Policies - Catholic Education Services

Catholic Education Services provides leadership and support to Catholic schools in areas of policy formulation and implementation. Policy in Catholic schools is made in the context of policies and guidelines promulgated by the Education Board of Governance, Diocese of Cairns, the provisions of Canon Law and government legislation relevant to the operation of schools.

To view these policies, please click the links below to visit the relevant sections of the Catholic Education Services webpage:

Policies related to all schools

Student Protection

Conduct, Complaints and Grievances

Changes to Privacy Act: Changes to our Privacy Policy and Collection Notice

Due to recent changes to Privacy legislation, the Diocesan Board of Governance Education has updated the privacy policy for all schools in the Cairns Diocese. The updated policy provides parents with guidance about the approved collection and use of student information. The updated policy with marked changes and the revised Privacy Policy Statement can be found here:

If you would like more information about the changes please contact Andrew McKenzie, Manager Governance and Engagement, Cairns Catholic Education Services, telephone 4050 9783 or email

Student Care Insurance

Has your child had an accident or injury at school or in a school related activity such as inter-school sport or a school camp? If the answer is yes you may be entitled to claim for expenses under Catholic Education’s Student Care Insurance. It covers expenses such as medical costs (where the law allows), emergency transport, travel, home tuition and school fee relief.

For further information click the following link:


For more information on Policies and relevant documents, visit the Catholic Education website.