INFORMATION COLLECTION NOTICE
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 schooling 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 certain 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 National Privacy Principles under the 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, debt collection agencies, publications and people providing services to the School, including specialist visiting teachers (sports) 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 child. Personal information collected from students is regularly disclosed to their parents and guardians. On occasions, it is published in School newsletters and magazines. 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 the release may result in a breach of the School’s duty of care to the student. As you may know the School from time to time engages in fundraising activities. The information received from you may be used to make an appeal to you. If you provide the School with the personal information of others, such as doctors or emergency contacts, you should inform them that you are disclosing that information to the School and why that they can access that information if they wish and the School does not usually disclose the information to third parties.