Catholic Education takes student protection matters seriously. A commitment to the protection of children and young people and upholding of their right to a safe and secure environment is critical to educational experience.
Student Protection is a matter for all who are a part of the OLHOC community; staff and parents alike. We take a proactive approach to student protection, providing staff and parents with annual training.
Where the school principal is provided with documentation regarding family or parenting orders which are in place, the school staff will make every effort to ensure that such orders are adhered to in accordance with the conditions outlined.
Parents are advised that the school staff will under no circumstances take sides in such matters and will only act on the directions given by a court of law. It is up to the parents concerned to resolve the legal aspects in such cases and to provide the school principal with written proof of any alterations to decisions as handed down by the courts.
Parents are advised that the school can only act legally as per the directions outlined in legal documentation. The school expects parents to make arrangements for exchange of children at a venue off the school site.
It is important that parents inform the office staff of any changes in address, contact names, telephone numbers or other particulars that were provided on the original enrolment form. This information must be given to the school staff, as accurate enrolment details are essential to the well-being of students. School staff need to be informed of any change as speedily as possible.