Policies & Annual Report

School policies

In Victoria, all schools must meet the minimum standards for school registration. The minimum standards provide a foundation for quality schools through:

  • good governance
  • strong financial management
  • effective curriculum
  • sound teaching practices
  • safe environments for children.

The following policies support us in these aims and in meeting the minimum standards.

Good governance and strong financial management

Effective curriculum and sound teaching practices

Safe environments for children

Student Accident Insurance

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 their injured child, including the cost of ambulance attendance or transport as well as any other transport costs.

Private property brought to school by students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department of Education and Training and Drouin West Primary School 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 Department of Education and Drouin West Primary School do 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 should be discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school.

Parent payments

Under the Department of Education and Training’s Parent Payments Policy, Victorian government schools are required to provide transparent information to their school community on voluntary parent/carer contributions.

The following documents outline the voluntary parent/carer contributions at our school:

What is School Council?

School Council is the legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of a school. It is the major governing body of the school that, within DET guidelines, decides the future directions for the school and oversees the school’s operation. At Drouin West Primary School, we have an active and enthusiastic School Council that typically meets every third Tuesday of the month.

More information on joining or participating in a school council can be found here. 

View the 2020 Annual report