Guidelines & Procedures
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.
Infant Jesus School is a place where every individual is welcomed, cherished, respected and valued. Our Catholic ethos ensures that a Christ-centred approach is at the heart of all we do. We live and learn within a community that is caring, loving, compassionate and forgiving. The Infant Jesus School Code of Conduct is implemented as the foundation of behaviours that we expect from all in our community.
Assessment and Reporting Guidelines
Infant Jesus School delivers curriculum that is consistent with Church, system, state and federal government legislation and regulations, and curriculum bodies. Curriculum is implemented to meet the learning needs of all students and promote the integration of faith and life in the person, and culture and faith in society. The school sets out student assessment and reporting processes in line with School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) requirements.
Education is recognised as a fundamental human right and an important building block in the development of children and society (United Nations, 1948). Those who do well in the early and elementary stages of education tend to do better in subsequent stages and develop the critical skills and abilities needed to become productive and responsible adults (Keating & Hertzman, 1999; Zubrick et al., 2006). Attendance at school is not only a fundamental human right; it is also mandated by law.
School is compulsory from Pre-Primary until the end of secondary schooling. The School Education Act (1999) requires compulsory aged students to participate in the educational program of a school. Under Section 23 of The School Education Act 1999; A student must attend on the days on which the school is open for instruction.
Dispute and Complaint Resolution Procedure
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 grievance 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 grievances are dealt with fairly, objectively and in a timely manner, and that processes reflect the principles of participation, co-responsibility and subsidiarity.
Healthy Canteen Procedure
To support the focus on Health and Wellbeing food and drinks supplied to students must follow the ‘Guidelines for Healthy Food and Drinks Supplied in School Canteens’, as published by the Australian Government Department of Health.
The medication procedure ensures that the health and care of all students is delivered safely and appropriately. The care provided is based on the communication and documentation shared by the parents/guardians, school staff and health professionals. Details of approvals to administer medication, supervise the administration of medication and store medication safely to support the health care needs of students is the responsibility of the Principal. As per the enrolment agreement, it is the critical responsibility of the parents/guardians to ensure all medical details and any required medication is current at all times.
School Fees Setting and Collection Procedure
Infant Jesus School, has 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. Parents are asked to make a commitment to support Catholic education financially by paying fees. This policy is formulated in accordance with the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia. The Bishops of Western Australia have approved the collection of school fees from parents as a necessary contribution to the costs of delivering a Catholic education.
School Uniform Procedure
A uniform dress code reinforces in students pride in their appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community and assists in developing pride in representing their school.
Our school uniform not only provides a sense of belonging and pride of association in students at Infant Jesus School, but also promotes the safety and security of students by allowing for the ready identification of students as belonging to our school. Equality is fostered through this School Uniform Procedure, which is common to all students.
Sun Protection Procedure
To ensure that the community of Infant Jesus School follows the Sun Protection: Best practice guidelines for Western Australian Schools developed by the Cancer Council WA, this procedure has been implemented.
As with all decisions concerning children, the best interests of the student are a primary and overriding consideration in the management of information. A student’s right to safety prevails above all other considerations, including theirs and others’ right to privacy.
The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) Whistleblower Policy and associated procedures are designed to uphold CEWA Ltd’s shared values arising from the Catholic Social Teaching Principles of the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity, co-responsibility and participation.
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