Navigating Data Retention and Privacy for Schools

Don’t let ignorance be your downfall! Privacy breaches can easily jeopardise child safety and your school’s liability may be immense.  From combatting human error to fostering a culture of reporting and embracing privacy-by-design principles, arm yourself with the knowledge and strategies to safeguard sensitive data and protect the sanctity of your school community.

Wednesday, 7 August 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $112.00

Teachers attending earn 1 Professional Development Hour (NSW, VIC) / CPD Point (QLD, WA, SA)
Lawyers attending earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories


Henry Grossek, Principal, Berwick Lodge Primary School

1.00pm to 2.00pm Navigating Data Retention and Privacy for Schools


  • Ministerial Order 1359 recordkeeping, retention and information sharing obligations
  • Privacy breaches can impact child safety: dive into why privacy matters in schools (IVOs, court orders, family violence)
  • What steps schools can take to prevent breaches? Human error, culture of reporting, privacy-by-design

Presented by Cecelia Irvine-So, Practice Leader and Head of Education Team; Accredited Specialist in Commercial Law, Moores


Henry Grossek,Principal, Berwick Lodge Primary School
Henry Grossek is the founding principal of Berwick Lodge Primary School, having opened the school in 1990. During his 50-year career with the Victorian Department of Education he has taught in both metropolitan and regional schools and has been a principal for the past 34 years. Henry has also tutored post graduate students at Deakin University in Master of Educational Administration programs. During his career in teaching, he has served on various educational bodies including Regional Boards of Education, chairing several Standing Committees. Under Henry's leadership, Berwick Lodge P.S in 2001 became the first and only government school in Australia to receive ISO 9001 Certification. Henry is the author of 'Game On: Building the Education Revolution', has a regular educational column, 'Grossek's View' in Themes Education magazine, hosts a popular podcast, Viewpoints and weekly current affairs program, 'Viewpoints' on Casey Radio 97.7FM.

Cecelia Irvine-So, Practice Leader and Head of Education Team, Moores
Cecelia is a Practice Leader in the Corporate Advisory team and heads the Education team at Moores. Cecelia is a commercial lawyer specialising in education law, education governance, privacy and regulatory compliance. Cecelia is the first port of call for a significant number of independent and Catholic schools, education providers, kindergarten cluster managers and K-12 education management and peak bodies. Cecelia has developed a reputation for successfully assisting education bodies and schools which are facing regulator intervention due to critical events or funding and compliance issues, including CRICOS, VRQA, Dept of Education, NESA, TEQSA and ASQA. As one of only a handful of dedicated education lawyers, she is in demand from industry bodies seeking her expertise for speaking engagements and training, and contributions to boards and advisory groups. In addition to regulation, Cecelia assists education clients with student and parent relations, enrolment and admission, behavior and discipline and Board governance. Cecelia also has a special interest in regulatory compliance across the board for Not for Profits, with a particular emphasis on privacy and information. In her role as a leader at Moores, Cecelia has represented the firm in corporate fundraising. Cecelia’s demeanour is always professional, but with the slightest edge of quirky humour which makes Cecelia an engaging advisor and public speaker.

This seminar is part of a series

School Law: Drugs, Data Breaches, Medical Conditions, Hazards & Boundaries

Is your school teetering on the brink of legal disaster? Confront the truths of non-compliance of legal requirements in the education environment head on with this 5-part series. From overlooked duty of care obligations to privacy violations to problems with drugs and weapons; ensure you’re across the vulnerabilities and liabilities that risk jeopardising your school. Ensure your school can withstand the next legal horror story to emerge and seize this opportunity for legal resilience.


Teachers attending the entire series earn 5 Professional Development Hours (NSW, VIC) / CPD Points (QLD, WA, SA)
Lawyers attending the entire series earn 5 CPD units in Substantive Law

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.


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Navigating Data Retention and Privacy for Schools


Single Session
Wednesday, 07 August 2024
1.00pm to 2.00pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 1
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $112.00
Online 20240722 20240807


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