Student Protection in Catholic Schools
Student protection and wellbeing are paramount in all Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Rockhampton. We place the highest priority on the safety and care of the children and young people. All children have a right to expect that the school will always do all that is possible to protect them from any harm and create safe learning environments.
Star of the Sea 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.
All school staff attend yearly training in student protection matters. The five staff members who are appointed as Student Protection Contacts receive comprehensive in-service. The Student Protection Contacts include School Principal Mrs Jennett O’Mullane, APRE Mrs Kellie Richardson, APC Mr Anthony King, School Counsellor Mrs Melissa Davey, OSHC Coordinator Mrs Gail Whiting and Teacher Mrs Christine Hall.
All of our volunteers must engage in our Annual Volunteer Induction which includes information about our Student Protection and Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines. All volunteers are required to sign in and out at the office.
Further information about Student Protection within Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Rockhampton are available here.