Research in Toowoomba Catholic Schools
Impacts of COVID-19 on all research
From Term 3, 2020 research projects with existing approvals that had commenced or were due to commence, are able to resume in Toowoomba Catholic schools, providing they
- can be delivered remotely and/or
- are linked to a program that is being delivered on the school site eg research to support an evaluation of an existing initiative.
In all cases, researchers are requested to limit any imposition on school leaders and staff, respect the right of the school principals to decline participation at this time, and follow any additional instructions from the school principal.
New applications for research will only be considered from Term 4, 2020. It is requested that these research requests use remote methods of data collection unless in the context of the program delivered within a school, limit any imposition on school leaders and staff, understand that whilst in-principle approval may be given by the Executive Director: Catholic Schools, researchers respect the right of the school principals to decline participation and that additional instructions from the school principal may need to be followed.
Should you or your staff require further clarification or wish to discuss a particular project, please contact Tracey Flint, Executive Officer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 4637 1420.
For those who are not employees of Toowoomba Catholic Schools to conduct research in our schools, an application must be made to the Executive Director: Catholic Schools in the first instance. This application must be made using either
- the National Application Form – to conduct research in schools in more than one state or territory in Australia when conducting research in more than one jurisdiction in Australia
- the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Research in Catholic school application and guidelines - for researchers when only conducting research in the Toowoomba Diocese.
This application will be assessed by Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office to determine if in principle approval is to be given for researchers to contact the principal of the school/s in which the proposed research is to be conducted. Final approval for research is to be given by the relevant school principal.