LIGHTHOUSE HANDBOOK 2018 INSPIRING LIFELONG WELLBEING
Important Contact Information PLC Lighthouse Reception PLC Lighthouse Website PLC Lighthouse Email PLC Main School Reception PLC School Website
(08) 9460 6333 https://www.plc.wa.edu.au/wellbeing-service/plc-lighthouse email@example.com (08) 9424 6444 https://www.plc.wa.edu.au
All bookings for Fitness & Group programmes, including PLC Lighthouse Beginners for 0-4 years, are made via the PLC Lighthouse website. If you have any comments regarding any of the PLC Lighthouse programmes please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to offer feedback regarding any of the Lighthouse programmes, please email email@example.com.
Contents Welcome from the Principal
Welcome from the Director of Wellbeing
Lighting the way forward for current and future students 04
PLC Health Centre
PLC Statement of Purpose
Health & Wellbeing Staff
Health & Wellbeing at PLC
Toilet and Shower Facilities
Baby Change Facilities
Respect for the Facilities
Booking & Payments Facilities
Access to the Facilities
PLC Lighthouse Beginners 0-5 Programmes
Access for Boarding Students
Fitness & Group Classes
Parking and Road Safety
PLC Lighthouse Events
Consultation Rooms for Allied Health Professionals
Creative and Expressive Art Rooms
Pedestrians 22 Current PLC Students
Visitors 23 Tours of the Facilities
Hiring the Facilities
Internal Bookings of the Facilities
Deliveries to the PLC Lighthouse
Uniform and Clothing Store
PLC Lighthouse CafĂŠ
Code of Conduct
Complaints & Feedback
Welcome From the Principal The wellbeing of our young people matters. Now more than ever, we need to take action and have a stronger focus on mental health promotion and prevention. Sadly, in 2017, Mission Australia’s Youth Survey, the largest survey of young people in the country, reported for the first time in survey’s history, that mental illness was the most important issue for youth in Australia today. We must do better, as educators, as a community and more broadly as a society. The PLC Lighthouse draws on current research and offers a step-change in the way schools and communities envision the teaching of wellbeing practices to young people. Our world-first PLC Lighthouse offers every PLC student, from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, the opportunity to learn and practise the skills required to develop lifelong wellbeing. Our state-of-the-art facilities are dedicated to the delivery of holistic health and wellbeing programmes integrated into our personalised curriculum. Research has indicated schools that offer wellbeing programmes to students enjoy on average an 11 percent increase to academic outcomes. It also indicates that staff with high levels of wellbeing have increased job satisfaction and are more productive. The quality and quantity of health and wellbeing services we offer to our School community at the PLC Lighthouse are unlike any other school in the world. Led by Director of Wellbeing, Laura Allison, our highly qualified team has prepared a series of personalised and integrated programmes for all PLC students from Pre-Kindergarten through to Year 12, with three main aims: • Prevent mental illness • Promote mental health • Support student learning These programmes aim to teach every student at PLC Perth the necessary tools to promote optimal mental health and navigate their way through a life in which mental illness is becoming more prevalent. The facilities and programmes truly aim to inspire lifelong wellbeing for our students, staff and community. We are very proud that the PLC Lighthouse is a world-first facility and is a game-changer for health and wellbeing education. Dr Kate Hadwen Principal PhD, M.Ed, Grad Cert (School L’Ship), B.Teach
From the Director of Wellbeing
PLC’s dedicated approach to wellbeing supports our infrastructure to enable students and staff to function at their best and flourish. When we build wellbeing, we see a number of positive outcomes socially and emotionally, as well as in relation to performance and productivity.
Our wellbeing approach includes: • A comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, evidence based PK-12 wellbeing curriculum; • Integration of wellbeing within teacher methods and practise; and • The PLC Lighthouse, designed to practice the skills and behaviours that cultivate wellbeing. The PLC Lighthouse is not simply a gymnasium with pilates and yoga; it has been designed to provide teaching staff with a dedicated centre to offer personalised and integrated wellbeing programmes across every year group of the School. Furthermore, the PLC Lighthouse operates with extended hours to provide students, staff and the PLC community access to the facilities, classes and courses as we promote wellbeing universally. Our state-of-the art facilities include: • Specifically designed spaces for mental health that support the development of important skills for life such as the opportunity to re-energise, relax and engage. • Spaces to promote physical health, from a nutrition centre to a contemporary gymnasium with ergo rowers, treadmills and cross trainers available to all students, staff, parents and the wider PLC community. • Convenient facilities for students, parents and staff including the uniform shop, healthy café and accessible parking. I encourage you to “like” the PLC Lighthouse Facebook page or subscribe to the PLC Lighthouse News for the latest information and resources on wellbeing. For up-to-the-minute information about our programmes and events, please refer to the PLC Lighthouse Website https://www.plc.wa.edu.au/wellbeing-service/plc-Lighthouse Ms Laura Allison Director of Wellbeing Bsc, BPsych, MPsych, ProfCertEd(PosEd)
Lighting the way forward for current and future students At PLC, wellbeing is fundamental to everything we do; we want our students to thrive. Promoting wellbeing is linked to good mental health while also supporting student learning with well-established research suggesting that students with high levels of wellbeing benefit academically. The PLC Lighthouse strengthens the highly successful wellbeing programmes currently being implemented at PLC and provides a host of functional benefits to the School for many years to come. Officially open in April 2018, the PLC Lighthouse provides an anchor for students, staff and the PLC community to learn, experience and practise scientifically-based wellbeing pathways. The PLC Lighthouse is integral to the School’s universal approach to wellbeing and will encourage students’ physical, psychological, social, expressive and spiritual needs to flourish. Wellbeing is defined as feeling good, functioning well and doing good for others, with community service integral to PLC’s Wellbeing approach. The School has adopted Waters (2016) framework to clearly articulate the skills, knowledge and behaviour to cultivate wellbeing. These six pathways are: Strengths The ability to know your personal capacities and characteristics that are energising and authentic to use, enabling you to perform at your best. Emotional Management The ability to identify, understand, express and manage emotions and how they are influenced by physiology, thoughts and circumstances to promote positive functioning. Attention The ability to focus awareness and consciously pay attention to a stimulus as it occurs, to support both concentration and wellbeing. Relationships The ability to develop social skills and understand, express and manage the social aspects of life to develop nourishing relationships with others. Coping The ability to balance the demands of life with the resources to manage those demands, and being able to bounce back when thrown off balance. Habits The ability to know how to break bad, and create good habits that can help you progress towards your goals, providing a sense of purpose, mastery and direction in life.
Emotional Attention ! Strength R management
PLC Statement of Purpose Presbyterian Ladiesâ€™ College is a Uniting Church School committed to an excellent well-rounded educational experience that gives every girl confidence and empowers her to lead a principled life and make an active contribution to the community. Strategic Objective Providing opportunities for generations of girls to discover their uniqueness and have the courage to strive to live by their convictions and realise their potential. PLC Values Integrity â€“ Honore Learning Community Effort â€“ Labore
Child Protection PLC is a child-safe School. Presbyterian Ladies’ College has zero tolerance for child abuse and grooming. The College is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people at the College and is dedicated to protecting them from abuse and grooming. Robust policies and procedures have been implemented to deter abuse and grooming and facilitate detection and reporting at the College. The College regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and is committed to maintaining safe and supportive College physical and online environments for all children and young people. This Child Protection Programme is made up of work systems, practices, policies and procedures designed to maintain a child-safe environment and to embed an organisational culture of child safety within the College community. The Programme deals specifically with child protection issues and is designed to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations in WA. The College has developed and implemented this Child Protection Programme in accordance with the Registration Standards determined by the Minister for Education under section 159(1) of the School Education Act 1999 (WA), in particular Standard 12 – Child Abuse Prevention. The Program also addresses the information included in the Guide to the Registration Standards and Other Requirements for Non-Government Schools which assists the College to comply with the Standards. Chapter 8 of the Guide – ‘Levels of Care’ addresses various child protection matters and is particularly relevant to this Programme. All plc staff undergo regular training in child protection. Staff who are mandatory reporters are required to follow legislated requirements regarding reporting issues relating to Child Protection. Broader child safety issues arising from our common law duty of care are dealt with through our Student Duty of Care Programme. Reporting a concern All child protection concerns should be reported to the Principal as soon as possible (08) 9424 6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wherever there are concerns that a child is in immediate danger the Police should be called on 000. If you have a belief or suspicion that a child is at risk or has suffered from abuse, grooming or neglect, contact the Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS) on the following numbers:
College CPFS District Office (Fremantle) – (08) 9431 8800
Central Intake Team - 1800 273 889
After hours contact Crisis Care - (08) 9223 1111
Health & Wellbeing Staff The PLC Lighthouse is staffed by experienced and highly qualified staff led by the Director of Wellbeing. The team has developed comprehensive and personalised programmes specifically designed for each stage of a PLC studentâ€™s development. Director of Wellbeing Head of Health and Physical Education Year K-12 Chaplain Head of Food & Nutrition
Laura Allison Chonny James Rev Gary van Heerden Phillipa Dâ€™Sylva
Wellbeing & Service Co-ordinators Head of Service Senior School Wellbeing Co-ordinator Junior School Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Matt Donaldson Nic Dorrington Katy Howes
Physical Education Health & Wellbeing Teachers
Judy Boyne Tiarne Burman Boyd Cooper Chelsea Forkin Esther Hanbridge Emily Harris Kobie McGurk
School Psychologists Senior School Senior School Junior School
Jessica Lethbridge Daleen Engelbrecht Danay Savva
Operations and Administration Team Wellbeing & Service Project Officer Administration Assistant Administration Assistant Education Assistant
Amy McDonald Sophie Fennell Alex Kannegiesser-Bailey Jo Shanley
“HEALTH IS A STATE OF COMPLETE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING AND NOT MERELY THE ABSENCE OF DISEASE OR INFIRMITY”
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Health & Wellbeing at PLC Wellbeing Programmes At PLC, our wellbeing programmes teach the skills to prevent mental illness, support learning and cultivate wellbeing. Students participate in an evidenced based spiral Wellbeing curriculum built around six pathways to wellbeing. Students are taught these abilities over many years, as they develop and their abilities to comprehend grow. Approaches to mental health education are most effective when students, parents and the School community are all taught the same common core set of abilities, as such opportunities to learn the skills taught through these programmes are also available to parents and staff. Students At PLC, all students are taught scientifically based wellbeing practices from Preâ€‘Kindergarten through to Year 12. Our approach at PLC is one that focuses on prevention and early intervention. To ensure mental health concerns are responded to effectively and promptly, key staff are trained in youth mental health first aid and the School has a team of Psychologists available to provide individual support. The Psychology team at PLC also delivers tailored group programmes for targeted interventions that students may opt into for specialised support and skill building. Whole of School approach At PLC we are a community of learners who inspire and support each other to excel in an exciting and progressive environment. We recognise that when our staff are flourishing, so too are our students. We have designed targeted wellbeing programmes for staff that focus on feeling good, functioning well and doing good for others. We offer a strong, personalised growth and development programme for all staff and have an extensive array of leadership opportunities on offer. Staff are also able to access the facilities and many of the wellbeing programmes and events offered in the PLC Lighthouse. In 2017, PLC was a foundation school in Australia for the Visible Wellbeing Instruction Model in partnership with Melbourne University. A strong relationship exists between a student functioning well and their capacity to learn. The Visible Wellbeing Instructional Model helps teachers build student wellbeing as part of their daily teacher practice in every classroom, ensuring a truly integrated approach to wellbeing in education.
PLC Partners Service Providers PLC has partnered with a range of experienced and qualified specialists to deliver before and after school programmes. The programmes we offer at various times throughout the year will vary depending on demand and availability of the facilities. Please refer to the PLC Lighthouse website regularly for up-to-date schedules and booking information https://www.plc.wa.edu.au/wellbeing-service/plc-lighthouse All service providers are required to agree to and comply with strict compliance and regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, PLCÂ Child Protection Policies, Code of Conduct, provide Working with Children and National Police Checks, WACOT registration (where appropriate) and undertake Mandatory Reporting and Privacy Act Training. Physiotherapy Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy is excited to be partnering with PLC Lighthouse in 2018, with Jo Norcott (nee McCallum) appointed as the Lead Physiotherapist for the School. Occupational Therapy Dove Occupational Therapy is a paediatric occupational therapy service provider that can offer assessment and intervention to PLC students. Speech Pathology Leanne Allan is a Speech Pathologist specialising in speech, language and literacy development in 3 to 15-year-olds. Fitness & Group Classes All PLC Lighthouse fitness and group classes are run by O2Activeâ€™s team of experienced and university-qualified Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP), fitness trainers and wellness professionals. General Practitioner Dr Susie Cann, a registered Medical Practitioner at GPs on Bay View, is available to provide medical support to students and PLC staff in the Boarding House. Booking & Payment Facilities All programmes outside the normal curricular programme for our students are subject to availability and require prior booking and payment. Some programmes also require completion of a registration form. Parents and staff wishing to book and pay for any of the programmes should go to the PLC Lighthouse website. Most programmes are offered at subsidised rates for the PLC community through an arrangement between PLC and our partners. Students participating in the co-curricular programmes are required to have permissions signed through our regular programmes at school.
PLC Lighthouse Beginners (0-5 years Programmes) Early childhood is an important time for mental health, as it impacts on future physical and mental health and wellbeing, as well as relationships and educational success (Hunter Institute of Mental Health, 2014). PLC’s Lighthouse Beginners (0-5 years) aims to support child wellbeing and develop critical skills from the earliest opportunity. Each programme is delivered by specially trained early years practitioners. A series of parent workshops on a range of topics such as parenting, child development and mental health will also be delivered through our PLC Lighthouse Leaders Events programme. Programmes may change each term so it is important to refer to our website for specific times and booking details. https://www.plc.wa.edu.au/wellbeing-service/plc-lighthouse/lighthouse-beginners/ The programmes will each be specifically tailored for individual age groups (e.g. 18 months – 3 years, 3-5 years etc.) and are designed for interactive and shared sessions with parents involved. •
Music Music Heart focuses on creating a heart for music in young children. Children learn musical concepts through active engagement in masterworks and music from around the world. They dance to music, sing songs, play games, say rhymes, play percussion instruments, learn concepts and so much more. Music Heart uses the Kodály method of teaching which seamlessly continues through to music education at the PLC Junior School.
Active Kids following national guidelines for fitness in young children, Active Kids will cover a wide variety of activities including ballet, yoga, jazz dance, karate, acrobatics and fitness. This programme has the goal of encouraging a love of movement and fitness and develops how young children’s bodies reacts to active play, team work, musicality, rhythm, and expressive movement.
Creative Art and Play PLAYworks offers age specific programmes using different mediums and themes each week to explore creative expression through music, movement, colour, texture, paint and sculpture. Petite Artists (18 months to 3 years) attend and share the experience with their parent. Parents of Creative Art Explorers (3-5 years) are welcome to share the experience but are not required to attend.
Fitness & Group Classes In addition to and complementing our School Physical Education and Health Curriculum programmes, the PLC Lighthouse offers a series of fitness and group classes in custom-built facilities. PLC parents and staff can also take advantage of the activities offered in open classes. Classes are designed and delivered by accredited Exercise Physiologists from 02 Active with significant experience in their area. Information and class timetables are available via the following link: https://www.plc.wa.edu.au/wellbeing-service/plc-lighthouse/fitness-group-classes/ Junior School • • • • • • • •
Dance (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop) Karate Yoga Pilates Acro Yoga Fitness Strength & Conditioning Mini-Bootcamp
Senior School • • • • • • • • •
Dance (mix, Jazz, Hip Hop) Boxilates & Boxing Fitness Fitness Training Martial Arts-based Fitness and Self Defence Core Conditioning Cardio & Functional Hiit Yoga Pilates Zumba
Open (Senior School Students, Staff, Parents of PLC students) To attend Open Classes, Senior School Students are required to provide a signed permission form with their parents’ acknowledgment there will be other adults participating in the class. • • • • • • • •
Boxilates & Boxing Fitness Fitness training Martial Arts-based Fitness and Self Defence Core Conditioning Cardio & Functional Hiit Yoga Pilates Zumba
PLC Lighthouse Events The PLC Lighthouse will continue to build on the Schoolâ€™s successful PLC Lighthouse Leaders Programme supporting wellbeing within our Community. The Programme hosts experts in the field to deliver interactive presentations on wellbeing research and skills. The PLC Lighthouse also offers the delivery of wide variety of research-based wellbeing courses and workshops. This programme has attracted keynote speakers including:
Professor Lea Waters, positive psychology and positive parenting expert
Colin Pettit, Commissioner for Children and Young People
Annika Rose, modern mindfulness teacher and positive psychology specialist
Dr Amy Finlay-Jones, Post-Doctoral Researcher and self-compassion specialist
Short courses covering topics such as mindfulness, nutrition and wellbeing will be hosted for PLC students and community members from the PLC Lighthouse. Information on upcoming events is available via the Courses & Events page https://www.plc.wa.edu.au/wellbeing-service/plc-PLC Lighthouse/courses-events/
THE BUILDING HAS BEEN CUSTOM-DESIGNED AND PURPOSE-BUILT, PROVIDING CONTEMPORARY SPACES FOR OUR EXTENSIVE AND UNIQUE PROGRAMMES.
Purpose-built Facilities Community Room
“The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.” Dean Ornish.
“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there.” Deepak Chopra.
To engage with the wider communities, from parents and Old Collegians to children in their early years.
This space is designed for short relaxations (10-30 minutes).
Consultation Rooms for Allied Health Professionals
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’ Hippocrates.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller.
Discover a greater understanding of healthy and sustainable living. Learn about nutrition and healthy eating. Utilise live demonstrations and discover your inner MasterChef.
A space to access health professionals who will work collaboratively with school staff for positive outcomes for students. Creativity and Expressive Arts Room “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou. Creativity can help express thoughts that can be hard to put into words. Engage in this space to enjoy creative pursuits, create flow and re-energise. Fitness Centre “To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha. Use this space for physical activity to enjoy the fitness or circuit room equipment. Or join a fitness class in the movement room for group activities and connection. Lighthouse Café “It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about – enjoying things.” Julia Child. A street-facing café to explore a range of nutritious and delicious meals, snacks and drinks. The Lighthouse Café is a place to rekindle old friendships and foster new ones.
Recharge Room “Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together.” Thomas Dekker. This space is designed for individual rest (5-20 minutes). Roof Terrace “Sometimes inspiration comes from a single ray of sunshine.” unknown. A space for connection, activity in fresh air and sunshine. Workshop Spaces “Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard and valued – when they can give and receive without judgment.” Brene Brown. This room is designed for quiet pursuits and connecting with others. A space to share ideas and work collaboratively. Staff Offices The Director of Wellbeing, Senior School Psychologists, Senior School Wellbeing Co-ordinator and Head of Service are also based in the PLC Lighthouse.
Safety First First Aid Students and any other patron of the PLC Lighthouse requiring an EpiPen, Inhaler or similar medication should ensure they are accessible to them at all times. An emergency EpiPen, First Aid Kit and other equipment is available from the PLC Lighthouse Reception in case of emergency. A defibrillator is located in the Fitness Centre (Level 3) adjacent to the doors to the South West stairwell. In the event that you or another individual becomes sick or injured, please notify a staff member immediately. Staff will call for medical assistance and/or render first aid as appropriate. For serious injuries or other emergencies, please dial 000 without delay and give the address as:
PLC Lighthouse 2 McNeil Street (near the corner of Stirling Highway) Peppermint Grove
Please report any illness, injury or incident, no matter how minor they may seem, to a staff member. In the first instance, contact the Director of Wellbeing or the Receptionist on duty. PLC Health Centre The PLC Health Centre, located in the Boarding House building, is open from 7.45 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. Staffed by Registered Nurses, the facility is well equipped with a treatment room, five beds and a private room. Our Nurses work collaboratively with parents, school counsellors and PLC staff to ensure the needs of every student in their care are met holistically. They are on duty to attend to any emergency or illness that arises during the school day. In addition, they work closely with parents of boarders to ensure their daughter’s health care is managed while she is away from home and to assist with referrals, bookings and transport to appointments. Information regarding your child’s health is helpful in providing the best possible care. Parents are always welcome to contact the school with any concerns. Emergencies/Evacuations All PLC Staff undergo annual training to respond to emergencies. Should an emergency alarm sound whilst you are in the PLC Lighthouse, please follow the directions of staff members. If there is an emergency situation and there has been no audible alarm or instructions, please seek assistance from a staff member immediately. Should there be no staff member in the immediate vicinity, please abide by any speaker announcements or follow instructions on the emergency sheets that are clearly visible around the Centre. These will direct you to the nearest emergency exit and point of safety. Please assist others to stay calm and exit the building as efficiently as possible without putting your own safety at risk. Please do not make your way back into the building once an emergency alarm sounds. It is important to remain as calm as possible in any emergency and to respect the instructions of PLC staff and other authorised personnel. In the event of evacuation, please move to the grassed area between the Hazel Day Drama Centre and the Hugh Baird Sports Centre.
Opening Hours The PLC Lighthouse is open to PLC day students Monday to Friday from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm. Students who reside in the Boarding House are entitled to use the facilities after hours by arrangement with Boarding House staff under the same conditions as other activities they undertake. For safety reasons, Junior School students and students in Years 7-9 are not to utilise the gymnasium equipment during recess or breaks between classes unless supervised by their teacher. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are authorised to use the gymnasium before and after school and at lunchtime. Students are required to have completed the induction on the correct use of equipment prior to use. Inductions will be conducted by trained staff during class time at the start of each year and as required during the year for new students. PLC is a Child-Safe School. Students and other members of our community under the age of 18 years of age will not be permitted to use the facilities prior to 6.00 am or after 7.00 pm each day with the exception of Boarders, as detailed above. All patrons who are not PLC students or members of PLC staff will be required to sign in and carry photo identification at all times. The PLC Lighthouse facilities are not available for hire nor are they to be accessed by third parties using other facilities owned by PLC including the sporting facilities adjacent to the PLC Lighthouse. Specific age guidelines for use of these facilities: 0-4 years of age Must be accompanied by their parent or an approved/authorised guardian over the age of 25. 4 years of age to Year 6 Must be supervised by a PLC staff member or authorised service provider unless accompanied by their parent or an approved/authorised guardian over the age of 25. Year 7 to Year 9 Must be supervised by a PLC staff member or authorised service provider. It is a requirement prior to attending classes provided by a service provider who is not a PLC Staff member, that students submit a Consent form signed by their parent or authorised guardian. Year 10 to Year 12 Must be supervised by a PLC staff member or authorised service provider during scheduled classes and programmes. It is a requirement prior to attending classes provided by a service provider who is not a PLC Staff member, that students submit a Consent form signed by their parent/guardian. Open All open classes are supervised by a PLC staff member or authorised service provider. Students attending Open Classes are required to submit a Consent form signed by their parent/guardian acknowledging there will be other adults attending the same class.
Kitchen Facilities It is important for the safety of all patrons that access to the kitchen is authorised by a PLC staff member prior to entry. Security The PLC Lighthouse is equipped with 360 degree video surveillance 24/7. The Centre is also regularly checked by Security staff after hours. If you have any security issues, please contact the School reception between 8.00 am – 5.00 pm weekdays (08) 9424 6444. The PLC Lighthouse is a private facility specifically for use by the students, staff and parents of PLC Perth. Unauthorised access to the Centre including bringing in guests (other than emergency services personnel) without authorisation from a staff member may result in legal action. Please note the doors are automatically set to lock at the end of the day. PLC Lighthouse staff and security staff will regularly check all areas of the building. There is to be no unauthorised persons within the building outside operational hours. Lockers A limited number of pin-coded lockers are available for student use during scheduled classes. Students are requested to be considerate of others and limit their use of the lockers to the required time for classes. Lockers will be opened at the end of each day and PLC reserves the right to remove any items left in lockers overnight. Toilet and Shower Facilities Patrons of the PLC Lighthouse are requested to use the appropriate toilet facilities as indicated on the attached plans and as per signage throughout the PLC Lighthouse. PLC takes the safety of our students seriously. No person is allowed to enter bathroom, toilet or change room facilities allocated for student use unless they are a student, authorised staff member or an authorised emergency services attendant. Baby Change Facilities Baby change facilities are provided in the unisex bathroom on the ground floor. Power Failures In the case of power failure, please leave the building if it is safe to do so. Between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, please notify PLC reception of the power failure on 9424 6444 or after hours call 9460 6110. Respect for the Facilities Please return all equipment and weights to their correct storage space when you have finished with them. This is important for the safety of others using the facility. Patrons of the Centre are advised that all items in the PLC Lighthouse are the property of Presbyterian Ladies’ College and are protected by our Asset Management Security System. Attire All students using the fitness facilities during the school day should be in PLC sports uniform, however, students may wear personal sports wear for co-curricular programmes and accessing the fitness centre out of school hours.
All users of the facilities should be in appropriate exercise clothing and footwear at all times. Running shoes or other similar soft soled gym shoes must be worn at all times other than for programmes where alternative or no footwear is permitted. For the safety of all using the facility, no other shoes are permitted to be worn when using the gymnasium facilities or participating in programmes that require physical activity. In the interests of safety and good hygiene for all users of the facility and equipment, please place a towel on gym seats and benches. Please use the paper towels and steriliser provided in the gym to wipe down all upholstery after use. Equipment The facilities and equipment are state-of-the-art and have been ergonomically designed and tested to ensure they are the most effective and safest for their designated use. All patrons must complete an induction for training in the correct use of all equipment prior to use for their own safety and that of all patrons. Sessions need to be booked in advance, are limited to 10 participants per session and take no more than 30 minutes. Please contact the PLC Lighthouse reception to enquire about booking your induction. All equipment is regularly cleaned and maintained and patrons are requested to treat equipment with care and respect. Should any fault or issue be noticed, please report it to the receptionist as soon as possible. If there is a safety issue, please report it immediately. Cardio Equipment - Cardio equipment such as treadmills, bikes, elliptical trainers and rowers are designed to burn body fat and offer the best exercise for heart conditioning. Please use them as intended for the safety of yourself and other patrons. Strength Equipment - The strength equipment is designed to exercise two muscle groups. It will assist build and maintain lean muscle tissue as well as burn fat and increase strength. This is important in both males and females, however, the equipment must be used correctly to reduce the risk of injury and work on the correct muscle group. There should be no concern about bulking up so please ensure you are properly trained in its use. Free Weights - Free weights include dumbbells, barbells, weight plates, and racks. They are designed to give total range of motion in a movement and it is important to follow staff advice if you are instructed to train with a training buddy. Resource Area The PLC Lighthouse reception area includes reading materials that have been carefully chosen as they are valuable resources for staff, parents and students accessing the centre. Please return all books to the reception area for use by other patrons. If you would like more information on a particular book in the collection, please contact the Lighthouse Receptionist by email Lighthouse@plc.wa.edu.au.
Access to the Facilities Access for Boarding Students Supporting our boarding students is integral to all our programmes at PLC. We are delighted to provide our boarders with extended hours access to the PLC Lighthouse facilities. As with any activity our boarding students undertake outside of our curriculum and co-curricular programmes, they will be supervised by a member of our boarding staff and be subject to the Code of Conduct and conditions of access to the facilities. Parking and Road Safety The safety of PLC students, staff and patrons using the facility is of the highest priority. For this reason, it is important that patrons and visitors to the PLC Lighthouse follow the signs and instructions in the carpark. At peak periods, please only turn left when exiting onto Stirling Highway as attempting to turn right can cause considerable disruption to traffic flow. Please exercise extra caution when reversing out of parking bays as there may be small children in the area. For the safety of everyone using the PLC Lighthouse, it is important that all driveways and access ways remain clear at all times. Please do not park anywhere other than designated parking bays and take heed of all signage. Pedestrians All patrons and members of the PLC Community are asked to take extra care in the carpark and when crossing driveways and particularly, Stirling Highway. All students wishing to cross Stirling Highway are directed to use the pedestrian crossing near McNeil Street or other nearby traffic lights. All Junior School students walking to the PLC Lighthouse will be accompanied by a staff member at all times. Parents of any student requiring extra assistance are requested to let the appropriate receptionist or supervising teacher know as soon as possible. Current PLC Students All students currently enrolled and attending PLC are automatically entitled to use all facilities in the PLC Lighthouse, subject only to the age, supervision and induction requirements (for their own safety). Students arriving late for school are required to sign in at their relevant reception desk. If a student is arriving late for a class in the PLC Lighthouse, she is required to sign in at the PLC Lighthouse reception desk in the same way. Parents of students unaccounted for will be contacted to verify the whereabouts of the student. It is important that students are not dropped at the PLC Lighthouse prior to the start of the school day unless they are booked in for a class or accessing a specific service. All students attending co-curricular programmes at the PLC Lighthouse will be required to provide a signed permission slip from their parent/guardian prior to commencing the first class in the series. Verbal permission will not be accepted. Students without signed permission will not be able to attend the class and will be required to go to the School campus.
Old Collegians We hope to offer programmes to PLC Old Collegians in the very near future, however, this is not currently possible due to the high demand for the facilities and services. 0-5 Programmes Patrons wishing to enrol their child in the 0-5 programmes will be required to complete an application form if they are not already registered as a member of the PLC Community prior to accessing the programmes. Visitors Visitors to the Centre who are not otherwise members of the PLC Community in one of the categories listed above must register at the registration desk prior to entering the Centre. Visitors must wear the appropriate identification at all times whilst in the Centre or PLC property and be accompanied by an authorised member of PLC staff. Tours of the Facilities As this is a world-first state-of-the-art facility, there is high demand for information about the building, the facilities and our health and wellbeing education programmes. Unfortunately it is not possible to run individual tours on request, however, there will be regular information days scheduled each year. Registration for these days can be made by emailing email@example.com Hiring the Facilities Due to the high demand for services for our own students and school community, it is not possible for the facilities to be hired by external organisations. For information regarding the hire of other facilities on the PLC Perth campus, please email our main reception firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9424 6444 to be directed to the correct department. Internal Bookings of Specific Rooms It is imperative that staff book rooms in the PLC Lighthouse in advance. This can be done by contacting the Receptionist preferably by email email@example.com with 24 hours notice. If the booking is required immediately, please call 333 or from an outside line (08) 9460Â 6333. Deliveries to the PLC Lighthouse Equipment and supplies for the PLC Lighthouse can be received by Property staff between the hours of 7.00 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Friday. The Property Department is located at the rear of 2 McNeil street (accessed via the PLC Lighthouse driveway).
Uniform & Clothing Shop The PLC Uniform and Clothing shop is conveniently located in the PLC Lighthouse and can be easily accessed from McNeil Street. Information about the PLC Uniform and the Uniform Shop can be obtained from https://www.plc.wa.edu.au/enrolments/all-about-plc/our-uniform/ Please check Links Newsletters for up-to-date information on extra days the shop is open at the beginning of the school year. Normal Shop Hours during Term Time Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays First Monday of each new term
12.30 pm - 4.30 pm 8.00 am - 1.30 pm 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
There are designated parking bays for patrons visiting the Uniform shop. There are extra parking bays behind the building for parking longer than 15 minutes and for patrons using other areas of the PLC Lighthouse. Uniform Shop Contact Details: Manager: Assistant: Email: Phone:
Emma Young Marcelle Eastman firstname.lastname@example.org (08) 9460 6243
PLC Lighthouse Café The PLC Lighthouse Café, operated by Kirkwood Deli, is also conveniently accessed from McNeil Street or from inside the building. It serves a selection of gourmet teas and Barista Coffees including an exclusive PLC Lighthouse blend of coffee available to purchase. There are also healthy snacks, meals, juices and smoothies on offer to help sustain students, staff and parents. During Terms 1 and 2, 2018, the café will operate between:
Monday to Friday
7.00 am - 4.00 pm
From Term 3, 2018, it is anticipated the hours may reduce depending on the level of demand. Any amendments to the Café hours will be published on the website. If you do not have access to the internet, you may call PLC main reception on (08) 9424 6444. If you have any issues to raise regarding the standard of food or beverages at the café or any other matter, please raise them with the staff member concerned in the first instance. Should your matter not be resolved to your satisfaction, please email email@example.com.
Code of Conduct It is a condition of entry that all persons accessing the PLC Lighthouse agree to: 1.
Abide by PLC school rules and Code of Conduct at all times. The Code of Conduct is published on the PLC Website https://www.plc.wa.edu.au/the-school/policies-procedures/ and contains specific reference to PLCâ€™s Child Protection Policy, Professional Conduct, Privacy and Confidentiality. It is a condition of entry to the PLC Lighthouse that these policies are abided by at all times for the safety of our students, staff and all members of our community. There are serious consequences relating to any breach of the Code of Conduct.
Respect the instructions and guidance of staff and service providers.
Treat all students, staff, service providers and other patrons of the PLC Lighthouse with respect and courtesy.
Treat all property and equipment with care and respect.
Use equipment only for its intended purpose.
Always act in a manner appropriate to the interests and good standing of the School and the PLC Lighthouse.
Never photograph or record sound or capture any other information of a student or other person under the age of 18 years of age unless you are an authorised member of PLC media staff.
Never photograph or record sound or capture any other information of anyone using the PLC Lighthouse without prior written authorisation from the Director of Wellbeing or the Principal.
Immediately surrender mobile phone or any other item of equipment used for recording or photography if requested by a PLC Staff member. PLC staff have been authorised to deal with all reported and observed incidents of inappropriate mobile phone use in accordance with this policy and the student mobile phone use policy.
10. Discuss any issues or concerns with the appropriate member of staff in the first instance and if the matter is not resolved refer to the grievance policy as per the above link for policies & procedures. There are serious consequences relating to any breach of the Code of Conduct. Where there is potential for the safety of a student or other user of the PLC Lighthouse to be compromised, those consequences may include legal action.
Complaints & Feedback Your opinion is important to us. If you have any specific feedback regarding the PLC Lighthouse or programmes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you wish to provide feedback or lodge a complaint on any of our programmes whether or not they are based in the PLC Lighthouse, please email email@example.com. Our Complaints and Grievance Policy is available on the PLC Website at https://www.plc.wa.edu.au/the-school/policies-procedures/
Floor Plan - Level 1 Lighthouse Map MCNEIL STREET LEVEL
Uniform Shop Lighthouse Cafe
Community Room Toilets
Property and Mainteance Offices
Store 2 Workshop
Director of Wellbeing Office
Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator Office
Workshop Expressive Room Arts Room
Floor Plan - Level 2
Senior School Oval
Floor Plan - Level 3
Floor Plan - Level 4
First Aid In the event that you or another individual becomes sick or injured whilst in the PLC Lighthouse, please notify a staff member immediately. Staff will call for medical assistance and/or render first aid as appropriate. For serious injuries or other emergencies, please dial 000 without delay and give the address as:
PLC Lighthouse 2 McNeil Street (near the corner of Stirling Highway) Peppermint Grove
Please report illness, injuries or incidents, no matter how minor they may seem, to a staff member. In the first instance contact the Director of Wellbeing or the Receptionist on duty.
PRESBYTERIAN LADIES’ COLLEGE A COLLEGE OF THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA 14 MCNEIL STREET, PEPPERMINT GROVE WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6011 TEL (08) 9424 6444 | FAX (08) 9424 6466 | PLC.WA.EDU.AU Information in this publication is correct at the time of printing - March 2018 - but may be subject to change. For important updates to the information in this publication, please visit plc.wa.edu.au/ wellbeing-service/plc-lighthouse © PLC Perth 2018
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