Child Safe Schools



Child Safety is everyone's responsibility


At St Augustine’s Primary School we hold the care,safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central responsibility of our school. Our commitment is drawn from and inherent in the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of the gospel (CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety).

The Victorian government has introduced minimum Child Safe Standards into law to ensure organisations providing services for children create child safe environments. Our policies and procedures take into account relevant legislative requirements within the state of Victoria, including the specific requirements of the Victorian Child Safe Standards as set out in Ministerial Order No. 1359

There are ten minimum child safe standards with an overarching principle of inclusion which applies to each of the Standards. The intention of these Child Safe Standards is to make organisations, including schools, consider and address child abuse situations and risks in an integrated and proactive fashion.


Key Policy Documents


St Augustine’s Primary School has formalised policies and procedures to respond to the new Ministerial Standard.


Information relating to Melbourne Catholic Education’s commitment to the new Ministerial Standards is also available on the CECV Child Safety website and Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools 

Information relating to the Department of Education's support of staff and students is available on the Department of Education (DET) website.


Please use the following contact information if you would like to discuss our school’s Child Safety practices.

Principal: Carrie Rodda -

Deputy Principal: Nicole Quanchi -

Deputy Principal/Learning Diversity: Emma Ramsamy -

Learning Diversity/Wellbeing: Marian McGrath -