On 26 November 2015, the Victorian Parliament passed the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Bill 2015 to introduce seven child safe standards (the Standards) into law and is known as Ministerial Order No. 870. The Standards apply to all organisations involved in child-related work in Victoria. At Templeton Primary School, the main focus of our care and decision making is the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.
We support and respect all children as well as our staff, volunteers and wider community
We have zero tolerance of child abuse
We are committed to providing a child safe environment
We are committed to the cultural safety of Indigenous children
We are committed to the cultural safety of children from diverse backgrounds
We are committed to providing a safe environment for children with a disability
We want all children at this school to be safe, happy and empowered
Click on the links to the Child Safe Standards at Templeton
Standard 1 - Culture of Child Safety
Core Values and Principles of Child Safety
Templeton Primary School utilises the Code of Conduct, Community Conduct Policy and Templeton Values as the basis of shared expectations within the school community.
We have a responsibility to provide an educational environment that ensures that all students are valued and cared for, feel they are part of the school, and can engage effectively in their learning and experience success. The school’s Values Program outlines shared beliefs in our community to develop a safe, productive and happy school. Templeton Primary is a school that is marked by respect, co-operation, commitment, achievement and care.
Standard 2 - Child Safe Policy
Standard 3 - Community Conduct
Standard 4 - Screening, Supervision and Training
Standard 5 - Mandatory Reporting
Standard 6 - Risk Management
It is requested that families wishing to enrol their children contact Templeton to make an appointment to meet with the Principal. If appropriate please bring a passport for visa identification.
Prep enrolments are open to all students who turn 5 years by 30th April of the commencing year. Enrolments close on 15th June each year and places are allocated in the following order:
- Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school
- Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school
- All other students
Templeton Primary School was granted an enrolment restriction by the Department of Education and Training in 2014 due to site capacity issues.
An official department map identifying the designated neighbourhood zone is presented for your clarification. On the right is a wider view of our zone, with our neighbouring schools Regency Park, Wantirna, Knox Central, Knox Gardens and Wantirna South.
Our Sick Bay is located near the General Office and run by our First Aid Officer Nicole Cross. Nicole has been at Templeton for 9 years, looking after hundreds of sick and injured students. Please find below some medical forms for download if your child experiences anaphylaxis, asthma or other allergic reactions. There is also a Medical Consent form for administering medication. All of these forms are readily available at the General Office.
The Transition Program at Templeton Primary School has been established over 15 years. Our program is continually evolving, keeping abreast with current practices in early childhood education.
The Transition program, for children moving from Preschool/Childcare to Primary School, is created and designed to include a range of activities that support children and families to become familiar and comfortable with the new environment, the teachers and experiences of school. Our aim is to provide your child with the support needed to ensure a confident beginning and seamless transition into Primary School.
Templeton’s program, known as “Ready, Set, Go”, includes 10 sessions for children enrolled for the coming year, to visit the school and participate in a variety of activities.
Experiences include play based activities in the Prep Centre, Perceptual Motor Program, visits to the Library and Performing Arts room and outdoor play.
Our Program also includes five information sessions for parents. These sessions provide information about your child’s transition to school and programs offered at Templeton, while giving you the opportunity to meet other parents and have questions answered.
The children who take part in our Transition Program, become more confident and excited about starting school. Our aim is to provide the support your child needs to achieve his or her full potential.
The transition to Year 7 begins in Grade 5 at Templeton. Parents are encouraged to visit the local schools throughout Grade 5 to reach an informed decision regarding the appropriate secondary school for your child.
Our Grade 5 students attend transition sessions at Wantirna Secondary College in Semester 2, experiencing a secondary school environment for the first time.
The department transition timeline begins in Term 1 of Grade 6. Throughout the year, our Grade 6 Team actively prepares the students for secondary school, through increased independence, use of diary, musical, excursions and camp.
The Grade 6 Team conducts a Transition Information Night to assist parents with the process, and parents are encouraged to contact their classroom teacher if you have any concerns or questions.
Click on the Department link above to access more information about the transition process. There are also some links below to our local secondary schools.