Health and Safety

WCCS has an award-winning work, health and safety system that under-girds all activities undertaken by the School.  All staff and students undergo training relevant to their level of responsibility and both staff and student WHS representative groups meet periodically to facilitate consultation on health and safety matters.

Health Care

William Carey has a dedicated Health Centre run by a team of registered nurses to provide professional health care services for our students. These quality services support the health of students in the school environment, treating injuries and illness and managing specific medical needs. Students are supported with management of ongoing health concerns such as asthma and allergies, and nurses work alongside families to support their child’s medical condition at school, developing individual Health Care Plans when needed. The nursing staff administer medications to students at school as requested by their doctor or parent/carers. Wider school staff support the work of the health centre and receive training in managing asthma, anaphylaxis and other health conditions.

Cyber Safety

Appropriate use of the Internet is taught to students across all curriculum areas, as well as in targeted campaigns. WCCS conducts information nights about cyber safety for parents and concerned citizens of the local community. WCCS has adopted the eSMART school framework in order to support wise and safe use of technology.

Security

William Carey Christian School values the safety of students, families and staff. As such, all visitors to the school site are required to sign in at the Front Office. This allows the school administrators to care for our students, as well as any visitors, who may otherwise go unaccounted for in an emergency. Staff and students are regularly taken through both evacuation and lockdown procedures. Signs explaining what to do in the event of an evacuation or lockdown are found in every room on site.

Car Park

WCCS has a large car park at the front of the school for parents and visitors. During the peak traffic times within the school car park, three rostered staff are placed at various points throughout the car park to direct and oversee the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles. A speed limit of 10km/h applies to all roads on the school property and is to be strictly adhered to. Several dedicated pedestrian walkways allow access to the school via the Prep School and main gate.

Whistleblower Policy

WCCS strives to care for staff, students and their families in all the activities the school does to provide a quality Christian education to the children in our care. As part of being accountable, appropriate avenues to manage complaints need to be available. One such avenue is our Whistleblower Policy which protects eligible whistleblowers and manages qualifying disclosures made regarding misconduct in relation to the School. The Whistleblower Policy is available here.