Schools recognise that you have the first and most significant influence on your child’s learning.   At primary school, your continued involvement in your child’s education is important so they can achieve the best possible learning results.

It is well known that children with interested and involved parents do better at school.

While you may be involved in your child’s learning at home, you can also contribute at school by joining the fundraising group, nominating for the school council or helping with less formal school activities.

If you are concerned about how your child is fitting in socially and how secure and content they feel at school, or about their academic progress and how it compares to other students of the same age, make a time to meet their teacher or principal, as they will be in the best position to help.

The Department of Education and Training website is a wealth of information for parents/guardians.
What is my responsibility as a parent/caregiver?

Make sure your child:

Make sure you:

Is regular attendance at school important?
For a copy of the It's Not Ok to be Away brochure please click here.
To advise the school of an absence please go to the Contact Us page of this website and click on the email link.
DARRAWEIT GUIM PRIMARY SCHOOL is listed on the Bushfire-At-Risk Register

School procedures for the bushfire season
Fire danger ratings and warnings are used in Victoria to provide clear direction on the safest options for preserving life.
Schools and children's services listed on the DEECD Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR) will be closed when a Code Red fire danger rating day is determined in their Bureau of Meteorology district.  Our school has been identified as being one of those at high bushfire risk and is listed on the BARR.

Where possible, we will provide parents with up to four days notice of a potential Code Red day closure by letter and phone.  A Code Red day will be determined by the Emergency Management Commissioner no later than 1.00 pm the day before the potential closure.  Once we are advised of the confirmation of the Code Red day we will provide you with advice before the end of the school day.

Once confirmed, the decision to close will not change, regardless of improvements in the weather forecast.  This is to avoid confusion and help your family plan alternative care arrangements for your child.  It is also important to note that:

On these Code Red days families are encouraged to enact their Bushfire Survival Plan - on such days children should never be left at home or in the care of older children.
For those of us living in a bushfire prone area, the CFA advise that when Code Red days are forecast, the safest option is to leave the night before or early on the morning of the Code Red day.
As part of preparing our school for potential hazards such as fire, we have updated and completed our Emergency Management Plan.

What can parents do?

If your child is old enough, talk to them about bushfires and your family's bushfire survival plan.

You can access more information about children's services closures on the Department of Education and Training website - see
For up-to-date information on this year's fire season, visit the CFA website at or call the 24-hour Victorian Bushfires Information Line on 1800 240 667.


The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) website has recently been modified so that parents and carers can more readily access information about emergency closures of schools, early childhood facilities and bus services.

All information about closures and cancellations can now be viewed from the Department's external website by clicking on the 'Emergency Closures' button at the bottom of the Department's website home page.
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