Deputy Principal | Mr Chris Ryan
Child Protection Week
This week we have joined communities throughout Australia in acknowledging Child Protection Week. During this time, Edmund Rice Education Australia have launched their Child Safeguarding Standards Framework. This is a comprehensive document which will continue to guide and support our best practice in promoting a safe community for our young people. The framework includes multiple layers of considerations for compliance policy and procedure and the enhancement of a pastoral culture and atmosphere of care for the students of Terrace. The College’s Blue Card working with children register and systems have successfully been externally audited this year, and we continue to invest in personnel and processes which work to help make Terrace a safe place to play, learn and develop. I take this opportunity in Child Protection Week to thank and acknowledge all staff for their commitment to the protection of our students. A special thank you to our pastoral team, including three full time counsellors and Human Resources and Compliance team that supports our system processes. All of our policy and guideline documentation concerning Child Protection may be viewed on the College website under About Us/Policies.
Congratulations to Mr Michael MacDermott and Mr Rob Sweeper on their appointments to the positions of Head of Business and Technology Faculty and Head of Human Movements Faculty respectively. Both gentlemen bring substantial experience and professional commitment to these roles and we wish them well.
Congratulations to Ms Michelle George who has been appointed to the inaugural role of Subject Coordinator of Literature. This new Senior school subject is growing quickly at Terrace and Ms George brings extensive experience to this role and we wish her every success.