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.
Computer facilities and external networks are made available as resources for use by students in Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. The purpose of this Policy is to highlight the significant educational value of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in a safe and supportive environment, whilst decreasing the risk of exposure to inappropriate and offensive material or behaviours. School Principals and leaders in education have a responsibility to ensure that procedures are in place for the acceptable use by students of computer technology, email, Internet services, social media and other technology based systems within Catholic Schools.
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.
This policy describes the roles of key staff and the processes for exiting the building and to ensure the safety and well-being of school staff, students, and volunteers in the event of a lockdown of the school
The purpose of this policy is to provide: • guidelines to ensure appropriate and equitable treatment for students with medical conditions undertaking classroom tests and examinations; • information about the causes, symptoms and duty of care for student with specific medical conditions; and • a standard school care plan for students with medical conditions in schools in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.