This week, schools across Queensland will revisit key messages regarding student protection as we acknowledge Child Protection Week. Child Protection Week focuses attention on, and raises the profile of, child protection issues that impact the community.
At St Paul’s, all students have a right to expect that the school will always act to protect them from any kind of harm. In accordance with all relevant Queensland child protection legislation, St Paul’s has designated staff members nominated to act in the role of Student Protection Contacts (SPCs). Students know they can go to an SPC with any concern about something happening at school or away from school.
The role of the Student Protection Contact is to receive complaints and allegations from staff and students and to make or assist staff to make all reports as outlined in BCE’s Student Protection Processes. The identity of the School Student Protection Contacts is to be made known to staff, students, volunteers and parents. Photos of each of the Student Protection Contacts are located on the ‘Recognise, React, Report’ posters located in each learning space around the school.
Our student protection contacts are Mr Matt Mackinlay, Ms Bec Gyetvay, Mrs Cathie Caldwell and Mr Jon Sorohan.