The philosophy of Marian Catholic College is one of the development of the whole person, and the fostering of people who are just, loving, tolerant and forgiving.

At Marian, we aim to work with parents in enabling all students to reach their full potential as children of God, as human beings and as responsible citizens of the community. An important aim of these guidelines is, therefore, for students to develop moral autonomy, self-discipline and acceptance of the need for legitimate authority. Such an aim can only be achieved in a climate characterised by mutual respect between staff, students and parents.

Students’ Rights

  • To learn in a Christian environment which recognises the dignity of each person
  • To be treated with respect, courtesy and justice in a non-discriminatory manner
  • To receive an up to date, well-resourced, engaging education that meets Board of Studies curriculum requirements
  • To engage in a learning pathway that prepares for future life roles
  • To have access to curricular and co-curricular activities
  • To be recognised for achievements and accomplishments
  • To receive respectful, just and appropriate discipline
    if necessary
  • To expect that personal property is safe at school
  • To have balanced assessment
  • To have effective regular feedback on academic progress

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Students’ Responsibilities

  • To commit to the Catholic ethos of the College
  • To act in a Christian manner and recognise the dignity and rights of others
  • To be a loyal ambassador of Marian Catholic College in the community
  • To attend school regularly and punctually
  • To participate fully in College activities and learning opportunities
  • To bring correct, tidy books and materials to lessons
  • To cooperate with teachers so as to allow everyone in the class to learn
  • To be honest
  • To wear uniform correctly and with pride at all times
  • To listen to announcements and to take notes home to parents
  • To care for their environment
  • To follow the ‘hands-off’ guidelines
  • To ensure that all correspondence and notes are taken home and returned promptly
  • To take care of personal property and the property of others
  • To speak courteously to all members of the College community
  • To relate positively with others and, if necessary, to make amends and restore relationships
  • To make visitors welcome to our College
  • To behave respectfully and sensibly while travelling to and from school or on excursions
  • To abide by all College rules and accept consequences for breaches of them as an opportunity to learn.

Contact with Parents

An important part of student development is collaborating with parents. You are encouraged to contact your child’s Pastoral Coordinator at any time if you have a concern.

The Pastoral Coordinator aims to give each student extra interest and care as well as a sense of their own dignity and self worth, and to help each student become responsible and independent in their learning and study habits. The Pastoral Coordinator, therefore, keeps track of each student, in terms of academic progress and personal welfare.

This involves allocating the student to appropriate classes and checking the student diary and the student’s report. The Pastoral Coordinator is available if students have any concerns and may also organise whole year group activities.

The Pastoral Coordinator will also deal with general discipline matters, incorrect uniform or unexplained absences from school or classes.

The KLA (subject) Coordinator will support learning and promote positive behaviour within the classroom. He/she will deal with any learning matters in their own subject area, such as assessment tasks not completed, inappropriate behaviour in class, absences from class or concerns about students managing their learning.

The Homeroom teacher takes interest in students and notices absences, sickness or injury. Parents send written notes about these to the Homeroom teacher and let the teacher or the Principal know if they have other concerns.

Students also have the opportunity to see the College Counsellor or the Pastoral Care Assistant.

The Principal and Assistant Principal are also available for consultation.

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