Townsville Catholic Education is committed to ensuring safe school environments for all students, with a focus on the critical area of student welfare.
Townsville Catholic Education Office has a comprehensive Student Protection program for all staff (teachers, school support staff and office staff) in the Diocese. This extensive program includes:
- Student Protection Policy to ensure student safety and legislation compliance
- Student Protection training and manual for all staff on their appointment and every calendar.
- KIDS FEEL SAFE PROGRAM for teachers and students
Kids Feel Safe
Our program aims to promote the importance of feeling safe at all times. Every school in the Diocese has designated "Safe Persons" with whom students can discuss any concerns about things that happen at school, such as conflict with peer groups or study stress. Their concerns may also be about things that occur outside of school and more serious issues, such as abuse or self harm.
Kids Feel Safe also includes a program of lessons and activities for every grade incorporating self esteem and self-protecting behaviors including resources and promotional items for display in classrooms. The program offers teachers training and information around codes of conduct, legal responsibilities, risk management, school safety, absenteeism, maintaining harmony in our community and promoting anti-bullying strategies.