Safeguarding our Students

Whitsunday Anglican School supports the rights of children and strives to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its students. Whitsunday Anglican School is therefore committed to responding to allegations of harm resulting from the conduct or actions of any person.

Statement of Commitment – Working with Children in Anglican Education

Anglican Schools and Education & Care Services (including Whitsunday Anglican School) are committed to providing environments where children and young people receive the highest standard of care, where their rights are supported, and they have the opportunity to thrive and be fruitful. Such environments nurture and safeguard the intelligence, dignity, safety and wellbeing of each child or young person, by placing them at the centre of thought, values and actions.

As reflected in our Ethos, our vocation is education, driven by a vision of humanity, shaped by the image of God made visible in Jesus, present in every human being.

  • Every child: made in the image and likeness of God.
  • Every child: loveable and loved, unique and unrepeatable.
  • Outstanding education for the flourishing of people and the good of community.

Our faith is lived. We are hospitable and welcoming communities, who embody compassion, kindness, fairness, justice and love, and where exceptional pastoral care is practised.

Working and serving the best interests of children and young people is in everyone’s best interest. This is achieved through sustaining living and learning environments that are safe, supportive and stimulating. Specifically, we:

  • place emphasis on genuine engagement with children and young people;
  • create conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm to children and young people;
  • create conditions that increase the likelihood of identifying harm; and
  • respond to any concerns, disclosures, allegations or suspicions.

This commitment is sought to be consistently reflected through the decisions and behaviour of all persons within the School or Service, who are guided by effective governance, policies, tools and processes. This fosters a child safe culture, where acting in children and young people’s best interests is at the heart of what we do.

Student Protection Officers

Mr Andrew Wheaton (Principal)P: 07 4969 2011E:
Mr Jamie Novosel Deputy Principal (Pastoral – Head Senior School)P: 07 4969 2032E:
Mr Michael Martin (Head of Junior School)P: 07 4969 2038E:
Mrs Annette Webb (School Nurse)P: 07 4969 2005E:
Mr Adam Shield (Dean of Pastoral Care and Events Junior School)P: 07 4969 2061E:
Mrs Leanne Clout (Junior School Secretary)P: 07 4969 2038E:
Dr Tracey Muscat (Psychologist)P: 07 4969 2047E:
Ms Laine McIntyre (Boarding Housemother)P: 07 4969 2044E:
Mrs Kate Doust (Teacher, Junior School)P: 07 4969 2075E:
Mr James Harris (Teacher, Senior School)P: 07 4969 2021E:
Ms Nicole Ryan (Teacher, Languages)P: 07 4969 2021E:
Mrs Jenna McEnery (Teacher, Kindergarten)P: 07 4969 2083E:
Miss Leanne Reeves (Outside School Hours Care Coordinator, OSHC)P: 07 4969 2052E:
Ms Angela Holm (Dean of Students, Senior School)P: 07 4969 2079E:
Mrs Renate Brinkmann (Part-Time School Nurse)P: 07 4969 2005E:
Ms Gillian Turner (Risk and Compliance Officer)P: 07 4969 2059E:
Mrs Tammie Banks (Outside Hours Kindy Care Coordinator)P: 07 4969 2083E:
Mrs Jasmin Hamilton (Senior School Teacher)P: 07 4969 2057E:


Whilst Whitsunday Anglican School is not a member of the Anglican Church of Southern Queensland, it applies the principles and policies developed by the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) as a matter of good practice.

To ensure the applicability of these policies to the School’s governance structure, any matters for the attention of the Archbishop of the Diocese of Brisbane regarding child safety matters should instead be directed to the Board Chair of Whitsunday Anglican School at

Protecting Children and Young People in Anglican Education Policy

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This document, developed by the Anglican Schools Commission, outlines how Whitsunday Anglican School will ensure the safety and wellbeing of its students by responding to all allegations of child abuse and neglect, or inappropriate behaviour by a staff member or volunteer towards a student, causing a student protection concern.

Protecting Children and Young People in Anglican Education Procedure

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This document supports the Protecting Children and Young People in Anglican Education Policy and outlines the roles, responsibilities, processes and forms that must be used when responding to a student protection concern.

Child Youth Risk Management Strategy 2024

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The purpose of a Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy is to help to identify potential risks of harm to children and young people and to implement strategies to minimise these risks. 

A well-developed strategy will help Whitsunday Anglican School to achieve its objectives by providing a clear and consistent framework to guide and support children and young people, parents, employees, volunteers and visitors to their School.

Student Protection Officers

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When staff, students, parents, volunteers or members of the School community have concerns about a student in accordance with the Student Protection Policy and Procedures above, they should raise these concerns with the Principal or a Student Protection Officer. This document contains their relevant contact details.

If your complaint concerns the Principal, the complaint should be made to the Board at [email protected] (and addressed to the Chair).

Student Protection - Information for Parents And Students

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This document provides information to parents and students on key definitions and concepts, child protection reporting processes and options for referring families to local support services.

Grievances Policy

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Where a concern relates to a student protection matter, the School will respond in accordance with the Student Protection in Anglican Schools Policy and Procedures.

If your complaint concerns the Principal, the complaint should be made to the Board at [email protected] (and addressed to the Chair).