At Westbourne Grammar School, we have zero tolerance for child abuse, racism and discrimination. We are committed to acting in a child’s and young person’s best interest, wellbeing and in keeping them safe from harm. The school regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws, regulations and maintaining a child safe culture.
Westbourne Grammar School is committed to the protection of children and young people from all forms of child abuse and demonstrates this commitment through the implementation of comprehensive Child Safety and Wellbeing Programs designed to keep children and young people safe.
Westbourne Grammar School is committed to embedding a respectful and inclusive culture, creating environments where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is authentically acknowledged and celebrated, where children and young people, families and community members are welcoming and included.
To achieve this, the school will:
Westbourne Grammar School is committed to embedding an inclusive and respectful environment where diversity and equity of all children and young people are valued.
To achieve this, the school will:
Westbourne Grammar School is committed to embedding a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment, where our students feel valued, respected, and their voices are heard. Student participation and empowerment are crucial aspects in developing resilient and respectful young people; Shaping Learners Who Inspire the World.
Three key principles underpin the participation and empowerment of students:
Part of creating and maintaining a child safe environment at the school for all students is ensuring that all students:
The school actively seeks to understand what makes students feel safe in our school and regularly communicate with students about what they can do if they feel unsafe.
The school recognises the importance of friendships and encourage respectful relationships, strong friendships and support from peers.
Child protection is everyone’s responsibility. All members of the School Board, Staff, Homestay families as well as Direct Contact Volunteers have a shared responsibility for contributing to the safety and protection of children and young adults
At Westbourne Grammar School, we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in a child’s best interest and in keeping them safe from harm. The School regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintain a child safe culture.
The School has implemented Child Safe policies and procedures in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.
A number of senior staff members have been nominated as Child Safety Officers. They are the first point of contact for raising child protection concerns within the School. They are also responsible for championing child protection with the School and assisting in coordinating responses to child protection incidents.
Contact details for our Child Safety Officers are listed below:
Ms Watters, Acting Head of Junior School
Ms Elliott, Head of Amici ELC and Winjeel Campus (P -2)
Ms Woodall, Head of Verdon Campus (Yrs 3 -6)
Ms Ahuja, Head of Senior School
Mr Rose, Deputy Head of Senior School
e: rose. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Jenkins, Yrs 10 – 12 Year Level Director
Mr Power, Director of Year 9
Mrs Gauci, Yrs 7 – 8 Year level Director
Westbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
Mr O’Dwyer, WSAC Facilities Manager