Policies and Procedures
Community Use of Public School Facilities Policy
School facilities can be made available for community use. Applications must be approved by the principal and formalised by an agreement signed by the principal and a representative of the user group.
3 December 2020
Configuration of the School Day in Public Schools
This policy aims to maximise the flexibility available to school communities in the configuration of the school day within the constraints of legislation and industrial agreements. The Director Gen...
5 November 2009
Disabilities Advisory Panel
A Disabilities Advisory Panel advises the Director-General on educational provision for students with disabilities and/or comment on whether an exclusion order is warranted for a disruptive student...
20 April 2001
Gifted and Talented in Public Schools Policy
The Department of Education provides support for gifted and talented students to achieve their best possible learning outcomes.
27 July 2010
Incident Management on Department of Education Sites Policy
The policy ensures a consistent approach to incident management across school and non-school sites, regions and at Central Services.
1 December 2020
Private Tutors in Public Schools Policy
The Private Tutors in Public Schools policy formalises the arrangements where students receive educational programs from private tutors during the prescribed hours of instruction.
22 October 2008
Short-term School Visits/Study Tours for Overseas Students in Public Schools Policy
School visits/study tours by overseas students are undertaken for the purpose of meeting Australian students, teachers and other professional educators as part of educational and cultural programs.
1 May 2001
CEO Directive: Required action to be taken with students fighting or publishing videos of fighting
This document outlines the actions to be taken where students start fights, make intentional physical contact with other students or video fights.
4 February 2019
CEO Instruction Ceasing - Entry Restrictions No. 1.1 to a Health Care Facility - School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health
This CEO Instruction ceases the obligations upon SSEN: MMH staff from the CEO Instructions giving effect to the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions.
9 November 2022
CEO Instruction Ceasing - Entry Restrictions to an Education Facility COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
This CEO Instruction ceases the obligations upon Department employees and Ancillary Workers from the CEO Instructions giving effect to the Education Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions.
10 June 2022
CEO Instruction: interim ban on the outdoor use of inflatable structures and banning of zorb balls
This CEO Instruction imposes an interim ban on the outdoor use of inflatable amusement structures, including bouncy castles and zorb balls, in public schools. This also applies to situations where...
18 July 2022
CEO Instruction: National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
This CEO instruction instructs principals and teachers to perform the duties necessary for the administration and implementation of NAPLAN testing in public schools.
12 April 2010
Enrolment Framework for Students with a Visa in Public Schools
This framework provides information and advice for the enrolment of students with a Visa in public schools.
18 July 2022
15 June 2022
Exemption from Particular Classes Guidelines
This document outlines for parents and schools guidelines and processes to seek student exemption from particular classes.
28 September 2017
Guidelines for Installation of Shade in Schools
Provides advice on the installation of shade in general, including shade sails.
12 September 2011
Guidelines for Religious Education
These guidelines support the intent of the School Education Act 1999 and assist staff with the provision of religious education in public schools at the local level.
17 November 2015
Home Education Advisory Panels Guidelines
These guidelines apply to the review of a decision made by the Director General, by a Home Education Advisory Panel established under section 54 of the School Education Act, 1999.
10 June 2014
These guidelines provide good practice concerning homework and the role and responsibilities of the principal.
16 January 2014
Joint Ministerial Statement on Vocational Education and Training in Schools
The Joint Ministerial Statement on Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools provides the policy framework for the implementation of VET in Schools and is supported by the VET in Schools G...
14 October 2014
Protocols for Hosting Dignitaries and Special Events
These guidelines provide a reference point for when a school is hosting dignitaries, planning official functions and events, and occasions when a school is hosting a visit by the Minister for Educa...
27 June 2013
Protocols for Politicians and Candidates for an Election to Visit Public Schools In Western Australia
These protocols detail requirements in relation to politicians visiting schools during election campaigns.
7 March 2019
Requirements related to the Student Behaviour in Public Schools policy
Mandated requirements to implement the documented whole school plan to support positive student behaviour.
24 February 2021
State Election Information
Information on the State election includes the following: •Schools as polling places; •Working for the WA Electoral Commission; •Department staff standing for election; •Members of school councils/...
23 November 2016
Student mobile phone information for public schools
Student mobile phone information for Western Australian public schools.
30 October 2019
Use of Texts in Educational Settings
Use of Texts in Educational Settings guidelines provide advice about: •classroom use of a broad range of written, spoken or visual texts (in print, digital or multimodal formats); •relevant legal a...
21 March 2018