Welcome to the St Thomas Aquinas College community.

The College recognises the integral role that volunteers within the College play and actively seeks to develop structures and procedures that encourage members of our College community (parents, carers, families, alumni, friends of the College and other community representatives) to become actively involved in the life of the College.  

Any member of our community wishing to become a volunteer at the College will need to be listed on our Volunteers Register prior to performing any volunteer duties. All new and existing volunteers are required to review the Volunteer Engagement Handbook, complete the forms included and view the Volunteer Induction Presentation prior to commencing any duties.

The Child Safe Standards requires the College to gather, verify and record a person’s history of work involving children. The Working with Children Act 2005 (Victoria) requires that any person engaging in child related work must have a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC). The College takes child safety very seriously, and for this reason, volunteers are required to obtain a WWCC before commencing at the College in a volunteer role.  

 I would like to thank you for your understanding, commitment to child safety within the College community and your continued support as a volunteer.  

 If you have any further questions regarding the policy documents, the Child Safe Standards or this please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Kieran O’Dwyer
Acting Principal