Student Protection

​​​STUDENT PROTECTION: BCEC guidelines and policy are the protocol followed by our school.

Our Student Protectio​n Contacts are:

  • ​Mrs Veronica Tomerini-Smith - Principal
  • Ms Kylie Williamson - APRE
  • Ms Rachael Lovett - Guidance Counsellor

Brisbane Catholic Education Student Protection Information

Stu​​​dent Protection Processes

Recent amendments to legislation have led to changes in Brisbane Catholic Education’s Student Protection Processes. For a full description of these changes, please follow the above link to Brisbane Catholic Education’s website. A hard copy of this information can also be found at the front desk of the school administration office.

Volun​​teers

All parents and community members participating at the school in a volunteer capacity are required to complete student protection training and familiarise themselves with the Volunteer Code of Conduct. A hard copy of this document is available at the front desk of the administration office. Prior to commencing volunteer work at the school, members of the community will need to complete a short training session and provide documentation demonstrating their participation in this training.

Student Pro​​tection Contacts

At Star of the Sea there are 3 Student Protection Contacts on staff. These contacts are Karen Bakon (Principal), Kylie Williamson (Assistant Principal) and Kathy Casley (Guidance Counsellor). Students, parents and staff can approach Student Protection Contacts individually with concerns about the safety of students, and these particular staff members will then follow the necessary processes in response to the concerns raised. This may include a concern about the behaviour of a staff member that a student considers to be inappropriate.

Complai​​nts Procedure

Where members of the community believe that a staff member has not complied with Brisbane Catholic Education’s Student Protection processes, a formal complaint may be made by following the procedure outlined in the ‘Complaints Procedure’ section, accessed by following the link above.

This and further information on Student Protection policies and processes can be accessed on the 'Students and Parents’ tab of the Brisbane Catholic Education public website.

Record of​​ Complaint

Where members of the school community believe that a staff member has not followed student protection processes, a formal complaint may be made by using the ‘Record of Complaint’ form, which may be accessed by following the link below;

Record of Complaint Form

Child and Yout​​h Risk Management

BCE School Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy

Brisban​​e Catholic Education's Child and Youth Risk Management link

BCE Child & Youth Risk Management

Vol​​unteer Code of Conduct

Student Protection Volunteer Code of Conduct