Our School - Documents & Policies

PRIVACY POLICY

The school is bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act. This policy outlines how the school uses and manages personal information provided to or collected by it.

The School may from time to time, review and update this Privacy Policy to take account of new laws and technology, changes to the school's operations and practices and to make sure it remains appropriate to the changing school environment.

The school will collect and use personal information it collects from you for school related purposes only but the publication of such matter is only through prior written parental approval.

The school does not disclose personal information except within the bounds of legislation. The school only discusses a child with his/her parents or caregiver and agency as permitted by legislation. For security reasons personal information is not accessible from the Internet.

 DISCLAIMER

In compiling the information contained on, and accessed through, this website ('Information') the NSW Department of Education and Training has used its best endeavours to ensure that the Information is correct and current at the time of publication but takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect therein.

To the extent permitted by law, the NSW Department of Education and Training and its employees, agents and consultants exclude all liability for any loss or damage (including indirect, special or consequential loss or damage) arising from the use of, or reliance on, the Information whether or not caused by any negligent act or omission. If any law prohibits the exclusion of such liability, the NSW Department of Education and Training limits its liability to the extent permitted by law, to the re-supply of the Information.

 GHS & DSE PROGRAMS & POLICIES

School and DSE programs and policies which support the learning and wellbeing of students at our school include:

  • The Award Scheme
  • Peer Support
  • Anti harassment
  • Administration of Prescribed Medications and Drug Policy
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Integration of students with disabilities
  • Gifted and Talented students
  • Gender Equity
  • Aboriginal Students
  • Student Leadership
  • Attendance
  • Critical incidents management
  • Child Protection
  • Conflict Resolution / Mediation
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Career Education
  • Discipline
  • Continual evaluation and development of the broad curriculum with the aim of catering for all
  • Learning styles and engendering in students a love of learning in a challenging environment.

 THE SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICY

Ethos

Gosford High is a selective school serving the needs of potentially high achieving students. In striving for excellence, emphasis is on the importance of self discipline, the acceptance of responsibility by individual students for their own behaviour and learning, and on mutual respect for others and their possessions.

A partnership between students, parents and staff shares the responsibility of developing effective learning and teaching practices, taking place in a safe and secure environment, supported by positive acknowledgment within a clearly defined discipline policy.

 Discipline Code:

Expectations of our partnership include:

  • sustained application to learning
  • courtesy and respect for other students, for teachers and for community members
  • compliance with all school rules and the School Discipline Policy
  • regard for personal possessions and the school environment
  • adherence to the standards of dress determined by the school community
  • acceptance by parents and caregivers of a shared responsibility for student discipline
  • acknowledge that school authorities have the right to enforce rules and requirements

These expectations will occur in an environment that is free of violence, discrimination, harassment or bullying, weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco.