St Patrick's School


Amherst St
Katanning WA 6317
T: (08) 9820 8100
F: (08) 9821 4281


St Patrick's School


Our Policies

Absentee Protocol
It is a requirement by the government for parents to notify the school of a child’s absence from school.
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Anaphylaxis Policy and Procedures
The key to prevention of anaphylaxis in schools is knowledge of the student who has been diagnosed as at risk, awareness of allergens, and prevention of exposure to those allergens. Partnerships between St Patrick’s and parents/guardians are important in helping the student avoid exposure.
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Asthma Policy and Procedures
All students at St Patrick’s who are known to have asthma are supported via Asthma Friendly policies and procedures. All children, staff and visitors can access Asthma First Aid in an emergency.
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Bullying, Harassment, Aggression & Violence Policy
St Patrick’s has a responsibility to provide an educational environment that promotes the dignity and respect of the person and, therefore,  aims to encourage the development of positive relationships between students to reduce all forms of bullying, harassment,  aggression and violence.
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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.
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Diabetes Policy and Procedures
All members of the school community need to be able to experience a caring, safe and positive school environment. Students who have diabetes feel safe, cared for and are supported to access the curriculum and school experiences offered.
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School to Parent Communication Protocols
Good communication is central to our community being informed about all that happens in and about our school. There are many different forms of communication used in today’s schools and we encourage everyone to become fully informed.
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Dispute or Complaint in a Catholic School Policy
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.
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Responsible Use of Technology Policy
Your child will have the opportunity to use technology within the school’s facilities this year. This access includes: the use of school-funded iPads, school computers, school printers, scanners, Smartboards, robotics equipment etc. These technologies are used for educational purposes as part of a planned class or school activities. It is the policy of this school to provide users with access to relevant and current technologies. This includes communication and collaboration with others within the school and organisations outside of the school, with approval from teachers.
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Enrolment Policy
Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishop requires the Catholic Education Commission of WA to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children, insofar as this is possible.
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School Fees Setting and Collections Policy
The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) has a responsibility to make a Catholic education available to all Catholic students whose parents seek a Catholic education for them, insofar as this is possible, while embodying the Church’s preferential option for the poor and disadvantaged (Mandate page 50).¹ Schools have a responsibility to communicate the financial constraints under which they operate to parents enrolling their children in Catholic schools.
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Homework Policy
Professor John Hattie (leading educational researcher and chairman of AITSL) says, “Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero” (Visible Learning, 2013). This meaning that homework shows little benefit to a student’s academic growth, and in fact, it can actually be detrimental to the student.
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Nut Aware Policy and Procedures
Our aim is to provide a safe learning environment for all people in our school Community. To support this, St Patrick’s is a ‘Nut Aware School’. This policy aims to increase our community awareness in order to minimise the risk of children with documented allergies to nut products. Our school has developed and will maintain a whole-school action and implementation plan when dealing with students who have critically life-threatening allergies.
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Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy applies to schools conducted by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. This statement outlines St. Patrick’s School Katanning policy on how it uses and manages personal information provided to or collected by it.
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Social Media Policy
St Patrick’s Primary School recognises the importance of teachers, students and parents engaging, collaborating, learning and sharing through social media applications. These applications include, but are not limited to, Facebook, CEWA 365, Class Dojo and other online tools through which people connect and share information.
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St Patrick’s School Uniform Policy
The school uniform identifies the individual as belonging to the whole.  It should be worn neatly, correctly and with pride, reflecting the respect that it symbolises.
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To provide a safe learning environment, illuminated by faith, in which all students thrive.