Child Safety at St Thomas Aquinas College

St Thomas Aquinas College seeks to provide its students with a complete education that takes in the whole of human development: spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical, in accordance with the example and teachings of Jesus Christ.

For this reason, child safety and student wellbeing are an integral part of the College’s commitment. We want children to be safe, pure, happy and equipped to protect their purity and wellbeing; therefore we are committed to the safety, participation and equipping of all students, including any children in our care beyond school enrolments, so that they can feel safe, protected and formed in the love of holy purity after the example of the saints.

We have zero tolerance for child abuse or exploitation. Our Lord Jesus Christ abhorred anything that would endanger the purity of children and entrusted adults with the duty of protecting them from anything that would harm their innocence (Matt 18:6). Therefore, every person involved in the College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

The College Deputy Principal is the designated Child Safety Officer.  However, members of the public can also contact the Principal or a member of the College Board of Directors at any time if they have child safety concerns regarding a College student.