Policies & Reports

Saint Ignatius' College is an educational community committed to providing an environment where all members feel safe and secure and are safe and secure.

We strive to ensure our standards of Child Protection are the best possible and encourage all members of the community to learn more about our policies for protecting young people by examining the Church's, the Archdiocese's and the School's policies.

 

Fr Robert Davoren SJ
RECTOR

Child Protection and Policy Guidelines

Any humane society is under an obligation to protect its more vulnerable members.

The policy document on this page focuses on the children in our charge. Christians are obliged to care for their neighbour, but in a special way to also protect the weak and the innocent. The sad facts of child abuse are well known, as such any institution that accommodates young people must take special care to assure their security and safety.

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Creating a Safe Environment in Jesuit Schools

Principles, Protocols & Standards of Practice

The Australian Jesuit Province and institutions, including Jesuit schools, subscribe to the principles, protocols and standards of practice in the documents titled Towards Healing and Integrity in Ministry.

The policy document below details these principles, protocols and standards of practice for Jesuit institutions in Australia, and more particularly for Jesuit schools.

In addition, each Jesuit school has its own specific set of child protection guidelines, which supplement to the Province-wide statement of policy taking into account the particular circumstances of each school and relevant State legislative requirements.

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Privacy Policy

The College is bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.  In line with this, this Privacy Policy outlines how Saint Ignatius' College uses and manages personal information provided to or collected by it.

The College may, from time to time, review and update this Privacy Policy to take into account new laws and technologies, changes to its operations and practices and to make sure the policy remains appropriate to the changing school environment.

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Co-curricular and Code of Conduct Policy

A full involvement in the Co-curricular Program of Saint Ignatius' College is vital for all students.

Jesuit Education is concerned with the development of the whole person, and so a genuine participation in the Co-curricular Program at Saint Ignatius' College is a central and obligatory element of our educational process.

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Anti-Harassment Policy

The main aim of Saint Ignatius' College's harassment policies and programmes is to encourage students and teachers to behave with care, courtesy and consideration towards others at all times and to follow grievance procedures that are understood and supported by the whole school community.

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Information and Communication Acceptable Use Policy

The College's computer network is an educational and business facility provided by the College to be used primarily for educational or business purposes. College employees and students, therefore, have a responsibility to use these resources in an appropriate, ethical, professional and lawful manner.

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General Public and Products Liability

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Students’ Positive Resolution Policy

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Absenteeism Policy (Junior School)

1 When a child is to be absent from school the parent or guardian should advise the school.

1.1 For a lengthy absence a written note is required requesting dates of absences. This would cover cases involving lengthy illnesses, holidays etc.

1.2 For casual absences, a telephoned message or a written message to the school between 8.30 am and 9.00 am will be sufficient. The messages will be recorded by the staff in the Front Office.

2 When a child is absent from school the absence is to be reported by the classroom teacher to the Front Office before 9.15 am and the matter recorded in the Absentee Book.

2.1 Telephone lists and absentee lists will be compared.

2.2 In the case of any discrepancy in the records the school will contact the parent or guardian by telephone as soon as practicable after 9.30 am to alert the parent or guardian to the absence and to verify the reason.

3 By using these procedures it is hoped that parents/guardians will be advised as soon as practicable of their children’s absences from school, and in case of missing children, early action may be taken by parents/guardians to discover their children’s whereabouts.

4 The College Diary should always be used as the preferred means of communication between home and school unless of a personal nature.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency - Public Report 2016/2017

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Commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People

The Society of Jesus, often referred to as "the Jesuits", was founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola more than 450 years ago. It is an international Catholic men’s religious order comprising priests, brothers and those in formation for these roles. The Australian Province of the Society had its beginnings with the arrival of the first Jesuits to Australia in 1848. Jesuits, lay staff and volunteers from the Province now minister throughout Australia and the world.

Since it began, the Province’s educational, social, spirituality and pastoral ministries have served children and young people under 18 as well as adults. We  are committed to safeguarding the children and young people in our care.

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Contact Information

Fr Rob Davoren SJ
The Rector
8334 9300
2 Manresa Court, Athelstone 5076

Senior School

Mr Peter Coffey
Head of Senior School
8334 9321

Junior School

Mr Shaun Fitzpatrick
Head of Junior School
8130 7110

A catholic, co-educational school conducted by the Jesuits.