New Teacher Induction Checklist



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New Teacher

Safety procedure for the facility: 

  • Change rooms
  • Emergency procedures of the facility and Rainbow Club (119 & 115)
  • If no lifeguard, introduction to the first aid officer and first aid kit location
  • Emergency evacuation map and assembly point
  • Mandatory reporting – Policy 121
Completed Safety for facility

Introduction to Teacher Central:

  • Timesheets to be in by Sunday 6pm each week
  • Complaints procedure
  • Incident reports
Completed Teacher Central

Demonstration of the portal (First Class) to view members: 

  • Risks
  • Disability
  • Knowledge
  • Goals
  • Behaviours
  • Colour/level
Completed Demo of First Class

Set up and pack up procedures: 

Completed Setup and Packup procedures

Swim the Rainbow program:

  • 7 colours
  • Personalised
  • Social participation
  • 6 monthly assessments, updated on First Class
  • 2 x yearly Certificate presentations (June and December)
  • What to do when your student doesn’t show
  • Tips for when your student is being difficult
  • Member Safety and respecting all members equally
Completed Swim Rainbow program

NDIS workers module must be completed within 4 weeks: 

Completed NDIS Workers Module

Full 9 week attendance is expected. Any known absence must be told to the lead teacher in advance so a replacement can be found. Using Watsapp to find cover teachers: 

Completed Teacher Absence

Mobile number and email addresses exchanged:

Completed Mobile Number & Email Address exchanged

Introduction to Committee Members and other Teachers:

Completed Intro to Committee Members & Other Teachers

Review and feedback: 

Questionnaire will be sent to new teacher by email at end of term, response expected within 7 days.

New teacher Teams call will be offered twice termly with Swim the Rainbow Program Managers.

Completed Review & Feedback

Introduce the new teacher to their teacher buddy.

The buddy you as the Lead Teacher assign to the new teacher should be an experienced, friendly teacher who is knowledgeable in the Swim the Rainbow Program.

The new teacher should teach alongside their buddy teacher with their own children for the first 3-4 weeks.

Completed Teacher Buddy
Lead Teacher
Date / Time
Clear Signature



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