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If Bullying Occurs:

For Students:

  • Tell your parents.
  • Tell a teacher you trust immediately. You could also tell someone on the Safe School Council (these people are students you have already identified as people whom you feel are trustworthy and to whom you can share information. They are often seen wearing the red and white Anti-bullying t-shirts)
  • Your Student Adviser will be notified by either yourself or by one of the above mentioned staff members. One of the teachers who has been trained to deal with bullying incidents may be asked to interview students involved. This person will assist to solve the problem.
  • Where the bullying involves a serious assault, you should immediately report the incident to the teacher on duty or the Vice Principal or the Principal.
  • Where the bullying does not stop or where it recurs after a lapse of time it is essential to report the continuation of the problem. It often takes a number of interventions before bullying behaviour is fully eradicated.

For Parents/Guardians:

  • Encourage your children to discuss relationships with other students with you. Open discussion will allow them to raise issues should any bullying occur.
  • If your child tells you that they are being bullied at school, encourage them to feel confident that they have the right to report the incident and have that report acted on. Help them to collect information that may be helpful to the teachers following up their report. They may feel safer having a friend go with them to make their report.
  • We also encourage students (or parents) to contact the school to report incidents of bullying that may only be evident at home e.g. cyber bullying.
  • The online bullying form provided on this website is intended to assist students in making reports of bullying. It is felt that, if a student can make a full disclosure from the safety and comfort of their own homes, from their computer, they will be more likely to make the report. Although the report is not anonymous, the teachers who receive the report will deal with the issue with as much sensitivity as possible.

For Staff:

  • By making a disclosure to you regarding bullying a student trusts you to support them in what can be a very difficult situation for them.
  • Listen and acknowledge the seriousness of the report. Deal with any breach of the school discipline code at that time.
  • Tell the Principal, V.P or Success Teacher. Inform the student/s of this action.