Catholic Schools

Student Protection

Student protection and wellbeing are paramount in Catholic Schools. Our commitment to the protection of children is based on our belief that each person is made in the image of God, and our ethos is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all. All children have the right to expect that the school will always act to protect them from any kind of harm.

Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton complies with all Student Protection legislative requirements. This includes meeting the accreditation requirements of the Non-State School Accreditation Board, which has approved the Student Protection processes to be used in schools.

Student Protection staff within the Catholic Education Office have a role in assisting schools to discharge their Student Protection responsibilities.  Our Student Protection Coordinator, Ms Anne Czekanski who has a background in social work assists schools and Rockhampton Catholic Education Office personnel in the identification and management of cases of student harm.

As part of Catholic Educations commitment to child safety, the teaching of a Child Safety Curriculum in all kindergartens, pre-prep, prep, primary schools and colleges in the Diocese of Rockhampton is mandatory.

Student Protection staff within the Rockhampton Catholic Education Office also carry out an educative role in relation to staff Student Protection training and other Student Protection strategies. Schools are also encouraged to promote parent education initiatives in relation to child safety.

Please feel free to contact us for additional information about Student Protection.

The Diocesan Catholic Education Office has developed a Student Protection brochure for the information of Parents, Caregivers, Students and Staff.

Another brochure entitled Integrity in Relationships – Principles and Standards for Staff in Catholic Schools has also been developed.