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 ​​

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.


All parents and community members participating at the school in a volunteer capacity are required to complete student protection online training and familiarise themselves with the Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Please visit Brisbane Catholic Education's Public Website to access and complete the mandatory online training.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the school office.

Do I require a Blue Card to volunteer at Star of the Sea School​? Please download the fact sheet to answer this question and for further information about working with children.


Information Sheet for Schools Blue Card System

Student Pro​​tection Contacts

At Star of the Sea there are 3 Student Protection Contacts on staff. These contacts are Veronica Tomerini-Smith (Principal), Kylie Williamson (Assistant Principal) and Rachael Lovett​ (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 following the link below;

BCE Student, Parent and Guardian Complaints Management and Factsheet​

Child and Yout​​h Risk Management

Star of the Sea Primary School Cleveland 2017 Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy.pdf

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

BCE Child & Youth Risk Management