The School collects personal information, including sensitive information about students and parents or guardians before and during the course of a student’s enrolment at the School. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the School to provide proper schooling and care for your son/daughter. This includes satisfying the needs of parents and guardians and the needs of the student throughout the whole period he/she is enrolled. Some of the information we collect is to satisfy the School’s legal obligations, particularly to enable the School to discharge its duty of care. Certain laws governing or relating to the operation of schools require that information is collected. You may contact the School if you have a question about this.
Health information about students is sensitive information within the terms of the School’s Privacy Act. We require medical reports about students from time to time. If you do not consent to us obtaining this information you must advise us.
The School from time to time also has to disclose certain personal information and sensitive information to others. This includes other schools, government departments, medical practitioners, publications and people providing services to the School, including specialist visiting teachers, coaches and volunteers. 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.
Personal information collected from student work samples is regularly disclosed to their parents and guardians. On occasions it is published in School bulletins, newsletters, magazine publications and Social Media. For educational and marketing purposes images may also be collected and published in visual form from time to time.
Parents may seek access to personal information collected about them and their son/daughter by contacting the School. However, there will be occasions when access is denied. Such occasions would include where the release would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others or where release may result in a breach of the School’s duty of care to the student.
From time to time the School engages in fund-raising activities. The information received from you may be used to make an appeal to you. It may also be disclosed to organisations that assist in the School’s fund-raising activities.