National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
Today is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
We know from research that bullying of any form, being bullied, being a bystander or bullying others, can have long-term and negative impact on our youth. “The primary aim of the school's response is to restore a positive learning environment for all students.”1.
At Senior School, we do this through restorative practices, under the guidance of our 'Bullying and Harassment Policy'. Support structures are in place and students are encouraged to make contact with a teacher, coordinator or chaplain if ever they are concerned.
Parents are encouraged to help their child develop their own personal resources to support them in times when they are exposed to negative interactions. For more support with this, I recommend looking through the resources available on the 'Bullying No Way' website: https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/WhatIsBullying.
Parents can also access a parent helpline, details below.
Parentline Victoria - www.parentline.vic.gov.au or 13 22 89 (cost of a local call) 8am to midnight 7 days a week
Senior School promoted the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence with the help of the Student CARE Council.
Deputy Head of Senior School