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Family Zone - An Evening with Cyber Safety Expert

Family Zone – A Parent Evening with Cyber Safety Expert Brett Lee

The College is partnering with Family Zone, one of Australia’s leading cyber safety platforms. Family Zone is a complete online cyber safety solution that protects your children at school, at home and when they are out and about. Family Zone works alongside existing school internet filtering with the added benefit of at-home and mobile protection. An information evening, including a presentation by cyber safety expert Brett Lee, will take place on Tuesday, 22 May from 6.30pm to 8pm in the College Auditorium. To register for the evening and for further information about Family Zone, please click here.

Student Protection Information

Cannon Hill Anglican College recognises that protecting students from harm and the risk of harm is fundamental to maximising their personal and academic potential. For this reason, the welfare and best interest of our students will always be a primary consideration.

The College has in place a comprehensive Student Protection Policy which is regularly articulated to staff and students. This policy covers the actions to be taken if a student, member of staff or parent becomes aware or reasonably suspects that harm or likely harm has been done to a student of the College by other staff, people outside the school or by other students. The policy also includes what action students can take if they are not feeling safe. This is articulated in the Student Diary (page 25)  and can also be accessed via the Parent Lounge.

The Student Protection in Anglican Schools Policy and The Student Protection in Anglican Schools Procedures were reviewed and updated in February 2018. Along with the Protocol for Dealing with Complaints of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault or Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour, these documents can be found on the College website and hard copies are held at Student Reception (Primary and Secondary). Parents are welcome to access them at any time.

The Anglican Schools Office along with the Office of Professional Standards, Anglican Church Southern Queensland have prepared resources to assist parents and staff to understand these changes and the implications for families and the College.

I would also like to draw your attention to the Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy. The purpose of the Strategy is to help to identify potential risks of harm to children and young people and to implement strategies to minimise these risks. A well-developed strategy will assist the College to achieve its objectives by providing a clear and consistent framework to guide and support all members of the College community. The Strategy was reviewed in 2017 and is available on the College website and Parent Lounge.

If you require further information, please contact the College’s Student Protection Officers. They are:

Mr Dave Pavish, Assistant Principal (07 3896 0440)
Mrs Meggy Delaunay, College Psychologist (07 3896 0441)
Mrs Desiree Duvenage, Teacher Life and Faith (07 3896 0418)
Mr Rob Hawkin, Teacher ITD (07 3896 0483)
Mrs Elizabeth Chaplain, Director of Primary (07 3906 2752)
Mrs Anita Spencer, Acting Deputy Director of Primary (07 3906 2742)
Mr Chris Williams, Teacher Primary (07 3906 2750)

Parenting Ideas – Talking to Children Makes Them Smart

Parenting Ideas expert Michael Grose suggests that by engaging children regularly in conversation, parents can impart their knowledge, wisdom and thoughts while gaining access to the way their children think. In the following article, he outlines a number of strategies to get the chat going at home. Click here to read the full article.

Dave Pavish
Assistant Principal