Policies and Procedures
The framework in which our school operates.
St Michael's has a number of school-based policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our school life.
Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD), also provides advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.
Policies and procedures
Governance Risk and ComplianceThe purpose of this policy is to encourage reporting of corrupt conduct, maladministration and serious and substantial wrongdoing without fear of reprisal or detrimental treatment.
Privacy Records and Information ManagementThe Information Policy sets out how Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD), its schools and related services obtain and release personal information from and to third parties
The St Michael's Communication Policy outline's the school's policy for communicating with parents through a number of channels, including Skoolbag, our website and via email. Last updated 2018.The Standard Collection Notice outlines the types of personal information, including sensitive information about students, parents or guardians, and how that information is used. (updated logo 2023)In applying to provide your services you will be providing our schools, Catholic Early Learning Centres (CELCs), Catholic Out of School Hours Care services (COSHCs) and offices with personal information (Updated 2023)
SafeguardingThis Code of Conduct is to inform staff members of CSPD of the standards of behaviour and other requirements that must be adhered to when working in an organisation which delivers services to children and studentsThis document outlines the procedures that must be followed by staff members when responding to concerns relating to children and young persons and any alleged breach of the CSPD Code of Conduct When Working With Children and Students.CSPD has in place a variety of strategies to ensure child safe schools and communities are maintained including the obligation for all staff members undertaking child-related work to hold a valid NSW Working with Children Check clearance.
School CommunityCSPD and its schools, value parents and carers as partners and this partnership is critical in supporting each child to achieve their best throughout their learning and faith journey.
The St Michael's Assessment and Reporting Policy outline's the school's guidelines for assessing students and reporting to parents. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Child Protection policy outlines our focus on maintaining and building St Michael’s as a Child Safe Community. Last updated 2020.
The St Michael's Excursions Policy outline's the school's approach to organising excursions while ensuring the safety of students and parent volunteers who partake in the activity. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Work Health and Safety Policy outline's the school's approach to ensuring a safe working environment for staff, parents, volunteers, students and visitors at the school. Last updated 2018.
StudentsThe purpose of this procedure is to prevent bullying through the creation of safe, respectful & supportive school cultures & responding to bullying behaviour in ways that are just & effective, with a focus on safety, restoring relationships.These guidelines apply to all university students who have been accepted into a professional experience placement at a CSPD school in the fields of social work and psychology.
The St Michael's Anti Racism Policy covers the school's approach to combatting all forms of racism and discrimination in line with the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act (RDA). Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Asthma Management Policy outline's the school's approach to managing students with asthma in consultation with parents and medical professionals. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Children with Medical Conditions Policy outline's the school's approach to managing students with a variety of medical conditions including allergies, epilepsy, diabetes and other medical conditions. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Collection of Children Policy cover's the school's policy for collecting children from school prior to dismissal at 3:10pm and the guidelines for this. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Disability and Additional Needs Policy outline's the school's guidelines for supporting children with disabilities and additional learning needs as needed. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Dismissal Arrangement policy cover's the school's policy for a change in arrangements for the dismissal of a child after school, including the method for notifying the school of this. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Dispensing of Non-Prescription Medication Policy cover's the school's guidelines for dispensing medications that have not been prescribed by a doctor. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Dispensing of Prescription Medication Policy outline's the school's approach to the dispensing of medication that has been prescribed by a medical professional in consultation with parents. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Fencing Policy cover's the school's approach to ensuring the safety of students and staff by fencing the perimeter of the school, as well as access to the school during school hours. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Fire Safety Policy outline's the school's approach to minimising the risk of a fire as well as the protocols for emergency evacuations. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's First Aid and Illness Policy cover's the school's approach to providing first aid and the management of illnesses at school. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Fruit and Water Policy cover's the school's approach to healthy eating by providing students with a morning break for fruit, water and vegetables in addition to their recess and lunch breaks. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Late Arrival of Students Policy cover's the school's approach for students who arrive at school late, including the protocols for signing in to the school. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Parent Pick-up Area Policy cover's the school's policy for parents who collect their children from school of an afternoon. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Parish Carpark Policy outline's the guidelines for the parish carpark at the school, including the regulations around parking in this space. Last updated 2018.
The St Michael's Reporting to Parents Policy outline's the school's approach for reporting to parents on the learning outcomes of their child in combination with regular assessments. Last updated 2018.Central to championing diversity and equity is our commitment towards the attendance of all students. This Policy sets out the requirements for all staff managing, recording, reporting and monitoring student attendance at CSPD schools.School attendance plays a critical role in enhancing the lives of children and young people. Every day of attendance adds to a student's opportunity to learn, develop and experience success in education. Attendance is a core responsibility of schools.This Policy is about Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) students’ use of Digital Devices and Online Services in School-Related Settings.This Policy states that principles followed when making decision about students. It is based on an acknowledgement that parents and carers are the first and most important educators of their children.CSPD is committed to developing an educational and organisational culture based on mutual trust and respect that assists people to recognise and develop their personal capabilities.
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