Aquinas Catholic College Menai

Child Protection Policy

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY 

  • This school complies with all requirements of the NSW Child Protection Legislative Reform Package 1998. This includes:
    • Requirements to collect declarations from all paid employees and volunteer helpers who undertake tasks on behalf of the school that may involve unsupervised contact with students. If you wish to volunteer for such tasks at this school you will be required to sign such a declaration.
    • Undertaking the Working with Children Check (employment screening) for paid employees of the school.
    • Making notifications of ‘risk of harm’ or abuse to students to the Department of Community Services as per mandatory reporting laws (see attached brochure).
    • Managing allegations of child abuse against employees of the school according to the requirements of the NSW Ombudsman and the Commission for Children and Young People.
    • Ensuring that all paid employees or volunteers are appropriately informed of their obligations under the legislation.
  • This school also applies curriculum and pastoral practice to ensure the safety and well being of students attending the school.

 

VOLUNTEERS 

  • Child Protection legislation requires that all those who undertake volunteer tasks on behalf of the school, where those tasks may involve unsupervised contact with students, must sign a Prohibited Employment Declaration.
  • This means that the volunteer must not be a prohibited person (i.e. have been convicted of a serious sex crime) and must sign the declaration accordingly.

This school will require you to sign the declaration if you are intending to volunteer to undertake tasks on behalf of the school where unsupervised contact with students is possible

 

In 2018 Aquinas Catholic College is undertaking a new student information system called Compass.
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2018 New Student Information System - COMPASS

In 2018 Aquinas Catholic College is undertaking a new student information system called Compass.  It is a cloud-based program that will be implemented in all Sydney Catholic Schools, over the next 3 years.  At the beginning of this year we will be opening the Student and Parent Portals and you will have access to parts of Compass. Throughout 2018 you will be sent instructional guides and information about Compass via the College newsletter.  

 

The Compass Parent Portal is an integrated, online portal that allows you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child's progress. Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:

  • ​Monitor your child's attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness

  • Communicate with your child's teachers

  • Update your family contact information

  • View your child's timetable and the school calendar

  • Monitor your child's homework and assessment tasks

  • Download and view your child's Semester Reports and Progress Reports

  • Book Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

Early in Term 1 2018 every family will receive a unique printed Compass login letter, you will be sent an email notification alerting you to the arrival of the letter. Please ensure the letter is only opened by a parent and that the details are kept private. The letter will also provide you with the direct link to the Aquinas Compass Parent Portal and instruction for downloading the Compass App.

For more information please read the brochure, "Welcome to Compass - a guide for Parents and Families" found here: tinyurl.com/SecondaryParentBrochure

 

 

 

 

Xt3 Advent Calendar 2017

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 87% of subjects above state average

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 61% of subjects more than 5% above state average

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 72 Band 6s / E4s

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 253 Band 5s / E3s

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 325 Band 5s / 6s or E3s / E4s

College Dux Gia Di Pietro

HSC Results  99.30

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Aquinas Catholic College Menai is a co-educational, Years 7-12, Catholic High school, established in 1993. The present accommodation includes the Administration Building, College library, general classrooms and the full range of specialist rooms.

 

 

Celebrating 25 Years of being ‘Enlivened by the  Spirit’

 

 

 


 

99.3

College Dux Gia Di Pietro

87%

HSC subjects above state average

72

Band 6's / E4's

253

Band 5's / E3's

School New Bell Time 2018

2018 bell times will be as follows

Welcome Year 7

First Day at Aquinas

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