We put the best interests of children and young people first.
We support the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, which have been established by the Australian Human Rights Commission to build cultures in all organisational settings to advance the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
These National Principles, endorsed by all Commonwealth, state and territory governments, include:
- Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
- Children and young people are informed about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
- Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
- Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.
- People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
- Processes to respond to complaints and concerns are child-focused.
- Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
- Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
- Implementation of the national child safe principles is regularly reviewed and improved.
- Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.
If you would like more information, please download the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
The above principles, as well as our commitment to children’s safety and wellbeing, underpin everything that we do – policies, procedures, practices and strategies – to ensure our school is an environment where children feel respected, valued, supported, and that they are safe from harm.
We write our policies with students’ health, safety and wellbeing in mind, as students learn best when their health, safety and wellbeing needs are met.
If you would like to review our policies, please visit our Governance Page:
Mandatory Reporting Training
All our staff, teachers as well as administration staff, partake in annual training on Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Abuse, which includes how to recognise the indicators of grooming and child abuse, reporting obligations, and prevention strategies.
All school employees, as well as volunteers who are not parents at the School, and parents of children at the School who undertake a professional role must obtain a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) prior to commencing employment / volunteer role.