The handbook is an introduction to the organisation, the day to day procedures and the pastoral information for Our Lady of Sion School, and is given out to the parents or guardians of all new pupils at Our Lady of Sion School. Please contact the school if you would like a copy of the handbook, or if you require further clarification of any of the information contained in it.
I am pleased to write this foreword for the Senior School Parents' Handbook. In providing you with this book we continue to develop and improve the lines of communication that exist between home and school. I hope that you will take the time to read it and find all the information you need.
The education of your children is a responsibility that we take very seriously and, as we all know, this task is one that we achieve together. By working with you we can provide students with the very best opportunities possible.
Our aim is to continue to create an environment where each individual is valued and encouraged to develop their talents to the best of their ability. As we move into the next phase of our development, it will be essential for us to remind ourselves constantly that we aim to educate young people so that they can take their place and be effective citizens in the wider world. Our earnest hope is that our students will leave us imbued with the spirit of Our Lady of Sion - a spirit deeply rooted in respect, tolerance and understanding.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if we can help in any way.
As the Handbook is a large document, it has been included on the website in sections, as a series of .pdf files. Please click on the links below to access these different sections.
Mission Statement page 1
History of the School page 2
Daily/Weekly Routine page 3
Daily Timetable page 4
Attendance page 5
Senior School Management page 1
Curriculum & Pastoral Management page 2
Student Participation page 3
Years 7, 8 & 9: Key Stage 3 page 1
Years 10 & 11: Key Stage 4 page 2
The Sixth Form Curriculum pages 3-4
Assessment & Recording page 5
Reporting & Parents’ Evenings page 6
Homework Procedures page 7
ICT and use of the Internet page 8
Extra-Curricular Activities pages 9 & 10
Pastoral Care page 1
Spiritual & Moral Welfare page 2
Rewards & Sanctions pages 3 & 4
The School Code page 5
School Rules pages 6-8
Bullying pages 9 & 10
Drugs & Substance Abuse page 11
Health & Safety page 12 & 13
Links with Parents page 14
Mobile Phone Policy page 15