St Luke's Catholic Primary School

Policies

You can find an introduction to important Policies that are currently in place at St Luke’s Catholic Primary school below. Each policy also contains a PDF download that explains the policy in more detail.

If you have questions regarding any of the policies at St Luke’s, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Click here to access the Catholic Education Office Sydney Anti-Bullying Policy

Click here to access Working Together: A Resource for Parents Addressing Bullying

Click here to access St Luke’s School Uniform Policy 

Click here to access St Luke’s Anti-Bullying Policy 

Click here to access St Luke’s Excursion Policy

Click here to access St Luke’s Student Leadership Policy

St Luke's Pastoral Care, Discipline and Anti-Bullying Policy

At St Luke’s School, Revesby we model ourselves upon the person and teachings of Jesus and strive to act according to gospel values. Our school motto is Peace. We believe that relationships of trust, co-operation and partnership between school personnel and families are of fundamental importance to pastoral care. High-quality pastoral care flows from our vision of Catholic Education (Sydney Catholic Schools Towards 2005) and is expressed in our own Mission Statement. Please download the PDF below to read more.

Click here to access the Student Management, Pastoral Care & Discipline Policy

Homework

Homework is beneficial to students at two levels. One is positive communication taking place between school and home, showing parents/carers just how well the student can work. The other is that of good learning habits that homework can develop.

  • The organisation of homework will be mutually agreed across the grade.
  • In planning the homework its purpose must fit within the context of the classroom program, and the expected outcomes of that program.
  • Homework requirements and arrangements will be clearly stated to parents/carers at the first parent/carer meeting held in February of each year and in the Term 1 curriculum note.
  • Homework will include a reading activity.

Maximum time allocations will be clearly stated:
K-1: 10-15 minutes maximum
Years 2-3: 30 minutes maximum
Years 4-5: 45 minutes maximum
Year 6: 60 minutes maximum

Communication Policy

Communication between stakeholders interested in students’ education and well-being is an important aspect of school life and school procedures. St Luke’s communicates information within the school and parish community in the following ways.

Resolving Concerns and Complaints at School

(Guidelines for distribution to parents)

Catholic School Community
Our school is a Catholic school committed to living the gospel values of justice, love and reconciliation.

We aim to:

  • develop a positive and collaborative relationship between home and school
  • welcome and value diversity of opinion
  • inform the staff of the changing needs of students and families
  • have clear and open communication within the community

These guidelines have been developed collaboratively within the context of the Vision Statement for Sydney Catholic Schools

What Do the Guidelines Apply To?
These guidelines apply to concerns of parents/carers about:

  • children’s learning, behaviour and welfare
  • school organisation and management
  • student health and safety issues

Certain matters concerning Child Protection or other areas covered by specific legislation will be referred immediately to the relevant external agency.

The resolution of conflict in every school community is vital to the well being and success of the school community.

At our school we recognise that parents/carers must have access to processes that allow them to resolve concerns and complaints in a supportive conciliatory environment.

Your Rights and Responsibilities
Most concerns should be able to be resolved informally. Any parent/carer has the right to raise a concern and have it responded to promptly, fairly and without fear of repercussions, according to principles of procedural fairness.

Confidentiality will be respected and maintained by all parties involved.

Letters of Concern/Complaint & Verbal Complaints
Any letters of concern or complaint from parents, are to be shown to the Principal. The matter is to be attended to and the teacher is to note on the letter the manner in which the concern is resolved. The letter is then to be given to the Principal for filing.

Complaints raised verbally, are also made known to the Principal so that appropriate action can be taken.

What is the Process?
Some key elements of the guidelines include:

  • generally, issues involving an individual child should be raised first with the class teacher
  • where the issue involves the class teacher and the complainant is unable to resolve it directly with him/her the matter should be taken up with the Principal or Assistant Principal
  • matters concerning school policy or management should be directed to the Principal or Assistant Principal
  • the guidelines contain clear timeframes for resolution
  • where a matter cannot be resolved locally, it will be managed by Regional Catholic Education Office

A copy of the guidelines can be obtained from the School Office.