Welcome to our school policies page. It's important to us to make sure Merici is a safe and nurturing place for all our students, parents, staff and community members. These policies outline our commitment to our community and our policies and procedures regarding our students & staff. You can browser the policies in alphabetical order or choose a category from the sidebar.
Special provisions for use of copyright material by educational institutions. There are provisions in the Copyright Act that allow educational institutions to use copyright material for educational purposes without permission from the copyright owner
To improve student outcomes by allowing students to submit a draft of assessment. To clarify the expectations for/on staff regarding the reading of drafts of student work.
Merici College is committed to holistic education and offers a range of academic, spiritual, social, sporting, leadership and intellectual opportunities for its students. The College recognises the efforts and time commitments of elite Competitors’ and commends these students for their dedication to developing their God-given abilities.
The College welcome applications from those not of the Catholic faith if there are places available, on the understanding that all students will support the religious ethos of the College and will participate in Religious Education lessons, liturgical celebrations and retreats where appropriate.
This policy sets out the processes that are undertaken when determining that a student will be permanently removed from the school.
The human person, though made of body and soul, is a unity... The human body shares in the dignity of the image of God: it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit (Catechism of the Catholic Church para 364)
Homework is part of the curriculum at Merici College. The expectation is that all students will complete homework. The College recognises that at certain times homework can be a source of stress for families. If this is the situation, parents are asked to communicate this to the school so alternative arrangements can be made.
Academic honesty in teaching, learning and assessment, serves to promote personal integrity and upholds respect for others and the integrity of their work. In the IB, academic honesty is a key part of striving to be Principled, an attribute of the IB learner profile1. It also helps to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they acquire during their studies. All students must avoid any form of academic misconduct and teachers should be ambassadors to promote good practice.
All students in the junior school (Years 7-10) will be studying, using the IB Middle Years Programme as a framework to deliver the Australian Curriculum. The entry requirements are only that of the College’s admission processes. Where students have been identified as ‘Gifted’ they may be offered personalised learning pathways that could include senior courses (see Gifted and Talented Policy). Students whose learning needs do not allow full participation in the IB programme, will still follow the Australian Curriculum, with modifications as needed to their assessment.