Our policies at MGSC are undergoing review. More policies will be added below as they are finalised.
includes – Student Code of Conduct; Attendance; Uniform; Bullying Prevention; Responsible use of electronic communications; Library Use; Head Lice inspections; Recording and publication of student images; and In-class excursions, PE classes, House Sport, interschool sport program and independent travel.
Child Safety Policies
It is parents and guardians’ responsibility to ensure your child attends school every day. Learn about your responsibilities and what you can do to help your child’s attendance. Schooling is compulsory for children and young people aged from 6 -17 years. School participation will help your child develop important skills, knowledge and values to further their learning and participation in the community. Attending school every day also helps your child develop crucial social and emotional skills such as good communication, resilience and the ability to work in teams. Children and young people who regularly attend school and complete Year 12 have better health outcomes, better employment outcomes, and higher incomes across their lives. For more information: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/behaviour/Pages/attendance.aspx
Student Accident Insurance, Ambulance cover arrangements and private property bought to school
Parents are reminded that the Department of Education 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 injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance or transport as well as any other transport costs.
Statement of Values
Mentone Girls’ Secondary College recognises the importance of the partnership between schools and parents to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, ensuring inclusive, safe and orderly environments for children and young people. This Statement of Values sets out behavioural expectations of all members in this school community, including the principal, all school staff, parents, students and visitors. It respects the diversity of individuals in our school community and addresses the shared responsibilities of all members in building safe and respectful school communities.