System & School Accountability

School Accreditation

Since 1993 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has been approved by the NSW Board of Studies to act as the registering authority for all of its member schools. The Board of Studies annually monitors the processes that the Catholic Education Office has in place.

Information about the requirements for registration and accreditation for systems of non-government schools and the registration and accreditation process is available on the Board's homepage, in the following locations:

School Compliance & Improvement

All systemic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are subject to ongoing monitoring procedures for registration and/or accreditation within five year cycles.

Monitoring procedures satisfy registration and accreditation requirements outlined in the EDUCATION REFORM ACT (1990 AMENDED 2004) as well as Parramatta Diocesan system requirements.

System Annual Report

CEDP’s five priorities for the 2016-2019 period are:

  1. Forming committed disciples
  2. Focusing learning and teaching to meet the needs of all students
  3. Building capacity to use data to inform teaching and system decision-making
  4. Developing new ways to partner with parents and families
  5. Developing innovative learning environments.
2017 Annual Report



Policy Central

Policies & Procedures - Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

The Catholic Education Office, Parramatta Diocese, provides advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.

Policies are listed below in general categories. Click on a category heading or orange cross to view all the related policies.

  • Catholic school community
    • Aboriginal Education Procedures

      Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to enhancing the knowledge and understanding of all who work and learn in our schools about Aboriginal Australia. Implemented 2012 - Reviewed 2017.
    • Catholic School Community - Policy

      The Catholic Church within the Diocese of Parramatta establishes schools as centres of faith and learning where students are enabled to develop personal ‘integration of faith and life’. Implemented 2012.
    • Complaint Handling - Policy

      This policy supports responding to concerns or grievances raised by school community members. Implemented 2012 and last reviewed 2015.
    • Procedural Fairness - Guidelines

      These guidelines outline the process for responding to allegations requiring that issues be put to the respondent before a decision is made about a complaint. Implemented 2012.
  • Enrolment
    • 103701 - Enrolment Procedures

      This document outlines enrolment procedures that are followed in all Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools. Last updated 2017.
    • 103800 - Enrolment Additional Needs Guidelines

      All schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta aim to provide appropriate educational opportunities and support for students with additional needs. Last updated 2017.
    • 103900 - Enrolment Guidelines

      The Application for Enrolment, once accepted by parents and school principal is a contractual agreement within our commitment to integration of faith and life. These Guidelines apply to every enrolment in a CEDP school. Last updated 2017.
    • Enrolment Policy

      CEDP schools exist to provide quality Catholic schooling. This document outlines the enrolment policy for all schools in the Diocese of Parramatta. Implemented 2014.
  • Facilities
    • Child Protection - Facilities Procedures

      These procedures apply to inspection of a site or facility owned or managed by Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta (CEDP) or its schools as well as assessment of the physical environment for risk of harm to children and young people. Implemented 2013.
  • Privacy
    • Alumni Collection Notice (2018)

      The purpose of collecting alumni information is to enable us to keep alumni members informed about events and activities. This document outlines how you may access or correct your personal information and how to complain about a breach. Implemented 2018.
    • Australian Privacy Principles

      This document summaries the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) which establish standards for the collection and handling of 'personal information'. Implemented 2014.
    • Employment Collection Notice (2018)

      This document outlines how your privacy is managed when applying for employment and how you can access and seek correction of your personal information.
    • Schools Privacy Compliance Manual NSW 2018

      The Privacy Manual contains detailed information and examples about implementation of the Australian Privacy Principles. For the most up-to-date version of the Manual always check CEC's website (
    • Standard Collection Notice (2018)

      This document outlines the sort of personal or sensitive information collected within Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, how it is used and how your privacy is managed.
  • Stewardship
    • Stewardship Policy

      This policy sets out the accountabilities for responsible governance and management of CEDP resources. Implemented 2013.
  • Students
    • Anti-Bullying Procedures

      The Anti-Bullying Procedures provide a framework for school communities to work together to prevent and address issues of student bullying. Implemented 2017.
    • Banned Substances Procedure

      This procedure covers the possession and use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or other substances, and the misuse of 'over the counter' and prescribed medications, including the supply of restricted substances on school premises. Implemented 2017.
    • Child Protection - Procedures

      CEDP is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all students. These procedures must be followed when dealing with concerns related to children and young persons and allegations relating to employees. Implemented 2013.
    • Policy Procedures and Resources for Matters Involving Students and Illegal Substances

      All students in the Diocese of Parramatta have the right to attend a school which is free of illegal substances. Implemented 1999 and currently under review.
    • Student Attendance - Completion Special Circumstances - Guidelines

      A child between the age of 6 and 17 may leave school only after they have completed Year 10 of secondary education or where special circumstance have been approved by the Minister for Education and Training. Implemented 2011.
    • Student attendance procedures

      School attendance plays a critical role in enhancing the lives of students in schools. Every day of attendance adds to a student's academic achievement and success at school. Implemented 2017.
    • Student exemption procedures

      These procedures outline the conditions upon which a child may be exempt from being enrolled at and attending school. Implemented 2017.
    • Student Policy

      This policy outlines the commitment of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) to provide a comprehensive education to the diverse range of children and young people for the development of the whole person. Implemented 2012.
    • Suspension, Transfer and Exclusion Procedures

      These procedures guide the process where a student’s behaviour is such that, it is appropriate to suspend a student or transfer the student to a different educational setting within the CEDP network of schools. Implemented 2017.
    • Weapons Procedures

      The Weapons Procedure aims to prevent prohibited weapons from being present on the school site to minimise risk to staff and students. Implemented 2017. Amended 2018.
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