Wellbeing

Child Safety & Bullying

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Child Safety & Bullying

OLGC has a strong commitment to the care, safety and wellbeing of all students in our school. We involve students when making decisions, we listen to them and respect what they have to say.

Child Safe Standards

As a Catholic school, we have a moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for children and young people and to protect them from all forms of abuse and neglect. We are steadfast in our resolve to honour this responsibility. OLGC has formalised a policy to respond to the new Ministerial Standard. The OLGC Child Safe Policy is found below:

Child Safety Policy

Information relating to Catholic Education’s commitment to the new Ministerial Standards is also available on the CECV Child Safety website.

Should any member of our School community, including visitors to our school, have any queries in regard to the School’s policy or procedures, please make contact with either of the following personnel on (03) 8808 8400

Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people.

Bullying

At OLGC we believe every student has the right to feel safe from bullying. We are committed to providing a positive culture where bullying is not accepted. All have the right to be treated with respect, the right to learn or to teach, and a right to feel safe and secure in their school environment. This Bullying Prevention Policy complements our Student Wellbeing Policy.

Definition of Bullying

Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological aggressive behaviour by a person or group directed towards a less powerful person or group that is intended to cause harm, distress or fear.

At OLGC we aim to develop knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes to promote bullying prevention behaviours by:

  • Taking a whole-school approach that focuses on safety and wellbeing throughout all school practices
  • Providing students with bullying prevention strategies that aim to promote positive student behaviour, prevent anti-social behaviour, and encourage respect, tolerance, compassion and cooperation.Reinforcing within the school community what constitutes bullying, and the fact that it is unacceptable
  • Encouraging everyone within the school community to be alert to signs and evidence of bullying and to have a responsibility to report it to staff whether as observer or victim.
  • Ensuring that all reported incidents of bullying are followed up appropriately and that support is given to both victims and perpetrators.
  • Documenting any reported incidents of bullying.

Bully Prevention Policy