School Improvement Surveys - This year our school will be participating in a School Review and Improvement Survey managed by Research Australia Development and Innovation Institute (RADII). As well as school staff and students from Years 5 - 6, all parents are invited to participate in the survey. The survey provides valuable feedback for the future directions of our school.
On Monday, 23 July 2018, RADII will send all parents a personalized invitation to complete the survey online.
We encourage all participants to be very honest in their responses to the surveys. All responses go directly to RADII so they are confidential and anonymous. When the surveys are completed, and responses aggregated by RADII, overall data is sent to us so that we can then share the findings with you.
St Patrick’s Care Group — This year, as a sub-committee to the P&F ‘St Patrick’s Care Group’is being formed. St Patrick’s Care Group will provide support to new and existing families of our school. If you are interested in being a part of this group, please contact Lisa Hansford (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to hearing about the school and community relationships this group will nurture.
Student Protection at St Patrick’s School— One of the most important concerns of our school community is the health, safety and wellbeing of our students. St Patrick's School has a number of specific child protection responsibilities which are detailed in the Student Protection Processes and Guidelines, available on the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Website along with other information for parents and caregivers: https://www.twb.catholic.edu.au/parents-and-community/student-protection/
In addition to all staff being trained in student protection, we also have two staff members specially trained to assist with student protection concerns. These ‘School Student Protection Contacts’ (SSPCs) are displayed on posters around the school. Our SSPC’s for 2018 are Miss Donnelly and Mr Maher. Students can speak to these teachers if they have any worries about their own safety or wellbeing, or that of a classmate. They can also speak to our school counsellor ; Jayne.