Policies & Procedures

Behaviour Management Policy
The management of student behaviour is the functioning of the school community, through a system of relationships; rules, rewards and consequences designed to develop self-discipline within pupils.
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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.
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Crunch & Sip Policy
Crunch & Sip© break is a morning break for students to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. St Bernard’s Catholic Primary school has introduced Crunch & Sip© to support students to establish healthy eating habits whilst at school. The fruit and vegetables are provided by parents.
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Dispute & Complaint Resolution Policy
The purpose of this policy statement is to provide an overview of the process to be utilised at St Bernard’s Primary School in the resolution of a dispute or complaint that may arise from time to time.
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Early Childhood Statement of Philosophy
We aim to design effective, intentional play-based experiences through our learning programs that capture the elements underpinning the Early Years Learning Framework, Western Australian Curriculum and National Quality Framework.
Read the full Early Childhood Statement of Philosophy

Enrolment Policy
Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children, as far as resources allow (Mandate page 50).
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Homework Policy
As part of educating the whole child, St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School sees homework as valuable in reinforcing the skills taught at school. Homework is seen as an opportunity for the children to take responsibility for their learning. Teachers will set homework that they believe is fair in the context of the classroom so that reinforcement, consolidation and extension of class work may be achieved.
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ICT Use by Students Policy
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is utilised in schools for learning, teaching and administration. The availability of such resources provides the opportunity for schools to help students develop their full potential. ICT provides significant educational value but can pose risks regarding safety, personal reputation and corporate reputation.
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School Bushfire Plan
This plan is for St Bernard’s Kojonup and has been designed to assist staff in the event of a total fire ban, catastrophic fire danger rating, or a bushfire. Letters to staff and parents are included in the appendix as well as notices regarding the plans of closures of the school.
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School Fees
It is essential for the running and improvement of school facilities and resources, as well as the sharing of responsibility between all families, that we receive payment of fees.
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School Uniform
Parents and children are asked to adhere to the school uniform expectations when purchasing items. This prevents added expense of re-purchase or children and staff needing to address breaches of uniform expectations.
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Social Media Acceptable Use Policy
St. Bernard’s Catholic Primary School believes that social media can help support positive relationships and communication within the school community. School community members already communicate online – families, students, staff and the wider community. By creating an official presence on Social Network platforms, the school is able to take control of its image online.
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Respice Stellam

Look to the Star