Rosamond Special School

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Newsletters

 Our school newsletter is published fortnightly and distributed to parents and the school community.

 

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eSmart Cyber Safety

eSmart, an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, is a behaviour-change initiative designed to improve cybersafety and deal with cyberbullying and bullying.

An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.

At Rosamond School we value Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Internet as resources to support teaching and learning. We expect all staff and students to use ICT resources and the Internet in a safe and responsible manner and endeavour to provide the knowledge and programs to ensure our community uses technologies in ways that are positive and that protect them from the potential risks.

In the Cyber Safety program, we offer differentiated learning for students which is modified to ensure that students are learning at an appropriate level. 

Our program is thorough and comprehensive, teaching and supporting the students in the appropriate use of equipment and eLearning resources, to ensure that they have safe, positive and enjoyable experiences when using information technology and social media.

The school aims to help and support students, parents and carers of the Rosamond Community. 

Among the ways we are able to offer our support are: provision of additional information and resources (upon request); and response to Cyber Safety concerns. 

If you would like additional eLearning or Cyber Safety resources, or have any Cyber Safety concerns, please contact the school.

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CYBER SAFETY TIPS:

Tips for parents to help protect children in the online world:

• Understand the sites and technologies your kids use and know who they're talking to. Spend 10 minutes with your kids on   their favourite games. Do they make contact with strangers through the game?
• Keep the family computer in an open area such as the kitchen or living room where it can be monitored.
• Create a list of online 'rules' with the family e.g. time limits, list of OK sites to visit, networking sites allowed to join.
• Educate your kids so they know not to give out personal details online without parental knowledge.
• Make sure your kids know what to do and where to go if they encounter cyber-bullying.
• Regularly sit with your kids when they are on the Internet. Let them know you are keeping an eye on their online activity.
• Never let your kids go to meetings with 'online' friends without parental supervision.
• Talk with your family about the risks of Internet use, particularly in chat rooms.
• Reinforce positive behaviour and values in the online world.
• Install software or services that can filter or block offensive websites.
• Don't ignore new technologies – kids and teens will use them, if not at home then at their friends' houses or in the school-yard. Ask your child to give you a lesson on sites or Internet gadgets you may not be familiar with.


Some helpful websites:

http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/home_users
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/

 

Student diary and school information

The introductory pages of the Rosamond Student Diary have concise information about  many topics,including:

Term dates
Attendance
Punctuality
Mobile phones at school
School uniform
Sick children
Medication
Party food
Food allergies
Anaphylaxis
School buses
Internet safety

 

Student diary: introductory pages

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Strategic Plan, 2017 A.I.P, 2016 Priority Review, 2016 Annual Report

 

2017 Strategic Plan

2017 Annual Implementation Plan

2016 Priority Review - summary

2016 Annual Report 

The My School website contains detailed information about Rosamond School. My School is an Australian Government website.

 

Policies and accountability

School policies exist within the parameters of the legislation which drives and defines our accountability to set the bar in terms of what we need to do to be compliant.

The legislative context within which we work includes:

 

The number of issues about which we need to have a policy statement is ever growing. We have statements on the following:

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Securing Their Future booklet

Securing Their Future is a 44-page booklet about planning for the future when you care for a person with a disability.

Published by the State Trustees office and the Office of the Public Advocate, the booklet is a guide to such topics as:
Applying for an administrator or a guardian
Making powers of attorney
Making a Will
Leaving your assets to a person with disability.

Securing Their Future booklet

State Trustees office: Phone 03 9677 6444 www.statetrustees.com.au

The Office of the Public Advocate: Phone 1300 309 337 TTY: 1300 305 612

Federal Budget education funding 2017

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Education and Training, wrote to our school on 8 May, 2017, with regards to future funding.

He says, in part: I am pleased to advise that, based on current modelling and your latest enrolment figures as reported to the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training, Rosamond Special School is estimated to see an increase of $54,400 funding from 2017 to 2018.

We estimate an average annual per student increase of 5.2 per cent over the ten years that will deliver a total increase from 2017 to 2027 of $3,365,600. It is important to note that as part of a system, Commonwealth funding attracted by your school is paid to the system.

They may choose to reallocate funding between schools in their system, and have the autonomy to finally determine the amount your school receives. Please note that these are estimates only and assume the same student population applies from 2017 to 2027. Actual payments for your school will vary depending on enrolments. They are also subject to the passage of legislation.

Federal Budget funding letter from Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Education and Training.

 

Where is Rosamond School?

276 Ballarat Road, Braybrook 3019
PO Box 4255, West Footscray 3012
Phone (03) 9311 1511

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