About Us - Student Protection
Student Protection in Catholic Schools
Student protection and wellbeing are paramount in all Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Rockhampton. By the very nature of their mission and ethos, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rockhampton place the highest priority on the safety and care of the children and young people who are their students.
All students have a right to expect that the school will always do all that is possible to protect them from any kind of harm and create safe learning environments.
Catholic Education is committed to best practices in student protection and the development of proactive approaches to equip people with the skills and knowledge to identify risks of harm and respond appropriately.
Mrs Anne Cezanski is the Diocesan Student Protection Co-ordinator.
Staff Training In Student Protection
All school staff attend yearly training in Student Protection Matters. The three staff members appointed as Student Protection Officers recieve comprehensive inservice. The Student Protection Officers for 2015 are Mrs Helen Dean, Miss Monique Ryan and Mr Justin Griffin.
Student Protection Handbook for Volunteers
Each year volunteers must read the Student Protection Handbook and Work Place Health and Safety Guidelines for Volunteers and sign the Volunteer Register at the school. This register is available in the office. This document also includes the Code of Conduct for Volunteers.
Volunteers are expected to sign in and out at the office.
Volunteers are expected to follow the principles of:
- Ethical Communication
- Ethical Conduct
- Keeping confidentiality
BLUE CARDS FOR VOLUNTEERS
A Positive Notice Blue Card for Child Related Employment is not required by parent volunteers within school hours. However, a Blue Card is required for volunteers who are not parents and this includes grandparents. Parents who are after-school-hours coaches or managers of teams that train on our school grounds, on the oval or in the covered area, are required to have a Blue Card. Blue Cards for Volunteers can be applied for through the school office.