Pastoral Care

eSafe Update
We installed the eSafe program on all student computers last term to safeguard them from online danger and assure parents that their children are not at risk. The trial will continue for the remainder of the year.

Ensuring that students are engaging in safe cyber practices is vitally important to their wellbeing. Recent data published by Task Force Argos indicates that we need to be active in educating them on safe online practices. One in Four children under the age 12 has reported being stalked online and 24% of children between the ages of 8 and 12 reported having inappropriate contact from strangers. The average age of children being expose to inappropriate images is now eight years.

ESafe is a very useful tool in supporting our education of your children about safe and responsible use of the internet. It also has the ability to determine risk factors early so intervention can be fast and effective. Each student’s wellbeing is high on educators’ agenda and this program is providing us with accurate data for measuring and assessing the needs of students at the College.

The College receives a comprehensive daily report of all online activity which is viewed by one of the Deputy Principals. In all cases where inappropriate activity has been recorded, parents are contacted and appropriate remedial education with their children is arranged. So far we have found parents are very appreciative of this vital online monitoring service.

Uniform Update
The College has decided to add long navy pants to the uniform choices for Secondary Campus girls. This contemporary move is in response to requests from both parents and students. The Uniform Shop has sizing samples available and the stock will be ordered in as required.

Robern Hinchliffe
Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care