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6. School charter


A school charter that outlines the CLS’s operational and administrative procedures. The charter must make clear to the reader how the CLS is structured and how it operates.


A school charter that includes:

  • a. Enrolment and withdrawal policy and procedures
  • b. Behaviour management policy
  • c. Grievance procedure/policy (including Guidelines for Parent/Guardian complaints)
  • d. Bullying prevention (including cyber bullying) policy
  • e. Cyber safety policy
  • f. Special needs policy
  • g. Hot weather policy
  • h. SunSmart policy
  • i. Equal opportunity policy
  • j. Information privacy and records policy (in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and the Health Records Act 2001)
  • k. Photographing and filming students policy
  • l. Visitor and parental volunteer policy
  • m. Student attendance policy
  • n. Student collection policy
  • o. Child Safe Standards and Working with Children Check policies
  • p. First aid and medical emergencies policy (including infectious diseases if delivering preschool programs).

Approved policy wording is included in a charter template which all CLS must use. CLS may tailor certain sections of the charter to suit their school context.


DOWNLOAD (docx): CLS School Charter Template (updated July 2023)

Instructions for submission

Required template: Yes, see above

Required format: Word

Required filename: 06_charter.docx