Related Merici Policies




  • To clarify plagiarism and dishonesty in the senior years: Year 11 and 12.
  • To provide detail of the processes followed in determining and dealing with plagiarism and dishonesty.
  • To ensure that appropriate documentation is provided to meet BSSS requirements.



Plagiarism is the copying, paraphrasing or summarising of work, in any form, without acknowledgement of sources, and presenting this as a student‘s own work.

Examples of plagiarism could include, but are not limited to:

  • Submitting all or part of another person‘s work with/without that person‘s knowledge
  • Submitting all or part of a paper from a source text without proper acknowledgement
  • Copying part of another person‘s work from a source text, supplying proper documentation, but leaving out quotation marks
  • Submitting materials which paraphrase or summarise another person‘s work or ideas without appropriate documentation
  • Submitting a digital image, sound, design, photograph or animation, altered or unaltered, without proper acknowledgement of the source.


Any cheating, plagiarism, dishonesty, alteration of results or improper practice in relation to any

school-based assessment in any subject accredited or registered by the BSSS shall constitute a

breach of discipline. This includes any tampering with the assessment data on computer files by a



This policy outlines the responsibilities of senior students regarding appropriate referencing of source materials in all assessment and the procedures followed if plagiarism is suspected.

Work is submitted digitally that has been completed outside class time. This digital submission signifies that the work presented is their own. Any incident of plagiarism will be treated as a serious breach of discipline in assessment and significant penalties may be imposed.


Please refer to the full policy attached.