The School is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. In relation to health records, the School is also bound by the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic.).
The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the School and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) to meet its educational, administrative and duty of care responsibilities to the student to enable them to take part in all the activities of the School.
Australian Democratic Values Policy
The purpose of this statement is to affirm the school’s adherence to the principles and practice of Australian democracy.
Australian society is defined, among other aspects, by a belief in elected Government; by a commitment to the rule of law; and by a belief in freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of association. Our society is also tolerant of a range of religious, political, social and cultural beliefs and values in the context of the fundamental principle of our democracy.
The ‘Education and Reform Act of 2006’ requires all education providers to operate in a manner consistent with this set of Australian democratic principles.
At St Paul Apostle North, we believe that every child has a right to feel safe and supported within our school community. So we are committed to providing a nurturing, inclusive environment for every child to flourish. To achieve this, the school fosters trusting and cooperative relationships where regular, open and constructive communication between all stakeholders is encouraged.