A recent article in The West Australian newspaper (below) highlighted the need for teachers to maintain professional boundaries at all times with students in their care. Teachers (and all operational staff) have an obligation to protect children and young people in their care. Our conduct needs to be above reproach in order to model Christian behaviour to the students in our schools, our peers and the wider world around us.
Another part of this obligation to our students and families is to be knowledgeable about our responsibilities as professionals. This does include completion of Child Protection Compliance Modules and Tests which have recently been sent out to SCEA staff.
The majority of these modules have been completed by SCEA staff, and the requirement is that all SCEA staff complete these modules in the near future so that we can begin the 2022 school year fully aware of our duty of care to the communities we serve.
Lets continue to ‘encourage one another and build each other up,’ (1 Thessalonians 5:11) in every possible way during this school year. Encourage, persevere and hold each other to account, knowing that we do ‘all things so that people may see these good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven’ (Matthew 5:16).