College Policies

Assessment is an integral part of education. Its purpose is to ascertain information about student performance based on intended learning outcomes and to make informed judgements about student learning needs. This is an important professional responsibility.
All students are expected to attend school unless they have significant reasons for being absent. All students need to arrive at an appropriate time in order to prepare themselves properly for the work they have to do during the day.
The aim of the Bunbury Catholic College Canteen Guidelines (‘Guidelines’) is to provide a service to the school community, provide nutritional food for students at a reasonable cost, promote healthy eating habits; and outline the Canteen Managers role in applying these Guidelines.
Each of us at Bunbury Catholic is recognised as a unique individual bringing to the College special qualities and gifts to share. We all have a right to be respected and a responsibility to respect each other. We aim to foster caring and positive relationships with others and therefore eliminate bullying.
One of the key roles of Catholic schools is to form young people committed to the love, compassion and justice of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Catholic schools foster a Christian attitude in society and encourage the development of the kind of world envisaged by Christ (Mandate, 6 and 22).
Students at Bunbury Catholic College are educated to understand that they are spiritual beings in relationship with God who live in physical bodies that require care. Our College encourages students to make healthy choices for their lives including healthy food choices.
Dignity, safety and well being of people are central to the Church’s teaching. Bunbury Catholic College acknowledges this and recognises that it is obligated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (WA) 1984 (the OSH Act) to ensure the safety and health of all members of our community.
Bunbury Catholic College requires information about students and their families in order to provide for the education of these students. It is important that we recognise the significance of protecting the information we hold.
Bunbury Catholic College exists to further the mission of the Church in providing a Catholic education in the Marist and Mercy traditions to all students insofar as this is possible. Through quality teaching and learning in an environment enlivened by Christ’s spirit of love, justice and freedom, Bunbury Catholic College strives to empower students to achieve their potential, as our gift to God.
School retreats are an integral part of the life-long faith formation of young people. They promote systematic, intentional catechesis as part of the comprehensive evangelisation of students. Catholic school retreats are relational at heart. To be effective, retreat programs acknowledge the individual’s unique reality and bring the power of the Gospel into contemporary culture in a way that engages and empowers young people.
All students who attend the College are expected to conform to the uniform and grooming policy, as established by the College. This is indicative of a student who takes pride in being a part of the Bunbury Catholic College community and reflects a sense of belonging and ownership in our students.
Catholic Secondary Colleges exist to further the mission of the Church in Western Australia. The Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children as far as resources allow.
The purpose of the Staff Code of Conduct is to describe minimum standards of conduct in all behaviour and decision making to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and students and supports Bunbury Catholic College staff to represent the College responsibly in all domains.