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Oakhill Drive Public School - A Positive Education School

Oakhill Drive Public School - A Positive Education School

Teaching Respect, Responsibility and Resilience

Telephone02 9634 1033

Emailoakhilldr-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.

Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.

Approaching Your School

From time to time parents or other members of the school community may need to approach the school in order to:

·       discuss the progress or welfare of own child

·       express concern about actions of other students

·       enquire about school policy or practice

·       express concern about actions of staff

It is therefore necessary to have procedures that will help solve problems as soon as possible so that a safe and harmonious school environment is maintained. The best results usually flow from working together.

These guidelines aim to:

·       provide a guide in order that concerns are dealt with using a solution focused approach in an open and fair manner

·       ensure that the rights of students, teachers and parents are respected and upheld

·       support sensitivity and confidentiality

·       help reach an agreed solution

On occasion, concerns may cause frustration and anxiety. At such times it is always important to organise a time to talk with school staff in an unhurried and confidential atmosphere.

Teachers, parents and community working together for successful schooling.

Please refer to the following actions for each concern.

The academic progress of own child

·       Directly contact the child’s teacher either by note, email or by telephoning the office to arrange an interview at a mutually suitable time to discuss any issues. A reminder that, due to teaching and school duties, teachers will return calls in an appropriate time frame.

The welfare of own child

·       Contact your child’s teacher to clarify information.

·       For more serious concerns, contact office. State nature of concern and arrange a suitable time to talk with class teacher and/or Assistant Principal.

ES1 (Kindy) Mrs Marsaus

S1 (Yr1&2) Mrs Wilson

S2 (Yr 3&4) Ms Maharaj 

S3 (Yr 5&6) Mrs Cox

·       To convey information about change of address, telephone number, emergency contact, custody details, health issues etc. please contact the office.

Actions of other students

·       Contact the class teacher for a classroom or playground problem to clarify information.

·       Under Child Protection guidelines, parents are not to approach other students to attempt to resolve issues.

·       To enable a fair, unbiased and solution focused resolution parents must allow the school to resolve issues between students.

School policy or practice

·       Contact office. State nature of concern and make an appointment to see the Deputy Principal (Hollie Britto or Julie Torney) or appropriate member of staff.

Actions of a staff member

·       Contact the office and state concerns to the Principal (Betty Ploeg).

ODPS 2021 Staff photo