St. Joseph's School recognises the vital role which parents have to play in the education of their children and encourage their co-operation and involvement. Parental support is strongly encouraged in all areas of the curriculum.
Confidentiality regarding students and their needs is an important aspect of class involvement.
As a community which cares for the welfare of all its members, St Joseph’s is committed to the ongoing safety of the children and adults who live, work and learn in our school environment. In order to most effectively do this, we need to have a shared understanding with paid and volunteer staff at our school of suitable and unsuitable behaviours. A process needs to be in place to support members of the community when starting to work with our school community.
To ensure this program is proactive rather than reactive it is important that we implement sound preventive practices into all aspects of life in our school. It will require a culture of communion involving all members of the community in being aware, gathering information and passing it on through the correct processes to ensure the removal or reduction of any incidents where possible before they become problematic.
At St Joseph's we are blessed with many who support our learning initiatives. Due to a legislative requirement, it is mandatory for all volunteers (including parents of St Joseph's students) to undergo student protection training. Brisbane Catholic Education has developed a training package to help facilitate this process. There is a link to the online training below. Once completed please complete the form at the end of the presentation and return it to the office. Once we receive this we will be able to add you to our Volunteer Register.
BCE Volunteer and Other Personnel Student Protection Training
All volunteers must sign in and out of the front office when working in the school. A sign in/out book is located in the front foyer of the Office. Please remember to sign in via the Office before moving to other areas of the school.Please also note, that anyone other than a parent, including Grandparents, will need a Volunteer Blue Card to volunteer at St Joseph's. These can be obtained at no cost via the below link:
Volunteer Blue Card Application Form.
See Also: Student Protection