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.

Province Code of Conduct

In 2020 the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus released a new Code of Conduct associated with Child Protection and Professional Standards.  The Code built upon the recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and it was the result of an extended period of consultation and feedback from Stakeholders and Province ministries. 

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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.

Allergy Awareness & Management Policy

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Bushfire Management Policy

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Child Protection and Policy Guidelines

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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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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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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Critical Incident Policy

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Policy for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

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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Student Bullying and Harassment Policy

The aim of the Saint Ignatius’ College Student Bullying and Harassment Policy is to encourage students and teachers to act with care, courtesy, and consideration towards others at all times, and to follow support procedures that are understood by the whole College community.

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UV Protection Policy

This UV protection policy has been developed to:

  • encourage the entire College community to use a combination of sun-protection measures to avoid unsafe overexposure to UV radiation
  • ​work towards a safer College environment that provides adequate shade for students, staff, and the College community at appropriate times
  • ensure all students and staff have some UV radiation exposure for vitamin D
  • support students and staff in taking responsibility for their own protection from harmful UV
  • ensure that families and new staff are informed of the College’s UV protection policy.

The UV Protection Policy requires students and staff to use a combination of sun-protection measures for all outdoor activities in Term 1, Term 3 from 1 September, and Term 4. Sun-protection measures are strongly encouraged at other times when the UV reading is 3 or above.

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Contact Information

Mr Peter Coffey
8334 9300

Senior School

Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School
8334 9321

Junior School

Mr Nic Boys
Head of Junior School
8130 7110