Student Protection

See Also: Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy


Recognise, React, ReportAt St Mary’s School the safety and wellbeing of our students is our highest priority. All children should grow up free of violence or exploitation and be able to learn in a safe and supported environment. Schools have a number of specific child protection reporting obligations that are detailed in our Student Protection Processes and Guidelines.

If a student wants to talk to someone about harm, abuse or inappropriate behaviour toward themselves or others, they can speak to a trusted staff member or one of our School Student Protection Contacts (SSPCs). The SSPCs receive additional training and are identified in the student protection posters displayed around the school.

Summary documents have been developed for parents and caregivers about our student protection obligations and our broader strategy for maintain safe school environments.

Further information on all of the above topics can be found on the Toowoomba Catholic Schools website at


Student Protection Contacts
Toowoomba Catholic Education has a number of staff members who students can talk to when they are upset or feeling unsafe. These people are known as the Student Protection Contacts.

Our Student Protection Contacts are:

  • Kirsty Lines,
  • Emily Wright and
  • Mr Michael Ward


Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum
Toowoomba Catholic Education is proud to support and implement the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum.  Information around the curriculum can be found by visiting the Daniel Morcombe Foundation website at:

You can also view the video below of Bruce and Denise Morcombe discussing the importance of the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum and ways that parents can talk about safety with their children at home.


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