Administration of Medication To Students Policy
As a result of the increased number of children in schools being prescribed medications on a long and short-term basis, the educational, medical and legal authorities have been up-dating their recommendations on practices and procedures for administration of medication in schools.
Anaphylaxis is potentially life threatening and always requires an emergency response. The school takes a proactive approach to dealing with this problem. In order to do this, it is essential that we have knowledge of all children in the school who are at risk of anaphylaxis together with the health care procedures in place to deal with an anaphylactic attack. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires a rapid response.
This policy will outline the procedures to:
Dispute and Complaint Resolution Policy
Catholic schools can serve as models for all within Western Australia who seek to create genuine communities. Such communities are always founded upon shared commitment to the common good (Mandate, para 6). On occasions there may be disagreement with a decision and a dispute or complaint may arise within a Catholic school. The interactions and protocols of Catholic schools emphasise the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the individual. Catholic Education is committed to ensuring that disputes and complaints are dealt with fairly, objectively and in a timely manner, and that processes reflect the principles of participation, co-responsibility and subsidiarity.
Healthy Food and Drink Policy
The human person, though made of body and soul, is a unity... 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.
Sacred Heart Catholic School values the use of homework as a necessary part of primary school education. It is used to consolidate knowledge, encourage self-discipline of the student, and enhance skills taught in the classroom.
How to Deal with a Dispute or Complaint
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.
Pastoral Care Policy for Staff and Students
Pastoral Care is the network of care, which exists in a school. Students, staff, parents, the parish, parish priest and wider community all contribute to this care.
Reporting to Parents Policy
Evaluation and Reporting of a student’s progress reflects the efforts and achievements they have displayed at an individual level. An and comprehensive reporting programme keeps parents informed of the academic, social and behavioural progress of their children. The reporting process includes written reports, parent meetings, NAPLAN reports, learning journeys, as well as Curriculum Adjustment Plans (CAP) and Individual Education Plans (IEP) when required.
Sacramental Policy (Role of the school)
The parish is the Christian faith community that children and young people need for their religious development. It is where they are inspired and nurtured by other members of the community to experience what is needed to develop their faith (Mandate, para 80).
School Fees: Setting and Collection Policy
The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) has a 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 preferential option for the poor and disadvantaged (Mandate page 50). Schools have a responsibility to communicate the financial constraints under which they operate to parents enrolling their children in Catholic schools. Parents are required to make a commitment to support Catholic education financially by paying fees.
Student Enrolment Policy
Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the church. In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children, as far as resources allow.
Student Management Plan
By the time children tell their parents they are being bullied, they may have tried everything they can to deal with it on their own. Telling parents is often a very hard step to take.
Sun Smart Policy
Our SunSmart Policy has been developed to ensure that all students and staff attending Sacred Heart Catholic School are protected from skin damage caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is to be implemented throughout the year.
At Sacred Heart Catholic School our uniform is a sign of our community and reflects the school vision statement and goals. All families sign, as part of the confirmation of enrolment, a consent form supporting the uniform and grooming requirements of our school.
Leadership Program Policy
Sacred Heart Catholic School has developed a Senior Class Leadership Program, which will be implemented at the commencement of each school year.