Policies & Procedures

St Finbar's has a number of school-based policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our school life. These provide the framework within which we operate.


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta also provides advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.

School-Based Policies

  Allergies and Anaphylaxis Policy
Anaphylaxis is potentially life threatening and always requires an emergency response. The St Finbar’s Glenbrook Primary Allergy & Anaphylaxis Policy has been developed to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to minimise the exposure of students at risk of an allergic reaction to known allergens within the school environment or whilst attending an official school excursion.


  Bicycle Safety Policy
Students may wish to ride a bicycle or foot scooter to school when they are 10 years or older. This policy states the eligibility of students for riding to school, recommendations from the RMS (formerly RTA) and the Department of Education and Communities, Responsibilities and Expectations of the School, Parents and Students.


  Complaints and Grievances Procedures
From time to time concerns may arise between different parties. The following procedures have been developed to effectively address those concerns.


  ICT Acceptable Use Policy
A letter of agreement on how to use IT at school.


  Excursion Policy
St Finbar’s Primary School Glenbrook is committed to facilitating the educational importance of extending learning experiences beyond the classroom. The following policy outlines our procedures for the organisation and management of school excursions.


  First Aid and Medication Policy
First Aid at St Finbar’s School is provided by qualified staff to meet the needs of students who become ill, have accidents and require the administration of prescribed medication. First Aid is primarily administered by administration personnel who are in possession of a current Senior First Aid Certificate. Learn more.


  Pastoral Care Policy
Pastoral Care is the integration of the academic, social and religious dimensions of a school's energy so that an atmosphere of care prevails within the school community. Read our school's approach to pastoral care.


  Road Safety Policy
The main intention of this policy is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of staff and students who use the services and facilities at St Finbar's Glenbrook School. Click here to learn more.


  Student Relationship Policy
The school community fosters an inclusive and encompassing approach to dealing with bullying. Learn more.

Policies And Procedures

  Aboriginal Education Procedures

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to enhancing the knowledge and understanding of all who work and learn in our schools about Aboriginal Australia. (Implemented 2012 - Reviewed 2017)

  Managing Complaints Policy

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta promotes and maintains positive relationships and harmonious working environments. This document outlines the principles CEDP will follow when dealing with complaints.

  Enrolment Policy

This Policy provides information about the enrolment principles, enrolment criteria and procedures for parents/carers seeking to enrol a child into a CEDP system school.

  Alumni Collection Notice

The primary purpose of collecting alumni information is to enable us to inform you about our activities and the activities of Aquinas College and to keep alumni members informed about other members (Updated 2020)

  Information Sharing Policy

The Information Policy sets out how Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP), its schools and related services obtain and release personal information from and to third parties

  Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta manages the personal and sensitive information we collect and hold. (Sept 2021)

  Standard Collection Notice 2021

The Standard Collection Notice outlines the types of personal information, including sensitive information about students, parents or guardians, and how that information is used. (updated Sept 2021)

  Volunteer and Contractor Collection Notice

In applying to provide your services you will be providing our schools, Catholic Early Learning Centres (CELCs), Catholic Out of School Hours Care services (COSHCs) and offices with personal information (Updated 2020)

  CEDP Safeguarding Procedures

This document outlines the procedures that must be followed by staff members when responding to concerns relating to children and young persons and any alleged breach of the CEDP Code of Conduct When Working With Children and Students.

  Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct - last reviewed Feb 2021 - 004 of 2019

  Code of Conduct When Working With Children and Students

This Code of Conduct is to inform staff members of CEDP of the standards of behaviour and other requirements that must be adhered to when working in an organisation which delivers services to children and students

  Preventing Discrimination Harassment and Bullying Policy

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.

  Working with Children Check

CEDP has in place a variety of strategies to ensure child safe schools and communities are maintained including the obligation for all staff members undertaking child-related work to hold a valid NSW Working with Children Check clearance.

  Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made on behalf of the Diocese of Parramatta. For 2020, the statement focuses on work performed within the Diocese's largest agency, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.

  Whistleblower Policy

The purpose of this policy is to encourage reporting of corrupt conduct, maladministration and serious and substantial wrongdoing without fear of reprisal or detrimental treatment.

  AntiBullying Procedures

The Anti-Bullying Procedures provide a framework for school communities to work together to prevent and address issues of student bullying (Implemented 2017)

  Banned Substances Procedure

This procedure covers the possession and use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or other substances, and the misuse of 'over the counter' and prescribed medications, including the supply of restricted substances on school premises (Implemented 2017)

  Student Attendance Completion Special Circumstances Guidelines

A child between the age of 6 and 17 may leave school only after they have completed Year 10 of secondary education or where special circumstance have been approved by the Minister for Education and Training (Implemented 2011)

  Student attendance procedures

School attendance plays a critical role in enhancing the lives of students in schools. Every day of attendance adds to a student's academic achievement and success at school (Implemented 2017)

  Student exemption procedures

These procedures outline the conditions upon which a child may be exempt from being enrolled at and attending school (Implemented 2017)

  Student Policy

This policy outlines the commitment of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) to provide a comprehensive education to the diverse range of children and young people for the development of the whole person (Implemented 2012)

  Suspension Transfer and Exclusion Procedure

CEDP is committed to developing an educational and organisational culture based on mutual trust and respect that assists people to recognise and develop their personal capabilities

  Weapons Procedures

The Weapons Procedure aims to prevent prohibited weapons from being present on the school site to minimise risk to staff and students. (Implemented 2017 - Amended 2018)

  Acceptable Use of ICT and Social Media

This document informs staff members of their obligations and responsibilities when using ICT and social media for work-related purposes and, in limited circumstances, personal purposes.

  Responsible Use of ICT and Social Media Student Guidelines

This document informs students of their obligations and responsibilities when using ICT and social media for learning purposes and, in limited circumstances, personal purposes.