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Student Enrolment Policy
Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education commission of Western Australia to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children, insofar as far as resources allow
A school uniform is an item that should be worn with pride because it says to the community, “I am a member of the Sacred Heart School, which is a special community in its own right”.
Whole School Play
The staff at Sacred Heart Primary School value play as an important tool in the teaching and learning process. Through play, there are clear positive outcomes.
Student Leadership And Participation
At Sacred Heart Primary School, every Year 6 student is provided with opportunities and support to develop their leadership potential. We believe all students have the right to hold a leadership position and as a result, a model of leadership has been developed which is inclusive. The following is an outline of each of these opportunities and how we believe they support and encourage important life skills.
Sacred Heart has developed a reporting structure across year group clusters.
Information and Communication Technology Use by Students Policy
In accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church, communication must reflect the highest standard of accountability and sensitivity to the dignity of the human person. ‘Students need also to critique the influence of social, political and economic structures in Australian society from a Gospel perspective. Media and other instruments of communication are particularly important.’
The Catholic school is a reflection of the Church’s commitment to the dignity of the individual (Mandate para 6). It is important for schools to demonstrate this commitment in the manner in which they protect information that they hold about their school community. The Catholic school requires information about students and their families in order to provide for the education of these students.
Mobile Phone Policy
Mobile phones are part of modern society and the School which includes the OSHC Centre accepts that students will possess mobile phones. There are times when it may be genuinely appropriate and useful for students to have access to them, however, the ever-changing mobile phone technology presents a number of challenges to the school environment.
Homework should include such activities as reading, spelling and times tables practice. It may include practising a skill or process that students can do independently but not fluently, elaborating on information that has been addressed in class to deepen students’ knowledge and providing opportunities for students to explore topics of their own interest. As a result, homework will vary from class to class.
Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy
‘Catholic schools contribute to the development of our young through education, particularly to their formation in Christian conscience and virtue’ (Mandate, para 6). Students in Catholic schools are educated to understand that they are physical/spiritual beings in relationship with God. Catholic schools encourage students to make responsible Reporting Structurechoices for their lives including healthy food choices.
How to Deal with A Dispute or Complaint in A Catholic School
The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of the process to be utilised in Catholic schools in the resolution of a dispute or complaint that may arise from time to time.