Playford International College is committed to ensuring student wellbeing, creating a safe learning environment that maximises opportunities. 

Policies and Procedures listed below –  

• Bullying and Harassment Policy

• Student use of Mobile Phones & Personal Devices Policy

• Electronic Device Procedure

• Extreme Hot Weather Policy

• Grievance Procedure

• Student School Dress Code Guidelines

• All Department for Education Policies

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Bullying and Harassment Policy

Policy

Playford International College (PIC) is committed to providing high quality learning and education where everyone shares responsibility in creating a safe, caring and equitable environment. We support every student to develop and use skills, knowledge and competencies as productive, confident and community minded global citizens.

This Policy is compliant with Department for Education Attendance policies and guidelines.

This Policy is compliant with the Council of International Schools code of ethics and the PIC Transformational Plan.

Objectives

This policy applies to all Playford International College staff, students and members of the wider community.

Through the structure of site bullying and harassment procedure ( Bullying and Harassment Procedure ) and Department of Education policies, processes and procedures, Playford International College staff are committed to keeping students and staff safe from bullying, we value the worth of others and their rights as citizens. We believe in taking ownership of our actions and behave appropriately.

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Student use of Mobile Phones & Personal Devices Policy

This policy provides direction to students, staff and families about managing personal mobile phones and other digital devices that students choose to bring to school. Digital devices include, but are not limited to, smartwatches, tablets or laptops that are not part of a separate Bring Your Own Device arrangement. This policy applies while students are at school, or attending an authorised school activity such as an excursion, during school hours.

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Electronic Device Procedure

PIC staff use a range of strategies to promote, maintain and provide an effective and efficient environment for high quality teaching and learning to occur. PIC staff use discretion to ensure that students use Electronic Devices in a responsible manner at all times, and that the personal wellbeing of every student is safeguarded in the cyber environment. Electronic Devices include but are not limited to; smart phones, desktop and laptop computers, iPads, tablets, music/video players, still and video cameras, voice recorders, handheld games.

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Extreme Hot Weather Policy

During periods of extreme hot weather (days forecast to reach 40 degrees or more), or extended
periods without adequate site air-conditioning, the Principal has the authority to invoke the following
arrangements:

Junior and Middle School

• Dismiss students at the beginning of lunchtime (1:30pm) when the estimated maximum temperature for the Elizabeth / Playford Council area, as predicted on The Bureau of Meteorology Website at 8:00 am, is 40 degrees or above.
• Notify parents / caregivers (SMS / Compass and the school website) of arrangements during extreme heat.

Senior School

• Wherever possible, Senior school lessons will continue as normal in order to enhance SACE achievement. These classes will be conducted in the coolest rooms available.
• Notify parents / caregivers (SMS / Compass and the school website) of arrangements during extreme heat.

Note that bus schedules cannot be changed to suit Playford International College arrangements during
extreme heat. Students who cannot leave school will report promptly to the Learning Hub at the end of
lunchtime and remain supervised until the normal dismissal time.

Grievance Procedure

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Student School Dress Code Guidelines

At Playford International College, our school dress code identifies us as belonging to our community and reflects community standards and expectations that have been developed in consultation with stakeholders and approved by Playford International College’s school board.
In developing this policy, we have taken into account the diverse nature of our community ensuring that no members are disadvantaged (economic, personal, social and cultural factors).

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