Policies

Attendance

There is a very strong relationship between attendance and achieving success at school so it is very important that students arrive at school on time for as many days as possible. If a child is sick, they should remain at home until they are well enough to return, especially when they have something that is likely to be spread to other students and staff.

  • Absences – If your child is going to be, or has been, absent from school, parents have a legal obligation to inform the school of the reason for the absence. Parents should use the COMPASS App (Parent Portal).
  • Leaving early – If it is necessary to take your child out of school during the course of the day the class teacher should be informed in writing. Please sign your child out by completing the Early Departure slip at the office.

Uniform

The Rollins colours are navy blue and red. Students in Year 6 have a special polo shirt and jumper to help them celebrate their final year at primary school.

The uniform consists of:

  • navy blue shorts, trousers or track suit pants
  • red polo top
  • navy blue windcheater
  • ‘lightweight’ checked school dress (only available from Bellarine Uniforms)

During the cooler months, a navy blue beanie, navy blue tights or the school kilt can be worn. Leggings can be worn provided they are worn with a dress.
If parents wish to purchase polo tops and windcheaters with the school logo, the school kilt or the checked dress, they can be purchased from Bellarine Uniforms (162 Moorabool Street Geelong). A price list of all the items on sale is available at the school. Alternatively, as the clothing doesn’t have to have the school logo on it, these garments can be purchased from clothing store such as Target and K Mart.

Excursions and camps

To enhance the depth of understanding of an aspect of the curriculum, teachers often arrange an excursion or incursion for the students in the unit. When these are arranged, it is expected that every student attends.

On alternate years, a camp is arranged for the students in Years 3-4 (odd years) and Years 5-6 (even years). The camps are usually for three days and are relatively close to Geelong to maximise the time at the venue. It is hoped that every student in the unit is able to attend the camp.

In Years 5 and 6, the students participate in Summer and Winter sporting activities arranged by School Sport Victoria’s Corio District. For students in Years 3 – 6, the students who perform well at the school level have the opportunity to represent the school at SSV’s swimming, cross country and athletics events.

Head Lice

Parents are responsible for monitoring that their child/ren do not have Head Lice. If Head Lice are found, steps to eradicate the Head Lice from the child/ren’s hair and the child/ren’s environment are the responsibility of the parents. Students with Head Lice are not permitted to return to school until after they have been treated.

To reduce the incidence of outbreaks, Rollins conducts periodic checks of the students’ hair. When the school is notified that someone in your child’s grade has had Head Lice, a note requesting that all children’s hair be checked will be sent home.

iPad Program

Rollins uses technology, including iPads, to enhance the curriculum. In Years 3 – 6, Rollins has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Class sets of iPads are used by students in Years Foundation – 2.

At the beginning of each year, a list of the required applications is provided by the class teacher.

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is where people use the internet or telephones to bully another person. The growth of electronic media and social websites e.g. Facebook, has resulted in more instances of cyber bullying. At Rollins, students will be encouraged to be Cyber Safe and not permitted to access any forms of social media while at school.

Parents are responsible for overseeing their child/ren’s use of social media out of school hours and are strongly encouraged to monitor which websites are accessed.

Sunsmart

Rollins is a SunSmart school, because we care about the welfare of each and every student. Sun exposure in childhood has been proven to greatly increase the chances of developing skin cancer later in life.

We encourage children to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide, to reflect the importance of:

  • Slipping on protective clothing,
  • Slopping on sunscreen,
  • Slapping on a hat,
  • Seeking shade, and
  • Sliding on wrap-around sunglasses to prevent sun damage.

Hats
As Rollins has adopted a “No Hat, No Play” policy, it is compulsory for students to wear a broad brimmed hat during Terms 1 and 4. Baseball caps are not permitted.

It is compulsory for students to wear their hats whenever outside for class activities or going on excursions during Terms 1 and 4.

The broad brimmed hat is to be navy blue. The school logo is the only ‘writing/picture’ permitted on the hat.

Protecting your family
http://www.sunsmart.com.au/protect-your-skin/parents
Protecting your child at school
http://www.sunsmart.com.au/communities/early-childhood-primary-schools
Sun Protection
http://www.sunsmart.com.au/sun_protection

Student Medical Conditions

If your child has a diagnosed medical condition, please notify the General Office and complete the necessary paperwork or management documentation.

Contact Us

Rollins Primary School
Wolseley Grove Bell Post Hill, 3215
Ph. 52783022
Fax. 52721917

Batesford Campus
Old Ballarat Rd Batesford, 3221
Ph. 52761290

Email: rollins.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Facebook:
Rollins PS Facebook Page

Rollins Aims To…

Provide our children with an innovative learning environment and a caring, nurturing approach to student wellbeing.

Values Program

Rollins Primary School uses the REACH Program emphasising: Respect, Encouragement, Ambition, Consideration and Honesty