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 and Anaphylaxis Policy
Anaphylaxis is potentially life threatening and always requires an emergency response. The Our Lady of the Way Allergy & Anaphylaxis Policy has been developed to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to minimise the exposure of students at risk of an allergic reaction to known allergens within the school environment or whilst attending an official school excursion.

  Assessment and 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
The school recognises the importance of involvement and engagement with parents and carers of students and the ability of students to self-manage their asthma where appropriate.

  Homework Policy
Our Lady of the Way Homework Policy takes into account the need for students to have a balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, recreation and cultural pursuits. The responsibility for overseeing homework lies essentially with the parents. Homework need not be a cause of stress or upset for children or parents. The emphasis should always be placed on the learning value.

  ICT 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.

  Pastoral Care Policy
Pastoral Care from staff to students is directly related to the quality of pastoral care among staff. It is a witness to the Gospel imperative – “Love one another as I have loved you.”

  Premises Buildings and Facilities Disability Discrimination Statement
At Our Lady of the Way School believe that the safety and well-being of all people entering and working in the grounds and buildings at is paramount. This policy ensures that regular checks are made to so grounds and buildings are safe as suitable places for quality teaching and learning

  Quality Behaviour and Wellbeing Policy
Our Quality Behaviour Policy promotes a climate of respect and justice for all by nurturing the self-worth and dignity of each child.

  Road Safety Policy
The main intention of this policy is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of staff and students who use the services and facilities at Our Lady of the Way School.

  Student Attendance Policy
Schools, in partnership with parents, are responsible for promoting the regular attendance of students. This policies outlines the school's expectations of student attendance.

  Work Health and Safety Policy
In association with the Catholic Education Office, Parramatta Work Health & Safety Statement, the following Work Health & Safety Policy has been developed, documented and implemented at Our Lady of the Way School to ensure a safe and healthy environment is provided for all those attending, working or visiting the school.


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.