At St. Mary’s Primary School, we believe that ensuring the safety of the students in our care is an integral part of who we are as a catholic community. We adhere to the Victorian Child Safe standards and ministerial Order No.1359
We acknowledge and understand that child safety is the responsibility of every person and is an integral aspect of student wellbeing. We aim to work collaboratively with parents, students and other community members to ensure a safe school environment. This is particularly so for the most vulnerable children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with a disability. Our commitment to the protection of students is based in our belief that each person is made in the image of God, and our ethos is to provide a safe and supportive environment. All students have the right to expect that the school will always act to protect them from any kind of harm. St Mary’s school has zero tolerance of any form of child abuse.
Working with the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited [DOSCEL] Guidelines we use their policies to guide the procedures that are implemented in our school.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding child safety please contact the Principal or Deputy Principal (Child Safety Champions/Student Support)
on 51 52 3706.