School-based policies are based on agreed beliefs about school operations, student learning, safety and well-being. Standards are set from those beliefs and guidelines developed to support understanding.


Policies provide certainty about a school's culture by making expected behaviours, systems and symbols explicit. It is unusual for a policy to exceed one page in length.

The following links lead to an operational policy manual, a policy example and a checklist of policies, procedures, lists and rosters or schedules a school may need.

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