School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support teaches behaviour expectations and rewards students for following these expectations. It provides a safe and predictable environment and establishes a positive classroom climate that improves learning outcomes.

SWPBS ensures success – socially, emotionally and academically. This is achieved through its preventive and proactive approach in encouraging positive behaviour by defining specific behaviours we want to see, aligned to our core values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

Respectful Relationships

What is Respectful Relationships?

Respectful Relationships is about tackling family violence through education.

Rosie Batty, CEO of the Luke Batty Foundation “the school community is an essential part of social reform by modelling a culture of respect through the whole school, not just by teaching respect in the classroom”.

In 2021, respectful relationships education will be taught as part of the Victorian curriculum. The Victorian Government is supporting schools to model respectful relationships across the whole school community as part of its commitment to respectful relationships education.

The Government is providing Victorian schools with a range of extra supports and resources including, new Respectful Relationships teaching and learning materials.

In the classroom, children will learn problem-solving skills, to develop empathy, support their own wellbeing and build healthy relationships with others. The initiative will also provide resources to best support children and staff who are affected by family violence.


When children build positive relationships with their teachers and peers they feel safer and happier at school, are more resilient and have positive social attitudes. Positive relationships also increase a child’s sense of social connectedness and belonging which can result in better health and academic outcomes.

Further information about Respectful Relationships is available on the Department of Education and Training website: www.education.vic.gov.au/respectfulrelationships

Child Safe

Clyde Primary School’s commitment to Child Safety

Clyde Primary School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people, and has a zero tolerance for child abuse.

Clyde Primary School is committed to providing a safe environment where children and young people are safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in Clyde Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays 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.

For further details or to read our complete Child Safe Policy please refer to the policies section.


Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day – missing school puts them behind.

At Clyde Primary School we have 4 attendance mantras:

  • Everyday matters
  • Learning starts at 9am
  • Positive relationships are built at school
  • Learning finishes at 3.30pm

Students are expected to be in the classrooms getting ready for the day at 8.50am and should not be leaving until 3.30pm.


Informing the school of an absence:

It is a requirement that parents/caregivers notify the school on the same day of the child’s absence.

This can be done through the Compass or via phone call.

The following absences are acceptable and therefore school approved:

  • Your child is unwell (illness)
  • You are on an extended family holiday (provided that you have informed your child’s classroom teacher/s 2 weeks prior to the holiday and have met with them to create an absence learning plan)
  • Parent choice – school approved: The school approves absences that are beyond parental control. Some examples of school approved absences are:
  • Broken down car/car won’t start
  • Parent illness

However, there are instances where an absence is unapproved and therefore unauthorised – these are absences that have the biggest impact on student learning, as the student could be at school, but is not. Some examples of school unapproved absences are:

  • Birthdays
  • Going shopping
  • Packing


An absence form has been completed on Compass, but a reason has not been provided.