Safety and Wellbeing

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Our school is a place where safety and wellbeing is a responsibility of the whole school community.

Safety and wellbeing are implemented in an atmosphere of friendship and tolerance and we strive to include all members of the community.  We are committed to the development of policies and practices in the following areas of Pastoral Care:
 
Child Protection

St Martin de Porres School is a place where students have the right to learn and feel safe.

Catholic Police Clearance

All staff, parents and caregivers who help at our school need to complete a Catholic Police Clearance and be registered as a volunteer. There is no extra cost to become a registered volunteer and once you have your police clearance (which can take some weeks to be processed and is valid for three years) you are able to accompany children on an excursion, help in the classroom, canteen or in any way have contact with the students. Catholic Police Clearance application forms are available from the front office.

Developing Personal Responsibility

Our school is a place where students are taught and supported to manage their own behaviour. This is carried out in the light of Gospel values. 

The focus is on building positive relationships based on respect, responsibility and restorative practice through reconciliation.

Bullying and Harassment

St Martin de Porres School is a place where every student has the right to be free from harassment and bullying.

We take a proactive approach to deal with bullying and harassment. Our policy details how the school deals with incidents that involve bullying and harassment. In light of our Gospel values it is important to restore the relationships between students as part of this work. In addition, building resilience in students is a powerful way to help them manage in situations and empower them to become strong advocates for themselves and others around them.

Gender and Equity

We recognise with the presence of God, our community is a place where learning and opportunities are not constrained by gender and equity.

School grounds

The school ground is completely fenced to ensure the students are safe during the school day. There are four gates to enter and exit the school, which are closed at 9.00 am and re-open at approximately 3.00pm.

During school hours access to the grounds is via the front office only. All visitors to the school, including parent/caregivers and helpers, are required to sign in at the front office and to wear a visitor’s badge while on the school premises.

School Hours

School commences      8:55am
Recess                          10:50am – 11.20am
Lunch                            12:50pm – 1:40pm
School concludes         3:20pm (Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri)
                                         3:00pm Tuesday

Car Park

The school is served very well with 70 car parking spaces of which 11 are dedicated to ‘Kiss ‘n Go’. The safety of all concerned (especially the students) is paramount, therefore it is incumbent upon everyone to drive safely when making use of the car park.

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