Duffy Primary develops a range of policies which reflect the ACT Department of Education policies and are approved by the School Board. These are periodically reviewed. We are also bound by ACT Department of Education equity policies such as anti-sexual harassment and anti-racism.
Relations, Values and Student Welfare
There is an expectation at Duffy that children will behave responsibly and respectfully.
Our student welfare practices at Duffy support students in the development of appropriate social and problem solving skills while fostering self-discipline and acceptance. We aim to create a caring and supportive environment in which teachers can exercise their right to teach and students their right to learn without interruption.
Study and research habits developed at primary school stand students in good stead for future studies. Students are not expected to learn new work at home. However, assignments requiring exploration, discovery, observing, recording and process thinking may be set. Homework may include practising tables; spelling or reading; discussing stories, pictures or news; research; or sharing activities with the family. Homework Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all students attending Duffy Primary School are protected from skin damage caused by the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun. Throughout the year it is compulsory for broad-brimmed hats to be worn outside. Children are encouraged to play in the shade and sunscreen protection is made available. Sunsmart Policy
Duffy Primary school prides itself on being one of the first schools to have an Inclusion Policy.
This policy ensures that we recognise the individual needs of students with a disability in order to develop student potential, maximise educational achievements and improve learning outcomes. Inclusion Policy
Information Communications Technology
Duffy Primary School is committed to using the latest learning technologies to equip our students to be 21st century learners. The Information Communications Technology Plan provides a foundation for teaching and learning and infrastructure development. School ICT Plan
School Dress Standard and Colour Code Procedure
This procedure requires Duffy Primary School students to adhere to school dress standards and be consistent with occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination, equal opportunity legislation and the ACT Department of Education and Training’s Sun Protection policy. Uniform Policy