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

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