There has been media interest today about school procedures following student safety alerts, so I thought it was timely to go through our procedures at CLGPS.
Whenever a student in a local school reports being approached by a stranger in a suspicious way, the local schools all receive an ALERT notification.
This is passed on to all staff, including OSHC staff. Classroom teachers revisit safety routines with the class and practise problem-solving scenarios, such as ‘What would you do if–?’ Teachers on duty are asked to be especially vigilant and often members of the leadership team will go on duty as an extra pair of eyes.
I know parents also revisit safety strategies and before/after school procedures and expectations with their child on a regular basis.
None of the alerts have involved any students from our school. Should this ever occur we will notify parents through a blog post.
One of the key student messages we reinforce with the students is to walk/ride home from school and around the neighbourhood out of school hours in a group or with a friend.
Sue Woollard Principal