Your children and their safety and wellbeing are our priority. St Bernard’s School is committed to the protection of all our students from harm and abuse. For information on Student Protection, including our school Student Protection contacts, please click on the PDF's document below.
Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy
Student Protection Policy.
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct BERNI
It is imperative that all volunteers, including parents, who are working in the school and are directly in contact with children, complete the mandatory Student Protection and Code of Conduct training every year. In previous years the school has supplied volunteers with a hard copy of the training and requested them to sign a confirmation statement indicating that they have read the document and agreed to comply with the content within the manual. Recently Brisbane Catholic Education has consolidated the previous separate training resources and Code of Conduct for Volunteers and Other Personnel into a single training module which is to be completed online. Please click on the following link to access the document, “Volunteer and Other Personnel Student Protection and Code of Conduct Training", which is via the BCE public website.
Volunteers will need to undertake the training utilising the online resource. All volunteers are required to submit a signed “Volunteer and Other Personnel Register Form" as evidence that the training requirements have been completed. This should be returned to the school office via email and is only accessible once the online training has been completed.
All volunteers and other personnel, e.g. visiting Speech Pathologists, specialists, sporting coaches, grandparents, etc., are required to hold a 'Positive Issue Blue Card for Working with Children'. Parents of students at the school are exempt from the requirement to hold this Blue Card.
While some people may find accessing the new training materials online an imposition, please remember that these mandatory requirements are in place solely for the safety and wellbeing of children.