Western Cape College has a duty of care to look after the safety and well-being of students attending all campuses of the College. Supervision is intended to safeguard the welfare of all students through the promotion of an ordered and caring environment, and subsequently is one of the key elements in exercising this duty of care and preventing injuries to students during the course of school related activities. The number of young people (students) arriving at, or departing from, the Weipa Campus outside the commencement of formal supervision arrangements is increasing.
Parents and caregivers are reminded that whilst students are the responsibility of allocated teachers/staff during instruction time and associated duty allocations (e.g. playground duty), outside of these times, parents and other stakeholders are responsible for providing and/or arranging this supervision.
Western Cape College Weipa Campus provides before school supervision as follows:-
- P-4 Western Oval for Morning Movers
- 5/6 Undercover area and Eastern Oval
- Supervision will be provided for students seated in the quadrangle, undercover basketball area and tuckshop area
A 15 minute window is provided after school for both primary and secondary students to reasonably exit their classrooms, and the school grounds. No formal supervision arrangements for students are in place after school. The exception to this are bus students who are picked up on Boundary Street, and/or River Drive. Supervision is also provided after school at the bike enclosures to assist students as necessary depart the grounds in a timely manner.
Parents and caregivers are required to make sure that their children (if not catching a bus or riding a bike) have been collected or have left the school grounds by 2.45pm (Primary Students) and 3.10pm (Secondary Students).
Parents who are unable to comply with the supervision times above are encouraged to utilise the independent Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service, Cape Youth Connect, which operates at the Weipa Campus. Enrolment enquiries for Cape Youth Connect can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 07 4069 9272.