Our Statement of Commitment
Acknowledging our responsibility to God, we commit ourselves to protecting the safety of those children entrusted to our care as students. We believe that by role modelling our core values we will create and maintain an environment where the safety of children is a high priority.
These core values are:
We place Jesus Christ at the centre of all that we do.
Partnering with families
We work in cooperation with parents and guardians.
We seek to ensure everyone knows that they belong.
We strive to do the very best that we can in all things.
We develop and celebrate everyone’s God-given potential.
We are always reminded by the teaching of Jesus, as recorded in Matthew 18, where He makes clear the value of children to Him, and the seriousness of causing them to stumble. As His followers, we seek to take this teaching seriously.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: ‘I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
‘And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.’
Matthew 18:1–6 NIV
At Son Centre, we are committed to complying with all expectations, requirements and legal obligations in relation to child safety, including by complying with relevant Son Centre policies. We have developed a Strategy and Action Plan and a Child Safety Code of Conduct that provide all members of our school community with clear guidance in relation to how we aim to fulfil our responsibilities to keep children safe.