Privacy Policy

The privacy policy of St George Girls High School website reflects the privacy policy of The NSW Department of Education and Communities. This is:

The Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 establish safeguards to protect personal and health information about individuals that is held by NSW Government agencies.

The Acts contain requirements in relation to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of such personal information. The Acts acknowledge that particular agencies will have important roles to carry out on behalf of the public that may require these restrictions on personal information to be departed from or modified. In such cases, a Code of Practice can modify the Acts to allow the agency to carry out its function.

The Department of Education and Training's Privacy Code of Practice (PDF 0.1MB)  allows for the work of schools and TAFE NSW colleges. It modifies the Acts and broadly covers the following domains:

  • investigative functions 
  • parents/caregivers 
  • counsellor records 
  • child protection 
  • safe and disciplined learning environment 
  • legal purposes 
  • Board of Studies.