Seaholme Primary School is committed to respecting every person’s right and protecting the safety, wellbeing and welfare of all people associated with the school. Our school community recognises the importance of, and a responsibility for, ensuring our school is a safe, supportive and enriching environment which respects and fosters the dignity and self-esteem of children and young people, and enables them to thrive in their learning and development.
Seaholme Primary School is committed to promoting the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students with culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, students with a disability, international students, students who are unable to live at home and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LQBTIQ+) students. All staff, parents, carers, community members and students have a right to be treated with courtesy and dignity and to participate in a school that is safe, secure, supportive and free from bullying, harassment, discrimination, racism and intimidation.
The Code of Conduct aims to protect children and reduce any opportunities for child abuse or harm to occur. It also assists in understanding how to avoid or better manage risky behaviours and situations. It is intended to complement child protection legislation, Department policy, school policies and procedures and professional standards, codes or ethics as these apply to staff and other personnel. The Code of Conduct outlines the responsibilities of our staff members, parents, carers, community members, and students. The Code of Conduct is designed to promote appropriate and positive conduct and to prevent poor or anti-social behaviours.
The principal and school leaders of Seaholme Primary School will support the implementation and monitoring of the Code of Conduct, and will plan, implement and monitor arrangements to provide an inclusive, safe and orderly school and other learning environments. The principal and school leaders of Seaholme Primary School will also provide information and support to enable the Code of Conduct to operate effectively. We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour at our school or towards our staff or students. It is an offence to behave in a disorderly, violent or offensive way on Department premises or fail to leave the premises if directed to do so by the principal, or their nominee.
All staff, contractors, volunteers and any other member of the school community involved in child-related work are required to comply with the Code of Conduct by observing expectations for appropriate behaviour below. The Code of Conduct applies in all school situations, including school camps and in the use of digital technology and social media.
To successfully embed a culture of child safety, Seaholme Primary School has a commitment tozero tolerance of child abuse supported by the school council. This commitment is open and transparent, and shared by all members of the school community, including staff, school employees, contractors and volunteers, parents and families, visitors and students.