At St. Benedict’s we teach children in all year levels the Feeling Safe Strategy. This is mandated by Brisbane Catholic Education and is an integral part of our student protection processes. Teachers use the ’Be a hero when it comes to your safety.’ posters to discuss the following key ideas regarding students’ personal safety:
Please contact the Principal or Student Protection Contact if you have any questions or concerns about any matter or require further information about student protection. All of the above documentation and forms can be accessed on Brisbane Catholic Education’s public website www.bne.catholic.edu.au. Under
the ‘Students and Parents’ tab select ‘Student Protection’ from the drop-down menu.
Each time you visit St Benedict's School to work as a volunteer, you are required to sign on as a volunteer. 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.
In responding to the Queensland Legislative requirements regarding Student Protection and Volunteer Training, we are mindful that becoming a volunteer in a school is now a complex process. Volunteers are highly valued here at St Benedict's and your role in helping at school is a very critical one to our daily life and the provision of high quality education to students. Please continue to volunteer within our community. The students benefit enormously, the staff appreciate and value your contributions and the Administration Team commend the many skills and incredible energy you give us as a volunteer. Brisbane Catholic Education require that all volunteers (parents, grandparents, etc) complete an online Student Protection and Parent Code of Conduct Course. It takes about 30 minutes to complete and when completed you are asked to print out the Completion Form, complete it with your information and send to school. It supersedes any previous training or forms and must be completed for you to assist us in any way – swimming, tuckshop, uniform shop, classroom assistance, fundraisers, Library assistance or any other time when you come to school to volunteer. If you have previously completed the training, you are required to complete the updated training and form.
To locate the Code of Conduct Book and online course for volunteers, click here.
Please Note: Remember to send the completed form to school as soon as it is completed. Volunteers will be unable to assist, without completing this training.