Taradale High School (“we, us, our”) complies with the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 when dealing with personal information.
This privacy statement explains what personal information Taradale High School collects, why we need it, how we use it and who we share it with. It also explains how our community members can request or correct their information.
We collect only the personal information we need to meet our purposes and as required by the Education Act.
We take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from harm.
We use personal information in the ways set out in this statement, and only ever to meet our
The school’s designated privacy officer is the Principal.
Collection of personal information
Information about students and their parents/caregivers may be collected in several ways including:
Directly from students and parents by telephone, in person, in enrolment, EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom)
From other parties (such as other schools, medical and other health professionals)
From publicly available sources
The information the School collects about job applicants and employees, contractors, volunteers may be collected in a number of ways:
Directly from job applicants and employees (contractors, volunteers) during the recruitment phase and during the course of employment
Personal information collected by Taradale High School
The information we collect may include:
Personal details including name, contact information, date of birth, gender, ethnicity,
Human resource and staff salary information
Student financial information
Information about academic performance
Information about student behaviour and welfare, including family/whanau circumstances
Information about family/whanau and emergency contacts
Photographs, audio, video or other media (for example during events, school trips or activities)
CCTV footage (Taradale High School uses CCTV cameras on school premises for safety, wellbeing, and security purposes, but not in private areas such as toilets or changing rooms)
Information about use of Taradale High School’s digital resources, website, social media sites
Information about volunteering or donating to the school
Use of personal information
Taradale High School may use personal information collected about students and parents for the following purposes:
Provide educational services for our students
To communicate with parents, caregivers/ designated guardians and/or whanau in relation to their child/children’s schooling
Day to day administration
Looking after the students’ educational, pastoral, social, and medical wellbeing and safety
Ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors to our school.
Communicating to the wider school community and wider public through marketing and school publications (for example, our website, social media sites)
Meet the requirements of the Education Act and other legislation, including reporting requirements; and
For any other lawful purposes
The school may use personal information collected about prospective employees, employees and contractors, and volunteers
To assess whether an individual is suitable for employment or work, including child-connected work
Administering the individual’s employment or contract
To ensure that information the school has collected is accurate and up to date
Internal accounting and administration
For reporting to educational and Government authorities
To satisfy legal obligations including with respect to child safety and child abuse
For any other lawful purposes.
Disclosure of information
The School will follow principle 11 of the Privacy Act 2020 that governs the disclosure of information.
Disclosure is one of the purposes for which you got the information
The person concerned authorized the disclosure
The information will be used in an anonymous way
Disclosure is necessary to avoid endangering someone’s health or safety
Disclosure is necessary to avoid a prejudice to the maintenance of the law
The School may lawfully disclose personal information for administrative and educational purposes and to ensure child safety. This may include disclosing information to
Government departments or authorities (for example Ministry of Education, New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
People providing services to the school
Anyone else to whom the School is lawfully authorized to disclose information
Keeping information secure
We will take care to protect the personal information we hold from unauthorized access, disclosure, loss or misuse, using reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational security measures. We will not retain personal information longer than we need it for our lawful purposes and will dispose of it securely and permanently when we no longer need it.
Enquiries, accessing and correcting information
All individuals under the Privacy Act 2020 have the right to request a copy of, or the correction of, the personal information the school holds about them. Parents or guardians can generally request a copy of personal information about their child, on the basis that they are acting as their child’s representative. The
Requests for access to or correction of personal information should be sent to the principal, using the details set out below.
Email: [email protected]
If an individual has a question, concern, or complaint about the way the school handles personal information, please do not hesitate to let us know by contacting the Principal using the details above.
50 Murphy Road, Taradale, Napier 4112
Phone +64 6 844 2159 Email [email protected]
Absence Email [email protected]
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