Policies

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.
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Catholic Identity Policy

‘The calling of a Catholic school today is to be prophetic and to keep before students the values of Jesus in the contemporary world’ (Mandate 33). Catholic schools impact the broader society by fostering a Catholic worldview. They form young people who are committed “to the love, compassion and justice of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” (Mandate 6).
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Child Protection

From the moment they join a Catholic school community, students should learn of their value as human persons. Every aspect of the school’s life should reflect a Christian pastoral dimension. The pastoral dimension of a Catholic school needs to include the mutual care and support staff demonstrate both towards each other and for their students.
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Dealing with Bullying, Harassment, Aggression and Violence (Students) Policy

St Francis’ School has a responsibility to provide an environment that promotes the dignity and respect of the person. Hence one of its aims is to encourage the development of positive relationships between students to reduce all forms of bullying, harassment, aggression and violence.
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Dispute or Complaint Policy

The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of the process to be utilised in Catholic schools in the resolution of a dispute or complaint that may arise from time to time.
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Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy

The human person, though made of body and soul, is a unit. The human body shares in the dignity of the image of God: it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit. (Catechism of the Catholic Church page 364).
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The Management of Confidential Information in Schools Policy

St Francis’ School acknowledges that all children are unique, and that Catholic schools have a responsibility in the development of the whole child in a way that respects and protects that uniqueness.
St Francis’ School also acknowledges that parents and/or guardians/carers are partners with schools in the education of children, and that trust and respect for the dignity of the child and family require that standards are observed in the management of any information revealed about the child or family.
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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.
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