Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
Abbotsford Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.
The school’s approach to creating and maintaining a child safe school environment is guided by our school vision and values. At Abbotsford Primary School our school vision is:
‘Abbotsford Primary School is awesome due to the respect and high expectations we hold for each other.
The school community learn together in a vibrant, safe and inclusive environment.
Our quality teaching equips our students for success.’
We are a school community who place great importance on students ‘learn(ing) together in a vibrant, safe and inclusive environment.’ Our vision is representative of our commitment to child safety. Our school vision and values guide the decisions and behaviours of all members of our school community, including in relation to child safety.
Abbotsford Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.
We are committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Our child safe policies, procedures, strategies and practices will be inclusive of the needs of all children, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, LGBTI children, international students and children who are vulnerable.
Every person involved in Abbotsford Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
Child Safety Officer
As part of our commitment to child safety, Abbotsford Primary School has appointed Amanda Norton-Smith as our Child Safety Officer. Amanda is also the Grade 3 Home Room Teacher and Learning Specialist of the school.