Child Protection Week 6th to 12th September

This week is Queensland Child Protection Week. This year Queensland Child Protection Week celebrates its 30th year with the theme " Putting Children First".

Putting children first means prioritising the safety and wellbeing of children. To grow up well children need to feel safe and loved, have a chance to play and explore, have a say in decisions that affect them, and access to essential things like food, shelter and healthcare.

For children to thrive we need to come together as a community and put children’s needs first during National Child Protection Week and every week.

  • This might mean promoting the things we are already doing (or can do) right now to put children’s safety and wellbeing first.
  • It might mean reflecting on the past 30 years of how our communities have been putting children first.
  • It might mean looking ahead and thinking about where we need to focus our attention into the future.
  • Or perhaps a bit of ‘all of the above’.

Here at St Rita's, our Teachers are always " Putting Children First" through the use the Daniel Morcombe Curriculum and also the traffic light system to teach behaviour not only this week but always.