There is a growing awareness in Australia and other parts of the world about the level and impact of bullying in schools. Likewise, at Al Siraat, we are aware that bullying takes place in every school environment and therefore, have implemented a whole school approach of ‘Zero Tolerance’ towards those students who bully.
Our teaching and support staff have a duty to take reasonable care for the safety and wellbeing of all students. Intervention programs are implemented and reinforced in classrooms to address and combat bullying and enhance social skills, positive peer relationships and friendship values. Some programs conducted at the school include:
- Cybersafety and Bullying – Federal Police
- Friendship Skills – Lifeskills Group
- Mindfullness Program – Aly Personal Trainer
- Respectful Relationships – Department of Education
- Social Skills Programs – Classroom Teachers, pastoral care staff and counsellors
Help for Parents
Your child’s school is your first point of contact and concerns about any issue relating to school is best resolved where it occurs – at the school.
It is very important to see our school as your partner in your child’s educational journey and to establish a positive relationship with the leaders, teachers and support staff.
At Al Siraat, we need to know if you have any concerns about your child’s education. Teaching and learning works best when parents and schools work together to solve any problems.
Some parents will have had unfortunate and regrettable experiences of bullying in their own school life. Try not to let these get in the way of working collaboratively with your child’s coordinator to solve any problems.
Our College has very clear responsibilities to prevent and manage bullying and to create safe and supportive learning environments for your child.
- It is important to be clear about the issues you want to discuss
- focus on the facts and the things that affect your child
- remember you may not have all the facts relating to the matter you want to raise
- think about how the matter could be resolved
- be realistic about what our school can do.