Bullying Policy

Staff, parents and students agree that bullying is unacceptable due to the serious negative effects it can have on victims. We all have a role to play in reducing bulling. For more information, please see our Anti-Bullying Policy.

Please feel free to report any bullying incidents online here. Your anonymity will be protected if you wish.

What is Bullying?

Bullying behaviour is designed to hurt, injure, embarrass, upset or discomfort another person.

It can be:

  • criticising religious beliefs or practices
  • cyber bullying
  • damage to another person's property
  • deliberate exclusion from activities
  • hiding someone's property
  • hitting or kicking
  • making harmful or racist comments
  • name-calling
  • physical aggression
  • setting up humiliating experiences
  • spreading rumours
  • the use of put-down comments or insults
  • throwing things
  • writing nasty notes

If you are being bullied

Talk about it. Bullying thrives on silence. Discuss it with friends, family, nurse, Chaplain, School Psychologist, teacher or other school staff, or your Team Leader.

  • Write down the things the bully has said or done to you and record how you feel.
  • Make copies of emails, text, MSN and Facebook messages. Date them and pass these on to a responsible adult.

What can students do?

  • Support the person being bullied by standing by them.
  • Ask your teacher to change classroom-seating arrangements.
  • Talk to a staff member, parent or guardian.
  • Ask your Team Leader for help.

What can parents/carers do?

  • Watch for possible signs like school avoidance or changes in behaviour.
  • Encourage talking.
  • Listen calmly and seriously, learning the facts.
  • Provide reassurance and support.
  • Be aware of the school's anti-bulling policy and contact the school if you are concerned.
  • Do not over-protect your child.
  • Do not confront the parents or the young person (s) who is bullying your child.