Policies

Port School has a full range of policies covering, among other things, all aspects of student care. Key policies can be found below.  Should you wish to view a policy which is not listed below, please email the main school office on admin@portschool.wa.edu.au with details of your enquiry. We will be pleased to assist.

Privacy Collection Notices

Under the Privacy Act 1988, Port School is required to provide you with information about how we protect your privacy. The following Privacy Collection Notices advise you how we protect your privacy and how we comply with the Privacy Act.

National Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD).

Privacy Policy

Port School is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APP’s) contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.

The School may, from time to time, review and update this Privacy Policy to take account of new laws and technology, changes to the Schools’ operations and practices and to make sure it remains appropriate to the changing School environment.

Duty of Care Policy

Port School and its teachers owe a duty of care to take reasonable care for the safety and welfare of all students in the School. The duty of care exists when the teacher/student relationship is established. The duty requires the School and its teachers to take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and welfare of the students from both known and reasonably foreseeable risks of harm and/or injury.

Concerns, Complaints and Disputes Policy

Port School welcomes comments and feedback from the School community, including students, parents, external agencies and staff. All concerns and complaints are taken seriously. Most issues can be resolved easily by discussing them with the relevant people. However, if the matter is not resolved, members of the  School community are encouraged to contact a staff member, or the Principal, to raise the matter.

Port School is committed to providing a child-friendly complaints process, which is child-focused and upholds the rights of young people.

Enrolment and Attendance Policy

The purpose of a CARE school is to re-engage young people who are between 13 and 20 years and educationally at risk in their education and training.

Pastoral Care Policy

The Port School Pastoral Care Policy aims to provide a framework for School policies, programs, resources and practices, with the purpose of supporting and enhancing the wellbeing of students and the School community. Port School’s Teaching and Learning Framework complement the approach to pastoral care.

Behaviour Management Policy

Port School is committed to ensuring a learning environment that is safe, nurturing and inclusive, one that fosters confidence, the achievement of one’s personal best, respect for self and others, minimises the impact of disruptive behaviour while actively teaching positive behaviour.

Port School Code of Conduct

Port School is committed to providing a child-safe environment, safeguarding all students and promoting practices that provide for the safety, wellbeing and welfare of young people. The Port School Code of Conduct sets out general standards of behaviour expected of all staff in their physical and online interactions with children and young people.

Student Code of Conduct

Port School is committed to ensuring a respectful learning environment that is safe, nurturing and inclusive. The Port School Values are our commitment to students and all School community members. The Student Code of Conduct provides a framework that supports these values.

Student Dress Code

As part of the Student Code of Conduct, Port students are expected to meet the School’s Dress Code, both before and after sporting activities.

Student Mobile Device Policy

Port School is a mobile phone and personal electronic device-free zone for students. Students are not permitted to use their mobile devices whilst on the School campus during school hours or when attending school-related activities.

Student Use of ICT Policy

Port School makes all efforts to ensure that students are best protected from dangers in the online environment.

Gender and Sexual Diversity Policy

Port School is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. The School views all forms of discrimination and harassment within the School’s structure, culture, curriculum and working and learning environments as inappropriate.

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