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Policies & Procedures

'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.' 
Codes of Conduct
Anti Bullying & Harassment

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. This is 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:

Behaviour Management

Behaviour Management Flowchart

Our student behaviour management plan is part of the Bishop Druitt Way that builds and supports the entire school community, making positive and enduring connections between its members. It encompasses all aspects of college life through a combination of structured activities and personal relationships. The Bishop Druitt Way is concerned with the total wellbeing of individuals within the college.

Community Conduct

Community Code of Conduct

All students, parents, teachers and staff have the right to be safe, and feel safe, in their college community. With this right comes the responsibility to be law-abiding citizens and to be accountable for actions that intimidate or put at risk the safety of others or oneself. This includes behaviour that may be considered anti-social. This community code of conduct sets the clear standards of behaviour that are expected of all members of the college community.

Illicit and Unsanctioned Substances

Illicit and Unsanctioned Substances (Drugs) 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.

Staff Misconduct and Reportable Conduct

Handling Allegations of Staff Misconduct and Reportable Conduct

Bishop Druitt College requires all staff to comply with a code of conduct and standards of behaviour that are intended to prevent staff misconduct and reportable conduct. College community members and staff are encouraged to report any breaches of the code or standards by following set procedures.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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.

Student Leadership

Leadership Roles - Criteria and Responsibilities

This document outlines the criteria for selecting student leaders and the expectations and  responsibilities placed on them as members of the student leadership group.

Compliance
Child Protection

Child Protection Policy Summary

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

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.

Complaints Handling

Complaints Handling Procedure

Bishop Druitt College welcomes feedback from all members of the college community and takes all complaints or concerns that may be raised seriously. This procedure is designed to assist with how to make a complaint, and to understand what concerns may be covered by other policies.

Enrolments

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 Education Standards Authority. This policy states our conditions for accepting enrolments.

Privacy and Information Collection

Privacy Policy and Information Collection Notice

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

Statement on 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.

Student Attendance

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 Accident Insurance

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.

Whistleblowers

Whistleblower Policy

This policy applies to the college in protecting eligible whistleblowers and managing qualifying disclosures made regarding misconduct in relation to the college.

Work Health and Safety

Work Health and Safety Policy

Bishop Druitt College is committed to the work health and safety (WHS) and welfare of all its students and workers (including employees, contractors and visitors). Bishop Druitt College regards its WHS responsibilities with the utmost importance and, as such, resources are made available to comply with all relevant Acts and Regulations to ensure the work is safe and to minimise risk to health.

Dress Codes
Uniform

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.

Student Attire on Excursions

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.

Computer Devices and Networks
Bring Your Own Device

Secondary Bring Your Own Device eLearning Guidelines

Primary BYOD Policy and Senior Primary Contract

Secondary students are expected to bring their own appropriate information technology devices to school to enhance their learning experiences. 

Primary students are encouraged to do so as well. The primary document is a policy and contract that students should adhere to if they choose to become part of the BYOD program.

Electronic Devices

Electronic Device Policy

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

ICT Network and Internet

ICT Network and Internet Use Guidelines

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.

Mobile Phones

Secondary Mobile Phone Policy

The college recognises that many students are provided with a mobile device by their parents and carers and bring their phones to school each day. Access to, and responsible use of, a mobile phone is a part of daily life for most young people. It is an important means for contact with parents and guardians and can assist learning at school.