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Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)


Positive Behaviour Support is about teaching students behaviours that are expected of them. All individuals have the right to be safe at school, to be treated respectfully and to learn to their full potential. The aim of these skills is to promote positive behaviour and make sure that at Bede Polding College all students are safe and able to learn all of the time.

The following table summarises the behaviours expected by students at Bede Polding College in order for them to be safe, respectful learners.

Rights & Responsabilities


I have the right to be safe at school and it is my responsibility to promote the safety of myself and others when:

  • lining up and entering a room
  • in all learning environments
  • in corridors and walkways
  • using the canteen
  • using the facilities and equipment
  • outside of school.



I have the right to be treated respectfully at school and it is my responsibility to show respect:

  • in the classroom – to teachers and peers
  • when using the canteen
  • when in the playground
  • by sharing communal space
  • by valuing the College and wider community.



I have the right to learn to the best of my ability at school and it is my responsibility to:

  • prepare to learn
  • engage in learning
  • be a learner outside of the classroom, e.g. by participating in extracurricular activities.


Student rights and responsibilities

Rights Responsibilities

To learn and actively participate in all classes without being disrupted by others

  • To be regular in my attendance at school
  • To be punctual to school and to all lessons
  • To participate and be attentive in class
  • To complete all set work, homework and assignments on time
  • To follow all teacher instructions and directions in class
  • To set study goals and strive to achieve them
  • To be considerate of the needs of other students in the class
  • To behave in a manner which does not affect the learning of others


To be treated fairly and with respect and courtesy

  • To respect each other’s uniqueness
  • To show respect for each other’s property
  • To show respect for school facilities and ensure that they are well maintained
  • To respect the authority of all staff in the classroom and the school
  • To speak respectfully at all times and use appropriate language
  • To extend a warm welcome to visitors and to new teachers and students


To feel safe in a just and caring environment

  • To abide by all rules relating to entry and exit to and from classes
  • To remain in designated areas on the school grounds during school hours
  • To avoid activities that could be potentially dangerous to myself or to others
  • To move around the school in a quiet and orderly manner, keeping to the left along footpaths and in corridors
  • To avoid any physical contact, even in fun, with other students


To share in the enjoyment of a clean and attractive environment

  • To take good care of school furniture and equipment
  • To keep the school grounds clean by placing all litter in bins
  • To keep classrooms clean and tidy
  • To avoid eating or drinking in any part of the school buildings
  • To refrain from having or using chewing gum at school


To have pride in being a member of the Bede Polding College community

  • To wear the school uniform proudly and correctly
  • To observe and abide by all rules relating to grooming and deportment
  • To be ambassadors of the College in all activities in or out of school
  • To always uphold the College motto in word and in deed



It is a fundamental right of everyone in our school community to feel safe. It is the right of everyone to be able to come to our school each day without fear of intimidation, humiliation or being threatened verbally or physically with harm. Bullying denies this right to members of our school and as such bullying is not accepted in our school.



Bede Polding College 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.

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

  • Bede Polding School-Based Policies
    • Anti-Bullying

      All children and young people have a right to an education that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying. Students who are the targets of persistent bullying can suffer long-term psychological, social and developmental damage that can continue into their adult years.
    • Complaint Handling

      Complaints, where possible, are to be resolved closest to the source of the complaint. Complaints will be addressed professionally, competently and in a timely manner applying principles of natural justice and confidentiality.
    • Enrolment

      The purpose of this document is to provide practical guidance to principals, pastors and parents in addressing enrolment applications to systemic Catholic schools.
    • Pastoral Care

      Teachers in Catholic schools have special responsibility for the care and guidance of students.
  • Catholic school community
    • 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.
    • Catholic School Community - Policy

      The Catholic Church within the Diocese of Parramatta establishes schools as centres of faith and learning where students are enabled to develop personal ‘integration of faith and life’. Implemented 2012.
    • Complaint Handling - Policy

      This policy supports responding to concerns or grievances raised by school community members. Implemented 2012 and last reviewed 2015.
    • Procedural Fairness - Guidelines

      These guidelines outline the process for responding to allegations requiring that issues be put to the respondent before a decision is made about a complaint. Implemented 2012.
  • Enrolment
    • 103701 - Enrolment Procedures

      This document outlines enrolment procedures that are followed in all Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools. Last updated 2017.
    • 103800 - Enrolment Additional Needs Guidelines

      All schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta aim to provide appropriate educational opportunities and support for students with additional needs. Last updated 2017.
    • 103900 - Enrolment Guidelines

      The Application for Enrolment, once accepted by parents and school principal is a contractual agreement within our commitment to integration of faith and life. These Guidelines apply to every enrolment in a CEDP school. Last updated 2017.
    • Enrolment Policy

      CEDP schools exist to provide quality Catholic schooling. This document outlines the enrolment policy for all schools in the Diocese of Parramatta. Implemented 2014.
  • Facilities
    • Child Protection - Facilities Procedures

      These procedures apply to inspection of a site or facility owned or managed by Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta (CEDP) or its schools as well as assessment of the physical environment for risk of harm to children and young people. Implemented 2013.
  • Privacy
    • Alumni collection notice

      The purpose of collecting alumni information is to enable us to keep alumni members informed about events and activities. This document outlines how you may access or correct your personal information and how to complain about a breach. Implemented 2014.
    • Australian Privacy Principles

      This document summaries the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) which establish standards for the collection and handling of 'personal information'. Implemented 2014.
    • Employment Collections Notice

      This document outlines how your privacy is managed when applying for employment and how you can access and seek correction of your personal information. Implemented 2014.
    • Privacy - Statement

      This statement sets out how CEDP collects, uses and discloses personal information through our schools, Catholic Early Learning Centres (CELCs), Catholic Out of School Hours Care services (COSHCs) and offices. Implemented 2014.
    • Schools Privacy Compliance Manual NSW 2018

      The Privacy Manual contains detailed information and examples about implementation of the Australian Privacy Principles. For the most up-to-date version of the Manual always check CEC's website (
    • Standard Collection Notice

      This document outlines the sort of personal or sensitive information collected within Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, how it is used and how your privacy is managed. Implemented 2014.
    • Volunteer and Contractor Collection Notice

      In applying to provide your services as a volunteer or contractor you will be required to provide CEDP with personal information. This document outlines what we collect and how we manage your privacy. Implemented 2014.
  • Stewardship
    • Stewardship Policy

      This policy sets out the accountabilities for responsible governance and management of CEDP resources. Implemented 2013.
  • Students
    • Anti-Bullying 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.
    • Child Protection - Procedures

      CEDP is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all students. These procedures must be followed when dealing with concerns related to children and young persons and allegations relating to employees. Implemented 2013.
    • Policy Procedures and Resources for Matters Involving Students and Illegal Substances

      All students in the Diocese of Parramatta have the right to attend a school which is free of illegal substances. Implemented 1999 and currently under review.
    • 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 Procedures

      These procedures guide the process where a student’s behaviour is such that, it is appropriate to suspend a student or transfer the student to a different educational setting within the CEDP network of schools. Implemented 2017.
    • 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.
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  • Bede Polding College 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.

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

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