Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary School (OLSH) is committed to providing a child safe environment where all children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability and or vulnerable children. OLSH has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Our Commitment Statement to create a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal children, students, and their families is: At OLSH, we commit to creating a culturally safe environment that is inclusive and respectful of Aboriginal culture, views and beliefs. We do this by:
Actively supporting Aboriginal students to express their identity
Recognising that each student has their own unique strengths and challenges
Demonstrating zero tolerance towards unconscious bias and racism in our community
Keeping students free from harm and abuse by adopting measures to ensure racism, bias and discrimination is identified, confronted and not tolerated
Including Aboriginal history and culture in curriculum planning
Valuing the importance of historical accuracy in the content we teach
At OLSH Mrs Gallagher is the appointed Child Safety Officer. Mrs Gallagher can be contacted by calling the school on (03) 5025 2258.
OLSH operates with the consent of the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat and is owned, operated and governed by Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited (DOBCEL).