Policies and Procedures

Statement of Governance

St Mary's 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 macs.vic.edu.au.


Annual Report


2021 Annual Report

Care, Safety & Welfare of Student


Anaphylaxis Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Attendance Policy

Behaviour Management Policy

Duty of Care Guidelines

First Aid Guidelines

ICT Acceptable Usage Policy

Pastoral Care of Students Policy

Supervision Policy


Child Safety


CECV Commitment to Child Safety Statement

Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Engaging Families in Child Safety Policy

PROTECT: Identifying and Responding to Abuse


Complaints Handling


Communication Processes

Complaints Handling Policy





Assessment & Reporting Policy
Assessment & Reporting Procedures

Curriculum Plan




Teacher Registration Policy
Validation of Registration Procedures
Working With Children Check Policy
WWCC Policy Implementation
WWCC Register: Procedures for Maintaining Register
WWCC Failure: Receipt of Exclusion Notice




Essential Safety Measures Policy
OHS Issue Resolution Flowchart

OHS Policy

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