The Lakes South Morang College - Issue 1 2023


ATTENDANCE - EVERY DAY COUNTS If you are aware that your child will not be attending school due to illness or other circumstances, please ensure that you contact either office to ensure our attendance records are accurate. Ways of communicating absences include:

BELONGINGS, AMBULANCE & INSURANCE Private property brought to school by students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department of Education does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage. Parents and carers are reminded that the Department of Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents and carers 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/transport and any other transport costs. NO HAT - NO PLAY We will be enforcing our ‘ No Hat, No Play ’ policy in Term 1 and Term 4 on the Primary Campus. Wide - brimmed hats (with the school logo), are available at the uniform shop. MEDICATION USE AT SCHOOL If your child requires medication, prescribed or over the counter (including paracetamol) whilst at school, there is some important steps you need to take. Contact the office and speak to the First Aid Officer at your campus to obtain a Medication Authority Form Dana P at the secondary campus and Karen T at the primary campus. Fill in and return the form to the school office. Medication brought in by a student needs to be in original packaging and clearly labelled with the:

Placing a future Absence Request through the Parent SENTRAL Portal;

Calling the office;

Sending an SMS on 0427 226 537.

As required by the Department of Education, all schools must notify parents informing that their child is absent. Please inform the office of absences before 10:00 am each morning.


The Sentral Parent Portal is the primary method for home - school communications at The Lakes.

We are excited to say that most families have access to the Parent Portal. The portal allows students and parents\carers to keep up to date with important information and communication. This includes student academic reports, parent - teacher interview bookings and permission for students to attend camps, sport and excursions.

The Student and Parent Portal can be accessed at school, from home and from mobile devices. If you are experiencing any issues with Sentral, please contact either office to assist you.

Students name

The dosage required

The time the medication needs to be administered.

Be in date for use

Some things to be aware of: - Medication such as paracetamol and other analgesics are NOT kept in the First Aid Kit as can mask signs and symptoms of serious illness. Medications should not be with students unless needed for emergency access. Ie. Ventolin inhaler or epi - pen.

Sentral Portal


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