Anti Bullying Plan

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At Sydney Boys High School we believe that our students should be nurtured to become autonomous, engaged and successful learners, striving to maximise their potential. At High we want to create positive relationships with and among our students and with our staff to ensure shared meaning and create a sense of accomplishment at our school.

However, we understand that there may be students who will be victims and/or perpetrators of bullying at High.

We believe that all school stakeholders, particularly staff, students and parents, need to be aware of strategies to identify and respond to incidents of bullying.

"Bullying"

Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more person. Cyber bullying refers to bullying through information and communication technologies.

Bullying can involve humiliation, domination, intimidation, victimisation and all forms of harassment including that based on sex, race, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Bullying behaviour can be:

School staff have a responsibility to:

Students have responsibility to:

Parents and caregivers have a responsibility to

All members of the school community have a responsibility to

 

Responding to Bullying at Sydney Boys High School

Reports of bulling are informed verbally, by email or through the Student Portal to the Year Adviser. The Year Adviser will perform a preliminary investigation. If considered bullying, the matter is referred to the Deputy Principal for appropriate disciplinary response, parental contract and wellbeing record recording. The bully and victim and then referred to the school counsellor or back to the Year Adviser for mediation. The Deputy Principal will give positive recognition to "Upstanders" in the school's student recommendation system (STAR).

An Upstander is someone who does something about bullying - either at the time by speaking up or later by reporting it.

Bullying with respect to Child Protection

Please note that if at any stage there is a child protection concern, the NSW Mandatory Reporting Guide will be used by the member of staff who received the initial report to determine whether a report to the Principal and the Child Protection Helpline is required.