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“In partnership with the home, parish and community we nurture the development of the whole child”

St Mary Star of the Sea
Johnston Street
Carnarvon WA 6701

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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.
Please download the Code of Conduct.

Cyclone Action Plan

Please refer to FESA Cyclone Information for further clarification
Please download the Cyclone Action Plan.

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.

Attendance for Students Policy

Where a student is enrolled in St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School, the School Education Act 1999 requires that the student regularly attends the School on site or an educational program of the School elsewhere as directed by the Principal.
Please download the Attendance for Students Policy.

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.
Read the full Discipline Policy and Behaviour Management Guidelines.

Collection Notice

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.
Read the full Collection Notice.

Dispute & Complaint Resolution Policy

Catholic Education is committed to ensuring that disputes and complaints are dealt with fairly, objectively and in a timely manner, and that processes reflect the principles of participation, co-resposibility and subsidiarity.
Read the full Dispute & Complaint Resolution Policy

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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BYOD Program ICT Responsible Use Policy & Parent Information Booklet

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exists at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School, Carnarvon as a tool for learning, teaching and communication. St Mary’s recognises that ICT provides significant educational value; however, ICT also poses a risk of exposure to inappropriate and offensive material and personal safety.
Read the full policy.

Homework Policy

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

  1. Students are not to bring mobile telephones on to the school site.
  2. 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.
  3. The parent of the student will be notified and the parent will need to collect the mobile phone from the Front Office.
  4. Where there are extraordinary circumstances the parent must make an appointment with the Heads of School or the Principal to discuss the situation.
  5. 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.

Uniform Policy

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.
Read the full Uniform Policy.

Whistleblower Policy

The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) Whistleblower Policy and associated procedures are designed to uphold CEWA Ltd’s shared values arising from the Catholic Social Teaching Principles of the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity, co-responsibility and participation.
Read the full Whistleblower Policy.