The Learning Co-operative is a small, parent run, alternative primary school situated on 17 acres of beautiful bush land close to the township of Hurstbridge, Victoria. Our school focuses on flexible child centred, play based, outdoor learning to enable children to develop the creative critical thinking skills and resilience they need for a happy, healthy future. The Learning Co-operative was established nearly 50 years ago and is one of the oldest progressive schools in Australia.
We are a Child Safe School
The Learning Co-operative is committed to promoting child safety, children's wellbeing and protecting children from abuse. Ministerial Order 870 requires the Learning Co-operative to implement child safety standards and to accommodate and take the needs of all children (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, and children who are vulnerable) into account when creating a child safe environment. All staff and parent volunteers must comply with the Learning Co-operative child safety policies and related policies and procedures, uphold the overarching principles and values set out, and take all reasonable steps to promote the safety of children.
Learning Co-operative Policies: Risk Management, Health and Safety and Child Safety
Adhere to and implement all working practices and procedures in accordance with the Learning Co-operative's Risk Management and Occupational Health and Safety Policies
Monitor and take care of health and safety of self and others within area of responsibility
Participate, where required, in the resolution of safety issues
Ensure familiarity and compliance with the School’s Child Safe Policy, Code of Conduct and Procedures.