Student Protection Processes

​The person of each individual human being, in his or her material and spiritual needs, is at the heart of Christ’s teaching; that is why the promotion of the human person is the goal of the Catholic school. (The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium #9)

Catholic schools are committed to ensuring the young people in our schools are safe and protected from harm. Appropriate and responsive interventions by schools, and especially Catholic schools, can provide hope to, and foster resilience in students who may be at risk by protecting them from harm and supporting their healing.

Student protection is integral to learning and teaching. Safety, security and nurture are fundamental human rights and needs. These rights and needs underpin students’ capacity for learning and maximise potential for personal development ultimately enhancing their wellbeing and life opportunities.

St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School is governed by the official document “Student Protection Processes” (19 January 2015). This document of processes for Catholic schools administered by Brisbane Catholic Education has been produced to ensure that appropriate responses are made whenever matters of student protection concern come to the attention of staff. The processes laid down are intended to ensure that the steps taken at all levels will result in prompt, professional, sensitive and appropriate action being taken by Brisbane Catholic Education personnel in schools and at the Brisbane Catholic Education Office. 

St Joachim's has three Student Protection Contacts;
Mrs Christine Ioannides - Principal
Ms Lauren Phillips - Guidance Counsellor​
Mr Daniel Hodge - APRE