Policies and Procedures
The framework in which our school operates.
St Thomas Aquinas has a number of school-based policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our school life.
Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD), also provides advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.
Policies and Procedures
PrivacyThe Information Policy sets out how Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD), its schools and related services obtain and release personal information from and to third partiesThe Standard Collection Notice outlines the types of personal information, including sensitive information about students, parents or guardians, and how that information is used. (updated logo 2023)In applying to provide your services you will be providing our schools, Catholic Early Learning Centres (CELCs), Catholic Out of School Hours Care services (COSHCs) and offices with personal information (Updated 2020)
StaffThis document outlines the procedures that must be followed by staff members when responding to concerns relating to children and young persons and any alleged breach of the CSPD Code of Conduct When Working With Children and Students.This Code of Conduct is to inform staff members of CSPD of the standards of behaviour and other requirements that must be adhered to when working in an organisation which delivers services to children and studentsCSPD has in place a variety of strategies to ensure child safe schools and communities are maintained including the obligation for all staff members undertaking child-related work to hold a valid NSW Working with Children Check clearance.
StudentsA child between the age of 6 and 17 may leave school only after they have completed Year 10 of secondary education or where special circumstance have been approved by the Minister for Education and Training (Implemented 2011)The purpose of this policy is to prevent bullying through the creation of safe, respectful & supportive school cultures & responding to bullying behaviour in ways that are just & effective, with a focus on safety, restoring relationships.CSPD 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.This Policy states that principles followed when making decision about students. It is based on an acknowledgement that parents and carers are the first and most important educators of their children.This Policy & Procedure covers the possession, use and distribution of alcohol, tobacco, vaping devices, illegal drugs or other banned substances. (Updated May 2022)Central to championing diversity and equity is our commitment towards the attendance of all students. This Policy sets out the requirements for all staff managing, recording, reporting and monitoring student attendance at CSPD schools.School attendance plays a critical role in enhancing the lives of children and young people. Every day of attendance adds to a student's opportunity to learn, develop and experience success in education. Attendance is a core responsibility of schools.
TechnologyThis Policy is about Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) students’ use of Digital Devices and Online Services in School-Related Settings.
Catholic school communityCatholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) promotes and maintains positive relationships and harmonious working environments. This document outlines the principles CSPD will follow when dealing with complaints.Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) is committed to enhancing the knowledge and understanding of all who work and learn in our schools about Aboriginal Australia. (Implemented 2012 - Reviewed 2017)
StewardshipThe purpose of this policy is to encourage reporting of corrupt conduct, maladministration and serious and substantial wrongdoing without fear of reprisal or detrimental treatment.
Learning and teachingAll teachers in CSPD who teach Religious Education are required to be accredited as qualified teachers with the necessary background, specialist knowledge and witness to the Catholic mission.