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  • Our students are our core focus, we recognize our Godly call to build, develop and protect our students. 

  • The dignity and care of students are embedded in the culture of the school. The school’s approach to teaching and learning promote positive discipline and safe space in which students are able to communicate their concerns.

Types of Harm

Physical Harm: where a student suffers or is likely to suffer serious bodily harm from an injury or pattern of injuries inflicted by a student's parent, caregiver or any other person.  

Sexual Harm: where there is any sexual activity with a student perpetrated by another student or adult, regardless if there is criminal intent on behalf of the person causing harm or not. Sexual harm can be through:

  • non-physical contact such as social media. 

  • physical contact.

  • Grooming is befriending to gain their trust for the purpose of sexual abuse.

Emotional Harm: where a student’s confidence and self-esteem are intentionally or unintentionally damaged by a parent or caregiver, resulting in significant emotional disturbance or trauma.

Neglect: where a student's parent or caregiver fails to provide a student with the basic needs for his or her proper growth and development, such as food, clothing, shelter, education, medical/dental care, and adequate supervision.

Exploitation: where there is the intentional ill-treatment, manipulation or abuse of power and control over a student.

Self-harm: where a student causes harm to themselves or engages in high risk-taking behaviours such as suicidal ideation, cutting, drug and alcohol abuse.

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