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We hope you like our website and we want you to be able to easily find what you’re looking for!

Our website is simple and, hopefully, intuitive - it is laid out per the following text-based Sitemap (pages are clickable): 


Home | Beliefs and Key propositions | What you can do on this website | Social media bar | Express interest | Media enquiries

About Alatus | Alatus' Co-founders | Alatus School Board | Vision | Mission | Philosophy | Values | Democratic Principles 

How we learn | A day at Alatus | Learner’s and Mentor’s journals | Alatus Learning Approach | 3-Years' of Units | An example Unit | Assessment and Reporting 

Find out more | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | Alatus' Blog | Co-founder's Podcast | Facebook | Instagram | Newsletters

Get Involved | Express interest for a child | Express interest as a mentor | Support Alatus | Join our mailing list | Social media bar

Enrol | Eligibility Criteria | Once Applications for Enrolment open… | Parent Information Nights | If you decide to apply to enrol… | Enrolment Process | Enrolment-related FAQ | Alatus planned timeline | Alatus premises 

Alatus | Contact us | Media enquiries | Acknowledgements

Website | Sitemap | Terms of use | Initial Privacy Policy | Credits

Podcast & Media

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Terms of Use

Alatus School® is proposed to be an independent primary school in the State of Victoria, Australia, that will specialise in gifted learning.

Alatus is subject to successful assessment by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (“the VRQA”) for registration as an Independent School. Application for registration was made on 28 June 2019 and may ultimately be accepted, accepted conditionally or declined at the discretion of the VRQA.

Note that, in due course, Alatus will make its Enrolment Policy & Process available to interested persons. Any and all applications for enrolment at Alatus must must be made in accordance with the Policy and any eligibility criteria, processes, requests for information, payments, approvals and deadlines prescribed within it. Neither any pre-application expression of interest process, nor any Application for Enrolment, will guarantee a child a place at Alatus. All Applications for Enrolment are subject to assessment by Alatus in accordance with the Enrolment Policy & Process.

By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge and agree to the following: 

This website is published by Melbourne Gifted School Ltd., trading as Alatus School. It is a public informational website designed to cover the period of time from the public announcement of the Co-founders’ intention – subject to registration – to start Alatus, through to at-least the point of opening the School (meaning, conducting its first day of teaching learners in a classroom).

The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take in to account the circumstances or needs of any individual person. If you are considering taking any action arising from reading this website, including but not limited to considering enrolling your child at Alatus or expressing your interest as a Mentor, you are encouraged to make your own enquiries to verify that Alatus will meet your needs.

Whilst Alatus has taken reasonable care to ensure the accuracy of all information on this website and believe it to be true, to the extent permitted by law, Alatus assumes no legal liability for, and does not warrant that, the information contained on this website is complete or fit for any purpose; or that the content will be free from errors or omissions, however so-caused; or that things may not change over time (for example, once the Alatus School Board consider matters within the Constitution and its adopted Board Charter; or, as part of the requirements arising from the premises leasing or registration processes) thus potentially impacting prior representations made herein. No express or implied warranties are offered for any purpose.

Reasonable efforts have been made (and testing conducted) for this website to be viewable across a variety of common browsers and devices, including mobile devices, and also for it to be accessible by those with a range of special needs. However, as with any website viewable on personal devices over the internet, there remain many factors beyond the control of Alatus, including internet speed or bandwidth restrictions, and access by any party cannot be guaranteed. 

This website uses local caching (ie. storage) of certain site elements such as images to improve site performance. Cookies, being small usage-driven data files, are used - primarily to help inform website statistics - but these do not identify individual users.

Mindful of enabling good site performance for local users, this website is hosted in Australia. Whilst Alatus has taken reasonable care to select a reputable provider for website hosting services, Alatus cannot guarantee that availability of this website will be uninterrupted.

The design and content of this website – and the expression of all intellectual property associated with it, and with Alatus School® – is Copyright © 2018-19, Melbourne Gifted School Ltd. ABN 29 633 799 014, trading as Alatus School. All rights are reserved. The name "Alatus School” and the integrated butterfly device are Registered Trademarks®. The name "Alatus Learning Approach” is a Trademark™ (registration is pending). This website may be updated from time-to-time – without notice – in order to maintain its currency and / or address omissions or correct errors.

By accessing any of Alatus' social media properties, you acknowledge and agree to the following: 

The Co-founders and Alatus have created a number of social media properties as described in this website. Users should make enquiries to verify that any social media properties, posts or other electronic communications not mentioned in this website - and purporting to be from the Co-founders or Alatus - are genuine. Social media sites linked to from this website are subject to their own terms of use which users should make themselves aware of and comply with. Important: Users of social media do so entirely at their own risk. Parents / guardians / other adult users may wish to supervise children’s use of social media, as well as carefully consider what identifiable information they themselves choose to disclose on social media about their children or children known to them.

Neither the Co-founders nor Alatus can control all of the content of, or the user-experience on, any third-party websites linked to from this website. The opinions expressed on the Alatus Blog and the Podcast “Gifted Gab with Penny Willoughby” are those of the contributors only.

This is Version 1.7 of these Terms of Use, dated 24 August 2019. These Terms of Use may be updated from time-to-time, without notice.

Website Privacy Policy

Alatus School®  is proposed to be an independent primary school in the State of Victoria, Australia, that will specialise in gifted learning.

Alatus is subject to successful assessment by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (“the VRQA”) for registration as an Independent School. Application for registration was made on 28 June 2019 and may ultimately be accepted, accepted conditionally or declined at the discretion of the VRQA.

Note that, in due course, Alatus will make its Enrolment Policy & Process available to interested persons. Any and all applications for enrolment at Alatus must must be made in accordance with the Policy and any eligibility criteria, processes, requests for information, payments, approvals and deadlines prescribed within it. Neither any pre-application expression of interest process, nor any Application for Enrolment, will guarantee a child a place at Alatus. All Applications for Enrolment are subject to assessment by Alatus in accordance with the Enrolment Policy & Process.

When you submit any information using the eForms embedded in this website, the following Privacy Policy describes how it will be transmitted, stored and used: 

This Website Privacy Policy is published by Melbourne Gifted School Ltd. ABN 29 633 799 014, trading as Alatus School. It is a policy designed to cover the use of this website for the period of time from the public announcement of the Co-founders’ intention – subject to registration – to start Alatus, through to at-least the point of opening the School (meaning, conducting its first day of teaching learners in a classroom).

During this period, interested persons may choose to complete and submit one of various eForms embedded in this website. No individually identifiable information is collected from users of this website who choose not to complete and submit any of the embedded eForms.

Alatus iscommitted to protecting user’s privacy. During this period, this means that any information you submit via eForm on this website:

> Will be stored securely upon receipt
> Will not be shared with any third parties
> Will not be used for any purpose other than what it has been submitted for

Any information submitted by eForm is transmitted via a secure (SSL) session to an auto-generated, non-secure email protocol. Mindful of this, Alatus has elected to minimise the collection of individually identifiable information electronically – particularly any information identifying children. When Applications for Enrolment open in due course, Alatus will take reasonable steps to secure the conduct of certain exchanges of information, such as, for example, making a payment via credit-card and submitting children’s names.

You may request a copy of all of the information submitted by you to Alatus at any time – and for that to be deleted if you so wish. Additionally, any mailing list that you choose to join may be unsubscribed from - without question and at any time - upon written request by you to Alatus.

A full Alatus Privacy Policy will be published - and be accessible from this website - in conjunction with Applications for Enrolment opening.

This is Version 1.6 of this Website Privacy Policy, dated 24 August 2019. This Website Privacy Policy may be updated from time-to-time, without notice.

Credits

Website
This website was designed and built for Alatus by Andrew Willoughby.

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The Alatus integrated butterfly device was created for Alatus by Chi Ooi. Together with the name “Alatus School”, the integrated butterfly device is a Registered Trademark®. 

Artwork 
All the original artwork on this website (which includes the winged-beings, the line drawings of children’s faces and the artistic impression of the School) is by Penny Willoughby and is Copyright © 2018. None of the artwork may be reproduced in any form without Penny’s express written permission.  

Photos
The gorgeous photos on this website were sourced from Unsplash and have been used in accordance with their License. 

Specific photo credits:

> Home - Hero | SpaceX - 71873
> About Alatus - Hero | Martin Sattler - 84515
> About Alatus - Values | Sean Stratton - ObpCE_X3j6U
> How we learn - Journals | Benjamin Davies - 287077
> How we learn - Units | Joanna Kosinska - 289519
> How we learn - Assessment and Reporting | Rod Long 47290
> Find out more - Hero | Andrea Reiman - 425130
> Find out more - FAQs (hot air balloon) | Ali Abdul Rahman - 599798
> Find out more - FAQs (telegraph pole) | Ryan Tauss - 895
> Find out more - FAQs (light globes) | Roberto Ourgant - 1140130
> Find out more - Blog | Sam Schooler - 4824
> Find out more - Podcast | Palesa 717372 
> Find out more - Facebook | Benjamin Voros 575800
> Get involved - Hero | Peter Gonzalez - 597114
> Get involved - Mentor | Alex Knight - 199368
> Get involved - Support | Ian Dooley - 407846 
> Get involved - Mailng list | Elizabeth Camp - 554419
> Enrol - hero | Brooke Lark - 203842
> Enrol - Eligibility Criteria - David Hoffman sZ_Lo1P2PAI
> Enrol - Once Applications | Plush Design Studio H7LEJZnrhSU
> Enrol - Parent Information Nights | Markus Spiske H2R9j8VT_rU
> Enrol - If you decide | Mihai Lazar yA6n_TzTSI
> Enrol - ER FAQs (fork inthe road) | Vladislav Babienko KTpSVEcU0XU
> Enrol - ER-FAQs (bird soaring over water) | Sunyu Kim gCtkPoUL3EE
> Alatus - Contact us | Vincent van Zalinge - 434062
> Alatus - Acknowledgements | Laurencia Soesanto - 271758
> Website - Sitemap | Julian Paul - 378501
 
Motion graphics 
The engaging motion graphics on this website were sourced from Pexels videos and have been used in accordance with their License.

Specific motion graphic credits:

> About Alatus - Planned timeline | Pixabay - 855627
> How we learn - Hero | Pixabay - 854576 
> Find out more - Instagram | Eberhard Grossgasteiger - 857251
> Alatus - Media enquiries | Coverr
> Website - Credits | Grégoire Bondue 

Video
The explanatory video of the Alatus Learning Approach™ on the How we learn page was created by Penny Willoughby and Andrew Willoughby using Microsoft PowerPoint and Telestream ScreenFlow 8. The video is hosted on You Tube and embedded in the page on this website.

Podcast
The first Podcast episode was recorded and edited for the Co-founders by the talented Alex Lowes (one of Penny’s very first former students!). Alex also wrote and created the original title music for the Podcast - and the transitions between segments - which is Copyright © 2018 Alex Lowes. The podcast is hosted on libsyn and embedded in the Podcast page on this website - it is also available for subscription via Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and Stitcher.

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Copyright © 2018-19 Melbourne Gifted School Ltd. ABN 29 633 799 014. All rights reserved.
The name "Alatus School” and the integrated butterfly device are Registered Trademarks®. The name "Alatus Learning Approach” is a Trademark™.
Alatus School® is subject to registration as an Independent School and minimum viable enrolment for Term 1, 2020.