Our SWPBS matrices are almost complete. The purpose of the staff and community matrices is to support the student Expected Behaviours Matrix and you should be able to see clear links between all three. They will essentially operate as a 'code of cooperation' within the College.
We invite you to view the matrices attached below.
Join Point Cook P-9 College in fundraising for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and promote the love of reading.
To celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day on September 6th we will be holding book sales across the school.
We need you to start collecting any pre-loved books in good condition, which will then be sold for $1.00. Books will be collected at school from July.
Students will be selling picture books, easy readers, novels, information books and even adult novels and magazines in designated areas throughout the school on the day.
All funds raised will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy fund to buy much needed books for Indigenous communities. Please download the flyer here.
You can log on to our web page and donate directly on: https://indigenousliteracyfoundation.secure.force.com
Changes are being made to the Working with Children Act 2005 to clarify and simplify the requirements of holding a Check and implement key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The changes come into effect on 1 August 2017 and mean that Working with Children Checks will be needed in some situations where they were not previously required.
People undertaking child-related work whose contact with children is supervised by another person will now be required to hold a Check.
For example: Chris has taken up a position as an assistant coach of a junior football team. Even though he is directly supervised by the head coach, Chris is required to hold a Check.
The meaning of direct contact will be expanded to cover all types of contact including written and verbal contact as well as contact by email and through electronic means.
For example: John is employed as a counsellor with a phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 18. Because John’s role involves direct contact with children by telephone, he is required to hold a Check.
For more information or to apply, visit www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/