School Policies

2-A1 Catholic School Retreats

School retreats are an integral part of the life - long faith formation of young people. They promote systematic, intentional catechesis as pa rt of the comprehensive evangelisation of students.

2-B1 Selection and Use of Texts

St Mary’s School, as a Catholic school, aims to help students to integrate culture, faith and life.

2-B3 Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal people are the original inhabitants of Australia. Catholic education embraces the richness and diversity which exists within the Aboriginal nations of Australia.

2-B4 School Camps and Excursions

The Church speaks of Catholic schools as aiming to foster the integration of faith and life, and the integration of culture and faith.

2-B8 Students Use of I.C.T

Communication Technology (ICT) has been introduced into schools predominantly through email and the internet. The availability of such resources provides the opportunity for schools to help students develop their full potential.

2-C12 School Fees Setting and Collection

St Mary’s School has the responsibility to make a Catholic education available to all Catholic students whose parents seek a Catholic education for them, insofar as this is possible, while embodying the Church’s special preference for the poor and disadvantaged.

2-D4 Healthy Food and Drink Choices

The human person, though made of body and soul, is a unity... The human body shares in the dignity of the image of God.

2-D5 Enrolment Policy

St Mary’s School is a Parish Catholic Primary School. Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. Priority for enrolment is given to Catholics who witness the Catholic faith in their homes and who participate regularly in the life of a worshipping community.

2-D6 Dealing with Bullying and Harassment

Catholic schools have a responsibility to provide an educational environment that promotes the dignity and respect of the person and, therefore, aims to encourage the development of positive relationships between students to reduce all forms of bullying, harassment, aggression and violence.

2-D9 Privacy Policy

The Catholic school is a reflection of the Church’s commitment to the dignity of the individual (Mandate para 6). It is important for schools to demonstrate this commitment in the manner in which they protect information that they hold about their school community.

Administration of Medication

This document outlines our policies for the administration of medication to students.

Behaviour Management Policy

At St Mary’s School, we provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all members of our community.

Code of Conduct

The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to describe minimum standards of conduct in all behaviour and decision making to ensure the safety and well - being of students.

Complaints and Disputes Resolution Policy

This document outlines our complaints and disputes resolution policies.

Evangelisation Plan

St Mary’s School endeavours to create a comfortable atmosphere for all children which will enhance their self - esteem, confidence, dignity, respect and willingness to learn.

Homework Policy

At St Mary’s School, we believe in consistency across all year levels and high work standards. We value homework as a time for students to complete revision work and to practise skills learnt during school time.

Reporting to Parents

This document outlines our schedule for reporting to parents.

Uniform Policy

This document outlines several General Rules regarding School Uniform at St Mary’s School.

Vision for learning

St Mary’s School is a Catholic school committed to building positive relationships between staff, students and parents.