AusVELS is based on the VELS triple-helix structure of three interconnected areas of learning called strands.

The three strands are as follows:

Physical, Personal and Social Learning Students learn about themselves and their place in society. They learn how to stay healthy and active. Students develop skills in building social relationships and working with others. They take responsibility for their learning, and learn about their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
Discipline-based Learning Students learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the arts, English, humanities, mathematics, science and other languages.
Interdisciplinary Learning Students explore different ways of thinking, solving problems and communicating. They learn to use a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate and present their work. Students learn about creativity, design principles and processes.


Click on the links below to download a copy of our school policies:

Statement of Values- Promoting Healthy Safe and Respectful School Communities

Physical, Personal and Social Learning Policies:

Civics and Citizenship Policy 2013

Interpersonal Development Policy 2013

Personal Learning Policy 2013

Physical Education Policy 2013


Discipline Based Learning Policies:

DPS English Policy 2017

DPS Mathematics Policy 2017

DPS The Arts Policy 2017

DPS LOTE Policy 2017

DPS Integrated Curriculum Policy 2017

Information and Communication Technology Policy 2016 v2


Interdisciplinary Learning Policies:

Design Creativity and Technology Policy 2013

Thinking Processes Policy 2013


Other Policies:

DPS Alcohol at School Events Policy 2018

DPS Anaphylaxis Management Policy 2018

DPS Bullying Prevention Policy 2018

Assessment and Reporting Policy 2016

DPS Attendance Policy 2018

DPS Child-safe-policy 2018

DPS Child safety Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedures 2018

DPS Critical-Incident-Recovery-Policy-and-Plan-policy-2018

Cash Handling Policy 2016

DPS Complaints Policy – 2018

DPS Curriculum Statement Student Learning Outcomes Statement

DPS Duty of care Policy 2018.docx

DPS Enrolment policy 2017

DPS Excursion Incursions Camps policy and procedures 2018

DPS Inclusion and Diversity Policy 2018

DPS Information Privacy Policy Sept 2018

DPS Mandatory reporting policy and procedures 2017

DPS Yard Duty and Supervision Policy – 2018

DPS Social_Media_Policy for Employees 2015

DPS staff_leave_policy__2015

EFTPOS Policy 2016

Environmental Sustainability Policy 2010


Financial Investment Policy 2016

DPS First-Aid-Policy 2017

Gifts Benefits and Hospitality Policy 2013

Headlice Policy 2010

Headlice Control

Homework Policy 2016

Internet Banking Policy 2016

Medication Policy_Dec 2017

Occupational Health and Safety Policy 2009

Parent Payment Policy 2016

Professional Development Policy 2008

DPS Refunds Policy 2018

Schools Privacy Policy DET 2018

DPS Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy 2018

Students with Disabilities and Additional Learning Needs Policy 2010

Transition Policy 2009


DPS Visitors Policy – 2018

DPS Volunteers Policy 2018

DPS Working with Children Check policy 2016.doc