Under the Commonwealth Privacy Act and the Health Records Act, an individual has the right to obtain access to any personal information which the School holds about them and to advise the School of any perceived inaccuracy. Students will generally be able to access and update their personal information through their Parents, but older students may seek access and correction themselves.
There are some exceptions to these rights set out in the applicable legislation.
To make a request to access or update any personal information the School holds about you or your child, please contact the Headmaster in writing. The School may require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. The School may charge a fee to cover the cost of verifying your application and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested. If the information sought is extensive, the School will advise the likely cost in advance. If we cannot provide you with access to that information, we will provide you with written notice explaining the reasons for refusal.
Personal information of family members, such as telephone numbers, addresses, health records, next of kin and School reports are retained on the School’s database. This information may be accessed by the student via the Students’ Portal, and by the Parents via the Parents’ Portal. These portals are password protected and individual users can manage the privacy settings in the Portal to control who can see their personal information.