Policies and Procedures

Anti Bullying and Harassment Policy

Bishop Druitt College is committed to providing a safe learning environment. The physical, emotional, moral and educational health of all students is valued above all else. The college actively discourages bullying and harassment of any kind, in line with current laws in New South Wales that state that bullying and harassment are illegal, as is the victimisation and harassment of anyone reporting bullying.

Supporting documents
Procedures for preventing and responding to bullying and harassment
Information for parents and students about bullying and harassment

Behaviour Management Policy

This policy reflects our Respect for all document and the ‘rights and responsibilities’ displayed throughout the school. Our school must be a safe, caring and orderly learning environment in which the rights of all students to learn and all teachers to teach must be supported.

Supporting documents
Primary school behaviour management procedure summary 
Secondary school behaviour management procedure summary

Child Protection

The focus of the college's duty of care is the protection of children from abuse. The procedures followed by Bishop Druitt College must also be in accordance with all relevant legislation and will take into account other appropriate practices and guidelines aimed at the protection of children. The college's policy and detailed procedures will be revised from time to time to take into account amendments to legislation and regulations.

Community Service Guidelines

Community service provides opportunities for young people to develop the values, skills and understandings needed to contribute to civic wellbeing. It will enable students to address many of the core, shared values outlined in the college’s vision and values document.

Electronic Device Policy

This policy covers the acceptable and unacceptable uses of personal electronic devices such as mobile phones and iPods that students sometimes bring to school.

Enrolment Policy

Bishop Druitt College is a comprehensive co-educational K-12 school providing education underpinned by religious values and operating within the policies of the NSW Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards. This policy states our conditions for accepting enrolments.

ICT Network and Internet Policy

Access to the Bishop Druitt College ICT network and the internet can greatly enhance learning as well as demand some responsibilities. Students are expected to use these ICT facilities only for educational purposes and to behave in a responsible manner when working online.

Illicit and Unsanctioned Substance (Drug) Policy

This policy provides clarity in relation to the college’s position on drugs and outlines its aims in relation to drug education. The policy explains the college’s approach to both prevention of drug related issues and intervention in the case of student breaches of the policy.

The policy is consistent with state and federal laws and reflects the National School Drug Education Strategy and National Framework for Protocols for Managing Illicit and Other Unsanctioned Drugs in Schools.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is central to the total school environment at Bishop Druitt College. Everyone has the right to be safe, to learn and to be respected and treated with dignity. Therefore, pastoral care at Bishop Druitt College addresses the diverse needs of the community - emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Privacy and Information Collection

The college is bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act. The college 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. This document summarises how personal information is managed by the college.

Procedural Fairness

Procedural fairness is a basic right of all individuals. In cases where there is a perceived incongruence between an individual's actions and college rules and expectations the college will aim for a fair decision, reached by an objective decision making process.

Respect for All - Student Rights and Responsibilities

All students have a right to a safe and caring learning environment in which everyone is treated with respect. This type of environment is only created when students fulfil their responsibilities as members of the school community.

Self-Injury Policy

 In keeping with the college’s strong pastoral care focus, this policy aims to address the college's response to issue of self-injury.

Senior Primary School BYOT Policy and Contract

Senior primary students are encouraged to bring their own information technology devices to school to assist their learning experiences. This document is a policy and contract that students should adhere to if they choose to become part of the BYOT program.

Student Accident Insurance

The college takes out student accident insurance to cover all students against a range of events that may result in the student incurring personal injury whilst engaged in school-organised activities.

Student Attendance Policy

The college has a clear responsibility to record and monitor student attendance. This policy and the related documents outline the school's approach to attendance matters.

Related documents
Student attendance procedures
Exemption from attendance/enrolment policy
Exemption from attendance procedure

Student Attire on Excursions Policy

When students attend excursions, camps or other non-standard classroom activities there are several aspects of dress code to be considered. These include: safety; foreseeable risk due to exposure to the elements; suitability to the task at hand; and reflection of the professionalism and conduct of the college.

Sustainability Policy

The college aims to develop a long-term approach to achieving sustainability targets that are closely aligned with the Bishop Druitt College Strategic Plan 2014. We hope to make our school environment a more pleasant place in which to live, work and play through ongoing programs that develop cleaner and more sustainable ways of doing everyday activities.

Talent Development Program Philosophy

The Bishop Druitt College community is committed to the ideal that every student has a right to learn and to reach their potential.  The college upholds the belief that all students can learn and graduates of Bishop Druitt College have the skills to be self-directed and independent lifelong learners.  This includes those students who possess a high level of cognitive, affective, or creative capacities. 

Uniform Policy

The Bishop Druitt College uniform symbolises the pride we feel in our school. It has been developed
in consultation with parents, fashion consultants and the Cancer Council of Australia, using quality
materials that are both long-wearing and easy to care for. It is expected that all students will wear
their uniform with pride.

 

 

 

 

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