Mansfield Steiner School parents and families can source a variety of school information here…
EARLY CHILDHOOD INFORMATION
NEW ASSEMBLY DAY & TIME
Beginning this week, please be aware we are moving our weekly assembly to Friday afternoons. We hope that this will make it easier for more families to join us each week. Please find below a list of performances coming up in March, and for those who would like to stay on after school the Year 10 class will be serving pizzas and ice-cream to their further cultural exchange fundraising efforts.
Friday 1st March 2.45pm – Class 4 performing
Friday 8th March 2.45pm Class 3 performing | Year 10 selling pizza slices & ice-cream after school
Friday 15th March 2.45pm Class 2 performing
Friday 22nd March 2.45pm Class 1 performing | Year 10 selling pizza slices & ice-cream after school
Friday 29th March 2.45pm Class 6 performing
Don’t forget to pack your Library bag and books for return each week. Library sessions continue eachTuesday and Wednesday as follows…
Tuesday – Class 5, 6 & 1
Wednesday – Class 2, 4 & 3
STUDENT MOBILE PHONES
Mobile phones brought to school must be handed in at the office at the start of each school day and may be collected at the end of the day. Students are asked not to use their mobile phones within the school grounds. The school accepts no responsibly for the loss, theft or damage to any personal electronic device brought to school.
WEEKLY BUS SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS
if you haven’t already, please complete and return the weekly bus schedule form to Sally as soon as possible.
NEW BUS USERS
If you have younger siblings who you would like to use the bus please fill in a new application form or alternatively if you would like to access the bus service please see Sally in the office for an application form, thank you.
Sunsmart behaviour starts at home! Parents are responsible for applying sunscreen before school. Sunscreen will be available in classrooms and children will be reminded to apply it at lunchtime. Please let the teacher know if you do not wish your child to use sunscreen. Your children are more likely to take responsibility for hats and sunscreen at school if you are consistent in your expectations at home.
PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL FAMILIES
Please let the school office know of any changes to your contact details – phone, email, address, so that we may update our school database, thank you.
ALL VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL
Including parent helpers must sign in at reception
Will receive a numbered visitor’s tag which is to be returned to reception at the time of signing out, thank you.
Visitors to the school who do not have a current Working With Children check will be escorted to the area of the campus concerning their visit.
ALL STUDENTS LEAVING EARLY OR ARRIVING LATE
Must also be signed in/out at reception. This allows staff to be aware of who is on the school grounds if an emergency should occur.
ALL PARENT HELPERS AT THE KINDERGARTEN AND SCHOOL
MUST HAVE A WORKING WITH CHILDREN CARD There is no charge for a ‘volunteer’ WWC. You can register online and just provide us with a receipt of application. We will receive a paper record of your card if you nominate the school on the application. Please ensure you apply for a WWC card if you would like to assist in your child’s classroom or on excursions etc, thank you. See http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
STUDENT DROP OFF:
THERE ARE TO BE NO STUDENTS DROP OFFS BEYOND THE FRONT CAR PARK, thank you. The second turning circle is for school deliveries etc, the Back Car Park is a staff area only.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PARK ONLY
in the parking bays, not alongside the driveway and NOT IN THE TURNING CIRCLES as this stops the flow of traffic for other vehicles particularly large delivery vans. Please do not park in the turning circles when dropping off or collecting your child from kinder. Move your vehicle very slowly. Be alert for children – remember the younger they are, the less predictable they are and the harder they are to see. Parents, please watch your children. Make sure they walk along the path – and not through the driveway.
SCHOOL POLICIES and PROCEDURES
Covers all aspects of School life and the procedures used. Feel free to ask members of the School Leadership Team or Governance Committee members questions about any issues that you are uncertain about. You can review all policies and procedures in the school handbook.
THE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
The Governance Committee holds the legal responsibility for the activities of the School. It meets on the third Monday each month to consider and decide on any issues of school governance. This group is legally responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the School. Management of the school is delegated to the Principal and the School Leadership team. Here is the structure of our current Committee: Members: Sarah Lieber (President), John Bowen (Vice President), Tim Ross (Treasurer), Scott Ersvaer (Secretary), Maaike Steiner, Peter Valerio, Andy Stokes, and Catherine Yencken.
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM
Responsible for oversight of all management, pedagogical and welfare functions of the school. Members: Fran Cummins, Andrew Karzons, Jacinta Walker, Suzanne McKay and Sue Plumb.
STAFF SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESSES
Fran Cummins (Principal) email@example.com For ALL school issues. (Parents please note your first port of call is to your class teacher to discuss any issue regarding your child, thank you)
Jacinta Walker (Vice Principal) firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne McKay (Secondary Coordinator) email@example.com
Andrew Karzons (Operations and Financial Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Singleton (School reception and College Secretary) email@example.com – Everyday admin enquiries.
All staff have a school email address as above, being their first name and initial of their last firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL FINISHING TIMES
FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN / PREP to YEAR 10
Full day kinder students will finish at 3.15pm, please collect your child from the Morning Star room at this time.
The school day finishes at 3.20 p.m.
Bus children must wait at the Bus Stop.
ALL STUDENTS WAITING FOR PARENTS MUST WAIT WITH DUTY TEACHER
at the ‘Waiting Tree’ opposite the preschool until collected. Children who have not been collected by 3.35pm will be escorted up to the school courtyard to await collection and sign out by their parent/carer. Teachers are not available for supervision after this time.
TRAFFIC FLOW & SAFETY AFTER SCHOOL
3.20 – 3.30pm is a PEAK traffic period at the school, managing bus, car and pedestrian traffic is a safety issue for all, please abide by the following safety precautions: Parent drivers – please DO NOT pass stationery buses! Students are NOT to cross the road whilst buses are picking up passengers. Thank you.