Worawa Aboriginal College is committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. All members of our community, including employees, contractors, agency staff and volunteers, have an important role in providing students with a safe and nurturing environment in which to prosper and thrive and to take all reasonable steps to provide a safe and secure school environment.

Worawa Aboriginal College has zero-tolerance for child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently according to our policies and procedures.

Worawa Aboriginal College is committed to providing a safe environment for all children and is marked by collaboration, vigilance and proactive approaches across policies, procedures, curriculum and practices. Our College policies and procedures reflect the values, ethos and tradition of the College.

Additional policies can be requested via the Compliance & Training Manager.

Bush Fire Policy Information

Worawa Aboriginal College has an Emergency Management Plan (EMP) in place which provides a detailed plan of how Worawa Aboriginal College will prepare and respond to emergency situations.

Fire danger ratings and warnings are used in Victoria to provide clear direction on the safest options for preserving life. Schools identified as being at highest bushfire risk have been included on the Bushfire-At Risk Register (BARR) and will be closed on days determined by fire authorities to be Code Red. Our school has been identified as a school at the highest bushfire risk and is listed on the Bushfire-At Risk Register (BARR).

Following the issue of a Code Red warning by the CFA, we will evacuate the school to our identified off-site location. We will SMS a message to guardians as to the action and location of students and staff. The safest option when a Code Red day is declared may be to leave the College the night before, or early in the morning of the Code Red day. Once again, we will SMS a message to guardians as to the action and location of students and staff. No staff will be onsite on days when the school is closed due to the risk of fire.

Excursions and school camps will be cancelled if the area where the camp is taking place is at bush fire risk.