Student Wellbeing

Anti-Bullying Policy

St Thomas’ follows the Anti-Bullying Policy, Catholic Schools Broken Bay (CSBB).

The co-operation of students, parents and staff, together with the CSBB’s Anti Bullying Policy and the School Code of Behaviour, recognise that a safe and friendly school environment is the aim.

Strategies to prevent bullying will fall within the following broad categories:

  • ‘moral education’ in the context of religious education, liturgies and assemblies;
  • ‘across the curriculum’ values teaching;
  • clear statements from staff about the nature and unacceptability of bullying;
  • teaching specifically related to bullying in the PDHPE curriculum;
  • teaching more positive ways of resolving conflict;
  • staff and students as role models;
  • provision of activities which develop a culture of caring for one another;
  • appropriate provision of counselling or other support services; and
  • provision of support for parents through information seminars, support networks etc..

 

Bullying is viewed as a breach of the School’s behaviour code. Any reports of bullying will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken. The response to bullying will provide:

  • guidance and other support for the victim; and
  • appropriate and consistent sanctions and support for the bully.

All initial cases of bullying will be dealt with by the respective class teacher teacher who will keep the Assistant Principal / Principal informed.

The CSBB’s Bullying policy can be found on the CSBB website.

https://www.csodbb.catholic.edu.au/about-us/policies/

St Thomas Catholic Primary School – Anti-Bullying Guidelines

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