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					MALENY STATE
  SCHOOL


    2007
   PARENT
INFORMATION
  BOOKLET
                   Welcome to

            Maleny State School




              Principal: Ms Kelly Edgar

           Deputy Principal: Mrs Chris Dyer

Head of Special Education Services: Mrs Sharon Furlong

               Registrar: Mr Tony Cavell

        Administrative Officer: Mrs Jan Brown

     Administrative Assistant:       Mrs Desley Cole

    Community Liaison Officer: Ms Doris Woeffling


      Address: 16 Bunya Street Maleny Qld 4552

    Postal Address: PO Box 983 Maleny Qld 4552

      Email Address:   the.principal@malenyss.eq.edu.au

       School Web Page:        www.malenyss.eq.edu.au

                 Phone: 07 54998333

                  Fax: 07 54998300

               Tuckshop: 07 54998363

           Enrichment Centre: 07 54998309

                  Pool: 07 54942589



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                                         CONTENTS

Staff Directory ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3

From the Principal …………………………………………………………………………………………………………5

School Strategic Plan   ................................................………………………………………………...…6
School Procedures

      School Information
               The School Calendar…………………………………………………………………………………….…..7
               The School Day…………………………………………………………………………………..…………..7
               Parent Information………………………………………………………………………………..………… .8
               Tuckshop………………………………………………………………………………………………...…..10
               Uniform Information………………………………………………………………...…...………………….11
      Health Issues
               Healthy Eating………………………………………………………………...…………………………….14
               Medication…………………………………………………………………...………………………………14
               Sickness & Injuries…………………………………………………………………………………...…….15
               Head Lice……………………………………………………………………………………………………14
               Infectious Diseases…………………………………………………………………………………..14 & 15
      Safety
               Transport…………………………………………………………………………………………………….17
               School Crossing…………………………………………………………………………………………….18
               Money & Valuables………………………………………………………………...…………………...….18
Teaching & Learning

      Campus
               Early Years Learning Centre …………………………………..……………………………..……..……18
               Enrichment Centre………………………………………………………………………………………….19
               Primary School………………………………...……………………………………………………………19
      Curriculum
               Key Learning Areas…………………………………...……………………………………………………19
               Inclusive Education……………………..…………………………………………...……………………..22
               Early Years Curriculum…………………………………………………………………………………….23
               Extra Curricular Activities…………………………………………………………………………...……..23
               General Information……………………………...…………………………………………………………23
               Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students ……………………………..……………...………………...24
               Reporting…………………………………………………………………………………………………….24
      Classroom Materials and Performances
               Provision of Classroom Materials and Performances ……..……………………….………. …………25
               Classroom Requirement Lists…………………………….…………………….……………................. 26
Parent Groups
      Parent Action Group ……………………………………………………………..………………………………… 29
      School Council………………………………………………………………………………………………..………29
      P&C …………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………..29


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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Carers,

On behalf of The Maleny School family, I extend a very warm welcome to all newly
enrolling children and their families.

We are delighted to share the Maleny magic with you. Our school is now your school.
We know that in time, you will grow to love it and be so very proud of it, as we are.

Our school is the perfect size. With 420 students in 2007, we are not too big and not too
small. We are big enough to afford our students every opportunity that being a ‘big’
school allows, yet still small enough to maintain that ‘small, country school feel’.

So what makes our school so special? It is more than our experienced teachers, our
lovely green grounds and our outstanding academic, sporting and cultural
achievements. Our most outstanding feature, is the quality of the relationships we share
at our school.

Every person is valued and respected. Every interaction is important. The strength of
our relationships (student/teacher/parent/staff/school community) is what sets us above
most other schools.

Did you know that our school received the support of over 200 volunteers during 2006?
This is evidence of the high regard in which our school is held, within our local
community….and the level of respect which we know, we must continue to earn.

I look forward to meeting your child/ren and yourselves and welcoming you personally,
into our school.

Until such time, I wish you well. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if we can assist
your child/ren or yourself in any way.

Kind Regards,

Kelly Edgar




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                                  SCHOOL STRATEGIC PLAN
VISION: To prepare students today for their futures within a stimulating, supportive and respectful learning
environment.

BELIEF:       Each person in the school community can maximise their potential.

VALUES:       We value:        Children and their individual needs
                               A love of learning
                               Life skills
                               Open communication
                               Flexibility
                               Acceptance of diversity
                               Creativity

EXIT OUTCOMES:

   •   Children with knowledge of history, a sense of place and a sense of belonging who are:
   •   Individual, creative and skilled in communication, cooperation and problem-solving
   •   Prepared for secondary schooling
   •   Confident and with a healthy self-esteem to assume a positive role in their community and the
       changing world
   •   Sensitive to others

OUR SIX SCHOOL BASED GOALS:

GOAL 1: To achieve numerary and literacy, including information communication technology skills,
sufficient to take each student into their next phase of learning.

GOAL 2:     To tailor learning to the appropriate environment and learning styles and needs of individual
students.

GOAL 3: To create an environment where students can experience and understand the benefits of
teamwork and cooperation.

GOAL 4: To foster a sense of history, place and belonging in students by developing local, regional, state,
national and international perspectives.

GOAL 5:      To foster creativity in students through self-expression within a rich social and cultural
environment.

GOAL 6: To achieve smooth transition from year to year, and from and to other schools.




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                                 SCHOOL PROCEDURES

   SCHOOL INFORMATION
                                     SCHOOL CALENDAR 2007
   SEMESTER 1

       1st Term:             Monday 29 January to Thursday 5 April.

       Easter Vacation:      Friday 6 April to Monday 16 April

       2nd Term:             Tuesday 17 April to Friday 22 June

       Winter Vacation:      Monday 25 June to Monday 9 July


   SEMESTER 2

       3rd Term:             Tuesday 10 July to Friday 21 September

       Spring Vacation:      Monday 24 September to Friday 5 October

       4th Term:             Monday 8 October to Friday 16 December

       Summer Vacation:      Monday 17 December to Monday 28 January 2008



   PUPIL FREE DAYS

   These are the days on which children do not attend school and teachers are engaged in Professional
   Development activities:

            ∗ Wednesday & Thursday 24 & 25 January 2007
            ∗ Monday 16 April 2007 (first day Term 2)
            ∗ Monday 9 July 2007 (first day Term 3)
            ∗ Monday 22 October 2007
            ∗ Ministerial Show Holiday - Wednesday 15 August 2007


                                           THE SCHOOL DAY
TIMETABLE

8.30 a.m.                    First Bell. Sit or play quietly under building until this bell rings
8.45 a.m.                    Children assemble for class. (All children are expected to be at
                             school at this time.)
8.50 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.       Session One
10.50 a.m.                   Lunch Break
11.35 a.m. - 1.05 p.m.       Session Two
1.05 p.m.                    Afternoon Tea Break
1.35 p.m. – 2.50 p.m.        Session Three
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ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL

It is not recommended that students arrive at school early, but where this is necessary on a regular basis,
the Principal should be advised.
Students should sit quietly under the building until the 8.30am bell rings before moving to ovals, courts or
bitumen areas. Playground equipment is not be used before school.

Parents are required to sign the Late Arrival Register when bringing their children to school late.

LEAVING the SCHOOL GROUNDS

Once a child enters the school grounds he/she must remain in the school grounds throughout the day. No
child is permitted to leave the grounds without the permission of parents and/or a member of the
Administration team. Children wishing to leave the grounds must have the written permission of a
parent/guardian.

If parents need to collect a child/ren from school, they are required to meet their child/ren at the office
where they must sign the Sign Out Register. Children will not be permitted to walk home alone or to wait at
gates etc. during the school day.

Parents should impress on their child/children the dangers to their personal safety and security in
leaving the school grounds without permission or unsupervised.

DEPARTURE

All children should clear the school grounds as soon as possible after dismissal.
No child is to leave the grounds before the dismissal bell. Students waiting for collection must remain on
the grassed area outside the Admin Block. Everyone crossing the road (including cyclists), is to walk
across the supervised crossing. Any children not collected within 15 minutes are to report to the office and
wait in the foyer to be collected. Children are not permitted to wait on the footpath.

PARADE

School Parade is held Tuesdays at 8.50 am for general announcements, presentation of certificates and
awards for achievement, school band performances, addresses from special visitors or guests. Parades
may be for the whole school or split into separate Junior and Senior Parades.

As this is the only time each week when all students and teachers are together, it is a very important
occasion to foster school pride and a sense of belonging. Parents are most welcome to attend.


                                      PARENT INFORMATION
COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

The State Education Act states that children between the ages of six and sixteen must attend school and
shall be absent only when they have a valid excuse.

The first 15 minutes of the school day is an important routine which includes marking of the roll, messages
and changes to the day’s routine. Children are expected to be at school by 8.45 a.m. Punctuality is
expected and parents are urged to assist in ensuring children do not arrive late to school. Late arrivals
must come through the office and sign the Late Register.

It is requested that Administration or the class teacher be notified by letter, in person or telephone,
regarding absences from school.



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EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS

It is important that the school is able to contact parents in an emergency, when a child is ill or for general
correspondence. For this reason we need to be informed immediately of any change of address, family
status, telephone numbers (work/home). Lack of current information can cause delays in contacting you.
In an emergency, time is vital.

TRANSFER from ONE SCHOOL to ANOTHER

A school transfer certificate is compulsory when a child transfers to another State School within
Queensland. The school requires reasonable notice of their intention to leave so that a Transfer Certificate
can be issued. Parents must return all books, library books etc., belonging to the school.
School Reports or Student Profiles may be forwarded at parent request. Any outstanding money owed to
the school must also be finalised.

LOST PROPERTY

All articles (including clothing) brought or worn to school by children must be named clearly.

Lost property is placed in the lost property bin, which is located under the steps in the old foyer. Named
articles are returned to children where possible. Parents or children are encouraged to check the lost
property bin for lost articles.

NEWSLETTERS

Class teachers communicate with parents through class newsletters..

Our weekly school newsletter is THE FAMILYGRAM, which is distributed to the youngest child in every
family on Wednesday.

The “Familygram” is a very important means of communication with parents. Parents are encouraged to
seek it out each week and read it carefully.

When time and space permit, school activities, school organisation, community announcements are
included. Children’s achievements are celebrated and acknowledged.

The ‘Familygram’ can be received via e-mail. E-mail familygram@malenyss.qld.edu.au to receive it in this
format.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Parents are encouraged to support their child and their child’s class, by volunteering on a parent roster.
Parents working in classrooms may be asked to:
• listen to children read
• take a small group for activities
• prepare materials
• hear spelling
• work one-on-one with an individual child
• be a spotter for swimming.

MANAGING PARENT CONCERNS                 - “PUTTING THINGS RIGHT”
At times parents may have a concern or query about a school related matter. It is important that you
resolve the issue with the person or persons involved, using the School Complaints Management
Procedure. Issues you think are serious should be raised with teachers or admin. We are committed to
dealing positively and openly with your concern. It helps us to learn how we can do things better for you.


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We will try to make sure that your complaint is resolved quickly. Sometimes a complex matter will take
time.

Effective partnerships between parents, students and our school are important to educational success.
One part of that partnership is trust and openness. We need to be able to talk to each other when we have
concerns, so that issues can be resolved for the benefit of all concerned.

                                               TUCKSHOP

The school tuckshop operates daily. All children use the bag system for ordering lunches. Parents are
asked to write the order on the outside of a paper bag with the correct money enclosed. A separate bag is
requested for lunch and afternoon tea orders. Bags are available at the tuckshop for a cost of 5c each.

Children must place their lunch and afternoon tea orders in the slot provided outside the tuckshop before
school. Class monitors will collect the orders and take them to the class teacher.

The tuckshop has paid convenors who are supported by volunteer parents. Any assistance you are able to
give at the tuckshop will be greatly appreciated. If available contact the Tuckshop Convenor on the phone
number above.

A menu including current tuckshop prices will be sent home at the beginning of each term.


                                            UNIFORM POLICY

This policy outlines appropriate dress standards for students which reflect community standards
and expectations and enables every student to participate in school activities.

The policy incorporates the recommendations and requirements of relevant health and safety
policies. It takes into account relevant legislation and Government guidelines.

The policy reflects the principles of:
   Access and participation
   Equity
   Comfort
   Health & Safety
   Responsiveness and sensitivity
   Upholding community expectations

Reasonable dress is clothing which is acceptable to our school community, maximises student
participation, promotes sun safety and the good image of our school.

Inappropriate dress refers to clothing or apparel that the student wears which is, or could be
deemed to:
a) Be offensive
b) Negatively influence, the normal operation of the school
c) Inhibit personal access to school activities
d) Result in a risk to the health of the student or others.

While school uniforms are not compulsory in Queensland State Schools, this school expects
children to wear the school uniform. Wearing of school uniform promotes a positive image of
our school within the community.

Consultation
This policy was drafted by a working party including the Deputy Principal, Principal, staff and parents during
August 2000.



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                 At Maleny State School the wearing of the school uniform is expected



School Policy                       Parents are advised that                   Consequences
Uniform Shirt is designed to be Maleny State School is a “Uniform              Students wearing inappropriate
worn out – (not tucked into shorts) School” where students are                 clothing or apparel will be asked to
                                    expected to wear the uniform.              dress appropriately.
Shorts must be worn above the Clothing that is “likely to negatively
knee                                influence the normal operation of          Students not wearing school
                                    the school” is not permitted.              uniform will be ineligible to
                                    To represent the school on                 represent the school away from
                                    excursions, interschool sport etc.         the campus or at special school
                                    all students are expected to wear          events on campus.
                                    the appropriate Maleny State
                                    School uniform.
                                    Students not wearing the correct
                                    uniform are required to bring an
                                    explanatory letter from their
                                    parents.

Hats                                   Non-wearing of a hat is “likely to      A student not wearing a wide
The wide brimmed school hat is to      result in a risk to the health of the   brimmed hat will be excluded from
be worn for all outdoor activities.    student”                                all       outdoor         activities.
The minimum width of the hat’s         Maleny State School follows the         Parents/carers will be notified if a
brim is 7cm.                           Sun-Safe      guidelines    of    the   student is persistently not wearing
                                       Queensland Cancer Society.              a hat.

Shoes and socks                        Non-wearing of shoes and socks is       A student will be asked to replace
Students are to wear black             “unsafe for the student or others”.     his/her shoes and will be excluded
enclosed sports shoes and socks                                                from all outdoor activities until
at all times unless directed                                                   suitably attired. Parents/carers will
otherwise by the teacher for a                                                 be notified that the student is not
specific activity.                                                             appropriately dressed.

Jewellery
The following items are permitted      Other jewellery items may be            A student wearing other jewellery
to be worn –                           “unsafe for the student or others”,     will be asked to remove the item
    Earrings – small plain studs or    as they can be caught in play           and if necessary take it to the
    sleepers                           equipment or come into contact          office for safe-keeping for the
    Necklaces – only for religious     with another student causing            remainder of the day. Parents /
    purposes bearing a significant     injury.                                 carers will be notified if a student is
    religious symbol                                                           persistently wearing jewellery not
    Medical alert bracelet                                                     suitable for school wear.
    Watch                                                                      Students will need to follow
    Flat signet ring (no protruding                                            directions from teachers in regards
    stones or metal)                                                           to the wearing of jewellery when
                                                                               participation in sports.

Helmets
By law, all students riding bicycles   Non-wearing of helmets is against       Students not wearing a helmet will
school must wear suitable helmets      the law and is “unsafe for the          place their own personal safety in
with straps firmly secured.            student or others”.                     jeopardy.




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UNIFORM
Hats        Navy soft wide brimmed hat with a minimum brim width of 7cm               Available uniform shop
            (All children are required to wear the school hat. Our Sunsafety Policy   $10
            states “no wide brim hat means no outdoor play”. No caps are to be
            worn.

Shirt       Short sleeved Maleny State School Polo Shirt with embroidered Available uniform shop
            badge.                                                         $24 short sleeve
            A long sleeved Maleny State School Polo Shirt with embroidered $26 long sleeve
            badge is also an option.
            Colours are Navy and Maroon with narrow yellow stripe

Shorts      Navy unisex shorts – above the knee                                       Available uniform shop
                                                                                      $25 smaller sizes
                                                                                      $33 larger sizes

Skorts      Navy skorts for girls with a pocket inserted on the left hand side        Available uniform shop
                                                                                      $25

Shoes       Black shoes (closed in)or black joggers.                                  Available retail outlets
            Shoes must be worn at all times for students’ health and safety

Socks       Navy                                                                      Available retail outlets

School      Navy back pack with school logo on front                                  Available uniform shop
Bags                                                                                  $25.00

            Winter Options

Jacket      Navy and maroon microfibre with zip front and embroidered Ordered Uniform Shop
            badge (wind and shower proof)                             $38.50

Tracksuit   Navy fleecy tracksuit bought as separates                                 Available Maleny
            Navy track top                                                            Menswear and various
            Navy track pants                                                          retail outlets

Slacks      Navy – no jeans                                                           Available retail outlets

            Sports Uniform

            Maleny State School Polo Shirt with embroidered badge
            Navy Skorts
            Navy unisex shorts (above the knee for ease of movement)
            Hat

Please note: Prices may vary throughout the year.
T-shirts in House Colours (red, yellow, green and royal blue) are required for Inter-house competitions.
Please enquire at school Uniform Shop regarding the donation and purchase of second hand uniforms.




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                   SCHOOL UNIFORM SHOP GUIDELINES FOR 2007
                          OPERATION AND ORDERING

Ordering

Those wishing to purchase New Uniform shirts and hats for 2007 need to order them before the
end of the school year. This is due to the manufacturers’ busy time of December/January when
orders cannot be guaranteed before the start of the new school year.

The uniform shop does not have the capacity (financially or physically) to carry enough stock for
the “back to school rush” in a school of this size. The Uniform Shop will carry some stock for
purchase during Terms 2, 3 & 4.

Shop stock in Term 1 will only be available to new families arriving at the school.

Shirts in sizes 4 – 24 are available for fitting at the Uniform Shop. Microfibre jackets and long
sleeved polo shirts are only available by order. (ie no shelf stock will be carried).

Shirts ordered in Term 4 will probably be available for collection during the week before school
starts for 2007. (Uniform Shop will be open for this purpose Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25
January 8.30am – 10.00am and Monday 29 January 8.30am – 9.30am).

Shop Opening Hours

Fridays 8.30am to 9.30am.
Additional times for busy periods will be advised through the “Familygram”.

Uniform Shop Policies

Payment must accompany the Order Form (cash, cheque or layby).
Lay-by terms:       surcharge 50c
                    10% deposit with order
                    8 week term
                    envelopes will be provided for payments
Returns:            Garments must be returned to the Uniform Shop the next open day in original
                    condition for an exchange to be possible
Please try our sample shirts for correct sizing to avoid returns.

Collection of Uniforms

Please indicate on the Order Form how this will be done either
              by collection from uniform shop by an adult
              by eldest child with a note from parent.
Collection of uniform by an adult is preferable if your order is of considerable value.

New Dress Code:

Please beware of the Uniform Dress Code, particularly Sunsafe policy affecting the type of hat
worn and Health and Safety policy affecting the type of foot wear worn.




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                                           HEALTH ISSUES
HEALTHY EATING HABITS

Maleny State School, with the support of parents:

          •    encourages children to eat healthy food
          •    promotes dental hygiene to reduce the incidence of tooth decay
          •    develops an awareness of the link between healthy eating, brain function, learning and work
               habits

Parents can encourage their children by packing nutritious lunches and discouraging snack food high in
sugar and additives.

                                              MEDICATION

ORAL MEDICATION

Education Queensland has a policy on the administering of oral medication to children by staff at school.
Any medication prescribed by a doctor and issued by a Pharmacist can be administered by school staff.
All medication must have original pharmacy label instructions on the bottle or box. This must indicate
specific times and dosage for administration. Oral instructions for administration of medication are NOT
ACCEPTABLE. If you wish your child to receive prescribed oral medicine at school, you must sign a form,
which gives staff permission to administer the medication. Administrators are required to keep a record of
medicines they have given. Non-prescribed medicines (eg. Analgesics or homoeopathic etc ) will not be
given by staff. Asthma inhalers should be named and may be kept with the child.

ASTHMA

Due to the increasing number of asthma attacks and the varying degrees of severity, students are able to
administer their own medication as deemed necessary. Students are responsible for their inhalers at all
times.

Parents are required to inform the school if their child is an asthma sufferer. An inhaler for emergency use
only, is located in the First Aid Room.

ILLNESS

If a child becomes ill, the school will attempt to contact the parent or the nominated contact as per the
Enrolment Form. Children who become ill at school should report to the teacher who will then refer the
child to the office.

INJURY

If a child is injured at school, our immediate procedure is to assess the extent of the injury. On evaluation of
the injury the parent will be contacted and treatment discussed which could include the calling of the
Ambulance. If parents are unable to be contacted alternate medical treatment may be arranged by the
school. Our prime concern at all times is the welfare of the child.

HEAD LICE

Head Lice in schools can be a problem. Infestation occurs where children interact, as in the school
situation. It is important for all parents to be vigilant, and to apply treatment at the first signs of infestation.
Several preparations are available at chemists.

Treatment MUST be repeated in 7 to 10 days to guard against reinfestation. It is recommended that
conditioner is applied to the hair after treatment to remove dead nits and lice and combed with a special


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fine toothed comb until all are removed. Sheets, pillow cases etc. need to be washed and disinfected when
hair is being treated, otherwise the treatment could be ineffective.

 If students have head lice, parents will be contacted as soon as possible and they will be requested to
collect their student from school for treatment. Those students are welcome to return to school as soon as
treatment has been completed. Parents can assist in dealing with head lice by reporting (confidentially) any
incidence of head lice to the Teacher or Administrative Officer. A school notice to all families in the child’s
class will be arranged so that an inspection and follow up treatment can be given if required.

DENTAL VAN

Each year, students have access to the dental van where dental work will be performed at the school. This
service is free to children of the school. Parental permission is required for this service.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Should your child contract an infectious disease, check the table below for the exclusion period.

All children enrolling at school should be vaccinated against Measles.




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                                       EXCLUSION FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES
                    Recommended Minimum Exclusion Periods for Infectious Diseases For Schools
Condition                            Child with the infection                         Persons exposed              to    the    child     with     the
                                                                                      infection
Chickenpox (varicella)               Exclude until all blisters have dried. This is   Any child with an immune deficiency (ie Leukaemia) or
                                     usually at least 5 days after the rash first     receiving chemotherapy should be excluded for their own
                                     appeared in unimmunised children and             protection. Otherwise not excluded.
                                     less in immunised children.
Cold sores (Herpes simplex)          Young children unable to comply with good        Not excluded
                                     hygiene practices should be excluded while
                                     sores are weeping (sores should be
                                     covered with a dressing where possible).
Conjunctivitis                       Exclude until discharge from eye has             Not excluded
                                     ceased
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)                Exclusion not necessary                          Not excluded
Diarrhoea (including amoebiasis,     Exclude until there has not been a loose         Not excluded
campylobacter, cryptosporidium,      bowel motion for 24 hours
giardiasis,rotavirus, salmonella,
shigella) & viral gastroenteritis
Glandular Fever                      Exclusion not necessary                          Not excluded
Haemophilus influenze type b         Exclude until appropriate antibiotic
(Hib)                                treatment has been completed
Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease           Exclude until all blisters have dried            Not excluded
Head lice                            Exclusion is not necessary if effective          Not excluded
                                     treatment is commenced prior to the next
                                     attendance day (ie the child does not need
                                     to be sent home immediately if head lice
                                     are detected)
Hepatitis A                          Exclude until a medical certificate of           Not excluded
                                     recovery is received, but not before 7 days
                                     after the onset of jaundice or illness
Hepatitis B                          Exclusion not necessary                          Not excluded
Hepatitis C                          Exclusion not necessary                          Not excluded
Human immune-deficiency virus        Exclusion not necessary                          Not excluded
(HIV/ AIDS)
Influenza & influenza like illness   Exclude until well                               Not excluded
Measles                              Exclude for 4 days after the rash first          Immunised and immune contacts not excluded. Non
                                     appears                                          immunised children and staff should be excluded until 14 days
                                                                                      after the first day the rash appears in the last infected person.
                                                                                      Excluded children or staff may return to the school or centre if
                                                                                      immunised within 72 hours of contact with the first infected
                                                                                      person.
Meningitis (bacterial)               Exclude until well and has received              Not excluded
                                     appropriate antibiotics
Meningitis (viral)                   Exclude until well                               Not excluded
Meningococcal infection              Exclude until appropriate antibiotic             Not excluded
                                     treatment has been completed
Molluscum contagiosum                Exclusion not necessary                          Not excluded
Mumps                                Exclude for 9 days or until swelling goes        Not excluded
                                     down
Parovirus (erythema infectiosum,     Exclusion not necessary                          Not excluded
slapped cheek or “Fifth Disease”)
Ringworms, Scabies, Tinea            Exclude until day after approved treatment       Not excluded
                                     has commenced
Roseola                              Exclusion not necessary                          Not excluded
Rubella (German Measles)             Exclude for at least 4 days after the rash       Not excluded
                                     first appears
School sores (impetigo)              Exclude until appropriate antibiotic             Not excluded
                                     treatment has commenced (sores on
                                     exposed areas must be covered with a
                                     watertight dressing)
Streptoccal sore throat infection    Exclude until well and child has received        Not excluded
(including scarlet fever)            antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours
Thrush (candidiasis)                 Exclusion not necessary                          Not excluded
Tuberculosis (TB)                    Exclude until a medical certificate is           Not excluded
                                     produced from appropriate health authority
Typhoid, paratyphoid                 Exclude until a medical certificate is           Not excluded
                                     produced from appropriate health authority
Whooping Cough (pertussis)           Exclude for 5 days after starting                Contacts who live in the same house as the case and have
                                     appropriate antibiotic treatment or for 21       received less than 3 doses of pertussis vaccine are to be
                                     days from the onset of coughing                  excluded from school until they have had 5 days of an
                                                                                      appropriate course of antibiotics. If antibiotics have not been
                                                                                      taken, these contacts must be excluded for 21 days after their
                                                                                      last exposure to the case while the person was infectious.
Worms                                Exclude if loose bowel motions are present       Not excluded




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                                                  SAFETY
TRANSPORT
CHILDREN RIDING BICYCLES
In the interest of your child’s safety children riding bicycles to school should:
       • have a roadworthy bicycle
       • wear an approved helmet
       • obey all road rules
       • dismount bicycle at supervised crossing in Bunya St and walk (with bike) when
         directed by the crossing supervisor
       • dismount and push the bike when entering or leaving the school grounds
       • park and lock bicycle in racks near the front of the admin block.

BUS TRAVEL

APPLICATION FOR BUS TRAVEL

200 to 300 children travel to school by bus. Local contractors provide 13 services for our students.

Application forms for bus travel can be obtained from your bus driver or Qld Transport and must be
approved before students are eligible to travel by school bus.

SCHOOL TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE SCHEME (STAS)

To be eligible for STAS, primary school pupils (Years 1-7) must:
           1. Be enrolled in Maleny State School.
           2. Live more than 3.2 kilometres by the shortest trafficable route from the nearest State Primary
             School.
Ineligible children pay their fare directly to the driver.

If you do reside less than the above distance and are listed on a:
        (a) Health Care Card issued by Centrelink; or
        (b) Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink; or
        (c) Department of Veterans’ Affair Pensioner Concession Card; OR
        (d) be a student placed under a Care and Protection Order by the Department of Child Safety
you may be eligible for assistance with BUS TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE under the Safety-Net Scheme.

If you drive your child/children more than 3.2 km to a school transport bus service you may be eligible for
assistance under the Conveyance Allowance Scheme. For further information contact Queensland
Transport at Mooloolaba on 54778400.

CODE OF CONDUCT for School Bus Travel

Education Queensland and Queensland Transport have developed a code of conduct for student behaviour
on school buses. Under the Code of Conduct children are expected to:
        • respect other people and property
        • wait for the bus in an orderly manner
        • conduct themselves in an orderly manner whilst on the bus
        • use designated stops
        • alight from the bus in an orderly manner
        • follow the driver’s direction in the case of an emergency or a breakdown.

If a student does not abide by the Code of Conduct, action may be taken by the drivers which could include
refusal of student’s travel on the bus.




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CROSSINGS

Children crossing Bunya Street should cross ONLY at the pedestrian crossing. Using the crossing sets a
good example for your child.

Persons employed by the Department of Transport on school days supervise the Bunya Street crossing.
Children and motorists must respect and obey the Crossing Supervisors at all times (between 8.00am -
9.15am and 2.45pm - 3.15pm).

Children should be familiar with and obey the following rules:

1. Approach crossing in an orderly manner and wait at the kerb - remember no pushing/shouting, etc
2. After the Supervisor has stopped the traffic, the supervisor’s whistle indicates you may cross the road.
  (Do not run).
3. One sharp blast means “STOP” immediately.
4. Remember bicycles (must be pushed) and skateboards must be carried across crossing.


All children are encouraged to cross at the school crossing even when going to the Riverside Centre.


PARKING IN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS
The car park within the grounds is limited to Education Queensland employees only.

Parents must park outside the school grounds in designated parking areas at all times. Parking across the
gateway or in Bus Zones is illegal and seriously endangers your children’s lives.

Parents are urged to take extreme care when driving or parking in the vicinity of the school.


MONEY AND VALUABLES

Anything of special or considerable value may be left at the office for safe keeping. This could apply to
articles brought to school for morning sessions, units of work. Students should keep their money or give it
to a teacher as considerable distress occurs when money goes “missing” from a bag or tidy tray.

Money sent to school for Book Club, excursions, etc. should be in a sealed envelope with your child’s
name, identification number and class.

Children who present large sums of money at Tuckshop - ($10.00 or more) may be questioned.

None of the following are to be brought to school: cassette players, walkmans, roller blades, skates,
expensive toys etc. Any such items would be removed to the school office or classroom for safe-keeping
until 2.50 p.m.


                      LEARNING AND TEACHING
CAMPUS
EARLY YEARS LEARNING CENTRE

The Early Years Learning Centre is the beginning of your child’s learning journey at Maleny State School.
The Centre will involve all of our Year 1 and Prep children.




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Our Early Years teaching team for 2007 will be Jan Gray, Mandy Bauer and Debbie Darcy. The team will
work together, supported by teacher aides, specialist teachers, other staff and parents to provide our early
learners with positive dispositions to both learning and to themselves as learners.

The teachers will be implementing the Early Years Curriculum Guidelines. The Early Learning Areas
outlined in the guidelines link directly to the Years1-10 Key Learning Areas. Individual children will move
through phases of learning as they are ready.

For more information collect an Early Years Learning Centre brochure from Jan at the office.

Please carefully consider the table below to observe how the introduction of the Prep Year may affect
children enrolling at Maleny State School over the next few years.

Birthdate                                                     Eligible for Prep Eligible for Year 1
                                                              year in           in:
Child born 1 Jan 2002 – 30 June 2002                          2007              2008
Child born 1 July 2002 – 30 June 2003                         2008              2009
Child born 1 July 2003 – 30 June 2004                         2009              2010
Child born 1 July 2004 – 30 June 2005                         2010              2011

Children born between 1 January and 31 December 2001, including those who complete preschool in 2006,
will enrol in Year 1 in 2007.

ENRICHMENT CENTRE

The Enrichment Centre supports students with low incidence disabilities categories including intellectual
impairment, speech-language impairment, autistic spectrum disorder, hearing impairment and physical
impairment across the primary and secondary school campuses.

It currently operates with three teachers at the primary school, year levels P-7 and three teachers at the
secondary school, year levels 8-12.

The range of programs is offered including:
     • Life Skills, Self Care Skills, Social Skilling, Literacy, Oracy and Maths Programs, Transition
        Programs
     • Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

PRIMARY SCHOOL

The Primary School caters for students in years 1 – 7 covering the ages of 5 to 13. The curriculum covered
at the Primary School includes the following areas:
        • English
        • Mathematics
        • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
        • Science
        • Studies of Society & Environment (SOSE)
        • Language other than English (LOTE)
        • The Arts
        • Health & Physical Education (HPE)

                                         CURRICULUM
The Curriculum Plan at Maleny SS integrates Key Learning Areas. The Curriculum Plan consists of 8 units
of work, which cycle over 2 years. Each unit of work is based on a particular Key Learning Area. The units
are:
Have Your Say                                          The Changing World Around Us
The World According to Art                             We Are One…We Are Many
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow                          I Feel Better Now
May the Force be with You                              Producing the Goods

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The Curriculum Plan implements Education Queensland syllabus documents. The curriculum was written
by the teachers of the Range to River Cluster from Conondale State School, Kenilworth State Community
College and Maleny State School from Preschool to year 10.

ENGLISH

Literacy is taught in a block time in the morning, which covers reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and
grammar, oral language, viewing and multi-literacies. Some of the content used in teaching Literacy comes
from the curriculum units of work. Literacy skills are taught developmentally across the school according to
the School English Program.

Reading and Spelling are taught and monitored using a level system. Students progress through the levels
at their individual rate.

Multi-literacies are taught through a variety of Information and Communication Technology programs eg
Wiggleworks, Literacy Place, etc.


MATHEMATICS

Numeracy is also taught in a block in the morning. Numeracy covers areas such as Number, Space,
Measurement, Chance and Data and Patterns and Algebra. The major emphasis in the junior school is on
Number that includes number concepts, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.

Numeracy is taught in a number of situations eg whole class, small group and individually through a variety
of strategies which focus on problem solving and investigations. Some areas of Maths is integrated into the
units of work, but most are taught separately as they are developmental.

SCIENCE

Science is taught through the units of work and takes an investigative, problem solving approach. May the
Force be with You is based on energy and forces and also incorporates concepts relating to Natural and
Processed Materials and Science and Society. The Changing World around Us is based on the
environment and incorporates the concepts of Earth and Beyond, Life and Living and Science and Society
and also the SOSE concept of Systems, Resources and Power and Place and Space.


SOSE

Three units of work are also based on this area of study. We are One … We are Many develops concepts
relating to Culture and Identity. Have Your Say incorporates concepts about Systems, Resources and
Power. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow relates to concepts of Time, Continuity and Change.

These units of work develop understanding of where we have come from as a cultural group, who we are
now and how we can find out what we need to know to be informed citizens. This is important for students
to gain an understanding of their place in the world and what they can do to change the things they don’t
like about our world.

THE ARTS

The Arts covers a wide range of areas. These include Dance, Drama, Music, Media and Visual Arts. One
unit of work specifically relates to this area. It is The World According to Art. However, The Arts are
integrated across many of the units. The unit We are One … We are Many, explores many cultural groups
through their use of The Arts. Visual Arts is used in many presentations and assessment tasks across the
units.

Music has an important place in the Maleny community, and this is reflected in Music programs offered at
the Primary School.


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All students receive lessons from our music specialist in singing, movement, rhythm skills and general
music. Our Choir performs at school and community functions.
Selected Yrs 5 – 7 Maleny students learn Woodwind, Brass and Percussion through our visiting
Instrumental Music Teacher. Strings lessons are also available to interested Years 3-7 students.

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Maleny State School is successfully integrating information and communication technologies into all
curriculum areas. The unit Producing the Goods is based on Technology and develops concepts about
Materials, Technology Practices and Information. All classrooms, including Early Learning Centre,
Enrichment Centre and Resource Centre are fully networked, with access to the Internet, Intranet and a
diverse range of educational, multi-literacy software and multimedia programs. The school has an up to
date Lab complete with a data projector.

Children access programs that help promote fine motor skills, mouse skills, hand-eye coordination, problem
solving, thinking and team building skills. They publish stories, create graphics, complete research,
construct web pages and create Power Point and Photo Story presentations.

L.O.T.E.

Bahasa Indonesia is the language other than English studied at Maleny State School. The program not
only provides children with the opportunity to learn the language of Indonesia but also allows them to
experience aspects of Indonesian culture and daily life. It is also integrated into the unit We are One ……
We are many.

The benefits of learning a second language include the students’ gain of a wider perspective of their place
in the world, as well as a greater understanding of their native language (English).

Children in Years 6 and 7 learn Indonesian for 1.5 hours each week with a L.O.T.E. teacher.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The Key Learning Area of Health and Physical Education is an important and integral part of each student’s
overall personal and physical development and contributes toward a comprehensive and balanced
education.

Programs and experiences offered at our school are intended to foster self-esteem, pride, physical well-
being, skill development and positive attitudinal development toward participation. Programs and lessons
are designed to be progressive, continuous and comprehensive allowing for differences in the student’s skill
development and experiences.

Issues relating to individual goal setting, teamwork, social practices, gender equity and sportsmanship are
also a major focus.

Our Health and Physical Education Specialist teaches a variety of activities which include swimming,
gymnastics, athletics, bat and ball skills, movement and co-ordination, minor and major games. Classroom
teachers develop the understanding of well being in the unit “I feel better now”.

SPORT

Maleny Primary is a member of the Glasshouse and District Sports Association. Inter-school sports for
upper school students may include: tennis, triathlon, soccer, netball, athletics, volleyball, swimming, A.F.L.
Cricket, softball, ballgames, rugby league, touch football and cross country

Various selection trials are also held for regional carnivals. Friday afternoon games and sport are held
during school for years 6 & 7 students.




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HOUSES

For intra-school sport, athletics, cross country and swimming, students are divided into four houses.

BARRUN                (Gold)         an aboriginal word for boomerang
KULUIN                (Royal Blue)   an aboriginal word for swan
TIBROGARGAN           (Green)        an aboriginal word for flying squirrel
WAREGNA               (Red)          an aboriginal word for runner


                                     INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
SUPPORT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

A Guidance Officer and several advisory teachers visit the school on a part-time basis to offer support for
children with learning, behavioural, physical, hearing, vision, speech or emotional difficulties. When extra
support is accessed, parents are required to give permission. These support persons work closely with the
Inclusive Education Committee, class teachers and Support Teachers to assist with the development of
programs to suit individual needs.

All specialist teachers work closely with the Administration Team, class teachers, and Support Teachers to
ensure the best learning outcomes for students.

LEARNING SUPPORT

The Learning Support teacher works closely with classroom teachers to ensure that children are able to
progress at their own level. This assistance may take the form of either working with classroom teachers
and children in the classroom, withdrawing children for short teaching sessions or advising classroom
teachers on suitable programming and resources. Support for parents is also available.

The Support Teacher liaises closely with other specialist services and The Inclusive Education Committee.

INTERVENTION

Intervention for students with special needs is coordinated through referral to the school Inclusive
Education Committee.

Specific intervention programs are offered for students identified in the Year Two Diagnostic Net or the
Year Five Test. Support-A-Reader and Support-A-Writer are Adult Tutor Programs to assist students. The
Learning Support Teacher manages these programs, implemented through trained tutors. Literacy
/Numeracy Teacher aides support children with identified learning needs.

LIBRARY

The library is open every day, including before school and at lunch breaks. During this time students have
access to reading materials, computers, puppets and games.

Students are able to borrow up to two books at a time for a two-week loan. Of course children can choose
to borrow more frequently and can usually renew their book if more time is needed.

Students are notified if books become overdue. Replacement costs are charged for overdue, lost or
damaged books.

A waterproof library bag with a drawstring, velcro or zip closure is strongly recommended as accidents can
occur with wet togs and leaking water bottles




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                                  EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM
What will children be learning?

The curriculum in The Early Learning Centre focuses on the factors that help children to be successful in
school. These include:
                  o Social and emotional competence
                  o Health and physical well being
                  o Early literacy and numeracy
                  o Active learning processes
                  o Positive attitudes to learning

The Early Years Curriculum covers 5 Early Learning Areas: Social and personal learning, Health &
physical learning, Language learning & communication, Early mathematical understandings, Active learning
processes.

Children learn these areas through a range of contexts: Play, Real-life situations, Investigations, Routines
and transitions, Focused learning and teaching

                               EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

ARTS COUNCIL

The Queensland Arts Council stages performances through out the year. The cost for these performances
is included in the Performance Payment. These performances are organised through the Queensland Arts
Council and include a variety of performances, which address cultural and curriculum issues.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Religious Education teachers visit the school on Monday and all children are expected to attend either:
       (a) An Ecumenical Religious Education Program conducted by a visiting teacher in the child’s
       normal classroom
or
       (b) be excused from participation if written permission is given by the parent.

An approved program including a student workbook is available for all children enrolled in the Combined
Program. The Ecumenical Religious Education program is based on the Virtues Program. If a child is
excused from participation in R.E., then he / she will be supervised by the Classroom Teacher.

Parents will contribute to the cost of the resources of this program through the Classroom Resource
Payment.

COMPETITIONS

Each year the school offers students the opportunity to be involved in a number of academic competitions.
These include English Competition, Maths Competition, Computer Competition, Science Competition and
Writing Competition. Year levels from 3 – 7 are eligible for most competitions. This requirement varies with
the competition.

Results from these competitions are posted to the school and are then presented to the students.

                                     GENERAL INFORMATION
HOMEWORK

The objectives of homework are:
     - to develop good study habits;
     - to reinforce work already done at school;
     - to develop organisational skills;
     - to develop responsibility for one’s own learning.

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Each teacher will allocate appropriate homework tasks. In all year levels reading is encouraged and it is
hoped children will develop a love of reading and read often at home.

Students in years 1, 2 and 3 could expect up to but generally not more than 1 hour of homework per week.
Students in years 4 and 5 could expect up to but generally not more than 2-3 hours of homework per week.
Students in years 6 and 7 could expect up to but generally not more than 3-4 hours of homework per week.

RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR PLAN FOR STUDENTS
At Maleny State School, we are committed to creating a happy, safe, respectful learning environment
where the rights of every member of our school community are respected.
Education Queensland’s Code of School Behaviour defines the rights:

   •    of all students to learn
   •    of all teachers to teach
   •    of all to be safe

and responsibilities that all members of the school community are expected to uphold. It recognises the
significance of appropriate and meaningful relationships.

We acknowledge that if students are to become productive members of society, teachers must help them to
develop responsibility for their actions by both teaching explicitly and practising problem solving skills. The
establishment of good discipline in our school depends on both school personnel and parents working
together towards the same goals and insisting on acceptable standards of behaviour.

The Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students for Maleny State School is the means by which we detail
particular strategies to promote appropriate behaviour as well as consequences for unacceptable
behaviour.

AT MALENY STATE SCHOOL, WE EXPECT ALL STUDENTS TO FOLLOW OUR SCHOOL RULES:

   1.   Be Safe
   2.   Be Respectful
   3.   Be Responsible
   4.   Be a Learner

REPORTING TO PARENTS
The information contained in the school Report Cards is a summary of your child’s achievement in learning
areas studied over the reporting period. Reports will be issued twice per year. The report is one of a
number of strategies used by our school to communicate with you throughout the year about your child’s
achievement, effort and behaviour. Parent-teacher interviews will also be offered to discuss your child’s
progress. The ratings awarded are for this reporting period only.

Your child’s overall achievement in each learning area studied over the reporting period is reported by
ratings using a 5 point scale.

For students in Years 1-3, this scale includes:

 RATING                 DESCRIPTOR
 Very High              The student consistently demonstrates a very high level of knowledge, skills and
                        understanding and is able to apply them independently in a wide range of contexts.
 High                   The student demonstrates a high level of knowledge, skills and understanding and
                        is able to apply them independently in most contexts.
 Sound                  The student demonstrates a sound level of knowledge, skills and understanding
                        and is able to apply them in some contexts.
 Developing             The student is developing knowledge, skills and understanding and is able to apply
                        them, with support, in some contexts.
 Support Required       The student requires significant support to develop knowledge, skills and understanding.

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For students in Years 4-7, this scale includes:

 RATING                          DESCRIPTOR
 A                               The student consistently demonstrates a very high level of knowledge, skills
                                 and understanding and is able to apply them independently in a wide range
                                 of contexts.
 B                               The student demonstrates a high level of knowledge, skills and
                                 understanding and is able to apply them independently in most contexts.
 C                               The student demonstrates a sound level of knowledge, skills and
                                 understanding and is able to apply them, in some contexts.
 D                               The student demonstrates limited knowledge, skills and understanding and
                                 is able to apply them, with support, in some contexts.
 E                               The student demonstrates very limited knowledge, skills and understanding.


 PROVISION OF CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND PERFORMANCES FOR 2007

For 2007 there are TWO payments: (A) Classroom Materials           and     (B) Performances

(A) Classroom Materials: parents may choose to provide their own (as per the attached lists) OR pay the
    Classroom Materials Fee ($95 per child). Those paying the fee must also provide the additional items
    listed at the bottom of this page. (Those items are not included in the fee). These fees can be paid:

             -   IN FULL ($95 per child) – All Classroom Materials fees to be paid by Friday 2 February
                 2007 at the latest.
                 Early Birds who pay in full by Friday 8 December go into the draw to win one of 5
                 family passes (2 adults & 2 children) to Birch Carroll & Coyle Movie Theatre.
OR

             -   BY TERM ($24 per child per term) - All term 1 fees to be paid by Friday 2 February 2007 at
                 the latest. All other termly payments to be made no later than the first Friday of term.

(B) Performances: These fees include 5 performances for the year and can be paid:

             -   IN FULL ($25 per child) – All Performance fees to be paid by Friday 2 February 2007 at the
                 latest. Early Birds who pay in full by Friday 8 December go into the draw to win one of
                 5 family passes (2 adults & 2 children) to Birch Carroll & Coyle Movie Theatre.
OR

             -   PAY AS YOU GO

  ****** TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE EARLY BIRD DRAW, BOTH PAYMENTS (CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND
        PERFORMANCES) MUST BE PAID IN FULL, NO LATER THAN 3.00PM 8 DECEMBER 2006)*******

CLASSROOM MATERIALS: The below materials must be supplied by ALL parents, including those who
pay the Classroom Materials Fee.

     Prep and Years 1, 2          Years 4, 5, 6 and 7
     and 3
     Library Bag                     1 recorder (Year 4 & 5 only)         1 wooden ruler
     Box of Tissues                  1 ream A4 Photocopy paper            2 red & 2 blue biros
     Plastic Water Bottle            1 Macquarie School Dictionary        4 large glue sticks
                                     1 New Jacaranda Atlas (latest        1 pair scissors
                                     addition)                            2 black felt tip pens (2mm)
                                     Library Bag                          2 highlighters
                                     Plastic Water Bottle                 1 set coloured pencils (long)
                                     Tissues                              1 set felt pens (NOT connector
                                     4 HB Pencils (no pacers)             pens)
                                     1 Pencil sharpener                   1 pencil case (long enough to
                                     2 erasers                            hold ruler)
                                                                          1 Display Folder (plastic pockets)
                                                                          – used for music
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                                Prep Requirement List

General Stationery                                        Art Supplies
6 lead pencils – triangular, easy grip                    1 small bottle of pva glue
1 packet (12) long colouring pencils                      1 small bottle of clag paste
2 packet of felt pens (not connect-o-pens)(1 pkt fine/1   6 paintbrushes (various sizes)
pkt thick)                                                2 packets of crepe paper (any colour)
1 crayons (texta zooms)                                   2 packets of cellophane (1 clear 1 colour)
1 scissors                                                2 sheets of tissue paper (any colours)
2 glue sticks                                             2 large buckets of play doh
1 ream of each white A4 & A3 paper (computer /            2 kg clay
          photocopying)                                   2 packets plasticine
1 ream of multi-coloured A4 paper                         10 large & 10 small paper plates
1 small roll of clear contact                             20 pipe cleaners
2 roll of sticky tape (10cm diameter)                     30 coloured straws
1 roll of masking tape (10cm diameter)                    100 coloured matchsticks
1 set whiteboard markers (1 set – 4 colours)              50 coloured paddle pop sticks
1 set highlighter pens                                    3 x 300ml bottle of paint (red, yellow, blue)
1 set nikko pen (4 colours)                               1 water colour palette
1 pkt craypas (oil crayons)                               1 set of acrylics
1 document wallet – plastic                               1 packet of pasta
2 A4 display folders (clear front)                        1 ball of string
1 clipboard                                               1 ball of wool
1 manilla folder                                          1 pack of felt squares (any colour)
10 x A4 multi-coloured card (suitable for photocopier)    2 packets paper bags
6 x A4 white card (suitable for photocopier)              20          multi-coloured        construction/brenex
6 x A3 multi-coloured card                                squares(127mm)
2 x A3 white card                                         20 multi-coloured construction/brenex squares
2 x large cardboard sheets                                (254mm)
1 box white sticky labels (approx 30mm x 80mm)            30 sheets of easel paper (large good quality white,
1 box of staples(12mm x 6mm)                                       650mm X 450mm)
1 stapler for 12mm staples                                20 sheets of butchers paper
1 blu tac                                                 6 joggle eyes
1 CDR                                                     1 shaker of glitter
1 CDRW                                                    10 cotton buds
2 A3 laminating pouches                                   1 small packet of paper fasteners/split pins
2 A4 laminating pouches                                   30 patty cake cases
4 scrapbooks
1 packet plastic display sleeves                          Other Supplies
1 packet merit stickers
1 packet envelopes                                            1 roll of 35mm film (24 exposure)
                                                              1 tube of sunscreen
                                                              cooking ingredients as requested at intervals
                                                              throughout the year
                                                              hand towel & hook




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                    Year One, Two, and Three Requirement List
General Stationery                                       Art Supplies
20 lead pencils HB                                       1 small bottle of pva glue
1 wooden ruler                                           1 small bottle of clag paste
4 erasers                                                2 paintbrushes (size 16, size 8)
2 metal sharpener                                        1 packet of crepe paper (any colour)
1 pencil case (long enough to hold ruler)                1 packet of cellophane (mixed colours)
2 packets (12) long colouring pencils                    2 sheets of tissue paper (any colours)
2 packet of felt pens (not connect-o-pens)               1 tub of play dough
1 crayons (texta zooms)                                  1 packet plasticine
1 scissors                                               5 paper plates
8 large glue sticks                                      20 pipe cleaners
3 reams of white A4 paper (computer/photocopying)        30 coloured straws
1 ream of multi-coloured A4 paper                        100 coloured matchsticks
1 ream of A3 paper                                       50 coloured paddle pop sticks
1 small roll of clear contact                            3 @ 300ml bottle of paint (red, yellow, blue)
2 roll of sticky tape (10cm diameter)                    1 packet of pasta
1 roll of masking tape (10cm diameter)                   1 ball of string
1 small box of thumb tacks                               1 ball of wool
1 small packet of paper clips                            2 felt squares (any colour)
4 whiteboard marker                                      4 paper bags
1 highlighter pen                                        20 multi-coloured construction/brenex squares(127mm)
2 document wallets                                       20 multi-coloured construction/brenex squares (254mm)
1 polypropylene wallet                                   30 sheets of easel paper (large good quality white,
4 manilla folders                                        650mm X 450mm)
1 A4 display book                                        20 sheets of butchers paper
10 x A4 multi-coloured card (suitable for photocopier)   6 joggle eyes
10 x A4 white card (suitable for photocopier)            1 pkt wax crayons
10 x A3 multi-coloured card                              1 pkt oil crayons
10 x A3 white card                                       1 pkt chalk pastels
5 x large cardboard sheets                               1 shaker of glitter
15 white sticky labels (approx 30mm x 80mm)              10 cotton buds
1 box of staples(12mm x 6mm)                             1 small packet of paper fasteners/split pins
1 stapler for 12mm staples                               30 patty cake cases
1 blu tac                                                1 pkt pins
1 computer disc                                          1 pkt sequins
2 A3 laminating pouches                                  1 pkt pegs
10 A4 laminating pouches                                 1 pkt beads
1 CD-R (in case)                                         1 pkt snaplock bags

                                                         Other Supplies
     PLEASE NAME ALL ITEMS                               1 tube of sunscreen
                                                         cooking ingredients as requested at intervals
                                                         throughout the year
                                                         $4 for religious education or alternative materials
                                                         $4 for photo processing

Books Year 1                         Books Year 2                       Books Year 3
4 scrapbooks                         2 scrapbooks                       1 scrapbook ,96 page
1 A4 feint ruled book                1 A4 feint ruled book              8 standard exercise books 48 page
2 standard exercise books (Year      3 standard exercise books (Year    (Year Three lines)
One lines)                           Two lines)                         2 A4 books, 48 page (Year Three lines)
2 mapping books                      2 A4 books (Year Two lines)        1 botany book (Year Three lines)
                                     2 grid books (10mm)                2 grid books (10 mm square)
                                     1 packet of A4 plastic sleeves     1 suspension file
                                     1 large 30 cm tartan pencil case   1 suspension file tab
                                     (big enough for A4)
                                     1 botany book (Year Two)


Please note that it may be necessary to purchase materials (not listed above)
that will be needed to enhance special projects throughout the year.




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          Year Four, Five, Six and Seven Requirement List
 Art Supplies                                                General Stationery
 1 small bottle of pva glue                                  1 ream of white A4 paper (computer/photocopying)
 1 small bottle of clag paste                                1 ream of multi-coloured A4 paper
 2 paintbrushes (1 thick and 1 thin)                         1 roll of sticky tape (10cm diameter)
 1 packet of crepe paper (any colour)                        1 roll of masking tape (10cm diameter)
 1 packet of cellophane (mixed colours)                      1 small box of thumb tacks
 clay/plasticine (1 kg clay or 1 packet plasticine)          1 small packet of paper clips
 20 pipe cleaners                                            1 nikko pen
 30 coloured straws                                          4 A4 display book
 50 coloured paddle pop sticks                               10 x A4 multi-coloured card (suitable for photocopier)
 3 x 300ml bottle of paint (red, yellow, blue)               10 x A4 white card (suitable for photocopier)
 1 ball of string                                            10 x A3 multi-coloured card
 1 ball of wool                                              10 x A3 white card
 2 felt squares (any colour)                                 5 x large cardboard sheets
 1 shaker of glitter                                         I box of staples (12mm x 6mm)
 10 cotton buds                                              1 stapler for 12mm staples
 2 sheets of tissue paper (any colours)                      1 blu tac
 20 multi-coloured construction/brenex squares(127mm)        1 computer disc
 20 multi-coloured construction/brenex squares (254mm)       10 plastic display sleeves
 30 sheets of easel paper (large good quality white,         2 A3 laminating pouches
 650mm X 450mm)                                              2 A4 laminating pouches
 20 sheets of butchers paper                                 1 CD-R (in case)
 1 small packet of paper fasteners/split pins                2 document wallets
                                                             15 white sticky labels (approx 30mm x 80mm)
 Other Supplies                                              diary
 1 tube of sunscreen                                         graph paper (10mm Yrs 4/5, 2mm Yrs 6/7)
 cooking ingredients as requested at intervals throughout    tracing paper
 the year                                                    1 jotter pad
 $4 for religious education or alternative materials         4 HB pencils (no pacers)
 $5 Internet access                                          1 steel pencil sharpener
 1 recorder (year 4&5 only)                                  2 erasers
 1 Macquarie School Dictionary                               1 wooden ruler
 1 New Jacaranda Atlas (latest edition)                      2 red and blue biros
 Library Bag                                                 2 large glue sticks
 Plastic Water Bottle                                        1 pair scissors
 Tissues                                                     2 black felt tip pens (2mm)
                                                             2 highlighters
                                                             1 set coloured pencils (long)
                                                             1 set felt pens (NOT connector pens)
                                                             1 pencil case (long enough to hold ruler)
                                                             1 display folder – plastic pockets (music)
             PLEASE NAME ALL ITEMS



Books Year 4                  Books Year 5                  Books Year 6                   Books Year 7
2 A4 blue-lined books         3 blue-lined A4 books (96     6 A4 feint ruled books (96     100 sheets A4 loose-leaf
6 standard exercise books     pages)                        pages)                         refill
(Year 4)                      2 botany books                1 botany book (96 pages)       4 x A4 blue lined books
3 grid books                  4 grid books (10mm            2 standard exercise books      (with margins)
1             polypropylene   squares)                      1 packet of loose leaf feint   3 x A4 Botany Books (96
wallet/clipboard                                            ruled paper refill             page)
3 A4 display books                                          2 packets of plastic display   4 A4 display books
                                                            sleeves                        1 black ink cartridge
                                                            1 scrap book                   (check with class teacher
                                                                                           before purchasing)

Please note that it may be necessary to purchase materials (not listed above)
that will be needed to enhance special projects throughout the year.




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PARENT ACTION GROUP
The Parent Action Group aims to:
       •   assist teachers
       •   welcome new families
       •   improve communication within the school
       •   foster relationships between Teacher - Parent - Child.

Each class has one or two parents who act as their representatives. The parent representatives may act
as an information exchange agent between the class teacher and the parents of that class. This way all
parents can keep in close contact with class activities and can offer to assist the teacher where possible.

SCHOOL COUNCIL
The School Council is comprised of 10 members, (4 elected P&C members, 4 elected staff members, P&C
President and the Principal) and was initiated in 1998.

The role of the School Council is to:

      • develop the strategic direction for the school
      • approve school planning and budget and to monitor school      performance


P&C ASSOCIATION
The Maleny State School Parent and Citizen Association aims to work together with the Principal and staff
to foster parent/teacher co-operation and local interest in educational matters. The P&C Association
provides a forum for discussion and debate on all issues relating to our school. Views of all parents are
encouraged, hence wider avenues of parental involvement have been created.

School Planning and Budgeting.
P&C Representatives play a key role in this area and work together with the Principal, Administration and
teaching staff to enrich school programs and facilities.

Tuckshop provides a valuable service to the school operating the school tuckshop daily with volunteers.

Fundraising:
All schools require additional funds to improve resources for the students. The P&C assists in co-ordinating
all fundraising activities with the Principal. They welcome a strong and varied membership and value new
ideas. Parents are urged to support all fundraising activities to ensure all school plans are implemented
effectively.

Meetings:
The P&C Association meet on the second Tuesday of every month commencing at 7.00 pm in the
staffroom. Office bearers of the Association are elected at the Annual General Meeting each year in
November.

Membership:
 Membership is open to all parents and interested citizens. All members of the P&C Association must be
registered. Registration fulfils the requirements of our ‘Voluntary Workers Insurance’.




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