The following is a list of policies relating to school practices:
The purpose of Orana’s whole school policy is to provide a supportive approach to educating students in positive behaviours. The aim is to empower members of the school community by creating a safe, caring and respectful environment.
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.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provides schools with the opportunity to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication. ICT provides significant educational value but can pose a risk of exposure to inappropriate and offensive material and personal safety. In accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the practice of communication must be totally honest and reflect the highest stand of accountability and sensitive to our personal rights and relationships.
Today our students are growing up in a highly advanced technological world. The ability to understand and use contemporary Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is a vital part of each child’s education as it provides varied and valuable learning experiences which extend beyond classroom walls.
At Orana Catholic Primary School we believe all students should be provided with guided opportunities to use ICT to connect, learn, collaborate, and communicate with authentic local and global audiences; helping them become safe, responsible and globally aware digital citizens.
As an Apple distinguished school, this policy outlines Orana Catholic Primary School’s vision, approach, and expectations for the safe and responsible use of ICT within the school
Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children, as far as resources allow.
The School Education Act (174 1(d)) requires an educational system to have a means by which disputes and complaints about the provision of education are resolved.
The Catholic school, as part of the Body of Christ (1 Cor 12) is required to work harmoniously to build community. The distinctive nature of the Catholic school is guaranteed by all members of the community respecting the rights and responsibilities of each other (CS 73).1
The Catholic school is a reflection of the Church’s commitment to the dignity of the individual (Mandate para 6). It is important for Orana Catholic Primary School to demonstrate this commitment in the manner in which they protect information that they hold about their school community. Orana Catholic Primary School requires information about students and their families in order to provide for the education of these students.
The Privacy Act 1988 directs the manner in which private sector organisations, including Catholic schools and systems, manage the personal and sensitive information of individuals.
The purpose of the legislation is to ensure that organisations, which hold information about individuals, handle that information responsibly. It aims to establish a nationally consistent approach to the management of personal information.