Melton Mail

30 November 2018
Issue Seven
Dates To Remember
Principal's Report
Assistant Principals' Report
Sub Schools
 MSC Information 
College News
Year 10 Catering
Careers/Pathways
Wellbeing
Child Safe
Alpine School
Excursion
ABCN
Library
ODE & Environmental Studies
Sport
Community
Melton Secondary College
03 9743 3322
Coburns Road
Melton, Victoria, 3337
AU

Dates To Remember

November

 

Friday 30 November

Year 11 last day

Year 8A, B, C, D & I - ACMI & Hachibe Restaurant

Year 12 Graduation Dinner - Luxor Receptions

 

December

Monday 3 to Friday 7 December

Year 11 (2019) Headstart VCE & VCAL

Thursday 6 to Friday 7 December

Year 9 ODE Surf Coast Camp

Friday 7 December

Year 10 last day

Tuesday 11 December

Year 7 (2019) Orientation Day

Thursday 13 December

Secondhand Book Sale (see MSC Information)

Wednesday 19 December

Awards Night - Tabcorp Park

Friday 21 December

Term 4 ends - 12:30 pm finish

 

January 2019

Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 January

Uniforms can be collected

Tuesday 29 January

Books can be collected

February 2019

Friday 1 February

Year 7 & 12 students commence school

Monday 4 February

Whole school commence school

 

Principal's Report

David Reynolds - College Principal

Senior Student Art Exhibition

Congratulations to senior Art students for the wonderful exhibition of their work on display on Thursday. It was great to speak to students about their work and to see the way that their creativity and thinking has progressed over the course of the year. We are especially proud that a number of our Year 12 Studio Art students have gained places in fashion, architecture and design courses for 2019. Well done to VCE Art teachers, Ms Leuenberger and Ms Panagenis for some very inspiring teaching.  

School Holiday Programs

As we approach the end of the school year, parents and students will be thinking of things for young people to do to entertain and occupy their time in January. Students recently had an insight into three fantastic holiday programs on offer. The Mushroom Group are running a rap music workshop from 14th - 25th January at the Melton Indoor Recreation Center. Rap artist Krown gave a taste of what is on offer at On Track with an impromptu performance to Year 7 & 8 students earlier this week. Melbourne Victory are running a five day soccer program from 16th January. The Western Bulldogs are running their GOAL mentoring program over the holidays. Learn more about this at http://www.westernbulldogs.com.au/news/2018-11-25/dogs-launch-goal. Finally, Melton City Council Youth Services are also running a summer holiday program. If you are interested in joining any of these programs and would like to learn more, please contact Robert Aduer or Jenny Buckle at the college on 9743 3322.

STARR Values in our Community

Melton Secondary College students are striving to be positive ambassadors for the school by demonstrating our STARR Values in the community. Areas which our students commonly visit like Woodgrove shopping center are excellent places for these values to be on display. Everyone appreciates it when young people are courteous and helpful. An example of this was when Ms Shefket and Ms Robinson-Conlon recently took their classes to Woodgrove to interview shoppers and received some wonderfully positive feedback. Of course appreciation goes both ways and MSC students have really appreciated donations received from Woolworths during this year that have gone towards our Health and PE program and from Bunnings who have supported our Hands on Learning program. Many of the retailers at Woodgrove also offer work placements and part time employment to MSC students. It is terrific when partnerships such as this give young people constructive  roles in their community which they can learn from.  We are also proud of our students when they show active and positive citizenship in this manner.

Assistant Principals' Report

100% Attendance

Congratulations to the students listed below who received a 100 percent attendance record for the year so far.  This highlights the dedication to their studies and their commitment to their own learning.  Well done!

 

ADHANOM, Eisay 07F

AGONEZ, Zoren 08F

AKOL, Manyiel 07E

ASAYHE, Mulu 11D

ASHRAF, Amelia 08A

BEUTEL, Noah 07F

BOLIKOKO, Ibwami 08G

BUDEL, Matt 09A

CAMILLERI VAILEA, Blossom 08G

CAMILLERI, Owen 09C

CAMILLERI-VAILEA, Alifeleti 07G

CARRANZA, Ruth 07B

COCHRANE, Ash 07C

CURIC, Brooke 08B

CURIC, Maddison07C

FONOTI, Leo 08G

HAMSALU, Betty 11E

HEATH, Aodhan 08A

HEATH, Ciara 07D

HLAWNCHING, Gabriel 08F

HLAWNCHING, Noami 10D

IVKOVIC, Jack 07D

KOLIANA, Nataly 07G

LAWRENCE, Hayden 11F

LOFOMBO, Simeone 07B

LYHYM, No May 09B

MADIT BIAR KUEK, Arok 10G

MANDAWE, Nachi 07B

MANISEKARAN, Lagshika 07D

MOHEB NOSAIR, Jonah 09G

MOO BLUTE PAH, Moo Blute Pah 09F

MULLINS, Ryan 12F

NASON, Kali 07D

NGUYEN, Vu 08C

NIYIMPAYE, Pacifique 07F

PAKINGAN, Riley 07A

PAR ZA DIM, Adim 09B

PATULLO, Shaeden 09E

PAULO, Fale 12F

PILI, Levea 07A

PILITATI, Edward 09B

SANGAR, Lovettee 11H

SHAHZAD, Shanza12G

Sub Schools

Middle Sub School

Bounce Program

Congratulations to the following students for graduating and completing the Bounce program. Students learnt many new skills and really enjoyed the program. They established new friendships and displayed the college values with pride.

Well done and congratulations!

Emily Hickey

Janet Chunga

Alunga Finau

Perpetua Wikacha

Jess Rastrick

Arleah Hunt

Paska Muhindo

Veronica Walokona

Kaylee Banner

Elaine Ah Soon

Tee Kemp

Tuhiwai Tahi

Martina Fouad

Ayen Mayar

 

Exams

Good luck and best wished to all Year 9 and 10 students with the upcoming exams. Please remember to be on time and in full school uniform. If you need a copy of your exam timetable please come to sub school.

 

 

 

Senior Sub School

The Senior Sub School would like to congratulate all Year 12s on completing their certificates and finishing with us at MSC. We hope that your time with us has prepared you for your next journey. Good luck as you venture off to Uni, TAFE, Apprenticeships, work, travel and all sorts of adventure. The Graduation Night on Nov 30th is sure to be a wonderful night of celebration. We are very proud of you all.

We look forward to guiding our 2019 cohort of Year 12s through another big year. VCE Students will have holiday homework to be completed before returning. VCAL student must ensure they are ready for their VET/SBA.

Finally, we welcome the 2019 Year 11 cohort to the Senior School. We look forward to beginning positively during Head Start and meeting high expectations in the New Year.

 MSC Information 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2019 

Second Hand Book Sale

The second hand book sale day is on Thursday 13th December 2018 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm in our learning Neighbourhood (H Block).

Parents are asked to organise their own stall and money float.

NO CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN FROM THE GENERAL OFFICE.

Below is a list of second hand books that may be sold for the 2019 school year.  Please read the attached lists carefully – do not sell or purchase books that are not listed.

Year 7 

Year 8 to 12

 

COMPLETED BOOKLISTS ARE TO BE RETURNED TO THE GENERAL OFFICE BEFORE FRIDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2018

Second-hand Uniform & Textbook Trading

The college is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell their second-hand textbooks, uniforms and other student resources.   

I am delighted to inform you of the school’s new initiative to provide parents with the ability to trade these second-hand items via the Sustainable School Shop website. www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au

 

Results from other schools have been excellent - families have enjoyed a very comprehensive and convenient method of buying and selling second-hand items.

 

The new service is very accessible, it preferences our school first and then provides access to buy and sell items with families attending other schools. Many schools use this service. Access to second-hand textbooks, uniforms, calculators, stationery, musical equipment, etc is available all year. 

For the best results:

  • Register on the Sustainable School Shop website and nominate the school
  • A subscription to the service will be provided to you
  • List your items for sale
  • List wanted ads for those items you are looking to buy
  • The school’s uniform and book lists are loaded into the system to make listing ads easy
  • The system matches the ads of buyers with sellers and notifies the buyer via email
  • Buyers contact sellers and arrange where and when to trade
  • Most trading will occur with other parents from our school
  • Parents are well supported via Sustainable School Shop’s telephone (0438 743 444) and email help lines
  • The system is simple and easy to use - If you don’t have a computer, internet access or an email address, please call the Sustainable School Shop for assistance
  • You can pre-arrange the transaction and then trade after the texts are not required.

 Melton Secondary College is providing this service so there is no cost for families. Each family that registers on the Sustainable School Shop will be given a subscription. We are very excited about this new initiative and we hope you will make the most of this opportunity and gain the benefit from recycling your children’s school items, while at the same time helping another family within our school community.

 

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop will be open on:

Monday 12th November                   3.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday 14th November           3.00pm – 6.00pm

Friday 16th November                       8.00am – 9.00am

                                                                    3.00pm – 5.00pm

Monday 19th November                   3.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday 21st November            3.00pm - 6.00pm

Friday 23rd November                      8.00am – 9.00am

                                                                     3.00pm - 5.00pm

Monday  26th November                  3.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday 28th November            3.00pm - 6.00pm

Friday 30th November                       8.00am – 9.00am

                                                                     3.00pm - 5.00pm

Monday 3rd December                      3.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday 5th December               3.00pm - 6.00pm

Friday 7th December                         8.00am – 9.00am

                                                                     3.00pm - 5.00pm

Monday 10th December                    3.00pm - 6.00pm

Tuesday 11th December                  8.00am – 12pm ORIENTATION DAY

Wednesday 12th December            3.00pm - 6.00pm

Friday 14th December                       8.00am – 9.00am

                                                                     3.00pm - 5.00pm

Collection for Uniform for 2019

Uniforms can be collected on the following days:

  • Tuesday 29th January 2019                            8.30am – 3.30pm  (H Block)
  • Wednesday 30th January 2019                     8.30am – 3.30pm  (H Block)

Collection for Books for 2019

Books can be collected on the following day:

  • Tuesday 29th January 2019                            8.00am – 5.00pm (H Block)

Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF)/State School Reflief and Parent Payment

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.  The allowance will be paid to the school to use toward expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities/sports uniform for the benefit of your child.

 

The annual CSEF amount per student will be: $225 for secondary school students.

 

How to Apply:

Contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from www.education.vic.gov.au/csef

Closing date: To be advised

 

State School Relief

Applicants applying for State School’s Relief must have a valid Health Care Card dated first day of the 2019 school year.

Assistance may be available if you are experiencing financial difficulties.

Please contact the Business Manager on 9743 3322.

 

Parent Payment

10% Discount if paid by the end of February 2019

Please see enclosed Parent Payment 2019 booklet.

Commencement of the School Year 2019

Year 7 students to commence school

Friday 1st February 2019

Attend Monday 4th February 2019

Year 12 students commence school

Friday 1st February 2019

Attend Monday 4th February 2019

 

Years 8,9,10 & 11 Students commence school

Monday 4th February 2019

General Office

Office hours:  8:15 am - 4:30 pm

 

Parents visiting the school or trying to make contact with their children must always make contact with the General Office first.

School Canteen

Students are able to order food for lunchtime before school and order food for recess at lunchtime. By ordering food at these times, it is guaranteed that food is available.

EFTPOS is now available for students to use.

 

Lost Property

Lost Property:

If your child has lost any items in school last year, please encourage them to check lost property located in sickbay during their breaks, before or after school.  

We highly recommend that all clothing is clearly labelled with your childs name. 

Locks:

All locks are supplied by the school. 

Non school locks will be removed from lockers.

Bike Cage:

Please encourage your child to lock his/her bike inside the bike cage and not outside.

INSURANCE

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE, AMBULANCE COVER AND PRIVATE PROPERTY BROUGHT TO SCHOOL

Parents and guardians are reminded that the Department of Education and Training (DET) does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents and guardians of students, who do not have student accident/insurance/ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance or transport as well as any other transport costs.  The DET cannot provide advice to parents or guardians on the purchase of individual student accident policy or ambulance cover.  Insurance policies can be purchased from commercial insurers.  Private property brought to school by students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage. This can include mobile phones, calculators, toys, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.  As the DET does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property, students and staff are discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school.

College News

Homework Club / Study Hall

To support Melton Secondary College’s vision of a flourishing learning community, achieving high levels of academic growth and bright futures for every student, we run a Homework Club and Study Hall Program after school.

Homework Club:

Homework Club is in the library on Mondays (3.10-4.30pm) and Wednesdays (2.30-4.00pm). Students who have incomplete homework or classwork may be asked by their teacher to attend Homework Club so that they can get additional support to catch up. Students are also welcome to attend Homework Club whenever they would like additional support with their school work.

 

Study Hall:

Study Hall is in T2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (3.30-4.30pm). Students who have not successfully completed important Assessment Tasks will be directed by their teacher to attend Study Hall. The teacher will notify the student of this and will attempt to notify you. If your child is enrolled in Study Hall you will be able to see this on Compass. We want every student to make strong academic progress and successful completion of assessment tasks is important for demonstrating this progress. If a student has not completed their assessment task and does not attend Study Hall, they will be issued with the consequence of an after school detention. If your child is unable to attend Study Hall due to other commitments, please make alternate arrangements with your child’s teacher, for the completion of the assessment task.

 

It has been great to see many students receive STARR awards for their focus, hard work and effort in the classroom so far this year. We look forward to continuing to celebrate this success and the academic progress of our students.

2019 ACE Program Applications

Round 2 Applications are now open for the 2019 (ACE) Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment Program at Melton Secondary College. This application round is for students who are currently in year 6 and wish to apply for a position in the 2019 year 7 ACE class.

The ACE Program is an exciting program which caters for the educational needs of advanced, gifted and talented learners. Classes in this program cover coursework at a faster pace and in a much more challenging learning environment. Curriculum Enrichment encourages the study of more complex and abstract concepts, with a greater emphasis on higher order thinking skills such as analysing, evaluating, creating, and recognizing relationships.

Applications are competed online and must be finalised by Tuesday 13th November. Students who have completed the application and paid the online $50 fee will sit the ACE test at Melton Secondary College on Thursday 22nd November. For full information on the application visit the Melton Secondary College website: http://www.meltonsc.vic.edu.au/the-ace-program

If you have any questions please contact the ACE Program Coordinator Mrs Laura Bramble.

Year 10 Catering

 

The Year 10 Catering class have been focusing on presentation and visual appeal of their dishes this term and were given two big challenges; the first was to cater for a fictitious wedding and the second to create a mini drip cake. The results were amazing, the students taking pride in their work and going above and beyond our expectations!

Michelle Sevenson and Sharon Cook

 

Careers/Pathways

From the Careers Room

Congratulations to the following students who have received awards at the 2018 Western Edge VET in Schools Awards Night held at Tabcorp Park on 20th November.

 

VET Excellence Award

Tyrone Doorgah – Yr 1 Horticulture

School VET Award

Ebony Carter – Cert III VCE VET Sport & Recreation

Outstanding Students:

Yr 1 Horticulture – Tyrone Doorgah

Yr 2 Automotive – Samuel Ushindi

Yr 2 Building – Paul Bridges

Yr 2 Creative Industries, Screen & Media – Declan Porter

Yr 2 Electrotechnology – Samuel Warren

Yr 2 Salon Assistant – Emily Reeve

Yr 2 Sport & Recreation – Ebony Carter

Yr 2 Sport & Recreation - Sydney Hayes

Most Improved students:

Yr 1 Electrotechnology – Mitchell Zaghet-Donaldson

Yr 1 Information Digital Media & Technology – Deo Nuon

Yr 1 Horticulture - Nathan Young

Yr 1 Plumbing – Jordan Vella

Yr 1 Salon Assistant – Pawanvir Manan

Yr 2 Building – Tovia Lualua

Yr 2 Salon Assistant – Caitlin Evans

Endeavour Awards

Yr 1 Creative Industries, Screen & Media – Kristiana Rodriguez

Yr 1 Horticulture – Adam Markovic

Yr 2 Electrotechnology – Brodie Medley

Yr 2 Salon Assistant – Paige Andrews

 

Melton Secondary College would also like to congratulate Jill Hennig from Jill’s Hair Design on receiving the Brimbank Melton LLLEN Employer Award. Jill’s Hair Design has regularly supported our students to complete Structured Work Placement and Work Experience at her salon to gain valuable industry and employability skills.

2019 Dates

 

Year 10 Work Experience: Monday 6th May – Friday 10th May

Students have received letters outlining the Work Experience program. Please contact the Careers room if family and friends can support your student with a work placement for 2019.

 

Year 11 VCAL Structure Work Placement: 11th June (Tuesday) to 21st June (Friday).

 

Wellbeing

Doctor's in Schools Program

Melton Secondary College is pleased to inform our college community that the Victorian Governments Doctors in Schools initiative will re-commenced at the start of Term 4. An adolescent health trained GP, Sonya Morrissey from Westcare Medical Centre will be available at our school each Thursday (9am-1pm) to provide medical advice and health care to our students. The GP will be supported by a nurse (Lea Smerdon) and the schools Wellbeing Team Member, Stacey James. Melton Secondary College students and their parents/guardians/carers will not incur any out-of-pocket expenses for consultations with the GP. Appointments will be made through the Student Wellbeing Team or by emailing [email protected]

 

The objectives of the program are to:

  • make primary health care more accessible to students
  • provide assistance to young people to identify and address any health problems early
  • aim to reduce the pressure on working parents and community-based GPs.

If you have any questions about this service, please don’t hesitate to contact Stacey James in the Wellbeing Team on 9743 3322 or [email protected]

Donations

Throughout 2018, the Wellbeing Team has been able to provide emergency uniform to students for numerous reasons. We have been able to provide this service due to the generous donations of 2nd hand uniform from our families. We would like to keep this going in 2019 so we are calling for donations of uniform that no longer fit and is in good condition.

We have also been provided with 2nd hand text books from families will continue to be used in 2019 by our students. We have been able to provide these to students who are unable to afford text books.

If you have any uniform items (in good condition) or text books (at will be current versions for 2019) that you would like to donate to the Wellbeing Team, please bring to the front office.

Wellbeing Brochure

 

State School Relief

If you require some support regarding school uniform, the Wellbeing Team is available to discuss available supports. State Schools Relief can provide vouchers towards the cost of uniform items. Please contact, Stacey James to discuss eligibility criteria. Please note that not all items are covered by State School Relief. Stacey will be able to provide you with more information.

 Please contact Stacey on 9743 3322 or [email protected]

INTERNET: Parent Tip Sheet

WHAT IS THE ATTRACTION?

The Internet has a myriad of attractions to young people. It is instantaneous, highly interactive and immensely private, which are highly prized attributes for most young people. It gives them access to their mates, music and media without leaving home. It has addictive qualities we know, but that does not mean that a young person should become a Net addict.

 

HOW SHOULD PARENTS REACT?

TREAT .COM RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES LIKE ANY OTHER:

Mocking their cyber friends and cyber activities can only drive them further into the cyber world of rebellion and further away from the real world.

 

IF THE CYBER WORLD IS THE REAL WORLD for your young person as he shuns most other activities as well as people it may be time to take some action or even get some help.

 

INVOLVE YOURSELF IN THEIR CYBER ACTIVITIES, much as you would any other type of activity. Take the time to find out what they are doing and what they get from the activities.

 

NEGOTIATE ONLINE TIME ALLOCATIONS and share time online with other interested siblings. Locate the computer connected to the Internet in a public place at home so that you are accessible and also so sharing can occur.

 

ASK YOUR YOUNG PERSON WHAT A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME MAY BE ONLINE. If they violate that limit then ask them if they have a problem. Let them think it over for a time. Perhaps you can bargain real time activities in exchange for time online.

 

OFFER OFFLINE ALTERNATIVES TO ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION. Remind them that there are offline alternatives, even if they do not use them all the time.

 

This is a Short Message from your Melton SC Welfare Team. If you have any issues regarding this and are unsure where to turn, please make an appointment with the school welfare team. Thanks, Nathanael.

 

Child Safe

GET THE FACTS

As adults we all play a critical role to protect children from harm. 

As a parent or carer you have the primary responsibility for protecting and caring for your own children and supporting them to build relationships that are safe and respectful.

You also play a critical role in identifying and responding to suspected abuse within the community. In fact it may amount to a criminal offence if you fail to report suspected sexual child abuse.

 

REPORTING ABUSE

What should I do if I suspect that my child has been abused?

If you believe that your child has been abused, or is at risk of being abused contact Victoria Police immediately via the local police station or on 000 if it’s an emergency.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF SUSPECT THAT ANOTHER CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

If you suspect that a child has been abused, or is at risk of abuse (such as physical abuse, family violence or neglect) you should report immediately to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Child Protection (see contact detail at the end of this fact sheet)

  • If you suspect that a child has been sexually abused, you must also report your concerns to the Victoria Police. You may be committing a criminal offence if you fail to do so.
  • You should report even if you’re not sure. It is the role of authorities to investigate your concerns and determine if any further action needs to be taken.
  • Parent and carers are also often in a position to protect the friends of their children. This is because children are most likely to disclose their experiences of abuse to their peers, who in turn may share this with their own parents and carers. 
  • If your child talks to you about their friend, and you suspect that the child is being abused or is at risk of being abused, you should act. You may be the only adult in a position to act and your response may be critical in protecting that child’s safety.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT THAT A CHILD IS BEING ABUSED AND AUTHORITIES HAVE PREVIOUSLY INVESTIGATED AND DISMISSED MY REPORT?

If you have new grounds for believing that a child is being abused, you should make another report to DHHS Child Protection or Victoria Police. Every report is critical to protecting a child as it builds evidence and helps authorities to gain a clearer understanding of risks to the child.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CHILD IF SOMEONE AT THE SCHOOL SUSPECTS THAT MY CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

All staff members at your child’s school are required to report suspected child abuse to DHHS Child Protection and, in some circumstances, to Victoria Police.

 

Your child’s school will contact you as soon as possible, unless they have been advised not to do so by DHHS Child Protection and/or Victoria Police.

 

Where appropriate the school will work with you to ensure that your child is provided with support, which may include referring them to wellbeing professionals.

 

WHEN IS IT A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO NOT REPORT SUSPECT ABUSE?

Any adult may face criminal charges if they believe that another adult has committed a sexual offence against a child under 16 years of age and does not report this information to the police.

 

FACTS ON CHILD ABUSE

WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE? 

Child abuse:

  • can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, grooming, emotional or physiological harm, neglect or family violence
  • does not have to involve physical contact or force (eg, child sexual abuse can include talking to a child in a sexually explicit way)
  • can be committed by any member of the community, including someone within a child’s family or someone within the school setting.

 

The trauma associated with child abuse can significantly impact upon the wellbeing and development of a child. This is why it is critical that we all respond immediately to any form of suspected abuse.

 

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT A CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

There are a range of physical and behavioural indicators of child abuse. 

Most importantly you should act if you notice anything that causes you to form a reasonable belief that a child has been, or is at risk of being abused, including (but not limited to):

  • a change in a child’s behaviour (e.g. withdrawal, regressive behaviour, or non-age appropriate sexual behaviours)
  • physical indicators of abuse (e.g. unexplained bruises, welts, signs of malnutrition)
  • an inappropriate relationship between an adult and a child (e.g. inappropriate physical contact, unexplained gifts or phone/email contact).

THE SCHOOL’S ROLE

HOW MUST SCHOOLS RESPOND TO SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE?

All staff in Victorian schools are obligated to respond to any incident or suspicion of child abuse as outlined below: 

 

       1.  Respond to the emergency

              Address any immediate health and safety needs (eg. administer    

              first aid or contact emergency services).

 

       2.  Inform authorities

              Report any reasonable belief that a child has been, or is at risk of

              being abused to the DHHS Child Protection or Victoria Police.

 

       3.  Contact parents/carers when appropriate

              Contact parents/carers once authorities advise that it is safe and

              appropriate to do so.

 

             Ideally parents/carers will play a central role in providing support

             for their children, however schools will be instructed not to      

             contact parents/carers in circumstances where this may impede

             an investigation or place the child at greater risk.

 

       4.  Provide ongoing support for all children impacted by the

             abuse

             Provide appropriate support for all children impacted by abuse.

             This will likely include ongoing counselling from professionals.

             The child’s ongoing support will be documented in a Student

             Support Plan.

 

These actions are outlined in further detail in Identifying and Responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools.

 

ARE THE STAFF AT MY CHILD'S SCHOOL REQUIRED TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE?

Yes – all staff at your child’s school are required by law to report any reasonable belief that a child has been abused, or is at risk of abuse.

 

In some circumstances, it may be a criminal offence for school staff to fail to report child abuse to the authorities.

 

PROTECTING MY CHILD

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP EDUCATE AND PROTECT MY CHILD FROM ABUSE?

Have a chat to your child and make sure that he or she knows that no one is allowed to threaten, hurt or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable.

 

Every relationship should be respectful and no one should behave in a way that makes them feel unsafe or afraid.

 

Your child’s school will also be supporting your child in learning about their rights to be safe and respected. Victorian government schools are teaching the Respectful Relationships program which promotes positive attitudes and behaviours and is aimed at preventing family violence. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I TALK ABOUT WHEN I EXPLAIN SAFETY TO MY CHILD?

There are some things you can do at home to build your child’s understanding of safe and respectful relationships including:

  • talking openly with your child about their feelings and relationships
  • being sure that they understand you will listen and act if they are concerns about how anyone is treating them
  • using the correct names for body parts and having age-appropriate  conversations about touching and sexual activity
  • letting your child know that adults should never harm or act in a sexual way with any child.

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE OUTSIDE OF THE HOME OR SCHOOL 

You play a critical role in ensuring that your children are spending time in safe places.

In Victoria all people who are working with your children such as coaches and music teachers need to have a current Working With Children Check.

You may like to check that any staff and volunteers spending time with your child after school hours and on weekend have a valid Working With Children Check. 

If you think that you may need some help to keep your children safe from harm and support their healthy development, it is important you find some help. Visit the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel for information on seeking support: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/parenting-support-to-help-prevent-abuse

 

24 Hour Services

Victoria Police                                                                                             000

Department of Health and Human Services                                  131 278

Child Protection                                                                                           

GET THE FACTS

As adults we all play a critical role to protect children from harm. 

As a parent or carer you have the primary responsibility for protecting and caring for your own children and supporting them to build relationships that are safe and respectful.

You also play a critical role in identifying and responding to suspected abuse within the community. In fact it may amount to a criminal offence if you fail to report suspected sexual child abuse.

 

REPORTING ABUSE

What should I do if I suspect that my child has been abused?

If you believe that your child has been abused, or is at risk of being abused contact Victoria Police immediately via the local police station or on 000 if it’s an emergency.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF SUSPECT THAT ANOTHER CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

If you suspect that a child has been abused, or is at risk of abuse (such as physical abuse, family violence or neglect) you should report immediately to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Child Protection (see contact detail at the end of this fact sheet)

  • If you suspect that a child has been sexually abused, you must also report your concerns to the Victoria Police. You may be committing a criminal offence if you fail to do so.
  • You should report even if you’re not sure. It is the role of authorities to investigate your concerns and determine if any further action needs to be taken.
  • Parent and carers are also often in a position to protect the friends of their children. This is because children are most likely to disclose their experiences of abuse to their peers, who in turn may share this with their own parents and carers. 
  • If your child talks to you about their friend, and you suspect that the child is being abused or is at risk of being abused, you should act. You may be the only adult in a position to act and your response may be critical in protecting that child’s safety.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT THAT A CHILD IS BEING ABUSED AND AUTHORITIES HAVE PREVIOUSLY INVESTIGATED AND DISMISSED MY REPORT?

If you have new grounds for believing that a child is being abused, you should make another report to DHHS Child Protection or Victoria Police. Every report is critical to protecting a child as it builds evidence and helps authorities to gain a clearer understanding of risks to the child.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CHILD IF SOMEONE AT THE SCHOOL SUSPECTS THAT MY CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

All staff members at your child’s school are required to report suspected child abuse to DHHS Child Protection and, in some circumstances, to Victoria Police.

 

Your child’s school will contact you as soon as possible, unless they have been advised not to do so by DHHS Child Protection and/or Victoria Police.

 

Where appropriate the school will work with you to ensure that your child is provided with support, which may include referring them to wellbeing professionals.

 

WHEN IS IT A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO NOT REPORT SUSPECT ABUSE?

Any adult may face criminal charges if they believe that another adult has committed a sexual offence against a child under 16 years of age and does not report this information to the police.

 

FACTS ON CHILD ABUSE

WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE? 

Child abuse:

  • can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, grooming, emotional or physiological harm, neglect or family violence
  • does not have to involve physical contact or force (eg, child sexual abuse can include talking to a child in a sexually explicit way)
  • can be committed by any member of the community, including someone within a child’s family or someone within the school setting.

 

The trauma associated with child abuse can significantly impact upon the wellbeing and development of a child. This is why it is critical that we all respond immediately to any form of suspected abuse.

 

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT A CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

There are a range of physical and behavioural indicators of child abuse. 

Most importantly you should act if you notice anything that causes you to form a reasonable belief that a child has been, or is at risk of being abused, including (but not limited to):

  • a change in a child’s behaviour (e.g. withdrawal, regressive behaviour, or non-age appropriate sexual behaviours)
  • physical indicators of abuse (e.g. unexplained bruises, welts, signs of malnutrition)
  • an inappropriate relationship between an adult and a child (e.g. inappropriate physical contact, unexplained gifts or phone/email contact).

THE SCHOOL’S ROLE

HOW MUST SCHOOLS RESPOND TO SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE?

All staff in Victorian schools are obligated to respond to any incident or suspicion of child abuse as outlined below: 

 

       1.  Respond to the emergency

              Address any immediate health and safety needs (eg. administer    

              first aid or contact emergency services).

 

       2.  Inform authorities

              Report any reasonable belief that a child has been, or is at risk of

              being abused to the DHHS Child Protection or Victoria Police.

 

       3.  Contact parents/carers when appropriate.

              Contact parents/carers once authorities advise that it is safe and

              appropriate to do so.

 

             Ideally parents/carers will play a central role in providing support

             for their children, however schools will be instructed not to      

             contact parents/carers in circumstances where this may impede

             an investigation or place the child at greater risk.

 

       4.  Provide ongoing support for all children impacted by the

             abuse.

             Provide appropriate support for all children impacted by abuse.

             This will likely include ongoing counselling from professionals.

             The child’s ongoing support will be documented in a Student

             Support Plan.

 

These actions are outlined in further detail in Identifying and Responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools.

 

ARE THE STAFF AT MY CHILD'S SCHOOL REQUIRED TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE?

Yes – all staff at your child’s school are required by law to report any reasonable belief that a child has been abused, or is at risk of abuse.

 

In some circumstances, it may be a criminal offence for school staff to fail to report child abuse to the authorities.

 

PROTECTING MY CHILD

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP EDUCATE AND PROTECT MY CHILD FROM ABUSE?

Have a chat to your child and make sure that he or she knows that no one is allowed to threaten, hurt or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable.

 

Every relationship should be respectful and no one should behave in a way that makes them feel unsafe or afraid.

 

Your child’s school will also be supporting your child in learning about their rights to be safe and respected. Victorian government schools are teaching the Respectful Relationships program which promotes positive attitudes and behaviours and is aimed at preventing family violence. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I TALK ABOUT WHEN I EXPLAIN SAFETY TO MY CHILD?

There are some things you can do at home to build your child’s understanding of safe and respectful relationships including:

  • talking openly with your child about their feelings and relationships
  • being sure that they understand you will listen and act if they are concerns about how anyone is treating them
  • using the correct names for body parts and having age-appropriate  conversations about touching and sexual activity
  • letting your child know that adults should never harm or act in a sexual way with any child.

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE OUTSIDE OF THE HOME OR SCHOOL 

You play a critical role in ensuring that your children are spending time in safe places.

In Victoria all people who are working with your children such as coaches and music teachers need to have a current Working With Children Check.

You may like to check that any staff and volunteers spending time with your child after school hours and on weekend have a valid Working With Children Check. 

If you think that you may need some help to keep your children safe from harm and support their healthy development, it is important you find some help. Visit the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel for information on seeking support: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/parenting-support-to-help-prevent-abuse

 

24 Hour Services

Victoria Police                                                                                             000

Department of Health and Human Services                                  13 12 78

Child Protection                                                                                        

GET THE FACTS 

This fact sheet has been designed to give you the facts about child abuse.  It includes advice on what to do if you have been abused, are being abused, or at risk of being abused. This fact sheet also provides you with advice if you know someone who has been abused, or is at risk of being abused.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS? 

  • Everyone has the right to feel safe and be protected from abuse.
  • No one is allowed to threaten you, hurt you, or touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or afraid.
  • This includes all adults, other teenagers and children – it includes everyone from family members, coaches, teachers, to friends and strangers.
  • Every relationship should be respectful.
  • No one should ever involve you in sexual activity without your consent, and no one should behave in a way that makes you feel unsafe or afraid.
  • You don’t have to deal with abuse on your own. Talk to a trusted adult.  Teachers and other adults at your school can support you to get help.

WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE?  

  • Child abuse includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological harm, neglect, and family violence.
  • Child abuse can also include grooming. This is behaviour where an adult tries to establish a relationship or other emotional connection with a child, to prepare them for a sexual relationship. 
  • Child abuse does not have to involve physical contact or force. It can include:
    • controlling a child through threats
    • exposing a child to sexual material and sexual acts
    • exposing a child to family violence
  • Child abuse can be led by any member of a community or a family member. Abuse can impact anyone and it is never the victim’s fault.

For more information on sexual abuse and sexual assault visit Youth Central:   http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/know-your-rights/sexual-assault .

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE BEEN ABUSED OR FELL UNSAFE? 

  • You should talk to an adult you trust.
  • If you have been abused, or feel unsafe or threatened in any way you don’t have to deal with this on your own. 
  • Abuse is never your fault and you should tell a trusted adult so you can get the help and support you need to feel safe and protected. Talking to someone won’t get you in trouble.
  • You can tell a teacher or any adult at your school.  They will be able to help you.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK SOMEONE I KNOW HAS BEEN ABUSED OR IS UNSAFE?

  • You should talk to an adult you trust.  Any staff member at your school will be able to help.
  • You can also help your friend by encouraging them to tell a trusted adult.

WHAT IF MY FRIEND DOESN'T WANT TO TELL AN ADULT? 

  • You should still tell an adult you trust on your friend’s behalf. 
  • Even if your friend has specifically asked you not to tell an adult, you still should. It is more important to make sure that your friend is helped and feels protected.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TELL AN ADULT AT THE SCHOOL THAT I FEEL UNSAFE, OR THAT I KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS UNSAFE? 

  • You will be helped.
  • Teachers and other adults at your school must listen to your concerns and help you.
  • The information will not be shared with the person who is making you feeling unsafe.
  • Information will only be shared with people who can support and protect you.
  • In some cases the people helping you are required by law to tell the police, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Child Protection services and/or your family to prevent any further abuse, or risk of abuse.

WHAT IF I DON'T FEEL LIKE I CAN TALK TO ANYONE AT MY SCHOOL? 

  • You should still find a trusted adult to talk to.
  • Abuse or feeling uncomfortable is too big to deal with on your own. 

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO CAN SUPPORT YOU TO FEEL SAFE AND PROTECTED. YOU CAN:

  • visit eHeadspace (which provides an online and a 9am-1am telephone support service) www.eheadspace.org.au  or 1800 650 850
  • call KidsHelp Line on 1800 55 1800 or visit for 24 hour support
  • call or visit your local police station or call 000.
  • Talk to your doctor, psychologist, social worker, welfare officer, or another trusted adult.

Alpine School

This term, 5 of our year 9 students – Kayley Crees, Kyamah Justice, Paula Niyibibiona, Eddi Dhourjang and Barec Akol – have been studying at the Alpine School for Student Leadership in Dinner Plain, Victoria. After taking the five hour drive to get there, they have been spending the last five weeks skiing, hiking, riding bikes and learning! Some of the students have written a short letter talking about their time away so far:

The Alpine School has been a roller coaster, to say the least. I had pretty terrible homesickness, itchy leech bites, amazing new friends, split open knees, an aching body from expo but I am so grateful to be here. This has definitely been the best experience of my life, and I will definitely cherish the 9 weeks that I attend school here in Dinner Plain… I love it here, I wish I could never leave, but I also miss being in Melton and being around my family and friends... I’m learning so much about myself here and it’s an understatement to say that I’m over the moon about not having a math class. My experience here would be so different if I hadn’t become friends with the people I now call my best friends.

Kayley Crees

So far I’ve had an amazing time here at the SSL. One of the challenges for me has been being away from my family and friends for such a long time. The biggest challenge was expo one, but it was also one of my successes. The walk was extremely tiring and the massive pack on my bag didn’t make it much better. I was tired for most of it, especially on the second day. I had a massive steep hill to climb up and I was so tired I didn’t want to walk, but I had to keep going so we could get to the top. Once we got to the top, we saw where we had walked from and that’s when I realised what we had achieved, which is why I think it was also one of my biggest successes here. Another success for me is settling in the way I have. It didn’t take me that much time to make new friends and settle in which is the exact opposite to what I had expected. I was able to get used to the daily routine quickly and the environment in the school. I think whilst being here I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone a lot. I try new foods that I usually wouldn’t and also try new activities even if I’m not confident, which I’m very proud of.

Kyamah Justice

 

My journey at Alpine School so far has been quite amazing, in the last 5 weeks I’ve gotten to know and met some great people here at the Alpine School. In this past few weeks that have passed so far I have gotten to learn so much and do things that I thought I wouldn’t have the opportunity in my life time. Having all this classes that we have here it is pretty cool because it challenges me and it show me that I’m more capable of doing so much that I think I can. The type of class that I’m talking about are questions and possibilities, decision making, meta-cognition and social awareness. Being able to have all these classes has enabled me to think in many different ways and challenged me to use my knowledge that I already have.

Paula Niyibibona

Excursion

Voice for Change Student Excursion

Some students were invited to attended a program run by Voice For Change. Voice For Change is a community-focused initiative by the Mushroom Group aimed to inspire young people to follow their dreams and ambition. This program is supported by the Department of Education for schools in the South Western Region of Victoria. The program teaches song and poem writing as a way of instilling creativity and talent in young people.  We thank our very own Music teacher Mr. Whitmore who supported and guided our students.

Year 9 students from Left to Right: Beatrice Dawo, Bakita Kuot, Jennifer Bagula, Agnes Syombua, and their Music Teacher Mr. Andrew Whitmore.

 

Summer School Holiday Program - 2019, Supported By Department of Education And Melton Council.

Mushroom Record Team will be running a School Holiday program known as On Track with following dates and times: 

  • Week 1: Mon – Fri, 14th – 19th of January 2019, from: 10am – 3.30pm every day
  • Week 2: Mon – Fri, 21th – 25th January 2019, from 10am – 3.30pm every day

Venue: Melton Recreational Centre, Coburn Road, Melton, Vic 3337

 

 

Parent Engagement Forum

Through the Refugee Education Support Program (RESP), a joint initiative with Foundation House and Centre for Multicultural and Youth (CMY), programs from SPECTRUM are currently being delivered.

 

Spectrum Family Services are engaging and discussing issues around settlement and intergenerational gaps.  Melton Secondary College Pathways team co-facilitated the first session. The weekly sessions will conclude on the 19th of December.  Dialogue and feedback on how children are tracking in education settings and in the broader communities are crucial.

Picture 1: The Spectrum facilitators standing from the left: Amona Hassab, and Eliza Dor, who is an alumni at Melton Secondary College.

Picture 2: Malaz Dewanyang, Mentor at MSC, Eliza Dor, Spectrum Facilitator and a former alumni student at MSC, Joel Musa, Spectrum Facilitator, Alexander Dentener, Spectrum Family Services Coordinator, Maria Hassan, Pathways Coordinator, Mona Hassab, Spectrum Facilitator, and Wilma Madut, Mentor at MSC

ABCN

ABCN Entrepreneurs Unearthed Program

Dominique Dee Jones and Rhina Canlas just received a High Commendation and $250 cash prize from the Foundation for Young Australians for establishing and running an innovative $20 Boss business. As part of a project in Year 11 Business Management, students were provided a $20 loan from NAB to start and run a business. Dominique and Rhina started an online business named ‘Buy from our Closet’ that sold pre-loved fashion clothing to teenagers. The business operated solely online, marketing through Instagram and its website. The business was overwhelmed by orders from all over Australia and generated a profit of almost $1000 during its operation.

 

 

 

Library

Loving the Library @ MSC

Hi Everyone,

This week we hosted visitors from the State Library Research room Project, Audience Engagement. They are working to redesign the Ergo website, re: information and digital literacy skills which we encourage students to use whilst doing research.  A huge thanks to the students and staff that actively assisted in providing information about research skills that are currently used by individuals and the educators at our school.  We hope we have made a valuable contribution to important research that will benefit our students and staff in the future.

We believe that reading is not just something that is schoolwork. The Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria promotes reading as an active, pleasurable and essential activity for all young people. Inside a Dog is a project of the Centre for Youth Literature.  The website promotes young adult literature, highlighting Australian writers and their work and welcomes the views of readers, including reviews, opinion, discussion, competition entries, and feedback.

The website will help students find great reads, share reviews of books they love or hate, discuss book news and hot topics in the news blog and forums and gain insight into an authors’ thoughts about writing and reading with the Writer in Residence blog.

https://insideadog.com.au/news/

We would like to encourage all students to have a look at the website.

The MSC library is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm. Recess and lunchtime are for schoolwork, study or independent reading.  Students may borrow 4 books on a fortnightly basis and are able to re-borrow if required. Please pop in to say hi or have a look.

 

ODE & Environmental Studies

Our Year 10 Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies class has now come to the end of their studies for 2018. The year has seen us venture across the state, participating in various hikes, camps, sailing and orienteering excursions.

 

Our final trip for the year was to Apollo Bay, where we started the Great Ocean Walk. Our students hiked 25km over two days, with an overnight camp by the water at Blanket Bay.

All of our students faced physical challenges, some steep climbs and quite a lot of mud! Nonetheless, everybody successfully completed the trip, experienced a range of new environments and spent some time in some truly stunning landscapes.

 

Many of our students are continuing with Outdoor Education next year, through either the VCE or VCAL pathways, and we wish them all the best with their future studies, experiences and excursions!

Sport

Sport Highlights

Congratulation to our Sport leaders for 2019.

 

 

Sport Results

Rugby

Victorian State Final - NRL Rugby 9’S- Junior Boys
Game 1 - Lost to The Grange 4-20.
Game 2 - def Alamanda 12-8
Semi Final - v hot favourites and very imposing Mt Ridley. We tied the game and scored a try in extra time to win 16-12. Very high standard game and the crowd (and players) went right off at the incredible finish and how the last try was scored with us working extremely hard via multiple attempts to get the ball through their wall and over the line.
State Grand Final - v The GRANGE. We worked hard but basically played out final in the semi. We improved the earlier result to go down 16-8. Really proud of our boys effort especially as 10 of the 15 players are bottom age and can go again next year in this age group.

Tennis

Western Region Finals – Y8 boys/mixed team

  • def Northern Bay 4-2
  • def Keilor Downs 5-1
  • lost to Footscray City 1-5

Volleyball

Western Region Finals – Yr 8 Boys

  • def Sirius College 2-0
  • def Gilson College 2-0
  • def Alamanda College 2-1
  • Lost the final to Maribyrnong      17-21, 21-14, 13-15

Cricket

Western Region Finals - Yr 8 Girls

Game 1 – Melton 128  def Bayside SC (Altona Campus ) 53

Game 2  - Melton 139 def Good News Lutheran College 86

Game 3 – Melton 104 lost to Surfcoast College 130 (we were in a winning position with 9 balls left to be bowled but we lost 4 wickets and did not score off these last 9 balls. This loss cost us a place in the State finals.

The game is like indoor cricket where you bat in pairs for 2 overs and you lose 5 runs for every wicket that goes out.

New Rugby Coaching Program

Term 4 Rugby Training Squad – Yr 8, 9 & 10 Boys and Girls

We have started a Rugby Training Squad to train every Thursday afterschool (3:20pm to 4:20pm). This will include specific rugby fitness training and game activities and will relate to League, Union and Touch versions of the game. Sessions will ran by Mr Oswald, Mr Taylor and/or Mr Condon.

New Basketball Training Sessions

Term 4 Basketball Training Squad – Yr 7 Boys and Girls

We have started a Basketball Training Squad to train every Thursday afterschool (3:20pm to 4:00pm).

 

Sports Excursion - Changes to Pre Excursion Arrangements 2019

  • The trial period re the change to sport excursion arrangements has now STOPPED.
  • Simple rule – if you have not returned your consent form and paid your money by 4.45 the DAY BEFORE the excursion then YOU ARE NOT GOING unless you have approval and notified Mr. Darcy of any problem.
  • We have had enough of lost forms/forgetting/didn’t know/changed mind etc etc.
  • Students need to develop time and organisation habits.
  • We have given students 2 terms grace to develop habits regarding this and we have been very tolerant but this puts extra stress on the office staff and the organisers.

Melton SC Sport Facebook page

We have a facebook page dedicated to our Interschool Sport and the Athlete Development Program (ADP) participants. Please have a look and ‘like” us to keep up to date with the many outstanding achievements by our students in sport. The page name is - Melton Secondary College - Sport/Sport Specialism.

Melton Secondary College - Sport/Sport Specialism)

General Information 

  1. REBEL SPORTS – Melton SC is registered in the community kickbacks program with Rebel Sports in Woodgrove. Every time you make a purchase just mention our school and we will receive 5% of the purchase amount. If you join online you will receive a loyalty and receive discounts etc as well as already having registered our school as your preferred community kickback.

 

Sport Dates

2019

Friday 22 Feb – House Swimming Carnival – Melton Waves

Tuesday 5 March – Western Ranges Swimming Carnival - Melton Waves

Thursday 4 April – Western Region Swimming Carnival in Geelong

Friday 26 April – House Athletics Carnival in Melton.

Community

 

 

 

Melton Mail
School Captain - Dylan Millard
School Sport Captain - Ebony Carter
School Sport Captain - Dylan Millard
Second hand books Year 7 2019.pdf
Second hand books Year 8 to12 2019.pdf
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Schools Books_Uniforms subscription support.pdf
Doctors In Schools Factsheet.pdf
Welbeing Brochure.pdf