GUIDELINES FOR USE
OurDCS is a school-wide digital platform designed to enhance learning and support effective communication within our school community. As such, any and all usage must comply with the school's educational, spiritual and community strengthening goals, policies and procedures.
When accessing technology resources at Dubbo Christian School all existing state and federal laws as well as DCS policies must be followed including those that deal with intellectual property protection, privacy, sexual harassment, data security and confidentiality. Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action by the school. Dubbo Christian School will cooperate fully with any investigation concerning or relating to misuse of the school’s computer network systems.
The school collects personal information, including sensitive information about students and parents or guardians, before and during the course of a student’s enrolment at the school. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the school to provide schooling for students enrolled at Dubbo Christian School.
Some of the information we collect is to satisfy the school’s legal obligations, particularly to enable the school to discharge its duty of care.
Certain laws governing or relating to the operation of schools require that certain information is collected. These include Public Health and Child Protection laws.
Health information about students is sensitive information within the terms of the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act. We ask you to provide medical reports about students from time to time.
The school from time to time discloses personal and sensitive information to others for administrative and educational purposes. This includes to other schools, government departments, medical practitioners, and people providing services to the school, including specialist visiting teachers, public transport companies and volunteers.
If we do not obtain the information referred to above, we may not be able to enrol or continue the enrolment of your child.
Personal information collected from students is regularly disclosed to their parents or guardians. On occasions, information such as academic and sporting achievements, pupil activities and other news is published in School newsletters, magazines and on our website.
Parents may seek access to personal information collected about them and their children by contacting the school. Students may also seek access to personal information about them. However, there will be occasions when access is denied. Such occasions would include where access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others, where access may result in a breach of the school’s duty of care to the pupil, or where students have provided information in confidence.
As you know the school from time to time engages in fundraising activities. Information received from you may be used to make an appeal to you. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent.
If you provide the school with the personal information of others, such as doctors or emergency contacts, we encourage you to inform them that you are disclosing that information to the school and why, that they can access that information if they wish, and that the school does not usually disclose the information to third parties.
Full copies of the policy are available on the School's public website.