Child Safety and Wellbeing

Commitment to Child Safety

St Catherine’s Primary School holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of Catholic education. This commitment is drawn from and inherent to the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of the Gospel.

St. Catherine's Child Safety Officers:

Mr Rian Prestwich - Actiing Deputy Principal - School Operations/Religious Education Leader

Mrs Anna Viney-Principal.

Or Phone Administration on 97021466 to make an appointment.

  • Child Safe Standard 1– Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.
  • Child Safe Standard 2– Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
  • Child Safe Standard 3– Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
  • Child Safe Standard 4– Families and communities are informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
  • Child Safe Standard 5– Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.
  • Child Safe Standard 6 – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
  • Child Safe Standard 7– Processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.
  • Child Safe Standard 8– Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
  • Child Safe Standard 9– Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
  • Child Safe Standard 10– Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.
  • Child Safety Standard 11– Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.


St Catherine's Child Safety Policies: