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SCHOOL INFORMATION

WHAT ARE THE 2024 SCHOOL TERM DATES?

WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS?

School hours are Saturdays between 9am to 12:30pm

9:00am to 10:30am Class

10:30am to 11:00am Break

11:00am to 12:30pm Class

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For 2024 classes will run on these dates:

TERM 1:

February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 16, 23
TERM 2:

April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 15, 22
TERM 3:

Jul 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 7, 14, 21
TERM 4:

October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23

WHEN IS ENROLMENT OPEN FOR 2024?

Enrolments are open during the school year. Subsidised enrolments close mid March.  Click here to enrol.

New student enrolment and re-enrolment for existing students begins in November each year. Enrolments and fee payments close mid March in order to ensure VDET accreditation funding is obtained. Contact the school to discuss late enrolments (after mid March) as these will impact funding and result in higher student fees.

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WHAT IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL LIKE?

The first day in 2024 will be our Enrolment and Welcome Day on Saturday 3 February 2024. Returning students will get a chance to meet our new students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to come along and meet other parents on the first half day.

It's a time to get to know the community and connect with each other for the year ahead. Teachers will explain the school year and provide guidance for any textbooks that can be purchased where required. Learning aims to use a variety of resources and will include a fun and diverse mix of language, culture and history.

The first day of school classes in 2024 will be Saturday 10 February 2024.

WHAT CLASSES ARE BEING OFFERED AND WHERE ARE THEY HELD?

The school offers language classes for school aged children between Prep to Year 10 held at 69 Hodgkinson Street Clifton Hill in Melbourne. Enrolments will dictate how many classes will be run each year.

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL'S CHILD SAFE POLICY?

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL'S CHILD SAFE STANDARDS CODE OF CONDUCT?

ARE THERE OTHER CAMPUSES?

This website only applies to the Clifton Hill Campus within the Croatian Catholic Centre of Clifton Hill - Sveti Nikola Tavelic, Melbourne. We are accredited by Community Languages of Victoria and are a community run language school. 

The Croatian Catholic Centre of Springvale/Braeside - Holy Spirit also has a school accredited by the Community Languages of Victoria. Please contact them directly on 03 9769 1966.

Alternatively, please contact VSL Victorian School of Languages for the government run option of Croatian language schools which have campus options across Melbourne metro.

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WE ARE A CHILD SAFE ORGANISATION

We Are Committed to Child Safe Environments

The protection of children is the responsibility of everyone involved at the Croatian School of Language and Culture Melbourne and we champion a child safe culture, through our staff, parents and volunteers. We are committed to every child’s right to be and feel safe at all times.

We achieve this by:

Empowering children

  • Fostering a culture in which children feel well respected, highly valued and properly cared for.

  • Providing an environment in which each child is encouraged to participate, express their views and to learn and develop.

 

Embracing inclusion and diversity

  • Promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children

  • Promoting the cultural safety of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

  • Promoting the safety of children with a disability

 

Fulfilling our Duty of Care

  • We have a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Any allegation and safety concern will be treated seriously and in line with our policies and procedures.

  • Takes all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of children at all times, whilst also promoting their learning and development

  • Actively managing the risks of abuse or harm to each child. This includes fulfilling our legal and moral obligations and upholding our duty of care to protect children and prevent any reasonable, foreseeable risk of injury or harm. This also includes contacting authorities when we have concerns about a child’s safety.

  • The Committee of Management is committed to implementing the minimum Child Safe Standards and creating a child safe organisation. We aim to continuously improve the way Croatian School of Language and Culture Melbourne prevents child abuse through maintaining specific policies and implementing training that supports our staff, committee and volunteers to achieve these commitments. 

  • Ensuring that the Child Safety Standards are mandatory professional development requirements for all staff and volunteers.

 

If you would like a review our Child Safety Policy please click below or, please contact Darko Kotevski, Child Safety Support Officer by emailing us at croatianschoolmelbourne@gmail.com.

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