Our Policies

 

Policies

Attendance and Non-Attendance Policy and Procedure

Administration of Medication

Behaviour and Support Management Procedure

Bullying and Harassment Management Procedure

Camps and Excursions Policy

Code of Conduct

Dispute and Complaint Resolution

Pastoral Care Policy

School Fees Setting and Collection

Additional Information:

Administration of Medication

Parents/Guardians of students who require access to medication at school must complete an Administration of Medication form. As a general rule, please be aware of the following:

  1. Asprin will not be administered to students without a medical practitioner’s written instructions
  2. Analgesics, eg paracetamol, will not be administered to children without the written authorisation from parents/guardians.
  3. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that all medication is:
    • Appropriately packaged
    • Clearly labelled with the name of the medication
    • Clearly labelled with the student’s name and year
    • Clearly labelled with the dosage and frequency of dosage

Accident / Medical Report Book

All accidents that require first aid or minor treatment are documented. In situations where medical opinion is sought as a result of the accident, an accident report is completed along with the parent/guardian or emergency contact being notified to confirm further action.

Dispute Resolution

    • Any issues of dispute or complaint must be addressed in the first instance at the school level with the class teacher or Principal.
    • Where the parties are having difficulty achieving a resolution at the school level they may request the assistance of the Director of Catholic Education or Congregational Leader.
    • Any party may appeal the Principal’s decision to the Director of Catholic Education who will then, in turn, review the decision.
    • Any party may appeal the Director of Catholic Education’s decision to the Minister for Education. The Minister for Education will review the process utilised to resolve the dispute or complaint but will not review the merits of the matter.
    • Holy Spirit School Dispute and Complaint Resolution

How to deal with a dispute or complaint in a Catholic school

School Hours

8.30am First bell warning. Classrooms are opened by the class teacher.  Students may be dropped off to school at this time
8.50am Class commences
10.40am Recess
11.00am Return to class
12.45pm Lunch
1.25pm Return to class
3.10pm School bell for the finish of the day
  Any students not collected at 3.10 will be taken to the School Office to wait for collection.

Late to school / Leaving early – Sign-in required

The School bell for the beginning of the first class for the day is rung at 8.50am.  If your child arrives at school after 9am you must go to the school office to complete the sign-in / sign-out register.

Likewise, if your child needs to leave school prior to the final bell at 3.10pm you must go to the school office and complete the sign-in / sign-out register.

Privacy Policy

Holy Spirit Primary School has a responsibility to use and manage personal and sensitive information collected by them in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.  We have the responsibility to inform individuals of the purpose of collecting personal and sensitive information.   Additionally, all information is collected for the primary purpose of the Catholic education of the student.

Sickness

If children are unwell they should not be sent to school. If they become ill or have an accident at school a parent or the emergency number will be contacted to come and collect the child. A room is supplied in the Administration Building for children who cannot be collected.