CVC Policies

Code of Conduct & Good Standing Policy
Behaviour Policy

Policy Statement

Canning Vale College provides an inclusive and safe educational environment that accommodates and appreciates the diversity arising from culture, disability, gender identity or expression, mental health, race, religion, or sexual orientation. All members of Canning Vale College are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that adheres to the three core values of the college: respect for self, others and the environment.

At CVC we:

Restore – Build and restore functional relationships in order to support and engage students. We treat behaviour as the challenge, not the child, and every day is a new day

Consult – Collaborate and consult with all relevant stakeholders (i.e. staff, parents, agencies, and students) to inform and plan for support of students and staff. Discussions held are open and professional. Accurate records are kept and information is made available to stakeholders to help achieve the school’s culture of ‘no surprises’ for students and their families.

Educate – Know our students and how they learn. Staff model expected behaviour and ensure achievable, realistic goals are set for all students. Goals reflect the high expectations and high care staff have for each student, taking into account individualised needs and any imputed or diagnosed disability.

Rights of the School Community

Everyone at CVC has the right to engage in learning and have responsibility to ensure they:

  • Be safe
  • Be part of a community
  • Be successful

To achieve this, all members of the school community have responsibilities.

Computer Use Policy and User Agreement

Policy Statement – Students must:

  • Ensure that all communication using online services is related to learning or school activities.
  • Keep passwords confidential, and change them when prompted, or when known by another user.
  • Never knowingly allow others to use their personal online services account unless directed to by a teacher for the purposes of collaborative learning.
  • Log off at the end of each session to ensure that nobody else can use their online services account.
  • Not send or publish unacceptable or unlawful material or remarks, including offensive, abusive or discriminatory comments.
  • Not access or attempt to access inappropriate material.
  • Not engage in any bullying, intimidation or other inappropriate behaviour online.
  • Ask a staff member’s advice if another user is seeking excessive personal information, asks to be telephoned, offers gifts by email or wants to meet them.
  • Immediately tell a nominated staff member if they receive a computer virus or a message that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • Never knowingly initiate or forward emails containing: a message that was sent to them privately, a computer virus or attachments that are capable of damaging recipients’ computers, chain letters and hoax emails, spam, eg unsolicited advertising material, or mail unrelated to learning, be aware that emails sent or received via the Department’s online services may be audited and traced to the online services accounts of specific users. 
  • not damage or disable computers, computer systems or networks of the school or WA Department of Education and Training; and ensure that online services are not used for unauthorised commercial activities, political lobbying, gambling or any unlawful purpose.
Digital Release Permissions

Policy Statement:
Department of Education Policy requires that CVC gains parental/guardian permission before using images of students or their work outside the school environment. CVC will frequently use images of students in a variety of ways to recognise excellent achievement, inform parents and the local community of school matters, publicise events and to promote the college. From time to time we may also be asked to contribute to Education Department materials such as educational videos or articles. CVC also has a website, Youtube and Facebook page. We request your permission to use images of your child in some or all of the ways listed below:

  • College Website/CDROM/Video/Newsletters/Magazines or any medium in relation to College activities.
  • Promotional material for the Department of Education or CVC Articles for West Australian/School Matters/Community Newspapers etc.

Permission is requested to use written and verbal quotes, photographs and digital images of your child and/or their work. These pictures/work samples may be used in print, media and electronic publications including the Department intranet and internet and other publicly accessible Australian educational websites. You are of course at liberty to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the College in writing.

Drug Policy

Policy Statement:
Canning Vale College aims to provide and maintain a health promoting school environment which enables students to reach their full academic and personal potential. A Health Promoting School is characterised as a “school that is constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning and working”. The three interconnecting domains of the Health Promoting School are the teaching and learning environment, school organisation and ethos and the broader community relationships. CVC does not permit any member of the College community, including students, staff and visitors while on college premises, at any college function, excursion or camp to:

  • Smoke and/or possess tobacco products
  • Consume and/or possess alcohol
  • Deliberately inhale volatile substances (solvents)
  • Possess and/or use pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical purposes
  • Possess and/or use illegal drugs
  • Possess and/or use drug related equipment
  • Knowingly be in the presence of others who are in breach of this policy
Portable Electronic Devices Policy

CVC acknowledges the increased role that technology plays in the interactions of young people and accepts that schools are able to have a significant impact on the way that these devices are used. CVC staff will work with its students to ensure that they understand how to use technology appropriately.

Responsible Use of Portable Electronic Devices (including mobile phones and accessories, headphones, smart watches, iPads and tablets)

  • Portable Electronic Devices are NOT to be used on school grounds at any time unless directed by a teacher
  • Students are responsible for the security of these devices at school
  • Devices are ‘off and away’ unless directed by the teacher
  • Devices are used in classrooms only at the direction of the teacher for legitimate educational reasons
  • It is not appropriate for students to charge devices using a power point at school
  • Prior permission must be gained before taking images or video of others at school if directed by the teacher for an educational reason
  • The privacy and safety of others must be considered when using devices
  • Portable Electronic Devices are not to be used in change rooms or toilets at school
  • Electronic devices are not to be visible or used during assessments unless explicitly stated by the teacher (this contravenes the school’s Assessment Policy and may compromise  the validity of the assessment)

Inappropriate use of Mobile Electronic Devices

Inappropriate use of Portable Electronic Devices in classes cause disruption to learning and will be managed by all staff as they would any other disruption in class. A logical consequence (CMS) of short term confiscation may be used and managed by the staff member after other interventions have been unsuccessful. If this does not modify the behaviour then the below Response for Consistent Misuse of Portable Electronic Devices will be followed.

Inappropriate Material/ Distribution

Taking of and/or distribution of inappropriate material at school is in contravention of the school’s code of conduct and behaviour management policy and may result in suspension police contact where necessary e.g. recording of conflict, distribution of inappropriate photos etc.

Reponse for Consistent Misuse of Portable Electronic Devices
Student Uniform Policy

Policy Statement
The Principal has exercised his right under the Occupation, Health and Safety Act to make the uniform compulsory. As part of their learning environment it is very important that all students are dressed appropriately so that they can be easily identified. In order to keep the uniform streamlined all garments will only be available through our uniform shop.

CVC seeks to promote a high standard of dress and personal presentation and therefore students will not be permitted to wear excessive jewellery (no body jewellery except earrings) and are asked to keep make up and bold hair colours to a minimum.

Due to the Occupational Health and Safety Act all students must wear closed in shoes that attach at the heel. Eg. Runners, black lace up etc. Thongs, slip-ons, open toes and ugg boots are not permitted. Black sole shoes are not to be worn in the school gym. Hats and bags are the choice of the students and their parents. Hats/beanies are not to be worn indoors.

During the cooler months students can wear either the school jacket or rugby jumper. Year 12’s are allowed to wear their leaver’s jackets. All students are expected to wear their correct tops (CVC polo shirt for Yr 8-9) (CVC shirt for Yr 10-12) under their jackets/jumpers. In the case of a student needing to wear more clothing they are able to wear white short sleeve undershirt or t-shirt (no motifs), under their school top. Coloured t-shirts with motifs, camisoles and waistbands are not uniform and therefore not to be worn during school hours. Leggings are not allowed. Stockings/tights are not to be worn under shorts. Skirts are not part of the CVC uniform and therefore are not permitted. Sports uniforms are to be worn only for sport. It is expected that students will change out of this uniform and back into their regular uniform for the remainder of classes.

Consequences applied to those students who breach the uniform policy may include wearing a second hand uniform item or remaining in a supervised area during break times.

Video and Film Permissions Policy

Policy Statement
At CVC we recognise that viewing and listening form a significant part of the curriculum so it is essential that we have, in writing, permission to show films and television programmes – including the news and news commentary programmes –documentaries and advertisements which compliment our courses and make the students more critically aware.

Your permission is requested to show appropriate ‘G’ and ‘PG’ rated programmes to your child. If it is considered necessary to use an ‘M’ rated video a specific permission form for that particular video will be sent home by the class teacher. The teacher will have consulted with the Head of Learning Area before this occurs. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the College.

Parent Funded 1:1 Program

Under the Western Australian Curriculum, it is expected that students learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create, share and communicate information and ideas, solve problems, show initiative and work collaboratively across all the learning areas.

In consultation with primary schools, universities and other expert groups, the College decided the most sustainable strategy to support the shared laptops/desktops was a Parent Funded program. 

The benefits of a Parent Funded 1:1 Program include:

• Enabling students to use the same device at home and school
• Allowing students to access information according to their need
• Giving teachers the ability to improve how they teach a concept
• Building student organisation skills and sense of responsibility
• Allowing learning to be more engaging

Visit the ICT page under the ‘For Parents’ tab to view more details about our Bring Your Own Device Program.

Canning Vale College Facebook Page User Code of Conduct

The Canning Vale College (CVC) Facebook page provides a convenient medium to communicate with our school community. It will not replace our website as the primary source of information about our College, but will enable the College to highlight significant events and celebrate the many achievements of students and staff on a regular basis. It is a forum to celebrate our great College and build its reputation.

The use of social media provides a wonderful opportunity to share and promote positive interaction but its misuse can cause harm, distrust and suffering. Please click here to read the full Code of Conduct that provides a framework for the safe and positive use of our Facebook page.