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

Drysdale Primary School is committed to providing its students with a safe and supportive learning environment that provides everyone with a genuine opportunity to reach their full potential. As an eSmart Accredited School, Drysdale PS is committed to ensuring the responsible use of Information Communications Technologies (ICT). Instances where students […]

Online Incident Reporting

Drysdale Primary School and its employees participate both professionally and personally in social media online applications and this policy provides guidelines for the acceptable use on these platforms by the DPS School Students, Staff and Parents/Guardians.


Drysdale Primary School recognises that students who are fully engaged with their learning are most likely to achieve their full potential academically and socially in line with our school’s vision.

Student Engagement

Drysdale Primary School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.


Drysdale Primary School recognises and values the expertise and experience brought to the school’s leadership by those in Leading Teacher positions.

Leading Teacher Contract Renewal

chools receive money from Government provided sources mainly through the Student Resources Package, through successful applications for special grants, and from locally raised funds. It is the school’s responsibility to manage these funds to provide the maximum possible educational environment for the students which the school serves.

Investment Policy

Drysdale Primary School is committed to the safety of all its students. The school recognises that from time to time a child might be in need of formal protection through the services of DHHS. This policy sets out the roles and responsibilities of school staff to protect the safety and […]

Child Protection Reporting Policy

Drysdale Primary School has a strong sense of community both as a school and as part of the wider town. The school’s uniform brings a clear sense of identity and connection to both the school and the community of Drysdale.

School Uniform

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 […]

Childsafe Code of Conduct

Drysdale Primary School is committed to the development of a deep and current understanding of each child’s ability and performance against the statutory standards set out in the Victorian Curriculum.

Assessment Policy

Drysdale Primary School (DPS) places a high priority on providing Internet facilities and ICT equipment which will benefit student learning outcomes and the effective operation of the school. Acceptable Use Policy 2015

ICT Acceptable Use Policy

Drysdale Primary School aims to provide children with a strong sense of belonging to the community of Drysdale by fostering links to the town and its history.  Our school houses have been a long standing and valued element of the children’s primary school experience.

School Houses Policy

The School has recently updated their policies on both the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and Parent Payments as a result of the School Reform Agreement made between the Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government. Click on the link to read the new EMA Policy. Click on the link to read the new Parent […]

New EMA and Parent Payment Policies

The children at Drysdale Primary School learn well as a result of very good teaching. The school aspires to provide the highest quality of learning and teaching consistently and for all its students. This policy seeks to set out the agreed expectations of classroom practice that will enable all students […]

Learning and Teaching Policy

Even though the good behaviour of the children is an outstanding feature of this school and the Attitudes to School Survey reports that the children believe it has improved even further, we did recognise the need for a formal policy to set out how we manage and acknowledge the children’s behaviour. A […]

Behaviour Management Policy

The Drysdale Primary School Strategic Plan maps out the strategic direction of the school for the next four years. The plan was finalised after a review process that involved input from staff, parents and the wider school community over 2013. A copy of the plan can be viewed here. Note […]

School Strategic Plan

View our Sunsmart Policy which impacts children in Term 1 and Term 4.

Sunsmart Policy