St Munchin’s

Catholic Primary School

Reflect the life and love of Christ for His people

1 Isdell Place
Gosnells WA 6110
PO Box 172
(08) 9234 7555

Our Policies

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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Anaphylaxis Policy

Allergy occurs when a person’s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that do not bother most people. These substances are known as allergens.
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Asthma Notes for Parents

Checklist for Parents of Children with Asthma to help manage their Asthma at School
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Behaviour Management Policy

At St Munchin’s Catholic Primary School, the Behaviour Management Policy is based on the belief that to participate effectively in the activities of a collaborative classroom, children require a level of behaviour that respects their rights and the rights of others to....
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Bullying Policy

St Munchin’s Catholic School community respects the rights of its students to be free from all forms of bullying and is committed to providing a safe environment for all students.
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Dealing with Class/Playground Incidents involving Your Child and the Class Teacher or Other Students

We encourage, at all times, that the first action for your child when an incident takes place at school is that your child speaks to his/her teacher to report the incident or seek clarification of any misunderstandings
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Dealing with Bullying and Harassment (Students) Policy

Catholic schools have a responsibility to provide an educational environment that promotes the dignity and respect of the person and, therefore, aims to eliminate bullying and harassment in all forms.
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Dispute or Complaint in a 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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Drug Policy

A drug is any substance (with the exception of food) which, when taken into the body, alters its function physically and/or psychologically. Drug use is a complex issue and drug use problems result from a combination of many contributing factors. The use of drugs, including alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, pharmaceutical and illicit drugs is common in our society. Our students are exposed to drug related issues at home, school and in the wider community.
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Duty of Care Policy

Principals and teachers are required to have an adequate knowledge of the legal requirements that affect their relationship with, and duty of care for, students. In Christian justice and charity, they are required to devise and put into practice procedures that are designed to safeguard the physical and moral well-being of the school students.
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Early Childhood Education and Care Policy

Catholic schools play a vital part in the life of the Church in Western Australia by contributing to the holistic development of our young through education. Early Childhood Education and Care are integral in laying the foundational blocks on which children ‘develop a Gospel vision of themselves and society’ (Mandate paragraph 6).¹
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Email & Internet Policy

In recent years electronic communication has been introduced into schools predominantly through email and the internet. The availability of such resources provides the opportunity for schools to help students develop their full potential, spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically.
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Enrolment Policy

St. Munchin’s is a Parish Catholic Primary School - not a private school. Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. Priority for enrolment is given to Catholics who witness the Catholic faith in their homes and who participate regularly in the life of a worshipping community. Acceptance of children will be at the discretion of the Principal, in line with the “Student Enrolment Policy(1994)” issued by the Catholic Education Office of W.A.
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Exclusion of Children from School Policy

To achieve its goals a Catholic School needs to be a community. As such, a minimum level of participation and cooperation is needed.
Exclusion is an extreme disciplinary step reserved for cases of gross misconduct, serious breaches of school rules, or behaviour that is persistently disruptive or contrary to the Vision Statement of the School:
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Health Policy

The immunisation status of each child will be checked upon entry into Kindy, Pre-Primary and Primary School.
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Homework Policy

Regular homework is a valuable aspect of the learning process and contributes to the development of sound study habits. It is seen as an integral part of the programme of the school.
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Information and Communication Technology Use by Staff Policy

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been introduced into schools allowing access to email and the Internet and other telecommunication devices. The availability of such resources provides the opportunity for schools to help students develop their full potential.
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Pastoral Care Policy

Pastoral Care is an expression of the ethos of the school, especially endorsing gospel values of love, justice, inclusion, reconciliation and respect. Pastoral Care in a Catholic school means enhancing the dignity of each person within a Catholic faith community.
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Privacy Policy

The School collects personal information, including sensitive information about pupils and parents or guardians before and during the course of a pupil’s enrolment at the School. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the School to provide schooling for your son/daughter.
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Students use of Information and Communication Technology (Yrs K-3) Policy

Email and the Internet give people a way of communicating with our friends or other people all over the world. We can send messages through email. We can also find out about many things by searching the Internet for information.
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Students use of Information and Communication Technology (Yrs 4-6) Policy

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and in particular the Internet and email, are valuable tools in the Catholic school’s goal to educate the whole person. The Internet offers great educational opportunities when we use it responsibly.
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Selection of Appropriate Texts Policy

St Munchin’s Catholic School, as a Catholic School, aims to help students to integrate culture, faith and life. Culture is valued and St Munchin’s Catholic School promotes discussion and critical thought. The values and attitudes at St Munchin’s Catholic School are founded upon the teaching of Jesus Christ. Therefore, the selection of texts is a rigorous and careful process.
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School Camps and Excursion Policy

Where school camps and excursions are conducted they shall be undertaken as an integral part of the educational program of the school and shall overall reflect authentic Catholic principles and values.
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School Fees: Setting and Collection 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). Schools have a responsibility to communicate the financial constraints under which they operate to parents enrolling their children in Catholic schools. Parents are required to make a commitment to support Catholic education financially by paying fees.
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Splitting of Grades Policy

St Munchin’s Catholic School is a double stream primary school with two classes in each grade. At the end of each school year the classes are restructured for the following year.
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Sun Smart Policy

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Overexposure to the sun during childhood and adolescent is an important contributing factor to the development of skin cancer later in life. As students are at school during times of peak ultraviolet (UV) radiation, schools can play a major role in creating a supportive environment that minimises exposure and encourages sun protective behaviours.
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Uniform Policy

The uniform code is complulsory aspect to being a student at St Munchin's. It is a non-negotiable regulation which we all must abide by.
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