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 292 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 on MACS is available at https://www.macs.vic.edu.au.

Following are a few of the many policies that guide our practices at St Mary's. The policies here are mainly those that concern the safety, wellbeing and education of children.

Care and Welfare of Students Policies

Anaphylaxis Policy

Attendance Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy (including cyberbullying)

Duty of Care Guidelines

First Aid Policy and Guidelines

Medical Management Policy

ICT Acceptable Usage Policy

Pastoral Care of Students Policy

Student Behaviour Policy

Supervision Policy


Child Safety Policies

Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Child Safety Code of Conduct

Engaging Families in Child Safety Policy

PROTECT Identifying and Responding to Abuse - Reporting Obligations


Complaints Handling Policy

Complaints Handling Policy 

School Community Safety Scheme


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 Policy


Enrolment Policies

Enrolment Form

Enrolment Policy

Enrolment Procedures for MACS Schools

School Fees and Charges Policy

Parent/Guardian/Carer Code of Conduct

Parent Media Policy

Privacy Policy

School Enrolment Agreement

School Fees and Levies

Standard Collection Notice

Student Acceleration Policy

Student Code of Conduct 

Student Retention Policy

Suspension of Students Policy

Expulsion Policy

Negotiated Transfer Policy


Infrastructure Policies

OHS Policy

Essential Safety Measures Policy




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