Penola Catholic College has a number of school-based policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our school life.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP), also provides advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.

  • Enrolment
    Enrolment Policy
    This Policy provides information about the enrolment principles, enrolment criteria and procedures for Parents/Carers seeking to enrol a child into a CEDP School.
    Staff
    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 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.
    Privacy
    Privacy Policy
    This Policy Policy sets out how the CEDP manages the personal and sensitive information we collect and hold. (Sept 2021)
    Standard Collection Notice 2021
    The Standard Collection Notice outlines the types of personal information, including sensitive information about students, parents or guardians, and how that information is used. (updated Sept 2021)
    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
    Employment Collection Notice
    This notice outlines what information CEDP collects and stores when you apply for employment with us, and who we disclose that information to.
    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)
    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)
    Students
    Externally Funded Therapy and Allied Health Providers in Schools Policy
    This document provides information around externally funded therapy for students and Allied Health providers in school.
    Suspension, Transfer and Exclusion Procedure EXTERNAL
    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. (updated May 2022)
    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)
    Weapons Procedures
    CEDP is committed to ensuring that all CEDP sites are places of safety for students, staff and other persons attending those places. (Updated 2022)
    Student exemption procedures
    These procedures outline the conditions upon which a child may be exempt from being enrolled at and attending school (Implemented 2017)
    Bullying Prevention and Response Procedure
    The purpose of this policy is to prevent bullying through the creation of safe, respectful & supportive school cultures & responding to bullying behaviour in ways that are just & effective, with a focus on safety, restoring relationships.
    Student Attendance Procedures
    School attendance plays a critical role in enhancing the lives of children and young people. Every day of attendance adds to a student's opportunity to learn, develop and experience success in education. Attendance is a core responsibility of schools.
    Student Wellbeing Policy
    This Policy states that principles followed when making decision about students. It is based on an acknowledgement that parents and carers are the first and most important educators of their children.
    Banned Substances Student Policy and Procedure
    This Policy & Procedure covers the possession, use and distribution of alcohol, tobacco, vaping devices, illegal drugs or other banned substances. (Updated May 2022)
    Student Attendance Policy
    Central to championing diversity and equity is our commitment towards the attendance of all students. This Policy sets out the requirements for all staff managing, recording, reporting and monitoring student attendance at CEDP schools.
    Catholic school community
    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.
    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)
    Stewardship
    Whistleblower Policy
    The purpose of this policy is to encourage reporting of corrupt conduct, maladministration and serious and substantial wrongdoing without fear of reprisal or detrimental treatment.
    Modern Slavery Statement
    CEDP's Modern Slavery statement focuses on confronting modern slavery and ensure that our supply chains respect the dignity and value of each person.
    Procedural Fairness Guidelines
    Decision making in CEDP and its schools is based on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, natural justice and processes that are fair and equitable.
    Technology
    Student Use of Digital Devices and Online Services Policy - External
    This Policy is about Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) students’ use of Digital Devices and Online Services in School-Related Settings.
    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.
    Learning and teaching
    CEDP Accreditation to Teach RE
    All teachers in CEDP who teach Religious Education are required to be accredited as qualified teachers with the necessary background, specialist knowledge and witness to the Catholic mission.
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