St Teresa's School welcomes volunteers and values the support that they provide our students and staff. The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide takes seriously its duty of care to those who entrust themselves to it and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all participants in programs and activities. The Archdiocese recognises and encourages the significant role that the Church community and therefore St Teresa’s School, plays in the provision of an environment that nurtures the wellbeing of children, young people and their families. St Teresa’s School is required to implement practices which are defined as child safe and which sustain and maintain the sanctity of trust that children place in adults.

Why is a Police Check required for parents and caregivers?

It is now the policy and practice of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide that all persons who have a responsibility through their role within the Archdiocese (whether paid or voluntary) and / or who have the potential to have one on one contact with children undergo a National Police Check. The police check is used as part of the assessment process to determine a person’s suitability for volunteering within the Archdiocese of Adelaide and also within associated organisations closely affiliated with the Catholic Archdiocese, therefore St Teresa’s School.

Volunteers are required to complete the online Responding to Abuse and Neglect - Education and Care (RAN-EC)  induction session which can be accessed at the following link (volunteers should always select Account User as SA Catholic Schools): -


Police Check information and forms are available from the School Office. All information obtained is kept in the strictest confidence.


 Volunteer's Handbook 2019.pdf