MACS Governance Statement

St Mary’s Primary School is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS). 

MACS governs and operates Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills, and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them. 

Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures. 

More information about MACS is available at www.macs.vic.edu.au.

Care and Welfare of Students Policies

Anaphylaxis Policy

Administration of Medication Policy 

Emergency Response to Anaphylactic Reaction

Attendance Policy

Bullying Prevention Policy

Duty of Care Guidelines

Excursions, Camps and Travel Policy

Camps Procedures

School Excursion Procedures 

First Aid Policy

Medical Management Policy

ICT Acceptable Usage Policy

Pastoral Care of Students Policy

Pastoral Care of Students Related to Gender Policy

Student Behaviour Policy

Supervision Policy


Child Safety Policies

Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Child Safety Code of Conduct

Child Safety and Wellbeing Record-Keeping Policy

Engaging Families in Child Safety Policy

PROTECT Identifying and Responding to Abuse - Reporting Obligations

PROTECT Procedure - Informing Staff of Reporting Obligations

PROTECT Procedure - Police or DHHS Child Protection Interviews at School

PROTECT Procedure - Responding to All Forms of Child Abuse 

PROTECT Procedure - Responding to Offences Under The Crimes Act 1958 (Vic.) 

PROTECT Procedure - Responding to Police and Child Protection Requests For Further Information 

PROTECT Procedure - Responding to Student Sexual Offending 

Reportable Conduct Policy - School Policy 

Complaints Handling Policy

Complaints Handling Policy 

Complaints Handling Procedures 

School Community Safety Order Scheme Internal Review Process

School Community Safety Order Scheme Internal Review Form


Curriculum Policies

Assessment and Reporting Policy

Assessment and Reporting Procedures

Curriculum Plan

Requirements for Curriculum Provision Assessment and Reporting Guidelines


Employment Policies

School Staff Recruitment Policy

Teacher Registration Policy

Working with Children Check Policy


Enrolment Policies

Enrolment Form

School Enrolment Policy

Enrolment Policy for MACS Schools

Enrolment Agreement

School Fees and Charges Policy

Concessional Fee Policy

Concessional Fee Program

Enrolment Policy – Parent/Guardian/Carer Code of Conduct

Enrolment Policy - Student Code of Conduct

Parent Media Policy

Privacy Policy and Procedures

School Enrolment Agreement

School Fees and Levies

Standard Collection Notice

Student Acceleration and Retention Policy for MACS Schools

Suspension of Students Policy

Expulsion Policy

Negotiated Transfer Policy


Governance Policies

 Democratic Principles Statement

Code of Conduct for School Advisory Council Members

School Advisory Council Manual

 School Philosophy Statement

Working Together in Mission


Infrastructure Policies

OHS Policy

Essential Safety Measures Policy


Contact Us

03 9521 9335

Visit 59 Holyrood Street
Hampton VIC 3188

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