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Policies and Guidelines

After School Care Policy

Published: 2018

Status: Current


This policy applies to the ASC programs at St Anne’s and Bairnsdale Campuses. Gippsland Grammar After School Care is open to all Gippsland Grammar students from ELC Reception to Year 6. Bairnsdale Campus After School Care is located in the James Beard Centre. St Anne’s Campus After School Care is located on the southern side of St Anne’s main school building. The St Anne’s After School Care program is run by Sherpa Kids Gippsland with the service name Sherpa Kids Grammar. Therefore, the program is run under the policy and procedures of Sherpa Kids Gippsland and this policy reflects this. Both After School Care services operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during school terms.


Anaphylaxis Policy

Published: 2021

Status: Current


Anaphylaxis is a severe, rapidly progressive allergic reaction that is potentially life threatening. The most common allergens in school-aged children are peanuts, eggs, tree nuts (e.g. cashews), cow's milk, fish and shellfish, wheat, soy, sesame seeds, latex, certain insect stings and medications. The keys to prevention of anaphylaxis are planning, risk minimisation, awareness and education.


Gippsland Grammar will comply with Ministerial Order 706 and the associated Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Victorian Schools published and amended by the DET from time to time, in order to support students diagnosed with anaphylaxis enrolled at Gippsland Grammar.


This policy is intended to be read in conjunction with the School’s First Aid Policy and any applicable general emergency response protocols that may apply to a given situation.


Building Respectful Relationships Policy

Published: 2020

Status: Current


Our five core values (Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Respect and Responsibility) underpin all aspects of life at Gippsland Grammar and as such are at the heart of our approach to managing student behaviour and respectful relationships.


Gippsland Grammar’s Academic Care educational model clearly sets out our holistic and whole school approach to education. This Policy aims to ensure that relationships are consistent with and contribute to the interconnected strands of Academic Care; namely Wellbeing, Curriculum and Teaching & Learning.


Child Safety Standards

Published: 2022

Status: Current


Gippsland Grammar (the School) is committed to protecting its students from all aspects of harm, and has established strategies, practices, policies and procedures to uphold this commitment.


The School takes a zero tolerance approach to any behaviours that jeopardise student safety (including child abuse and reportable conduct). The School regards its child safety responsibilities with the utmost importance, and strives to deliver an academic care model that promotes the School’s core values of compassion, leadership, excellence, respect and responsibility.


Drug Policy

Published: 2021

Status: Current


Gippsland Grammar’s aim is to promote the health and wellbeing of its students. This requires students to be educated and well-informed, and to uphold strong core values when faced with the pressures of adolescence, including exposure to drugs and alcohol.


The School appreciates that issues concerning drugs and alcohol are complex and can arise from a combination of contributing factors. Notwithstanding this, the School does not condone or tolerate student involvement with drugs or alcohol either at, or in connection with the School.


Accordingly, it is important that the School takes a stand on values and make its position clear to the students and the wider School community.