Saint Ignatius College Geelong

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  • Child Safety Commitment

    Child Safety Commitment

    Saint Ignatius College Geelong is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students at the College.



    On 26 November 2015, the Victorian Parliament passed the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Bill 2015 to introduce child safe standards into law.

    The Child Safe Standards are part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations. The Betrayal of Trust Report found that while the majority of children are safe in organisations and in the community, more work could be done to strengthen existing approaches to child safety. 


    The child safe standards aim to drive cultural change in organisations that provide services for children so that protecting children from abuse is embedded in everyday thinking and practice. 

Saint Ignatius College Geelong will implement the Child Safe Standards to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students at the College and promote an organisational culture that manages the risk of child abuse and neglect.

    To help create and maintain a child safe organisation and adhere to the Child Safe Standards, we are required to have the following items in place:

    1. Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements

    2. A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety

    3. A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children

    4. Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel

    5. Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse

    6. Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse

    7. Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.

    We firmly believe that these standards will further strengthen our existing practices already in place to prevent and respond to child abuse while also maintaining consistency in how we manage any potential concerns in our school. They will also reflect our commitment to maintaining a culture focused on protecting children from abuse that currently forms an integral part of our everyday thinking and practice.

    Click on the links below to read the relevant documents:

    Safeguarding Children Code of Conduct
    Child Safety Policy
    Ministerial Order No.870
    Allegation of Child Abuse Reporting Procedure
    ChildSafe Standards Schools Guide
    Child Abuse: Four Critical Actions
    Responding to Suspected Child Abuse: Reporting Template (Download pdf fillable form)

  • Uniform

    Uniform

    Uniform Regulations

    The College expects that students should always be well groomed and neatly presented in full school uniform. The uniform should be well maintained i.e. regularly cleaned and kept in good repair. Each student is required to have full summer, winter and sports uniforms. Dress and winter skirt lengths are to be observed.

    The requirements listed below are not exhaustive, and may be subject to change. Matters of contention will be arbitrated and decided by the Heads of School as delegated by the College Principal and Deputy Principal.

    Notes: If for unforeseen circumstances a student is not in full school uniform, a written, signed and dated note from a parent/guardian must be presented to the HR teacher. Such issues are expected to be resolved with two school days from the presentation of the note.

    Bellarine Uniforms is the sole supplier of Saint Ignatius College Geelong (SICG) Uniforms: 162 Moorabool St. Geelong. Ph: 5221 9199
    Parents & Friends of SICG also operate a second-hand uniform shop for parents.

    Click here to download our College Uniform brochure

    Please Note the Following

    Blazer: is to be worn as the outer garment to and from school in Terms 2 &3. The blazer will be required on some excursions and formal occasions in Terms 1 & 4. Students riding to school are not required to wear a blazer.

    Outer Garment: The school jumper is never to be worn as an outer garment to and from school. The blazer is to worn as the outer garment if students require more warmth in Terms 1 & 4.

    College Hat: Is compulsory if students which to access areas without shade in Terms 1 and 4. The cap or bucket hat can be worn in sports/PE classes

    College Bag: SICG logo backpack.

    Labelling: All items of clothing must be clearly marked with the student’s full name.

    Jewellery: The only acceptable pieces of jewellery to be worn are: a wristwatch, one plain gold or silver sleeper (must be smaller than a 5 cent piece), one plain gold silver stud or white pearl in each earlobe. Visible chains, cords, necklaces, bracelets or rings are not acceptable. No other jewellery is to be worn. Only one piercing in each ear lobe is permitted.

    Piercing: No facial piercing in any form is acceptable. This includes tongue piercing. Clear piercings / bandaids are not permitted. Any student with inappropriate piercings will be requested to remove them; if unable they will be sent home until the piercing has been removed.

    Tattoos are not allowed to be visible whilst in school uniform.

    Cosmetics and brightly coloured nail polish are not to be worn. Nail extensions are not permitted.

    Hairstyles are to be simple and neat at all times. Extreme or highly visible bright unnatural colours are not acceptable. If you son / daughter presents to school with an extreme hair colour / cut they will be sent home until it is rectified. Long hair (shoulder length) must be tied back in a full pony tail. Hair extensions are not permitted. Hair must not be over the face and eyes. Depending on a student’s type of hair some students may be asked to tie their hair back even if it is not down to their shoulders.

    Undergarments: No undergarments are to be visible while wearing school uniform.

    Clean-shaven: Male students must be clean-shaven at all times.

  • Uniform Requirements

    Uniform Requirements

    The dress codes for all students are as follows. There is a two week 'grace' period at the start of each term to allow students to transition to the correct uniform required.

    Summer (Terms 1 and 4)

    Girls

    Dress: SICG (no shorter than 5cm above knee)
    Jumper: SICG
    Socks: SICG (calf length) white/striped
    Shoes: Polishable black leather (lace-up or buckle) with heel (3cm) Ballet and court shoes are not acceptable
    Blazer: The blazer must be worn as the outer garment if students are wearing the jumper.
    Hair Ribbons: SICG navy blue, red or white
    Hat: SICG bucket hat / cap

    Boys

    Shorts: SICG Grey Melange
    Belt: Black with plain buckle
    Short Sleeve Shirt: SICG (striped with logo)
    Jumper: SICG
    Socks: SICG (calf length) grey/striped
    Shoes: Polishable black leather lace-up with heel (3cm)
    Blazer:The blazer must be worn as the outer garment if students are wearing the jumper.
    Hat: SICG bucket hat / cap

    Blazer
    The blazer will be required on some excursions and formal occassions in Terms 1 and 4. To be worn as the outer garment to and from school in Term 2 and 3. Students riding to school are not required to wear a blazer.

    Outer Garment
    The school jumper is never to be worn as the outer garment to and from school.  The blazer is to be worn as the outer garment if students require more warmth in Terms 1 and 4

    School Hat
    Is compulsory during lunch and recess in Terms 1 and 4. The cap or bucket hat can be worn in sports / P.E. classes.

    Winter (Terms 2 and 3)

    Girls

    Winter Skirt: SICG (no longer than mid calf and no shorter than knee)
    Blouse: SICG (striped) Blouse is to be tuked in.
    Tie: SICG (striped) Top button must be done up and tie pulled up neatly.
    Jumper: SICG
    Tights: SICG navy blue
    Socks: SICG plain navy knee high
    Shoes: Polishable black leather (lace-up or buckle) with heel (3cm) Ballet and court shoes are not acceptable
    Blazer: SICG compulsory Term 2 and 3
    Scarf: SICG only
    Hair Ribbons: SICG navy blue, red or white

    Boys

    Trousers: SICG Grey Melange
    Belt: Black with plain buckle
    Long Sleeve Shirt: SICG (striped with logo) Shirt is to be tucked in.
    Tie:SICG (striped) Top button must be done up and tie pulled up neatly.
    Jumper: SICG
    Socks: SICG grey
    Shoes: Polishable black leather lace-up with heel (3cm)
    Blazer: SICG compulsory Term 2 and 3
    Scarf: SICG only

    Physical Education / Sports

    Zip Jacket: SICG navy with logo
    Rugby Top: SICG
    Sports Polo: SICG with logo
    Sports Shorts: SICG microfibre with logo
    Tracksuit Pants: SICG microfibre with logo
    Sports Socks: SICG logo
    Hat: SICG bucket or cap for Terms 1 and 4
    Sports Shoes: Lace up purpose-built sports shoes (Dunlop Volleys, skate or street shoes and slip on shoes are not acceptable)
    The sports uniform may be worn for Physical Education, Drama and Dance.

    Additional:

    Uniform Changeover Times:
    Summer Uniform: Term 1 and 4
    Winter Uniform: Term 2 and 3

    There is a ‘changeover’ period of two weeks when students may choose to wear either
    uniform i.e.: first two weeks of Term 2 and first two weeks of Term 4


  • College Policies

    College Policies and Procedures

    Saint Ignatius College Geelong has a number of pertinent policies governing student behaviour on school premises including Acceptable Behaviour, Attendance Procedures, Mobile Phone Use, Student Attendance, our Healthy Food policy and our Complaints Handling Policy and Privacy Policy.

    All our policies are designed to make school a friendlier environment.

    To download a full copy of these policies please click on the links below.

    Acceptable Behaviour Policy

    Before and After School Student Supervision Policy

    Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Procedures (Students)

    Complaints Handling Policy

    Complaints Handling Procedure

    Drug and Alcohol Policy

    Enrolment Policy

    Fees Policy

    Healthy Food at School Guidelines

    Learning & Teaching Policy

    Privacy Policy

    Mobile Phone and Electronic Device Policy

    Student Attendance Procedures

    Student Wellbeing Policy

    Social Justice Policy 


  • Bus Information

    Bus Information

    Bus Travel To Saint Ignatius College Geelong is Easy

    Currently we have students travelling to SICG from the following areas:

    Geelong Country

    Bannockburn, Jan Juc, Lara, Teesdale and Torquay.

    Geelong

    Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Belmont, Breakwater, Corio, Geelong, Geelong East, Geelong West, Geelong North, Grovedale, Hamlyn Heights, Highton, Leopold, Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Marshall, Newcomb, Newton, Norlane, North Shore, Rippleside, St Albans Park, Thomson, Waurn Ponds and Whittington.

    Bellarine & Coastal

    Barwon Heads, Bellarine, Clifton Springs, Curlewis, Drysdale, Indented Head, Mannerim, Marcus Hill, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, Queenscliff, St Leonards, Swan Bay and Wallington.

    The College has set up a bus system to accommodate students from a wide area. Students travel to school by Public, Charter or Contract Bus depending on their residential address.

    Students arrive at our college on time ready to tackle the day.

    Students travel direct to and from the College not having to stop in Geelong to wait for their bus.

    Bus Travel Coordination PDF

  • Wellbeing

    Student Wellbeing

    Saint Ignatius College Geelong is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students at the College.

    On 26 November 2015, the Victorian Parliament passed the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Bill 2015 to introduce child safe standards into law. The standards will commence from 1 January 2016 for most organisations working with children, with the aim of promoting cultural change in the way organisations manage the risk of child abuse and neglect.

    The child safe standards are part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations. The Betrayal of Trust Report found that while the majority of children are safe in organisations and in the community, more work could be done to strengthen existing approaches to child safety.

    The child safe standards aim to drive cultural change in organisations that provide services for children so that protecting children from abuse is embedded in everyday thinking and practice.

    Saint Ignatius College Geelong will implement the Child Safe Standards to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students at the College and promote an organisational culture that manages the risk of child abuse and neglect.

    Student well-being issues are paramount throughout the College and are complimentary to the Religious Education program.

    Students, staff and parents or guardians are provided with opportunities to experience a sense of belonging to a faith-filled Christian community and to commit themselves to being of service to others. The pastoral program provides every student in the College with a carer who has a special concern for the student as an individual and encourages personal growth; primarily the Homeroom Teacher. The College also offers a Student Wellbeing service for any student who wishes to avail themselves of this facility.

    Pastoral Care policy for schools from the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne.

    Student behaviour education and pastoral care – a whole-of-school responsibility.

    A Catholic school’s provision of positive behaviour education and behaviour management skilling of students ought be pastorally driven, comprehensive, and whole-of-school in nature.

    An appropriate model is the Health Promoting Schools framework. The focus and intended outcome is personal resilience, the mode is prevention and primary intervention, and the application is to the school community as a whole, and to each member of the school community individually.

    It is within such a positive and broad framework that a school's student behaviour management processes for individual cases ought be formulated.

    Pastoral care for the whole school community.

    Because student wrongful behaviour can have an adverse effect on the wellbeing of students, staff members and others, the proper exercise of pastoral care requires the principal to ensure a just and reasonable balancing of the rights, needs, obligations and wellbeing of all concerned.

    In addition, the principal will sometimes need to authorise action beyond the school’s formal student behaviour management procedures, based on knowledge of the particular issues and local realities, and guided by principles that include justice, respect, compassion, personal and communal safety, health, and duty of care.

    Student connectedness and engagement. An essential element of human wellbeing is the experience of belonging, of being connected to others in a community, being accepted and valued, and being positively involved and engaged within a community.

    For the wellbeing of students, their school must provide them with such an experience. It follows that, when a school is addressing student behaviour that is judged inappropriate or wrongful, behaviour management processes which ensure that the student remains engaged and connected with school activities and the school community are to be preferred to those that disengage the student. It is recommended that processes that disengage not be applied unless other options are clearly not appropriate. Disengagement and disconnection are potentially harmful of student wellbeing.

    Restorative practices. The philosophy of Restorative Practices informs a positive and formative approach to student behaviour management, and is recommended for Catholic schools. A commitment to Restorative Practices has as its aim the promotion of resilience in the one harmed and the one causing harm. Restorative measures help students learn from their mistakes, grow in self discipline, take responsibility for their actions, recognise the impact of their actions on others, and reconcile and resolve conflict with others. Further information may be obtained from the diocesan Catholic Education Office.

    http://www.ceomelb.catholic.edu.au/publications-policies/contentPubPolicies.aspx?id=4602


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