School Documents

2020 Annual Report
Administration of Medication Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students have access to a reasonable standard of support for their heath needs whilst attending school or school-based activities.

Attendance Policy

Cairns Hinterland Steiner School is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. Research shows that regular attendance is integral to successful educational outcomes. Accordingly, it is important that students, staff, and parent / carers have a shared understanding of the importance of regular student attendance. 

Behaviour Support Policy

For children to develop in a healthy way there needs to be a steady and progressive movement of authority from outer to inner. 

Teachers at Cairns Hinterland Steiner School support and encourage this process through the specific behaviour support techniques used at different stages of children's development. 

The Behaviour Support Procedures provide a consistent behaviour support framework, while responding to the diverse needs of individual students.  

Board Conflict of Interest Policy

The purpose of this policy is to clarify guidelines to protect against potential conflicts of interest by directors of the Cairns Hinterland Steiner School Board, to observe legislation regarding conflict of interest, and to engage in school business activities in a fashion designed to avoid any conflict of interest or the appearance of impropriety. 

Bullying Policy

The purpose of this policy is to protect students from bullying and to respond appropriately when bullying does occur.

Child Protection Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide written processes about – 

(a) how the school will respond to harm, or allegations of harm, to students under 18 years; and
(b) the appropriate conduct of the school’s staff and students.

Child Risk Management Strategy

The purpose of this strategy is to eliminate and minimise risk to student safety to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students. 

Complaints Handling Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that student, parent and employee complaints and disputes are dealt with in a responsive, efficient, effective, and fair way. 

Complaints Handling Procedure

To provide a process for the effective management and resolution of concerns, disagreements or complaints that may arise between members of the Cairns Hinterland Steiner School and its associated stakeholders. 

To facilitate a school climate where all stakeholders feel they can voice concerns and those concerns will be heard and dealt with fairly and expeditiously using a transparent and consistent process. 

Complementary Medicine First Aid Kit Policy

The purpose of this Policy is to permit Students to have access to Complementary Medicine First Aid Kit items whilst attending school or school–based activities.

Disability Discrimination Policy

The purpose of this policy is to protect students with a disability or students who have an associate with a disability from unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation based on that disability.

CHSS Parent Code of Conduct

This Parent Code of Conduct has been prepared to support families to acknowledge that relationships require mutual respect, kindness and courtesy and to provide clarity of the School’s expectations of families while on the school grounds, participating in school activities and communicating with members of our community (including students, staff and other parents).

Privacy Policy

The Cairns Hinterland Steiner School is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act. This statement outlines the privacy policy of the school and describes how the school uses and manages personal information provided to or collected by it. 

Whistleblower Policy

This policy exists to encourage the reporting of corrupt, illegal or other undesirable conduct at Cairns Hinterland Steiner School.  It outlines how individuals can appropriately make disclosures about these matters, and how Cairns Hinterland Steiner School will protect those individuals from detrimental consequences.

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