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Rules and policies

uniformTo maintain a well organised and efficiently run school we have a number of policies which clearly articulate our shared expectations.  We appreciate the high levels of parent support which assist us to reinforce these policies and maintain the high standard for which Frenchville is known.

Dress code

At Frenchville we are very proud of our royal blue and white uniform. Our dress code (PDF, 67 KB)  is strictly enforced and students wear the uniform proudly and respectfully.

Religious instruction

Religious instruction (RI) is offered at the school and is conducted on:
Thursday 1.35-2.05pm  Year Four to Six
Thursday 2.10-2.40pm Year One to Three

The list of faith groups that provide religious instructors to deliver an authorised program is published for parents annually.  The 2017 list is shown below:

Arrangements for Program
Participating Faith Group/s
Program of Instruction authorized by the Faith Group
Cooperative Program
Baptist
Christian
Presbyterian
Church of Christ
“Godspace” Program (Yrs 2-6)
"Connect" Program (Yr 1)
Single Program
 
 
Bahai
"Bahai Education in State Schools"
Single Program
Anglican
 
Access Ministries' Christian Religion Education Program
 
Single Program
Catholic
“Christ: Our Light and Life” Program
 

Parents of children participating in these programs will be advised if a faith group requires funds to cover the expense of materials used in RI.

Students are allocated to RI based on information provided by parents on the completed Application for Student Enrolment Form unless other written instructions have been provided to the school.  Note:  This information remains operational unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.

Students who are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction in a separate supervised location.  Other instruction must relate to part of a subject area already covered in class and may include, but is not restricted to:

  • personal research and/or assignments
  • revision of class work such as creative writing or literacy and/or numeracy activities
  • wider reading such as independent reading appropriate to the student.

 

Parents will be advised of any changes to the RI and other instruction programs to ensure the are able to make an informed decision on their child's participation.  Religious instruction is not compulsory. 

Mobile phone and electronic devices

Frenchville has a clear, decisive policy (PDF, 218 KB) to clarify our expectations about the use of mobile phones and other electronic devices. Please ensure your child understands this policy by reading over it together.  

Homework

Homework provides regular reinforcement of important school concepts and builds links between home and school.  Teachers will communicate expectations at the start of each year but homework generally consists of participation in the Reading Knights Program, spelling and number facts drill and practice. 
 
We encourage parents to discuss and check homework with your child.  It is our main priority that every child participates in our ‘Reading Knights’ program.  Students collect tokens as they achieve nights of home reading targets.  This program promotes a love of reading and literature. 

Sun safety

At Frenchville we are committed to sun safe practices for our students and staff.   Our sun safe policy (PDF, 310 KB)  outlines our strategy for protecting our students against the dangers of the sun.

Volunteers

At Frenchville we value the work of our school volunteers. Together we shape the success of our school. Our volunteer policy (PDF, 74 KB) shows how you can support us through volunteering.

Exclusion for health reasons

Health alerts to advise parents of potential viruses, illnesses or concerns are posted on the home page  of our website.   If you have concerns that your child may have an infectious disease which requires a period of exclusion, please refer to the illness and exclusion table (PDF, 158). This table provides information about the length of time students need to be excluded from school in the event of them contracting an infectious condition, for both their own recovery and the safety of other students who may be immuno-suppressed.