Policies and Procedures

Mother Teresa Primary has a number of school-based policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our School life.


These provide the framework within which we operate.

The Catholic Education Office, Parramatta Diocese also provides advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.


System Policies

School Based Policies

  Aboriginal Education
Aboriginal education plays an integral role in a life-giving and loving environment which encourages all members of the school community to realise their true potential. Aboriginal education provides a window of opportunity in the reconciliation process between Aborigines and other Australians.

  Acceptable Use of ICT
This policy applies to the use of all school related ICTs for educational purposes, whether provided by the school or the student. Both students and parents/guardians must read and sign the Student Letter of Agreement and return to your learning studio teacher.

  Anti-Bullying
The community of Mother Teresa Primary School does not tolerate bullying in any form. This document outlines our procedures for dealing with bullying.

  Anti-Racism
Racism is inconsistent with the ethos of Mother Teresa Primary. In the school situation, respect, tolerance and acceptance are essential qualities that are fostered in our students.

  Complaint Handling
Complaints will be addressed professionally, competently and in a timely manner applying principles of natural justice and confidentiality.

  Fruit Break
Fruit Break is a set break for students to eat fruit or salad or vegetables and drink water in the learning studio. Mother Teresa Primary School has introduced a Fruit Break to support students to establish healthy eating habits whilst at school.

  Learning At Home Policy
Learning @ Home provides students with opportunities to consolidate their learning studio work and involve family members in that learning.

  Medication Policy
For the administration of all medication at school

  Proactive Learner
This policy is designed to facilitate high standards of behaviour so that the learning and teaching in our school can be effective and students can participate positively within our school community.

  Proactive Learner Policy Beliefs
A visual guide to help explain our beliefs on Proactive Learning.

Policies And Procedures

  Aboriginal Education Procedures

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to enhancing the knowledge and understanding of all who work and learn in our schools about Aboriginal Australia. (Implemented 2012 - Reviewed 2017)

  Managing Complaints Policy

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta promotes and maintains positive relationships and harmonious working environments. This document outlines the principles CEDP will follow when dealing with complaints.

  Enrolment Additional Needs Guidelines

All schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta aim to provide appropriate educational opportunities and support for students with additional needs (Last updated 2017)

  Enrolment Guidelines

The Application for Enrolment, once accepted by parents and school principal is a contractual agreement within our commitment to integration of faith and life. These Guidelines apply to every enrolment in a CEDP school (Last updated 2017)

  Child Protection Facilities Procedures

These procedures apply to inspection of a site or facility owned or managed by Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta (CEDP) or its schools as well as assessment of the physical environment for risk of harm to children and young people. Implemented 2013.

  Alumni Collection Notice

The primary purpose of collecting alumni information is to enable us to inform you about our activities and the activities of Aquinas College and to keep alumni members informed about other members (Updated 2020)

  Employment Collection Notice

In applying for a position, you will be providing Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) with personal information (Updated 2020)

  Information Sharing Policy

The Information Policy sets out how Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP), its schools and related services obtain and release personal information from and to third parties

  Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) manages the personal and sensitive information we collect and hold

  Schools Privacy Compliance Manual

The purpose of the manual is to provide assistance and guidance to non-government schools corresponding with the new requirements they must observe in relation to the preservation of an individual's privacy

  Standard Collection Notice

The Standard Collection Notice outlines the types personal information, including sensitive information about students, parents or guardians, and how that information is used (Updated 2020)

  Volunteer and Contractor Collection Notice

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)

  CEDP Safeguarding Procedures

This 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 CEDP Code of Conduct When Working With Children and Students.

  Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct - last reviewed Feb 2021 - 004 of 2019

  Code of Conduct When Working With Children and Students

This Code of Conduct is to inform staff members of CEDP of the standards of behaviour and other requirements that must be adhered to when working in an organisation which delivers services to children and students

  Preventing Discrimination Harassment and Bullying Policy

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.

  Working with Children Check

CEDP 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.

  AntiBullying Procedures

The Anti-Bullying Procedures provide a framework for school communities to work together to prevent and address issues of student bullying (Implemented 2017)

  Banned Substances Procedure

This procedure covers the possession and use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or other substances, and the misuse of 'over the counter' and prescribed medications, including the supply of restricted substances on school premises (Implemented 2017)

  Student Attendance Completion Special Circumstances Guidelines

A 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)

  Student attendance procedures

School attendance plays a critical role in enhancing the lives of students in schools. Every day of attendance adds to a student's academic achievement and success at school (Implemented 2017)

  Student exemption procedures

These procedures outline the conditions upon which a child may be exempt from being enrolled at and attending school (Implemented 2017)

  Student Policy

This policy outlines the commitment of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) to provide a comprehensive education to the diverse range of children and young people for the development of the whole person (Implemented 2012)

  Suspension Transfer and Exclusion Procedure

CEDP 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

  Weapons Procedures

The Weapons Procedure aims to prevent prohibited weapons from being present on the school site to minimise risk to staff and students. (Implemented 2017 - Amended 2018)

  Acceptable Use of ICT and Social Media

This document informs staff members of their obligations and responsibilities when using ICT and social media for work-related purposes and, in limited circumstances, personal purposes.

  Responsible Use of ICT and Social Media Student Guidelines

This document informs students of their obligations and responsibilities when using ICT and social media for learning purposes and, in limited circumstances, personal purposes.