Policies and Procedures

Emmaus College 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.

If you have any questions in relation to policies or other general enquiries please contact the school by email or phone on 9670 8300 weekdays between 8:30am and 4:00pm.

School Based Policies

  Attendance
School attendance plays a critical role in enhancing the lives of the students at Emmaus Catholic College.


  Anti-Bullying
It is a fundamental right of everyone in our College community to feel safe. It is the right of everyone to be able to come to our school each day without fear of being intimidated, humiliated or threatened verbally or physically with harm. Bullying denies this right to members of our College community and as such bullying is not accepted in our school.


  Bus Procedures
Procedures to follow when using buses and other public transport to transport students.


  Bushfire Emergency Evacuation Plan
This plan has been designed to assist management to protect life and property in the event of a bush fire. The decision to either EVACUATE or SHELTER-IN-PLACE as the primary action under general bush fire conditions is one of the more important decisions to be made. This decision is based upon a good understanding of the location, occupants, the effects of bush fire and the time needed to act.


  Child Protection Protocols
The following protocols are to be observed by all College personnel and are supported by the Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta.


  Complaints
This policy outlines the procedures for staff, students, parents or members of the wider community who may wish to raise a concern about an issue at the College that they deem to be unsatisfactory or unreasonable.


  Critical Incident Management
The plan outlines a general response and provides resources and a checklist to assist members of the team as they undertake the work of caring for the school community whilst orienting the school back to normal operations as soon as is appropriate.


  Evacuation and Shutdown
Procedures to follow in case of an evacuation, lockdown or grass fire.


  Grooming
The wearing of the College uniform by all students and the maintenance of a high standard around dress and grooming are clear expectations at Emmaus Catholic College.


  Homework
Learning is a life long process and children can benefit when families and schools work in partnership. At Emmaus Catholic College we value the active support and involvement of parents in the education process.


  Maintaining Right Relations
Emmaus Catholic College considers all discrimination, racism, harassment and bullying to be unacceptable behaviour because it undermines the intrinsic dignity of the individual person. In addition, discrimination, racism, harassment and bullying diminish the work performance of individuals and the effectiveness of the College in our mission of Catholic education.


  NSW Canteen Policy
The Fresh Tastes NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy is all about giving students across NSW a taste for healthy foods.


  Pastoral Nights Protocols
Emmaus Catholic College organises pastoral nights each term to build a sense of community within year groups.


  Road Safety Procedures and Management
Procedures to follow in relation to road safety in the school precinct.


  Student Award Scheme
The student award scheme is a three tier scheme that incorporates elements of in-class, College community and wider community activities.


  Student Leadership Procedures
The student award scheme is student-initiated, with specific goals negotiated between the student and the Leader of Mission.


  Student Management
The Emmaus Catholic College community seeks to be a Catholic, caring learning community, walking together with Jesus on a journey of connection and revelation; As we seek to do this, we focus on creating a cooperative learning environment. We strive to be respectful and inclusive.


  Serious Incidents Flowchart
This flowchart supports the Student Management Policy.


  Sun Safe
The purpose of this sun safety policy is to ensure all students and staff members attending our College are protected from the harmful effects of the sun throughout the year.

 

System Policies

  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.

  Catholic School Community Policy

The Catholic Church within the Diocese of Parramatta establishes schools as centres of faith and learning where students are enabled to develop personal ‘integration of faith and life’. Implemented 2012.

  Complaint Handling Policy

This policy supports responding to concerns or grievances raised by school community members. Implemented 2012 and last reviewed 2015.

  Complaint Handling Procedures and Guidelines

This document outlines the options and the informal and formal process for raising concerns and managing grievances within our educational communities.

  Procedural Fairness Guidelines

These guidelines outline the process for responding to allegations requiring that issues be put to the respondent before a decision is made about a complaint. Implemented 2012.

  103701 Enrolment Procedures April 2017

This document outlines enrolment procedures that are followed in all Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools. Last updated 2017.

  103800 Enrolment Additional Needs Guidelines June 2017

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

  103900 Enrolment Guidelines April 2017

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.

  Enrolment Policy

CEDP schools exist to provide quality Catholic schooling. This document outlines the enrolment policy for all schools in the Diocese of Parramatta. Implemented 2014.

  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 purpose of collecting alumni information is to enable us to keep alumni members informed about events and activities. This document outlines how you may access or correct your personal information and how to complain about a breach. Implemented 2014.

  Australian Privacy Principles

This document summaries the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) which establish standards for the collection and handling of 'personal information'. Implemented 2014.

  Employment Collections Notice

This document outlines how your privacy is managed when applying for employment and how you can access and seek correction of your personal information. Implemented 2014.

  Privacy Statement

This statement sets out how CEDP collects, uses and discloses personal information through our schools, Catholic Early Learning Centres (CELCs), Catholic Out of School Hours Care services (COSHCs) and offices. Implemented 2014.

  Schools Privacy Compliance Manual NSW 2018

The Privacy Manual contains detailed information and examples about implementation of the Australian Privacy Principles. For the most up-to-date version of the Manual always check CEC's website (www.cecnsw.catholic.edu.au).

  Standard Collection Notice

This document outlines the sort of personal or sensitive information collected within Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, how it is used and how your privacy is managed. Implemented 2014.

  Volunteer and Contractor Collection Notice

In applying to provide your services as a volunteer or contractor you will be required to provide CEDP with personal information. This document outlines what we collect and how we manage your privacy. Implemented 2014.

  Stewardship Policy

This policy sets out the accountabilities for responsible governance and management of CEDP resources. Implemented 2013.

  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.

  Child Protection Procedures

CEDP is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all students. These procedures must be followed when dealing with concerns related to children and young persons and allegations relating to employees. Implemented 2013.

  Policy Procedures and Resources for Matters Involving Students and Illegal Substances

All students in the Diocese of Parramatta have the right to attend a school which is free of illegal substances. Implemented 1999 and currently under review.

  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 Procedures

These procedures guide the process where a student’s behaviour is such that, it is appropriate to suspend a student or transfer the student to a different educational setting within the CEDP network of schools. Implemented 2017.

  Weapons Procedure

The Weapons Procedure aims to prevent prohibited weapons from being present on the school site to minimise risk to staff and students.

  Weapons Procedures approved as WD Amended 21 June 2018

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.