Student Safety

The safety of the students within our care is without a doubt our highest priority!

Site Security

We take pride in being one of the most secure campuses in Adelaide with our high fences, direct visibility of main access points as well as intercom access at our front and rear gates. We definitely do not want strangers to be able to freely and easily access our campus nor do we want any of our students to make their way out during the school day.

Police Clearances

Our entire school staff (including part-time, contract and casual team members) have all met appropriate police clearance levels to enable them to work with children as have our volunteers and any worker who comes onto our site during periods where children may be present.

Social Media

We hold education sessions in conjunction with the South Australian Police to provide our students with up to date information about staying safe on social media. We are planning to extend these sessions to our parent community in the near future.

Parents are reminded that the minimum age for opening a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, or Snapchat account is 13, while Kik users under 17 need parental permission. And it is even older for Vine, Tinder, Yik Yak and YouTube.  For their own safety, we strongly discourage students being active on any form of social media prior to the minimum age requirements.

If you would like to find out more information about setting up parental controls on your devices at home, using child-friendly search engines such as Google Kids or would like to find out about some of the social media platforms that you are a little unsure of, please visit our helpful Parent Resource section on this website.

School Policies

We have policies in place to ensure that our students, staff and parents feel safe and protected in all dealings with our school. Our policies have been written to ensure that student/parent/staff wellbeing is protected, to deliver a consistent approach to management and to communicate clear expectations of behaviour on topics such as attendance, uniforms, homework and first aid. All forms of harassment and physical and emotional harm are not tolerated at our school and our expectations and management processes are outlined clearly in our Bullying and Harassment Policy.

Each year, we are mindful of the need to keep parents and carers informed about our policies and procedures relating to Child Protection. In particular, we draw your attention to the following procedures from Families SA regarding reporting child abuse and neglect. While anyone can report suspicions of abuse or neglect, the Children's Protection Act 1993 lists a range of people who are mandated notifiers, recognising the multiple contexts in which children participate and the varying roles of community members in children's lives. Reports can be made in the following ways:

  • Immediate life threatening situations call SAPOL on emergency number : 000
  • Online child protection reporting system: www.reportchildabuse.families.sa.gov.au
  • Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) on 131 478

Below are some links to several policies, which you may be interested in accessing:

Find Us

114 Glen Osmond Road, PARKSIDE     ph. (08) 8272 2368     info@raph.catholic.edu.au      www.raph.catholic.edu.au