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Policies

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Code of school behaviour

Essential to effective learning is a safe, supportive and disciplined environment that respects the following rights:

  • the rights of all students to learn
  • the rights of teachers to teach
  • the rights of all to be safe.

The Code of School Behaviour defines the responsibilities that all members of the school community are expected to uphold and recognises the significance of appropriate and meaningful relationships. All members of school communities are expected to conduct themselves in a lawful, ethical, safe and responsible manner that recognises and respects the rights of others.

Further details can be found online 'Code of School Behaviour' – Education Queensland.

Homework Policy

The West End State School Homework Policy is aligned with the Department of Education, Training and Employment’s P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework (2013) and Policy Statement: Homework.

Intent

The purpose of this policy is to provide a shared understanding of the importance placed on the completion of homework by children and to provide guidelines for parents, staff and students for the expectations placed  on children as learners so that a healthy life balance can be achieved.

Please note that this Policy is currently under review, by the School Council working party.  

 Religious instruction

West End State School embraces a multitude of cultural, religious and non-religious beliefs. It respects the background and beliefs of all students and staff by not promoting, or being perceived as promoting, any particular set of beliefs in preference to another.

The school provides Religious instruction in accordance with Chapter 5 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 and Part 5 of the Education (General Provisions) Regulations 2017.

Students from Years 3–6 have the opportunity to attend Religious instruction classes each Wednesday afternoon, based on information from their WESS Enrolment Forms and Permission Forms which are sent out at the beginning of Year 3.

These classes include Baha’i, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Orthodox/Greek Orthodox, Protestant (Christian) and Roman Catholic:

  • Years 3 & 4: 1.55–2.25pm
  • Years 5 & 6: 2.30–3.00pm.

No nominated religion

West End is known for its multicultural community which prides itself on tolerance and respect of ethnicity, beliefs and religions. This is enhanced by education and awareness. Families at WESS who have no religion nominated on their WESS Enrolment and Permission Forms, yet wish their children to participate in the religions of the world may contact the school to take advantage of our range of religious instruction options.

Student leadership 

Student leaders at West End State School are the student representatives of our learning community. This representation is a public position with student leaders being called upon for official and/or special occasions (at the discretion of the Principal) to embrace and model all values and expectations of students within our community.
In addition to this student leaders will:
  • be responsible to the school administration and should carry out all duties asked of them by any member of the school administration
  • promote all goals and values that are important at West End State School
  • display exemplary conduct and attitudes relating to all areas of school life
  • work enthusiastically with fellow students in assisting the educational opportunities for all.

For more information on our school's program please read the Student leadership program and Student leadership passport (PDF, 143KB).

 

 

 


 

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Last reviewed 27 August 2019
Last updated 27 August 2019