Most protocols are communicated either in enrolment paperwork or in the Parent Handbook. The Parent Code of Conduct, which parents sign upon enrolment, is a significant reminder that each of us needs to maintain a standard of behaviour when working in or with a school community.
PCS has adopted a ‘Kiss and Drop’ policy for all students from Kindergarten up. This is an important facet of our child protection protocols, designed to ensure only approved adults are on school property with your child. This means that parents need to say good-bye at the school gate and trust children to walk themselves into the appropriate playground to meet their friends.
Communication protocols are also important. We will always endeavour to communicate all matters which we believe you would want to know, in a timely fashion. We also rely on parents to communicate any matters to the class teacher, which may relate to the way your child functions in the classroom. Whether that relates to health, diagnosis of conditions which affect learning or just one-off family situations which may impact emotions or concentration levels, it is important to us because your child’s needs will vary accordingly.
It is not appropriate to be asking or informing a teacher in front of students about matters which are either private or sensitive, especially during class teaching time. Make an appointment to discuss such matters, or use written or phone communication methods. The school Grievance Policy outlines appropriate people to contact at various stages to address matters of concern.