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 School Policies

​The Board has issued a number of Policy Directives (see below) to the Principal which articulate a guide to action. As well as policy directives the Board approves significant policies of a strategic nature. The implementation of policies approved by the Board is managed by the Principal. Implementation may involve rules, regulations, programs, and procedures.
 
 

Draft Policy Directive Statements

Religious Statement
As a school centred on living out Gospel values within the Catholic faith tradition, a Christian atmosphere of love and care shall be promoted throughout the school whereby students can actively demonstrate Christian values and learn about the Catholic faith.

Priority 1: Religion & Spirituality Policy Directive
St Stephen’s School is to be centred on living out Gospel values within the Catholic faith tradition.  A Christian atmosphere of love and care is to be promoted throughout the school, whereby students can actively demonstrate Christian values and learn about the Catholic faith.

Priority 2: Student Learning Policy Directive
St Stephen’s School is to provide our students with the best possible education, with a relevant and holistic curriculum delivered by dedicated and enthusiastic teachers.  Students should be engaged, encouraged and supported to achieve their potential.

Priority 3: Student Support Policy Directive
St Stephen’s School is to provide a safe and welcoming place for students to learn, develop and mature.  It should be a supportive environment where efforts are made to cater for the individual needs of students. 

Priority 4: Staff Support
The leadership team of St Stephen’s School is to engage with staff members to ensure that they feel valued and committed to achieving the school’s Vision and Mission.

Priority 5: Partnerships & Relationships Policy Directive
St Stephen’s School shall continue to establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with staff, students, families, individuals and organisations who support the development of students and the school.

Priority 6: Information Communication &Learning Technologies (IC & LT)
St Stephen’s School is to provide a modern and practical IC & LT network that supports the education of students and the administration of the school.

Priority 7: Resourcing Policy Directive
St Stephen’s School is to provide a high standard of education funded by equitable school fees and levies and supported by efficient and effective planning and allocation of resources.

Priority 8: School Renewal Policy Directive
St Stephen’s School must continually review its performance to ensure it meets the intentions of the vision and mission statements.