Child Protection Policy
In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 and Tusla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of St Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk has formally adopted a Child Safeguarding Statement that is required as part of these new procedures. To view this statement, please click below.
ST VINCENT’S SCHOOL CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT
St Vincent’s School Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment Appendix 1
Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 – From 11 December 2017 new “Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017” came into effect.
Children First National Guidance_2017
Children First Act 2015
With effect from 12 Februray 2018, the Principal, Mrs Deirdre Matthews will present a Child Protection Oversight Report at each meeting of the school’s Board of Management.
Any persons with child protection concerns are invited to contact a member of staff or the Designated Liaison Person (DLP), Mrs Deirdre Matthews, or, in her absence, the Deputy Designated Liaison Person (DDLP), Mrs Deirdre McEnteggart, Dr Orla Walsh and Mrs Linda McCusker.
The Board of Management of St Vincent’s Secondary School is setting out its Admissions Policy in accordance with the Education Act, 1998, the Education (Welfare) Act, 2000, and the Equal Status Acts, 2000 to 2004. The Board trusts that this policy will assist parent(s)/guardian(s) in relation to enrolment and the Chairperson of the Board or the Principal will clarify any further matters if requested.
Declaration of Interest in Enrolment FOrm
Declaration of Interest in Transferring School Form
iPad Responsible Use Policy
The aim of this policy isto ensure thatstudents benefit from digital teaching and learning opportunities.
St Vincent’s Secondary School seeks to provide a safe, secure and holistic learning environment that
promotes mutual respect and responsibility among all members of the school community. Introducing
mobile learning to the classroom enables students to develop the 21st Century skills that will be a
central part of their third level education and their social and working lives in the future.
iPad Responsible Use policy
St Vincent’s Secondary School seeks to provide a safe, secure and holistic learning environment that promotes mutual respect and responsibility among all members of the school community. The information within this document applies to the St Vincent’s Secondary School community.
Relationships and Sexuality Education is the lifelong process of acquiring knowledge and
understanding and of developing attitudes, beliefs and values about sexual identity,
relationships and intimacy. This education is delivered consciously and unconsciously by
parents, teachers, peers, adults and the media.
Letter re RSE and SPHE
Code of Behaviour Policy
St Vincent’s school aims to form people of competence and conscience; people with a Christian vision and value system, who can play a full role in society, who show a concern for their fellow humans and have a deep desire to put their talents to the service of others. Our Code of Behaviour is our support system, helping to ensure that learning and development take place. A positive approach of encouragement and praise underpin our Code of Behaviour. The school endeavours to foster the quality of self-discipline that comes with increasing maturity. The Code of Behaviour is designed to enable our students to realise that they are responsible for their actions. Respect is the core principle at the heart of school life in St Vincent’s. Respect for self, staff, other students and the school environment is key to building a school community where each person feels secure and has a sense of belonging.
St Vincents code of Behaviour Policy
Internet usage policy FEB 2015
In accordance with the requirements of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 and the Code of Behaviour guidelines issued by the NEWB, the Board of Management of St Vincent’s Secondary School has adopted the following Anti-bullying Policy within the framework of the school’s overall Code of Behaviour. This policy fully complies with the requirements of the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools which were published in September 2013.
St Vincent’s Anti-Bullying Policy