Policies and Procedures

Chisholm Primary 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.


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


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Policies And Procedures

  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)

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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)

  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.

  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

  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)

  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)

  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

Code of Conduct - last reviewed Feb 2021 - 004 of 2019

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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)

  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.

  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.

  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 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.

  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 exemption procedures

These procedures outline the conditions upon which a child may be exempt from being enrolled at and attending school (Implemented 2017)

  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.

  Suspension Transfer and Exclusion Procedure

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)

  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)

  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.

  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.