Religious Education Policy
‘Religious Education is the first learning area in the Catholic school curriculum. This is so because, though a classroom activity, Religious Education is a form of the Ministry of the Word. Unlike the other Learning Areas, it is an activity of Evangelisation in its own right’ (Mandate, 62). The Bishop is responsible for handing on the faith in his diocese and has the right and duty to oversee the Religious Education program and those appointed to teach it. (CCC 803-806). ‘The Religious Education program to be taught in the Catholic school is that promulgated by the diocesan Bishop. Like Christian witness and catechesis, Religious Education expresses ‘the divine power of the Message’ (Mandate, para 62). The Religious Education program aims to help students learn the teachings of the Gospel as proclaimed by the Catholic Church and to develop a sense of the nature of Christianity and of how Christians are trying to live their lives. It seeks to show non-Christians something of the mystery of Christ.
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Infant Jesus School Code of Conduct for Parents
At Infant Jesus School, we believe that each child is a precious gift from God created as an individual with his or her own unique gifts, talents and abilities. Our aim is to cherish each child and create an environment which enables all children to experience the joy and wonder of our world.
We acknowledge parents as the first educators of their child. We share a strong partnership with each family and encourage parents to become involved in the school. Our home/school relationships are based upon on- going communication, openness and trust. Parents are supported in understanding their role alongside the school and together we support the child to achieve their true potential.
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.
The Code applies to staff, students, volunteers, parents and guardians as applicable. The term ‘parents’ includes guardians.
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Acceptable use of Computer Resources Policy
The Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008) recognises that in a digital age, and with rapid and continuing changes in the ways that people share, use, develop and communicate with ICT (Information Communications Technology), young people need to be highly skilled in its use. To participate in a knowledge-based economy and to be empowered within a technologically sophisticated society now and into the future, students need the knowledge, skills and confidence to make ICT work for them at school, at home, at work and in their communities.
Students understand that the use of Infant Jesus School ICT is a privilege. This privilege may be lost if a student uses ICT in an unacceptable way.
Dispute and Complaint Resolution Policy
The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA), Dispute and Complaint Resolution Policy provides a process that must be followed by all Catholic Schools when addressing issues of dispute or complaint.
The Immunisation status of each child will be checked by the examination of immunisation cards at entry into Kindergarten, Pre-Primary and Primary School.
Immunisation, either initial or boosters against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Poliomyelitis (Year 1) are given free by the Health Department. Details are forwarded to parents prior to school visits by the medical team.
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The overall aim of assigning homework is to enhance the extent to which each child benefits from the school’s educational programme.
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Pastoral Care Policy
The Infant Jesus School community respects the rights of its students to be free from all forms of bullying and are committed to providing a safe environment for all students.
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Safe School Policy and Pastoral Care Plan
Our Vision is to develop the whole child to seek the truth through the teachings of Christ in Faith, Hope and Love.
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School Fees Setting and Collection
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.
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Student Enrolment Policy
Infant Jesus School is a parish school and exists to further the mission of the Church. It is not a private school. In meeting the Mandate of the Bishops, Infant Jesus School we attempt to make Catholic education available to all Catholic children, in so far as possible. Preference is given therefore, to Catholics who witness the Catholic faith in their home and who participate regularly in the life of a worshipping community.
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A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own 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 Uniform Policy, common to all students.
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