Student protection and wellbeing are paramount in all Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Rockhampton. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rockhampton place the highest priority on the safety and care of the children and young people who are our students.
All students have a 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.
St Anthony’s 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.
Staff Training In Student Protection
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 Helen Dean, APRE Miss Monique Ryan, School Counsellor Ms Sue Wilkins, OSHC Cordinator Mrs Leeza Bailey and teacher Mr Robert McElhone.
Student Protection and Volunteers
Each year volunteers must read the Student Protection Handbook and Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines for volunteers and sign the volunteer register at the school. This register is available in the office. This document also includes the Code of Conduct for Volunteers.