Policies & Resources

Child Safety Policies

College Policies

Specific student behaviour policies are available on request. Please note some links included within the polices listed above reference internal guidelines applicable for staff use only and will not open to a new webpage or pdf. Please email office@trinity.sa.edu.au to discuss further needs. For further information about College policies, please contact the Central Administration Office on 8522 0666 or send an email to office@trinity.sa.edu.au.

Resources

Each year the College produces the Family Information Handbook that has helpful information about College systems, venues, timeframes and more.

Each year families receive one copy of the annual College Calendar. Additional copies can be downloaded using the link below.

2023 College Calendar

Students in Years 7 to 12 are required to provide their own notebook computer that meets the specifications set by the College. Further information can be obtained from the links below about BYOD specifications. Some financial assistance for this program is available to students who qualify for school card or can show financial need. Application for support is through your school principal.

At Trinity College, we will use our resources to connect members of our community. We pride ourselves on our dedication to diversity and inclusion across all facets of our College. This plan looks to build dignity and respect for all people.

Trinity College is a multi-school co-educational college of excellence, open to all in a disciplined, caring Christian environment that is situated on the lands of the Kaurna people. Our vision for reconciliation starts from our belief that we acknowledge the equality of all people, regardless of their cultural background.

The Australian Government provides funding to Australian schools under the Australian Education Act 2013 (AE Act). The AE Act and the associated Australian Education Regulation 2013 (the AE Regulation) require that a school authority provides the Australian Government with certain information about the school, its staff and student body to ensure the school’s funding is properly calculated and appropriately managed. This information is collected by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) on behalf of the Australian Government. Find out more here.

The Education Act 1972 requires that children of compulsory school age be enrolled at school. A condition of that enrolment is that students are required to fully participate in the education program arranged and approved by the enrolling school. Participation includes engagement and attendance as required by the program. Principals have delegated authority (from the Minister) to approve applications for temporary exemption from education program attendance for periods up to one calendar month. Applications for absence from enrolment must be made to the school principal in writing. To apply for an extended absence from school download an Application for Exemption From School Enrolment form and submit to your school's principal.

Our Insurance Risk Manager, Aon Risk Services Australia Ltd has developed a Student Protection Plan that prepares for the unexpected. The cover is for 24 hours a day/seven days a week. For full details, please refer to the Family Information Handbook.

Should the need arise to make a claim please:

Your school office will forward the forms to the Office Manager at Central Administration for lodgement with the insurer. This plan has limited cover and families should consider it in conjunction with your own health insurance requirements.

Helpful websites and services

The College recommends the following websites and services for advice that may assist members of our community.

SchoolTV is a world first, wellbeing platform featuring Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. It addresses the modern day realities faced by schools and parents who increasingly need clear, relevant and fact-based information around raising safe, happy and resilient young people. Visit the website here.

Beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help and supporting recovery, management and resilience. Visit the website here.

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Telephone 1800 55 1800 or visit the website here.

The National Youth Mental Health Foundation, provides mental and health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people. Visit the website here.

Schools will issue a UV Alert when the UV Index forecast is 3 or above. This alert identifies the period when you need to be SunSmart. For information about how to protect your skin from sun damage, visit the SunSmart website here.

Join Saver Plus and have your saving matched dollar for dollar up to $500.00 for education costs. Eligible participants must hold a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, be over 18 years of age, have some regular income and have a child at school or be are studying themselves. For further information, telephone 1300 610 355.

All babies, children and young people under 18 years are welcome to attend the School Dental Service. Dental care is FREE for most children. SA Dental Service participates in the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. A small fee may apply for children who are not eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. For further information, visit the website.

Trinity College is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA). AISSA has produced a handy Bushfires and Your Child’s School: A Guide for Families brochure about preparing for bushfires and managing risk.

Many children have been affected directly by recent bushfires, either having lost their homes and properties, or through being evacuated. Other children have experienced the fires indirectly, through hearing about them, or knowing someone who has been affected. These can be distressing experiences for children. For information and guidance, download this guide for parents and families.

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) is a community based fire and emergency service dedicated to protecting life, property and environmental damage. Download the current guide to bushfire safety here.