Compliance to the Privacy Amendment [Private Sector] Act 2000
1. The College collects personal information, including sensitive information about students and parents or guardians before and during the course of a student’s enrolment at the College. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the College to provide schooling for your son/daughter.
2. Some of the information we collect is to satisfy the College’s legal obligations, particularly to enable the College 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 and Child Protection laws.
4. Health information about students is sensitive information within the terms of the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act. We ask you to provide medical reports about students from time to time.
5. The College occasionally discloses personal and sensitive information to others for administrative and educational purposes, medical practitioners and people providing services to the school, including specialist visiting 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 students 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 College newsletters, magazines and on our website.
8. Parents may seek access to personal information collected about them and their son/daughter by contacting the College. Students may also seek access to personal information 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 College’s duty of care to the student, or where students have provided information in confidence.
9. Information received from you may be used for fundraising activities. The College will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent.
10. We may include your contact details in a class list. If you do not agree to this, you must advise us now.
11. If you provide the College with the personal information of others, such as doctors or emergency contacts, we encourage you to inform them that you are disclosing that information to the College and that they can access that information if they wish and that the College does not usually disclose the information to third parties.