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Student Protection

Student protection and wellbeing are paramount in Catholic Schools. Our commitment to the protection of students is based in our belief that each person is made in the image of God, and our ethos is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all. All students have the right to expect that the school will always act to protect them from any kind of harm. Brisbane Catholic Education makes every effort to ensure that all Student Protection legislative requirements are adhered to. This includes meeting the accreditation requirements of the Non-State School Accreditation Board, which has approved the Student Protection processes to be used in schools.

Student Protection staff within the Brisbane Catholic Office have a role in assisting schools to discharge their Student Protection responsibilities.  Two Student Protection Officers with a background in social work and human services assist schools and Brisbane Catholic Education Office personnel in the identification and management of cases of student harm. Student Protection services are available to students in our schools and their families.

Student Protection staff within the Brisbane Catholic Education Office also carry out an educative role in relation to staff Student Protection training and other Student Protection strategies.

Before commencing your role as a volunteer or other personnel in a Brisbane Catholic Education school, you are required to:

1. Download and read the Code of Conduct for Volunteers and Other Personnel.

2. Complete the Volunteer and Other Personnel Registration Form once you have completed the training and hand in to our College Reception. The mandatory training for volunteers can be found via the link below:

Student Protection and Code of Conduct Training for Volunteers and Other Personnel​

Volunteer New or Renewal Application (Valid to 30 June 2017)

Student Protection Processes/Complaints Processes:

Complaints Procedures for Non-compliance with Brisbane Catholic Education's Student Protection Processes

There are currently five student protection contacts at San Sisto College:

Shelley Hamilton, Principal  shamilton@bne.catholic.edu.au

Anna Dore, Assistant Principal  adore@bne.catholic.edu.au

Elise Godwin, WELL Coordinator egodwin@bne.catholic.edu.au   

Kyra Greisbach, Guidance Counsellor kgreisbach@bne.catholic.edu.au

Kerry Kearns, Guidance Counsellor kkearns@bne.catholic.edu.au ​​​​