Collegiate Girls’ High School is an institution where children gather, and it is therefore imperative that all stakeholders understand and apply the school’s policies and procedures regarding the protection of children. The safety and well-being of our children are of paramount importance.

Learners can use The Guardian app to anonymously report any issues they are facing at school or at home. These issues may include bullying, sexting, inappropriate social media, steroids or drugs. Collegiate has partnered with The Guardian to keep our school accountable for keeping our learners safe.

The main business of Collegiate Girls’ High School is to promote and develop a strategy and framework for education as defined in the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996.

As part of these objectives, the school must act against any form of discrimination and violence at the school. Collegiate must create an atmosphere in which everybody who engages with the school can have a safe, rewarding and positive experience.

Harassment and abuse can occur in any school and can impact people’s well-being. Thus, Collegiate Girls’ High School strongly subscribes to the protection of everyone involved in the school. It believes that all teachers, learners, administrators, coaches and any other staff or volunteers at the school have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive environment, free from all forms of harm, discrimination, abuse, violence and neglect.

We take reasonable steps to ensure all our staff, volunteers, operations and programmes do no harm to any child who enters the school’s premises, nor expose them to harassment, abuse or exploitation.