Relationships are key at Taree Christian College as we provide pastoral care and support through a broad range of avenues. The foremost support comes through student relationships built by daily connection with peers and staff. In Secondary School, these relationships are intentionally developed by placing our camps in Term 1 to assist students in making relational connections in preparation for the coming year.

All staff at school are available to pray with and for anyone who requests it. Our College Chaplain provides a listening ear and assists students to problem solve towards their preferred future.

Our College Counsellors provide expert pastoral care advice through individual appointments, small group sessions on a range of topics and presentations at Chapel services.

For our Aboriginal students, Uncle Mick promotes our inclusive environment through passionately handing down Koori culture to our primary classes. Uncle Mick is very approachable and always available for pastoral care to our Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.Year 12 students also have the option of having a Mentor Teacher to assist with academic guidance.


The college and its teachers owe a common law duty of care to take reasonable steps to protect students from any injury that may be reasonably foreseen. This requires teachers and principals not just to react to situations as they arise but to engage in appropriate risk management to reduce the risk of injury.

Taree Christian College has developed the following policies in response to student duty of care risks that we have identified.

Student Duty of Care Policies

General Principles

Student Duty of Care (Summary)
Capturing Records of Student Injuries/Harm and Near Misses
Identifying Student Safety Hazards 

Student Welfare & General Safety

Aboriginal (student) Policy
Access Arrangements for Separated Parents/Guardians
Assessment & Reporting
Careers Advice
Counselling Services (Student)
Disability Discrimination
DVD, Film, and Online material use policy
Hazardous Substances 
Manual Handling
Medical & Biological Waste
Needles & Syringes
Personal Protective Equipment
Relationships between Staff & Students
Slips & Trips
Suicide Postvention Policy
Supervision (General)
Supervision & Inspection - Playground
Welfare and Discipline Policy

Child Protection

Child Protection Incident Management Overview Flow Chart
Child Protection - Abuse, Grooming & Neglect Identification & Initial Notification
Child Protection - Code of Conduct
Child Protection - Mandatory Reporting of Abuse & Neglect
Child Protection - Notification Flowchart
Child Protection - Policy
Child Protection - Reportable Conduct of Staff, Volunteers & Others
Child Protection - Detecting, Reporting and Addressing Grooming Behaviours 
Child Protection - Working With Children Checks

Student Health

Accident Management
Allergy Awareness
Anaphylactic Shock Management
Asthma Management
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Bites & Stings
Diabetes Management
Eating Disorders
First Aid
Head Lice
Heat Stress
Infectious Disease (Student)
Medical Appointments
Medical Health Care Plans (High Risk Students)
Medical Records
Medication Administration
Self Harming Behaviours
Sun Protection (Students)

Student Behaviour

Alcohol (Student Use Of)
Assault (Student Against Student)
Attendance (Student)
Bullying Prevention & Intervention
Cyber Safety
Drugs - Illicit (Student Use Of)
Information & Communication Technology
Mobile Phones (Student Use Of)
Social Networking Site and Social Media Policy

Critical Incident Safety

Armed Robbery & Cash Handling Procedures
Crisis Management Team & Response Procedures
Crisis Management (Traumatic Events)
Critical Incident (Emergency Situations) Response
Evacuation Procedures
Events Planning - Emergency Management
Hostage Situation/Siege
Storm Management
Suspicious Objects on Grounds
Threats Received
Violent Intruder on Grounds
Events Planning - Emergency Management

Building & Grounds Safety

Access & Egress
Broken Glass
Building Safety
Chemical Spills
Classroom Safety (General Purpose)
Classroom Safety (Art & Vocational Training Areas)
Classroom Safety (Science Laboratories)
Compressed Air & Gas
Electrical Safety
Fire Safety
Security (Physical)

Extracurricular Activities

Excursions Policy - Master
Excursions Policy – Regular Off Campus Activities
Excursions Policy – Single Day Excursion
Excursions Policy – Overnight Excursion 
Excursions Policy – Recreation & Outdoor Education
Excursions Policy - International Excursions

Transport & Traffic Management

Driveway & Car Park Safety
Driving Safety

Catering, Functions & Event Management

Alcohol (Service within the Premises)
Event Management
Food Preparation & Handling

Managing Third Parties

Contractor Management (PCBUs)
Visitor Management
Volunteer Management