Department of Education Policies

All schools in Victoria must adhere to the minimum standards and other requirements for a school to be registered. The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) was established under The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 and provides the principles on which school education in Victoria is to be based. Registration Requirements include School Governance, Enrolment, Curriculum and Student Learning, Student Welfare, Discipline, Attendance Monitoring, Staff Employment, School Infrastructure and School Performance.

School’s Privacy Policy
Our school collects, uses, discloses and stores student and parent personal information for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy
Please take time to familiarise yourself with the DPS Privacy_Collection_Notice

Please cut and paste the URL’s below into your browser to view the  ‘DET’s Placement Policy’ and the link to ‘FIND MY SCHOOL.’



 Sexuality and Consent Education: Policy | education.vic.gov.au

The purpose of this policy is to emphasise the importance of sexuality education in Victorian government schools, including the teaching of consent, and to explain the role that principals, teaching staff and the school community, play in providing sexuality education to students.



  • Donvale Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.
  • Donvale Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.
  • Donvale Primary School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention is paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, vulnerable children, as well as to the safety of children with a disability.
  • Every person involved in Donvale Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively, to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.


In its planning, decision-making and operations, Donvale Primary School will:

  • take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety
  • value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives
  • foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children
  • respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount
  • provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children
  • engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development
  • ensure children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable and encouraged to raise such issues
  • report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities
  • share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
  • value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.


Child Safety Support Persons

Larissa Vesdrevanis (Principal) and Michelle Rassias (Assistant Principal / Welfare) are the Child Safety support persons in our school. If you need any support, please feel free to contact them on 9842 3373 or via email at Larissa.Vesdrevanis@education.vic.gov.au and / or Michelle.Rassias@education.vic.gov.au


Please also see the Child Safe policies/procedures and information resources below.

DPS Attendance Policy 2022

DPS CSS Bullying Prevention Policy 2022

DPS CSS-code-of-conduct-2022

DPS CSS Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy 2022

DPS CSS Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedures 2022

DPS CSS Complaints Policy 2022

DPS Duty of care policy 2022

DPS First Aid Policy 2022

DPS Inclusion-diversity-policy-2021

DPS Statement Of Values and School Philosophy Policy 2022

DPS CSS Student-wellbeing-engagement-policy2022

DPS CSS Visitors-policy 2022

DPS CSS Volunteers policy 2022

DPS CSS Yard Duty Supervision Policy 2022


The safety of all of our students is a high priority for all staff at Donvale Primary School. As part of our commitment to the physical and mental health of the students in our school community, we are fully involved in meeting our Duty of Care for your children.



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

Donvale Primary School Covid 19 Term 4 Policy

DPS Administration of Medication Policy 2021

DPS Alcohol at School Events Policy 2022

DPS Anaphylaxis Policy 2022

DPS Asthma Policy 2022

DPS Camps and Excursions Policy 2022

DPS Cash Handling Policy 2022

DPS CCTV Policy 2021

DPS Curriculum Statement Student Learning Outcomes Statement 2022

DPS Digital Learning Policy 2022

DPS EFTPOS Policy 2022

DPS Electronic Funds Management Policy 2022

DPS Excursion Incursions Camps policy and procedures 2018

DPS Facebook Code of Conduct Policy 2022

DPS Health Care Needs-policy 2021

DPS Homework Policy 2020

DPS iPad Agreement 3-6 2021

DPS Mobile Phone Policy 2020

DPS Parent Payment Arrangements Foundation – Grade 2 and policy

DPS Parent Payment Arrangements Grade 3 and 4_and policy

DPS Parent Payment Arrangements Grade 5 and 6_and policy

DPS Personal Property Policy 2021

DPS Photographing Filming and Recording Students Policy 2020

DPS Program for Students with Disabilities Policy 2020

DPS Refunds Policy 2022

DPS Reporting Student Progress Policy 2023

DET Schools’ Privacy Policy

DPS School Purchasing Card Policy 2022

DPS Sunsmart Policy 2022

DPS Uniform Policy 2022