Policies and Procedures
The framework in which our school operates.
Catherine McAuley has a number of school-based policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our school life.
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP), also provides advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.
System Policies and Procedures
StaffThis 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 CEDP Code of Conduct When Working With Children and Students.This Code of Conduct is to inform staff members of CEDP of the standards of behaviour and other requirements that must be adhered to when working in an organisation which delivers services to children and studentsCEDP 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.
PrivacyThe Standard Collection Notice outlines the types of personal information, including sensitive information about students, parents or guardians, and how that information is used. (updated Sept 2021)The Information Policy sets out how Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP), its schools and related services obtain and release personal information from and to third partiesIn 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 2020)The primary purpose of collecting alumni information is to enable us to inform you about our activities and the activities of Aquinas College and to keep alumni members informed about other members (Updated 2020)
StudentsCEDP 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. (updated May 2022)A child between the age of 6 and 17 may leave school only after they have completed Year 10 of secondary education or where special circumstance have been approved by the Minister for Education and Training (Implemented 2011)The purpose of this policy 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.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 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.This Policy & Procedure covers the possession, use and distribution of alcohol, tobacco, vaping devices, illegal drugs or other banned substances. (Updated May 2022)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 CEDP schools.
Catholic school communityCatholic Education Diocese of Parramatta promotes and maintains positive relationships and harmonious working environments. This document outlines the principles CEDP will follow when dealing with complaints.Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to enhancing the knowledge and understanding of all who work and learn in our schools about Aboriginal Australia. (Implemented 2012 - Reviewed 2017)
StewardshipThe purpose of this policy is to encourage reporting of corrupt conduct, maladministration and serious and substantial wrongdoing without fear of reprisal or detrimental treatment.
TechnologyThis Policy is about Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) students’ use of Digital Devices and Online Services in School-Related Settings.This document informs students of their obligations and responsibilities when using ICT and social media for learning purposes and, in limited circumstances, personal purposes.
Learning and teachingAll teachers in CEDP who teach Religious Education are required to be accredited as qualified teachers with the necessary background, specialist knowledge and witness to the Catholic mission.
School Based Procedures and Guidelines
Procedures to follow for a range of student absences.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a technology program whereby students are required to bring their own device to complement their learning at Catherine McAuley Westmead. This document outlines our policy concerning device specifications, repairs, loss and theft, mobile device management, disclosure, purchasing and support.
Students are ambassadors for Catherine McAuley and should wear their correct uniform with pride at all times. This document outlines our guidelines for student grooming and wearing of school uniforms.