up to the date of the commencement of the leave If the leave is taken after week 3 of term 2 or 4, prepare reports for all students in those classes that can be added to by the replacement teacher at the end of the semester. Any staff member who feels aggrieved by the decision of the Principal: 6.1. Is invited to discuss the matter with the Principal in the first instance. 6.2. If the applicant still feels aggrieved, the applicant may meet formally with the Principal and a nominated representative for further discussion. 5.3. If the issue remains unresolved, the applicant may appeal to the Merit Protection Board.

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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Policy Hoppers Crossing Secondary College recognises it has a responsibility to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risks to individual health and welfare. This responsibility extends to all employees, students, parents, contractors and other visitors to the school site. School management is committed to providing a safe working environment through the implementation of risk prevention and reduction strategies that are integrated into all school activities. A consultative, co-operative approach between employees and management on OHS issues will be encouraged. This policy is consistent with: (a) The DEECD Mission Statement that schools provide a safe and appropriate teaching and learning environment for both staff and students and The school‟s legal obligations under the Victorian OHS Act 1985 and Common Law duty of care.

(b)

Policy Objectives
      To comply with OHS related legislation and DEECD directives or guidelines relating to health and safety. To set and measure OH & S performance against identified targets. To minimise the occurrence of injury and illness in the school through systematic hazard identification, risk assessment and control. To investigate accidents (including serious near misses) with a view to preventing recurrence. To maintain written records on all OHS activities undertaken.

 To implement staff health and wellbeing strategies.
To provide a Return to Work (RTW) program for employees in the event of injury or illness.  Adequate resources will be provided to support this policy.

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Responsibilities
As employers, the Principal and School Council have the direct responsibility for ensuring the policy objectives are fulfilled and that the necessary resources are provided to achieve effective implementation. Employers‟ direct duties under the OHS Act also include:  Providing and maintaining safe plant and systems of work.  Making arrangements for the safe use, handling, storage and transport of plant and substances.  Maintaining the workplace in a safe and healthy condition.  Providing adequate facilities for staff welfare.  Providing such information, instruction, training and supervision to staff to enable them to perform their work in a safe and healthy manner. Responsibility for Occupational Health and Safety has been assigned to

Athena Vass (Assistant Principal)
(The Principal is the OHS management representative by default, however a management team member with appropriate seniority may be nominated by the Principal to act as the employer‟s OHS representative in an operational capacity (ie. OHS Co-ordinator) but the overall responsibility cannot be delegated. The nominated OHS management representative may not also act in the role of elected staff Health and Safety Representative (HSR)(Russell Emin) as per section 21 (4ca) OHS Act). Program Co-ordinators or Key Learning Area Co-ordinators are responsible for the health and safety performance of their team. This responsibility extends to:  maintaining the workplace in a safe condition and reporting any hazards identified  actively promoting and implementing agreed OHS procedures  identifying OHS training needs of both individual staff and the team as a whole. All staff have a responsibility to  take reasonable care of their own health and safety and the health and safety of others affected by their acts or omissions  report hazards, accidents or incidents (near misses) in accordance with agreed school procedures  follow established safe working procedures.

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Hoppers Crossing Secondary College

is committed to ensuring this policy is publicised and implemented and will regularly monitor and review its effectiveness.

(Principal)

(President of School Council)

Date: ____________________

Review Date/Cycle: ___________________

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Implementation
1. 2. 3. 4. The role of OHS Management Representative will be allocated to a senior member of the management team. Relevant OHS responsibilities will be included in all job descriptions and responsibilities will be publicised at least annually. Staff will be encouraged to elect a staff Health and Safety Representative (HSR). The elected HSR will be provided with training and practical support to fulfil his/her role effectively (as stipulated in the OHS Act) and will be consulted on changes in the school which may affect staff health, safety or wellbeing. OHS Issue Resolution Procedures will be developed in consultation with staff or their representatives and these will be documented and publicised in accordance with the OHS (Issue Resolution) Regulations 1999. OHS considerations will be integrated into the financial and human resources practices of the school for example:  purchasing guidelines  facilities design, upgrades and maintenance  contractor management  staff welfare  professional development and induction procedures  staff allotment and timetabling 7.  curriculum design Risk reduction will be a central goal of the school and the Risk Management program will aim to reduce both the frequency and severity of injury and illness arising from school activities through the implementation of:         8. 9. 10. 11. regular evaluation of compliance with relevant OHS Regulations and DEECD directives formal processes for reporting, recording and investigating potential or actual hazards in both the physical environment and work practices reporting and documenting of all injuries and incidents, including near misses investigation of accidents and recording of outcomes periodic analysis of records to identify incident patterns scheduled and documented preventative maintenance programs for plant and equipment provision of appropriate first aid facilities and trained personnel emergency management procedures which are documented, publicised and practised

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6.

 staff support programs A Return to Work Co-ordinator (RTW) will be nominated and given appropriate training. RTW policy and procedures will be developed, documented and publicised. Effectiveness of implementation of the policy will be monitored informally on an ongoing basis and evaluated formally at least at least once a year OHS targets will be set and performance against these targets will be measured. OHS initiatives and performance will be included in the Annual Report

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