The school handbook below covers all the information, procedures and policies you and your child will need.
If you have any further questions or general enquiries please feel free to contact St John Vianney’s Primary, Doonside on 9831 1817 on weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.
Rights and Responsibilities
Students have a right to:
- work, learn and play in a safe, friendly and supportive school
- be happy and to be treated with respect, understanding and courtesy
- expect that personal property will be treated with respect
- enjoy a healthy environment that is pleasant, clean and well maintained.
Students have a responsibility to:
- strive for personal best in learning
- act in a safe and considerate manner and to co-operate with others
- allow others to learn
- show respect and courtesy
- be punctual
- respect the property of others
- ensure the health and safety of all by looking after our school, keeping it clean and reporting dangers
- earn our school a good name through pride in uniform and behaviour whilst wearing the school uniform
- follow uniform and grooming code.
Staff have a right to:
- teach in an environment where the teaching/learning process is respected
- work in a well ordered, peaceful and non-threatening environment
- be respected as professionals and treated with respect by all involved in the teaching/learning process
- expect behaviour from students which contributes to a positive class atmosphere.
Staff have a responsibility to:
- establish a safe and happy classroom environment which is conducive to learning
- implement a teaching/learning program which appropriately supports the needs of students
- provide well prepared lessons and educational experiences
- work as a supportive member of a co-operative team, which respects and values the members of the school community
- provide appropriate pastoral care and address issues as they arise
- recognise the needs of the children and seek appropriate support.
Parents have a right to:
- expect that students will work in an environment where Catholic values are taught and modelled
- expect students to be treated fairly, justly and with compassion
- be notified of any major changes in their child’s attitude or behaviour at school
- be closely associated with the school and be informed of priorities, policies and practices
- expect that students will receive quality Catholic education.
Parents have a responsibility to:
- support the school’s endeavours to provide a safe environment by modelling Catholic values
- value the teacher and the learning process by showing respect to both
- notify the school about changed circumstances, including change of address, contact numbers or custody
- be supportive of the school and maintain effective communication
- respect the right of the teaching staff to make the final decisions relating to school policies and practices
- ensure that children attend on each school day, as required by law, and arrive and be picked up punctually
- support school policies and procedures
- keep themselves informed of school priorities, policies and practices.