TRANSITION INTO ZEERUST FOR CHILDREN COMMENCING FOUNDATION IN THE NEW YEAR
We offer extensive transition with at least six days including the statewide transition day. We also visit the kindergartens where the new students are coming from.
RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
Our child safe risk management strategy is here.
Regular attendance is one of the major factors contributing to student wellbeing and success at school. Parents have a responsibility to ensure that their children attend school regularly and are only absent if ill or if it is absolutely necessary. If your child is away from school at any time, a brief note or phone call is required. Advance warning about extended absences would be appreciated.
Eligibility for bus travel is determined under departmental guidelines. See here. This will take you off site to the DEECD webpage. There is a daily school bus route, which is coordinated by Tallygaroopna Primary School.
Tallygaroopna Zeerust PS bus run route
Revised Bus Run Tallygaroopna timings
Please consult the Principal of Zeerust PS for more details.
BUSSING IN 2021
Free travel on our school bus is only available to new Zeerust students if we are their closest school 'as the crow flies'. A grandfather clause applies where current travellers are unaffected.
We share a bus with Tallygaroopna, and if it was your closest school, then you will be entitled to free travel to them, but not to us, even though the bus route passes our school first.
You must live more than 4.8 km from the school to be entitled to travel on an available school bus.
ZEERUST PRIMARY SCHOOL
PRIVACY INFORMATION for parents and carers
During the ordinary course of your child’s attendance at our school, school staff will collect your child’s personal and health information when necessary to educate your child, or to support your child’s social and emotional wellbeing or health in the school context. Such information will also be collected when required to fulfil a legal obligation, including duty of care, anti-discrimination law and occupational health and safety law. If that information is not collected, the school may be unable to provide optimal education or support to your child, or fulfil those legal obligations.
For example, health information may be collected through the school nurse, primary welfare officer or wellbeing staff member. If your child is referred to a specific health service at school, such as a Student Support Services officer, the required consent will be obtained. Our school also collects information provided by parents and carers through the School Entrance Health Questionnaire (SEHQ) and the Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) Transition Form.
Our school may use online tools, such as apps and other software, to effectively collect and manage information about your child for teaching and learning purposes, parent communication and engagement; student administration; and school management purposes. When our school uses these online tools, we take steps to ensure that your child’s information is secure. If you have any concerns about the use of these online tools, please contact us.
School staff will only share your child’s personal or health information with other staff who need to know to enable the school to educate or support your child, or fulfil a legal obligation.
When our students transfer to another Victorian government school, personal and health information about that student will be transferred to that next school. Transferring this information is in the best interests of our students and assists that next school to provide optimal education and support to students.
In some limited circumstances, information may be disclosed outside of the school (and outside of the Department of Education and Training). The school will seek your consent for such disclosures unless the disclosure is allowed or mandated by law.
Throughout this notice, ‘staff’ includes principals, teachers, Student Support Service officers, youth workers, social workers, nurses and any other allied health practitioners and all other staff at our school. This includes employees, agents and service providers (contractors) of the Department, whether paid or unpaid.