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SCHOOL 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, as far as resources allow (Mandate page 50).
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SAFE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FROM SCHOOL POLICY

St Paul's Catholic Primary School believes all members of the schol community play an important role in ensuring our students arrive at, and depart from school in the safest possible way. St Paul's Primary School has, therefore, developed a policy to safeguard students when arriving and departing the school grounds.
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SCHOOL FEES: SETTING AND COLLECTION POLICY

As a Catholic school, operating as part of the Catholic Church, we have a vital mission, to provide a Catholic education for the children of families in our Parish. There is an obligation on us, as a school community, to ensure that families, who desire their children to be education in their faith, can do so without fear of prejudice on the grounds of financial concerns.
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STUDENT USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (Years K-3)

Communication Technology (ICT) has been introduced into schools predominantly through email and the internet. The availability of such resources provides the opportunity for schools to help students develop their full potential. ICT provides significant educational value but can pose a risk of exposure to inappropriate and offensive material and personal safety.
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STUDENT USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY (Years 4-6)

Communication Technology (ICT) has been introduced into schools predominantly through email and the internet. The availability of such resources provides the opportunity for schools to help students develop to their full potential. ICT provides significant educational value but can pose a risk of exposure to inappropriate and offensive material and personal safety.
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SCHOOL CAMPS AND EXCURSION POLICY

Where school camps and excursions are conducted at St Paul’s they shall be undertaken as an integral part of the education program of the school and shall overall reflect authentic Catholic principals and values.
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SCHOOL RETREATS POLICY

School retreats are an integral part of the life-long faith formation of young people. They promote systematic, intentional catechesis as part of the comprehensive evangelisation of students.
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TEACHING, ASSESSING AND REPORTING POLICY

The following policy has been designed in response to The School Curriculum and Standards Authority and its request for all schools to provide a Teaching, Assessing and Reporting policy. This policy will provide students, parents, guardians and the school community with information about how Teaching, Assessing and Reporting takes place within St Paul’s and how it aims to meet the learning needs of all students. The policy is designated into three key areas, Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting.
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THE 'ST PAUL'S WAY' ROAD SAFETY PLAN

In partnership with the City of Stirling, St Paul's Primary School developed the 'Drive the St Paul's Way' initiative several years ago. Our purpose was to get our children home safely, while promoting safe driving habits and relieving traffic congestion, especially at pick up time.
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ABORIGINAL EDUCATION POLICY

Aboriginal people are the original inhabitants of Australia. Their cultures are as diverse as the land to which they belong.
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UNIFORM POLICY

Our uniform is a sign of our community.
Wearing the correct uniform with pride is a sign of respect and parents/guardians commit to this when enrolling their children at St. Paul’s. Students are expected to wear the correct, complete uniform at all times.
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HEALTHY FOOD & DRINK CHOICES POLICY

The human person, though made of body and soul, is a unity... The human body shares in the dignity of the image of God: it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit¹...
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WATER ONLY POLICY

We Are a Water Only School. Sugary drink consumption is associated with problem behaviours. Studies have found poor diet and nutrition are associated with lower academic achievement.
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Social Media Policy

The purposeo of this policy is to govern social media practices, not to oversee learning management systems and protocols.
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Sun Protection Policy

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Research indicates that childhood and adolescent sun exposure is an important contributing factor to the development of skin cancer. As students are at school during times when UV radiation levels are highest, schools play a major role in minimising student’s UV exposure.
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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICY

Dignity, safety and well being of people are central to the Church’s teaching. The Catholic Education commission of Western Australia (CECWA) acknowledges this and recognises that it is obligated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (WA) 1984 (the OSH Act) to ensure the safety and health of all school-based workplace participants.
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PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FULL FEE PAYING STUDENTS POLICY

St Paul’s Catholic Primary School exists to further the mission of the Church and the Gospels remind us that “anyone who welcomes a child in my name welcomes me” (Luke 9:48).¹
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SELECTION AND USE OF TEXTS POLICY

St Paul’s Primary School, as a Catholic school, aims to help students to integrate culture, faith and life. Culture is valued and St Paul’s Primary School promotes discussion and critical thought. The values and attitudes at St Paul’s Primary School are founded upon the teaching of Jesus Christ. It is these values and attitudes which inform the selection and use of texts at St Paul’s Primary School. Therefore, the selection and use of texts is a rigorous and careful process.
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