Student Protection Policy

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 the 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.

https://www.rok.catholic.edu.au/schools_protection.htm

Leesa M Jeffcoat AM – Diocesan Director Catholic Education

Every student has the right to feel safe but sometimes young people do not feel safe or are in a situation where they are experiencing physical, psychological, emotional or sexual harm.

Students are encouraged to talk to one of the Student Protection contacts listed below if they are feeling unsafe or know of another young person in this situation.

STUDENT PROTECTION CONTACTS AT HOLY SPIRIT COLLEGE:

Mr Mark Green

Assistant Principal (Welfare)

Mrs Helen Anderson

College Counsellor

Mr Cherrie Nurser

Year 8 Coordinator

Young people can also talk to the Police

or

contact KIDS Helpline on


1800 551 800