Aquinas Catholic College Menai

Image and Video Policy

Photos and video footage of students are used regularly by schools for a number of purposes and under current legislation this practice can continue.

 

a) Situations covered by the Standard Collection Notice. The Standard Collection Notice covers schools for the use of photo images in school or system-based publications. In the following cases the school is NOT required to collect any permission from students/families for the use of students images :

  • School newsletters
  • About Catholic Schools
  • School notice boards
  • Photos taken by an authorised member of the press e.g. when a local politician visits the school and brings a press photographer along.
  • Photo or video images taken by families at school functions.

These situations are generally for the purpose of praising or promoting the efforts of the student or the school, are not for the purpose of direct marketing and are a reasonably expected use of students images when enrolling at a school. However, any photos or video taken by families must be for personal use only and not posted in any public places outside of the school. 

  • Inform the school community of the impending use of photo or video via the newsletter
  • Afford families the right to inform the school of any issue that would negate the use of their child’s image in such a way.

 

b) Situations requiring specific permission. Any use of photos or video for the direct marketing of the school or system or for use in the public domain, require the school to obtain specific permission from families. Some examples include:

  • Paid advertisements in local newspapers
  • Any images that could be accessed via the world wide web.

 

These situations are, in most instances, for the purpose of directly marketing the school or for another purpose for which the school is required to obtain permission.

Parents/carers should notify the Principal immediately if any circumstance arises that would prevent the school from using their child’s photo or video images as outlined above.

In 2018 Aquinas Catholic College is undertaking a new student information system called Compass.
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