Child Safety Program

St Columba’s College is a Mary Aikenhead Ministry College that operates in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity.

We are called to develop in each member of our community a contemporary understanding and application of the charism of Mary Aikenhead and the spirituality of the Sisters of Charity, and the Mary Aikenhead Ministries’ mission, vision and values of justice, love, compassion and hope.

St Columba’s College is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where children and young people are safe and feel safe to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.

Please see the links below to read about St Columba’s College’s commitment to Child Protection laws:

Child Safe Code of Conduct

Child Safe Policy

Engaging Families in Child Safety Policy

Staff and Students Professional Boundaries

Procedures for Managing Child Safety Incidents or Concerns at/or Involving St Columba’s College Staff, Volunteers or Contractors

Procedures for Responding and Reporting Child Safety Incidents or Concerns

 

St Columba’s College Child Safety Officers

Ms Brigitte McDonald, Deputy Principal
mcdonaldb@columba.vic.edu.au

Ms Rebecca Spiteri, Head of Students
spiterir@columba.vic.edu.au

Ms Oliviah Chitima, Student Counsellor
chitimao@columba.vic.edu.au

 

Information Sharing

The Victorian Government has introduced reforms through new legislation that aim to remove barriers to information sharing, and enable services and organisations to work together more effectively to support the wellbeing and safety of children, and reduce family violence.

Requests for information from prescribed Information Sharing Entities related to the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) or Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) should be made in writing to childinfosharing@columba.vic.edu.au, where practicable.

Contact details

Email: childinfosharing@columba.vic.edu.au

Phone: (03) 9337 5311

Further information regarding the reforms can be found in the Information sharing and MARAM reforms section of the Victorian Government website.