Student Enrolment Policy
Student enrolment at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School shall reflect Catholic education principles both in philosophy and in the way the procedures of this policy are implemented.
Please download the Student Enrolment Policy.
3 Year Old Student Enrolment Policy
3 year old Kindy is an educational program for pre-kindergarten children aged three years. The program is play based and provides children with meaningful experiences that promote the development of spiritual, social, emotional, language, intellectual, creative and physical skills. The teachers will create a caring, safe and stimulating environment that will nurture your child’s disposition to wonder, explore andconstruct meaning about the world.
Discipline Policy and Behaviour Management Guidelines
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School is committed to the development of the whole person, since in Christ, the perfect being, all human values find their fulfillment and unity.
To achieve this goal a fair discipline policy needs to be in place, which allows all students, enrolled at the school to be in an environment that is conducive to learning and which allows the students to feel safe and valued.
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St Mary Star of the Sea collects personal information, including sensitive information about pupils and parents or guardians before and during the course of a pupil's enrolment at the college. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the School to provide schooling for your child.
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School Fees setting and Collection Policy
For the purpose of this policy statement, School Fees shall include the total cost of educating a child and thus comprises tuition, levies, all recurrent charges and building levies.
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Student ICT Policy
The policies and procedures outlined in the following documentation are designed to protect the infrastructure and services provided by St Mary Star of the Sea School. It aims to provide a consistent level of service to all members and components of the system and the protection of the data belonging to St Mary Star of the Sea School.
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Guidelines - Homework will be given on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Primary; Secondary will have homework for the weekend also. The time allocation for homework will vary according to age and learning needs of the children. The following times are seen as reasonable for all children.
- Year 1 - 15 minutes
- Year 2 - 15 minutes
- Year 3 - 20 to 30 minutes
- Year 4 - 30 minutes
- Year 5 - 30 minutes
- Year 6 - 45 minutes
- Year 7 - 60 minutes
- Year 8 - 1 - 1½ hours
- Year 9 - 1½ - 2 hours
- Year 10 - 2 - 2½ hours
Students from Years 4 - 10 are issued with a St Mary's diary at the commencement of the year. Parents are encouraged to check their child's diary each day. Middle school Teachers write in the student's diary in RED BIRO only.
Mobile Phone Policy
- Students are not to bring mobile telephones on to the school site.
- If a student is found in possession of a mobile telephone they are to hand it to the member of staff who will take it to the Front Office.
- The parent of the student will be notified and the parent will need to collect the mobile phone from the Front Office.
- Where there are extraordinary circumstances the parent must make an appointment with the Heads of School or the Principal to discuss the situation.
- The school will not accept any responsibility for the theft, loss or damage of any mobile telephone brought on to the school site by a student.
The school uniform identifies the individual as belonging to the whole. It should be worn neatly and correctly and with pride. All items of clothing must be clearly marked with the student’s name.
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