At Rosehill, we have a range of policies that support our learning environment and ensure a safe and supportive community for our students.

    Please visit The Department of Education and Training to view School’s Privacy Policy here.

    Policies

    Rosehill has a supportive environment, with a strong emphasis on student wellbeing and emotional intelligence, relationships and positive behaviours.

    Rosehill Secondary College’s Welfare policy is based on the belief that “Students have a right to learn, Teachers have a right to teach.”

    The College sees clear links between subject content, teaching styles and the way students behave. Good relationships between staff and students are helped if conflict and misunderstandings are avoided.

    Teachers have the right to set class rules which let them teach effectively and students have the right to work in an environment where they can learn.

    Students, teachers and parents need to clearly know the rules and the consequences of not following the rules. The rules should be applied consistently.

    Teachers should have written classroom management plans and have the right to expect parents’ and the school leadership team’s support when implementing these plans.

    The school aims to encourage:
    (a) The development of self discipline.
    (b) Principles of fairness and honesty.
    (c) Respect for the equal rights and opportunities of all people at the College.
    (d) Healthy emotional and social development.

    Rosehill Secondary College is a Child Safe organisation committed to ensuring the safety of all students regardless of their gender, race, indigenous status, religious or cultural beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, family or social background . The College Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct apply to all staff, volunteers and contractors and reflect the College values of Respect, Initiative and Learning.

    Rosehill Child Safe Code of conduct

    Rosehill Child Safety Policy

    The Rosehill Secondary College Welfare and Discipline structure allows the student the right to learn without interruption or interference from other students. All staff members work with this in mind.

    Student Code of Conduct Policy

    Rosehill Secondary College’s Computer User Protocol aims to support the ICT Mission by:

    • Encouraging staff and students to employ good computer user practices and ethics.
    • Maintaining a computer system that will provide the maximum amount of resources at any time.

    ICT Acceptable Use Policy


    Resources

    Links to online resources:

    Cybersmart
    Australian Communication and Media Authority

    Protect Yourself Online
    Victorian Government Department of Justice

    CASA advice sexting

    South Eastern CASA

    Student Helplink

    Students are encouraged to use the Rosehill Student Helplink to report Cyber Bullying and any other Cyber Safety issues they would like the Student Welfare Team to follow-up and deal with.

    Rosehill Student Helplink

    Cyber Bullying Policy

    What is Cyber Bullying?

    Cyber Bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behaviour by an individual or group that is intended to harm others either mentally or physically.

    Cyber Bullying can be committed using the internet, digital, gaming and/or mobile technologies.

    Activities can include:

    • Posting insulting, untrue or malicious messages on social networking sites
    • Spreading rumours online
    • Making threats using digital technology
    • Excluding a young person from an on-line group
    • Sending unwanted messages by text, instant messaging or email
    • Distributing to others naked or semi naked photographs or images of a sexually explicit or otherwise inappropriate nature.

    As soon as a person has been found to engage in any of the above behaviours on two or more occasions, they meet the definition of a ‘Cyber Bully’.

    Consequences
    Cyber Bullying frequently occurs out of school. However, where students involved in Cyber Bullying are clearly identifiable by the message or image as belonging to this school (e.g. if they are photographed in school uniform) the school has a clear legal right to become involved.

    School Penalties
    School penalties will vary according to the severity and frequency of Cyber Bullying behaviour. They may include:

    • Informing parents
    • Detention
    • Counselling
    • Being banned from using school digital technologies
    • Suspension or expulsion
    • Being reported to the Federal Police
    • Loss of positions of responsibility at school – e.g house, sports captain, removal from Leadership Group etc.

    Criminal Penalties

    Students who use technology in an inappropriate fashion could be committing a crime.
    It is a criminal offence to:

    • Use a phone or Internet to menace, harass or cause offence
    • Use a phone or the Internet to make a threat
    • Take, receive or distribute sexual images of a minor (someone under 18). You can be charged even if it is a photo of yourself and you agree to it being sent
    • Using another’s digital technology for any form of Cyber Bullying can result in a charge of identity theft.

    Committing any of the offences listed above can result in a three year jail sentence.

    College uniform is compulsory and must be worn in a correct and tidy manner at all times.
    Parents are asked to support our policy in relation to college uniform as outlined.

    All students are required to change from normal college uniform to sports uniform when they have Physical Education and Sport. All students must wear normal college uniform to and from school.

    Click here to learn more about Rosehill Secondary College uniform.

    Jewellery & Piercings

    No jewellery apart from watches may be worn. Students with pierced ears may only wear one small sleeper or stud in each ear. No facial or body piercing is permitted.

    Hair

    Extreme hair cuts and hair colour is unacceptable.

    Makeup and Nail Polish

    Makeup is not to be worn whilst in uniform. Nail polish is not to be worn. Nails should be kept at a reasonable and safe length.

    Shoes

    All footwear must be plain black leather/suede with plain black laces or straps and buckles. Slip-on, canvas and high top footwear is not permissible.

    Socks & Tights

    Girls may wear white socks or navy tights. Boys must wear white socks. Only plain socks are permissible for girls and boys.

    Dress & Skirt Length

    The dress and skirt length for girls is no more than 7 centimetres above the knee.

    Jackets

    The College blazer or shower proof jacket cannot replace the College jumper and must not be worn without the College jumper (7-10/VCE/VCAL).

    Hats & Scarves

    The only hat to be worn is a black cap. The cap should only be worn during Terms 1 and 4 and at no times should it be worn inside the school buildings. A black or navy blue scarf may be worn during Terms 2 and 3. Beanies are not permitted.

    General Appearance

    Students should be neatly dressed at all times. Frayed and torn pants are not permitted. Additional clothing such as windcheaters, hoodies and coloured t-shirts are not permitted.

    Winter uniform must be worn in Terms 2 and 3 with a four-week change over at the start of Term 2 & Term 4.

    The Student School Diary is meant as an important communication tool between teachers and parents. It is not meant as a personal diary for students and it is unacceptable to:

    • Decorate pages with photographs, graffiti, liquid paper etc.
    • Cover teacher’s written comments
    • Rip pages out
    • Use two diaries

    The diary is used to record extension and redemption dates, failure to submit homework, assignments etc., as well as detention dates and times, out of uniform slip, passes to the library or to see other teachers.

    The diary is also to be used to record positive aspects of a student’s progress, academically and socially.

    All students are required to have this diary with them at all times and are expected to produce it when requested by teachers.

    If a diary is lost, the student is expected to buy a new one from the General Office.

    At Rosehill Secondary College, we design and develop teaching and learning programs drawing on the best educational knowledge and practices and strive to offer broad and enriched opportunities to students that are above and beyond what is required in the standard curriculum and what is provided for by Government Funding.

    This Parent Payments Policy outlines the ways in which School Councils can request financial contributions from parents.

    DET Parent Payment Policy Link:

    https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/parent-payment/policy

    Year 7 Parent Payments 2022

    Year 8 Parent Payments 2022

    Year 9 Parent Payments 2022

    Year 10 Parent Payments 2022

    RSC Parent Payments Year 11 2022 Revised

    Year 12 VCE VCAL Parent Payments 2022


    Rosehill 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.

    Discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, bullying, violence, aggression and threatening behaviour are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

    We acknowledge that parents and school staff are strongly motivated to do their best for every child. Everyone has the right to differing opinions and views and to raise concerns, as long as we do this respectfully as a community working together.

    The Department of Education and Training provides support, advice and guidance to support schools to manage and respond to challenging behaviour of students, parents and staff.

    Parent School Communications Policy

    Privacy Collection Notice

    Information for students, parents and carers

    The Department of Education and Training (the Department) values your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal and health information that schools collect.

    All school staff must comply with Victorian privacy law and the Schools’ Privacy Policy. This notice explains how the Department, including Victorian government schools (schools), handles personal and health information. On occasion, specific consent will be sought for the collection and use of information, for example, for a student to receive a health service. Our schools are also required by legislation, such as the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, to collect some of this information.

    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 employees, contractors, volunteers and service providers of the school and the Department.

    On enrolment, and during the ordinary course of a student’s attendance at a school, schools will collect information about students and their families for the following purposes:

    • educating students
    • supporting students’ social and emotional wellbeing, and health
    • fulfilling legal obligations, including duty of care, anti-discrimination law and occupational health and safety law
    • communicating and engaging with parents
    • student administration
    • school management

    supporting policy in relation to student education and wellbeing.

    If this information is not collected, schools may be unable to provide optimal education or support to students or fulfil legal obligations.

    For example, our schools rely on parents to provide health information about any medical condition or disability that their child has, medication their child may take while at school, any known allergies and contact details of their child’s doctor. If parents do not provide all relevant health information, this may put their child’s health at risk.

    Our schools also require current, relevant information about all parents and carers so that schools can take account of safety concerns that affect their children. Parents should provide schools with copies of all current parenting plans and court orders about or that affect their children and provide updated copies when they change.

    When parents enrol their child in primary school, they will be asked to provide personal and health information in several ways, including via the Enrolment Form, the School Entrance Health Questionnaire (SEHQ) and the Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) Transition Form.

    The Enrolment Form is used to collect information that is essential for the purposes listed above, and requests information such as:

    • Emergency contacts – Individuals parents nominate for a school to contact during an emergency. Parents should ensure that their nominated emergency contact agrees to their contact details being provided to the school and that they understand their details may be disclosed by the Department if lawful, e.g. in the case of emergency communications relating to bush fires or floods.
    • Student background information – Information about country of birth, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, language spoken at home and parent occupation. This information enables the Department to allocate appropriate resources to schools. The Department also uses this information to plan for future educational needs in Victoria and shares some information with the Commonwealth government to monitor, plan and allocate resources.
    • Immunisation statusThis assists schools to manage health risks and legal obligations. The Department may also provide this information to the Department of Health and Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to assess immunisation rates in Victoria, but not in a way which identifies students.
    • Visa status – This is required to process a student’s enrolment.

    All schools may use departmental systems and online tools such as apps and other software to effectively collect and manage information about students and families for the purposes listed above.

    When schools use these online tools, they take steps to ensure that student information is secure. If parents or carers have any concerns about the use of these online tools, please contact the school.

    School staff will only share student and family information with other school staff who need to know to enable them to educate or support the student as described above. Information will only be shared outside the school (and outside the Department) as required or authorised by law, including where sharing is required to meet duty of care, anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety, and child wellbeing and safety obligations. The information collected will not be disclosed beyond the school and Department without parent consent unless such disclosure is lawful.

    When a student transfers to another school (including Catholic, independent and interstate), personal and/or health information about that student may be transferred to the next school. Transferring this information is in the best interests of the student and assists the next school to provide the best possible education and support to the student. For further detail about how and what level of information is provided to the next school, refer to the: Enrolment: Student transfers between schools

    Schools only provide school reports and ordinary school communications to students, parents, carers or others who have a legal right to that information. Requests for access to other student information or by others must be made by lodging a Freedom of Information (FOI) application.

    To update student or family information, parents should contact their school.

    For more information about how schools and the Department collect and manage personal and health information, or how to access personal and health information held by a school about you or your child, refer to the: Schools’ Privacy Policy


    Privacy Policy