Privacy Collection Notice
With the introduction of the Privacy Act (December 2001) it is important that parents are aware of the ways in which we may use the information we have on file. The following Collection Notice indicates the possible uses of this information.
1. The school collects personal information, including sensitive information about pupils and parents or guardians before and during the course of a pupilís enrolment at the school. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the school to provide schooling for your son/daughter.
2. Some of the information we collect is to satisfy the schoolís legal obligations, particularly to enable the school to discharge its duty of care.
3. Certain laws governing or relating to the operation of schools require that certain information be collected. These include Public Health laws.
4. Health information about pupils is sensitive information within the terms of the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act. We ask you to provide medical reports about pupils from time to time.
5. The school from time to time discloses personal and sensitive information to others for administrative and educational purposes. This includes to other schools, government departments, Catholic Education Office, the Catholic Education Commission, your local diocese and the parish, medical practitioners, and people providing to the school including specialist teachers, sports coaches and volunteers.
6. If we do not obtain the information referred to above we may not be able to enrol or continue the enrolment of your son/daughter.
7. Personal information collected from pupils is regularly disclosed to their parents or guardians. On occasions information such as academic and sporting achievements, pupil activities and other news is published in the school newsletters, magazines and in the local press.
8. Each year photographs are taken of the students, which are used in newsletters, the school magazines, student files, the local press and public relations.
9. Parents may seek access to personal information collected about them. However, there will be occasions when access is denied. Such occasions would include where access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others, where access may result in a breach of the schoolís duty of care to the pupil, or where pupils have provided information in confidence.
10. If you provide the school with personal information of others, such as doctors or emergency contacts, we encourage you to inform them that you are disclosing that information to the school and why the school does not usually disclose the information to third parties.
Unless parents instruct us otherwise we assume permission to use the information in the ways outlined above.
If you have any concerns or questions please contact Mr. Chris Dunning the Principal.
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