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Onsite Rules Best Practice

We strive to create safe learning spaces at our campus and support anyone who willingly follows our values.

Accordingly, we make available to our partner schools our Terms of Engagement for distribution to teachers, parents, and students prior to engagement with our onsite programs.

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Terms of Teacher Engagement 

  • I will consider what Monash Tech School is trying to achieve with:

    • Design Thinking​

    • Student Capabilities

    • Integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and HASS (Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences) and real-world challenges.

  • I will be comfortable, confident and capable of dealing with student behaviour issues.

  • I will consider what I want to learn by being at Monash Tech School.

My Work
  • I will attend to the program, student health and wellbeing matters that arise.

  • I am aware of my legal responsibilities; I will actively manage the class and am able to address issues that arise.

  • I will support and participate in Professional Learning Programs such as Design2Innovate, Design+Deliver, Design+Lead, and Design, Discovery, and Drinks.

Culture of Support
  • We will support the work of Monash Tech School facilitators and remain focused, attentive and present in the learning space.

  • We will encourage students to collaborate, apply their critical thinking, improve on their work, and share their work.

  • We will work together to ensure adequate student supervision at all times within the Monash Tech School facility, on-campus and off-campus.

Collective Responsibility
  • We will contact Monash Tech School if we have unanswered questions before arriving.

  • We will brief and provide students with information on appropriate clothing, food ordering processes.

  • We will familiarise ourselves with the Program Information Pack, bring the required permission forms and excursion handbook with emergency contact details.

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Terms of Student Engagement

  • I am mindful and open to learning.

  • I am ready to learn and open to new ways of doing things.

  • I will learn and grow as a student in my time here at Monash Tech School.

  • I have the right to feel safe and speak up for myself and express my culture. I have a responsibility to speak up for others.

My Work
  • I will take on the challenges asked of me by the facilitators, my teachers and my peers and ask for help if I feel I need it.

  • I will support the work of the staff by showing them, the facilities, and equipment respect. I am responsible for hurt or harm I cause and pay for damage done.

  • I will actively support the participation and inclusion of Aboriginal students.

Culture of Support
  • We respect our time together by respecting each other’s culture, need for space, safety, and security.

  • We support each other by equally contributing to the work, including others in the work, and sharing responsibility for the quality of the work.

  • We trust each other by allowing others the freedom and space to learn.

Collective Responsibility
  • We will clean up after ourselves (learning space, toilets, lounge areas).

  • We will remember to take what we need during break times and not interrupt other groups.

  • We are aware the facility is on University grounds and are mindful of each other’s security and safety.

Staff Personal and Professional Conduct

  • I will stay true to my role and responsibilities; and recognise there are limits and boundaries to my relationships with other staff, students and adults.

  • I will ensure my personal interests (financial, private, business) do not interfere with my duties; and where it might be perceived, conflicts are declared.

  • I will pay attention to the needs of students and staff with disability, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, are LGBTIQ+, and Aboriginal to provide a psychological and culturally safe place for them.

My Work
  • I work within the limits of my professional expertise while seeking to extend my skills and abilities.

  • I am committed to my own professional learning.

  • I will maintain confidentiality when discussing workplace issues.

  • I will maintain professional relationships with parents, industry representatives, and partner school representatives.

Culture of Support
  • I share responsibility in keeping all learners safe.

  • I maintain objectivity in my relationships with others.

  • I will provide opportunities for all learners to learn and treat them with courtesy and dignity.

  • I will demonstrate collegiality.

Collective Responsibility
  • I am aware of my legal responsibilities in relation to:

    • discrimination, harassment and vilification,

    • negligence

    • child safety and mandatory reporting

    • privacy

    • occupational health and safety

    • professional registration and accreditation.

  • I will work effectively with our partners, the Tech Schools network, and the Department of Education.

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