Child Safety Policy
At St. Christopher’s we provide a safe and secure environment that nurtures each child’s potential and well-being, with an appreciation and active response to the voice of every child. We hold the care, safety and well-being of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our school. Our commitment is drawn from and inherent in the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of our Catholic Identity (CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety).
Click the links below to access our Child Safety, Child Protection and Mandatory Reporting Policies
Bullying Prevention Policy
At St Christopher’s School we do not tolerate bullying, harassment or violence in any form and we believe bullying can have a serious long term impact on a victim’s sense of self-worth, personal growth and self esteem.
Every person has the right to feel safe from verbal, physical and emotional abuse that takes the form of bullying. As a result, bullying is not tolerated at our school.
Click on the link below to access our Bullying Prevention Policy.
To ensure the safety, well-being and protection of all students, St Christopher’s School also maintains a comprehensive process for screening, authorising, instructing and working with volunteers which is outlined in St. Christopher’s Volunteer Procedure.
Please also click the link below to access our Working With Children Check Policy
By law, the school must make sure that all volunteers doing child-related work have the Check.
This Policy outlines how St Christopher’s Primary School uses and manages personal information that is provided to it. It is also a guide to St Christopher’s staff as to the standards to be applied in respect of handling personal information and ensured consistency in the School’s approach to Privacy.
The School is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act and will collect, use and retain personal information in accordance with those Principles.
The key to prevention of allergy and anaphylaxis in schools is knowledge of those students who have been diagnosed at risk, awareness of triggers (allergens), and prevention of exposure to these triggers. Partnerships between schools and parents are important in ensuring that certain foods or items are kept away from the student while at school. St. Christopher’s School will comply with Ministerial order 706 and the associated guidelines published and amended by the Department from time to time.