Our school enjoys and relies on the commitment of a large number of volunteers who support a wide range of activities across all campuses and year levels. Volunteers can support school programmes by: -
- Working with students in small groups, or one to one.
- Organising electives or special activities.
- Supervising camps and excursions.
- Providing classroom support and assistance.
- Being involved in parent clubs and fundraising activities.
- Canteen duties and support services.
- Listening to reading
The YMCA run an out of School Hours Care programme is located on the Strathalbyn R-6 Campus during the term and in vacation time. This service can be accessed by students at all campuses and students who do not attend the Eastern Fleurieu School.
The service is available from 6.30 - 8.30 a.m. and from 3.30 - 6.30 p.m. every weekday to working parents or to provide respite or casual care.
A service is available from 6.30 a.m. through to 6.30 p.m. during school holidays or on Student Free Days.
Meals and snacks are included as appropriate to
The Principal and Governing Council share governance of the school.
Our schoolâ€™s Governing Council is comprised of elected parents of students attending the school, student representatives, 2 staff representatives and a community representative.
The object of the Council is to involve the school community in the governance of the school to strengthen and support public education in the community.
Governing Councilâ€™s role includes participating in strategic planning, policy determination, vision setting and accountability.
Each Campus has a Campus Advisory Committee (CAC) that is comprised of elected parents/care-givers of students from the particular campus. The CAC provides advice to the Heads of Campus about matters relevant to the education and welfare of students at the campus. Heads of Campus provide information about developments in the learning programs, curriculum, student welfare and campus facilities.
Roles of Campus Advisory Committees include:
The cost of providing the best possible educational service to all students of the Eastern Fleurieu School is significant. The Governing Council has identified priority areas for development such as high literacy standards, up to date teaching and learning, and information and communication technology. While these priorities are a focus, maintaining all areas of the curriculum and equipment and services must also be achieved. It is essential that the Materials & Services Charge is paid by all families to ensure that the School has the capacity to address both the priority areas as well as maintenance of programs and services.
At Eastern Fleurieu School we believe that the relationship between the learner and the teacher, and the partnership with parents and caregivers are central to the success of teaching and learning programmes.
These relationships need to be protected and actively fostered.
Occasionally a problem may occur which needs to be addressed effectively in order for the relationships to be maintained.
If a problem arises at school for your child: -
- Approach, phone or contact the classroom, home group or subject teacher involved as soon as possible to let them know about the issue. It may be necessary to make a time after school if the issue isinvolved or complicated. Follow up with the teacher involved is the most effective means of handling difficulties at school.
- Allow the teacher or staff member the time to follow up on the issue.
- If the issue remains unresolved you may make a time with Heads of Campus/Campus Coordinators at the R-6 campuses or the relevant Year Level manager at the 7-12 campus to further discuss the issue or Heads of Campus.
- Parents who are still unhappy with the outcomes may make an appointment to discuss the issue with the Principal.