Policies


All children and young people have the right to protection in their best interests. Drysdale Primary School understands the important role our school plays in protecting children from abuse including: • Physical abuse • Sexual abuse (including sexual exploitation) • Family violence • Emotional abuse • Neglect (including medical neglect) […]

2021 Child Safety – Responding And Reporting Obligations


Drysdale Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Our school community recognises the importance of, and a responsibility for, ensuring our school is a safe, supportive and enriching environment which respects and fosters the dignity and self-esteem of children and young people, and […]

2021 Code Of Conduct


To ensure that all students and members of our school community understand: (a) our commitment to providing students with the opportunity to benefit from digital technologies to support and enhance learning and development at school [including our 1-to-1 personal device program or insert other appropriate programs as relevant to your […]

2021 Digital Learning



To explain to our school community the Department’s and Drysdale Primary School’s policy requirements and expectations relating to students using mobile phones and other personal mobile devices such as smart watches during school hours.

2021 DPS Mobile Phone


Drysdale Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children in our care. This purpose of this policy is to encourage behaviours to minimise the risk of skin and eye damage and skin cancer. We aim to educate our students about the importance of being SunSmart and encourage […]

2021 Sun Smart


This policy applies to all students at Drysdale Primary School. This policy should be read in conjunction with the Department of Education and Training’s School Attendance Guidelines. It does not replace or change the obligations of Drysdale Primary School, parents/carers and School Attendance Officers under legislation or the School Attendance […]

Attendance Policy



The Drysdale Primary School principal is responsible for ensuring that there is a well-organised and responsive system of supervision in place during school hours, before and after school, and on school excursions and camps. Yard Duty And Supervision Policy

Yard Duty And Supervision Policy


To outline the processes that Drysdale Primary School will follow to recruit, screen, supervise and manage volunteers to provide a child safe environment, and to explain the legal rights of volunteers. Volunteers Policy

Volunteers Policy


To provide a safe and secure learning and teaching environment for students and staff by establishing processes to monitor and manage visitors to Drysdale Primary School. Visitors Policy

Visitors Policy



The purpose of this policy is to explain Drysdale Primary School’s commitment to making sure every member of our school community, regardless of their background or personal attributes, is treated with respect and dignity. Drysdale Primary School strives to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive school environment which values the […]

Inclusion And Diversity Policy


To ensure that Drysdale Primary School provides appropriate support to students with health care needs. Health Care Needs Policy

Health Care Needs Policy


To ensure the Drysdale Primary School community understands our approach to first aid for students. Drysdale Primary School is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for all students, staff and visitors. First Aid Policy

First Aid Policy



The purpose of this policy is to explain to our school community the non-delegable duty of care obligations that all staff at Drysdale Primary School owe to our students and members of the school community who visit and use the school premises. Duty Of Care Policy

Duty Of Care


To explain to Drysdale Primary School parents, carers, staff and students the processes and procedures in place to support students diagnosed as being at risk of suffering from anaphylaxis. This policy also ensures that Drysdale Primary School is compliant with Ministerial Order 706 and the Department’s guidelines for anaphylaxis management. […]

Anaphylaxis Policy


To explain to parents/carers, students and staff the processes Drysdale Primary School will follow to safely manage the provision of medication to students while at school or school activities, including camps and excursions. Administration of Medication Policy

Administration Of Medication Policy




Drysdale Primary School is committed to ensuring the safety of students with Asthma. This policy is to ensure that Drysdale Primary School appropriately supports students diagnosed with asthma. Asthma Policy 2021

Asthma Policy


The Department of Education and Training (which includes all Victorian government schools, central and regional offices) values the privacy of every person and is committed to protecting information that schools collect. All staff, service providers (contractors) and agents, (whether paid or unpaid) of the Department, and this Victorian government school […]

Privacy Policy



Drysdale Primary School is committed to planning and implementing a curriculum (outside the core subjects of English and Mathematics) that uses an Inquiry approach incorporating the e5 and Kath Murdoch models.

Inquiry Teaching and Learning


School participation is important as it maximises life opportunities for children and young people by providing them with education and support networks. It also helps children and young people to develop important skills, knowledge and values which set them up for further learning and participation in their community.

Student Absences