At Nar Nar Goon Primary School we have a number of programs to ensure that our students feel safe and supported at all times:
Our Student Engagement and Wellbeing Coordinator is Virginia Meredith. Virginia manages Student Support Programs, our Program for Students with Disabilities, Integration and Reading Recovery. She also liaises with our school's designated Psychologists, Speech Therapists and our school counsellors when they are onsite. If you have any concerns in regards to these programs or would simply like to chat to Virginia she is available from Monday to Thursday. PLC leaders are also available to support parents and students: Jodie Watt (Foundation/One), Kimberly Feher (Two/Three), Jackie Hope (Four to Six).
Alice Greenaway is our Play is the Way coordinating staff member.
The following policies support our Wellbeing programs to ensure all community members know and understand school expectations and codes of conduct for students, staff and parents/visitors:(refer to "Policies" tab for copies)
* The Nar Nar Goon Primary School Child Safe Policy (and appendices) details in depth our school's commitment to the "Child Safe Standards" that have been developed by the Victorian Government and passed through Parliament on 26th November 2015:
Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety.
Standard 2: A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety.
Standard 3: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children.
Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel.
Standard 5: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse.
Our whole school wellbeing program is based on Wilson McKaskell's "Play is the Way" program. This is a unique program of physically interactive games that both require and develop personal and social competencies. The children aspire to the golden rule: "To treat others as you would like them to treat you". If you would like to learn more about the program visit the website: