The Seventh-day Adventist Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program assists our school communities to support the wellbeing of their students, including strengthening values, providing greater pastoral care and enhancing engagement with the broader community.
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Students are able to contact the chaplain directly for a meeting. It is necessary that the chaplain contact the parent and let them know that such a request has made and ask for permission to go ahead.
Parents may contact the chaplain by phone and request that he or she meet with their child.
As a Christian school, the Hurstville Adventist School will be conducted under the beliefs of Christianity and The Seventh-Day Adventist Church. It is understood that families of students attending this school knowingly have enrolled and sent their children with the understanding that Christian values and beliefs will be taught. Any programs run by the chaplain involving the whole school are compulsory.
If parents and carers have any complaints they are welcome to discuss the matter with the school principal who will provide the complaints forms if required.
A report is prepared and presented to both the Home and School Committee and the Board of Management each year. Both bodies endorsed that the program will continue in 2016. Parents and students are also given the opportunity to have their say by completing a survey.
Seventh-day Adventist Schools NSW have made child safety a priority in its response to the new Child Safe Standards.
There are 6 public facing documents on the linked website sharing the child safe responsibilities and expectations across our school and college communities.
There is an overarching Child Safe Policy driving the other processes and procedures in our schools and colleges.
Within these documents, you will find codes of conduct and professional boundaries for adults and staff as well as a code of conduct for students.
These documents provide the platform for any member of the school or college community to response to and report a child safe incident or concern. It also provides guidance on how to manage child safe complaints.
With these six public facing documents the school or college community will know what is appropriate and acceptable in relation to child safe matters.