Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan

Child Protection

St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace is committed to best practice in ensuring the safety and protection of all students. Please feel welcome to peruse the Edmund Rice Education Australia Child Protection Policy and Processes document which may be found on our website under About Us/Policies.

All non-teaching full-time, part time, contract, relief, seasonal and volunteer employees are required to register with Blue Card Services in order to work with young people at Terrace. A central register of these persons is kept. All of these persons are also required to complete an online training module about our Child Protection Policy and Processes every two years. Several hundred persons connected with our programs are presently completing this again.

Our full-time staff have regular onsite training about updates in legislation and advice on best practice in mandatory reporting. 

Our School Referral Officers for Child Protection matters are:

Dr Michael Carroll: College Principal
Mr Chris Ryan: Deputy Principal
Mr Damien Cuddihy: Acting Dean of Students
Mr Luke Gribble: Acting Dean of Waterford Place
Ms Jai-Leigh Beard: Counsellor
Mr Paul Antenucci: Counsellor
Mrs Natalie Twine: Counsellor

This year, we have also appointed Ms Katie White to the inaugural position of Compliance Manager. Ms White will work with Dr Carroll, Mr Adam Read and myself in overseeing matters of compliance, including Child Protection at the College.

Please always feel welcome to contact any of these members of staff or your son’s House Dean at any time.