Wellbeing and Pastoral Care Policy
The Wellbeing and Pastoral Care policy at the College, strives to develop a nurturing climate for students that is based on the dignity and uniqueness of each child, made in the image and likeness of God.
Anti-Bullying Policy (inclusive of Cyberbullying)
The school will provide a positive culture where bullying is not accepted, and in so doing, all will have the right of respect from others, the right to learn or to teach, and a right to feel safe and secure in their school environment at all times.
Positive community partnerships greatly enhance the ability of schools to provide for the needs of students, and contribute significantly to the potential for parents and community groups to impact positively on the lives of young people. This policy aims to develop our school as a focal point of the community, with opportunities for both the school and community members to gain from mutually beneficial arrangements.
Our school has both a desire and a responsibility to ensure that high standards of conduct are maintained by staff and students at all times, and that complaints are managed and resolved fairly, efficiently, promptly and in accordance with relative legislation.
Duty of Care
In addition to their professional obligations, principals and teachers have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect students in their care from risks of injury that are reasonably foreseeable. This document outlines how Santa Sophia Catholic College implements this policy.
Santa Sophia Catholic College recognises that some students require medication and/or management of health conditions at school. While parents have the ultimate responsibility for the administration of medication and the management of health conditions, schools/colleges are often asked to assist with the provision of these services.
Mobile Phone Policy
The mobile phone policy is not about trust. Rather, this policy is about maximising the learning that happens in the school every day and minimising distractions to this. Additionally, the use of mobile phones by students during recess and/or lunch can also distract them from developing important face to face social skills. With so much time spent with technology, it is critical that students are provided with ample opportunities to be device-free within their friendships.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy
This document details the appropriate use of information and communications technologies (ICT) and social media. ICT include computers, mobile phones, PDAs, iPads, email, internet and network services, portable data storage devices, online data storage mediums, telephones, printers and all other digital communications devices. Social media means web-based and mobile technologies which turn communication into interactive dialogue. Examples include but are not limited to Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, blog or wiki posts and comments. This policy applies to all students and their parents when using ICT provided by the school, when using the school's network and/or when accessing social media.
Homework Policy (Secondary)
Homework and revision benefits students by complementing classroom learning, fostering good study habits and providing an opportunity for students to develop themselves as Assessment Capable Learners.