Mount Pleasant Primary School

Values & Child Safety Standards

Mount Pleasant Primary School strives to provide a positive, safe and secure environment to maximise opportunities for all children. We believe in and promote high standards of behaviour based on cooperation, mutual respect, self-worth, self-discipline and shared responsibility.

The following values are seen as being central to the life of our school:

– Value and utilise each other’s personal qualities, abilities, strengths and ideas.
– Acknowledge and celebrate achievements.
– Act in a polite and courteous manner.
– Be active and responsive listeners.

– Aim for excellence.
– Accept the consequences of our actions.
– Acknowledge that everyone has the right to learn and feel safe.
– Be open to new ideas.

– Accept and provide constructive feedback with the aim to continually improve.
– Work in a spirit of trust, cooperation and genuine collaboration.
– Persist, even when it is difficult.
– Try hard to deal with challenging situations ourselves, but know how and when to get help.

These values provide a framework and whole school language for the development of all relationships within the school – students, teachers, parents and the wider community.

The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. As part of the
Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in our community, there is a new regulatory landscape surrounding  child safety, underpinned by the new PROTECT Child Safe Standards.

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.

To ensure the safety of students all school staff (principals, teachers, education support staff, allied health professionals, contractors, administrative staff and all other school staff) in all Victorian schools are required to take action if they suspect, or are witness to, any form of child abuse.

Our school has developed a number of policies and commitments to ensure the safety of all children attending our school. If you would like further information or would like to see our school policies and commitments please do not hesitate to contact us.

Child Protection & Safety Policy at Mount Pleasant Primary School