Policies and Procedures

Our Lady of the Way Primary has a number of school-based policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our School life. These provide the framework within which we operate.


The Catholic Education Office, Parramatta Diocese also provides advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.

School-Based Policies

   Allergy & Anaphylaxis Policy
To meet the duty of care obligations to ensure the health and wellbeing of all students attending Our Lady of the Way, the school recognises the importance of staff education and the implementation of an Allergy & Anaphylaxis policy.

  Animal Welfare Policy
The aim of the legislation is to protect the welfare of vertebrate animals used in teaching and research by ensuring that their use is justified, humane and considerate of the animals’ needs.

  Assessment & Reporting Policy
At Our Lady of the Way Primary School, we believe that planning, programming, assessing and reporting in the primary curriculum involves the consideration of the individual learning needs of all students and the creation of a learning environment that assists students to achieve the outcomes of the syllabus.

  Asthma Policy
To meet the duty of care obligations to ensure the health and wellbeing of all students attending Our Lady of the Way, the school recognises the importance of staff education and the implementation of an Asthma Policy.

  Banned Substances In School Policy
Our Lady of the Way School is committed to maintaining a safe, secure and supportive environment for all students and staff. A critical aspect of this is ensuring that banned substances are not present on the school site to minimise risk to staff and students.

  Bullying & Cyber Bullying Policy
Our Lady of the Way School is a welcoming and inclusive Catholic Community. The school 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.

  Bus Code of Conduct for Students
For students, bus drivers, operators, school principals and parents/guardians

  Child Protection Policy
Our Lady of the Way School community has a duty of care to provide a safe and secure learning environment that affirms the dignity and integrity of each person and is free from any form of abuse. It is expected that all employees are aware of this Child Protection Policy and Procedures and model positive, professional relationships.

  Communication Policy
Provides evidence that the school community values the enhancement of effective home/school partnerships through good communication.

  Complaints Policy
At Our Lady of the Way School we aim to work with all members of the school community to ensure that we do the very best we can to provide a productive, safe and enjoyable learning experience for our students and professionally fulfilling experiences of our staff.

  Critical Incident Management Policy
Our aim is to develop & implement a Critical Incident Management Plan that will assist Our Lady of the Way School, in responding to a critical incident.

  Enrolment Additional Needs Policy
At Our Lady Of The Way we welcome and embrace children with additional needs and their families.

  Enrolment Policy
The Catholic Church believes that the task of imparting education belongs primarily to the family and the role of the school is to re-affirm and support that “task” within the context of a comprehensive educational experience.

  Excursion Policy
Excursions are undertaken by all classes at Our Lady of the Way School to extend students learning experiences, explore and develop language skills, reinforce information, knowledge and concepts relating to units of study and enhance pastoral care.

  First Aid Policy
First Aid at Our Lady of the Way School is provided by qualified staff to meet the needs of students who become ill, have accidents and require the administration of prescribed medication. 

  Homework Parent Information
Our Lady of the Way Homework takes into account the need for students to have a balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, recreation and cultural pursuits.

  Information & Communication Technologies Policy
This policy is a demonstration of our commitment to the development of skills and attitudes in the use of computers, mobile devices and the Internet and emerging technologies for staff and students.

  Infectious Diseases Procedures
Our school has a duty of care to provide and maintain a healthy and safe environment for all staff, students and others working at or visiting the school and to minimise the risk of anyone in the school community contracting and infectious disease.

  Medication Policy
The purpose of this policy is to establish a framework and provide directions for the administration of medication to students enrolled at Our Lady of the Way School.

  Pastoral Care Policy
Pastoral Care from staff to students is directly related to the quality of pastoral care among staff.

  Privacy Statement
This statement sets out how Our Lady of the Way School collects, uses and discloses personal information.

  Quality Behaviour & Wellbeing Policy
Our Lady of the Way School is a welcoming and inclusive Catholic Community. Our Quality Behaviour Policy promotes a climate of respect and justice for all by nurturing the self-worth and dignity of each child.

  Safe Sport Policy
Schools are responsible for the provision of safe, relevant and well-structured sport and physical activity programs. The Sport and Physical Activity in Schools Safe Conduct Guidelines 2012, are designed to support teachers implementing, leading and supervising a range of sport programs and physical activities.

  School Photography Guidlines
We recognise that parents and carers enjoy photographing and recording the progress of their child at school and on school activities. We recognise that many of you like to share these personal memories online and on social media.

  Standard Collection Notice
The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable us to provide schooling and care for our Students

  Stewardship Policy
“In our ministry in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta we strive, as a work of love, for the full human development of our students, grounded in the teachings of Christ and at the service of society” (The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium).

  Student Attendance Policy
Regular attendance at school is essential if students are to maximise their potential. Schools, in partnership with parents, are responsible for promoting the regular attendance of students. While parents are legally responsible for the regular attendance of their children school staff, as part of their duty of care, must monitor part and whole day absences.

  Sun Safety policy
Our Lady of the Way School is a registered SunSmart school. The Sun Safety Policy has been developed to ensure that all students and staff attending this school are protected from skin damage caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is implemented throughout the year.

  Suspension, Transfer & Exclusion Policy
At Our Lady of the Way School, we believe that students and teachers work best in a safe environment that nurtures the holistic development of the individual. Care and guidance is carried on in climate characterised by Gospel values.

  Volunteer & Contractor Collection Notice
Our Privacy -Statement sets out how you may access and seek correction of your personal information and how you may complain about a breach of the APPs.

  Weapons At School Policy
Our Lady of the Way School is committed to the safety of all students and staff. A critical aspect of this is ensuring that prohibited weapons are not present on the school site to minimise risk to staff and students.

  Work Health & Safety Policy
The Executive Director of schools in the Parramatta Diocese and all Principals are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of their employees when at work and to ensuring the health and safety of all persons including students, contractors and visitors while on the school premises and not expose them to risk. 

 

 

System Policies

  Complaint Handling Policy

This policy supports responding to concerns or grievances raised by school community members.

  Complaint Handling Procedures and Guidelines

This document outlines the options and the informal and formal process for raising concerns and managing grievances within our educational communities.

  Procedural Fairness Guidelines

These guidelines outline the process for responding to allegations requiring that issues be put to the respondent before a decision is made about a complaint.

  Alumni collection notice

Applicable from 12 March 2014

  Australian Privacy Principles

Applicable from 12 March 2014

  Employment Collection Notice

Applicable from 12 March 2014

  Privacy Statement

Applicable from 12 March 2014

  Privacy Compliance Manual

The Privacy Manual contains detailed information and examples about implementation of the Australian Privacy Principles. For the most up-to-date version of the Manual always check CEC's website.

  Standard Collection Notice

Applicable from 12 March 2014

  Volunteer and Contractor Collection Notice

Applicable from 12 March 2014

  BOSTES Governance Procedures

The BOSTES Governance Procedures respond to new requirements of the BOSTES Registration Systems and Member Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual.

  Stewardship Policy

This policy sets out the accountabilities for responsible governance and management of CEDP resources

  AntiBullying Procedures

The Anti-Bullying Procedures provide a framework for school communities to work together to prevent and address issues of student bullying.

  Banned Substances Procedure

This Procedure covers the possession and use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or other substances, and the misuse of 'over the counter' and prescribed medications, including the supply of restricted substances on school premises.

  Child Protection Procedures

Replaces former Child Protection Policy

  Suspension Transfer Expulsion and Exclusion Procedures

Revised Sept2013 - includes additional requirement to advise EDS when withdrawing a student during suspension

  Weapons Procedure

The Weapons Procedure aims to prevent prohibited weapons from being present on the school site to minimise risk to staff and students.