Child Safety

St. Joseph’s Primary School holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility. Central to the mission is an unequivocal commitment to fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of children and young people and providing them with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Mrs. Maryanne Evans has been appointed as Child Protection Officer for St. Joseph’s Primary School.

Mrs. Evans can be contacted by calling the school office on (03) 5561 1343 or email any queries to

Child Safety Policies and Guidelines

CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety

Child Safety Policy

Child Safety Policy-Student Version

Grievance Policy

Grievance Procedures for Schools Families and Students

Mandatory Reporting Guidelines

Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Policy

Protecting Children From Abuse

St Josephs Primary School Code of Conduct

Working with Children Check

Parents and volunteers are encouraged to support St. Joseph’s Primary School and our students by volunteering their time to help in classrooms, school events, excursions, canteen and various other times as invited by the school.  In 2008, new State Legislation required volunteers working with children in Victoria to have a current Working with Children Check (WWC Check).

If you would like to volunteer your time at St. Joseph’s Primary School for any purpose/event, you will need a current Working with Children Check (WWCC), this is Victorian Government legislation.

Working With Children Check website