School Based Procedures And Guidelines
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.
Assessment & Reporting
Families are provided with comprehensive school reports at the end of each semester, along with various other forms of assessment throughout the year. We believe assessment should always be fair, valid, comprehensive and explicit. Our school reports follow the standard A – E format as required in Western Australian schools.
The underpinning philosophy is based on creating a school environment where children want to be at school and demand to be on time. This requires an approach that caters for all students and their families and which addresses more than just the academic aspect of education. The school has employed a wide range of strategies designed to raise the awareness of parents of the critical importance of children being on time and at school every day.
Our procedure outlines the rights and responsibilities of all students based on respect for self and others. Children need to respect the rights of others and realise that as individuals they are responsible for their actions. All students have the right to learn and develop in a safe environment. This is a responsibility shared by all staff and students. Positive behaviours are affirmed and acknowledged through general teaching practice, an award system and public acknowledgement.
Dealing With Bullying
Saint Andrew’s School has a responsibility to provide an educational environment that promotes the dignity and respect of the person and, therefore, aims to eliminate bullying and harassment in all forms.
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.
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.
Dispute and Complaint Resolution
The interactions and protocols of schools emphasise the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the individual. The school 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.
Annual Fee Schedule
The School has a responsibility to communicate the financial constraints under which it operates, to parents enrolling their children. Parents are required to make a commitment to support Catholic education financially by paying fees.