At St Thomas’, we have a number of policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that all work in accordance with, and support, all relevant Queensland child protection legislation. All are available via the BCE Policies section of this website and are communicated at various stages throughout the year.
Each year, the school delivers the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum throughout Semester 2. The Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum aims to assist students to Recognise, React and Report potentially dangerous situations. Through the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum, teachers will deliver important learning experiences, informed by current safety education research that will assist students to better manage their own safety. Parent guides are available on the Parent Portal and a Parent Information Session is facilitated by the school’s Guidance Counsellor in Term 3 each year.
Each year our school participates in the National Day against Bullying and Violence. At St Thomas’, we say Bullying. No Way! every day of the year. The resources provided by NDA are used by the school in supporting our Student Behaviour Support Plan, which outlines the school’s process for dealing with bullying. The Bullying. No Way! website provides wonderful resources for schools and parents.