Making A Report | Gippsland Grammar

Making A Report

Our Student Protection Officers - Make a Report


Gippsland Grammar has appointed the people listed below as the School's Student Protection Officers. Each Student Protection Officer is available to answer any questions that you may have with respect to our Child Protection and Safety Policy and the Child Protection Program.


Student Protection Officers are selected based on a number of considerations, namely:

  • their personal attitudes, experiences and beliefs, for example, a person who is non-judgmental, calm, resilient and demonstrates a high degree of integrity and respect for confidentiality;
  • their role within the School, for example, a person who has seniority and experience working with complex student and family issues at the School and someone who is readily accessible and available to all members of the School community; and
  • their personal profile within the School, for example, a person who is approachable, who students and staff trust and who is willing and able to respond to issues personally and sensitively.


The School's Student Protection Officers are your first point of contact for reporting child protection issues within the School. They receive special training that allows them to deal with child protection concerns both sensitively and effectively.


‘Child Abuse’ includes:

  • sexual offences;
  • sexual misconduct;
  • grooming;
  • physical violence;
  • serious emotional or psychological harm;
  • serious neglect; and
  • family violence, or exposure to family violence.


If you have any concern that a child may be experiencing any form of abuse, whether or not you have formed a belief on reasonable grounds that the abuse has occurred, you should immediately raise your concerns with one of our Student Protection Officers.


The welfare and best interests of the child are paramount. Whenever there are concerns that a child is in immediate danger the Police should be called on 000.




Michele Wakeham

Acting Principal

Justin Henderson

Acting Deputy Principal

Sam Gladman, Liz Bullers

Garnsey Student Protection Officer

Libby Crowe

Bairnsdale Student Protection Officer

Lisa Goode

St Anne's Student Protection Officer


Our Senior Student Protection Officer


Gippsland Grammar has appointed Michele Wakeham, Acting Principal as the School's Senior Student Protection Officer. The Senior Student Protection Officer has an important role in the promotion and maintenance of our child protection culture at the School.


The Senior Student Protection Officer is identified in our publicly available Child Protection and Safety Policy as the contact for the wider community when they have child protection concerns relating to the School.


The Senior Student Protection Officer is contactable by phone on 5143 6388 or by emailing


Concerns about the Student Protection Officers, Principal or Board


Where a child protection concern relates to a Student Protection Officer other than the Principal, it should be raised with the Principal on 5143 6388 or by emailing


Where a child protection concern relates to the Principal or a member of the Board, it should be raised with the Board Chair by emailing


Make A Report Procedure

Click here to view the Make A Report Procedure document (pdf)