At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, any concerns or reasonable suspicions about a student’s safety and wellbeing or the behaviour of a staff member or volunteer which a student considers to be inappropriate, will continue to be managed in accordance with Rockhampton Catholic Education Student Protection Processes.
The Student Protection Contacts at St Joseph’s School are:
Kaye Beston - Principal
Trish Garrad - APRE
Kellie Clancy - OSHC Co-ordinator
Laura Batts (Read) – Counsellor
Please contact any one of these staff members if there is any issue at all you wish to discuss in regards to Student Protection.
Further information about Rockhampton Catholic Education's commitment to Student Protection is available here:
Student protection and wellbeing are paramount in all Catholic School in the Diocese of Rockhampton. By the very nature of their mission and ethos, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rockhampton place the highest priority on the safety and care of the children and young people who are their students.
Student Protection is integral to learning and teaching. Safety, security and nurture are fundamental human rights and needs. These rights and needs underpin students' capacity for learning and maximise potential for personal development and ultimately enhance their well-being opportunities. Appropriate and responsive interventions by Catholic Schools can provide hope to, and foster resilience in students who may be at risk by protecting them from harm and supporting healing.
Catholic Education 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.
Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum for Queensland students is taught at St Joseph’s.
The Curriculum consists of classroom lessons across three phases of learning: Prep-Year 2, Years 3-6 and Years 7-9. It is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. It aims to teach children about personal safety and awareness, including cybersafety and phone safety, by focusing on three key safety messages: Recognise, React and Report.